Alone â Deluxe Issue
Signed by Richard Byrd
By Richard Byrd
New York: G.P. Putnam,1938. First Edition, First Printing Deluxe Edition. 8vo â 21.4cm. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in full dark-blue morocco, titles and ruling on spine in bright gilt, five raised bands; boarder double ruling to boards in bright gilt, decorative bordering to turn-ins bright gilt, marbled endpapers, original blue silk ribbon marker detached but present, top page edges gilt, text in dark blue ink. Decorations by Richard E. Harrison. Signed by R.E. Byrd. â this numbered copy being #95 of 225. A near fine copy. Scarce. Taurus 120
This is arguably Byrdâs most important work â an intensely personal account of his isolation and near death through an Antarctic winter in a small hut at Latitude 80Â° 08â South â located 160km south of Little America on the Ross Ice Shelf.. Alone is a first person account of human endurance while experiencing long term isolation under extreme conditions. This is also an elegantly produced publication. A very good and engaging read.