First Edition of William K. Vanderbilt's Final Book Flying Lanes: Being a Journal of a Flight Around South America and Over the Andes; in the rare original dust jacket

  • Flying Lanes: Being a Journal of a Flight Around South America and Over the Andes.
  • Flying Lanes: Being a Journal of a Flight Around South America and Over the Andes.
  • Flying Lanes: Being a Journal of a Flight Around South America and Over the Andes.
  • Flying Lanes: Being a Journal of a Flight Around South America and Over the Andes.

Flying Lanes: Being a Journal of a Flight Around South America and Over the Andes.

$200.00

Item Number: 95186

New York: Privately Printed, 1937.

First edition of Vanderbilt’s final book. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated with photographs. Near fine in the rare original dust jacket which is in very good condition.

A member of the prominent American Vanderbilt family, William "Willie" Kissam Vanderbilt II was a skilled sailor and yachtsman. Already extremely wealthy from a trust fund and from his income as president of the New York Central Railroad Company, on his father's death in 1920, "Willie" inherited a multimillion-dollar fortune. In 1925, he traded his luxury yacht Eagle for ownership of Fisher Island, Florida, a place he used as a winter residence. The present volume recounts Vanderbilt's flight from Miami to South America and over the Andes accompanied by his wife and close friends Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Huntington.

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