New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1930. Hardcover. Small 4to. Blue cloth with gilt lettering. xvi, 422pp. Frontispiece, illustrations, 2 foldout maps, pictorial endpapers. Very good. Faint edgewear, else internally fine. Item #43147
First edition, tight and quite attractive -- and signed boldly by the explorer in black ink on the half-title page. Tipped neatly to an inner flyleaf is an interesting printed ephemeral item, a 5 3/4" X 8 3/4" announcement of a "Byrd Prize Letter Contest" sponsored by the publisher soliciting essays on "The Value, to the Civilized World, of the Byrd Antarctic Expedition." Give a friend the Byrd!