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The Conquest of Space.
New York: Penguin Press, 1931 - Octavo. Original black boards, titles to spine and front board gilt. With the dust jacket. Spine faded, tips a little worn, front hinge starting, rear hinge cracked but holding, spine ends slightly bumped. A very good copy in the jacket with a crude home repair to head of spine, short closed tears and minor chips to extremities, 7 cm closed tear to head of rear panel. Frontispiece, 3 plates, 6 illustrations in the text. First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "To Fred Durant, a real pioneer & leader in the conquest of space. David Lasser. 3/19/74." Frederick Durant was a key advisor to the US military, intelligence, and civilian space-flight programs of the 1950s and 1960s. With a laid-in photo of the Lasser and Ed Pendray display at the Smithsonian in Washington. Pendray was an early advocate of rockets and spaceflight. [Attributes: First Edition]
      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
Last Found On: 2015-10-05           Check availability:      AbeBooks    

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