Friday, May 28, 2021

My Little Golden Book about Travel (1956)


My Little Golden Book about Travel is about all forms of travel (what a surprise). I am a big fan of the illustrator Tibor Gergely so I wanted to share a couple of his space travel illustrations that are found in this book.

Daly, Kathleen N, and Tibor Gergely. My Little Golden Book About Travel. NY : Simon and Schuster. 21 cm.22 p.  1956.

The back cover shows some of the other non-fiction Golden Books available.

Friday, May 21, 2021

Technology for the Youth Magazine (1964)


Not totally sure of the date, it is issue 9 so probably Sept. Technology for the Youth was one of a number of monthly science magazines for older children and young adults. They often had some great space illustrations to entice consumers to buy it. 

Illustration is by R. Avotin

Outlining the instruments on one of the satellites.

Friday, May 14, 2021

Rockets and Space Ships (1953)


Another of my favorites re-scanned. This is a tiny treasure  Only 7" x 4" it has some great painted illustrations. Most of the illustrations have extensive captions.

Hollinson, Harry. Illustrated by Butler, Leslie and Cecil Bayly. Rockets and Space Ships. London: Perry Colour Books Ltd. (44 p.) 1953.

One of my favorite "strange" illustrations

Friday, May 7, 2021

Space Travel (1958)


Another great children's book re-scanned. The 4th and last book in the series is especially full of beautiful paintings.

Ley, Willy. Illustrated by Polgreen, John. Space Travel. Poughkeepsie, NY: Guild Press. (44 p.) 1958.