RR Auction: Fine Autographs and Artifacts featuring Literature

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Boasting almost 1,000 lots, RR Auction's October Fine Autographs and Artifacts sale features a robust literature section that includes autographs from authors across the ages—from Goethe to Kafka to Hemingway, a wide assortment of great writers and literary movements are represented. Other highlights in the sale include an important letter by Stephen Hawking, an extremely rare Mao Zedong autograph, a fully signed Led Zeppelin album, a wise autograph quote by Albert Einstein, and a letter by Thomas Jefferson on a political economics textbook. RR Auction is a globally recognized and trusted auction house specializing in historical autographs and artifacts. Join us as we make history selling history in September 2019.
ALS - Autograph Letter Signed
ANS - Autograph Note Signed
AQS - Autograph Quotation Signed
AMQS - Autograph Musical Quotation Signed
DS - Document Signed
FDC - First Day Cover
Inscribed - “Personalized”
ISP - Inscribed Signed Photograph
LS - Letter Signed
SP - Signed Photograph
TLS - Typed Letter Signed
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Alan Bean356 - Alan Bean
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Official color 8 x 10 NASA lithograph of Alan Bean in a formal pose, his lapel bearing an astronaut pin, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, &qu...
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Frank Borman357 - Frank Borman
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Three items: a vintage glossy 3.5 x 5 photo of Frank Borman signing his autograph, signed in fountain pen; an off-white 5 x 3 card signed in fountain
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Vance Brand358 - Vance Brand
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Official color 8 x 10 NASA lithograph of Brand posing with a model of a lunar module, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, "To Jeanine, with...
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Scott Carpenter359 - Scott Carpenter
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Official color glossy 8 x 10.5 red-numbered NASA photo of Carpenter in formal attire, signed in blue felt tip. Reverse bears black NASA caption text a
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Scott Carpenter360 - Scott Carpenter
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Official color 8 x 10 NASA lithograph of Carpenter in a suit and tie, signed in black felt tip. In fine condition, with a few small surface creases.
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Scott Carpenter361 - Scott Carpenter
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Very early ALS signed “M. Scott Carpenter,” one page both sides, 8 x 10, Project Mercury letterhead, April 26, 1960. Letter to Ken and Joyce Browne, i
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Scott Carpenter362 - Scott Carpenter
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Early TLS signed “M. Scott Carpenter,” one page, 8 x 10, Project Mercury letterhead, October 26, 1961. Letter to Ken and Joyce Browne, in full: &quo...
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Gene Cernan363 - Gene Cernan
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Official color 8 x 10 NASA lithograph of Cernan in a formal pose, his lapel bearing an astronaut pin, signed and inscribed in black ballpoint, "...
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Gene Cernan364 - Gene Cernan
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Official color 10 x 8 NASA lithograph of Cernan holding and saluting the American flag on the lunar surface during the Apollo 17 mission, signed and i
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Gene Cernan365 - Gene Cernan
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Official color 10 x 8 NASA lithograph of planet Earth as viewed from space during the Apollo 17 mission, signed and inscribed in black ink, "To...
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Charles Conrad366 - Charles Conrad
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Official color 8 x 10 NASA lithograph of Charles Conrad posing in his white space suit, signed in black felt tip. In very fine condition.
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Charles Conrad367 - Charles Conrad
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Two TLSs, both signed "Charles Conrad, Jr.," both one page, 8 x 10.5, NASA letterhead, dated January 25, 1963 and November 15, 1965, both ...
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Gordon Cooper368 - Gordon Cooper
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Semi-glossy 8 x 10 paperstock photo of Cooper posing with a capsule model, signed in black felt tip. In fine condition, with a few light surface creas
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Gordon Cooper369 - Gordon Cooper
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Official color glossy 8 x 10.5 red-numbered NASA photo of the Mercury-Atlas 9 launch, signed in blue felt tip, "MA9 Launch, Gordon Cooper."...
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Gordon Cooper370 - Gordon Cooper
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Official color 8 x 10 NASA lithograph of Cooper in a formal pose, his lapel bearing an astronaut pin, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, "...
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Walt Cunningham371 - Walt Cunningham
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Official color 8 x 10 NASA lithograph of Walt Cunningham posing with a capsule model, his lapel bearing an astronaut pin, signed and inscribed in blue
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Charlie Duke372 - Charlie Duke
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Color satin-finish 10 x 8 photo of Duke at Plum Crater with the LRV in the background during Apollo 16 EVA-1, signed and inscribed in black felt tip,
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Charlie Duke373 - Charlie Duke
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Official color 8 x 10 NASA lithograph of Duke posing with a model of the lunar module, signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint, "To Jeanine, bes...
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Charlie Duke374 - Charlie Duke
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Official color 8 x 10 NASA lithograph of Duke posing with a model of the lunar module, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, "To the Brownes,...
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Donn Eisele375 - Donn Eisele
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Official color 8 x 10 NASA lithograph of Eisele in a formal pose, his lapel bearing an astronaut pin, signed and inscribed in black ballpoint, "...
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Donn Eisele376 - Donn Eisele
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Two items: a TLS signed "Donn F. Eisele," one page, 8 x 10.5, NASA letterhead, no date but circa 1965, addressed to Ken Browne, in part: &...
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Joe Engle377 - Joe Engle
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Official color 8 x 10 NASA lithograph of Engle posing with a model of the lunar module, signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint, "Jeanine, very ...
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Ron Evans378 - Ron Evans
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Official color 8 x 10 NASA lithograph of Evans posing with a model of the command-service module, signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint, "To J...
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Ron Evans379 - Ron Evans
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Three items: an official color 8 x 10 NASA lithograph of Evans wearing a suit and tie and posing with a spacecraft model, signed and inscribed in red
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Gemini Astronauts380 - Gemini Astronauts
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Collection of 24 unsigned official color 8 x 10 NASA lithographs of notable astronauts, including: Bill Anders, Frank Borman, John S. Bull, Scott Carp
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Gemini Rendezvous381 - Gemini Rendezvous
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Appealing display containing four vintage color photos documenting the historic rendezvous between the spacecraft of the Gemini 6A and Gemini 7 missio
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Ed Gibson382 - Ed Gibson
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Uncommon official color 8 x 10 NASA lithograph of Gibson in a formal pose, signed in blue ballpoint, "Best wishes, Ed Gibson." In very fin...
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John Glenn383 - John Glenn
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Signed book: We Seven: By the Astronauts Themselves. First edition. NY: Simon & Schuster, 1962. Hardcover with dust jacket, 5.75 x 8.5, 473 page...
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John Glenn384 - John Glenn
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Official color glossy 8 x 10 NASA photo of Glenn in his silver Project Mercury space suit, signed in black felt tip. Reverse bears black NASA caption
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John Glenn385 - John Glenn
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Vintage color glossy 7 x 9 photo of the dramatic launch of the Mercury-Atlas 6 mission, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, "Best regards t...
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John Glenn386 - John Glenn
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Five items signed in felt tip by Mercury astronaut John Glenn, including (two inscribed): a white 5 x 3 card; a printed copy of The New York Times fro
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Richard Gordon387 - Richard Gordon
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Official color 8 x 10 NASA lithograph of Gordon posing with a rocket model, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, "To Jeanine—with my best wi...
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Fred Haise388 - Fred Haise
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Impressive color 31.5 x 13.75 print on an aluminum plate showing the trajectory of Apollo 13, prominently signed in gold ink, "Fred Haise, Apol...
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Fred Haise389 - Fred Haise
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Wonderful color glossy 8 x 10 photo of planet Earth, signed in gold ink, “Our view of home from the 'Lifeboat' Aquarius! Fred Haise, Apollo ...
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Fred Haise390 - Fred Haise
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Official glossy 8 x 10 black-numbered NASA photo of Haise in his white space suit, signed in black felt tip, "Fred Haise, Apollo 13." Reve...
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Jim Irwin391 - Jim Irwin
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Official color 10 x 8 NASA lithograph of Irwin saluting the American flag at the Apollo 15 landing site, signed in black felt tip, "Jim Irwin,&...
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Joe Kerwin392 - Joe Kerwin
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Uncommon official color 8 x 10 NASA lithograph of Kerwin posing with a capsule model, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, "To Jeanine, wow,...
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Pete Knight393 - Pete Knight
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Two glossy photos of William 'Pete' Knight wearing flight suits and posing in front of high-powered aircraft, including the X-15 Flight 188,...
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Chris Kraft394 - Chris Kraft
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Group of seven items signed in black ink or felt tip by Johnson Space Center Director Christopher Kraft, including: a NASA business card belonging to
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James Lovell395 - James Lovell
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ALS, one page, 8.5 x 11, Bay-Houston Towing Co. letterhead, April 30, 1973. Letter to Mr. and Mrs. Brown, in part: "I appreciate your extreme i...
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James Lovell396 - James Lovell
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TLS, one page, 7.25 x 10.5, personal letterhead, January 27, 1989. Letter to Ken Browne, in full: "Thank you for your letter and the New Year g...
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Glynn Lunney397 - Glynn Lunney
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Group lot of seven items signed in black ink or felt tip by Gemini and Apollo Flight Director Glynn Lunney, including: a personal business card belong
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Ken Mattingly398 - Ken Mattingly
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Official color 8 x 10 NASA lithograph of Mattingly posing with a spacecraft model, signed and inscribed in black ink, "To Jeanine with good wis...
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Jim McDivitt399 - Jim McDivitt
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Official color 8 x 10 NASA lithograph of McDivitt in a formal pose, his lapel bearing an astronaut pin, signed and inscribed in black ballpoint, &qu...
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Jim McDivitt400 - Jim McDivitt
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Three TLSs, each signed "James A. McDivitt," each one page, ranging in size from 7.25 x 10.5 to 8.5 x 11, dated between 1961 and 1970, eac...
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Jim McDivitt401 - Jim McDivitt
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Two items: an official glossy 8 x 10 numbered NASA photo of McDivitt in a handsome front-facing pose, signed in blue ballpoint, "James A. McDiv...
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Mercury Astronauts402 - Mercury Astronauts
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Appealing group lot of six off-white 5 x 3 cards individually signed in ink or felt tip by the following Mercury astronauts: Alan Shepard, John Glenn,
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Mercury-Atlas 6 First Orbital Mission Report403 - Mercury-Atlas 6 First Orbital Mission Report
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Official softcover report published by NASA's Manned Spacecraft Center, entitled "Results of the First United States Manned Orbital Space F...
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Curt Michel404 - Curt Michel
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Scarce official color 8 x 10 NASA lithograph of Michel in a formal pose holding a rolled up magazine, signed and inscribed in black ballpoint, "...
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Edgar Mitchell405 - Edgar Mitchell
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Official color satin-finish 10.25 x 8 red-numbered NASA photo of Mitchell panning the television camera during an Apollo 14 EVA, signed in blue felt t
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