Skyward -- Deluxe Autographed Edition -- copy #6
Signed by R E Byrd and G P Putnamâ€™s Sons
By Byrd, Richard E.
New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1928. With a foreword by William A. Moffett. Octavo â€“ 25.0 cm., , xv, [1, blank], 348 pp. Ten photogravure plates, with descriptive tissue guards, and forty-six photographic plates on twenty-three leaves (58 illustrations total); fold-out map at end. Publisherâ€™s Â¾ blue cloth with bright gilt ruling on boards with spine stamped in bright gilt. Edges untrimmed. A Near Fine copy. Mounted on the front pastedown endpaper is a portion of the fabric (showing both sides) which covered the plane â€˜Josephine Fordâ€™ on her historic flight over the North Pole on May 9th, 1926. Arctic Bibliography 2592
One of five hundred hand-numbered copies signed by R E Byrd and G P Putnamâ€™s Sons — this being copy #6. In excellent condition exterior and interior; hinges tight and pages unmarked and crisp.