"The cowboy is the most vivid and native character in the United States today": First Edition of Alice Rogers Hager's Big Loop and Little; Inscribed by her to Amelia Earhart
Big Loop and Little: The Cowboy’s Story.
Hager, Alice Rogers (Amelia Earhart).$2,000.00
Item Number: 61792
New York: Macmillan, 1937.
First edition of the author’s classic illustrated story of the West. Large octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to legendary aviator and personal friend Amelia Earhart on the front free endpaper, “To Amelia Earhart – First Lady of the Air because she, too, loves the free West. With admiration and appreciation of pleasant days at Burbank and Oakland. Alice Rogers Hager Washington, D.C. June 1937.” From the library of Amelia Earhart with here bookplate to the verso of the front panel. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. An exceptional example with noted provenance.
American journalist and novelist Alice Rogers Hager is began her writing career as an aviation reporter and was later appointed notable positions as the Public Affairs Officer for the United States Embassy in Brussels (1948-1952) and Foreign Affairs officer for the Department of State (1952-1953). In addition, Hager published several award-winning books including Wings of the Dragon: The Air War in Asia (1945), Washington, City of Destiny (1948), and Dateline: Paris (1954). Hager became a close personal friend of the "First Lady of the Air", Amelia Earhart through her work in aviation reporting and the two carried on a life-long correspondence.