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Norman Mailer, Marc Newson. MoonFire, Lunar Rock Edition No. 1,960 ‘NWA 2727’

Unique
Aluminum case with lunar rock in capsule and framed print, 12.8 x 15.7 in., hardcover volume, 14.4 x 17.3 in. with 4 fold-outs, 348 pages
Limited to just 12 copies, one for each astronaut who walked on the Moon, the Lunar Rock Edition of Norman Mailer’s MoonFire is designed by Marc Newson. Each book is contained in a case inspired by the Apollo 11 LEM (Lunar Excursion Module)—its surface an actual 3-D topography of the Moon—and comes with a unique piece of lunar meteorite. Accompanying this edition is a Olivine Gabbro / Mare Basalt Regolith Breccia stone, one of the youngest types of lunar material, dating from 2.865 billion years ago and found in Northwest Africa.

No. 1,960

MoonFire is the greatest book I have ever seen. The photography is unparalleled, it is more than just a book, it is an experience.” —David Schonauer, American Photo, New York

Limited to just 12 copies, numbered 1,958–1,969, the Lunar Rock Edition of Norman Mailer’s MoonFire is designed by Marc Newson. His concept was inspired by the Apollo 11 LEM (Lunar Excursion Module). Each book is contained in a case made from a single piece of aluminum—its surface an actual 3-D topography of the Moon—and comes with a unique piece of lunar rock.

Meteorites from the Moon are exceptionally rare. There are fewer than 100 lunar meteorites known with a total combined weight of approximately 725 kilograms, making them millions of times rarer than gem grade diamonds. However, most lunar meteorites reside in museum collections and research institutions, leaving only 150 kilograms or so available to individual collectors worldwide. Since acquiring an Apollo moon rock is virtually impossible, the only realistic way to own a piece of the moon is by acquiring a lunar meteorite.

NWA 2727
Type: Olivine Gabbro / Mare Basalt Regolith Breccia
Discovery site: Northwest Africa
Size: 29 x 27 x 5 mm
Weight: 6.52 g
75,000 Euro

NWA 2727, contains the youngest lunar material ever found that dates from 2.865 billion years ago. It is a shock-welded lunar soil composed of fragments of many different kinds of rock and minerals, including fine grains and powders that were broken away from the underlying bedrock by the repeated impact of meteorites, sampling two of the very rarest lithologies on the Moon: Olivine Gabbro and Mare Basalt. This end piece shows two large gray Mare Basalt clasts in a matrix of green Olivine Gabbro and regolith breccia with some fusion crust on the uncut end.

Order information:
To order one of the remaining copies, please contact our Customer Care Team at collectors@taschen.com to let us know your first and second choice. We’ll try to accommodate your wishes as best we can.

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Norman Mailer, Marc Newson. MoonFire, Lunar Rock Edition No. 1,960 ‘NWA 2727’
Unique
Aluminum case with lunar rock in capsule and framed print, 12.8 x 15.7 in., hardcover volume, 14.4 x 17.3 in. with 4 fold-outs, 348 pages
Norman Mailer, Marc Newson. MoonFire, Lunar Rock Edition No. 1,960 ‘NWA 2727’ (Limited Edition)
Norman Mailer, Marc Newson.
MoonFire, Lunar Rock Edition No. 1,960 ‘NWA 2727’
Unique
Norman Mailer, Marc Newson. MoonFire, Lunar Rock Edition No. 1,960 ‘NWA 2727’ (Limited Edition)