Jun 17, 2021 - Sale 2573

Sale 2573 - Lot 15

Price Realized: $ 6,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
(AVIATION.) EARHART, AMELIA. 20 hrs. 40 mins. Our Flight in the Friendship. 61 illustrations inserted throughout. Tall 8vo, publisher's 1/2 maroon cloth over marbled boards, spine ruled and lettered in gilt, scattered minor abrasions to boards, minor rubbing to edges; signed limitation page detached, owner's inscription on front blank ("MGM / 15 Apr 1933"), flag's cellophane envelope coming loose. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1928; inscription: Np, [1928]

Additional Details

First edition, the Author's Autograph Edition, number 101 of 150 copies signed by Earhart and Putnam containing, as issued by the publisher in a cellophane envelope mounted to the front pastedown, a miniature silk American flag carried by Earhart in her flight on the Friendship from Boston to Wales. Although Earhart was not the pilot of this flight, with it she made history by becoming the first woman to travel by air across the Atlantic.