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Gould, Laurence McKinley
Cold: The Record of An Antarctic Sledge Journey.
Brewer, Warren & Putnam, New York, 1931. First edition of American polar explorer Gould's account of his 500-mile dog-sledge journey into the Queen Maud Mountains completed with the primary purpose of providing ground support and possible emergency assistance for Richard E. Byrd's historic first airplane flight over the South Pole. Octavo, original cloth, pictorial endpapers, with 47 illustrations from photographs by the author, two maps, and two color reproductions of paintings including frontispiece. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To D.W. Carpenter With the friendliest good wishes of the author Laurence M. Gould." Additionally inscribed on the pastedown by fellow expedition member and dogsled driver Norman D. Vaughn, "about Dr. Gould: Larry is the best man that ever drew breath. Norman D. Vaughan." Vaughan has drawn an arrow pointing to himself on the pictorial endpaper. From the library of James Stephen "Steve" Fossett with his bookplate to the pastedown. American businessman and record-setting aviator Steve Fossett became the first person to fly solo nonstop around the world in 2002 in his 10-story high balloon Spirit of Freedom. He completed the 2002 trip in 13 days, 8 hours, and 33 minutes and set records for both the Longest Distance Flown Solo in a Balloon and Fastest Balloon Flight Around the World. Fosset was also one of sailing's most prolific distance record holders set the Absolute World Speed Record for airships with a Zeppelin NT in 2004. He received numerous awards and honors throughout his career including aviation's … [Click Below for Full Description]
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