THE FUN OF IT: Random Records of My Own Flying and of Women in Aviation. Amelia Earhart.
THE FUN OF IT: Random Records of My Own Flying and of Women in Aviation
THE FUN OF IT: Random Records of My Own Flying and of Women in Aviation
THE FUN OF IT: Random Records of My Own Flying and of Women in Aviation

THE FUN OF IT: Random Records of My Own Flying and of Women in Aviation

New York: Brewer, Warren & Putnam, 1932. Hardcover. Second printing, with the square 78 rpm record of Amelia's Earhart's International Broadcast on May 22, 1932 housed in the rear pocket. An assortment of autobiographical reminiscences and thoughts on the history of flight, women pilots, and the future of aviation, published shortly after Earhart became the first woman to fly alone over the Atlantic Ocean. An American icon, Earhart (1897-1937?) took an active part in efforts to open aviation to women and end male domination in the new field. In July 1937, she and navigator Fred Noonan vanished in the central Pacific after completing more than two-thirds of a flight around the world. Includes a frontispiece portrait and 30 illustrations. Signed by Amelia Earhart on the half-title. Octavo. Original brown cloth binding, with white titles. It appears the half-title signed by Earhart was removed from another copy and neatly tipped in to this one as it followed by second half-title. Minor crease to the title page and dedication page, with clippings from the dust jacket and a second rear pocket are affixed to a pair of concluding blank leaves. Small bookseller's label to the rear pastedown. A few pencil dashes to the bottom edge. The spine is a touch sun faded, with some general minor edgewear; else about very good. Very good. Item #66558

Price: $1,500.00

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