Curtis Warren Ltd, 1953, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Poor, Dust Jacket Condition: No, First
Pale pink coloured endpapers. Black coloured cloth covered boards with gilt embossed series logo and titles to the front panel and gilt coloured titles to the backstrip. The story of how the first spaceship was built, on Earth, and fired into the atmosphere, only to find that the final snag was the ionic barrier. Of how men and one woman rest the secrets of the insoluble mystery ".... their task made more difficult by the conflict of human emotions and tangled loyalty." From the story synopsis page 2. A prophetic novel about the space race and of the Cold War that hampered everything. This book is in execrable condition. Softening and rubbing to the backstrip edges, with rubbing and bumping to the book corners. Rubbing, marking and stains to the book panels with the backstrip showing fading. Heavy browning and light are foxing to the textblock edges and pages. The major damage has been the front hinge has cracked and the underlying webbing is visible and to compound the problem both the free front end paper and half title page / following page have also been removed. heavy foxing to be first few and last few pages of the book. The lower right-hand corner of the rear free end paper has been creased. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. , 159, [1 further titles from publishing house] pages.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy; Inventory No: 0115767.