Tom Swift, Circling The Globe, 1927 Children's Hardcover Book, First Edition, Children's Series, Literature, Children's Story

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Tom Swift, Circling The Globe, 1927 Children's Hardcover Book, First Edition, Children's Series, Literature, Children's Story

A wonderful children's hardcover book called Tom Swift Circling The Globe. It is number 30 in the first of 5 series of Tom Swift books. The book has an art deco style cover of a red airplane and tan cloth cover boards with black titles.

Barton Swift starts out this tale betting the then princely sum of $20,000 that Tom can make a 'round the world trip in under 20 days time'. This task is to be in a contrivance that is only half-designed and as yet, untested. There is also a time limit. The craft must be built and the voyage must be completed before 6 months have gone by. To add spice, another $100k prize is added when a New York newspaper hears of the feat and organizes a race to provide some competition for Tom. The Air Monarch, a luxurious but speedy "triple traveler," is completed in record time in spite of the evil machinations of rival Red Arrow Aeroplane Company. This machine is a flying boat with powered wheels that will let it cruise in the air and on sea & land, too. Hazards abound: They are animal, vegetable, mineral and man-made.

The character Tom Swift was created by Edward Stratemeyer, the founder of the Stratemeyer Syndicate, a book-packaging firm. Tom's adventures have been written by various ghostwriters, beginning with Howard Garis. Most of the books are credited to the collective pseudonym "Victor Appleton".

8 inches in length
5 1/2 inches in width
Dust Cover
216 pages
Published by Grosset & Dunlap, Inc.--1927
First Edition

This book is in Good condition. The binding is in perfect condition. There is a signature of a previous owner on the inside flyleaf. There is a small black stain on the edges of the pages. The pages are yellowed with age and it does have shelf wear.

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