DescriptionAlan Bean Signed Limited "Collectors' Edition" Apollo Book with "Kissing the Earth" Signed Limited Edition Print. A deluxe edition of the Apollo book in a set with a Bean print, as follows.
Alan Bean Signed Book: Apollo An Eyewitness Account by Astronaut/ Explorer Artist/ Moonwalker Alan Bean. (Shelton, CT: Greenwich Workshop Press, 1998). Deluxe edition in a matching slipcase. Written with noted space historian Andrew Chaikin, this "coffee table" book is filled with magnificent Bean illustrations and his personal recollections of the race to the moon. Signed boldly in gold felt tip on the limitation page: "Alan Bean". With original box. Very fine.
Alan Bean's "Kissing the Earth" Print Signed by the Apollo 12 Crew, #550/650. A 27" x 21.5" color lithograph issued in 1998 from an original 1994 acrylic painting by Bean. It is signed by the Apollo 12 crew beneath the image: "Charles Conrad Jr", "Alan Bean", and "Richard Gordon". The caption reads: "Pete Conrad and I were completing our descent and landing check lists. If all went well we would be on the Ocean of Storms in less than an hour. As I glanced out of the forward window of lunar module Intrepid-the earth, some 239,000 miles away-appeared to rise rapidly. Australia was just coming into view. It was a breathtaking sight." In original folio, very fine. Included with it is a Certificate of Authenticity from Greenwich Workshop, the issuing gallery.
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