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Rockets, Missiles, and Space Travel by  Willy Ley - First Thus - 1951 - from Twin City Antiquarian Books (SKU: AERK00002)

Rockets, Missiles, and Space Travel

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Rockets, Missiles, and Space Travel

by Ley, Willy

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  • First
G+/No dj
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New York: The Viking Press, 1951. WYSIWYG pricing--no added shipping charge for standard shipping within USA. Blue cloth, yellow titles & decoration on front board, yellow titles spine, xii. 436 pp, 6 ff b & w photo plates, 64 figures, bibliography, index. 2 mm tear to head of spine, else VG, paper slightly browned, lightly rubbed. Willy Ley's Rockets first appeared in 1944, was greatly enlarged twice under new titles--Rockets and Space travel in 1947 and the present work, of which this is the first printing, in 1951--and went through intermediate minor revisions and expansions, all on account of rapid developments in rocketry in the postwar period. Ley gives a vivid and readable account of the development of rockets from early fireworks and war rockets, through the 20th century experiments such as those of Robert Goddard and Hermann Oberth, and into the era of modern rocketry beginning with the German V-2 during the Second World War and subsequent developments. Shipping weight 3 lbs.. First Thus. . G+/No dj. 22 X 14½ cm.


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Twin City Antiquarian Books US (US)
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Rockets, Missiles, and Space Travel
Ley, Willy
Book condition
second hand - G+/No dj
First Thus
The Viking Press
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
Aerospace Rockets
Bookseller catalogs
Air & Space;
22 X 14½ cm

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