London, Frederick Muller, 1954. First Edition. First Impression. Hardback. A near fine copy. A speculative non-fiction look at exploring the moon fifteen years before the landing. 45 full-page illustrations by Smith, eight in full-colour. A great book. Some rubbing to the jacket edges and some creasing to the front flap. Offsetting to endpapers as expected. An early work. Illustrations by R.A. Smith [8432, Hyraxia Books].