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 pictorial soft covers, minor chipping, small splits at spine, light soiling. Fore-edge of second plate a bit frayed, but very good.
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, which is very scarce in the original pictorial wrappers, includes contributions from Karl Debus, Hermann Oberth, Walter Hohmann, Guido von Pirquet and Fr. W. Sander-Wesermünde.Book Id: 50269