Lindbergh, Charles A. The Spirit of St. Louis. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1953. Presentation Edition, signed and numbered. Octavo, original gilt-lettered and pictorial maroon cloth, with matching custom quarter leather and cloth clamshell.
This is the Presentation Edition of The Spirit of St. Louis. The book is numbered #392 and signed by Charles Lindbergh.
Winner of the 1954 Pulitzer Prize for autobiography, this is Lindbergh’s riveting account of the first solo nonstop flight between the United States and Europe in 1927. “At its exciting best, this book keeps the reader cockpit close to a rare adventure” (Time). The book is illustrated with 16 pages of photographs, a double-page map of the flight, and mechanical diagrams of the plane.
In very good condition. Original gilt-lettered and pictorial maroon cloth, top edge stained blue, pictorial endpapers. Signature bold and legible. Book is presented in a custom leather and cloth clamshell with a decorative raised and gilt spine and a portrait of the famous aviator on the cover.
Dimensions: 9 1/2" H x 13 3/4" W x 2 1/4" D (with clamshell)