WILEY POST: AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHT DAYS, WINNIE MAY/AVIATOR/AIRPLANE/1931 1st

WILEY POST: AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHT DAYS, WINNIE MAY/AVIATOR/AIRPLANE/1931 1st

AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHT DAYS: THE FLIGHT OF THE WINNIE MAE. BY WILEY POST AND HAROLD GATTY. INTRODUCTION BY WIL ROGERS. ILLUSTRATED. Garden City: Garden City Publishing Company, Inc., 1931. First Edition. Scarce.

A nice copy of this scarce and interesting book. Published more than 80 years ago, it is now long out of print and hard to find. Such a nice copy is not likely to come up for sale again soon on ebay.

From the Dust Jacke: "Only 8 Days. A sleek white plane, speeding like a streaking bullet, roars out of the west and sets the world afire with enthusiasm for its feat--the circling of the earth in 8 days. "Two young men in a hurry" have spun their sturdy monoplane around the globe, thereby winning for themselves a place with the immortals of the air--Lindbergh and Byrd, Wright and Eckener. They have clipping the zero off Jules Verne's once incredible 80 days, cut over 3 years from the time-record of the first circumnavigation of the world--Magellan's, and beat the "Graf Zeppelin" by 12 2/3 days. Wiley Post and Harold Gatty herein give a complete, intimate accoount of their wonderful adventure. They describe their preparations, their equipment, and their method of actual fligth. They tell of crossing the Atlantic int he
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