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LES FUSÉES VOLANTES MÉTÉOROLOGIQUES ... [cover title]

LES FUSÉES VOLANTES MÉTÉOROLOGIQUES ... [cover title]

by Ley, Willy and Herbert Schaefer

Paris: L'Aérophile, 1936. Folio, pp. [1-8] (not paginated), 2 illustrations from photographs, 5 figures, 2 tables self wrappers, stapled. First edition. An off-print from L'AÉROPHILE. Not in Ciancone. Pulpy paper tanned, several splits along old mailing folds, a good copy of a delicate production. Rare. No copies found in OCLC or COPAC. Rare.(#139573)
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$450.00
FIRST STEPS TOWARD SPACE: PROCEEDINGS OF THE FIRST AND SECOND HISTORY SYMPOSIA OF THE INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF ASTRONAUTICS AT BELGRADE, YUGOSLAVIA, 26 SEPTEMBER 1967. AND NEW YORK, U. S. A., 16 OCTOBER 1968

FIRST STEPS TOWARD SPACE: PROCEEDINGS OF THE FIRST AND SECOND HISTORY SYMPOSIA OF THE INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF ASTRONAUTICS AT BELGRADE, YUGOSLAVIA, 26 SEPTEMBER 1967. AND NEW YORK, U. S. A., 16 OCTOBER 1968

by Durant III, Frederick C. and George S. James (editors)

Washington, D. C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1974. Large octavo, pp. [i-ii] iii-vi [vii-viii] 1-307 [308: blank], many illustrations and figures in the text, printed wrappers. First edition. Issued as "Smithsonian Annals of Flight," number 10. Twenty-seven papers presented at the symposia on the history of rocketry and astronautics, the theme of the first being "Pre-1939 Memoirs of Astronautics," the second being "New Contributions to the Historical Literature on Rocket Technology and Astronautics,... Read more
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$25.00
DAWN OF THE SPACE AGE ..

DAWN OF THE SPACE AGE ..

by Harper, Harry

London: Sampson Low, 1946. Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v-xi [xii] xiii-xv [xvi] xvii [xviii] [1-2] 3-142, drawings, several by Bruce Gaffron, and illustrations from photographs on twelve inserted plates, original red cloth stamped in black. First edition. A general account of rocketry, the possibilities of manned space flight, and the activities of the Combined British Astronautical Societies by a pioneer writer on aeronautical topics and a member of the CBAS. Ciancone 95. Ley, Rockets, Missiles, and Space... Read more
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$150.00
High altitude rocket research

High altitude rocket research

by Newell, Homer E

New York: Academic Press, 1953. Newell, Homer E. (1915-83). High altitude rocket research. xiv, 298pp. Text illustrations. New York: Academic Press, Inc., 1953. 230 x 154 mm. Original cloth, dust-jacket (chipped at upper and lower margins, small tape repairs). Very good. First Edition. "This title represents the first systematic treatise of the use of rockets as upper atmospheric research tools. It describes the various rocket vehicles used as instrument carriers (V2, Viking, Aerobee, etc), gives firing... Read more
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$200.00
ROCKETS AND JETS ..

ROCKETS AND JETS ..

by Zim, Herbert S

New York: Harcourt, 1945. Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii-x [1-2] 3-326, profusely illustrated with drawings by James MacDonald and with photographs, publisher's pictorial red cloth stamped in black. First edition, first printing. "A popular nontechnical account of rockets and jets, unreliable in detail" (Ciancone). Ciancone 239. Ley, Rockets, Missiles, and Space Travel, revised edition, 1957, p. 496. Bookplate of early aeronautics collector Merritt Edward Peck affixed to the front paste-down. Several creases to... Read more
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$50.00
HACIA LA CONQUISTA DEL UNIVERSO: ETAPAS DE LA ASTRONÁUTICA

HACIA LA CONQUISTA DEL UNIVERSO: ETAPAS DE LA ASTRONÁUTICA

by Mur Vilaseca, Tomás

[Barcelona]: Aymá, 1957. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 9-225 [226-230] [231-232], illustrations, cloth-backed boards. First edition. A presentation copy with warm inscription by Mur to M. Edward Peck on the title page. Ciancone (2018) 248. A very good copy in very good dust jacket. (#160251)
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$150.00
Wege zur Raumschiffahrt

Wege zur Raumschiffahrt

by Oberth, Hermann

Munich: R. Oldenbourg, 1929. Oberth, Hermann (1894-1989). Wege zur Raumschiffahrt. xi, 431pp. 4 plates. Munich & Berlin: R. Oldenbourg, 1929. 236 x 163 mm. Original cloth, front cover slightly warped. Fine copy. Publisher's blurb for Die Möglichkeit der Weltraumfahrt (1928), ed. Willy Ley, tipped to the front free endpaper.
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$1,250.00
REALITIES OF SPACE TRAVEL: SELECTED PAPERS OF THE BRITISH INTERPLANETARY SOCIETY

REALITIES OF SPACE TRAVEL: SELECTED PAPERS OF THE BRITISH INTERPLANETARY SOCIETY

by Carter, L[eonard] J. (editor)

London: Putnam, 1957. Octavo, 431 pp, cloth. First edition. Collection of articles from a ten year period which first appeared in the JOURNAL OF THE BRITISH INTERPLANETARY SOCIETY. One of the articles is by Arthur C. Clarke. Ciancone 42. Tiny nick to cloth at upper spine end, a very good copy in very good pictorial dust jacket with light wear at edges and a couple of small closed tears, mainly at upper spine end. (#135355)
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$100.00
Rocket Boys A True Story

Rocket Boys A True Story

by Hickam, Homer H

London: Fourth Estate. 1998. Very Good condition. Corners lightly rubbed. Previous owner's details to preliminary pages. xii, 368 pages The best selling memoir of Homer Hickam and his friends from Coalwood, West Virginia who were inspired by Sputnik to build their own rocket. The author subsequently became a successful NASA engineer and best selling author. . 1st thus. Trade Paperback.
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AU$11.00
Summer Pyrotechnics Chemistry Seminars Washington College Chestertown,  Maryland 1999

Summer Pyrotechnics Chemistry Seminars Washington College Chestertown, Maryland 1999

Very Good with no dust jacket. 1999. Three ring binder. Three ring binder. Owners notes throughout, else Very Good. 1999. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall .
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$125.00
Jane's Pocket Book of Space Exploration

Jane's Pocket Book of Space Exploration

by Wilding-White, T. M

Place_Pub: New York: Collier Books, 1977. 1st Collier Edition. First? Printing. good, ex-lib.. 11 x 18 cm, 238, wraps, illus., index, usual library markings.
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$20.25
INTERPLANETARY FLIGHT: AN INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONAUTICS

INTERPLANETARY FLIGHT: AN INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONAUTICS

by Clarke, Arthur C

New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, n.d., [1950]. First edition, U. S. issue (UK sheets). Bookplate of collector Robert Briney affixed to front paste down, a nearly fine copy in a very good dust jacket with shelf wear to corners and spine ends. (19697). Octavo, cloth. Title page is a cancel. Clarke's first book. "The best modern semi-technical work on astronautics" (Humphries). Ciancone 45. Humphries, Rockets and Guided Missiles 21. Ley, Rockets, Missiles, and Space Travel,... Read more
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$250.00
Preindications of failure in electronic components RSIC 445

Preindications of failure in electronic components RSIC 445

by Klapheke, J. W., B. C. Spradlin and J. L. Easterday

Redstone Arsenal AL: Research Branch, Redstone Scientific Information Center, U. S. Army Missile Command, 1965. v, 58p., keyboard-set text, plain printed 11x8.5 inch wraps, very good copy. Contents cover the results of component testing, future or planned work, literature cited, bibliography, survey participants. The distribution list, covering about forty persons / organizations, most of whom get single copies, might be of mild interest. Contract no. DA 01 021 AMC 11706 (Z) Batelle Memorial Institute... Read more
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$12.00
ROCKETS AND GUIDED MISSILES ... With a Foreword by A. D. Baxter ..

ROCKETS AND GUIDED MISSILES ... With a Foreword by A. D. Baxter ..

by Humphries, John

London: Ernest Benn Limited, 1956. Octavo, pp. [1-11] 12-14 [15-16] 17-229 [230: printer's imprint] [231-232: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], 121 figures, including illustrations from photographs on plate paper, 22 tables, original blue-gray cloth stamped in gold. First edition. A survey of present day achievements and possible future developments in solid and liquid fuel rocket propulsion systems, "intended in the main for those engineers who, while not being engaged in the field, would like to... Read more
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$100.00
Sputniks to Space Travel

Sputniks to Space Travel

Toronto: Northern Book House, 1958. 45p., staplebound wraps, toned newsprint; front cover heavily foxed. Northern Translations Service Report #7. "More than 30 top cosmic scientists of the Soviet Union give you their authoritative, fascinating views." Pro-Soviet Canadian press.
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$15.00
LA VIE SERAIT -- ELLE POSSIBLE A BORD DE SATELLITES ARTIFICIELS DE LA TERRE OU DE PROJECTILES ASTRONAUTIQUES? ..

LA VIE SERAIT -- ELLE POSSIBLE A BORD DE SATELLITES ARTIFICIELS DE LA TERRE OU DE PROJECTILES ASTRONAUTIQUES? ..

by Esclangon, M. Ernest

Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1950. Octavo, pp. [1-2] [1-2] 3-18 [19-21: ads] [22: imprint], original orange printed wrappers. First edition. Offprint from MEMORIAL DE L'ARTILLERIE FRANCAISE, Volume 23, number 4 (1949). An important paper by a French astronomer and mathematician, who became director of l'Observatoire de Paris and president of the l'Académie des Sciences, on the possibility of manned space flights and the use of earth orbiting artificial satellites for scientific and military purposes, with... Read more
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$450.00
Kingdom of Lesotho / Space Exploration Issue 1981

Kingdom of Lesotho / Space Exploration Issue 1981

Masuru, Lesotho: the kingdom, 1981. Single leaf of thick glossy stock, 8x23 inches, recto and verso texts with seven exhibit photos in color, five of which of postal stamps. Voyager One had recently beamed images of Saturn; three stamps illustrate the probe's encounters and two the Space Shuttle. Find an Official Order Form at one end, it has suffered a teensy corner-crease, a very good copy.
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$12.00
HOCHFREQUENZTECHNIK UND WELTRAUMFAHRT ..

HOCHFREQUENZTECHNIK UND WELTRAUMFAHRT ..

by Merten, R[olf] (editor)

Stuttgart: S. Hirzel Verlag. 1951., 1951. Octavo, pp. [1-7] 8-116, 65 illustrations, diagrams and figures in the text, original printed wrappers. First edition. A collection of eight technical papers "on 'electronics and space travel' subjects, such as radar range in space, transmission from satellite vehicle to the ground, design of antennas for space ships, etc., with discussion of each" (Ley). Ciancone 160. Ley, Rockets, Missiles, and Space Travel, revised edition, 1957, p. 507. Closed tear in front... Read more
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$175.00
RAKETEN IN DER KRIEGSTECHNIK

RAKETEN IN DER KRIEGSTECHNIK

by Strangl, Raimund

Dorfen a. I.: Barbara-Verlag Hugo Meiler, 1944. Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5-31 [32: blank], 12 illustrations, original pictorial orange printed wrappers. First edition. A rare short illustrated history of war rockets with emphasis on weaponry employed by the Germans during World War II. Interlibrum 270 #326. Ley, Rockets, Missiles, and Space Travel, revised edition, 1957, p. 508. Not in Ciancone. Neat owner's signature on the title page. A nearly fine copy. (#135301)
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$250.00
V-2 ... Translated by James Cleugh and Geoffrey Halliday. Introduction by Willy Ley

V-2 ... Translated by James Cleugh and Geoffrey Halliday. Introduction by Willy Ley

by Dornberger, Walter

New York: The Viking Press, 1954. Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v [vi] vii-xviii [1-2] 3-281 [282-286: blank] [note: last two leaves are blanks], illustrations from photographs on plate paper, one map in text, original green cloth stamped in silver and blind, top edge stained red. First edition in English. A translation of V2 -- DER SCHUSS INS WELTALL ... (1952). "The story of the Peenemünde research institute and the development of the V-2" (Ley). "Popularly written history of the V-2; very few technical details... Read more
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$450.00
DIE RAKETE ZUR HOHENFORSCHUNG: EIN BEITRAG ZUM RAUMFAHRTPROBLEM ..

DIE RAKETE ZUR HOHENFORSCHUNG: EIN BEITRAG ZUM RAUMFAHRTPROBLEM ..

by Mandl, Vladimír

Leipzig und Berlin: Verlag Hachmeister & Thal, 1934. Octavo, pp. [1-2] 3-16, nine diagrams in the text, original printed yellow wrappers. First edition. Vladimír Mandl (1899-1941) was a Czechoslovak jurist and professor who published works on aviation law and the first monograph on space law. "Mandl not only studied intensively the literature on the possibility of traveling in space, he also closely followed the experiments in rocketry. In 1932 he published a popular scientific work in Czech on the... Read more
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$1,000.00
DIE ENTWICKLUNG DES RAKETENANTRIEBES IN ALLGEMEIN VERSTÄNDLICHER DARSTELLUNG. BAND II: DIE RAKETENWAFFEN DES ZWEITEN WELTKRIEGES

DIE ENTWICKLUNG DES RAKETENANTRIEBES IN ALLGEMEIN VERSTÄNDLICHER DARSTELLUNG. BAND II: DIE RAKETENWAFFEN DES ZWEITEN WELTKRIEGES

by Stemmer, Josef

Zurich: E. A. Hofmann Verlag, 1945. Small octavo, pp. [1] 2 [3-4] 5-72, numerous illustrations and diagrams, original gray boards with blue-gray cloth shelf back, printed in black. First edition. Issued as Hofmann Bibliothek Nos. 107. This volume covers the rockets, missiles and jet aircraft developed and/or employed by the Allied and Axis powers during World War II. Beginning in the mid-1920s, Stemmer, a Swiss engineer and future organizer of the International Astronautical Society, worked on the... Read more
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$125.00
DIE FAHRT INS WELTALL ... 19 Abbildungen von Thea Blüthner

DIE FAHRT INS WELTALL ... 19 Abbildungen von Thea Blüthner

by Ley, Willy

Leipzig: Verlag Hachmeister & Thal, 1926. Small octavo, pp. [1-4] 5-68 + [12]-page undated publisher's catalogue at rear, nineteen illustrations in the text by Thea Blüthner, original pictorial orange wrappers printed in black. First edition. Lehrmeister-Bücherei 814-815. Ley's first publication on space travel. Ciancone 133a. Hübner 697. Ley, Rockets, Missiles, and Space Travel, revised edition, 1957, p. 506. A fine copy. (#160318)
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$1,250.00
INTO SPACE ..

INTO SPACE ..

by Cleator, Philip E

London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1953. Octavo, pp. [1-7] 8-159 [160: publisher's imprint], 15 plates, 26 figures and 6 cartoons in the text, original dark blue boards stamped in silver. First edition. The second book on space travel by Philip Ellaby Cleator (1908-1994), the founder and first president of the British Interplanetary Society (BIS). Ciancone 52. Ley, Rockets, Missiles, and Space Travel, revised edition, 1957, p. 491. Bookplate of early aeronautics collector Merritt Edward Peck affixed to... Read more
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$150.00
For the benefit of all mankind, a survey of the practical returns from space investment. Report of the Committee on science and astronautics

For the benefit of all mankind, a survey of the practical returns from space investment. Report of the Committee on science and astronautics

by United States. House of Representatives

Washington, D. C.: GPO, 1970. vii, 61p., plain printed white self-wraps, very good copy. 91st congress second session Serial R.
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$12.00