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"WE".

Stock Code 112468

New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1927

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The author's autograph edition of Charles Lindbergh's classic memoir "WE", published the same year he became the first person to complete a solo non-stop flight across the Atlantic ocean.

Number 510 of 1000 copies signed by Lindbergh and the publisher George Palmer Putnam, and illustrated with 51 plates. The memoir records 'Flying alone in his Spirit of St. Louis through clouds, icing, storms, and sleepiness, Lindbergh traveled from New York to Paris in thirty-three hours and thirty minutes. He landed at night to claim the prize before an enthusiastic crowd of 100,000 cheering Frenchmen at Le Bourget Aerodrome' (ANB).

Author's autograph edition, number 510 of 1000 copies signed by the author and the publisher; 8vo (25 x 17 cm); limitation page signed in pen, 51 plates including frontispiece, dated ownership inscription in pen to front pastedown, publisher's note and leaflet loose; publisher's half japon, light brown boards, spine and front panel lettered in gilt, pictorial pastedowns, edges uncut, with remnant of original glassine dustjacket and blue box, a few finger marks to japon, corners and top-edge very slightly soiled, box slightly rubbed with slip to one corner, otherwise internally clean, near fine.

Provenance

Provenance: Bill H. Graus, 1801 Dupont Ave. S. Minneapolis, Minn., 1927 (ownership inscription).

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"WE".

LINDBERGH, Charles.

Stock code: 112468

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