Title: Heinlein, Robert A.
Place Published: Rocket Ship Galileo
Date Published: Charles Scribner's Sons
Illustrated by Thomas W. Voter. Decorative black cloth stamped in green, color pictorial jacket. First Edition, First printing.
With Scribner's seal and "A" on copyright page. Heinlein's first title to be published in hardcover and his first in a series of books aimed at a young adult audience. First issue jacket with the publisher's printed "$2.00" price on the front flap. "A pioneering novel that began American mainstream SF for children and combined young protagonists, gadgetry, current science, and adventure in such a way that even today the book retains interest" - Barron AW, 5-63.