Apollo 13 by Jim Lovell and Jeffrey Kluger, Commemorative 30th Anniversary Edition, Signed by Lovell, 2000

Lovell, Jim and Jeffrey Kluger. Apollo 13. Boston, New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000. 30-year Anniversary Edition. Octavo. Signed by Jim Lovell on publisher’s Apollo 13 sticker on the free end page. Original dust jacket. Original black 1/4 cloth and hardcover boards, with silver embossed titles to the spine. Presented with a new cloth slipcase. 

This is the commemorative 30-year anniversary edition of Apollo 13 by Jim Lovell. Lovell wrote the book in conjunction with Jeffery Kluger. It was published by Houghton Mifflin Company in 2000. The book was previously published as Lost Moon. This commemorative edition features the ink signature of Lovell on a publisher’s sticker, applied to the free front endpage. It is illustrated throughout with black and white photographs. 

This is both Jim Lovell’s autobiography and a detailed chronicle of the Apollo 13 mission, which held “the world in the grip of suspense… a drama of epic dimensions worthy of a Homer” (New York Times). Lost Moon became the basis for the 1995 Oscar-winning film, "Apollo 13," starring Tom Hanks as Lovell. Subsequent later book editions, like the one offered here, were re-titled Apollo 13 to reflect this.

Best known as the commander of the Apollo 13 mission, Jim Lovell was considered a hero of space exploration for years prior to his final Apollo flight. In addition to his flights on the Gemini 7 and Gemini 12 missions, Lovell served in 1968 as Command Module Pilot and Navigator on Apollo 8, the first manned voyage to the Moon.

CONDITION:

Very good condition. Octavo. Original dust jacket. Original black 1/4 cloth and hardcover boards, with silver embossed titles to the spine. Bumping to corners and light wear to dust jacket. Interior pages are healthy and bright. Signature sticker applied on a free front end page. JSA CERTIFIED #NN29360. Signed on Apollo 13 publisher’s sticker "Jim Lovell '' in black ballpoint ink. Sticker is on a free front endpage. JSA sticker is applied at bottom right corner of publisher’s sticker. Additional gift inscription "For K+ R, 6/12/2000" on the free endpaper. Presented with a new black cloth slipcase. 

Book Dimensions: 9 1/2" H x 6 1/2" W x 1 1/2" D. Dimensions with Slipcase: 9 3/4" H x 6 1/2" W x 2" D




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