Friday, May 22, 2015

The Mystery of Other Worlds Revealed (1952) part 1

The Mystery of Other Worlds Revealed. Eisinger, Larry (editor)
New York: Fawcett Publications, 1952.  144 p. 24 cm.  Fawcett Book no. 166. Also 1953 hardcover.

Back when space flight was new and exciting there were "special issue" books that people might buy at the news-stand to learn about something current.  This was not published for children but I am sure with its variety of subjects and great pictures that many children read it after "their" adult had long tired of it. I want to share just a few of the many neat illustrations in this "book"

A large paperback, featuring articles on Space Travel, Flying Saucers and Rocket Development, and heavily illustrated throughout, This will be an additional post but I will start with the designs of the British Interplanetary Society.

The British Interplanetary Society (BIS), founded in Liverpool in 1933 by Philip E. Cleator, is the oldest space advocacy organisation in the world. Its aim is exclusively to support and promote astronautics and space exploration. In the 1950s they shared some wonderful designs for their visions of the future of space travel.

1 comment:

  1. Fab book that. I love the work that BIS did. The cover is from the flick When World's Collide isn't it?