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"WITH SINCERE THANKS FOR BEING BOTH ONE STEP AHEAD OF US AND ONE STEP BEHIND US THROUGHOUT 'GIANT STEP'"

(NASA) ARMSTRONG, Neil, COLLINS, Michael, and ALDRIN, Buzz. Apollo 11 photographic archive. No place, circa 1969.

Rare and lovely NASA-related archive, comprising three large color photographs of the Apollo 11 moon landing, warmly inscribed by astronauts Neil Armstrong ("To Elton—With sincere thanks for being both one step ahead of us and one step behind us throughout 'Giant Step'—Neil Armstrong Apollo 11"), Michael Collins ("To Elton—With Sincere Best Wishes and Giant Thanks from Apollo 11—Michael Collins"), and Buzz Aldrin ("To Elton, C'etait un grand plaisir de vous avoir eu avec nous pendant le voyage de Giant Step et d'avoir eu votre service common interprete [It was a great pleasure to have you tour with us during the Giant Step journey and to have had you as an interpreter]. Buzz Aldrin") to Elton Stepherson, Jr., then a special assistant to the Area Director for the Near East and South Asia with the U.S. Information Agency selected to accompany the astronauts on a World Tour following their successful mission. $37,000.

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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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"I LEARN, MORE AND MORE HOW FACTS BECOME TWISTED WITH TIME… THAT IS ONE OF THE REASONS THAT STARTED ME WRITING 'THE SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS'"

LINDBERGH, Charles A. Typed letter signed. Darien, Connecticut, April 21, 1953.

Original 1953 typed letter from Charles Lindbergh to his friend, U.S. Air Services editor Earl Findley, expressing gratitude for Findley's comment on the first serialized installment of "The Spirit of St. Louis" in The Saturday Evening Post; lamenting the fact that facts are often twisted, even by good people; and explaining that, contrary to popular belief, the propeller on his plane was not wooden, signed by Charles Lindbergh. Accompanied by two news service photographs of Charles Lindbergh. $7500.

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SIGNED BY SEVEN PIONEERS OF MANNED FLIGHT

MILLER, Francis Trevelyan. World in the Air. New York and London, 1930. Two volumes.

Autograph limited first edition, number 107 of only 500 copies, signed by Miller and seven pioneers of aviation from France, the United States, Great Britain and Germany—Farman, Bleriot, Curtiss, Brown, Scott, Eckener and Dornier—illustrated with over 1200 photogravures of historic images selected by Francis Trevelyan Miller. $5200.

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"WITH GREAT RESPECT AND BEST WISHES, SCOTT CARPENTER"

CARPENTER, Scott. Project Mercury archive. Washington, New York, 1962-63, 2002.

First edition of this fascination Project Mercury archive centered around astronaut Scott Carpenter, with the five-volume NASA report on the mission (including the Chronology volume), a first edition of Carpenter's autobiography, and various Scott Carpenter ephemera, inscribed on the Volume II title page of the report to the compiler of this archive, a prominent jazz musician and space program enthusiast: "For Bob Greene—With Great Respect and best wishes, Scott Carpenter." $4400.

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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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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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