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    Buzz Aldrin's Astronauts Library: Six Leather-Bound Easton Press Limited Edition Books, Four Signed with Matching Serial Numbers (699/3000), Two Author's Copies, all Originally from His Personal Collection with a Pair of His Bookends. A beautiful set of matching books in the deluxe Easton Press style with premium leather covers accented in 22K gold, silk moiré endpapers, raised bands on the spines, satin ribbon page markers, gilt page edges, acid-free paper, and sewn bindings. Released in 1997, all were limited to 3000 copies of which four of these are each numbered 699. Overall dimensions of each are 6.25" x 9.25". Included with the lot is a matching pair of quality bookends, also from the Aldrin collection. A perfect pair to display with the books. All books extremely fine. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this lot. Book details as follows.

    We Seven. By the Astronauts Themselves. Signed by Scott Carpenter, Gordon Cooper, and John Glenn with three separate Easton COAs.
    Countdown. An Autobiography. Signed by Frank Borman with Easton COA.
    Schirra's Space. Signed by Wally Schirra with Easton COA.
    Moon Shot. The Inside Story of America's Race to the Moon. Signed by Alan Shepard with Easton COA.
    Men From Earth. Buzz Aldrin. One of 25 private issue author's copies. Not signed.
    Lost Moon. The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13. James Lovell. One of 25 private issue author's copies. Not signed.

    Interestingly, there is an autograph note signed from James Lovell to Buzz and Lois Aldrin that explains why his book isn't the signed and numbered issue. It reads, in full: "January 12, '99/ Dear Buzz and Lois,/ Many thanks for the hospitality/ during my short stay in L.A. We had fun making the commercial. I arrived/ back in Chicago around Midnight-actually/ earlier than I expected. Here is the replacement 'Lost/ Moon' I Promised. Thanks for giving one to/ Peter. Best Jim".


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2019
    9th-11th Thursday-Saturday
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