First Edition. Very Good / Very Good. Item #5143
College Station: Phytoresource Research, Inc. / The G.L.O.S.S. Company, 1988. Stated First Edition. Signed by Lebedev to Don Flickinger under frontis photo. Octavo; 352pp. Illustrated dust jacket over red cloth-covered boards with gilt lettering. Jacket shows a few small clean tears and a tiny chip along top edge, else clean and crisp. Boards are sturdy and square. Binding is sound and pages unmarked.
Account of Lebedev's then record-setting stay in 1982 on board the space station Salyut 7. General Don Flickinger was an Air Force Pararescue flighit surgeon who parachuted into the Himalayas to treat downed pilots during WWII. He later became a pioneer in high altitude and space medicine, as well as a consultant for NASA, who he helped to select the first seven Mercury astronauts.