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    Mercury Seven Astronauts: Martin Caidin's The Astronauts Book Signed by All. The Story of Project Mercury, America's Man-in-Space Program. (New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1960), first edition. Neatly signed on the free front endpaper by all seven of NASA's original Project Mercury astronauts, on separate lines: "Walter M Schirra Jr", "Donald K. Slayton", "Alan B Shepard Jr", "Virgil I. Grissom", "John H. Glenn, Jr.", "M. Scott Carpenter", and "Leroy G Cooper Jr". It is inscribed above by Alan Shepard: "To Lewis S. Baer with/ warm regards/ The Astronauts". Note the early and desirable full forms of their signatures before shorter versions and nicknames became commonly used. A very early and desirable item. Dust jacket a little rough, book fine.

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    May, 2016
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