TELESKOPE, RAKETEN, GESTIRNE. DIE ERFORSCHUNG DES UNIVERSUMS. München: Verlag Paul Müller, 1953. Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5-249 [250-253] [254-256: ads], 24 plates, line drawings and diagrams in the text, original beige cloth stamped in black. First edition. A popular astronomy book containing a large section (pp. 125-184) on rockets and space travel. "In the main a popular astronomy with emphasis on 'life on other worlds,' but with a section on rockets and space travel" (Ley). Ciancone 28. Hübner 726. Ley, Rockets, Missiles, and Space Travel, revised edition, 1957, p. 506. A fine copy in good pictorial dust jacket with shelf wear at edges, two tears at top edge of front panel, and a 50x60 mm chip from bottom left corner of rear panel and several small nicks and chips at top edge of rear panel. An uncommon book and seldom found in jacket. (#135343).
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