Publisher Information: Rome: 1935.
Rynin, Nikolai Alexseevich (1887-1942). Propulsione a reazione senza utilizzazione dell’aria. Preprint from Convegno di scienze, fisiche, matematiche e naturali, 30 settembre – 6 ottobre 1935-XIII: Tema, le alte velocità in aviazione (Rome: Reale Accademia d’Italia, 1935). 22pp. Text diagrams. 244 x 172 mm. Original printed self-wrappers; boxed. Fine copy, from the library of aviation and aerospace pioneer Theodore von Kármán (1881-1963), with his stamp and docketing on the front wrapper.
Extremely Rare Preprint, with no copies listed in OCLC. Rynin (spelled “Rinin” here) was a Russian civil engineer, aerospace researcher and promoter of space travel. In 1929 Rynin helped to found the Leningrad branch of the USSR’s Gruppa Isutcheniya Reaktinovo Dvisheniya (Group for the study of reaction motion; i.e. jet propulsion and rocketry), and between 1928 and 1932 he published his monumental nine-volume Mezhplanetnye Soobschniya (Interplanetary communications), an encyclopedia of space travel. In 1935 Rynin was invited to present a paper at the fifth Volta Conference in Rome, dedicated to the topic of “High velocity in aviation.” Rynin’s paper was on the subject of jet propulsion in the absence of air; it is illustrated with diagrams of rocket engines and related items.
According to a notice inside the front wrapper, this preprint (and others from the Volta Conference) was to be treated as a manuscript, for distribution to participants in the conference, with any reproduction strictly forbidden. Preprints from the Volta Conference are extraordinarily rare. This copy is from the library of aviation and aerospace pioneer Theodore von Kármán, founder of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, who was also a participant in the Volta Conference. Von Braun & Ordway, History of Rocketry and Space Travel (3rd ed.), pp. 60-63.Book Id: 43982