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RARE PRINTER’S PROOFS OF SAINT-EXUPÉRY’S PILOTE DE GUERRE, INSCRIBED BY HIM TO HIS GOOD FRIEND MICHEL BERTIN

SAINT-EXUPERY, Antoine de. Pilote de Guerre—printer’s proofs. Paris, 1942.

Early printer’s proofs of the first French edition of Pilote de Guerre, Saint-Exupéry’s account of his role in the French Air Force during the 1940 Battle of France. This set of proofs presented by Saint-Exupéry to his good friend Michel Bertin, inscribed and signed by him in blue pen on the first sheet: “A Michel Bertin, a jeu d’epreuves d’un petit livre sur le France avec tout ma trés profonde amitié. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.” [“A set of proofs of a small book about France with all my very deep friendship.”]. $9000.

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DRAMATIC COLLAGE OF 1960S LUNAR PHOTOGRAPHY

(NASA). Collage of lunar photographs. No place, circa 1966. Large and compelling collage of 25 vintage lunar photographs, offering detailed views of the Moon’s cratered surface, handsomely framed. $8500.

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SIGNED BY BILL LEAR, BUZZ ALDRIN, GERALD FORD, AND THE AUTHOR

LEAR, Bill and Moya. Unforgettable Flight. Reno, 1996.

Signed limited first edition, one of only 20 copies for presentation, signed by Moya Olsen Lear, Buzz Aldrin, Gerald Ford, and Learjet test pilots Hank Beaird and Clay Lacy, with the clipped signature of William Lear laid in. This copy specially bound by the publisher in full calf and housed in publisher’s full calf slipcase. $6500.

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“GODDARD’S IMAGINATION CARRIED MAN THROUGH GALAXIES”

(LINDBERGH, Charles A.) LEHMAN, Milton. This High Man. New York, 1963.

First edition biography of rocketeering pioneer Robert Goddard, inscribed, “To George R. Brooks, With best wishes from Charles A. Lindbergh.” $4200.

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FIRST EDITION OF GODDARD’S LIQUID-PROPELLANT ROCKET DEVELOPMENT

GODDARD, Robert H. Liquid-Propellant Rocket Development. Washington, D.C. March 16, 1936. First separate edition of Goddard’s research on rocket fuel, containing “the first public mention of his historic 1926 liquid-fueled rocket launch” (Ciancone 85), with 11 pages of black-and-white photographs.
$3200.

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INSCRIBED BY BOTH ANNE MORROW LINDBERGH
AND CHARLES LINDBERGH

LINDBERGH, Anne Morrow. North to the Orient. New York, 1935.

First edition of Anne Morrow Lindbergh’s account of her journey to Alaska and along the Arctic Circle to Russia, China and Japan. Inscribed on the half title: “For Mayor and Mrs. Theodore J. Koenig, from Anne Morrow Lindbergh” and beneath his wife’s inscription Charles Lindbergh has signed, “Charles A. Lindbergh. Long Barn, 1936.” $2900.

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INSCRIBED BY CHARLES LINDBERGH

LINDBERGH, Charles A. Of Flight and Life. New York, 1948.

First edition of this prophetic discourse on weapons of mass destruction by the famed aviator, inscribed on the half title by him in the year of publication, "To J— O— With best wishes from Charles A. Lindbergh August 1948." $2800.

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HANDSOME FIRST EDITION OF COSMONAUT A.A. LEONOV'S 1972 BOOK ON ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES, WITH 35 BEAUTIFUL FOLIO COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS BY A.K. SOKOLOV, INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY BOTH LEONOV AND SOKOLOV

(SOKOLOV, A.K.) LEONOV, Aleskei Arkhipovich. Kosmicheskie dali. Moscow, 1972.

First edition of Russian cosmonaut A.A. Leonov's work on artificial satellites, with 35 loose color illustrations (17 folding) and 5 additional monochrome red-tone illustrations laid in, signed on the front wrapper by both the illustrator A.K. Sokolov and by Leonov. Text in Russian. $2800.

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VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPHIC ARCHIVE DOCUMENTING SURVEYORS 2 AND 3

[NASA]. Lunar Surveyor Photo Archive. Los Angeles, 1965. Sixty-nine vintage black-and-white photographs documenting the assembly and transport of Surveyors 2 and 3, two of the spacecraft NASA used to scout lunar landing sites for the Apollo program. $2500.

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INSCRIBED BY WALLY SCHIRRA AND CHRIS KRAFT

SCHIRRA, Walter M. We Seven. New York, 1962.

Book club edition of this comprehensive and engaging first-hand account of the genesis of America’s manned space program, inscribed by Wally Schirra on the front free endpaper (“To Bruce, Wally Schirra”) and signed by Chris Kraft, NASA’s first manned spaceflight director. $2200.

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