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Little America: Aerial Exploration in the Antarctic; The Flight to the South Pole [Author's Autograph Edition]

Byrd, Richard Evelyn; Gould, Laurence McKinley

Published by G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York; London, 1930
Condition: very good(+) Soft cover
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Octavo with blue paper and vellum-like off white-cloth (leather) backed boards ; 422 pp.: frontispiece, plates, portraits, maps (some folded); 24 cm. Hand-numbered copy 133 of 1,000 "Author's Autograph Edition" signed by Byrd. Also hand-written below printed presentation text on dedication page is "Presentation copy. || G.P. Putnams Sons", followed by Byrd's signature. . This copies appears to be presented by the author to the publisher. Unique thus. || Contents: Notes from a journal -- The plan: the preparation and the problem -- Through the pack -- We establish a base -- The battle to unload -- Discovery by flight -- Discovery of a new land to the eastward -- Incident of the Rockefeller Mountains -- WInter: birth of a city -- Civilization does not matter -- More plans and preparations -- The start of the southern parties -- The base-laying flight -- Flight to the South Pole -- Eastward beyond the horizon -- Death of a city -- The geological sledge trip. || Abstract: Account of United States Antarctic Expedition, leader R.E. Byrd, 1928-30. Minor edge-wear and soiling to boards; spine slightly age-darkened; pages bright and clean; binding tight. Overall a very good(+) to near fine(-) copy. Bookseller Inventory # 84370

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Title: Little America: Aerial Exploration in the ...

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York; London

Publication Date: 1930

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:very good(+)

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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