A Daring Voyage Across the Atlantic Ocean.

Rare First Edition of The Brother Andrews' A Daring Voyage, across the Atlantic Ocean; From the library of Adventurer Steve Fossett

A Daring Voyage Across the Atlantic Ocean.

ANDREWS, The Brothers.

$475.00

Item Number: 112432

New York: E.P. Dutton and Co, 1830.

First edition of this work regarding the crossing of the Atlantic, which the Andrews brothers sailed from Boston to England and then to France in a 20 foot Gloucester dory. Octavo, original gilt decorated cloth, with 12 illustrations. With Introduction and Notes by Dr. Macaulay. From the library of James Stephen “Steve” Fossett with his bookplate to the front free endpaper. 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. Uncommon.

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