“I HOPE THAT CHARLES WOULD HAVE APPROVED”: ANNE MORROW LINDBERGH’S DIARIES, INSCRIBED BY HER
LINDBERGH, Anne Morrow. The Flower and the Nettle: Diaries and Letters of Anne Morrow Lindbergh, 1936-1939. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1976). Octavo, original cloth, original dust jacket. $1250.
First edition, presentation copy, of the fourth in the five-book series of Anne Morrow Lindbergh’s Diaries and Letters, inscribed on the title page: “For Mary Tay and Sam—with my love—(I hope you will approve of—and that Charles would have approved of—my Introduction.) Anne” and signed “Anne Morrow Lindbergh, January 1976.”
“Sam” in the inscription is Sam Pryor, a Vice-President of Pan Am, from whom the Lindberghs acquired some acres to build their Maui home. Charles Lindbergh spent the last years of his life intermittently living and working in Hawaii. Anne Morrow Lindbergh’s Diaries and Letters, published from 1972-1980 in five separately issued books, cover the years from 1922 through World War II, honestly and expressively recording the thoughts and feelings of this brilliant and successful literary woman. This, the fourth book of the series, recounts the years from 1936 to 1939, spent in Europe caring for her family after the infamous kidnapping of her son. With photographic plates.
Book near-fine, dust jacket extremely good.