Duke, Charlie and Dotty . Moonwalker. Nashville, TN: Oliver-Nelson Books, 1990. First Edition / Early Printing. SIGNED "Charlie Duke / Dotty Duke" in blue ink on half title page, and INSCRIBED "To the Hoyer Family / The heavens declare the glory of God. Aim High / Charlie Duke". 6" x 9", pp. x,11 - 284 with 8 pp. of B&W photos. Some small spots on text block edge, otherwise a clean, tight copy. DJ has only a wrinkle at base of spine. Collectible copy for any fan of space exploration. Fine in fine dust jacket. Red cloth over boards with large font titling in gilt on the spine.
Jones, Tom. Sky Walking; An Astronaut's Memoir. New York, NY: Smithsonian Books, 2006. First Edition. SIGNED "Tom Jones" on title page. 6" x 9", pp. xiv, 4 - 369, with 16 pp. of color photographs. Excellent, collectible copy, no defects noted with the book or the DJ, apparently unread copy. Thomas D. Jones flew on four Space Shuttle missions which included 19 hours of space walks. The Wall Street Journal named this one of the top five books about space exploration. Fine in fine dust jacket. Quarter grey cloth with white paper over boards and titling in red on the spine.
Lovell, Jim and Jeffrey Kluger. Lost Moon; The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13. New York: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1994. Later printing. SIGNED "James Lovell" on title page. 6" x 9", pp 1-378 with 16 pp of black and white photos. Inside and out this book is as new. Pictorial end papers depicting the perilous voyage of Apollo 13. James Arthur Lovell Jr. (Mar 25, 1928) was an astronaut in both the Gemini and the Apollo program. His legacy includes being the commander of the Apollo 13 mission, memorialized in the movie by the same name. Lovell received both the Congressional Space Medal of Honor and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He notched many space firsts; first of three to fly to the Moon twice and first person to fly in space four times. Fine in fine dust jacket. Half black cloth and blue paper over boards with titling in silver on spine .
Schirra, Wally. Schirra's Space; with Richard N. Billings. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1995. First Edition / First Printing of Blue Jacket Books. INSCRIBED, "To a fellow USAF Space Cadet Gregory - Wally Schirra" on half title page. 6" x 9", pp. 1 - 227.with 38 pp. of B&W photos. Nice copy of a book with card wraps, no crease at the spine, likely unread. Just a light flutter at bottom corner. Walter M. Schirra (1923 - 2007) was the fifth American and ninth human to fly in space. He was the first astronaut to go into space three times, and the only astronaut to have flown in the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo programs. Fine. Illustrated card wraps with a four panel cover, titling in white.
Shepard, Alan and Deke Slayton. Moon Shot; The Inside Story of America's Race to the Moon. Atlanta, GA: Turner Publications, 1994. First Edition / Early Printing. SIGNED "Alan Shepard" on title page. 5.75" x 9", pp. 9-383. with 32 pp. of B&W photographs. Collectible copy with only some light bumping at the head and foot of spine, no defects noted on the DJ. With an introduction by Neil Armstrong, this book gives an up close and personal perspective of the pioneering days of space exploration by two of America's heroic astronauts. Fine in fine dust jacket. Royal blue paper over boards and titling on spine in silver. Item #2579