INTO SPACE. London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd, . Octavo, pp. [1-7] 8-159 [160: publisher's imprint], 15 plates, 26 figures and 6 cartoons in the text, original dark blue boards stamped in silver. First edition. The second book on space travel by Philip Ellaby Cleator (1908-1994), the founder and first president of the British Interplanetary Society (BIS). Ciancone 52. Ley, Rockets, Missiles, and Space Travel, revised edition, 1957, p. 491. Bookplate of early aeronautics collector Merritt Edward Peck affixed to the front paste-down. Mild bump to upper front corner tip, a nearly fine copy in very good pictorial dust jacket with shallow chips from spine ends and some tanning to spine and rear panels. (#160309).
"First published in 1953" on copyright page.