The First World Flight - Being the Personal Narratives of Lowell Smith, Erik Nelson, Leigh Wade, Leslie Arnold, Henry Ogden, John Harding.

Boston, New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1925. Limited edition. Hardcover. Signed limited edition, in a magnificent fine binding in full crushed morocco with gilt raised bands and very fine gilt tooling to the boards, dentelles and spine panels. Number 376 out of 575 of a limited edition signed by the author and the World Flyers.

The account of the first ever aerial circumnavigation of the globe, which began on April 4th, 1924 when four Douglas World Cruisers (Seattle, Chicago, Boston, and New Orleans) took off from Santa Monica, California. They were flown by a team of aviators from the US Army Air Service, the precursor to the US Air Force. The feat was accomplished when they landed in Seattle 175 days, and over 27,000 miles later.

Tall 8vo, frontispiece, xxii, 328pp, folded map, printed b&w photographic plates throughout. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Previous owner book plate at front end paper; very good + condition. OCLC: 1652119. Very good + condition. Item #24408

Price: $375.00

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