Friday, January 8, 2010

The Complete Book of Outer Space (1953)

Sort of an adult rather than children's book today but it is a great anthology of early space articles and experts.

Logan, Jeffrey. The Complete Book of Outer Space. New York: Gnome Press. (144 p.) 25 cm.

Reprinted as a 1953 softcover magazine by Maco Magazine as: The Complete Book of Outer Space. New York : Maco Magazine Corp. (144 p.) 24 cm.

And in the UK as:


  1. One of my long-time favorites. Not to be confused (though I did for a moment) with Albro Gaul's The Complete Book of Space Travel, with its supremely wonderful Virgil Finlay illustrations. Does your collection include that one as well?

    -- Michael S.

  2. John,

    I recall reading somewhere that the Maco was the original edition and that Gnome took a supply and had them hard bound. The Gnome is, of course, quite scarce.


    Graham Bates