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    A perfect gift to inspire a child

    Buzz Aldrin's Reaching For The Moon Book Cover Painting Inscribed to Him and Lois by Wendell Minor, with Three Signed Copies of the Book, Originally from Their Personal Collection, in Framed Display, with Certificate of Authenticity. Aldrin's first children's book was a collaboration with renowned artist and illustrator, Wendell Minor. The result was Reaching For The Moon, published in 2005 and a New York Times bestseller. Minor presented Dr. Aldrin with this original watercolor rendition of the back cover that is inscribed by Minor on the verso: "To Buzz and Lois! With best wishes, Wendell". Sight size is 10" x 12", matted and framed to an overall 18" x 22". Included with this lot are three copies of the book, each signed by Aldrin. Very fine.

    We think there is likely a young mother or father out there who would love to have this art work hanging in their child's room to inspire them along with reading the book of Buzz's adventures and challenges from his youth leading up to him becoming a NASA astronaut and landing on the moon on the Apollo 11 mission. Or could very likely appeal to a baby boomer grandparent for their grandchild.

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