SCARCE Author signed Antique 1929 Early Hardcover on Aerial Photography. "Applied Aerial Photography” by Captain Ashley C, McKinley. HARDCOVER. 1929 John Wiley & Sons 1st Edition, 1st printing; w/ Date: "1929" on Title page & "Copyright 1929" & no additional printings on copyright page. Exactly as shown in the listing scan(s). Nice Collectible 1st edition 1st printing hardcover copy. A SCARCE BOOK WITH A SCARCE SET OF SIGNATURE BY THE ADMIRAL RICHARD BYRD & THE AUTHOR WHO WAS BYRD'S AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHER ON THE EXPEDITION TO THE SOUTH POLE. "The author was a pioneer in aerial photography & presents in this book a thoroughly practial knowledge of aerial cameras, photographic emulsions, & photo processes. Those interested in aerial photography will find the book provids an astonishing amount of information on all the important phases of this fascinating subject." Ashley Chadbourne McKinley 1896-1970 was an accomplished American aerial photographer and colonel in the U.S. Army Air Corps who helped pioneer aviation at subzero temperatures. He accompanied Richard E. Byrd as an aerial photographer on his expedition to the South Pole. He was one of four men aboard the first aircraft to fly over the South Pole on November 29, 1929. McKinley was the first person to suggest that U.S. aircraft be constructed to operate in subzero temperatures & that the Air Force build a facility to test aircraft in subzero temperatures. Rear Admiral Richard Evelyn Byrd, Jr. 1888-1957 was an American naval officer who specialized in feats of exploration. He was a pioneering American aviator, polar explorer, and organizer of polar logistics. Byrd claimed that his expeditions had been the first to reach both the North Pole and the South Pole by air. However, his claim to have reached the North Pole is now disputed. Profusely Illustrated with vintage photos, charts, etc. Front DJ illustration tapped inside front board, o/w internally tight & unmarked. Binding Exterior; expected handling wear to edges & covers/water stain to lower left of rear cover, causing smaller outside edge margin stains to pages 311-341 & end papers. Stains DO NOT invovle any text. THERE IS NO DAMAGE TO EITHER SIGNATURE. All lettering on spine & blind stamped cover decoration are fine. SIGNED BY AUTHOR "ASHLEY C MCKINLEY" ON VERSO OF FRONTIS ILLUSTRATION & BY ADMIRAL BYRD: "R E BYRD" ON TITLE PAGE. NO REMAINDER MARK; NOT X-LIBRARY. No DJ present. ALL ITEMS ARE GUARANTEED TO BE ACCURATELY DESCRIBED, NOT DEFECTIVE, & GENUINE. PLEASE NOTE: Shipping will be billed to winning bidder by Last Chance Auctions in their billing for item(s). Media Mail postage is shown for shipping in the United States. Foreign winning bidders will pay postage based on their countries small/medium/large Flat Rate box postage rates & weight of the package. Other types of postage are avaible at added expense at the bidders request. A Tracking Number will be provided to buyer. Insurance is mandatory on packages over $100 USD and will be added to postage charges when applicable.
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