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REAR ADMIRAL RICHARD E. BYRD - BOOK SIGNED CIRCA 1935 - HFSID 265225

Book signed: "RE Byrd" on first blank flyleaf, 444p, 6½x9½, hardcover. His book, Discovery: The Story of the Second Byrd Antarctic Expedition, G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York: 1935. First Edition. The second Byrd expedition took place from 1933-1935.

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RICHARD BYRD. Book signed: "RE Byrd" on first blank flyleaf, 444p, 6½x9½, hardcover. His book, Discovery: The Story of the Second Byrd Antarctic Expedition, G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York: 1935. First Edition. The second Byrd expedition took place from 1933-1935. On that expedition, Byrd discovered Marie Byrd Land and the Edsel Ford Mountains. Richard E. Byrd and Floyd Bennett had made their historic flight over the North Pole on May 9, 1926. The flight had been funded in part by business leaders, including Vincent Astor, John D. Rockefeller Jr., Rodman Wanamaker and Edsel Ford (Byrd named his plane Josephine Ford in honor of Ford's daughter). After the flight, Byrd was promoted to Commander and there was an outpouring of public support for his proposed expeditions to Antarctica. The first, funded by the National Geographic Society as well as private donations, took place 1928-1930. In 1929, Byrd established the "Little America" Antarctic base, and on November 28-29, 1929 he and three others crossed the South Pole in a 1,600-mile airplane flight. The polar explorer made three additional Antarctic expeditions through 1956. Cover slightly worn at edges, spine is lightly faded with worn edges. Minor staining. Inscription (unknown hand) on the half title page. Binding is a little loose but totally intact. Book is internally sound. Overall, fine condition.

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