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Little America: Town at the End of the World, Carter, Paul Allen

Author Name    Carter, Paul Allen

Title   Little America: Town at the End of the World

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Very Good+

Jacket Condition   Very Good+ Jacket

Edition   First

Publisher   New York Columbia University Press 1979

ISBN Number    0231046820 / 9780231046824

Seller ID   022638

First Edition in original unclipped jacket. Clean unfaded dark blue cloth boards with crisp white lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with black and white photographs, map. 301 pages with index. Dustjacket is not price clipped (15.95 on front inside flap), slight age-toning, a little wear to paper at corner tips. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The story of a tiny community perched on the edge of the vast wasteland of Antarctica. There, in 1929, the first Americans to set foot on that continent built the first Little America as a base for Richard E. Byrd's historic flight over the South Pole. Their experiences in the bitter, sunless Antarctic winter--and the later history of Little America until its abandonment in 1959--make up a exciting adventure set in the closest thing on Earth to outer space.

Price = 20.00 USD




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