New York: Harper & Brothers, 1955.
1st Edition. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). Signed first edition. Presentation label from the Martin Company at the opening of Viking Rocket Hall at the Hayden Planetarium, NY, June 30th, 1955. Signed by the author. A very good or better copy in the illustrated color dustwrapper; also in the original 'special' clear plastic outer protective wrapper, printed in white exclusively for this event [A short tear on the front panel; a tape stain present on the back endpapers from the 'special' protective wrapper. Folded color program from the opening of the Viking hall set in. A very important book in the history of rocket science & space exploration. Illustrated with many interesting photographs. The story of "the sensational American plan of launching artificial satellites to circle the earth." 8vo., 242 pp. including Index.
Item #31481 Price: US$1,250.00