"ABOUT 7:40 A.M. THE MOTOR WAS STARTED AND AT 7:52 I TOOK OFF ON THE FLIGHT FOR PARIS": WE, FIRST EDITION, SIGNED BY LINDBERGH
LINDBERGH, Charles A. We. The Flier's Own Story of his Life and his Transatlantic Flight, together with His Views on the Future of Aviation. New York and London: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1927. Large octavo, original three-quarter vellum gilt, pictorial endpapers, uncut, original glassine. Housed in a custom cloth chemise and half morocco slipcase. $4500.
"Author's Autograph Edition," number 381 of 1000 copies signed by Lindbergh along with "G.P. Putnam's Sons" on the same page in an unknown hand, featuring numerous photographs and illustrations, in scarce original glassine.
Lindbergh's first autobiographical work recounts his education as an aviator, his early career, and the 1927 flight that made him famous. Issued along with 100 copies signed by Lindbergh and the publisher for presentation, no priority established. Without original publisher's box.
Light wear to fragile glassine. Book lovely and fine. A most desirable signed copy.