Around the World in Eight Days: The Flight of the Winnie

POST, Wiley, and Harold GATTY. Around the World in Eight Days: The Flight of the Winnie Mae … Introduction by Will Rogers.

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POST, Wiley, and Harold GATTY. Around the World in Eight Days: The Flight of the Winnie Mae … Introduction by Will Rogers. New York, Garden City, Garden City Publishing Company [for Rand, McNally & Company], [1931].

8vo. Original blue cloth with illustrated dust-wrapper, map endpapers; pp. 304, [16, facsimile of logbook], plates after photographs, very light offsetting from endpapers; wrappers with flaws along upper margin, otherwise very good.
First edition of this first-hand account of the first circum-aviation of the world by a single-engined monoplane. Earlier circum-aviations had been undertaken by a Zeppelin (21 days) and multi-engine aircraft and had all taken much longer. The two pilots received a reception in New York that rivalled the celebrations of Charles Lindbergh. The Winnie Mae, a modified Lockheed Vega, was bought by the Smithsonian Instituion in 1936 for $25,000.

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