IRONS-NOUS DANS LA LUNE? ... Avec une Préface de l'Abbé Th. Moreux. Paris: Éditions Spes, 1932. Small octavo, pp. [1-2] [1-5] 6-7 [8-9] 10-188 [189-190: blank], twenty illustrations and diagrams drawn by the author in the text, publisher's gray wrappers printed in dark blue, all edges untrimmed. First edition. A popular work on rocketry and spaceflight by Raoul Marquis (1863-1934), French scientist, journalist and pioneer aeronaut, who wrote more than two hundred books, mostly under the pseudonym Henry de Graffigny, on many scientific topics (both theoretical and practical), as well as science fiction. Ciancone 90. 15 mm closed tear at bottom edge of front cover with internal tape mend that has ghosted onto the outer surface, otherwise a fine copy. Rare. (#160317).
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