"LOST TIME WAS LIKE A RUN IN A STOCKING. IT ALWAYS GOT WORSE": FIRST EDITION OF THE STEEP ASCENT, 1944
LINDBERGH, Anne Morrow. The Steep Ascent. New York: Harcourt, Brace, (1944). Octavo, original blue cloth, original dust jacket. $250.
First edition of this aviation-themed adventure novel written at the height of the Second World War.
"A fictional account of an actual incident… the story of a dangerous flight over the Alps made by a young couple." "The literature of flight has no more gifted contributor than Anne Morrow Lindbergh. To her has been given that rare quality of spiritual insight and the ability to translate it into words. Once again—in this novelette—she has successfully interpreted emotional experience in flight… Anne Lindbergh is first of all a poet; her prose style has a rhythm tuned to the rhythm of flight" (Kirkus).
Book fine, dust jacket extremely good with a few closed tears and light rubbing to extremities.