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ROCKET SHIP GALILEO
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,. [1947]. Octavo,. cloth.. A fine copy in a fine first state dust jacket ($2.00 price printed on. front jacket flap) with very light shelf wear along upper edge, touch. of rubbing to flap folds, and tiny spot of rubbing on rear panel near. spine fold. An attractive copy. (#129696). 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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