Byrd's Great Adventure: the Complete Story of All Polar Explorations for One Thousand Years [Salesman's Dummy or Publisher's Dummy]. Francis Trevelyan Miller.
Byrd's Great Adventure: the Complete Story of All Polar Explorations for One Thousand Years [Salesman's Dummy or Publisher's Dummy]
Byrd's Great Adventure: the Complete Story of All Polar Explorations for One Thousand Years [Salesman's Dummy or Publisher's Dummy]
Byrd's Great Adventure: the Complete Story of All Polar Explorations for One Thousand Years [Salesman's Dummy or Publisher's Dummy]

Byrd's Great Adventure: the Complete Story of All Polar Explorations for One Thousand Years [Salesman's Dummy or Publisher's Dummy]

1930. Hardcover. [144] p.: color frontispiece, 63 black-and-white illustrations; 23 cm. Grey-blue cloth with silver-stamped title on both front and back covers; color illustrated pastedown on front cover. No dust jacket. Includes 8 page order form following text with no orders filled in. This is a saleman's dummy for a book published in 1930 by subscription by several publishers (J.C. Winston, Philadelphia; Stanley Paul, London; Universal Book and Bible House, Philadelphia) under several slightly varying titles. This salesman's dummy contains the frontispiece, the foreword by Major General A.W. Greely, table of contents, list of illustrations, samples of the text and illustrations (primarily photographs), and the subscription forms. The silver and black printing on the back cover is presumably the sample of the proposed spine title, the spine of the salesman's dummy not being wide enough to accomodate it. There is no title page, presumably because it was going to be issued by several publishers; the title is taken from the cover. In Good Condition: cover rubbed and lightly soiled; pastedown is rubbed, with small chip out of left side; corners bumped; foxing and staining on a few pages; otherwise pages and illustrations are clean. Good. Item #002772

Price: $25.00