Destination: Moon, Signed and Inscribed by James Irwin, First Edition, 1989

Irwin, James B., with Al Jannsen. Destination: Moon. Portland: Multnomah Pub., 1989. First Edition. Signed and Inscribed by Irwin on half title page. Quarto, original pictorial hard boards.

Presented is a first edition printing of James Iwrin's Destination Moon. This book is signed and inscribed by Irwin. The inscription reads: "The Kiefski Family, Decisions Determine Destination! Your Grateful Brother From The Moon, James Irwin Apollo 11." Irwin also drew a small crescent moon illustration by signature. The book is signed on the half title page. Published in 1989, Destination: Moon is a both a personal and spiritual account of Irwin's Apollo 15 journey.

James Benson "Jim" Irwin (1930 – 1991) was an American astronaut, aeronautical engineer, test pilot, and United States Air Force pilot. He served in the Apollo 15 mission which was the fourth human landing on the Moon. In this memoir, Irwin describes his training and schooling to become an astronaut,  his participation in the Apollo 15 voyage, and the resulting reevaluation of his faith after walking the surface of the Moon.

CONDITION:

Very good condition. First edition. Quarto. Presented in original hardcover, glossy pictorial boards. Interior pages very clean, binding is tight. Book is signed and inscribed by Irwin, with an accompanying illustration, on the half title page , in black felt-tip ink. Inscription is legible and has not faded. Book Dimensions: 10 1/4" H x 8 1/4" W  x 1/4" D.




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