"Yesterday's fairy tale is today's fact. The magician is only one step ahead of his audience": first edition of north to the orient; Presentation Copy Inscribed by Both Anne Morrow and Charles lindbergh

  • North to the Orient.
  • North to the Orient.

North to the Orient.


Item Number: 85768

New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, 1935.

First edition of Anne Morrow Lindbergh’s account of her journey to Alaska and along the Arctic Circle to Russia, China and Japan. Octavo, original cloth, cartographic endpapers. Presentation copy, inscribed by both Lindbergh’s, “For Mr and Mrs. Richard Griffith Anne Lindbergh.” Additionally signed “Charles A. Lindbergh October, 1935.” The recipient was Richard Griffith, co-author of the famous chess book, Modern Chess Openings. He won the British Chess Championship in 1912 at Richmond, at his only appearance in the event. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with some light to the extremities. With maps by Charles A. Lindbergh.

In 1931 Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh set off on a flight to the Orient by the Great Circle Route. The classic North to the Orient is the beautifully written account of the trip. Their voyage took them from College Point, Long Island, to Alaska, then by way of St. Lawrence Island to Siberia, Kamchatka, and Japan. From Osaka, where they discovered a stowaway in the plane, they crossed the Yellow Sea to China and went up the Yangtze River to Nanking, where they brought aid to flood refugees.

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