This is not a young children's book but rather a book for high school students about man's exploration of the solar system. It is filled with truly beautiful space art by Harry H-K Lange. Mr. Lange was involved with some of the concept drawings for the film 2001, as well as illustrating Von Braun book about the history of rocketry. He worked with Frederick Ordway on a couple of books but these illustrations are very special and not many have seen them.
There are so many illustrations in the book that I wanted to share that I have split them into 2 postings, so look for the rest later this week.
Ordway, Frederick I and Wakeford, Ronald C. Illustrated by Lange, Harry H-K. Conquering the Sun’s Empire.
: E.P. Dutton
and Co. 128 pp. 23 cm. Cloth, DJ. New York
Soon we will continue to Mars and out into the solar system.