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Astronauts' biographies and other first-hand accounts of space history are sought by collectors not only because they are interesting to read and are a valuable source of information, but also to be autographed by their author(s).

While the first edition of a book is often considered the most valuable by collectors, before there can be a first edition, there are uncorrected proofs circulated to editors and colleagues for review.

Finding these "galleys" can be difficult as they are limited by publishers to small runs (sometimes, less than 100 are printed). Presented here are some examples.

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Men From Earth by Buzz Aldrin

Buzz Aldrin

Encounter with Tiber by Buzz Aldrin

Buzz Aldrin

The Return by Buzz Aldrin

Buzz Aldrin

First Man by James Hansen

Neil Armstrong
(James Hansen)

The Steel Albatross by Scott Carpenter

Scott Carpenter

For Spacious Skies by Scott Carpenter

Scott Carpenter

The Last Man on the Moon by Eugene Cernan

Gene Cernan

Carrying The Fire by Michael Collins

Michael Collins

Leap of Faith by Gordon Cooper

Gordon Cooper

Reach by Edward Gibson

Edward Gibson

To Rule the Night by James Irwin

James Irwin

Sky Walking by Thomas Jones

Thomas Jones

Flight by Chris Kraft

Chris Kraft

Failure Is Not An Option by Gene Kranz

Gene Kranz

Off The Planet by Jerry Linenger

Jerry Linenger

Lost Moon by James Lovell

James Lovell

Riding Rockets by Mike Mullane

Mike Mullane

The Trikon Deception by William Pogue

William Pogue

Return to the Moon by Harrison Schmitt

Harrison Schmitt

Two Sides of the Moon by David Scott and Alexei Leonov

David Scott
Alexei Leonov

Moon Shot by Alan Shepard and Deke Slayton

Alan Shepard
Deke Slayton

Deke! by Deke Slayton

Deke Slayton

We Have Capture by Thomas Stafford

Thomas Stafford

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