First Edition of Byrd's Discovery: The Story of the Second Byrd Antarctic Expedition; Signed by Him
Discovery: The Story of the Second Byrd Antarctic Expedition.
Byrd, Richard E.$350.00
Item Number: 62019
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1935.
First edition of Admiral Byrd’s classic exploration work of his second Antarctic Expedition. Octavo, original cloth, cartographic endpapers, frontispiece, illustrated with maps. Signed by the author on the half-title page, “all good wishes R. E. Byrd.” Inscription, near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Introduction by Claude A. Swanson. A very nice signed example.
From the moment Admiral Richard E. Byrd, Jr. first left Anarctica, he knew he would return. Both the scope of the strange land and the uncharted scientific promise it held were too much to leave behind forever. Launched during the Great Depression amid great public skepticism, and with funding at its toughest to secure, this second Antarctic journey proved as daring, eventful, and inspiring as any Byrd ever embarked upon.