Author’s autograph edition of “We” by Charles A. Lindbergh, in the publisher’s original glassine dust jacket and blue box.
Thick octavo, 308pp. Brown boards, white vellum spine, title in gilt on spine and front cover. Printed on linen with uncut edges. Illustrated endpapers. Faint spotting to white vellum spine. Dampstain affecting Chapters IV – IX, lower right corner, not affecting text. In the publisher’s exceptionally scarce glassine dust jacket, chipping and wear at edges. The glassine dust jacket has preserved the bright white spine and gilt details. Also in the publisher’s original blue box, dampstain to lower half, some loss of blue faux leather. From a limited edition of 1000 signed copies, this being number 702. An exceptionally bright example.
This early work by Charles Lindbergh was an account of his historic transatlantic flight in 1927, but he was never happy with the publication. To correct this, he published The Spirit of St. Louis in 1953, which he felt accurately described the flight. Spirit of St. Louis went on to win the Pulitzer Prize for Autobiography in 1954. Charles’ wife, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, was ghost writer on the book, and its success is widely attributed to her writing skills.