BENDINI, SILVIO, WERNHER VON BRAUN & FRED WHIPPLE.
Lot 333
BENDINI, SILVIO, WERNHER VON BRAUN & FRED WHIPPLE.
Sold for US$ 1,464 inc. premium

Auction 17402: The Space Sale
16 Jul 2009 13:00 EDT

New York
Lot Details
BENDINI, SILVIO, WERNHER VON BRAUN & FRED WHIPPLE.
Moon: Man's Greatest Adventure. New York: Abrams, 1973. 267 pp. 15 by 12 inches. Original cloth.

Signed by 14 astronauts, one of the earliest large-format publications on the moon and general space exploration. The Space Age is covered year-by-year from 1957, starting with Sputnik, and including Gagarin's flight, the Mercury Program, Gemini Program, unmanned lunar orbiters and landers, the Apollo Program, and the ultimate success of the first lunar landing, Apollo 11.
Signed by Buzz Aldrin, Alan Bean, Scott Carpenter, Gene Cernan, Gordon Cooper, Walt Cunningham, Charles M. Duke, Jr., Fred Haise, Joe Kerwin, Jack Lousman, Edgar Mitchell, Rusty Schweickart, Tom Stafford, and Paul Weitz, on half-title with their mission numbers and some with roles. The color frontispiece, the iconic image of Aldrin on the moon's surface by Armstrong, is boldly signed by the former: "Buzz Aldrin, Apollo Eleven, July 20, 1969."
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