The Fun Of It. Random Records of My Own Flying and of Women in Aviation - Amelia Earhart 1932 - Brewer, New York - First Edition ‘Flying might not be all plain sailing, but the fun of it is worth the price.’

A lovely copy of Earhart’s biography, accompanied with an audio recording of highlights from her first solo Transatlantic flight in May 1932. Profusely illustrated with photographs chronicling Earhart’s childhood to her later career, the book delves into Miss Amelia’s motivations, and the challenges she faced prior to her success, as she struggled to prove herself within highly male dominated arena.

The work also delves into the fascinating and complex history of aviation, with Earhart examining the careers of titans such as the Wright Brothers, Eleanor Smith, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Harriet Quinby, and Ruth Nichols.
  Amelia Earhart (1897-1937) was an aviation pioneer who became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic. She set many solo flying records and wrote several successful books about her experiences. As a supporter of equal rights for women she saw her role was to inspire other women and give them the confidence they could achieve the same as men. In 1937, aged just 40 years old, Amelia Earhart disappeared over the Pacific Ocean on a solo flight attempting to circumnavigate the globe.’

References: ameliaearhart.com [web].

Octavo (21 x 13.5 cm). pp. [12] 128 [1 (bibliography of aviation books by women)] [3]. In publisher’s pink cloth, spine and front board lettered in purple. Dust jacket priced $2.50 to upper corner of front flap.
  Condition: Fine, in very good dust jacket, toned spine with 1mm loss to tail, minor soiling to rear panel, ghosting from small amounts of former tape repair to verso, one or two short closed tears. Record in rear slip in fine condition.   Ref: 108939   Price: HK$ 12,000