200 MILES UP: THE CONQUEST OF THE UPPER AIR. J. Gordon Vaeth.

200 MILES UP: THE CONQUEST OF THE UPPER AIR. New York: The Ronald Press Company, [1951]. Octavo, pp. [1-2] [i-iv] v-ix [x] xi-xiii [xiv] [1-2] 3-207 208: blank], 63 illustrations and figures in the text, endpaper charts, publisher's dark blue cloth stamped in gold. First edition. An account of the American upper air research program since its inception in 1946, written by the then current head of the U.S. Navy's New Weapons and Systems Division. "A very well-illustrated report on work in the upper atmosphere with unmanned stratosphere balloons and rockets" (Ley). Ciancone 221. Ley, Rockets, Missiles, and Space Travel, revised edition, 1957, p. 495. Bookplate of early aeronautics collector Merritt Edward Peck affixed to the front paste-down. A fine copy in good pictorial dust jacket with wear and some tape along top and bottom edges. (#160315).

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