20 HRS. 40 MIN. OUR FLIGHT IN THE FRIENDSHIP. THE AMERICAN GIRL, FIRST ACROSS THE ATLANTIC BY AIR, TELLS HER STORY
by EARHART, Amelia
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1928. First Edition. Hardcover. Owner name in ink of verso of front endpaper; some foxing to first few pages; split to hinge before the signed page. Gilt a little dull on the spine, some rubbing to the cover with slight loss of color at a couple of spots and along the fore-edge. Still Very Good, lacking the dustwrapper. Original maroon cloth with gilt lettering. Illustrated with numerous photographs. This copy is SIGNED by the famous aviator on the blank recto of the frontispiece. Earhart's account of her transatlantic flight when she became the FIRST WOMAN TO TRAVEL BY AIR ACROSS THE ATLANTIC. Earhart was lost at sea in her attempt, shortly before her fortieth birthday in 1937, to become the first woman to fly around the world. After her disappearance the most extensive air and sea search in naval history to date took place. After spending $4 million and scouring 250,000 square miles of ocean over a two-week period, the United States government reluctantly called off the operation. (Inventory #: 017225)
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