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    Konstantin Tsiolkovsky Book Selected Works Book 1, All-Metal Dirigible (Airship), 1934, Original Printing in Russian. ИЗБРАННЫЕ ТРУДЫ КНИГА 1 ЦЕЛЬНОМЕТАЛЛИЧЕСКИЙ ДИРИЖАБЛЬ. Edited by Y. A. Rapoport (Moscow: Gosmashmetizdat, 1934). A rare volume from one of the founding fathers of modern rocketry. From the editor's introduction: "In 1932, in connection with the 75th anniversary of K E Tsiolkovsky, which was performed in September, it was decided to publish his selected works. It was necessary from the whole huge list of Tsiolkovsky's works to select for publication primarily works that are the most valuable and relevant for our time... And only now, under the Soviet government, after decades of unsuccessful attempts to interest the public opinion of tsarist Russia with its inventions, Tsiolkovsky is finally a witness and ideological leader of the works carried out to implement the projects he proposed..." Hardbound, gilt dirigible on cover, octavo, 270 pages, illustrated. Pencil notations throughout. Good.

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