PERIL ON MARS. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, . Octavo, illustrations by Don Lambo, cloth. First edition. Fourth of five boys' novels set on Mars featuring Maurice Gray. "UK astronomer, scientific journalist, composer and writer Patrick Alfred Caldwell-Moore (1923-2012), a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society from 1945, [was] best-known over more than half a century for his work as a popular television personality; he presented the BBC television series The Sky at Night from its April 1957 launch until his death, missing only one episode (July 2004) through illness. Moore wrote over 100 nonfiction books, mainly on astronomy. Of SF interest are his numerous children's SF adventures, mostly written at or near the beginning of his career ... All these are jovial, though stereotyped -- marrying, in their teenage protagonists, virtues like decency, honor and courage with scientific curiosity – and were popular in their day." - SFE (online). Reginald 10337. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. A lovely copy. (#156852).
"First American Edition 1965" on copyright page.