London: Arco Publications, 1964. FIRST EDITION THUS, being part of the popular Arco uniform series reissued in the 1960s, often featuring amended titles (as with the present volume). Crown octavo, pp.189. Publisher's cloth in pictorial dust jacket. Contemporary inscription to pastedown, a few inked 'tick' marks to titles on rear panel. A near fine copy. A group of Russian and English scientists travel through the Kalahari desert in order to accurately measure the circumference of the Earth, only to discover in the middle of their work that their two countries have gone to war... Originally translated into English in 1872. Item #48258
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