Two items from Shepard’s classes at the United States Naval Academy. A hardcover two-ring binder 14 x 9.5, signed on the inside front cover, “Mid’n A. B. Shepard, Jr., 4/C, Room 3013,” and containing ten pages of work in pencil by Shepard, each signed at the top in pencil, “A. B. Shepard, Jr.,” and each containing precise geometric sketches and related notations. Also included with the notebook are four pages of three-dimensional 13 x 9 sheets of graph paper, with three-dimensional sketches on both sides of each sheet, signed on each side in pencil, “A. B. Shepard, Jr.”; and Shepard’s issued Celestial Coordinator, with “A. B. Shepard,” printed on the reverse by Shepard. It was training and mastery of such instruments that made Shepard one of the original Mercury Seven. In fine overall condition. Provenance: Alan Shepard House, Derry, New Hampshire. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.
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