Across the Space Frontier, The Viking Press, 1952, HC, VG.

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Ryan, Cornelius, et al. New York, The Viking Press, 1952. 
English, First Edition, Very Good, Hardcover, 4to, 11" x 8 1/2", 147 pp.

Light blue cloth over board, stamped silver illustrations to front, stamped silver lettering to spine, minor wear to head and tail, some toning to edges, light gray speckling to pages xiv and 1, otherwise, sharp tips, tightly bound, and unmarked throughout. Very Good pictorial dust jacket, featuring a full-color illustration to front, photographs to back and interior flaps, white, black, and red lettering to front, back, spine, and interior flaps, minor wear to edges, head, tail, and tips, some toning to edges, 1" inch tear to back, otherwise, clean and intact. Protected in a paper-backed Mylar-sleeve. xiv, 147 pp., replete with full-color illustrations, drawings, and charts, full-color illustrated endpapers with text about the Space Station, Introduction by editor, Cornelius Ryan, essays by Dr. Joseph Kaplan, Dr. Wernher von Braun, Dr. Heinz Haber, Willy Ley, Oscar Schachter, Dr. Fred L. Whipple, and Index. From inside the dust jacket: "This book is not a science-fictionist's dream, it is an accurate blueprint, prepared by some of the best scientific minds in the country, of how man can, within the short period of ten to fifteen years, reach beyond the atmosphere and establish a space station, 1075 miles above the earth...About half of the present book appeared as a symposium in Collier's."

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