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The World at Bay by  Paul Capon - First Edition - 1953 - from Goldring Books (SKU: 008671)

The World at Bay

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The World at Bay

by Capon, Paul

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  • Hardcover
  • First
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Very Good/No Jacket
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London: William Heinemann, 1953. TRUE FIRST EDITION (NOT the later 1954 US edition). Gilt title on red boards which have fading to spine but no wear. Internally there is light foxing to endpapers, to closed edges and a little to some pages else clean, tight and unmarked. 199 pages. Harry Paul Capon (1912-1969). Paul Capon was a UK writer who also worked for many years as an editor and administrator in film and television production, ending his career as head of the Film Department of Independent Television News. From 1942 he wrote fairly copiously in various genres, including detective stories. No one believed Professor Elrick of the London Radar Research Laboratory when he announced in 1977 that Earth was in imminent danger of attack. Ever since his discovery of the dark star, Nero, the Professor and his young assistant, Jim Shannon, had studied the planet and its satellites through the radaroscope with a growing sense of impending doom. There seemed to be positive proof that the third planet, Poppea, had a civilization which was technologically far more advanced than Earth's. He was proved correct when the hideous Poppeans invade the Earth. A1B. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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Bookseller
Goldring Books GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
008671
Title
The World at Bay
Author
Capon, Paul
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
No Jacket
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
William Heinemann
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1953
Keywords
SCIENCE FICTION, POPPEA, PROFESSOR ELRICK, JIM SHANNON, DARK STAR NERO
Bookseller catalogs
Science Fiction / Fantasy;
Size
12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall

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