REAR ADMIRAL RICHARD E. BYRD - BOOK SIGNED - HFSID 9298
Sale Price $360.00
RICHARD E. BYRD. Book signed: "R.E. Byrd" on limited edition page, 470p, 6½x10. His book, Little America, G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1930.Author's Autograph Edition.Hardcover. Numbered "529" of 1,000. Features 74 illustrations and maps. Richard E. Byrd, who had made an historic flight over the North Pole on May 9, 1926, had established the "Little America" Antarctic base during his first Antarctic expedition in 1929. He and three others crossed the South Pole during a 1,600-mile airplane flight on November 28-29, 1929. Byrd detailed his adventures in this book and on the lecture circuit following his return to the U.S. Proceeds from the book and talks were used to finance additional expeditions, which continued through 1956. No dust jacket. "Halle/Jan. '36" written on first blank flyleaf and "G.P. Putnams Sons" written above signature (both in unknown hand). Signature page is lightly soiled. Other pages lightly soiled, some pages nicked at bottom edges. Covers and spine are lightly soiled, worn at upper edge. Overall, fine condition.
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