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Lot 38[SPACE-MERCURY SEVEN]
The Astronauts: Pioneers in Space.
New York: Golden Press, [1961]. Signed in ink by each of the Mercury Seven on their group portrait within the book. Original pictorial boards. 10 1/2 x 7 inches (25.5 x 18.5 cm); 92 pp., color illustrations. With a letter of authentication by Stuart Lutz Historic Documents. Tape repair to spine, extremities lightly rubbed; Together with an inscribed photograph of John Glenn, Jr. full length in his space suit, a John Glenn 1962 Project Mercury signed first day cover, and three other photographs.
A contemporary Life Magazine publication on the Mercury Seven, here with the signatures of each astronaut on their plain-clothed group portrait. The Mercury Seven are: M. Scott Carpenter; Walter M. Schirra Jr.; Alan B. Shepard Jr.; L. Gordon Cooper Jr.; Virgil I. (Gus) Grissom; and Donald K. (Deke) Slayton; and John H. Glenn Jr.



Sold for $2,875
Estimate $2,000-4,000


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