RAKETEN VON STERN ZU STERN. Worms: Lot-Verlag, 1949. Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5-191 , 12 full-page black and white illustrations by Günter Radtke, original tan pictorial boards with white cloth shelf back, front and spine panels stamped in brown. First edition. "A popular book on the possibilities of rocket propulsion and space travel. Stylistically interesting because it uses the old form of the 'dialogue' in a modern manner, interspersing short scenes of fictional action into straight explanation." - Ley, Rockets, Missiles, and Space Travel, revised edition, 1957, p. 506. Heinz Gartmann, a German rocket engineer, worked with the Bavarian Motor Works and was one of the founders of the postwar German Rocket Society. Bloch (2002) 1100. Ciancone 74. A fine copy in nearly fine pictorial dust jacket (illustration by Günter Radtke) with just a touch of rubbing to edges. (#135457).
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