Rocket Ship Galileo

By: Heinlein, Robert A.

Price: $150.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Black cloth, 212 pp, 4 b/w full page illustrations, front board has the outline of a rocket in flight (in green) heading for the Moon in the upper right corner. First edition of Heinlein's first published book, with the Scribner's 'A' and seal on copyright page and 2 rear endpapers. 1/4" tear at top of spine, and another, nearly closed tear near the base. Spine slightly cocked, corners scuffed and bent in (especially the lower corners), minor edge wear with some rubbing and scuffing to boards. 'Science fiction' inked on front paste down, small spot on page 17/18, opposite the first illustration, otherwise text is clean and unmarked.
Front end paper has this note, in ink: 'Donated to the University of Detroit High School Library on November 9, 1951 by ----------, a student." However, there are no markings, stamps, or writing anywhere else in the book. It appears unlikely this was ever in a circulating library.

A long time science fiction classic of the first flight to the moon, this was one of Heinlein's novels written in the 40's and 50's to young adults.
"They called themselves the Galileo Club - not a bad name for a group of space-minded young men who had high hopes of putting one of their homemade rocket ships in orbit. But it wasn't until they teamed up with Doc Cargraves that their impossible dream became an incredible reality.
"Suddenly the three Earthbound youths and their mentor were hurtling through space, heading for the barren wasteland of the Moon. Or so they thought. They were totally unaware that the dark crater shadows concealed a threat beyond their wildest imaginings . . . a threat from which only a miracle could save them!"; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall

Title: Rocket Ship Galileo

Author Name: Heinlein, Robert A.

Illustrator: Illustrated by Voter, Thomas W.

Categories: Robert Heinlein,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1947

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 007206

Keywords: Vintage Science Fiction Moon-flight Astronauts Dr. Donald Cargraves (fictitious Character) Ross Jenkins (fictitious Character) Art Mueller (fictitious Character) Morrie Abrams (fictitious Character) Nazi Holdouts Nazi Space Program