Summer Auction 2019 Sale 76
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(1912 - 1979) German pilot. Reitsch was the first woman to fly a helicopter, a rocket plane, and a jet fighter. She is also remembered as being a loyal confidant of Adolf Hitler, even landing a small plane in central Berlin in an attempt to extract Hitler only days before the city fell. Scarce signed book, her autobiography: "Flying is My Life" (New York: Van Rees Press), 1954. First edition, 246pp. 8vo. in blue cloth with white title, with fine dust jacket. Reitsch boldly signed her full-page frontis portrait in black ink with a huge signature. Overall fine.
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Minimum Bid: $70.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $0.00
Estimate: $140 - $200
Auction closed on Wednesday, July 31, 2019.
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