DIE RAKETE ZU DEN PLANETENRÄUMEN. München und Berlin: Druck und Verlag von R. Oldenbourg, 1923. Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5 [6-7] 8 [9] 10-92, three folded plates (one counted as figure 53), other figures in the text, original decorated gray wrappers printed in black, all edges untrimmed. First edition. The first technical book on space travel. "... Oberth's book became the sole cornerstone of all later space-travel ideas ..." - Ley, Rockets, Missiles, and Space Travel (1951), p. 109. Ciancone 176. Hübner 694. Interlibrum 270 #260. Ley, Rockets, Missiles, and Space Travel, revised edition, 1957, p. 507. Wrappers tanned, minor loss to spine panel, mostly at lower spine end, some fraying and shallow chipping to overlapping fore-edges, a very good copy. Contemporary signature of Austrian physicist Rudolf Pozdena dated 14 February 1924 at top edge of title page and his marginalia in the text, with rare advertising slip and publisher's invoice tipped in. A superior copy of a book seldom found in nice condition. Enclosed in a custom quarter gray leather clamshell box with leather spine label. (#160972).

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