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    Robert A. Heinlein. Rocket Ship Galileo. New York: [1947]. First edition.

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    Robert A. Heinlein. Rocket Ship Galileo. New York:  Charles Scribner's Sons, [1947]. First edition. Octavo. [x], 212, [2, blank] pages; illustrated by Thomas W. Voter. Publisher's decorated black cloth, spine lettered in green, front board stamped in green, in original first state dust jacket with $2.00 printed price on front flap. Trivial wear to the cloth at the lower edge of the corners. Ever-so-slight toning to pages. Jacket with minor wear at the lower edges but no chipping or tears. Near fine.

    The author's first book, preceded by a pamphlet printing of a convention speech. Rocket Ship Galileo is "the first U. S. juvenile science fiction 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 science fiction ..." - 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.



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    March, 2018
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