Little America: Aerial Exploration in the Antarctic; The Flight to the South Pole (Signed)
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1930.
First Trade Edition. Hardcover.
First Edition, signed by the author on frontis. portrait.
American explorer Admiral Richard E. Byrd, Jr. tells the story of his first journey through Antarctica and the founding of a series of bases called “Little America.” In this work, Byrd outlines his first mission to Antarctica and shares the obstacles he and his team overcame in its achievement. Some 150,000 square miles of territory was photographed on the expedition.Item #900721
6-3/8 x 9-1/2", blue cloth, photographic endpapers, blue top-edge, deckled fore-edge, xvi, 422pp, appendix, index, frontis. portrait, 69 illus. in text, 4 maps (2 folding).
Sun-fading to spine and edges of cloth, faint staining to cloth, two tiny tears head of spine, toning to deckled fore-edges, tight, internally clean and bright, folding maps crisp and unworn, very good.