Little America Times 1933-1935. Richard Byrd, Lincoln Ellsworth.

Little America Times 1933-1935.

New York: August Horowitz, 1935. An interesting and scarce documentation of the second Byrd expedition to Antarctica, compiled by August Horowitz, "an armchair explorer of the Antarctic and enthusiastic supporter of the Second Byrd Antarctic Expedition" (Renard). The author published these newsletters privately based on material from newspapers and magazines published in New Zealand and the US, as well as this own transcriptions of the groundbreaking radio broadcasts transmitted from Antarctica. The funding was by donation, and it is thought that there were less than 200 copies done. While a complete set includes 18 issues by Byrd and 13 by Lincoln Ellsworth, this set has a series of facsimiles- the title page, the 1st four Byrd sections and the first three Ellsworth sections. The rest of the newsletters are originals (14 Byrd sections and 11 Ellsworth sections. It is presented in a white loose-leaf binder. [Renard 744; OCLC 33366408], 4to. A complete set of this rare item was offered for sale at Bonham's in March 2012 with an estimate of L 4000-5000. Item #17083

Price: $1,500.00

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