BY ROCKET TO THE MOON: THE STORY OF HANS HARDT'S MIRACULOUS FLIGHT. Otto Willi Gail.

BY ROCKET TO THE MOON: THE STORY OF HANS HARDT'S MIRACULOUS FLIGHT.

New York: Sears Publishing Company, Inc., [1931]. Octavo, pp. [1-2] [i-iv] v-vii [viii] ix-xi [xii] 1-303 [304-306] [note: first and last leaves are blanks], eight inserted plates with illustrations by R. V. Grunberg, original pictorial black cloth, front and spine panels stamped in red, top edge stained red, other edges untrimmed. First edition in English. "Boys' book, fairly realistic in its description of the first flight into space ... Despite Atlantis and life on the moon, the author has very carefully used the best scientific and technological data of his day, and much of what he says seems very modern. Successful as a boys' book." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 829. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 88. Bleiler (1978), p. 78. Reginald 05703. Lexikon 2, pp. 117-8. See Bloch (2002) 1090. A very good, attractive copy in very good pictorial gold foil dust jacket (illustrated by Politzer) with several closed tears professionally repaired. This book is rarely found in dust jacket and this is one of nicer examples we have seen. (15614). Item #15614

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