First edition, first printing. Publisher's green pictorial cloth with gilt titles to the spine. All edges green. Illustrated with 6 monotone plates by Edward Hodgson. Publisher's catalogue to the rear. Publisher's single page promotional advert for this title loosely laid in. A better than very good copy, the binding square and firm showing a little rubbing, darkening and a few light marks to the extremities. The contents are entirely complete, clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps.
The second of the three "Flying Fish" science fiction tales. The eponymous vehicle is a ship whose construction is made possible by two inventions: a metal alloy stronger and lighter than any other yet known; and a new source of energy contained in crystals which can also be used to blow up enemies. Provenance: from the library of Martin Stone.
Stock code: 16555