A collection of rare books, photographs, and ephemera on the topics of space and aeronautics. Highlights include books such as a first edition of Comet signed by Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan and Carrying the Fire by astronaut Michael Collins. Photographs and ephemera include rare items such as original type one photographs of Wilbur and Orville Wright and a set of photographs and ephemera from the Apollo XI 1969 Century Plaza Dinner, attended by Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Michael Collins, Richard Nixon, and others.
The specific rare books listed here are constantly changing as we sell and acquire new material, so please check back often and contact us if you’re interested in a title you do not currently see on this page.
Science, Medicine, and Mathematics
About This Collection
First editions, signed volumes, rare books, and ephemera relating to the history of science, medicine, and mathematics.
Second Story Books, an ABAA/ILAB member, is Washington, DC’s oldest used and rare bookstore and is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2024. Internationally known for its fine selection of antiquarian and out-of-print titles and collections, Second Story Books also provides appraisals for institutions and individuals.