By Richard Evelyn Byrd
New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1928. With a foreword by William A. Moffett. Octavo (9 1/8 x 6 1/4 in; 242 x 158 mm). , 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. Original half blue cloth gilt over blue paper boards with spine stamped in 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 Josephine Ford on her historic flight over the North Pole on May 9th, 1926.
Authorâ€™s Deluxe Autographed Edition â€“ copy #J3 for presentation.
Signed by R E Byrd and G P Putnams SonsOne of Five Hundred Copies Signed and inscribed by Dick Byrd â€śTo my friend van Lea Black the salt of the Earth from Dick Byrd, N. Y. City, Sept. 28, 1928â€ť.