London, Sidgwick & Jackson, 1954. First Edition. First Impression. Hardback. A lovely copy. First British hardback edition. An excellent bildungsroman following a young farm lad wishing to travel to the stars. A couple of spots on the flaps and endpapers, spine tips a little pushed and jacket rubbed there also. Some spotting to top edge. Jacket intrioer foxed, one 10mm tear taped to interior. Remarkably well preserved. Cover art by Clifford Geary [7744, Hyraxia Books].