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    Mercury Seven Astronauts: Photo Page from Martin Caidin's The Astronauts Book Signed by All, Directly from the Personal Collection of NASA Flight Controller Manfred "Dutch" von Ehrenfried. A 5.25" x 8" page (92) excised from the 1960 book about the first seven men chosen by NASA to serve as astronauts. The page is titled "The Project Mercury Astronauts" and bears B&W images, each approximately 1.5" x 2.25", of all seven astronauts in their NASA business suit poses. They have each signed beneath their respective image with early forms of their signatures, as follows: "John H. Glenn, Jr", "Virgil I Grissom" (1926-1967), "Alan B Shepard Jr" (1923-1998), "Leroy G Cooper Jr" (1927-2004), "M. Scott Carpenter", "Walter M Schirra Jr" (1923-2007), and "Donald K, Slayton" (1924-1993). The right side of the page is uneven, there is a miniscule wormhole affecting the bottom of the "G" in Grissom, and the bottom edge is slightly dampstained for about 1.5" affecting the Schirra signature only a bit. Otherwise, a very nice, vintage set from the collection of an important NASA insider.

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    November, 2012
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