Lot 9070: Signed book: The Astronauts. Later printing. NY: E. P. Dutton & Co., 1960. Hardcover with dust jacket, 5.5 x 8.25, 192 pages. Signed on the half-title page in various ink types, "Walter M. Schirra, Jr. (2)," "Virgil I. Grissom," "M. Scott Carpenter," "Donald K. Slayton," "John H. Glenn, Jr.," "Leroy G. Cooper, Jr.," and "Alan B. Shepard, Jr." Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: VG/VG. Accompanied by two photos of Cathy Osgood, an aeronautical engineer and one of four women who worked in the 1960 flight operations division for the Mercury program; her ownership notations can be found on the front flap of the dust jacket. Bearing rare, early signatures of America's first seven astronauts—including two of Sigma 7 pilot Wally Schirra—Martin Caidin's book on the pioneering missions of Project Mercury represents an ideal, complementary format for such a legendary cast.
RR Auction's Space and Aviation Auction 463
Thursday, 22nd October 2015
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