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London: Jonathan Cape, 1936.
First edition of this edition of this seminal work. Quarto, 2 volumes. Near fine in near fine dust jackets, frontispiece in first volume, both profusely illustrated with maps, plans, and collotype plates, some folding, and including large folding maps at the inside of the rear covers of both volumes. With an introduction by T.E. Lawrence. Near fine in very good dust jackets.
Price: $1,100.00 Item Number: 116597
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1901.
First edition of this collection of stories. Octavo, original cloth, with over 200 drawings. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To S.D. Green with best wishes of Ernest Seton-Thompson.” Seton Thompson has added a drawing of a bear paw. In near fine condition.
Price: $350.00 Item Number: 79038
First Edition of Miles Smeeton's Once is Enough; From the library of Adventurer and Explorer Steve Fossett
London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1959.
First edition of this “unique among books of maritime adventure” (New York Times Book Review). Octavo, original cloth. 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 near fine dust jacket. Jacket from the oil painting by John Purser. Foreword by Nevil Shute. An exceptional example with noted provenance.
Price: $200.00 Item Number: 112199
New York: Macmillan Publishing Company, 1992.
First edition of this wonderful collection of recipies. Octavo, original boards. Signed by the author on the half-title page, “Best wishes Judith Barrett.” Fine in a fine price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket illustration by Joyce Patti. Jacket design by Wendy Bass.
Price: $175.00 Item Number: 119829