THE SECRET OF SATURN'S RINGS. Philadelphia, Toronto: The John C. Winston Company, . Octavo, cloth. First edition. A prominent scientist believes that the Terraluna Corporation's deep core mining operation may break up the Moon and fragments from the satellite will bombard the Earth with disastrous results. A five-man expedition travels to Saturn's rings to study what might be the fragments of a similar moon. Terraluna agents sabotage the mission, but the scientist and his son survive in the Ring's whirling debris and discover signs of habitation by intelligent creatures there. Part of the classic Winston science fiction series for young readers published between 1952 and 1961. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-1283. Mild bump to lower front corner tip, else a fine copy in very good plus first printing dust jacket (24 titles listed on rear panel) with light wear at edges and a mysterious vertical rub mark (not a scratch or crease) right of center on front panel. Still a fairly attractive example of the jacket. (#139039).
First edition so stated on copyright page.