G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York, NY, 1930. 1st Edition, 1st Printing, Good, Hard Cover, Size=6.5"x9.5", 422pp(INDEX). Front/rear hinge paper tears gluemended, o.w. a clean copy. NO ink names, bookplates etc. Contents bright & foxing free. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES ALL ARE WELL PACKED WITH CARE!
Very good. G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York, NY, 1930. 1st Edition, 3rd Printing, VG-, Hard Cover, Size is 8vo, 422pgs(INDEX). Paper remnants on endpapers, o.w. clean, tight & fairly bright. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES ALL ARE WELL PACKED WITH CARE!
G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York, NY, 1930. 1st Edition, 1st Printing, Good+, Hard Cover, Size is 8vo, 422pgs(INDEX). Minor shelfwear at foot of spine & light sunning of spine & front cover edges, o.w. a clean copy. Byrd Prize Contest laid in. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES ALL ARE WELL PACKED WITH CARE!
Very good. G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York, NY, 1930. 1st Edition, 1st Printing, VG+, Hard Cover, Size=6.5"x9.5", 422pp(INDEX). A 1/8" cloth tear head of spine, o.w. clean, tight & bright. NO ink names, bookplates etc. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES ALL ARE WELL PACKED WITH CARE!
Fine. No dust jacket. xvi, 422 p. front., plates, ports., maps (part fold. ) 24 cm. Includes: Maps, Portraits, Plates. New York: G. P. Putnams, 1930. Marked First Edition. Portrait frontispiece, numerous illustrations, 4 maps (2 folding). 8vo, publisherÕs original cloth. xvi, 436. A fine copy with clean unmarked pages, except pencil writing on the blank page ABFOY01. Little America is an Antarctic exploration base, located on the Ross Shelf Ice, south of the Bay of Whales. It was established in 1929 by Richard Byrd, and used frequently afterwards by Byrd and other explorers. In the late 1950s, it served as the American base in the South Polar program in the IGY. Admiral Richard Byrd led the first Antarctic expedition that used airplanes in Antarctica, and Byrd was the first to travel by air over the South Pole, completing a journey in hours that had taken months by Amundsen and Scott. Byrd was the first man to see the pole since Scott, and, unable to land, could only drop a bag with a flag. While southbound, Byrd's flight had been unable to climb over the mountains until two bags of supplies, other than fuel, were dropped. Byrd also tried an early helicopter, but it crashed fairly soon. Little America, the base of operations, established the first successful radio broadcasting from Antarctica, making regular broadcasts that could be picked up by household radio sets in the United States, more than 11, 000 miles away around the Earth's curvature.
B/w Illustrations. Good. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" G+ Signed by the author in black ink on title page. Original blue cloth stamped in gilt (some minor splash staining to spine and covers). Second issue of the Dedication page. Signed: I Signed by Author.
Very Good. No Jacket. Book. Signed by Author(s) SIGNED BY RICHARD E. BYRD! Hard bound, no dust jacket. First printing of the first edition. Minor shelf wear, otherwise very good. blue cloth boards with black Airplane design at center front and black titling on front and navy blue titling on spine. An adventure classic. Scarce!
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