Ten items: two hardcover books: The Art of Composition, featuring Shepard’s name on the first free-end page, printed in blue ballpoint, “A. B. Shepard,” along with various pencil notations throughout the first two free-end pages, also in his hand; and We Hold These Truths, featuring the same printed name in blue felt tip; two vinyl-covered Watch Officer’s Guides from the United States Naval Institute in Annapolis, Maryland, one issued in 1935 and the other in 1941; a hardcover Physical Training Manual from the naval institute; a paperback Cruise Manual from the naval academy for the Practice Cruise, 1943; a paperback Touch Method Instruction Book on Remington Typewriters; a vinyl copy of The Physics of Aviation: An Elementary Text on the Theory of Flight; and two paperback Annual Registers of the United States Naval Academy, one for the years 1941–1942, and the other for 1942–1943. In very good condition, with scattered light toning, creasing, and the expected wear. These books come directly from Alan Shepard’s estate in Derry, NH. RRAuction COA.
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