SIGNED BY THE FIRST MAN IN SPACE, THE FIRST WOMAN IN SPACE, THE FIRST PERSON TO CONDUCT AN EVA, AND THE FIRST COSMONAUT TO FLY IN SPACE TWICE.
KOMAROV, FEOKTISTOV, EGOROV, editors. [Zvezdograd No. 1. Almanac of Art and Literature of the House of Officers.] Zvedzograd: [n.p.], 1964.
8vo. 80 pp. Original illustrated wrappers. Upper cover re-attached with tape, covers edge-worn and soiled, dust jacket taped directly to book. Signed and inscribed on title.
FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST VOLUME OF THIS COSMONAUT-PRODUCED JOURNAL, SIGNED BY YURI GAGARIN, VLADIMIR KOMAROV, VALENTINA TERESHKOVA, AND ALEXEI LEONOV with inscription to Orest Chernyi-a, a soldier in one of the military regiments attended by the cosmonauts. Additionally inscribed and signed to Orest by one of the authors. Zvezdograd (Star City) is the common name of an area in Moscow Oblast which has been home to the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center since the 1960s. The almanac, edited by three cosmonauts, collected together short stories, poems and songs by young authors about space exploration.
WITH: Black and white photograph, 5 by 3 inches, of Orest posing with Gagarin, Komarov and several soldiers.