Author’s autograph edition of “We” by Charles A. Lindbergh.
Thick octavo, 308pp. Brown boards, white vellum spine, title in gilt on spine and front cover. Printed on linen with uncut edges. Illustrated endpapers. Previous ownership inscription on front free endpaper, in pencil. Toning to vellum spine, some light soiling to covers. Limitation page with foxing, not affecting signature or text. Lacking scarce glassine cover and clamshell case. Housed in custom brown cloth clamshell case. From a limited edition of 1000 signed copies, this being number 946.
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 a ghostwriter on the book, and its success is widely attributed to her writing skills.