DAWN OF THE SPACE AGE. London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co., Ltd., n.d. . Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v-xi [xii] xiii-xv [xvi] xvii [xviii] [1-2] 3-142, drawings, several by Bruce Gaffron, and illustrations from photographs on twelve inserted plates, original red cloth stamped in black. First edition. A general account of rocketry, the possibilities of manned space flight, and the activities of the Combined British Astronautical Societies by a pioneer writer on aeronautical topics and a member of the CBAS. Ciancone 95. Ley, Rockets, Missiles, and Space Travel, revised edition, 1957, p. 496. Bookplate of early aeronautics collector Merritt Edward Peck affixed to the front paste-down. Top edge of text block just a bit dusty, else a fine copy in good pictorial dust jacket (illustrated by Bruce Gaffron) with wear, tears and creases along top and bottom edges, including a 35 mm closed tear at lower edge of front panel near spine fold with surface abrasion and internal tape mend, and fade to red lettering on spine panel. (#160312).
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