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Crossbow & Overcast
McGovern, James,
Hutchinson & Co., London, 1965. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. appendix, acknowledgements, notes and sources and index. Gray coloured and pages. The text is illustrated with 8 pages of black and white photography between pages 112 and 113. Black coloured boards with gilt coloured titles to the back strip. Illustrated dustwrapper (wraparound) with black and white coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. Black-and-white photograph of author to the rear fold over panel. A book in two separate parts, though dealing with the same general concept German scientists. The first part, code named Crossbow dealing with the discovery and defeating of the German rocket programme, and, part two, Operation Overcast, by which the Americans used methods both fair and foul to bring to America not only the documentation on rockets but also the scientists at the forefront of rocket technology Werner von Braun being the most well-known. Softening of the back strip edges with rubbing of the book corners and lower book edges. Handling marks to the book panels with age toning of the text block edges and pages. Foxing to the edges and to the pages. Offset tanning to the end pages. Chipping to the dustwrapper corners and back strip edges. The top edge has a small tear which a previous owner has supported with tape tape still in situ. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. [11], 4 - 279, [1] pages,. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Military & Warfare; Rockets; Science & Technology. Inventory No: 0123762. Very Good Condition
Price: $22.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0123762  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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