Signed book: Kill Devil Hill: Discovering the Secret of the Wright Brothers. First edition, first printing. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1979. Hardcover with dust jacket, 6.5 x 9.25, 389 pages. Signed in blue ballpoint on the first free end page by Neil Armstrong and his wife, Janet, as well as in black felt tip by the author Harry Coombs and three apparent Wright descendants. Also includes an original invitation to a cocktail reception honoring the author. Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: VG+/VG. Green cloth-covered boards with gold stamped lettering; minimal rubbing to edges; very slightly yellowed with few minor spots of foxing; previous owner’s ‘Wright State University’ name-tag affixed to front pastedown. Dust jacket in protective Mylar cover; small chips/tears and creases to edges (almost exclusively at corners and spine-ends); yellowed; minor rubbing, with one small scuff on the spine. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.
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