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The Exploration of Mars by  Willy and Wernher Von Braun Ley - First edition - 1956 - from Black River Books (SKU: 32141)

The Exploration of Mars

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The Exploration of Mars: With 16 Paintings in Color and 5 Black and White

by Ley, Willy and Wernher Von Braun

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  • hardcover
  • First
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New York: Viking Press, 1956. First edition. Hardcover. Good +. Bonestell, Chesley. Green cloth-covered boards show a bit of wear at top and bottom spine edges and front corner tips, but front board has the cloth worn away 2" along the front edge at the top. Boards are clean, but front board has a nickle size darkened spot and rear board has a darkened area along the top rear corner and another streak of the same along the middle of that board. Front board has a stamped in indentation of a rocket pointing toward mars. Decorative free front end papers and paste downs of ancient world maps. Interior pages are clean and unmarked. 176 pages include illustrations and paintings, an index of tables and bibliography.


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Black River Books US (US)
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The Exploration of Mars
Ley, Willy and Wernher Von Braun
Bonestell, Chesley
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Used - Good +
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First edition
Viking Press
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
Space Exploration; Mars

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About Black River Books

Black River Books is a hobby that grew into a passion, then an internet business, and finally into a business with an actual store front. Having the store has caused us to minimize our online presence. We are located at 330 Kalamazoo St. Suite 2, in South Haven, MI 49090. Order online, should you find a treasure in our small collection, check out our website, or stop in and see our in-store collection of over 40,000 books in beautiful South Haven, on the Black River and the shores of Lake Michigan.


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