ROCKET SHIP GALILEO. Robert A. Heinlein.


New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, [1947]. Octavo, cloth. First edition. This is the author's first book, preceded by a pamphlet printing a convention speech. "A pioneering novel that began American mainstream science fiction for children and combined young protagonists, gadgetry, current science, and adventure in such a way that even today the book retains interest."- Anatomy of Wonder 5-62. Basis for the 1950 film Destination Moon in which Heinlein also contributed to the writing of the screenplay. This is a fine copy in a near fine later state dust jacket (printed price of $2.00 price clipped and publisher's increase price of $2.50 rubber stamped to upper front flap) which has mild shelf wear along lower edge and to spine ends, tiny chip to base of rear panel, mild darkening to spine panel. (10207). Item #10207

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