First edition, first printing. Publisher's original yellow cloth with black titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. Frontispiece illustration. An excellent better than very good copy, the binding square and firm, the cloth fresh and bright. The contents with a previous owner's bookplate and shelf number annotation to the front pastedown, and with his ownership inscription and acquisition date at the head of the title page are otherwise clean throughout. The top edge of the closed text block is a little spotted. Complete with the rubbed and nicked dustwrapper that has a couple of short closed tears and a tiny chip at the head of the spine. Correctly priced 3/6 net to the front flap.
A Newnes "World of To-morrow Book" for boys. A science fiction novel set in 1966 in which aerial anarchists take control of the "Transatlantic Skyraft," the first stratospheric "aircraft island," orbiting the Earth at an altitude of fifteen miles. (Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy; Bleiler).
Stock code: 19702