Lindbergh, Charles A. The Spirit of St. Louis. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1953. Octavo, original red cloth, pictorial endpapers.
“Presentation” first edition of an undetermined limitation, signed by 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 he undertook in 1927. “At its exciting best, this book keeps the reader cockpit close to a rare adventure” (Time). Illustrated with 16 pages of photographs, double-page map of the flight, and mechanical diagrams of the plane.
Presented in a custom leather and cloth clams-hell with a decorative raised and gilt spine and a portrait of the famous aviator on the cover.