London, Heinemann, 1959 (first edition).
Octavo, [viii], 252 pages with a map.
Papered boards; early ownership signature on the front and rear flyleaves; essentially a fine copy with the unclipped dustwrapper a little rubbed at the extremities and lightly pulled at the head of the spine.
Offered with three other first editions of novels written or co-authored by Fred Hoyle; each one is a hardback in excellent condition, with the same ownership signature on the front flyleaf, in a fine price-clipped dustwrapper, unless otherwise stated. All titles were written with his son, Geoffrey: 'Seven Steps to the Sun' (1970, small circular indentation to the bottom margin of the first ten leaves); 'The Molecule Men' (1971, two short tears and a crease to the front panel of the dustwrapper); and 'The Inferno' (1973). [4 items].