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The Other Side of the Moon by Meriol Trevor (1957 1st Ed Hardback)


£80.00

Good condition used 1957 First Edition
Hardback with intact Dust Jacket.

Published by Sheed and Ward, New York.
Author: Meriol Trevor.
Cover Illustration: Arno.
Inside Illustrations: Martin Thomas.
Approx dims: 210mm h x 145mm w x 20mm d.

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The Other Side of the Moon by Meriol Trevor

Condition and Description:

Good condition used 1957 First Edition Hardback with intact Dust Jacket.

Published by Sheed and Ward, New York.
Author: Meriol Trevor.
Cover Illustration: Arno.
Inside Illustrations: Martin Thomas.
Approx dims: 210mm h x 145mm w x 20mm d.

Intact clean, slightly worn and sunned condition pictorial dust jacket (not price-clipped; $3.00). DJ has some tears to edges and corners, slight creasing and slight colour loss to to edges, plus slight rubbing and signs of handling. Slightly sunned DJ spine with tears to top and bottom, missing top 5mm from top and bottom spine. Dust Jacket over good, slightly sunned condition light blue cloth boards with black title lettering to spine. 179 clean, slightly tanned inside pages of English text with 9 full page b&w illustrations, no inscriptions. Page ends slightly tanned. Image shown is actual book for sale.

Synopsis of The Other Side of the Moon by Meriol Trevor:

The author’s uncommon science fiction novel for young adults.

The story, published in 1957, follows a teenage boy named Gil whose brother, Hilary, a botanist, is a member of a crew of scientists who are making an expedition to the moon. Gil is not supposed to go along, but he falls asleep in the crew’s ship and inadvertently becomes a stowaway.

When they arrive, the explorers discover that the moon is inhabited by beings a bit like themselves, but who seem to be in greater communion with the Creator than humans on Earth. These beings are plagued by the Enemy, whose followers live in underground cities and seek to bring as many people as possible over to their regimented way of living. When it is revealed that a prophecy may have foretold the coming of these men from Earth, members of the crew react in different ways to their possible destiny.

Also see our Storybooks Ages 10-15 section.