Byrd, Commander Richard E. (Contributor); Malcolm Johnson (Contributor).  THE YOUTH'S COMPANION: An Illustrated Magazine, Volume 102 ...... 1928.  Boston, Mass.: Perry Mason Company,  1928.

Gilt lettered green cloth. All twelve issues for 1928 are bound in, with covers. Included within these pages are four articles by Commander Byrd, and two articles by fellow author Malcolm Johnson.  Additionally, laid in are a Radiogram from Byrd to the magazine and a typed note reflecting his sentiments about the importance of aviation. The note is signed by Byrd and additionally bears a small handwritten note with his initials.  11" x 14"; 694 pp.  Light spotting to covers, cloth fraying where bottom of spine meets front board, binding cracked at the first text page. This once the copy of author Malcolm Johnson with his signature on the front free flyleaf.  Very Good condition.

Byrd's articles reflect on his experiences and thoughts abouf the South Pole. The first two articles are entitled "At the Bottom of the World". The third article is titled "Where all Winds Blow North". The last article is titled "My Answer to the Challenge of the South" where he describes his thoughts on conquering Antarctica. The typed note reads: "Commander Byrd Says -- It is my firm conviction that the future of America is inextricably bound up with that of aviation. Anything which will bring home to young people ... deserves the earnest encouragement of everyone connected with aviation ..." This copy was owned by fellow contributor Johnson who provides two stories that appear within. The first is fiction: "The Strange Story of CREAMER and the DJINN." The second article provides warnings "If You Buy a Second-Hand Car" and notes that Johnson is employed by MIT.

 

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