THE ROCKET TO THE MOON. FROM THE NOVEL "THE GIRL IN THE MOON" ... Translated by Baroness von Hutten. New York: World Wide Publishing Co., Inc., n.d. . Small octavo, pp. [1-11] 12-187 [188-189: ads] [190-192: blank] [note: first and last leaves used as front and rear paste-downs], original decorated burgundy boards, front and spine panels stamped in gold. First U.S. edition, first printing. Novelization of Fritz Lang's 1929 Gaumont-Ufa film "Die Frau im Mond" (a.k.a. "By Rocket to the Moon;" "The Girl in the Moon;" "The Woman in the Moon"). Anatomy of Wonder (1981) 2-112; 2-123; and (1995) 2-132. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 59. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 104. Bleiler (1978), p. 93. Reginald 14732A. See Bloch (2002) 1370. Spine leaned, the usual tanning to the text paper, a nearly fine copy in very good pictorial dust jacket (wraparound illustration of a rocket ship flying over a futuristic city) with shallow chipping at spine ends and corner tips and chip from upper rear panel and 65 mm closed split along upper rear spine fold. The delicate jacket presents well overall. A very uncommon edition of this book. (#157014).
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