BY ROCKET TO THE MOON: THE STORY OF HANS HARDT'S MIRACULOUS FLIGHT. New York: Sears Publishing Company, Inc., . 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. A story about a trip to the moon intended to educate young men about the problems and potential of rocket flight. 40,000 copies were sold between 1928 and 1954. Later editions were revised by the author. The novel was translated into English as BY ROCKET TO THE MOON: THE STORY OF HANS HARDT'S MIRACULOUS FLIGHT (1931). "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. Cloth rubbed at edges, a very good copy. (#110054).
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