with crew photos.
BYRD, Richard Evelyn. Discovery. The Story of the Second Byrd Antarctic Expedition. Introduction by Claude A. Swanson. New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1935.
8vo. Original cloth, gilt, map endpapers; pp. xxiii, 405; highly illustrated on plates and frontispiece, one map; spine sunned, covers a little marked, internally good.
First edition, a good copy. - Spence 229.
[Together with]: 31 crew photos (c. 68-70 x 90-94 mm); one photo with horizontal fold, light sepia toning; one stamped on verso Byrd Antarctic Expedition. [Canal Zone and Dunedin, c. 1929/30].
These photos, taken by and privately printed for crew members during short trips to the North to re-stock supplies and on the way back to the US show the City of New York at the edge of the ice, men sawing ice and carrying ice blocks, dogs at rest and work, an atmospheric image of a camp with tents, men and dogs, a group of three men, one most likely Byrd, and one or two more portraits of the leader of the expedition, penguins and marine wildlife, Little America with its radio transmission masts, and the Ford trimotor aircraft. - A charming collection of private and not press photos, snapshots taken by members of Byrd's first Antarctic expedition.