Friday, April 3, 2009
Gemini and Apollo (1964)
Kind of a rough cover on this one but worth seeking out. One of the things I have noticed about these books, many of the extant copies available are ex-library. This is good for me since they are worthless in the book world and sell for only a couple of dollars. The downside is of course the condition is somewhat to very used.
As a collector you are always urged to buy the best copy possible but since this is a collection for interest and content rather than value I often have settled for just getting a copy of something rather than seeking out the best.
Soule, Gardner. Gemini and Apollo. New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce. (64 p.) 24 cm.
Sub-titled "The next two projects in space" it presents all those conceptual drawings and paintings NASA had been using for a juvenile audience.
Things changed so fast in the next few years it is interesting to see how they thought it would look and what might happen soon.
This mostly looks like the future that did happen although the lunar module did end up looking a little different.