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Collectible, Postcards & Books

June 14 - June 15, 2012

Lot #325
DepartmentBooks
Sold For$10,000.00(hammer price)
 $11,800.00(price including buyer's premium)
Last UpdatedJune 15, 2012

Description

(LINDBERG, CHARLES) Lindberg, Charles and Green, Fitzhugh (unnamed co-author), We. New York and London, 1927. Author's Autograph Edition. One hundred copies of this edition each bearing the autograph signature of Lindberg. This copy also signed by Putnam, the publisher, and signed and dated Jan. 1, 1928, by Fitzhugh Green. One of two special Author's copies." Q. Gilt blue morocco cover with double ruled lines and five-band spine. Interior covers in gilt red morocco. Red silk doublures. Binding stamped by Putnam. This was Fitzhugh Green's own copy and it is so stamped on the second ffep. Frontice engraving of the Spirit of St. Louis by Robert James Malone. Engraved portrait by Hoppe of Lindberg as a boy faces p. 19. Engraving of the Spirit of St. Louis by L. West faces p. 203. Two bound facsimile pages of the original manuscript face p. 221. Numerous photograph reproductions. 308pp.
Note: Fitzhugh Green, born in 1888, graduated from the the U.S. Naval Academy in 1911 and enjoyed a long naval career spanning both WWI and WWII. From 1913 to 1916 he was part of the MacMillan expedition exploring the Crocker Land and other unknown areas of the arctic. In addition, Green was a prolific writer, authoring many of his own books and ghost writing for a number of celebrities including Lindberg."

Condition

Overall good condition with no wear noted.

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