Little America -- Deluxe Issue
Aerial Exploration in the Antarctic, The Flight to the South Pole
Signed by R E Byrd and G.P. Putnamâ€™s Sons.
By Byrd, Richard E.
New York: Putnamâ€™s Sons,1930. First Deluxe Edition. Sm4to â€“ 25.1cm. , Xvi, 436 Pp. With 74 photographic illustrations and maps including two fold-out maps. In publisherâ€™s Âľ white vellum over blue paper-boards. Taurus 114.
The official account of Byrdâ€™s initial Antarctic expedition, the first American expedition of its kind. The book is named for the base camp â€śLittle Americaâ€ť from which Byrd conducted his expedition, setting up radio towers and airstrips, which revolutionized Arctic exploration. Byrd was perhaps the most famous American polar explorer. Many believe Byrdâ€™s introduction of aerial, snowmobile and radio technologies marked the end of the â€śheroic ageâ€ť of Antarctic explorations, which was replaced by the â€śmechanical age. A near fine copy.