ROCKETS THROUGH SPACE: THE DAWN OF INTERPLANETARY TRAVEL ... Introduction by Professor A. M. Low. London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd, . Octavo, pp. [1-8] 9  11-13  15-246 [247-248: blank], 22 plates, 21 figures in the text, publisher's pictorial gray cloth, front and spine panels stamped in red, top edge stained red. First edition. "Speculates on the possibilities of space flight on the basis of the results of liquid-fuel rocket tests by the German and American rocket societies of the early 1930s. This work is Great Britain's earliest book on space flight, written by the founder and first president of the British Interplanetary Society (BIS) in 1933" (Pisano and Lewis). "... the only good prewar book on astronautics to be published in England" (Interlibrum). This edition includes a number of illustrations which differ from those in the 1936 U.S. edition. Ciancone 51. Ley, Rockets, Missiles, and Space Travel, revised edition, 1957, p. 491. Interlibrum 270 #55. Pisano and Lewis 1193. A fine copy in very good pictorial dust jacket with light wear along top and bottom edges and internal tape mends to same. The jacket is rarely found in any condition. (#160308).
"FIRST PUBLISHED IN 1936" on copyright page.