Signed by Wernher von Braun, first edition of Wernher von Braun: Mein Leben für die Raumfahrt, by Bernd Ruland. Translates to Wernher von Braun: My Life for Space Travel.
Octavo, 431pp. Grey cloth, title stamped in gray on spine. No additional printings on copyright page. Solid text block, free of any marks or notable damage. Complete with hundreds of black and white photographs, a few in color. Text in German. In the publisher’s dust jacket, light shelf wear, short closed tears along top edge, rubbing to tips of spine, a very good example. This copy is signed on the dedication page by Wernher von Braun, with a printed dedication to Dr. Heinrich Bergmann, Christmas 1969.
Wernher von Braun (1912-1977) was a pioneer in rocketry and space technology, assisting both Germany and later the United States in developing the rocket propulsion needed to reach orbit.