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THE LONELIEST CONTINENT: The Story of Antarctic Discovery.
Edition: First printing.
Greenwich, Connecticut: New York Graphic Society Publishers, (1964) dj. Hardcover first edition - An account of the history of exploration of Antarctica, "beginning with the imaginative ideas of early Greek geographers, tells of the first South Seas voyages, the rugged adventures of the sealers and whalers of the 18th and 19th centuries, and the first major American expedition" and including the expeditions of James Wedell, Scott, Shackleton, Byrd and more. Illustrated with photographs and maps. Bibliography, Index. 279 pp.
Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (crease on front flap of dj)Book ID: 66929More details Price: $15.00
RIDERS OF THE WIND.
Edition: First edition.
Philadelphia: MacRae Smith Company, 1929. Hardcover first edition - Book for older children about the exploits of the early pioneers of aviation, illustrated with drawings (both black and white and color plates) by the author. All plates present, but one is loose. Included,of course, are the well-known aviators like Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart, but also included are some lesser known exploits - those of Alcock and Brown, Hawker and Grieve, and many others in the years after World War I. Slightly larger format than usual (approx 9 1/4 by 7 1/4 inches), 205 pages, bound in dark blue cloth with gold lettering and airplane design on front cover.
Condition: Very good condition with some wear to the edges of the boards, rubbing to the spine lettering. Previous owner's name and a gift inscripton dated Christmas 1929.Book ID: 12846More details Price: $40.00