Signed by Amelia Earhart

    Amelia Earhart. 20 Hrs. 40 Min. Our Flight in the Friendship. The American Girl, First Across the Atlantic by Air, Tells Her Story. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1928.

    First edition. "Author's Autograph Edition." Limited to 150 numbered copies, this being number 127, signed by the author. Octavo. 374 pages. Frontispiece. Many illustrations. Affixed to the front pastedown is a small American flag in a plastic sleeve, beneath which is printed: "This is one of the flags taken by Miss Earhart across the Atlantic in the Friendship."

    Maroon cloth and paper over boards. Gilt lettering to spine. Bookplate on front pastedown of Irving W. Robbins. Mild fading to the upper portion of the front board. Front hinge cracked and starting. Frontispiece tissue guard has a short tear at fore-edge. Overall, an outstanding copy in near fine condition. Exceedingly bright and clean.

    Amelia Earhart's first book. In it she recounts the 1928 trans-Atlantic flight, in which she assisted. This followed Lindbergh's solo flight of the previous year. In the September 1928 issue of Popular Science, Earhart is quoted as saying that the flight of the Friendship is intended "to point the road toward the seaplane instead of the land plane as a means of flying across oceans, and multi-engine planes instead of single-engine. It will help toward more comfortable flying; when women demand planes not only comfortable, but luxurious, men will build them."

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