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Lindbergh | Charles A.

The Spirit of St. Louis

First Edition



First edition of The Spirit of St. Louis by Charles Lindbergh.

Octavo, xii, [2pp contents], 562pp. Blue cloth, silver title on spine, illustration of plane on cover. First trade edition, with [A] on copyright page. Top edge stained light blue. Cloth on spine shows some wear, with evidence of handling at top edge of spine. Publisher’s first edition dust jacket, $5.00 retail price, light wear at edges, bright illustrations and vibrant colors.

An excellent copy in an attractive first state dust jacket.

Lindbergh’s first account of his transatlantic journey, titled “We,” was published shortly after the historic flight in 1927. Lindbergh was never happy with this rushed account of his journey, written largely by the publisher. His account of the journey, The Spirit of St. Louis, was published in 1953 and won the Pulitzer Prize for Autobiography in 1954. Charles’ wife, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, was a ghostwriter on the book, and its success is widely attributed to her writing skills.

Additional information

Location Published

New York


Charles Scribner's Sons


First Edition

Date Published





Near fine

Jacket Condition

near fine


Lindbergh | Charles A.