SAVILLE, Malcolm (author). Bertram PRANCE (illustrator). Saucers Over The Moor; A Lone Pine Story. London; George Newnes Limited. 1955.
8vo. Original fawn linen-grained linson boards lettered in red to spine and upper cover, pictorial map endpapers, preserved in pictorial dustwrapper; pp. [iv], 5-244; with full-page plates in line by Bertram Prance; both externally and internally fine, and uninscribed, protected by a very nearly fine, unclipped dustwrapper (8/6) with one single light vertical scuff to head of spine, tiny rubbing to spine ends, light dusting to lower panel, and a couple of very small nicks to spine ends and corner tips.
First edition. The eighth title in Saville's famous series. The Lone Piners holiday together in an isolated house on Dartmoor where they meet a young newspaper reporter. He describes something 'top secret' happening in a concrete station high on the Moor, from which extra-terrestrial whining sounds emanate as darkness falls and a rosy glow lights up the night sky.