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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,. [1947]. Octavo,. cloth.. Small stain at lower right corner of front free endpaper with a. little bleed to title page, small stain to rear paste-down at lower. edge with light bleed to rear free endpaper, a near fine copy in an. about near fine first state dust jacket ($2.00 price printed on front. jacket flap) with mild rubbing to corners, spine ends, and along. front fold, stain to verso of jacket at rear panel spine fold with. faint show on upper portion of spine. Still a presentable copy of. this book. (#127515). 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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