Space-Flight Problems, Being a complete collection of all lectures held at the Fourth Astronautical Congress
First and only edition of this collection of all thirty lectures held at the Fourth Astronautical Congress in 1953 in Zurich, Switzerland. Contributors include Wernher von Braun ("We need a coordinated space program"), Navy Commander Robert Truax , Milton Rosen, Eugen Sanger, J. M. J. Kooy, General G. A. Crocco (founder of the Italian Rocket Society), and the British Interplanetary Society’s Kenneth Gatland.
Zurich, Switzerland: Swiss Astronautical Society, for the International Astronautical Federation, 1953. Original cloth boards with gilt-stamped titles, pp. 224. Text in German, English and French. A very good copy. Light shelfwear and rubbing to boards, foxing to endpapers, small owner's name to front pastedown and title page, else internally clean. Uncommon.