By Jane Brevoort Walden
With a foreword by Richard E. Byrd, Rear Admiral, U.S.N. Ret.
Drawings by Diana Thorne
Signed by Jane Brevoort Walden on the half-title page.
London : New York, GP Putnamâ€™s Son, 1931, First Edition. 8vo, [X] 221pp, Near Fine copy in a good and unclipped dust jacket, no foxing, creases or tears, numerous drawings by Diana Thorne. Publisherâ€™s bright blue cloth with black lettering and de-bossed image of Igloo -Admiral Richard Byrd’s dog. Dust jacket in good condition and missing upper part of spine and small missing areas at extremities â€” unclipped and has protected the book very well. A clean tight copy. Very Scarce signed and in dust jacket.
Written the year after Igloo’s death in 1930, the book tells the story of an adopted dog who became Admiral Richard Byrdâ€™s polar companion. Igloo became the first (and possibly the only) dog to have flown over the South Pole and the North Pole in Byrdâ€™s alleged first ever flights over each Pole. An excellent read for all age levels.