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The Right Stuff

First Edition | First Printing



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    First edition of The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe.

    Octavo, [10], 436pp. Gray cloth, title stamped in blue on spine, signature stamped in silver on front board. Stated “first printing, 1979” on copyright page. Solid text block, some light foxing along top, a touch of wear to the spine, vibrant blue endpapers, a near fine example. In publisher’s dust jacket, $12.95 retail price on front flap, two short closed tears along top, light shelf wear, full portrait of author on back panel, a near fine example.

    In The Right Stuff, Tom Wolfe describes the skills necessary for astronauts to participate in space exploration. He researched and interviewed multiple sources to write this piece, focusing on postwar work on rockets and the astronauts chosen for the inaugural Project Mercury at NASA. The piece was adapted for a movie in 1983, starring actors Sam Shepard, Ed Harris, Scott Glenn and Dennis Quaid, and won four Academy Awards. The Right Stuff is still relevant today through an original television series on Disney+.

    Additional information

    Location Published

    New York


    Farrar, Straus and Giroux


    First Edition, First Printing

    Date Published





    Near Fine

    Jacket Condition

    Near Fine


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