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Holly, J. Hunter
THE GREEN PLANET
Monarch [#213; 1st printing] September 1961 paperback (Avalon hardcover was 1960.) Cover by Jack (John) Schoenherr, 142 pages, 35 cent cover price. Condition is VG+: tight and almost square; spine is slightly dished with very faint lines; a couple faint creases near spine; back cover shows rubbing/dirt on the white parts; age-tanning is mild and uniform (quite nice for its vintage.) Bookstore stamp inside cover and price on first page - no other marks or writing.
A rare paperback of one of the first 2 novels by Joan Hunter Holly: The Green Planet. Originally published in hardcover by Avalon Books in 1960 (reviewers singled this out as being among the best from that publisher.) Holly wrote a dozen SF novels 1959-1977, originally appearing as "J. Hunter Holly." Monarch Books was one of the smaller paperback houses of the early Sixties, and home to several SF writers (Anvil, Bradley, Chandler, Holly, and Winterbotham) - nice copies are really hard to find.
[excerpts from a review in Amazing December 1960 for more]: