SPACEMEN, GO HOME. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, . Octavo, cloth. First edition. Earth's brief two hundred years in space is now past history. Humans have been banned from space for a violation of intergalactic law by the Star Brain, the machine that rules the galaxy. Reed Ballinger, a ruthless ex-space captain with a secret spaceport deep in the jungle of Central America plans a war to regain Earth's place in space. Can project Nobel, a dangerous scheme to thwart Ballinger succeed? Part of the classic Winston science fiction series for young readers published between 1952 and 1961. Some fading to cloth, mostly parts of spine panel (a fault common to this book for some reason), else a fine copy in nearly fine first printing dust jacket (31 titles listed on rear panel) with rubbing at spine ends and corners and nicks and light wear to three corner tips. Jacket illustration by Mel Hunter. A better than usual copy overall. (#141250).
First edition so stated on copyright page.