London, Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1955. First Edition. First Impression. Hardback. A very good copy. A popular work of science fiction, adapted numerous times. In the vein of Wyndham's Triffids and Heinlein's Puppet Masters. A little rubbing to the jacket, and bumping to the spine tips. Wear to the head to the spine. Sine tape ghosting to the flaps. Slight lean. Dedication leaf has a corner missing (around 40mm on each side). Cover art by Stuart Treslian [9491, Hyraxia Books].