Armstrong, Neil, Michael Collins, and Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr. First on the Moon. Boston: Little, Brown and Co., 1970. Stated first edition and original dust jacket. Presented in custom archival slipcase.
This is a stated first edition and first printing of First on the Moon written by the astronauts, Armstrong, Collins, and Aldrin with an epilogue by Arthur C. Clarke. Published in 1970 by Little, Brown and Company, the book includes black and white photographs throughout. The original dust jacket is protected by a mylar cover and presented in a custom black slipcase.
The three authors and astronauts were the men who successfully carried out the Apollo 11 mission that landed men on the Moon on July 20, 1969. During the mission, Armstrong was the first to step onto the Moon’s surface, quickly followed by Aldrin. Meanwhile, Collins manned the ship and was the second man to orbit the moon. The mission marked a major milestone for the United States and the world, as the public erupted with joy upon the safe return of the astronauts. First on the Moon details the historic mission but also adds a very personal note throughout as the astronauts describe how they experienced it in the moment.
Overall very good condition. The first edition retains the original black cloth boards with blind embossed title on the front and spine. Slightly loosening binding but the boards are in very good condition with only minor bumping on the spine. The pages are clean and without marks. Minor chips along the edges of the dust jacket and the inside flaps are creased at the corners. The dust jacket is now protected by a clear mylar cover. The book is housed in a matching black archival slipcase featuring a photo of Buzz Aldrin on the Moon.
Dimensions: 10” H x 6.75” W x 2.125” D (with slipcase)
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