THE WORLD AT BAY. Philadelphia, Toronto: The John C. Winston Company, . Octavo, cloth. First U.S. edition. Earth is invaded by the Poppeans, grotesque aliens with advanced technology from the third planet of the dark star Nero. Part of the classic Winston science fiction series for young readers published between 1952 and 1961. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 91. Cloth lightly rubbed along top and bottom edges, else a fine copy in very good first printing dust jacket (26 titles listed on rear panel) with shallow loss at upper spine end, wear to upper rear corner tip, several small internal tape mends, some dust soiling to rear panel and clipped price. Jacket art by Alex Schomburg. One of the more elusive Winston SF books. (#163490).
First edition so stated on copyright page.