Skyward

Man's Mastery Of The Air As Shown By The Brilliant Flights Of America's Leading Air Explorer

BYRD, Richard E.

BYRD, Richard E. Skyward Man's Mastery Of The Air As Shown By The Brilliant Flights Of America's Leading Air Explorer

Putnam, 1928.

First edition. 8vo. Publisher's royal blue cloth, lettered gilt, top edge blue, in the pictorial dustwrapper. Map endpapers, photogravure frontispiece, and thirty-six photographs and maps on eighteen plates. A fine copy, with a gift inscription to the first blank, in a near fine dustwrapper, very bright with just a little rubbing at the head of the spine.

Byrd's account of his 1926 flight to the North Pole, his 1927 Transatlantic flight and his plans for his 1928 expedition to the South Pole.
"From an American perspective, Richard Byrd was the best-known and most popular of Antarctic heroes... From his North Atlantic crossing in 1927 and five Antarctic expeditions... his name was kept before the public as the quintessential polar explorer from over thirty years and long after his death. His contributions to Southern exploration are unquestioned, and his accomplishments in opening up the Antarctic, the successful introduction of aviation, and the defining of the continent, as well as his personal achievements confirm Richard Byrd as one of America's great explorers" (Books On Ice).

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Stock ID: 40640

£175.00

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