Earhart, Amelia. The Fun of It [first edition]
Earhart, Amelia. The Fun of It
New York: Brewer, Warren & Putnam, 1932. Hardback 8vo; first edition. 218 pp; concluding with one page promoting Aviation Books by Women. Bound in brown cloth with white lettering on front board and spine. Black and white photographic portrait frontispiece; numerous additional black and white photos throughout. Includes 4-inch 78-RPM vinyl record tucked into pocket affixed to rear paste-down. Recording lifted from a May 22, 1932 broadcast upon Earhart’s arrival in London. Condition: Very Good; shows minor shelf wear; bumping to corners, head and tail of spine; rubbing to corners and to lettering of front board and spine; small scratches and damp stains to front and rear boards; Valentines Day 1933 inscription to front endpaper with a small red heart with the words, “With Love” affixed below inscription; "920" in ink to front pastedown; tanning on rear endpaper from record insert and disc. No Dust Jacket. Mini-record appears to be in very good shape. Scarce. $400
Amelia Earhart was a noted American aviation pioneer and author. Earhart was the first woman to receive the Distinguished Flying Cross, awarded for becoming the first aviatrix to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She set many other records, wrote bestselling books about her flying experiences, and was instrumental in the formation of The Ninety-Nines, an organization for female pilots. The Fun of It recounts Earhart’s experiences as a pioneer female pilot; it also highlights other female pilots of her time as well as detailed descriptions of her aircraft and basic flying. Concludes with bibliography of Aviation Books by Women.
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