DescriptionMercury Seven Astronauts: Four Signed Autobiographies and Biographies. A nice selection of books chronicling the lives of astronauts from the earlier programs, as follows:
(1) Gordon Cooper with Bruce Henderson. Leap of Faith. An Astronaut's Journey into the Unknown. New York: Harper Collins Publishers, 2000. First edition. Signed "Gordon Cooper" on the title page. Octavo. 279 pages. Illustrated. Publisher's original binding and dust jacket. Fine.
(2) Donald K. "Deke" Slayton with Michael Cassutt. Deke! U.S. Manned Space: From Mercury to the Shuttle. New York: Tom Doherty Associates, 1994. First edition. Signed by Michael Cassutt on the title page. Octavo. 354 pages. Illustrated. Publisher's original binding and dust jacket. Fine.
(3) Walter M. Schirra, Jr. with Richard N. Billings. Schirra's Space. Boston: Quinlan Press, 1988. First edition. Inscribed by Schirra on the half-title page. Octavo. 227 pages. Illustrated. Publisher's original binding and dust jacket. Very good condition.
(4) Betty Grissom and Henry Still. Starfall. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1974. First edition. Signed by Betty Grissom on the front free endpaper. Octavo. 276 pages. Illustrated. Publisher's original binding and dust jacket. Very good condition.
From the Steven R. Belasco Collection of Space Memorabilia.
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