Rickenbacker, Signed and Inscribed by Edward Rickenbacker, in Original Dust Jacket

Rickenbacker, Edward. Rickenbacker: An Autobiography. New Jersey: Prentice-Hall Inc., 1967. Signed, inscribed, and dated by Rickenbacker on first free end page. Original dust jacket and boards, with a new custom archival slipcase.

This printing of Rickenbacker: An Autobiography is signed and inscribed by the famous pilot on the first free end page. The book was published in New Jersey by Prentice-Hall Inc., in 1967. The book retains its original dust jacket featuring a portrait of Rickenbacker in front of fighter planes. The book is presented in a complimentary blue custom archival slipcase.

Captain Eddie Rickenbacker was the most celebrated U.S. air ace of WWI. In a time when aerial battles were novel, Rickenbacker became the nation’s first fighter squadron commander. He accumulated twenty-six victories and led the 94th Aero Pursuit “Hat-in-the-Ring” Squadron as the first all-American fighter squadron to engage in combat.

In this autobiography, Rickenbacker gives his personal account of childhood, his pre-war career, his essential place in WWI, and his post-war endeavors as an industrialist in the automobile and commercial airline industries, ending with his projections for the future of air flight.

CONDITION:

Overall very good condition. The book is inscribed by Eddie Rickenbacker on the first free end page. Inscription is legible and is dated to 1967. Hardcover, boards are healthy with only a little bumping. The pages are internally clean and bright. The book’s original dust jacket is in very good condition. Dust jacket is unclipped with the price of $7.59, and is now protected by a Mylar cover. 458 pp. 

The book is housed in a custom made archival blue slipcase adorned with a photo of a young Rickenbacker in front of a fighter plane.

Dimensions: Book: 9 ¼" H x 6 ½" W x 2" D. Case: 9 ¾ x 6 ¾ x 2 ½




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