MIT RAKETENKRAFT INS WELTENALL: VOM FEUERWAGEN ZUM RAUMSCHIFF. Mit einem Vorwort von Max Valier und vielen Bildern, Zeichnungen und Originalphotographien. Otto Willi Gail.

MIT RAKETENKRAFT INS WELTENALL: VOM FEUERWAGEN ZUM RAUMSCHIFF. Mit einem Vorwort von Max Valier und vielen Bildern, Zeichnungen und Originalphotographien.

Stuttgart: K. Thienemanns Verlag, [1928]. Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5 [6-8] 9-106 [107-108] [109-111: ads] [112: publisher's device], eight inserted plates with illustrations on rectos and versos, other illustrations and diagrams in the text by Max Valier, cloth-backed pictorial boards (fine illustration by Chomton on front panel). First edition. "... one of the classic books published in the incunabulum period of rocket literature. Otto Willi Gail dedicates the volume to Fritz von Opel, the sponsor of the famous Opel-Rocket car inspired by Max Valier who was then an advocate of the powder rocket before Oberth convinced him of the future possibilities and potentials of fuel rockets." - Interlibrum 140. Ciancone 71. Hübner 698. Nagl, p. 255. Interlibrum 270 #140. Ley, Rockets, Missiles, and Space Travel, revised edition, 1957, p. 508. Several words underlined in red pencil on page 69, boards just a bit rubbed, owner's name (W. H. Perdeck) neatly block-printed in ink on front paste-down, a very good copy. (15683). Item #15683

Price: $750.00

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