DescriptionArthur C. Clarke. Interplanetary Flight. An Introduction to Astronautics. New York: L. Harper & Brothers, 1951.
First American edition with the correct "L. Harper" and "A" at the bottom of the title page. "Library of Congress Duplicate Exchanged" stamp on the copyright page. Advanced review copy with publisher's review sheet laid-in. Twelvemo. 164 pages. Photographic illustrations.
Original light blue cloth with black spine titles. Light wear and soiling from shelf wear. Internal contents slightly toned. Glue stain on the half-title page where the review slip has come detached. Dust jacket worn and toned at the extremities, with a few abrasions to the front panel and a few small stains on the back panel. A very good copy of the author's first book. From the Robert and Diane Yaspan Collection.
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