RAKETENANTRIEBE: IHRE ENTWICKLUNG, ANWENDUNG UND ZUKUNFT. Zurich: Schweizer Druck und Verlagshaus AG., [1952]. Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5-7 [8] 9-523 [524: blank], nine plans, several in color, one folded, inserted at rear, 206 illustrations and diagrams in the text, original blue cloth stamped in black. First edition. Title in English is: Rocket Engines: Their Development, Application and Future. A good survey of the history, development, performance and use of rocket engines. Beginning in the mid-1920s, Stemmer, a Swiss engineer and future organizer of the International Astronautical Society, worked on the development of rocket engines and in the 1930s performed on a homemade bench numerous experiments with liquid fuel engines. Also includes contributions two other rocket pioneers: "Fundamental Problems About the Design of the Gas Pressure Rocket Engines" by Eugen Sänger and "Missile Developments in the Bavarian Motor Works" by Heinz Gartner, as well as an extensive bibliography and chronologically arranged history of rocketry. "... a standard work on the subject ..." (Interlibrum). A "very comprehensive review of the rocket motor and its applications -- missile, aircraft and space-flight" (Humphries). "A very comprehensive work ... Extensive bibliography but no index" (Ley). Ciancone 212. Hübner 723. Humphries, Rockets and Guided Missiles 8. Interlibrum 270 #325. Ley, Rockets, Missiles, and Space Travel, revised edition, 1957, p. 508. A fine copy in very good pictorial dust jacket with shelf wear at edges. (#135441).

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