New York: Random House, [. Hardcover. Illustrations by Marvin Bileck. Small 4to. Teal blue cloth with black lettering and decoration, pictorial dust jacket. 144pp, (1p ad). Numerous illustrations, pictorial endpapers. Near fine/very good. Faint jacket wear only. Item #44680
Quite tight and handsome thirteenth printing of #7 in the young adult "allabout books" series -- with choice autograph element: Title page bears bold ownership signature of "Adlai Stevenson / Petoskey / August, 1965." Adlai E. Stevenson III (born 1930), U.S. Senator and son of the governor (who twice ran for president), was influential in guiding U.S. space policy in the 1970s, making this an especially relevant association copy copy (and dated, by the way, one month after his father’s sudden death in London at age 65). The handsome bookmark of the Petoskey, Michigan bookshop where Stevenson purchased this is still laid in -- and functional!