The Fun of It, Signed First Edition by Amelia Earhart, 1932

Earhart, Amelia. The Fun of It. New York: Brewer, Warren & Putnam, 1932. First Edition, Signed by Earhart.

This first edition copy of The Fun of It: Random Records of My Own Flying and of Women in Aviation is signed by Amelia Earhart opposite her portrait. Published by Brewer, Warren & Putnam in New York in 1932, the book has been beautifully rebound in quarter crushed morocco leather with gilt embossed decorations on the spine. It is housed in a matching archival slipcase.

Amelia Earhart is arguably one of the most famous pilots to date. Her second book, The Fun of It is a collection of stories of Earhart’s childhood, how she decided to become an aviator, her accomplishments, and other female aviation pioneers of her time. Written and published in 1932, the book ends by chronicling Earhart’s recent historic solo flight across the Atlantic, naming her as the first woman and only the second person to accomplish such a feat. The autobiography mentions records she had broken, her time as an editor for Cosmopolitan Magazine, details some of the humorous letters she received, and advice Earhart had for her readers. Earhart’s tragic disappearance in 1937 while attempting to circumnavigate the world proved heartbreaking for America. However, her spunky personality, thoughts, and accomplishments are preserved in the Fun of It.


Overall very good condition. The 1932 first edition book is signed legibly by Earhart on the back of her portrait page just before the full title page in blue ink. Internally, the pages are clean with the top edged in gold. The book has been rebound in beautiful blue quarter leather binding with gilt decorations on the spine. It is housed in a custom matching archival slipcase.

Dimensions: 8 ¾” H x 5 ⅞” W x 2 ⅛” D (with slipcase)

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