FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, OF LISTEN! THE WIND, INSCRIBED BY ANNE MORROW LINDBERGH AND CHARLES LINDBERGH TO ANSON CONGER GOODYEAR, THE FIRST PRESIDENT OF MOMA
LINDBERGH, Anne Morrow. Listen! The Wind. With Foreword and Map Drawings by Charles A. Lindbergh. New York: Harcourt, Brace, (1938). Octavo, original red cloth, cartographic endpapers, original dust jacket. Housed in a custom quarter morocco clamshell box. $3200.
First edition, presentation copy, inscribed on the half title by Anne to a member of the prominent Goodyear family and the first president of the Museum of Modern Art: "For Mr Conger Goodyear from Anne" and continued by Charles: "and Charles Lindbergh. Illiec, 1938."
Anne Morrow Lindbergh accompanied her husband Charles on his survey flight around the North Atlantic Ocean in 1933. Listen! The Wind is Anne's account of the incidents that befell them in flying from Africa to South America to study the air routes between America and Europe. With a photographic plate showing the Tingmissartoq, the plane in which the Lindberghs made their journey. This book was inscribed at Illiec, the Lindberghs' private island off the coast of Brittany, France. It is inscribed to Anson Conger Goodyear, a member of the prominent New York Goodyear family and an accomplished business executive who served (at various points) as president of the Great Southern Lumber Company; vice president of the Marine National Bank; vice president of the Buffalo and Susquehanna Railroad; president of the New Orleans Great Northern Railroad Company; chairman of the board of directors of Gaylord Container Corporation; director of Paramount Pictures; and director of the Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Railroad. Goodyear also fought in both world wars, earning the rank of major general and becoming deputy commissioner for the Pacific Ocean area. From the time he graduated from Yale University, Goodyear was an enthusiastic art, historical artifact and book collector (especially first editions). Goodyear was so passionate about modern art that he helped to co-found MoMA and served as its first president, acquiring much of the art for the museum's first exhibition himself.
Book fine, dust jacket near-fine with only light wear to extremities. A desirable copy with interesting provenance.