7.25" x 4.5". 106pp., plus 2pp ads. Blue cloth. Mild fading to spine, bookplate, small erasure to first blank, else a nice near fine copy. We believe that this rare volume is the first British nonfiction book about space travel, and only the second nonfiction book on space travel published in English. (Excluding Goddard's very rare first pamphlet.) See Ciancone "The Literary Legacy of the Space Age" #183. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Stratosphere and Rocket Flight (Astronautics...
Publisher: Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons Ltd.
Publication Date: 1935
Edition: First edition.
Book Description Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons Ltd, London, 1935. Hardcover. Condition: Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Remarkable early rocketry book including highly prescient chapter on space flight. Well read and pages thus a little grubby. Ex-library, evidenced by stamps to first and last pages and removed label etc at front endpaper. In blue library cloth, again rather grubby, especially to spine. Scarce. Seller Inventory # 001162
Book Description Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, Ltd., London, 1935. Boards. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No DJ. 1st Ed. 1st Edition. Hardcover lacking dust jacket. 12mo with 106 pages. One of the earliest books on Rocket Science. The book is in very good condition with slight shelf wear, bumping to edges and fading to spine. The interior is clean and tight. The spine is faded blue with black text. Size: 12mo. Hardcover. Seller Inventory # 025662
Book Description Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, Ltd., London, 1935. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. vii +106+2 pages of adverts ,illustrated with full page and text drawings.Contents clean and tight no inscriptions. Publishers slate blue cloth, title to upper board and spine printed in black .The first British book on book space travel. Seller Inventory # 001303
Book Description London: Pitman. 1935 1935, 1935. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Included. . Bound in original mottled blue cloth with black titles but also with its original dust jacket with a small piece missing from one letter at the edge. The dust jacket is good. Scans available. Very good. . Seller Inventory # 17765
Book Description Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, Ltd, London, 1935. Condition: Near Fine. First edition. Small octavo. Printed blue cloth. 106,ads pp. Contemporary owner's name ("Williams Tillman") on the front fly, and slight fading to the spine, else very near fine. An important and early non-fiction work on space travel. Scarce. Seller Inventory # 314924