Earhart - Signed Copy of "The Fun of It" - 1932


Regular price $1,750.00

Earhart, Amelia.  The Fun of It.  New York, Brewer, Warren and Putnam, 1932 (3rd printing).  220 pages, illus, brown cloth hardcover, no dust jacket, 8vo (5.5x8").  Earhart's account of her childhood, her fascination with aviation, and her life through her 1932 flight across the Atlantic.  Signed by Amelia Earhart on the front free endpaper. With the rare original silvertone phonograph recording of her internationally broadcast speech given the day she completed her solo transatlantic flight.  The Fun of It covers Earhart's life through May 20-21, 1932, "when Miss Earhart, alone in a Lockheed Vega monoplane with a single Wasp engine, negotiated 2, 026 miles through storm and fog from Harbor Grace, Newfoundland, to a cow pasture on the outskirts of Londonderry, Ireland. The flight set a transatlantic record of 14 hours, 56 minutes...and stirred massive public adulation.   Fair-good, cover edge wear and chips top of spine, toning and small tape residue inside front cover, toning on free end papers.  A sound copy with rare signature.  Others similar (slightly better condition) available on line run $2500-$6200.