Lindbergh, Charles A. We, The Flier’s Own Story of his Life and his Transatlantic Flight, together with his Views on the Future of Aviation. New York and London: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1927. First trade edition, signed by the famous aviator on the front fly leaf.
Lindbergh’s first autobiographical work, We recounts his education as an aviator, his early career, and the 1927 flight that made him famous.
Charles A. Lindbergh (1902-1974) was an American aviator and the first mass media super star. Lindbergh is remembered for flying “The Spirit of St. Louis” on the first nonstop solo flight across the Atlantic in May of 1927. He departed on May 20th from Roosevelt Field, Long Island. After 33 hours in the air, flying solo, without sleeping, and coping with adverse weather conditions, he touched down at an airfield outside Paris. His feat astounded and delighted the world and secured his position as one of the most important figures in aeronautical history.
Book is in very good condition. Internally, pages are clean, with no signs of serious foxing, stains, or toning. Book is illustrated with numerous photographic plates. Book is signed "Charles A. Lindbergh" in ink pen on front fly leaf. Signature is legible and very clear.
Book is bound in full, decorative morocco leather binding with raised bands and gilt on the spine. It is housed in a matching blue cloth slipcase which features a photograph of Lindbergh in front of the Spirit of St. Louis on the cover.