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LINDBERGH, Anne Morrow.

Gift from the Sea.

Availability: In stock

Published: New York Pantheon, 1955

Stock Code: 132561

£2,000
signed
OR On display in 43 Dover Street

Notes

First edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed in the year of publication on the front free endpaper, "For Marguerite - who understands the search. from Anne - March 1955", and additionally signed by the author in full on the title page. In Gift from the Sea Lindbergh "wrote about balancing personal needs, social expectations, and obligations to family and community" (ANB). The work "spent eighty weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, is considered a classic of prefeminism" (ibid.). Contemporary presentation copies of the first printing of this classic are scarce.

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Description

Octavo. Original blue cloth-backed boards, titles to spine in white, illustrated paper sides with blue titles to front, shell designs in brown to covers. With the dust jacket.

Illustrations

Shell designs as chapter headers in the text.

Condition

Spine gently rolled, a little shelfwear to edges, light foxing to top edge, faint offsetting to endpapers; a very good copy indeed in the jacket with browned spine, short closed tears to spine ends, slight nicks and chips to extremities.

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