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Philip
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From: Brussels, Belgium
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posted 02-22-2005 12:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As far as I know there're at least 2 collectSpace forum readers who have a great collection of Spaceflight related books ( Richard JACKSON who sold his huge collection during an auction in 2004 ... and Francis FRENCH ) ...
Other cS forum members with a great book collection ( NASA SP, special edition, signed books, ... ) ?
http://mars-literature.skynetblogs.be/

John K. Rochester
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From: Rochester, NY, USA
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posted 02-22-2005 02:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for John K. Rochester   Click Here to Email John K. Rochester     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Over 180 books on Manned Space alone.......40 of them signed. ( I know there's people with a lot more out there..)

nasamad
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From: Essex, UK
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posted 02-22-2005 04:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for nasamad   Click Here to Email nasamad     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

I have never counted my books, but I think there's quite a few (but not 180, lol) a quite recent list is on my site
http://adboo.com/auto/books.htm

I also have 8 large boxes of space magazines (Spaceflight, Countdown, JSC Roundup, Rockwell News, WSN, Spaceworld, Quest) that I plan to scan if I ever get the chance !

Adam

eurospace
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posted 02-23-2005 02:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for eurospace   Click Here to Email eurospace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I probably also have over 100 space books, many of them signed, but I don't call this "a collection", it is merely my library. In other words: a working tool.

Perhaps I am going to call it a collection when I'll be starting to sell it one day ... ;-)

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Jürgen P Esders
Berlin, Germany
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Astroaddies

Philip
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From: Brussels, Belgium
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posted 02-23-2005 03:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the replies ( also those off line )... Adam (in the UK) may I remark that if the photo above Your Booklist shows Your books, I would recommend to store these HORIZONTALLY because laying books flat is better for the spine...
Post Scriptum: I've listed my books in a database ( It's a large 3 figures number but I'm afraid my wife might read this ;-) )

teachspace
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From: river edge, nj usa
Registered: Sep 2003

posted 02-23-2005 07:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for teachspace   Click Here to Email teachspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi,

I have about 400 books about space exploration / the space program. Only a few are signed.

Joe

Gilbert
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posted 02-23-2005 08:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gilbert   Click Here to Email Gilbert     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Book collecting is my primary interest. I have numerous books signed by famous aviators, generals, astronauts, etc. Some of the key books are multi-signed. These books are the gems of my collection.

nasamad
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From: Essex, UK
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posted 02-23-2005 09:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for nasamad   Click Here to Email nasamad     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Hi Philip,

It's ok, the image on my site is just made up of scans of the spines. All my books are now stored flat in stackable cases. (Makes it a night mare to sort one out to read though !)

Adam

star61
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From: Bristol UK
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posted 02-23-2005 04:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for star61   Click Here to Email star61     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have about 1500 books, but that covers Spaceflight,Astronomy,Physics and aviation.But think of this. In the last 16 years , we have moved 22 times!
That is a heck of lot book moving.
My advice?...STAY PUT.

Phil G

dss65
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From: Sandpoint, ID, USA
Registered: Mar 2003

posted 02-23-2005 09:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dss65   Click Here to Email dss65     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No way I can compete with any of you guys, but I agree that the books are the right thing to collect. In my opinion, the words are more important than the autographs. (Although I LOVE the autographs.)

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Don

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