History of Rocketry and Space Travel, Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1966, HC, VG.

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Durant, Frederick C. III, et al. New York, Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1966. 
English, Limited Edition, Very Good, Hardcover, 4to, 11 1/2" x 8 3/4", 244 pp.

Brown pictorial mission leather over cushioned boards, spine and half front panel featuring an illustration of a rocket launching, blind stamped lettering to front, black and gilt lettering to spine, minor rubbing to edges and tips an head and tail of spine, otherwise, clean, tightly bound, and unmarked throughout. xi, 244 pp., replete with black-and-white images, illustrations, and diagrams, and includes Harry H-K Lange's full-color illustrations, multi-color illustrated endpapers with depictions of technological advancements throughout the years. Introduction and 9 essays by Frederick C. Durant III, Preface by Werner von Braun and Frederick I. Ordway III, Bibliography, and Index. From Introduction: "Much is presented comprehensively for the first time in a single volume and the work promises to be an important standard reference...Man's ancient drive to explore was limited to the Earth's surface until this century. Now the way to the Solar System is open. This is the story of how it began and how it became possible in our time." A uniquely authentic look at the enthusiasm for space exploration generated by America's first forays into surrounding space.