THE COMPLETE BOOK OF SPACE TRAVEL ... Including an Album of Historical Space Travel Art Prepared by Sam Moskowitz. Cleveland and New York: The World Publishing Company, . Large octavo, pp. [1-6] 7-8 [9-10] 11-159 , 19 full page and double page illustrations by Virgil Finlay plus a portfolio of early space art, pictorial cloth. First edition, first printing. An overview of the coming space age for the YA market. "Contains a very interesting appendix of pictures of spaceships in science fiction from 1637 to 1929, compiled by Sam Moskowitz" (Ley). Ciancone 82. Ley, Rockets, Missiles, and Space Travel, revised edition, 1957, p. 496. A fine copy in very good dust jacket (priced $4.95 on the front flap) with wear at edges and internal tape mends at spine ends and corners. A nice copy; much better than usually found. (#160834).
First edition so stated on copyright page.