(1934-1968) Soviet Air Forces pilot and cosmonaut who became the first human to journey into outer space, achieving a major milestone in the Space Race; his capsule, Vostok 1, completed one orbit of Earth on 12 April 1961. Gagarin died tragically on March 27, 1968, on a routine training flight. Signed book ‘Road to Space’, hardcover with the original rare dustcover, 1961, 240 pages, 8.25 x 5.5 inches. Signed in blue ink on the title page by Gagarin. Previous owner inscription on the inside cover, light chipping to the cover. Very good.