North to the Orient.
With Maps by Charles A. Lindbergh.
First edition, first printing, in the second issue jacket. Inscribed on the half-title by both Charles and Anne Lindbergh, “For Doctor Albert H. Ebeling from Charles A. Lindbergh and Anne Morrow Lindbergh – 1935”. The recipient was a long-time colleague of Alexis Carrel, Lindbergh’s collaborator and co-author of the book “The Culture of Organs”. Lindbergh and Carrel worked together to create the “perfusion pump”, which would allow living organs to exist outside the body during surgery. It was Carrel’s idea of “genetic superiority” in certain human strains that caused controversy and accusations of anti-Semitism against Lindbergh. The book has the requisite issue point of “Abacadabra” on p. 11, line 11.
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Octavo. Original dark blue cloth, titles to spine and plane design to upper board in silver, map endpapers, top edge stained blue. With the dust jacket. Frontispiece, map headpieces. Spine rolled. A superb copy in the jacket that is very lightly rubbed and nicked at the extremities.