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    Book signed by the first man in space.

    Yuri Gagarin Signed Autobiography The Road to Space, Inscribed to a Soviet Rear Admiral. ДОРОГА В КОСМОС (Moscow, 1961), 238 pages, blue cloth with silver stamped front cover and spine, 5.25" x 8". Signed on the free front endpaper (translated from Russian): "To Rear Admiral Vorkov, Sergei Stepanovich with deep respect and best wishes. Gagarin 4 September '62". Yuri Gagarin (1934-1968) was, of course, the first man to travel into space on Vostok 1, April 12, 1961, making him a national hero in the Soviet Union. He signed this book the very next year to Vorkov, a Ph.D in Military Marine Services and who would later write several naval books. A very good copy with what appears to be a partial dust jacket glued to the front pastedown.

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