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  • First Penguin Paperback edition of Graham Greene's The Lawless Roads

    GREENE, Graham.

    The Lawless Roads.

    London: Penguin Books, 1947.

    First Penguin paperback edition of Greene’s account of his 1938 trip to Mexico, the counterpart to his award-winning novel The Power and the Glory. Octavo, original wrappers as issued. Ownership name to the front panel and half-title page. In very good condition.

    Price: $15.00     Item Number: 119678

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  • Early edition of Antoine de Saint-Exupery's Vol de Nuit

    SAINT-EXUPERY, Antoine de.

    Vol de Nuit. [Night Flight].

    Lausanne: L'Abbay du Livre, 1946.

    Early edition of Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s second novel, which deals with his experiences as an airmail pilot. Octavo, original wrappers as issued, In very good condition.

    Price: $30.00     Item Number: 90424

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  • First edition of Kenneth Brown's The Medchester Club

    BROWN, Kenneth.

    The Medchester Club.

    New York: The Derrydale Press, 1938.

    First edition of the author’s collection of hunting reminiscences and tales of horsemanship. Octavo, original cloth with labels to the spine and front panel lettered in gilt, illustrated by Smithson Broadhead. One of 950 numbered copies, this is number 814. In near fine condition.

    Price: $35.00     Item Number: 116384

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  • First Edition of Naomi James' At One With The Sea: Alone Around the World; From the library of Steve Fossett

    JAMES, Naomi.

    At One With The Sea: Alone Around the World.

    London: Hutchinson/Stanley Paul & Co. Ltd, 1979.

    First edition of the first woman to sail alone around the world by way of Cape Horn’s account of her voyage. Octavo, original cloth, cartographic endpapers, illustrated. From the library of James Stephen “Steve” Fossett with his bookplate to the front pastedown. American businessman and record-setting aviator Steve Fossett became the first person to fly solo nonstop around the world in 2002 in his 10-story high balloon Spirit of Freedom. He completed the 2002 trip in 13 days, 8 hours, and 33 minutes and set records for both the Longest Distance Flown Solo in a Balloon and Fastest Balloon Flight Around the World. Fosset was also one of sailing’s most prolific distance record holders set the Absolute World Speed Record for airships with a Zeppelin NT in 2004. He received numerous awards and honors throughout his career including aviation’s highest award, the Gold Medal of the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI), which he was awarded in 2002. Fossett disappeared on September 3, 2007 while flying a light aircraft over the Great Basin Desert, between Nevada and California. Fine in a fine dust jacket.

    Price: $35.00     Item Number: 111253

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  • First edition of Alain Colas' Around the World Alone; from the library of explorer and adventurer Steve Fossett

    COLAS, Alain. Translated by J. F. Bernard.

    Around the World Alone.

    New York: Barron's/Woodbury, 1978.

    First edition of Colas’ riveting account of his 1978 voyage around the world aboard his 70-foot trimaran the Manureva. Octavo, original cloth, pictorial endpapers, illustrated with 20 color plates. From the library of of James Stephen “Steve” Fossett with his bookplate to the pastedown. American businessman and record-setting aviator Steve Fossett became the first person to fly solo nonstop around the world in 2002 in his 10-story high balloon Spirit of Freedom. He completed the 2002 trip in 13 days, 8 hours, and 33 minutes and set records for both the Longest Distance Flown Solo in a Balloon and Fastest Balloon Flight Around the World. Fossett was also one of sailing’s most prolific distance record holders set the Absolute World Speed Record for airships with a Zeppelin NT in 2004. He received numerous awards and honors throughout his career including aviation’s highest award, the Gold Medal of the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI), which he was awarded in 2002. Fossett disappeared on September 3, 2007 while flying a light aircraft over the Great Basin Desert, between Nevada and California. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket.

    Price: $40.00     Item Number: 115225

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  • First Edition of Sir Francis Younghusband's biography

    YOUNGHUSBAND, Sir Francis.

    The Light of Experience: A Review of Some Men and Events of My Time.

    London: Constable & Co. Ltd, 1927.

    First edition of Sir Francis Younghusband’s autobiography. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated with maps. In near fine condition. A sharp example.

    Price: $45.00     Item Number: 92539

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  • "To all those who sail upon the deep": Victor Slocum's Capt. Joshua Slocum: The Life and Voyages of America's Best Known Sailor; From the Library of Steve Fossett

    SLOCUM, Victor.

    Capt. Joshua Slocum: The Life and Voyages of America’s Best Known Sailor.

    White Plains, New York: Sheridan House, 1981.

    Early printing of Victor Slocum’s vivid account of his father’s voyages at sea. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. From the library of James Stephen “Steve” Fossett with his bookplate to the pastedown. American businessman and record-setting aviator Steve Fossett became the first person to fly solo nonstop around the world in 2002 in his 10-story high balloon Spirit of Freedom. He completed the 2002 trip in 13 days, 8 hours, and 33 minutes and set records for both the Longest Distance Flown Solo in a Balloon and Fastest Balloon Flight Around the World. Fossett was also one of sailing’s most prolific distance record holders set the Absolute World Speed Record for airships with a Zeppelin NT in 2004. He received numerous awards and honors throughout his career including aviation’s highest award, the Gold Medal of the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI), which he was awarded in 2002. Fossett disappeared on September 3, 2007 while flying a light aircraft over the Great Basin Desert, between Nevada and California. In near fine condition with light rubbing to the crown of the spine.

    Price: $50.00     Item Number: 115607

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  • First edition of The Journals of Major-Gen. C. G. Gordon, C.B., at Kartoum

    GORDON, Charles George. Introduction and Notes by A. Egmont Hake.

    The Journals of Major-Gen. C. G. Gordon, C.B., at Kartoum.

    London: Kegan Paul, Trench, & Co, 1885.

    First edition of Major-General Charles George Gordon’s journals documenting the siege of Khartoum. Octavo, original cloth, tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait, two maps and thirty illustrations after sketches by General Gordon. Introduction by A. Egmont Hake, author of The Story of Chinese Gordon. In good condition.

    Price: $50.00     Item Number: 119520

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  • First edition of Edward Allcard's Temptress Returns; from the library of adventurer and explorer Steve Fossett

    ALLCARD, Edward C.

    Temptress Returns.

    London: Putnam & Co., Ltd, 1952.

    First edition of English yachtsman Edward C. Allcard’s detailed account of his second solo trip across the Atlantic aboard the yawl Temptress. Octavo, original cloth, cartographic endpapers, frontispiece, illustrated. From the library of James Stephen “Steve” Fossett with his bookplate to the pastedown. American businessman and record-setting aviator Steve Fossett became the first person to fly solo nonstop around the world in 2002 in his 10-story high balloon Spirit of Freedom. He completed the 2002 trip in 13 days, 8 hours, and 33 minutes and set records for both the Longest Distance Flown Solo in a Balloon and Fastest Balloon Flight Around the World. Fosset was also one of sailing’s most prolific distance record holders set the Absolute World Speed Record for airships with a Zeppelin NT in 2004. He received numerous awards and honors throughout his career including aviation’s highest award, the Gold Medal of the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI), which he was awarded in 2002. Fossett disappeared on September 3, 2007 while flying a light aircraft over the Great Basin Desert, between Nevada and California. Good in a good dust jacket. Jacket design by Jean Main.

    Price: $50.00     Item Number: 115755

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  • First edition of Miles Smeeton's Because The Horn is There; from the library of adventurer and explorer Steve Fossett

    SMEETON, Miles.

    Because The Horn is There.

    Sidney: Gray's Publishing Ltd, 1970.

    First edition of Miles Smeeton’s account of his three attempts to round Cape Horn, made with his wife Beryl. Octavo, original cloth, cartographic endpapers, illustrated. From the library of of James Stephen “Steve” Fossett with his bookplate to the pastedown. American businessman and record-setting aviator Steve Fossett became the first person to fly solo nonstop around the world in 2002 in his 10-story high balloon Spirit of Freedom. He completed the 2002 trip in 13 days, 8 hours, and 33 minutes and set records for both the Longest Distance Flown Solo in a Balloon and Fastest Balloon Flight Around the World. Fossett was also one of sailing’s most prolific distance record holders set the Absolute World Speed Record for airships with a Zeppelin NT in 2004. He received numerous awards and honors throughout his career including aviation’s highest award, the Gold Medal of the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI), which he was awarded in 2002. Fossett disappeared on September 3, 2007 while flying a light aircraft over the Great Basin Desert, between Nevada and California. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket from a painting by Deryck Foster.

    Price: $50.00     Item Number: 112684

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  • First edition of Chay Blyth's The Impossible Voyage; from the library of explorer and adventurer Steve Fossett

    BLYTH, Chay.

    The Impossible Voyage.

    London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1971.

    First edition of Blyth’s account of his single-handed round the world voyage, the longest windward sail in history. Octavo, original cloth, cartographic endpapers, illustrated. From the library of of James Stephen “Steve” Fossett with his bookplate to the pastedown. American businessman and record-setting aviator Steve Fossett became the first person to fly solo nonstop around the world in 2002 in his 10-story high balloon Spirit of Freedom. He completed the 2002 trip in 13 days, 8 hours, and 33 minutes and set records for both the Longest Distance Flown Solo in a Balloon and Fastest Balloon Flight Around the World. Fossett was also one of sailing’s most prolific distance record holders set the Absolute World Speed Record for airships with a Zeppelin NT in 2004. He received numerous awards and honors throughout his career including aviation’s highest award, the Gold Medal of the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI), which he was awarded in 2002. Fossett disappeared on September 3, 2007 while flying a light aircraft over the Great Basin Desert, between Nevada and California. Fine in a fine price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket design by Tom Wardill from a photograph taken by the author.

    Price: $50.00     Item Number: 112804

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  • First Edition of John McPhee's Giving Good Weight; Signed by Him

    MCPHEE, John.

    Giving Good Weight.

    New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1979.

    First edition of this collection of McPhee’s classic essays. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by John McPhee on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket.

    Price: $50.00     Item Number: 51099

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  • "The sea drama of the century" (Sir Francis Chichester): First edition of Nicholas Tomalin and Ron Hall's The Strange Voyage of Donald Crowhurst

    TOMALIN, Nicholas and Ron Hall.

    The Strange Voyage of Donald Crowhurst.

    London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1970.

    First edition of the Sunday Times journalists’ classic retelling of Crowhurst’s tragic and entirely fabricated round-the-world yacht race. Octavo, original boards, pictorial endpapers, illustrated with numerous photographs, charts, and maps. Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket design by David Stanfield.

    Price: $50.00     Item Number: 115401

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  • First Edition of The Bush Speaks

    DICKE, B.H.

    The Bush Speaks.

    Pietermaritzburg: Shuter & Shooter, 1937.

    Octavo, original cloth. Very good in a good dust jacket with some dampstaining to the spine.

    Price: $50.00     Item Number: 433

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  • First edition of Robin Knox-Johnston's A World of My Own; from the library of explorer and adventurer Steve Fossett

    KNOX-JOHNSTON, Robin.

    A World of My Own.

    New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1969.

    First edition of Robin Knox-Johnston’s classic account of the first single-handed non-stop circumnavigation of the globe. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. From the library of James Stephen “Steve” Fossett with his bookplate to the front pastedown. American businessman and record-setting aviator Steve Fossett became the first person to fly solo nonstop around the world in 2002 in his 10-story high balloon Spirit of Freedom. He completed the 2002 trip in 13 days, 8 hours, and 33 minutes and set records for both the Longest Distance Flown Solo in a Balloon and Fastest Balloon Flight Around the World. Fosset was also one of sailing’s most prolific distance record holders set the Absolute World Speed Record for airships with a Zeppelin NT in 2004. He received numerous awards and honors throughout his career including aviation’s highest award, the Gold Medal of the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI), which he was awarded in 2002. Fossett disappeared on September 3, 2007 while flying a light aircraft over the Great Basin Desert, between Nevada and California. Fine in a fine dust jacket. A very sharp example.

    Price: $55.00     Item Number: 114952

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  • "Thoughts of tropic nights, girl-infested islands, blue lagoons and cloud-flecked, azure skies are surprisingly easy to conjure, especially when they are related to a new sailboat": First edition of Arthur Piver's Trans-Atlantic Trimaran

    PIVER, Arthur.

    Trans-Atlantic Trimaran.

    San Francisco: Underwriters Press, 1961.

    First edition, second impression of Arthur Piver’s terrifying and wonderful account of his trans-Atlantic voyage above his 35-foot ketch-rigged trimaran Lodestar. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated, charts to the verso of the dust jacket. Foreword by Dr. John Morwood. From the library of James Stephen “Steve” Fossett with his bookplate to the pastedown. American businessman and record-setting aviator Steve Fossett became the first person to fly solo nonstop around the world in 2002 in his 10-story high balloon Spirit of Freedom. He completed the 2002 trip in 13 days, 8 hours, and 33 minutes and set records for both the Longest Distance Flown Solo in a Balloon and Fastest Balloon Flight Around the World. Fosset was also one of sailing’s most prolific distance record holders set the Absolute World Speed Record for airships with a Zeppelin NT in 2004. He received numerous awards and honors throughout his career including aviation’s highest award, the Gold Medal of the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI), which he was awarded in 2002. Fossett disappeared on September 3, 2007 while flying a light aircraft over the Great Basin Desert, between Nevada and California. Fine in a fine dust jacket.

    Price: $55.00     Item Number: 114843

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  • First edition of Rudyard Kipling's Toomai of the Elephants; with illustrations from the 1937 film Elephant Boy

    KIPILNG, Rudyard.

    Toomai of the Elephants.

    London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1937.

    First separate edition Kipling’s story of Toomai, a young elephant-handler, the basis for the 1937 film “Elephant Boy” starring Sabu Dastagir, India’s first child actor. Octavo, original boards, illustrated with photographs from the film by Mrs. F. H. Flaherty. Very good in the original dust jacket which is in good condition.

    Price: $55.00     Item Number: 121393

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  • First Edition of Last But Not Least; From the Library of Explorer and Adventurer Steve Fossett

    KNOX-JOHNSTON, Robin.

    Last But Not Least.

    London: Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1978.

    First edition of this wonderful story of the round the world race. Octavo, original cloth, cartographic endpapers, illustrated. From the library of James Stephen “Steve” Fossett with his bookplate to the pastedown. American businessman and record-setting aviator Steve Fossett became the first person to fly solo nonstop around the world in 2002 in his 10-story high balloon Spirit of Freedom. He completed the 2002 trip in 13 days, 8 hours, and 33 minutes and set records for both the Longest Distance Flown Solo in a Balloon and Fastest Balloon Flight Around the World. Fossett was also one of sailing’s most prolific distance record holders set the Absolute World Speed Record for airships with a Zeppelin NT in 2004. He received numerous awards and honors throughout his career including aviation’s highest award, the Gold Medal of the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI), which he was awarded in 2002. Fossett disappeared on September 3, 2007 while flying a light aircraft over the Great Basin Desert, between Nevada and California. Fine in a near fine dust jacket.

    Price: $60.00     Item Number: 112459

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  • First edition of Arthur Piver's Trans-Pacific Trimaran; from the library of explorer and adventurer Steve Fossett

    PIVER, Arthur.

    Trans-Pacific Trimaran.

    Mill Valley: PI-CRAFT, 1963.

    First edition of the sequel to the author-designer’s Trans-Atlantic Trimaran of 1961. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated, charts to the verso of the dust jacket. From the library of James Stephen “Steve” Fossett with his bookplate to the pastedown. American businessman and record-setting aviator Steve Fossett became the first person to fly solo nonstop around the world in 2002 in his 10-story high balloon Spirit of Freedom. He completed the 2002 trip in 13 days, 8 hours, and 33 minutes and set records for both the Longest Distance Flown Solo in a Balloon and Fastest Balloon Flight Around the World. Fosset was also one of sailing’s most prolific distance record holders set the Absolute World Speed Record for airships with a Zeppelin NT in 2004. He received numerous awards and honors throughout his career including aviation’s highest award, the Gold Medal of the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI), which he was awarded in 2002. Fossett disappeared on September 3, 2007 while flying a light aircraft over the Great Basin Desert, between Nevada and California. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Rare and with noted provenance.

    Price: $75.00     Item Number: 115630

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  • First Edition of Byrd's Discovery: The Story of the Second Byrd Antarctic Expedition; From the Library of Adventurer and Explorer Steve Fossett

    BYRD, Richard E.

    Discovery: The Story of the Second Byrd Antarctic Expedition.

    New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1935.

    First edition of Admiral Byrd’s classic exploration work of his second Antarctic Expedition. Octavo, original cloth, cartographic endpapers, frontispiece, illustrated with maps. From the library of James Stephen “Steve” Fossett with his bookplate to the pastedown. American businessman and record-setting aviator Steve Fossett became the first person to fly solo nonstop around the world in 2002 in his 10-story high balloon Spirit of Freedom. He completed the 2002 trip in 13 days, 8 hours, and 33 minutes and set records for both the Longest Distance Flown Solo in a Balloon and Fastest Balloon Flight Around the World. Fossett was also one of sailing’s most prolific distance record holders set the Absolute World Speed Record for airships with a Zeppelin NT in 2004. He received numerous awards and honors throughout his career including aviation’s highest award, the Gold Medal of the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI), which he was awarded in 2002. Fossett disappeared on September 3, 2007 while flying a light aircraft over the Great Basin Desert, between Nevada and California. In near fine condition. Introduction by Claude A. Swanson.

    Price: $75.00     Item Number: 112714

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  • First edition in English of Daniel Gilles' Alone: The Observer Book of the Singlehanded Transatlantic Route; from the library of adventurer and explorer Steve Fossett

    GILLES, Daniel. Translated by John Buchanan-Brown.

    Alone: The Observer Book of the Singlehanded Transatlantic Route.

    London: Angus & Robertson, 1977.

    First edition in English of Daniel Gilles’ account of the most difficult yacht race in the world. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated with photographs, charts and diagrams. From the library of James Stephen “Steve” Fossett with his bookplate to the pastedown. American businessman and record-setting aviator Steve Fossett became the first person to fly solo nonstop around the world in 2002 in his 10-story high balloon Spirit of Freedom. He completed the 2002 trip in 13 days, 8 hours, and 33 minutes and set records for both the Longest Distance Flown Solo in a Balloon and Fastest Balloon Flight Around the World. Fossett was also one of sailing’s most prolific distance record holders set the Absolute World Speed Record for airships with a Zeppelin NT in 2004. He received numerous awards and honors throughout his career including aviation’s highest award, the Gold Medal of the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI), which he was awarded in 2002. Fossett disappeared on September 3, 2007 while flying a light aircraft over the Great Basin Desert, between Nevada and California. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket.

    Price: $75.00     Item Number: 112904

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  • "Here, after twenty-five years, I again take up episodes of my life in Africa": First edition of Karen Blixen's Shadows in the Grass

    DINESEN, Isak. [Karen Blixen].

    Shadows in the Grass.

    New York: Random House, 1961.

    First American edition of the sequel to the author’s masterpiece, Out of Africa. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated, frontispiece portrait of the author. Near fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Author photograph by Cecil Beaton.

    Price: $75.00     Item Number: 121946

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  • First edition of Richard E. Byrd's Little America; From the library of Fellow Explorer Steve Fossett

    BYRD, Richard E.

    Little America: Aerial Exploration in the Antarctic, The Flight to the South Pole.

    New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1930.

    First edition of Byrd’s account of his first expedition to the South Pole. Octavo, original cloth, pictorial endpapers, engraved frontispiece portrait of Byrd, with 74 illustrations and maps. From the library of James Stephen “Steve” Fossett with his bookplate to the front pastedown. American businessman and record-setting aviator Steve Fossett became the first person to fly solo nonstop around the world in 2002 in his 10-story high balloon Spirit of Freedom. He completed the 2002 trip in 13 days, 8 hours, and 33 minutes and set records for both the Longest Distance Flown Solo in a Balloon and Fastest Balloon Flight Around the World. Fossett was also one of sailing’s most prolific distance record holders set the Absolute World Speed Record for airships with a Zeppelin NT in 2004. He received numerous awards and honors throughout his career including aviation’s highest award, the Gold Medal of the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI), which he was awarded in 2002. Fossett disappeared on September 3, 2007 while flying a light aircraft over the Great Basin Desert, between Nevada and California. In near fine condition. With exceptional provenance.

    Price: $75.00     Item Number: 112466

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  • "The Romance of New Orleans? Open your eyes, mesdames et messieurs, upon a picture..." Rare first edition of The Romance of New Orleans

    The Romance of New Orleans.

    New Orleans: Lybcus Publishing Co, 1919.

    Rare first edition of this early guide to the history and architecture of New Orleans. Octavo, original hand-colored wrappers as issued, illustrated with 30 full-page illustrations of the city’s most iconic landmarks including the the Dueling Oaks, The Cabildo, French Quarter, Old Absinthe House, St. Roch’s Chapel, Margaret’s Monument, Jackson Square, Delgado Art Gallery, Canal Street, and the Chalmette Monument. In fine condition.

    Price: $75.00     Item Number: 117350

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  • First Edition of Donald Holm's The Circumnavigators; from the library of adventurer and explorer Steve Fossett

    HOLM, Donald.

    The Circumnavigators: Small Boat Voyages of Modern Times.

    Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, Inc, 1974.

    First edition of Holm’s exhaustive survey of the voyages of the most notable men and women to have circumnavigated the globe. Octavo, original marbled boards, cartographic endpapers, illustrated. From the library of of James Stephen “Steve” Fossett with his bookplate to the pastedown. American businessman and record-setting aviator Steve Fossett became the first person to fly solo nonstop around the world in 2002 in his 10-story high balloon Spirit of Freedom. He completed the 2002 trip in 13 days, 8 hours, and 33 minutes and set records for both the Longest Distance Flown Solo in a Balloon and Fastest Balloon Flight Around the World. Fossett was also one of sailing’s most prolific distance record holders set the Absolute World Speed Record for airships with a Zeppelin NT in 2004. He received numerous awards and honors throughout his career including aviation’s highest award, the Gold Medal of the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI), which he was awarded in 2002. Fossett disappeared on September 3, 2007 while flying a light aircraft over the Great Basin Desert, between Nevada and California. In very good condition with some toning to the page edges.

    Price: $75.00     Item Number: 112307

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  • FIRST EDITION OF ARTHUR BARLOWS KIVET OF THE BUSH

    BARLOW, Arthur.

    Kivet of the Bush.

    Bloemfontein: A. C. White, 1950.

    First edition. Octavo. A very good copy in a near fine bright dust jacket.

    Price: $75.00     Item Number: 309

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  • First Edition of The Prince of the Marshes; Inscribed by Rory Stewart

    STEWART, Rory.

    The Prince of the Marshes And Other Occupational Hazards of a Year in Iraq.

    New York: Harcourt, 2006.

    First edition of Stewart’s second book. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by Rory Stewart on the half-title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Jennifer Jackman.

    Price: $75.00     Item Number: 3491

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  • First Edition of Morley Cooper's Cruising to Florida Via the Intercoastal Waterway

    COOPER, Morley.

    Cruising to Florida Via the Intracoastal Waterway.

    New York: Whittlesey House/ McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1946.

    First edition of this early work on the intracoastal waterways. Octavo, original cloth, cartographic endpapers, illustrated. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket.

    Price: $80.00     Item Number: 123429

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  • "From my youth I had greatly desired to see the Holy land and tread, if ever so distantly, in the footsteps of my Lord and Master": First edition of Clara Huston Miller's High Places of Sacrifice

    MILLER, Clara Huston.

    High Places of Sacrifice.

    Philadelphia: Self Published, 1922.

    First edition of Clara Huston Miller’s detailed memoir of her pilgrimages to the most important holy places of sacrifice throughout the world. Octavo, original half cloth over boards, illustrated throughout with photographs. In very good condition.

    Price: $85.00     Item Number: 89033

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  • The Rhine From Rotterdam To Constance; In the Original Dust Jacket

    BAEDEKER, Karl.

    The Rhine From Rotterdam to Constance. Handbook for Travellers.

    Leipsic: Karl Baedeker, Publishers, 1900.

    Octavo, original red cloth. Near fine in a very good dust jacket.

    Price: $85.00     Item Number: 12042

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  • IRWIN, Wallace.

    Nautical Lays of a Landsman.

    New York: Dodd, Mead, & Company, 1904.

    First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a good dust jacket with some chips and tears. Illustrated with plates by Peter Newell.

    Price: $95.00     Item Number: 657

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  • First Edition of John McPhee's Giving Good Weight; Inscribed by Him

    MCPHEE, John.

    Giving Good Weight.

    New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1979.

    First edition of this collection of McPhee’s classic essays. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Inscribed by the author on the title page, “For Len Byrd all best John.” Additionally signed by John McPhee on the title page.

    Price: $95.00     Item Number: 2133

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  • First edition of Euan Hillhouse Methven Cox's Farrer's Last Journey

    COX, Euan Hillhouse Methven.

    Farrer’s Last Journey: Upper Burma, 1919-20.

    London: Dulau & Co. Ltd, 1926.

    First edition of Cox’s account of his journey with great English botanist Reginald Farrer to the Burmese Alps. Octavo, original cloth, cartographic endpapers, with 28 illustrations from photographs by the author including frontispiece. In near fine condition with light toning to the page edges.

    Price: $95.00     Item Number: 119680

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  • First American Edition of V.S. Naipaul's A Way In The World; Signed by Him

    NAIPAUL, V.S.

    A Way In The World.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1994.

    First American edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by V.S. Naipaul on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket.

    Price: $95.00     Item Number: 2142

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  • Rare First Edition of Mrs. Jameson's Visits and Sketches at Home and Abroad; volume III finely bound

    JAMESON, Mrs. [Anna Brownell].

    Visits and Sketches at Home and Abroad with Tales and Miscellanies Now First Collected and a New Edition of the Diary of an Ennuyée.

    London: Saunders and Otley, 1834.

    Rare first edition of Mrs. Jameson’s Visits and Sketches at Home and Abroad. Octavo, volume III only of four volumes bound in three quarters vellum over marbled boards with gilt tooling to the spine, marbled endpapers, engraved frontispiece, headpieces, and tailpieces, all edges red. In very good condition.

    Price: $95.00     Item Number: 114061

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