Friday, May 15, 2009

The Big Book of Space (1953)

This is BIG, really BIG...

I mean it must be...oh never mind..It is however a pain to store.

Hurst, Earl Oliver. The Big Book of Space: Space Ships, Space Stations, Rockets, Equipment, Star Maps. New York: Grosset and Dunlap. ( 24 p.) 34 x 24 cm.

One of the great early children's "space books". With "scientific detail" approved by Willy Ley, it has many illustrations of rockets, space suits, space stations and the surface of the Moon. The illustrations are very different from the standard Bonestell rockets, being more fanciful but still conveying the sense that this world was just around the corner. "

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