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    Richard E. Byrd and Wilmer Stultz Signed Book Skyward Man's Mastery of the air as shown by the brilliant flights of America's leading air explorer. His life, his thrilling adventures his North Pole and Trans-Atlantic flights, together with his plans for conquering the Antarctic by Air by Richard Evelyn Bird. (New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1928), first trade edition, xv, 359 pages, frontispiece and illustrations throughout, blue cloth with gilt titles on front and spine, 8vo (6" x 8.75"), no dust jacket, signed on the verso of the frontis portrait of Byrd "W. L. Stultz" and beneath the portrait "R E Byrd". Laid onto page v is a telegram from Maria A Byrd sending regrets for an invitation. Pilot Wilmer Stultz, a friend of Byrd's, was the pilot on board when Amelia Earhart made her trans-Atlantic flight in 1928. He perished in a test flight on July 1, 1929 and his autograph is uncommon. Byrd, of course, was the man who first flew over the North Pole in 1926 and the South Pole in 1929. The book is in good condition, some soiling to the edges and cover, front hinge weak, rear hinge separated but attached. Still, a fascinating book signed by two of the most famous of the early aviators.

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