North to the Orient – Anne Morrow Lindbergh (1935) (1st ed)


North to the Orient – Anne Morrow Lindbergh (1935) (1st ed)


Title: North to the Orient

Author: Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Charles A. Lindbergh (maps)

Publisher: Harcourt, Brace and Company, New York, 1935. First edition.

Condition: Hardcover, no dust jacket. Ex-library book, with all library markings. Otherwise good. 255pp. App 8.5″ by 5.5″.

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About the book (from Wikipedia):

North to the Orient is a 1935 book by the American writer Anne Morrow Lindbergh. It is the account of the 1931 flight by her and her husband, Charles Lindbergh, from the United States to Japan and China, by the northern route over Canada, Alaska, and Siberia. It also documented their volunteering flights as relief efforts for the infamous Central China flood of 1931.

Lindbergh submitted the manuscript to Harcourt Brace in April 1935. By the following evening, she learned that it had been accepted for publication. The book was praised by critics and became a bestseller.

The first edition of 25,000 copies sold out within days, and the book was on its third printing by the end of the first week. It received the inaugural National Book Award for Nonfiction.

About Anne Morrow Lindbergh (from Wikipedia):

Anne Spencer Lindbergh (née Morrow; June 22, 1906 – February 7, 2001) was an American author, aviator, and the wife of aviator Charles Lindbergh.

She was an acclaimed author, whose books and articles spanned genres from poetry to nonfiction, touching upon topics as diverse as youth and age, love and marriage, peace, solitude and contentment, and the role of women in the 20th century. Lindbergh’s Gift from the Sea is a popular inspirational book, reflecting on the lives of American women.