Byrd | Richard Evelyn

Little America

First Edition / Limited Edition



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Presentation copy of Little America by Richard Byrd, signed by the author on the limitation page.

Octavo, xvi, 436pp. Blue paper boards, white vellum spine, title in gilt on spine. Blue endpapers, uncut edges. Tissue-covered frontispiece portrait of Byrd opposite title page. Multiple photographic illustrations, four maps with two fold-out maps at rear. Faint soiling to white vellum spine. (Conrad 253) (Taurus 114)

From a deluxe limited edition of 1000 signed copies, this is number Q4, signed by Richard Byrd and with “Presentation Copy” noted below the limitation. Includes a note to Admiral Byrd on Mayflower Hotel stationery, referencing the publisher, Melville Minton and asking for a personalized inscription in the book.

Richard E. Byrd was an American naval officer and polar explorer. He was known for being the first explorer to reach the North Pole and South Pole by air, but those claims are disputed.

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Location Published

New York / London


G.P. Putnam's Sons / The Knickerbocker Press


First Edition / Limited Edition

Date Published



Quarter Leather


Near Fine


Byrd | Richard Evelyn

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Richard Evelyn Byrd