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    Robert A. Heinlein. Rocket Ship Galileo. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1947. First edition, later printing. Second state dust jacket with $2.50 price. Very good in price-clipped dust jacket. Heinlein's first published novel.

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    Octavo. 212 pages.

     

    Black decorative cloth over boards. Green lettering to spine. Illustrated by Thomas W. Voter. Illustrated endpapers. Lacks the letter "A" above the publisher's seal on the copyright page, thus indicating a later printing of the first edition. Second state dust jacket with new price of $2.50 stamped on upper corner of price-clipped front flap. Very good in very good dust jacket.

     

    "Rocket Ship Galileo, written by Robert Heinlein and published in 1947, is generally considered the first American juvenile science fiction work that merited any serious critical attention. For the first time - at least, as far as most specialists in children's literature knew - an author expertly blended together characters, subject matter, and plot in a way that was novel, relevant, and appealing to young readers" (Anatomy of Wonder).

     

    Heinlein's first published novel.

     

    Anatomy of Wonder, p. 302. Bleiler, Checklist, p. 97. Currey, p. 234.

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