Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Astronomy (1963) "Whitman World Library"

Some of the best space art was hidden in astronomy books. Those of the early 1960s had great pictures of manned exploration.

Guillot, Rene. Illustrated by Giannini. Astronomy. Racine, WI: Whitman Publishing Co. (104 p.) 32 cm.

It is a translation of the French book "L'espace" by the same author.


  1. WOW! Just, WOW! I can't believe it! have been looking for this book for around 30 years. My father had this book and as a child I cut it up for the pictures. 40 years later, I still have quite a few of the images I callously cut from the book but no way to identify the book itself. I have looked for this book off and on over the years and just yesterday I spotted one of the illustrations on Pinterest. It was a dead link. But, through some internet detective work (thanks google image search), I found your fantastic blog. Thank you so much for giving me an early Christmas present. I've already ordered a copy and I won't be cutting out the images. You also have a new fan. Your blog is awesome! Tytyty!

  2. I have been looking for it too. My Grandfather kept it on the coffee table. It was a highlight of the voyage to their house tfor Thanksgiving. Thanks for reporting.