London, Boardman, 1955. First edition, first impression. Hardback. A very good copy of an uncommon book. First UK hardback edition. First published in the US in 1953 as an ACE Double. Some rubbing to the jacket edges and a little nibbling. Endpapers a touch spotted. In Cawthorn and Moorcock's 100 Greatest Fantasy Novels. A compelling blend of planetary romance, cosmic mythology, and swashbuckling action, capturing the essence of Brackett's evocative world-building and showcasing her mastery of storytelling. An important addition to science fiction literature. [10708, Hyraxia Books].