BLACK-WING OF MARS by Vargo Statten [pseudonym]. London: Scion Ltd., . Octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition. "Scion Scientific Novel," number 43899. "The first explorers on Mars bring back to Earth samples of everything they find, including living specimens of the last surviving life on Mars, the giant Martian moth, and unwittingly threaten Earth with destruction. Previously published as 'Winged Pestilence' in STAR WEEKLY, 23 May 1953, as by John Russell Fearn." - Harbottle and Holland. Harbottle and Holland A129. Reginald 05303. Minor dust soiling to rear cover, price sticker affixed to front cover, U.S. distributor stamp on copyright page, a bright, near fine copy. (#144003).
"First published in Great Britain 1953" on copyright page.