NORTH TO THE ORIENT, SIGNED BY ANNE MORROW LINDBERGH AND INSCRIBED IN THE YEAR OF PUBLICATION BY CHARLES LINDBERGH
LINDBERGH, Anne Morrow. North to the Orient. With Maps by Charles A. Lindbergh. New York: Harcourt Brace, (1935). Octavo, original sliver-stamped blue cloth, cartographic endpapers, original dust jacket. $2900.
First edition of Anne Morrow Lindbergh's account of her journey to Alaska and along the Arctic Circle to Russia, China and Japan. Signed on the half-title by Anne Morrow Lindbergh and signed on the same page in the year of publication by Charles Lindbergh with his inscribed, "North Haven—1935."
In July of 1931, Anne Morrow Lindbergh took off with her husband Charles in their aircraft Sirius on a journey that would extend for over two months and take her to places "where no white woman had been before." Their voyage took them from College Point, Long Island, to Alaska, then by way of St. Lawrence Island to Siberia, Kamchatka, and Japan. From Osaka, where they discovered a stowaway in the plane, they crossed the Yellow Sea to China and went up the Yangtze River to Nanking, where they brought aid to flood refugees. "First edition" stated on copyright page; first printing with uncorrected "Abacadabra" (p.11, li.11). First issue dust jacket with "$2.50" on front flap, no review blurbs on rear flap. With photographic frontispiece and numerous in-text cartographic illustrations from maps by Charles Lindbergh.
Book fine; light edge-wear, trace of creasing to front flap of bright near-fine dust jacket.