First edition of North to the Orient, signed by Charles Lindbergh and Anne Morrow Lindbergh. Octavo, 255pp. Publishers original blue cloth, silver title on spine, plane illustration on cover. Stated “first edition” on copyright page, with “Abacadabra” misspelling on Page 11. Top edge light blue, clean pages throughout. Map illustration end papers. Publishers first state dust jacket, $2.50 on front flap, no reviews on rear flap. Dust jacket in very good condition, with closed tears to top edge, archival tape repairs on back of jacket. This work by Anne Morrow Lindbergh is inscribed by the author and her husband Charles Lindbergh, with their location “Englewood – 1935” noted below signatures. An excellent copy and a superb gift for any fan of aviation history.
Comments: North of the Orient by Anne Morrow Lindbergh follows the journey of herself and husband Charles Lindbergh from the United States, through Japan and China, in 1931. The book was Lindbergh’s first foray into nonfiction and was met with critical acclaim. It received the National Book Award for nonfiction in 1935.