THE YEAR WHEN STARDUST FELL. Philadelphia, Toronto: The John C. Winston Company, . Octavo, cloth. First edition. "Cosmic dust from an approaching comet disturbs the surface tension of all metals, causing them to blend together. The resulting destruction of virtually all machinery breeds violence and chaos. Ken Maddox, his chemist father, and a few other scientists find a remedy ... Best of the author's three novels in the Winston 1950s series." - Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-579. Part of the classic Winston science fiction series for young readers published between 1952 and 1961. A fine copy in good first printing dust jacket (29 titles listed on rear panel) with wear along top and bottom edges with fraying and shallow loss at spine ends and three corner tips, and clipped price. Jacket illustration by James Heugh. One of the more uncommon books in the Winston SF series. (#163479).
First edition so stated on copyright page.