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    The first man in space.

    Yuri Gagarin Signed 1961 Booklet. A 4" x 5.75" pull-out photo booklet, published by the Novosti Press, celebrating Gagarin's historic flight and the hero's welcome he received upon his return. On an inside cover page, Gagarin has signed beneath a printed graphic of the "Pilot-Cosmonaut of the USSR" medal that was created in honor of his historic flight and awarded to him by President Breshnev and Secretary Georgadze. There are eighteen pages of photos inside that pull-out from the book, with a photo of Gagarin and Nikita Khrushchev together on the front cover. Most of the captions and text are in both English and Russian. The inside front cover states: "On April 12, 1961 the world's first spaceship 'Vostok' with a man on board circled the Earth and safely returned to the sacred soil of our Motherland. The first man who penetrated cosmos was a citizen of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics Yury Alexeyevich GAGARIN." Very good condition with general wear and a torn corner not affecting the signature. Rare in authentic material.

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    April, 2010
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