Publisher Information: Leipzig: Hachmeister & Thal, 1928.
Ley, Willy (1906-1969). Die Möglichkeit der Weltraumfahrt. viii, 344pp. 2 plates, text illustrations. Leipzig: Hachmeister & Thal, 1928. Original cloth, some spotting and dampstaining, minor finger-soiling. Very good copy, from the library of Frederick I. Ordway III, with his bookplate.
First Edition of this pioneering collection of papers on the possibility of space travel, edited by Willy Ley, one of the founders of Germany's influential Verein für Raumschiffahrt (Rocketry Society) and a highly effective popularize of spaceflight in the first half of the twentieth century. The collection includes contributions from Karl Debus, Hermann Oberth, Walter Hohmann, Guido von Pirquet and Fr. W. Sander-Wesermünde. This copy was owned by Frederick I. Ordway III, space scientist and well-known author of books on spaceflight.Book Id: 40951