Global Mission by H. H. Arnold, Signed First Edition, 1949

Arnold, H. H. Global Mission. New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1949. Signed and stated first edition. Original dust jacket and presented in a custom matching slipcase.

This is a 1949 stated first edition of H. H. Arnold’s Global Mission signed by Arnold on the first free end page in blue ink. The book features its original bold yellow, blue, and black dust jacket and is housed in a matching custom archival slipcase.

H. H. Arnold was the Commander-in-Chief of the Air Force and was instrumental in the planning of aerial attacks against Japan and the daylight bombings raids on Germany in WWII. This autobiography presents Arnold’s account of how the U.S. Air Force was developed and the fateful strategic decisions made during WWII, all intertwined with his own colorful life story. Beginning with his childhood, “Hap” Arnold details his story and the events culminating with the U.S. as the greatest Air Force in the world.


Overall very good condition. This 1949 Global Mission is signed in clear blue ink pen on the first free end page. The original black boards are slightly bumped along the edges and the binding is partially loose. Minor discoloration from age on the end papers, but otherwise the pages are clean and without tears. The original boldly colored dust jacket is worn along the edges and on the back cover. The dust jacket is now housed in a protective mylar cover. The book is presented in a custom matching blue archival slipcase decorated with a reproduction painting of Hap Arnold set into a recess. 

Dimensions: 9” H x 6.25” W x 2.25” D (with slipcase)

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