London: Temple Press Ltd, 1951. [Science] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (22 x 15cm), pp.xiii; ; 198. Publisher's blue cloth, gilt titles to spine, pictorial dust-jacket designed by Leslie Carr, cosmic endpapers. With fifteen plates plus a number of in-text illustrations. Internally clean with some light spotting to the preliminaries and to the edges. Cloth slightly rubbed to extremities, some marking to the top and tail of the spine. Dust-jacket shows quite well, soiled to spine, some loss to the top and bottom of the spine panel and to the corners, creasing and nicking to the edges. A closed tear with resulting creasing to rear panel, some small closed tears to the front fold. Quite scarce, particularly so in jacket. A very good copy in a good dust-jacket. The author's third non-fiction title. Item #50490
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