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GODDARD, Robert H.

Rockets....

Comprising "A Method of Reaching Extreme Altitudes" and "Liquid-Propellant Rocket Development". With a new Foreword by the Author.

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Published: New York American Rocket Society, 1946

Stock Code: 130701

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Notes

First edition, first printing, of this posthumously printed collection of Goddard's famous papers on rocketry; "A Method of Reaching Extreme Altitudes" and "Liquid-Propellant Rocket Development", first published by the Smithsonian Institute in 1919 and 1936 respectively. This work also contains a new foreword by Goddard, the father of modern rocket propulsion, prepared shortly before his death on 10 August 1945.

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Description

Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt. With the dust jacket.

Illustrations

Photographic portrait frontispiece, 21 pages of photographic reproductions and numerous diagrams in the text.

Condition

Slight rubbing to spine ends and tips, tiny mark to front cover; a near-fine copy in the very faintly soiled jacket with slight creasing to edges, tiny nicks to spine ends.

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