ADRIFT IN THE STRATOSPHERE. London and Glasgow: Blackie & Son Limited, . Octavo, pp. [1-8] 9-224, three inserted plates signed "B," original decorated blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in white and black. First edition. The correct first printing with "First issued 1937" on copyright page. Boys' interplanetary adventure novel; a journey to the red planet inhabited by hostile Martians. The author's first SF novel, first published as "Space" in SCOOPS in 1934. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-682. Bleiler (1978), p. 127. Reginald 09271. Touch of rubbing to cloth, mostly along bottom edges, edges of text block foxed, a bright, very good copy in good four-color pictorial dust jacket with light shelf wear, mainly head and tail of spine panel, some chipping at head and tail of spine panel, several closed tears at edges, and some staining to rear panel. (#90703).
"First issued 1937" on copyright page.