First edition. Illustrated throughout, including the promised photographs of the reverse side of the moon. 4to, original stiff paper wrappers decorated with a lunar photograph and lettered in white. 34 pp and plates. Remarkably well preserved with just a little staining along the top edge of a few leaves and very minor evidence of use. AN EXCELLENT SOVIET HISTORY OF THE AUTOMATIC INTERPLANETARY STATION, the third Soviet space mission which used a space probe to photograph the dark side of the moon. This well-illustrated account describes the space probe and its mission and, of course, provides the photographs taken by it. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: First photographs of the Reverse Side of the...
Publisher: Moscow Foreign Languages Publishing House 1960
Book Description Foreign Language Publishing House, Moscow, 1960. First Edition. medium 4to, 10 1/8in, 26cm, pp. 36, b&w plates, original flush pictorial card covers. Covers a little rubbed and dust-stained, corners somewhat creased and spine worn. Internally clean. A very nice copy. [Academy of Sciences of the U.S.S.R.]. Bookseller Inventory # 7505