THE COMING AGE OF ROCKET POWER. New York and London: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, . Octavo, pp. [1-12] 1-244, 23 illustrations on 16 plates, 19 illustrations and diagrams in the text, original red cloth stamped in blue and gold,fore-edge untrimmed. First edition. A history of rocketry from twelfth century China to the close of World War II, by a journalist, science and science fiction writer, industrial publicist, and rocket pioneer who was one of the founders and a leading member of the American Interplanetary Society (later the American Rocket Society). Ciancone 182. Ley, Rockets, Missiles, and Space Travel, revised edition, 1957, p. 493. Pisano and Lewis 1311. Bookplate of early aeronautics collector Merritt Edward Peck affixed to the front paste-down. A very good copy in good or better pictorial dust jacket with wear along top and bottom edges, mostly at spine ends and corner tips, and light soiling to rear panel. (#160310).
First edition stated on copyright page along with code "D-U."