New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, . Hardcover. Small 4to. Blue cloth with gilt spine lettering, price-clipped dust jacket. xx, 1038pp. Illustrations, map endpapers. Near fine/very good. Minor jacket edgewear. Item #49652
Tight, bright first edition of the private journals of the famed aviator (1902-74) -- and boldly signed by him in full in black ink on the title page. Accompanying this is a fascinating, scarce collection of eleven original 6½" X 8½" (8 landscape, 3 portrait) news agency black-and-white glossy photographs from the same period covered in "The Wartime Journals" -- mid 1930s to early 1940s. All are very good to near fine, all bear the large "International News Photo" inkstamp on verso as well as the original newsprint-paper caption describing and dating each scene. One, for instance, dated 14 June 1944 and captioned "Lindbergh in Pacific," it describes as: "Charles A. Lindbergh... associated with the Ford Motor Company of Detroit, Mich., is shown with Lieut. Gen. George Kenney, commander of the Far East Air Forces, during his visit to the Southeast Pacific area...." Some depict him meeting with politicos and officals and their captions often convey the gist: "Col. Lindbergh Inspects Wright Airport," "Lindbergh in San Diego for Bomber Lessons," "Lindbergh Inspects Clipper Ship," "Lindbergh Attended British Air Banquet," "Two Men Talk Aviation," "Lindbergh Testifies at Pelley Trial," "Lone Eagle Views Mr. Palomar Lens on Caltech Visit," " These quite uncommon images would have been sent out by the news agency to major newspaper around the country for possible usage.