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    Robert A. Heinlein. Rocket Ship Galileo. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1947.

    First edition. Octavo. 212 pages. Illustrated by Thomas Voter.

    Publisher's black cloth with light green titles on the spine and spaceship illustration on the front board. Bumped corners with only light shelf wear. Dust jacket with light rubbing at the extremities. A very good copy.

    This book was the basis for the 1950 film Destination Moon. Heinlein also contributed to the writing of the screenplay for the movie. "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 5-62) From the Robert and Diane Yaspan Collection.


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