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    Richard E. Byrd Signed Limited Edition Book: Alone. (New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1938), limited numbered edition (#129 of 225) on rag paper, 296 pages, blue morocco gilt with compartmented spine, marbled endpapers, 8vo (6" x 8.5"), signed on the limitation page "R E Byrd". Early publicity for this book states, "This is the book that Admiral Byrd was four years deciding whether to write- the account of an experience so intimate- and perhaps so catastrophic- that for a long time he could not bring himself to tell it... the account of Byrd's five months' isolation at Advance Base... where in 1934 he nearly died." Fine condition in original glassine dust jacket. Custom blue and gilt box has some light wear.

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    25th-26th Thursday-Friday
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