Skip to content

Biblio logo: Used, Rare and Collectible Books for Sale

Rockets: The Future of Travel Beyond the Stratosphere by Willy Ley - First Edition - 1944 - from Uncommon Works, IOBA, ABAA, ILAB (SKU: 900)

Rockets: The Future of Travel Beyond the Stratosphere

Click for full-size.

Rockets: The Future of Travel Beyond the Stratosphere

by Willy Ley

  • Used
  • very good
  • hardcover
  • First
Condition
Very good
Seller
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Gridley, California
Item Price:
$30.00
$3.00 shipping to USA
Standard Delivery: 7 to 14 days

More Shipping Options
Ask Seller a Question

Payment Methods Accepted

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Paypal

About This Item

New York: The Viking Press, 1944. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. A very good first edition. Blue cloth boards. Binding is soft. Shelfwear on head and tail of spine. Previous owner's name stamped on first free endpaper. Top edge painted red. Pages have mild toning. Illustrations throughout book. No dust jacket. 287 pp., including index. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches tall, octavo. Willy Otto Oskar Ley (October 2, 1906 – June 24, 1969) was a German-American science writer... The crater Ley on the far side of the Moon is named in his honor... His book Rockets – the Future of Travel Beyond the Stratosphere (1944) describes the early rockets at VfR and more futuristic projects to reach the moon using a 3-stage rocket "as high as 1/3 of the Empire State Building" – a very good estimate of the height of the Saturn V rocket designed 20 years later." -- Wikipedia

Reviews

Review this book and you'll be entered for a chance to win $50!

(Log-in or create an account first!)

You're rating the book as a work, not the seller or the specific copy you purchased!

Details

Bookseller
Uncommon Works, IOBA, ABAA, ILAB US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
900
Title
Rockets: The Future of Travel Beyond the Stratosphere
Author
Willy Ley
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very good
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
The Viking Press
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1944
Bookseller catalogs
Science & Technology;

Terms of Sale

Uncommon Works, IOBA, ABAA, ILAB

90 day return guarantee, for up to 90 days after delivery if an item arrives misdescribed or damaged. The authenticity of signatures guaranteed.

Please note: Large, heavy and multi-volume sets billed at actual postage.

About the Seller

Uncommon Works, IOBA, ABAA, ILAB

Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Biblio.com member since: 2014
Gridley, California
Ask Seller a Question

About Uncommon Works, IOBA, ABAA, ILAB

Member, ABAA, ILAB, IOBA. Not your ordinary book store! Uncommon Works specializes in rare, odd, unique, and handmade books, with a focus on Mexico, Latin America, Native America, and the Spanish Conquest. You'll find rare, first editions and first or early printings. You'll even find a few first printings of living authors for sale. We provide services and referrals for book mending, repair, restoration, and binding.We also offer archival storage solutions for your books, photos, or family historical print items.

Glossary

Some terminology that may be used in this description includes:

shelfwear
Minor wear resulting from a book being place on, and taken from a bookshelf, especially along the bottom edge.
jacket
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps...[more]
octavo
Another of the terms referring to page or book size, octavo refers to a standard printer's sheet folded four times, producing...[more]
Cloth
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched...[more]
First Edition
In book collecting, the first edition is the earliest published form of a book. A book may have more than one first edition in...[more]
tail
The heel of the spine.
spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....[more]

Frequently Asked Questions

This Book’s Categories

tracking-