Lot 324 of 627:
Skyward signed by R.E. Byrd 1/500 copies  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$180
Estimate:
$300 - $500

Title:
Skyward
Author:
Byrd, Richard Evelyn
Place:
New York
Publisher:
Putnam's
Date:
1928
Description:

[2], xv, [1], 348 pp. With 58 plates with printed tissue guards including frontispiece portrait after a pencil sketch & others from photographs; portions of the fabric from the Josephine Ford with gilt lettered description mounted on front pastedown. (8vo) original half gilt-ruled blue cloth & boards, gilt lettered spine. No. 403 of 500 copies. "Author's Autograph Edition."

Signed by Byrd to the limitation page. Pieces of the plane, which flew over the North Pole on May 9th, 1926, are naturally scarce.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Dampstain at lower corner of binding and to several leaves at the start; limitation page, frontispiece, and title page detached; good.
 
Item number:
280927
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