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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1948. First Edition [contains the Scribner "A" on the verso]. Hardcover. viii, 56 pages. Occasional footnotes. DJ is in a plastic sleeve. DJ has some wear, soiling, edge tears and chips. Charles Augustus Lindbergh (February 4, 1902 – August 26, 1974), nicknamed Slim, Lucky Lindy, and The Lone Eagle, was an American aviator, author, inventor, military officer, explorer, and social activist. In 1927, at the age of 25, Lindbergh emerged from virtual obscurity as a U.S. Air Mail pilot to instantaneous world fame as the result of his Orteig Prize-winning solo nonstop flight from Roosevelt Field on Long Island, New York, to Le Bourget Field in Paris, France. He flew the distance of nearly 3,600 statute miles (5,800 km) in a single-seat, single-engine, purpose-built Ryan monoplane, Spirit of St. Louis. Lindbergh was the 19th person to make a Transatlantic flight, the first being the Transatlantic flight of Alcock and Brown from Newfoundland in 1919, but Lindbergh's flight was almost twice the distance. The record-setting flight took 33 1 2 hours. Lindbergh, a U.S. Army Air Corps Reserve officer, was awarded the nation's highest military decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his historic exploit. I In his later years, Lindbergh became a prolific prize-winning author, international explorer, inventor, and environmentalist.
San Francisco, CA: North Point Press, 1987. Illustrated Gift Edition. Presumed First Printing. Hardcover. , 261,  pages. Illustrations (drawings and 32 pages of photographs). DJ has slight wear and soiling. In September 1936 Beryl Markham became the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic from east to west, taking off in England and crash-landing in Nova Scotia 29 hours and 25 minutes later. Beryl Markham (née Clutterbuck; 26 October 1902 – 3 August 1986) was a British-born Kenyan aviator (one of the first bush pilots), adventurer, racehorse trainer and author. She wrote about her adventures in her memoir, West with the Night. When Markham decided to take on the Atlantic crossing, no female pilot had yet flown non-stop from Europe to New York, and no woman had made the westward flight solo, though several had died trying. Markham hoped to claim both records. On 4 September 1936, she took off from Abingdon, England. After a 20-hour flight, her Vega Gull suffered fuel starvation and she crash-landed on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. She was celebrated as an aviation pioneer.
New York: Welcome Enterprises, Inc. and Distributed in the United States by Stewart, Tabori & Chang, Inc., 1994. First Printing [stated]. Hardcover. 288 pages. Profusely illustrated (black and white). Cover has slight wear and soiling. Some wear to the lettering on the spine. Smallish scuff on inside front cover near bottom. Beryl Markham (née Clutterbuck, 26 October 1902 – 3 August 1986) was a British-born Kenyan aviator (one of the first bush pilots), adventurer, racehorse trainer and author. She was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic from east to west. In September 1936 Beryl Markham became the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic from east to west, taking off in England and crash-landing in Nova Scotia 29 hours and 25 minutes later. She wrote about her adventures in her memoir, West with the Night.