INSCRIBED BY BOTH ANNE MORROW LINDBERGH AND CHARLES LINDBERGH
LINDBERGH, Anne Morrow. North to the Orient. New York: Harcourt Brace, (1935). Octavo, original blue cloth, 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. Inscribed on the half title: “For Mayor and Mrs. Theodore J. Koenig, from Anne Morrow Lindbergh” and beneath his wife’s inscription Charles Lindbergh has signed, “Charles A. Lindbergh. Long Barn, 1936.”
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. With maps by Charles Lindbergh.
Book about-fine. Dust jacket very good with several chips, affecting the first word of the title on the spine. A desirable inscribed copy.