THIS ISLAND EARTH. Chicago: Shasta Publishers, . Octavo, cloth-backed boards. First edition. A presentation copy with signed inscription by Jones to editor and anthologist J. Francis McComas on front free endpaper. McComas was joint editor with Anthony Boucher of THE MAGAZINE OF FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION from #1 (1949) until August 1954. "Scientists receive mysterious instructions from aliens in this space-operatic narrative of an interstellar war which is brought to Earth in clandestine fashion. Old-fashioned fun." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 371. Basis for the 1955 film starring Jeff Morrow. While not a great film, it is a science fiction classic, the sequences on the planet Metaluna are highly imaginative. Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-222. A fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with very light wear to spine ends and corner tips and light sunning to spine panel. (#162245).
First edition so stated on copyright page.