“ABOUT 7:40 A.M. THE MOTOR WAS STARTED AND AT 7:52 I TOOK OFF ON THE FLIGHT FOR PARIS…”: SALESMAN’S DUMMY OF CHARLES LINDBERGH’S WE
(LINDBERGH, Charles A.) G.P. PUTNAM’S SONS. The Famous Flier’s Own Story of his Life and his Transatlantic Flight, Together With his Views on the Future of Aviation. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1927. Octavo, original red buckram, decorated in gilt, pictorial endpapers. $600.
Scarce salesman’s dummy of Lindbergh’s autobiography, illustrated with 33 plates of photographs.
Lindbergh’s first autobiographical work, We recounts his education as an aviator, his early career, and the 1927 flight that made him famous. This salesman’s dummy includes the foreword by Myron T. Herrick, U. S. Ambassador to France, 1912-14, 1921-29, and the chapter “Boyhood and Early Flights.” With a one-page advertisement for the published book at rear, followed by 16 pages of order forms, and a sample cloth spine affixed to rear pastedown. Juvenile pencil marks to two pages of order forms.
An extremely good copy. Scarce.