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von Braun, Wernher
History of Rocketry and Space Travel’, US signed first edition
Crowell. Wernher von Braun & Frederick Ordway III (1966) ‘History of Rocketry & Space Travel‘, US first edition, first printing, published by Crowell. Signed and inscribed by von Braun on the half-title page: “To John I. Nicholas III, sincerely – Wernher von Braun”. The recipient was an engineer working on the Saturn V rockets. He was awarded the Boeing Apollo Roll of Honor Award for his contribution to the Apollo Programme. Condition: the book is fine bar slight ageing/ toning to the pages commensurate with age. The dust jacket has a few tears which have been taped up at the reverse. Genuinely signed copies are exceptionally scarce, especially of true first editions of this book. During von Brauns lifetime three editions of this book have been issued, but this is the true first edition as issued in 1966. Wernher von Braun needs no introduction. Without him the Apollo moon landings would not have happened. Authentic signatures of von Braun are exceptionally scarce. ‘History of Rocketry’ was his most popular book and during his life time three editions were published with the last edition published in 1975 which covered the moon landing as well. First and Fine [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover; In Dust Jacket]
Bookseller: First and Fine [Birmingham, United Kingdom]
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