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ROBERT H. GODDARD

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FIRST EDITION OF GODDARD’S LIQUID-PROPELLANT ROCKET DEVELOPMENT

GODDARD, Robert H. Liquid-Propellant Rocket Development. Washington, D.C. March 16, 1936. First separate edition of Goddard’s research on rocket fuel, containing “the first public mention of his historic 1926 liquid-fueled rocket launch” (Ciancone 85), with 11 pages of black-and-white photographs.
$3200.

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“THE UNDISPUTED FATHER OF MODERN ROCKETRY”

GODDARD, Robert H. Rockets. New York, 1946. First edition in book form of Goddard's two seminal papers on rocket fuel, proposing that liquid-fueled rocket propulsion could be used to attain escape velocity and thereby land a projectile on the moon. With portrait frontispiece and numerous photographic plates. $1850.

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