New York: The Viking Press, 1952. Bonestell, Chesley; Freeman, Fred; Klep, Rolf. First Edition. Cloth Hardcover. Very Good / Good -. Item #071789
Pages crisp and clean except for a bookplate on the front endpaper and modest age-toning around the edges throughout; binding square and secure; green cloth cover is faded along head and heel edges, shelf-rubbed at top corners and spine ends, and rubbed through to boards at bottom free corners, otherwise clean and well-kept. Dust jacket bears scratches, small scuffs, and two small, open chips at mid-spine as well as shallow open tears and chips at spine ends and free corners, continuing into closed tears at the bottom left front and bottom right rear, creasing and some additional short edge tears along top and bottom, a few dark spots and smudges front and back, a short surface abrasion on the rear, some wear along spine sides and foreedges, and a priceclip at the front interior flap, yet overall the jacket remains vivid and sound, now protected in a clear sleeve. 147pp., color illus.