DAVIES, MERTON E., AND OTHERS. Atlas of Mercury. [Washington, DC?]: Office of Space Sciences, NASA, December 1976.
Oblong folio (280 x 340 mm). iv, , 19 pp, 100 original black and white photographs numbered 20-120 (plus 9 duplicate plates at end), , 121-127 pp. Punched and in original 12-ring cloth binder. Ownership inscription on title, title with hole-strengtheners, index leaf holes a little ragged, binding lightly rubbed.
A photographic atlas of Mercury, derived from Mariner 10 imagery. "Of all the firsts, undoubtedly the outstanding achievement of the Mariner 10 mission was the spectacular unveiling of the planet Mercury.... Using a narrow-angle television camera, it could take only postage-stamp-size pictures of the surface. But it could flash them back to Earth with such rapidity that it was possible to map the entire lighted portion of the planet with excellent resolution" (Robert S. Kraemer, introduction). Believed to be one of only 250 copies printed; a second edition, with lithographs rather than real photographs, appeared in 1978.