A French re-printing of "By Spaceship to the Moon (1952)". I had blogged about this book way back when I was starting out in 2009:
So the arrival in my collection of the French reprint gives me a chance to share many more incredible illustrations from this book.
Coggins, Jack and Pratt, Fletcher. Illustrated by Coggins, Jack. By Spaceship to the Moon. New York: Random House. (56 p.) 29 cm. 1952
Coggins, Jack and Pratt, Fletcher. Translated into French by Francois Musard. Illustrated by Jack Coggins. Premiere Croisiere Sur La Lune. Paris: Agence Francaise De Presse. 1953.
I find the paintings in this version were reproduced better than other copies so you can appreciate Jack Coggins beautiful artwork.
The style of hardware in this book hearkens back to a boilerplate construction and this "moon buggy" is unique.