THE SECRET OF THE MARTIAN MOONS. Philadelphia, Toronto: The John C. Winston Company, . Octavo, cloth. First edition. Colonists in the small, unprofitable settlement on Mars are ordered to return to Earth, but a handful of scientists remain to make a final attempt to discover the origin and fate of the Martians, a vanished race. When the scientists land on Phobos to set up their equipment to study Mars they become involved in a conflict between two factions of alien Vegans who inhabit Phobos and Deimos, artificial satellites that orbit Mars. In the midst of this crisis, the Star people, the original inhabitants of Mars, return home. "... ample incident and a quick-moving story." - Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 5-178. Part of the classic Winston science fiction series for young readers published between 1952 and 1961. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 5-178. A fine copy in nearly fine first printing dust jacket (28 titles listed on rear panel) with two tiny closed tears at bottom edge of front panel with some associated creasing. Jacket illustration by Alex Schomburg. A bright and attractive example of the jacket. This book is uncommon in superior condition. (#130938).
First edition so stated on copyright page.