The Spirit of St. Louis.New York : 1953 Stock Code: 138058
NotesFirst edition, later printing, inscribed by the author on the title page: "To Ambassador John Wesley Jones With affection and best wishes, Charles A. Lindbergh", with Jones's bookplate to the front free endpaper.
John Wesley Jones was Ambassador to Peru from 1962 to 1969. Lindbergh successfully campaigned against whale hunting in Peru in 1965, having a number of dinners with the President, Fernando Belaunde Terry, and persuading him to put in place a voluntary ban. This copy was likely inscribed to Wesley Jones at the time. The Spirit of St. Louis is Lindbergh's most famous book, containing the account of his record-breaking solo non-stop flight across the Atlantic, and won the 1954 Pulitzer Prize.
Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine in silver, top edge blue, aeroplane device to front board in silver, pictorial endpapers.
With 16 plates, double-page map to the text.
Spine slightly cocked, extremities a little bumped, touch of wear to spine ends, else boards bright and device presenting nicely, fore-edge lightly foxed, contents clean and bright. A very good copy indeed, in the bright dust jacket, small chip to head of spine, some short closed tears to spine ends and head of rear panel, and a touch of rubbing to tips, not price-clipped.
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