Rockets, Missiles and Space Travel

LEY, Willy. Rockets, Missiles and Space Travel.

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LEY, Willy. Rockets, Missiles and Space Travel. Chapman and Hall. 1954.

8vo. RAF prize binding, full crushed air force blue morocco with gilt crest of RAF Halton and borders to sides, gilt lettering to spine, a.e.g.; pp. xii + 436, 22 plates, 64 illustrations, bound without folding chart, contemporary b&w photo of F-86 Sabre inserted; spine a little faded, very good. Provenance: ffep with RAF Halton prize bookplate. This rather lavishly bound book was presented to Aircraft Apprentice Denis Geoffrey Church for getting the best in the armament fitter Trade Standard Test.
Third impression. A fascinating, quite technical book on rocketry, looking at the history as well as the future of the science.