WILSON, GAHAN. (WILSON,GAHAN)illus. MATTHEW LOONEY'S VOYAGE TO THE EARTH by Jerome Beatty. NY: William R. Scott (1961). 8vo (6 3/4 x 8 3/4"), pictorial cloth, Fine in dust wrapper (dw G-VG-, some chipping at spine ends edges, a few small closed tears and some rubbing). First edition of the first in a series of science fiction stories about Matt, a moon boy who comes to earth to settle the question about whether or not there is life on earth. Illustrated by noted cartoonist and fantasy illustrator Wilson with many full page and smaller line illustrations throughout. This was Beatty's first book for children and possibly the same for Wilson. First editions in dust wrapper are extremely hard to find.
(Inventory #: 38876)
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