The Spirit of St. Louis (Signed Presentation Edition)
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1953. First edition. A just about Fine copy of the book with the top-stain a bit faded otherwise in excellent shape. In the original publisher's acetate that is a little rubbed, but without chips or tears. Signed by the author on the limitation page. One of 1000 copies, although the limitation is unstated.
Lindbergh’s Pulitzer Prize winning story of his famous Atlantic crossing. Lindbergh had been a virtual unknown when he made the journey – the first solo transatlantic flight – but he quickly achieved worldwide renown. The 25 year old Lindbergh would be awarded the Medal of Honor, and was Time magazine’s first Man of the Year. The Spirit of St. Louis was published in 1953 – over two decades after his flight -- and Lindbergh claimed to have worked on the book for over 14 years, often with the help of his wife, Anne. The book achieved instantaneous success and was well received by both critics and the public. “Lindbergh writes as well as he flies, and the interest and suspense never lessen.” (Contemporary New York Times Review) about Fine in about Fine dust jacket. (Item #2219)