Friday, September 29, 2023

Let's Fly to the Universe (1962)


A rescan project, but a rescan of a reprint.  I blogged about this book in 2012 here:

I think it is Bulgarian. I got a reprint of this and still find it a very beautiful and rare children's book. It has an almost timeless feel about how we (or others) will learn about and explore space. It is also a pop-up book, which I am still learning about how to photograph without damage.

Tsayda , Ivan. Illustrated by Kudasta, V.  ЛЕТИМ ВЬВ ВСЕЛЕНАТА (Let’s Fly To The Universe.) Moscow: Naroda Youth. (18 p.) 1962. BOX 27 (Reprint See Kuvashta, 1961)

Friday, September 22, 2023

The Great Experience (1963)


I have been collecting these books for such a long time that it is rare to come across one I haven't seen.  I know there are still many out there but my language skills are poor enough that I rarely find  the many books that exist in other languages. So I present today The Great Experience, a book from the DDR and written in German. It is loaded with paintings and rocket plans and the wonderment these books can bring to me. 

Meil, Werner. Illustrated by Rade, Hans. Das Große Erlebnis (The Great Experience.) Thuringen, DDR: Rudolf Forkel KG. (19 p.) 1963. 

Friday, September 15, 2023

Start to Infinity (1978)


A little over my usual 1975 limit but I just dug this one out of storage. It is basically a Russian space history book for children. I like the painted illustrations.

Shurlygin, Victor.  СТАРТ В БЕСКОНЕЦНОСТЬ (Start to Infinity.) Leningrad: Children’s Literature Press. (158 p.) 1978.

Friday, September 1, 2023

Stations in Space: Our Stepping Stones to the Stars (1960)


Just another quick re-run of an older book, enjoy!

Cox, Donald W. Illustrated by Kocher, W. A. Stations in Space: Our Stepping Stones to the Stars. New York: Holt Rinehart and Winston. (55 p.) 1960.