Lot #3203
Apollo 11 Signed Book

'First on the Moon' book signed in full by Apollo 11—"My impression of the lunar surface was 'Beautiful. Beautiful. Magnificent Desolation'"
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Estimate: $6000+

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'First on the Moon' book signed in full by Apollo 11—"My impression of the lunar surface was 'Beautiful. Beautiful. Magnificent Desolation'"

Signed book: First on the Moon. First edition. Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Company, 1970. Hardcover with dust jacket, 6.5 x 9.5, 434 pages. Signed extensively on the half-title page in black ink and felt tip by the crew of Apollo 11—"Neil Armstrong," "Michael Collins, Apollo XI CMP," and "My impression of the lunar surface was 'Beautiful. Beautiful. Magnificent Desolation,' Buzz Aldrin, July 20, 1969, Apollo XI LMP," who cleverly incorporates above the title, "We were the [First on the Moon]." The page is also signed by Apollo 16 moonwalker Charlie Duke, who served as a CAPCOM on the Apollo 11 mission: "We copy you down, Eagle, Charlie Duke, Apollo 11 CAPCOM." In fine condition, with some chipping and toning to the dust jacket. Accompanied by certificates of authenticity from Novaspace for the Aldrin and Collins signings, as well as a photo taken at the time of Aldrin's signing. A beautiful fully signed book that commemorates NASA's landmark moment.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Space
  • Dates: #619 - Ended October 21, 2021





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