The World's Great Adventure
1000 Years of Polar Exploration – Including the Achievements of Admiral Richard Evelyn Byrd. with Forewords by General A.W. Greely and Dr. Henry Fairfield Osborn.
Signed by Lawrence Gould and John Oâ€™Brien
Miller, Francis Trevalyan, LL.D., Litt.D.
Philadelphia, Chicago and Toronto: The John C. Winston Company, 1930. 1st Edition. 8vo â€“ 22.4cm. 384pp. Flights for the Top of the World and detailed Chronology of Explorations at the rear; illustrated with a colored frontispiece and black-and-white photographs and drawings. Publisherâ€™s blue cloth with colored cartographic end leaves of the north and south polar regions. Silver tiles and color image on front cover are bright, spine silver also bright; very light wear to extremities. A Near Fine and complete copy in a lovely unclipped dust jacket in Very Good condition.
This unique copy is signed twice. On page 63, the full-page black-and-white photographic plate of Lawrence Gould is signed by him. Gould was second in command of Byrdâ€™s expedition and served as expedition geologist. On page 76, the full-page photographic plate of John Oâ€™Brien is signed by Oâ€™Brien. He served as chief surveyor and Assistant to Admiral Byrd on the Byrd Antarctic Expedition.
The book presents a well-researched history of polar expeditions, by Admiral Byrd and many others.