1960: Gerard Peter Kuiper (1905-1973): Photographic Lunar Atlas - A classic large scale atlas with four telescopic photos of each part of the Moon; the most heavily used of all photo atlases of the Moon. Most photos are from the large Yerkes, Macdonald and Mt Wilson telescopes. Offered for $600 in 1998.
1960: S Miyamoto & A Hattori: Photographic Atlas of the Moon (Contributions Inst. of Astrophysics and Kwasan Observatory, Univ. of Kyoto). A small atlas of the Moon appeared the same year as Kuiper’s massive collection. The Kuiper Atlas contain more photos at larger scale and better resolution, but this handheld atlas is much more convenient to use. A second edition with 142 prints was published in 1964 as Contribution #137..
1961: RJ Hackmann & AC Mason: Engineer Special Study Map of the Surface of the Moon. US Geological Survey Map I-351. Demonstrated that geologic mapping of the Moon was possible and productive.
1961: Ernst E Both: A History of Lunar Studies - Obscure booklet documenting previous maps and books of the Moon - a much more complete listing than this one!
1961 Gilbert A Fielder: Structure of the Moon’s Surface - Summary of understanding of the Moon at the beginning of the space age.
1961: J Klepesta & LJ Lukes: Map of the Moon. A wondrous 1:5 million drawing of the Moon from the start of the Space Age. Deserves republication!
1961:V.A. Firsoff: Surface of the Moon - an amateur’s view of a volcanic Moon.
1961: NP Barabashov, AA Mikhailov & Yn Lipskiy: Atlas of the Other Side of the Moon - Historic first pictures of the far side of the Moon were of poor quality and incorrectly interpreted, but a stunning achievement. $35 in 1998.
1962, Apr.: Ranger 4 - first and still only contact with farside (but meant to hit nearside!) (C)
1962: Zdenek Kopal: Physics and Astronomy of the Moon. A conference report bringing together the old guard of lunar studies and the new.
1962: Eugene Merle Shoemaker (1928-1997): “Interpretation of Lunar Craters” in Z Kopal (editor) Physics and Astronomy of the Moon - Breakthrough understanding of the physics of impact craters, based partially on nuclear craters, and detailed analysis of lunar crater Copernicus. Published in excellent pre-Apollo technical survey of the Moon.
1962: EM Shoemaker & RJ Hackman: “Stratigraphic basis for a lunar time scale” in Z Kopal & ZK Mikhailov (editors) The Moon. The foundation of all geologic mapping of Moon and other planets and satellites in the solar system.
1962: EM Shoemaker, RJ Hackman & RE Eggleton: “Interplanetary correlation of geologic time” in Advances in the Astronautical Sciences 8, New York. Third landmark Shoemaker paper of 1962, applied geologic time correlation methods to Moon.
1962: RJ Hackman: Geologic Map of the Kepler Region of the Moon.. US Geological Survey Map I-355. First of a long series of USGS maps of the Moon and since then all solid planets and moons visited by spacecraft.
1962: William K Hartmann & Gerard Peter Kuiper: “Concentric Structures Surrounding Lunar Basins”. Communications of the Lunar and Planetary Lab., Tucson. Discovery of the multi-ring structure of impact basins, one of the most fundamental features of the Moon.
1962: AV Markov (editor): The Moon: A Russian Viev- Soviet view of lunar science at the beginning of the space age - bizarre and largely wrong. $12.50 in 1998.
1963: RB Baldwin: The Measure of the Moon- An updating of terrestrial impact craters and more Moon data, but much less bold than The Face of the Moon.
1963 Dinsmore Alter: Pictorial Guide to the Moon - A nice collection of photos and pictorial illustrations of how a given lunar region changes in appearance throughout the month. Sold $13.50 in 1997; $18 and $14 in 1998.
1963: EA Whitaker, GP Kuiper, WK Hartmann & LH Spradley: Rectified Lunar Atlas - A unique and magical atlas showing the Moon as it would be seen from overhead, but made before the flight of the first Lunar Orbiter.
1963: P Maffei: Carte Lunari di Ieri e di Oggi. Istituto Geografico Militare - Firenze. A history of lunar mapping.
1963: Benton Moon Globe: William Benton sculpted a lifelike lunar globe 21-5/8″ (one inch to one hundred miles) in diameter. The globe (front side only) contained 5000 features and took 5250 hours to make. Benton apparently lived in Baltimore, but I have no knowledge of where the globe is now located. Information from “The Making of a Model Moon” by William R. Benton in Journal of the International Lunar Society 2, 124-129; 1963.
1963-6: DWG Arthur, Alice Agnieray, Ruth Horvath, CA Wood, CR Chapman: The System of Lunar Craters, Parts I, II, III, IV. Communications of Lunar and Planetary Lab, Tucson. The first comprehensive catalog of lunar crater diameters, positions and morphology.
1964, July: Ranger 7 - finally a successful US crash landing probe that returned 4,308 real-time high resolution photos of Mare Cognitum (C)
1964: JW Salisbury & P Glaser (editors): The Lunar Surface Layer - Materials and Characteristics - Pre- soft lander theoretical studies and speculations of lunar soils, including a masterfully wrong article by Thomas Gold; printed from typed pages - ugliest book on this list.
1964: P Fauth: Mondatlas, Bremen. A large detailed atlas with details lovingly drawn by hand; published decades too late to be anything other than a curiosity.
1964: JF McCauley: “The stratigraphy of the Mare Orientale region of the Moon” in Astrogeology Studies Annual program Report, Aug. 1962-July 1963. Flagstaff. First detailed mapping of a lunar basin made possible by Lunar Orbiter images.
1965, Feb.: Ranger 8 - 7,137 high resolution photos of Mare Tranquillitatis (C)
1965, Mar.: Ranger 9 - 5,814 high resolution photos of Alphonsus (C)
1965, July: Zond 3 - 25 better photos of the farside (F)
1965: RB Baldwin: A Fundamental Survey of the Moon - a concise paperback (with an ugly cover) summarizing Baldwin’s nearly always correct views of craters origins.
1965: Z Kopal, J Klepesta & TW Rackham: Photographic Atlas of the Moon - Good collection (but oddly arranged) of high resolution lunar photos from terrestrial telescopes and Lunar Orbiter.
1965: Ranger VII Experimenters’ Analyses and Interpretations - First high resolution information about the Moon; surprisingly little of importance except that craters were seen to exist down to centimeter size.