THE MEN BEHIND THE SPACE ROCKETS. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, . Octavo, pp. [1-6] 7-185 [186: blank], 20 illustrations from photographs on plate paper, original dark blue boards stamped in gold. First edition in English. A translation, by Eustace Wareing and Michael Glenny, of TRÄUMER, FORSCHER, KONSTRUKTEURE: DAS ABENTEUER DER WELTRAUMFAHRT (1953). "The story of rocket research told in the biographies of the pioneers" (Ley). Gartmann (1917-1960) was rocket test engineer and pioneer in early rocket development. He was an internationally recognized journalist in the Aerospace field. Ciancone 77c. Ley, Rockets, Missiles, and Space Travel, revised edition, 1957, pp. 491, 506. Pisano and Lewis 1233. A fine copy in nearly fine pictorial dust jacket with touch of wear at edges and mild dust soiling to rear panel. (#135128).
"First published in Great Britain 1955" on copyright page.