Inscribed Photograph Signed

GRISSOM, Virgil (1926-67)

From Main Street Fine Books & Mss, ABAA (Galena, IL, U.S.A.)

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This Mercury VII astronaut, the third astronaut in space (1961), was killed in a flash fire during the simulation of the Apollo I launching. IPS (newspaper), 4 3/4" X 7", n.p., n.d. [ca. 1961]. Very good. Would be fine but for single 1" tape stain at right edge, not terribly noticeable and not touching the holograph; neither age toning nor brittleness evident. Candid newspaper photograph, a closeup showing Grissom, still in space suit, speaking with President Kennedy on the phone from aboard the aircraft Carrier "Randolph" just after being plucked from the ocean. At lower right corner, in bright blue fountain pen, Grissom boldly inscribes it "Best wishes to Donald Burnell / Virgil I. Grissom." Even in this newsprint form, quite handsome and quite scarce. Bookseller Inventory # 17561

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts has been buying and selling quality books, autographs and ephemera since 1991. We specialize in general antiquarian, first editions, signed books and autographs and documents. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA), Midwest Antiquarian Booksellers Association (MWABA), Universal Autograph Collectors Club (UACC) and The Manuscript Society.

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