Also, antiquarian owner's bookplate in color of dark galaxy and shooting star: L. Bind fine, square; hinges intact. Illustrated throughout w/intriguing header and tailpiece decoration by Richard Harrison. Dust wrapper moderate rub, chip, toning, flap corners clipped; protected in new clear sleeve. Unique jacket illustration wrapping around to rear panel of icy blue and white expeditionary scene w/frozen titles, also by Richard Harrison.
Near fine first ediition in good dj. Byrd set out on his second Antarctic expedition in 1934, he was already an international hero for having piloted the first flights over the North and South Poles. His plan for this latest adventure was to spend six months alone near the bottom of the world, gathering weather data and indulging his desire to taste peace and quiet long enough to know how good they really are. But early on things went terribly wrong.
Isolated in the pervasive polar night with no hope of release until spring, Byrd began suffering inexplicable symptoms of mental and physical illness. By the time he discovered that carbon monoxide from a defective stovepipe was poisoning him, Byrd was already engaged in a monumental struggle to save his life and preserve his sanity. When Alone was first published in 1938, it became an enormous bestseller.
This book keeps alive Byrds unforgettable narrative for generations of readers. Manufactured in the United States of America.
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The item "ALONE (1938) ADMIRAL RICHARD E. BYRD SIGNED, 1ST EDITION IN ORIGINAL WRAPPER" is in sale since Monday, March 26, 2018. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "mediumisthemessagemedia" and is located in Gladstone, Michigan.
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