Carrying the Fire: An Astronaut’s Journey: Signed by Astronaut/Author Michael Collins
Collins, Michael. Carrying the Fire: An Astronaut’s Journey. Farrar, Straus and Giroux (New York), 1974, 3rd printing. With an introduction by Charles Lindbergh. 478 pages plus Appendix, hardcover in dust jacket, illustrated. Signed “All the best to Richard from Mike Collins” on front endpaper. Book has some light soiling to covers and fading at base of spine, inside very good with clean pages and tight binding. Dust jacket has chipping at top and bottom of spine and minor wear. Not price clipped.
“Perceptive, clear, and comprehensive, targeted on life’s first expedition to the moon’s surface, this book combines a contemplative mind and poet’s eye with the essentially practical approach of a participating astronaut. Here is a fascinating autobiographical account of one of civilization’s greatest adventures.”—Lindbergh.