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. Housed in glassine cover. Multiple photographic illustrations, four maps with two fold-out maps at rear. Light toning to white vellum spine. From a deluxe limited edition of 1000 signed copies, this is number 564, signed by author Richard Byrd. (Conrad 253) (Taurus 114)
Comments: 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.