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8vo (5 ” x 8¼”). pp. 218. INCLUDES RECORDING OF EARHART'S 1932 LONDON BROADCAST. Bound in brown, linen weave cloth with titles in white on front board and spine. Dust jacket in brown with white lettering and an image of Earhart in the center. Includes frontis. and 30 additional photographic illustrations as well as a 4"x 4" phonograph recording from Earhart's international broadcast from London following her solo flight across the Atlantic on May 22, 1932, contained in the rear pocket.
Earhart's second book discusses her personal background, the achievements of the other daring women in aviation and provides encouragement to young women flyers. The book was complete prior to Earhart's solo flight across the Atlantic, but the publisher requested that Earhart write the final chapter that records her impressions of her historic flight following its conclusion, which she did 4 days after her flight, and cabled the text to them. The phonograph record included in the book was of Earhart's CBS broadcast from London on 22 May,1932, the day following the conclusion of her flight. The title of the book derives from a statement Earhart makes on page 96: ``Flying may not be all plain sailing, of course...but the fun of it is worth the price``.
A very good + copy, with slight rubbing of the titles at the base of the spine, and a small dent on the tope edge of the front board; offsetting to the endpapers from previously laid in material. The very good dust jacket has some light folding and small chips along the top and bottom edges, and a closed tear (1½”) at the top of the rear panel and a small open tear (¼”) also at the top of the rear panel. The fine Silvertone phonograph record is in its original pocket on the rear paste-down, with the gold foil seal carefully removed from the record, but it still present and intact.
Title: THE FUN OF IT RANDOM RECORDS OF MY OWN FLYING AND OF WOMEN IN AVIATION
Publisher: New York, Brewer, Warren & Putnam: 1932
Book Condition: Very good +
Jacket Condition: Very Good Jacket
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 2229