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The Flying Carpet by  Richard Haliburton - Hardcover - 1932 - from E Ridge fine Books and Biblio.com

The Flying Carpet

by Haliburton, Richard

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


Garden City, New York: Garden City Publishing. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1932. Hardcover. Beautiful black cloth with silver lettering and design to the spine and front board; soft ends. 352 pp. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Original dust jacket with chips on ends and corners. Map endpages toned. Gift inscription in exceptionally nice calligraphy, dated 1935 on the recto of the frontispiece. This is the book written by Haliburton who In 1930 hired pioneer aviator Moye Stephens, for no pay but unlimited expenses, to fly him around the world in an open cockpit biplane. The modified Stearman C-3B was named the Flying Carpet after the magic carpet of fairy tales, subsequently the title of his 1932 best-seller. They embarked on "one of the most fantastic, extended air journeys ever recorded" taking 18 months to circumnavigate the globe, covering 33,660 miles (54,100 km) and visiting 34 countries.; 8vo .




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