RAKETENFLUG. Berlin: Raketenflugverlag, 1932. Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5-47 [48: blank], illustrations and diagrams in the text, original pictorial white wrappers printed in black, stapled. First edition. A rare privately printed book by Hermann Oberth's first assistant, a rocket designer who, with Oberth, in 1929, built and successfully tested Germany's first liquid fuel rocket motor. In the early 1930s he worked with Klaus Riedel, Willy Ley, Wernher von Braun and other members of the VfR at the Raketenflugplatz in Berlin. Ciancone 169. Hübner 389. Interlibrum 270 #249. Ley, Rockets, Missiles, and Space Travel, revised edition, 1957, p. 507. Early owner's name and address stamped at upper right corner of verso of first leaf. Text paper and covers a bit tanned, rear cover a bit dusty, a very good copy. A superior copy of this elusive booklet. (#151263).
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