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ROCKET SHIP GALILEO
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,. [1947]. Octavo,. cloth.. A fine copy in a near fine later state dust jacket (printed price of. $2.00 price-clipped and publisher's increased price of $2.50 rubber. stamped at upper edge of front flap) with mild shelf wear along lower. edge and to spine ends, tiny chip from bottom edge of the rear panel,. and mild age-darkening to spine panel. (#126602). First edition. The author's first book, preceded by a pamphlet printing a convention speech. ROCKET SHIP GALILEO is "the first US juvenile sf novel to reflect the new levels of characterization, style and scientific plausibility now expected in the field ... it was the first in a series that represents the most important contribution any single writer has made to children's sf ..." - Clute and Nicholls (eds.), The Science Fiction Encyclopedia (1993), pp. 554-57. "A pioneering novel that began American mainstream science fiction for children and combined young protagonists, gadgetry, current science, and adventure in such a way that even today the book retains interest." - Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-515.
      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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