Five Against Venus. Philip LATHAM, aka Robert Shirley Richardson.

Five Against Venus

Philadelphia: John C. Winston, 1952. First Edition. This is an intergalactic desert island story described as "a Venusian Robinsonade" (CLUTE and NICHOLLS, 1275)

It is the first juvenile science fiction novel by astronomer Robert Shirley Richardson, a re-telling of Swiss Family Robinson, as an American family is marooned on Venus.

Dustjacket by Virgil Finlay; endpaper art by Alex Schomburg. First Printing. Octavo (22cm); red boards stamped in black on spine; illustrated endpapers; dustjacket; 214pp. some soiling to textblock mostly on the top; light wear; a few minor bumps to board edge; Very Good+. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $2,00); nicks and edgewear to the extremities; small chips at spine ends; VG or better.

Price: $125.00

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