20 hrs. 40 min. Our Flight in the Friendship.
EARHART Amelia (1928.)
£750.00 [First Edition]
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Frontispiece, illustrations. First edition, second printing, endpapers printed with a facsimile of Earhart's Log Book from this flight. 8vo., cloth. New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons.
A presentation copy, inscribed on the reverse of the frontispiece 'To Kitty, Amelia W. Earhart', underneath which is inscribed in a different hand 'To Vincent from Aunt Kitty G.'.
The title refers to the duration of the flight in which, as a passenger, Earhart became the first woman to cross the Atlantic by air, a feat which she repeated as a solo pilot in 1932, setting a new speed record. In 1935 she flew solo from Hawaii to the American mainland, making her the first person to solo both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. In 1937 she attempted to fly around the world at the equator, but disappeared, assumed lost at sea.
Boards scratched and rubbed, spine lettering faded.
Stock Code: 222274