THE ROCKET PIONEERS: ON THE ROAD TO SPACE ... Foreword by Andrew G. Haley. New York: Julian Messner, Inc., . Octavo, pp. [i-viii] ix-xi [xii-xiv] 1-241 [242: blank], illustrations from photographs on plate paper, original decorated red cloth stamped in blue, decorated endpapers. First edition. A presentation copy with signed inscription by Andrew G. Haley who wrote the foreword and was president of the American Rocket Society at the time. "Presents biographies of early rocket pioneers and the history of early rocket societies" (Ciancone). "This book by Mr. and Mrs. Epstein, although classed as a 'juvenile' is well worth anybody's time. It tells the life stories of the rocket pioneers, beginning with William Congreve" (Ley). Ciancone 234. Ley, Rockets, Missiles, and Space Travel, revised edition, 1957, p. 495. A fine copy in nearly fine pictorial dust jacket with touch of wear at edges. (#135432).
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