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La Planéte Mars by Camille Flammarion - Vol II 1909.


Signed by the author's second wife, Gabrielle. A postcard showing the author and his second wife seated while talking to each other is taped to the series title page. The postcard is dated Jan. 30, 1946 and has a note written by Gabrielle to the previous owner of this book. The half title page is signed by a previous owner "Ensign a. b. Meinel, USNR, NAVTECHMISEU Paris, 23 April 45". NAVTECHMISEU was a US Navy intelligence unit that was formed in December 1944, whose mission was to exploit German science and technology for the benefit of the Navy Department's technical bureaus.