MEZHPLANETNYE PUTESHESTVIIA [INTERPLANETARY TRAVELS]. Leningrad, Moscow: Onti -- Glavnaia redkatsiia nauchno-populiarnoii iunosheskoi literatury [Scientific Popularization and Youth Books], 1935. Octavo, pp. [1-2] 3-269 [270-271] [272: colophon], 72 illustrations, diagrams and figures in the text, publisher's quarter cloth and pictorial boards, gray endpapers. Tenth edition. Perel'man's popular work on spaceflight was first published in 1915. Iakov Isidorovich Perel'man (1882-1942) "was one of the most significant popular science writers of spaceflight in the Soviet Union in the early twentieth century. Through numerous books and articles, he brought dreams of spaceflight to the masses, as well as other science topics such as mathematics and physics. He was also central in the promotion of the life and work of Konstantin Eduardovich Tsiolkovskii" (Ciancone). Ciancone R57. Old library rubber-stamp on front cover and two on title page, boards worn and scuffed, small stain on spine panel, pulpy text paper tanned, a good copy. All Perel'man's rocketry books are uncommon in any condition or edition. (#160316).

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