Lost Moon: The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13 by Jim Lovell and Jeffrey Kluger, Signed by James Lovell, 1994

Lovell, Jim and Jeffrey Kluger.  Lost Moon: The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1994. Octavo, original cloth hardcover boards, original dust jacket. Signed by Jim Lovell on the half title page.

Lost Moon, co-authored with Jeffrey Kluger, 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, and subsequent later editions 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.

This book is signed by Jim Lovell in black ink on the half title page. The book has its original dust jacket, which features a photograph of the Apollo 13 liftoff on the cover.

CONDITION:

Very good condition. Original glossy dust jacket with some light toning and creasing to spine. Original blue and black boards, with white embossed titles to the spine. Minimal shelf wear. Signed in black ink on the half title page, on the publisher’s sticker. Signature is legible and strong. Paper is healthy and clean inside. 16 pages of black and white annotated photographs at center. 378 pp. Book Dimensions: 9 1/”H x 6 1/4” W x 1 1/4” D. 




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