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EARHART, Amelia
20 HRS. 40 MIN. OUR FLIGHT IN THE FRIENDSHIP. THE AMERICAN GIRL, FIRST ACROSS THE ATLANTIC BY AIR, TELLS HER STORY
G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York, 1928. Second Printing. Original maroon cloth with gilt lettering. Illustrated with numerous photographs. This copy is SIGNED by the famous aviator on the blank recto of the frontispiece. Earhart's account of her transatlantic flight when she became the FIRST WOMAN TO TRAVEL BY AIR ACROSS THE ATLANTIC. Earhart was lost at sea in her attempt, shortly before her fortieth birthday in 1937, to become the first woman to fly around the world. After her disappearance the most extensive air and sea search in naval history to date took place. After spending $4 million and scouring 250,000 square miles of ocean over a two-week period, the United States government reluctantly called off the operation. Very slight cracking to front hinge, covers tight. Gilt dull on the spine but readable, some rubbing to the spine edges. Near Fine, lacking the dustwrapper [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover; In Dust Jacket]
Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB [Fleetwood, PA, U.S.A.]

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