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ALBUM COMMEMORATING WEDDING OF TERESHKOVA AND NIKOLAYEV (ASTRONAUTS.) TERESHKOVA, VALENTINA; AND ANDRIYAN NIKOLAYEV. Album of 24 photographs showing their wedding ceremony and honeymoon, Signed by both on the front pastedown, "Tereshkova" and "ANikolayev," in Russian. Signed after a dated inscription, in an unknown hand, in Russian: "For comrade, / Nikolaev, Yurii Vasil'evitch / With gratitude for help in / 'space' / With respect / [signatures] / 12/29/63." The first 10 photographs show the ceremony and banquet, a few of which include Nikita Khrushchev, the others show visits to Cuba--one including Fidel Castro--and to India--one including Jawaharlal Nehru. Each photograph 8 1/2x6 inches, mounted alone to a recto page. Oblong 4to, original green cloth, soiling and abrasions to rear cover. (TFC) Np, 29 December 1963
with--a note recording the provenance of the album, in Russian: ". . . This album was the gift to a member of an executive staff of Gossnada, (state ministry of procurement and supplies), Nikolaev, Yurii Vasil'evitch in 1963 by general Kliukov, V V, the director of the institute of space medicine, as a token of gratitude for his contribution to the construction of this institute. . . ."