Reading, PA, Fantasy Press, 1948. First Edition. First Impression. The author's first book (preceded by five years in the UK, and four further years in magazine format). This copy inscribed by the author "For Bert Lews / with Kindest Regards / Eric F Russell." One of 500 subscriber's copies. Near fine with a little edge wear, creasing etc. Tape reinforcements to inside of jacket. Cover art / illustrations by Edd Cartier / A.J. Donnell [5762, Hyraxia Books].