Author’s Autograph Edition of Amelia Earhart’s 20 Hrs. 40 Min: Our Flight In the Friendship.
Octavo, 374pp. Three quarter maroon cloth, marbled boards, maroon cloth spine, title stamped in gilt. Uncut edges. Previous owner’s bookplate on front free endpaper. Light rubbing to boards, solid text block. This limited edition of 150 copies was signed by Amelia Earhart on the limitation page.
This is number 134 of 150. Includes small silk flag, affixed to front pastedown endpaper, which was flown from Boston to Wales on the Friendship.
This book recounts Amelia Earhart’s flight aboard the Friendship as a passenger in 1928, becoming the first woman to cross the Atlantic Ocean by air. An important moment in aviation history, this is an attractive signed copy to commemorate the occasion. A few years later in 1932, Ms. Earhart would become the first woman to make a solo flight across the Atlantic. In 1937, in an attempt to make a flight around the world, Earhart’s plane disappeared, and she and her navigator, Fred Noonan, were never found.