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    Mercury Seven Astronauts Book Signed. Charles Coombs. Project Mercury. Illustrated by Robert G. Smith. New York: William Morrow, 1960. First edition. Inscribed on front free endpaper by Scott Carpenter, "Dec. 1960/ For Marian Smith with best/ wishes from the Mercury Astronauts". Signed below by Virgil I. Grissom, John H. Glenn, Jr., Alan B. Shepard Jr., Donald K. Slayton, M. Scott Carpenter, Leroy S. Cooper Jr., and Walter M. Schirra. 8vo. 62 pp. Publisher's full light blue cloth with dark blue stamping to front and spine. Pages show mild toning. Dust jacket is toned and rubbed with small tears to edges and chipping to spine ends. There is also one large chip to bottom edge of front panel. A very good copy.

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