Atglen, PA: Schiffer Military History, 2008. Photos & Reconstructions. First Edition. Glossy pictorial boards. PRESENTATION COPY from the Author to Captain James Lovell (& from his personal library), quarto, glossy color pictorial cover, archival mylar-protected pictorial dust jacket (unclipped) reproducing cover art with painting of a Neuport attacking a German biplane, profusely illustrated with period B&W photos, recent color photos, and reconstructions of this early warplane, Index, marbled endpapers, 277 glossy pages. Weight: 3 lbs. 9 oz. Fine / Fine. Item #8834
ASSOCIATION COPY from the Author to Captain James Lovell. Obtained by this dealer from the personal library of famed astronaut Captain James Lovell. A magnificently detailed and illustrated volume.
Captain James Arthur Lovell Jr., USN [Ret.] (born 1928) is an American retired astronaut, naval aviator, test pilot and mechanical engineer.
Lovell flew in space on two Gemini missions, Gemini 7 (with Borman) in 1965 and Gemini 12 in 1966.
In 1968, as command module pilot of APOLLO 8, he became, with Frank Borman and William Anders, one of the first three astronauts to fly to and ORBITTED THE MOON. He then COMMANDED THE APOLLO 13 lunar mission in 1970 which, after a critical failure en route, circled the Moon and returned safely to Earth.
He was the first person to fly into space four times. One of 24 people to have flown to the Moon, Lovell was the first to fly to it twice. He is a recipient of the Congressional Space Medal of Honor and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
EXCELLENT ASSOCIATION, wonderful research, and images!! SUPERIOR COPY in all respects. Tight, bright, clean copy in a comparable unclipped dust jacket. Apart from the Inscription by the Author, there are no marks by previous owners or remaindering.