by Lindbergh, Charles
Lindbergh, Charles. The Spirit of St. Louis. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1953. Hardcover. Signed First edition, later printing, Book-of-the-Month Club selection from September 1953. Presentation copy, signed and inscribed by the author on the title page, dedicating the book to Dr. Max Thorek, Hungarian-American surgeon who founded International College of Surgeons. 8vo measuring 6" x 8.5". Blue cloth covers with silver stamping. 562 pages. Illustrated endpapers after aquatint by Burnell Poole; bookplate to front free endpaper verso. Lindbergh's fourth work, The Spirit of St. Louis, opens with a retelling of the hectic planning and construction phase of the voyage, when Lindbergh was competing against other intrepid early airmen. In the second half of the book, he hones in on the voyage itself with a vivid account of the journey's toll on mind and body, the immensity and chaos of the sea and air. Minor spot and ½" inch damp stain on half title page. Corners just bumped, spine sunned, head and foot of spine just pushed. Internally clean and tight, top edge stained blue. Back panel and flaps of dust jacket trimmed and laid in at rear. Overall in very good condition.
(Inventory #: 17224)