New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1938. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Octavo, 296 pages; VG/VG; spine blue and white with white lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$2.50'; dust jacket has chipping to head and tail of spine, corners; top edge of text block stained blue; interior clean; SIGNED flat by Richard E. Byrd on 3rd front free endpaper; KE consignment; shelved case 9. Rear Admiral Richard Evelyn Byrd Jr., USN (1888-1957), was an American naval officer who specialized in feats of exploration. He was a recipient of the Medal of Honor, the highest honor for valor given by the United States, and was a pioneering American aviator, polar explorer, and organizer of polar logistics. On his second expedition in 1934, Byrd spent five winter months alone operating a meteorological station, Advance Base, from which he narrowly escaped with his life after suffering carbon monoxide poisoning from a poorly ventilated stove. That exploit was recorded in his autobiography, 'Alone';. Dupont.
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