Lewis commenced his well-regarded 'cosmic trilogy', or 'space trilogy', in 1938 with this title, and this is the reissue as a cheap edition using the original jacket clipped and repriced. It's assumed to have been issued in 1940 (Edwin Brown, In Pursuit of C. S. Lewis., Part 2, 35).
Jacket illustration by Harold Jones.
ReproJacket #206-A/Cheap-1, size 188.5x497mm.
Here we have the sixth impression from 1951. The jacket is identified as the 6th impression on the front flap, although the printing history within the book lists this as the fifth printing. However the list omits the 1945 printing so the jacket is correct and we have reserialized this ReproJacket accordingly. The first issue jacket had a different design, by Harold Jones.
Jacket illustration by Elias.
ReproJacket #206-F-1, size 189.9x451mm.