Hollywood, CA: George Palmer Putnam, Inc., 1939. Near Fine in Near Fine dust-jacket First Edition, 1st Printing. SIGNED by Davis [9.25x8in]; 32 Unpaginated pages, multicolor illustrations on each page; Illustrated paper covers over boards, blue field with illustrated penguin on ice field on front, light red spine, illustrated penguin on ice flow overlooking open water on back, light red end papers; Illustrated color dust jacket same as covers; Minor shelf wear to bottom edges, top and bottom of spine, and bottom corners; Minor wear to dust jacket with chips along back top edge and top and bottom of spine, typical age toning along edges, Signed by Davis on front end paper. Item #13771
The Richard Byrd Antarctic expedition's in the 1930's excited people around the world, similar to the space programs in the 60's and 70's impact on world culture and history. Penguins naturally became part of the iconic images of the exploration of the Antarctic. This children's book and other books at the time gave penguins an image and character that appealed to children's fantasies.