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20 hrs. 40 mins. Our Flight in the Friendship, Signed by Amelia Earhart, First Trade Edition, 1928

Sale price$7,250.00

Earhart, Amelia. 20 Hrs. 40 Min. Our Flight in the Friendship. New York: G. P. Putnam's and Sons, 1928. First trade edition. Signed on the free endpage. Rebound in maroon ¼ leather and cloth maroon boards with gilt titles, gilt tooling, raised bands to the spine, with a new archival slipcase. 

Presented is a signed, first trade edition of Amelia Earhart’s 20 Hrs. 40 Min. Our Flight in the Friendship. The book was published by G.P. Putnam’s and Sons in November of 1928. The celebrated pilot signed the book on the free endpage in blue ink. It is presented here rebound in its maroon quarter leather and cloth boards with gilt titles, tooling, and raised bands to the spine. The book has a new archival slipcase. 

Amelia Earhart is arguably one of the most famous pilots to date. This book narrates Earhart's personal account of her experiences as the first woman to cross the Atlantic Ocean by airplane, as a passenger in Wilmer Stultz's plane Friendship in 1928. Detailing her first transatlantic flight from New York to Wales, Earhart adds personal notes and childhood anecdotes to the log entries from the famous flight. She explains her early fascination with airplanes, as well as a discussion of the future of flight.

Not long after the publication of this autobiography, Earhart would make her own solo flight across the Atlantic and use her fame to further the growing feminist movement in the 1930s. Earhart’s tragic disappearance in 1937 while attempting to circumnavigate the world proved heartbreaking for America. However her personality, thoughts, and early accomplishments are preserved in 20 Hrs. 40 Min. 20 Hrs. 40 Min. was the first of two books Earhart would write in her lifetime; the other being 1932's The Fun of It. A third book, Last Flight, was published posthumously and consisted of diary entries from her ill-fated 1937 flight around the world.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. Octavo. Rebound in maroon ¼ leather and cloth maroon boards with gilt titles, gilt tooling, raised bands to the spine, with a new archival slipcase. Full signature, reading “Amelia Earhart,” on the free endpage. The blue ink pen signature is large and legible. Illustrated throughout, with 61 black and white images. The majority of pages are clean, with mild to moderate toning.  The book is presented in a new, custom archival slipcase. The front of the slipcase has an inlaid portrait of Earhart in front of her plane.

Book Dimensions: 8 3/8" H x 5 7/8" W x 1 5/8" D. Slipcase Dimensions: 8 3/4" H x 6 1/8" W x 2 1/8" D. 

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20 hrs. 40 mins. Our Flight in the Friendship, Signed by Amelia Earhart, First Trade Edition, 1928

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20 hrs. 40 mins. Our Flight in the Friendship, Signed by Amelia Earhart, First Trade Edition, 1928
20 hrs. 40 mins. Our Flight in the Friendship, Signed by Amelia Earhart, First Trade Edition, 1928 Sale price$7,250.00

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