Lunar landings book offers the ultimate souvenir

Norman Mailer - MOONFIREA publisher is reprinting Norman Mailer’s articles on the Moon landings for LIFE magazine. The three-part feature was the longest nonfiction piece ever published in the magazine.

But that’s not the best part.

The articles are being reprinted in a collectible book along with excerpts from Mailer’s book “Of a Fire On The Moon” and hundreds of photographs, maps and other documents from the NASA archives relating to the lunar landings.

But that’s not the best part.

The oversized book is being printed exclusively in a collectible boxed format complete with a framed signed photograph of Buzz Aldrin walking on the moon. The $1,000 book is being limited to 1,969 copies.

But that’s not the best part.

The best part is that only the first 1,957 copies are priced at $1,000. That’s because the remaining 12 copies also come with A PIECE OF THE MOON.

Each of the dozen “lunar rock” editions comes with a genuine piece of the moon. Sadly it’s not among those recovered by the Apollo mission crews, but rather from lunar meteorites. They’ve been verified by mineral analysis and are arguably more significant than the Apollo samples as they come from a wider variety of locations on the moon.

The samples on offer range from a 0.4g sliver to a 30.34g sample which is one of the largest ever found on earth. If you want a piece of moon rock, you’ll need to join a waiting list for the final 12 copies of the book. The prices, which will vary across range, will be decided later after the publishers receive professional valuations, but the firm told The Times newspaper that “It will be thousands, hundreds of thousands, of dollars. Kind of like a diamond.”