Rare Polish science fiction story by a little-known woman author of the 1930s.
"Jeszcze jest nadzieja. Moze pan zobaczy tych, których pan kocha — odezwal się profesor."<br />["There is still hope. Perhaps you will see the ones you love" — said the Professor.]
A Polish space adventure for young readers, set on a rocket to Mars in the far-off year of 1955, published as no. 64 in the series Zajmujące Czytanki ("Interesting Reading"). Records reveal little regarding the author's biography or other works; only her nationality and gender may be inferred. Introductory histories of Polish SF tend to skip quickly through the 1930s in their haste to reach the towering figure of Stanislaw Lem, but even scholarly and non-Anglophone sources have little or nothing to say about Burdecka. With a striking three-color Art Deco cover illustration by artist Hanna Przezdziecka Kędzierska (1911-2004), well known for her magazine cover work. Rare, with only one institutional holding noted in OCLC (at the National Library of Poland).
Read more: The Science Fiction Encyclopedia, "Poland".
Warsaw: Wydawnictwo M. Arcta [Publishing House of Michał Arct], . 7'' x 4.5''. Original saddle-stapled illustrated wraps. Cover illustration by Kędzierska. 31,  pages. Neat pen notation to title page; light pencil to rear cover. Minor edgewear; small tear to spine.
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