First Edition Points and Criteria for The Spirit of St. Louis

Year Published: 1953
Author Last Name: Lindbergh
Author First Name: Charles
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
Original Price: $5.00
Pages: 562

The first edition was a signed and numbered presentation edition. Below is the first trade edition. The copyright page states "Printed in the United States of America" followed by "[ A ]", and has no book club blind stamp on the back of the binding.

Please note that we have seen book club editions with the "[ A ]" on the copyright page, but these editions also state that they were printed by the Kingsport Press, and they have a small book club blind stamp on the back of the binding (on the bottom near the spine.)

The Spirit of St. Louis won the Pulitzer Prize for Autobiography. This book is classified in the following category: History

This is the dust jacket from the first trade edition.
This is the dust jacket from the first trade edition.

Picture of the first edition copyright page for The Spirit of St. Louis.
Picture of the first edition copyright page for The Spirit of St. Louis.

Picture of dust jacket where original $5.00 price is found for The Spirit of St. Louis.
Picture of dust jacket where original $5.00 price is found for The Spirit of St. Louis.

Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of The Spirit of St. Louis.
Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of The Spirit of St. Louis.

Picture of the first edition Charles Scribner's Sons boards for The Spirit of St.
Picture of the first edition Charles Scribner's Sons boards for The Spirit of St. Louis.

Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of The Spirit of St. Louis.
Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of The Spirit of St. Louis.

Picture of the first edition title page for The Spirit of St. Louis.
Picture of the first edition title page for The Spirit of St. Louis.

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