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  • Fare First Edition of Dylan Thomas' First Book Thirteen Poems; Lengthily Inscribed by Him to literary editor and close friend Desmond Hawkins

    THOMAS, Dylan.

    Thirteen Poems.

    London: Sunday Referee and the Parton Press, 1936.

    First edition, first issue of Thomas’ first book, one of 250 copies. Octavo, original cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author to Desmond Hawkins, who was Dylan’s literary editor and close friend, with a playful (and perhaps drunken) inscription which attempts to conflate their names, maybe in an effort to create a new single persona out of the two of them: “To and from Hawkins Dylan Desmond Thomas Dylan Desmond Dylan Desmond Hawkins Thomas Dylan Desmond.” He has also included a more conventional inscription, signed “Dylan Thomas 24th May 1936.” Near fine in a very good dust jacket with some small chips to the extremities. Housed in a custom clamshell box. Rare and desirable signed and inscribed.

    Price: $15,000.00

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  • “Wherever I live, I shall feel homesick for Tibet": First American Edition of Seven Years in Tibet; Lengthily Inscribed by Heinrich Harrer and By His Holiness the Dalai Lama

    HARRER, Heinrich [His Holiness The Dalai Lama].

    Seven Years in Tibet.

    New York: E.P. Dutton & Company, 1954.

    First American edition of Harrer’s classic account, signed by Harrer and The Dalai Lama. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated with over 40 photographs. Presentation copy, lengthily inscribed by Heinrich Harrer in both English and Tibetan on the half-title page, “To Mrs. Rosser with best wishes in remembrance of my lecture in Philadelphia from H. Harrer Jan. 1955.” Additionally signed by His Holiness The Dalai Lama, who was tutored by Harrer while he living in Tibet. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Translated by Richard Graves. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare and desirable signed by both Harrer and The Dalai Lama.

    Price: $9,800.00

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  • Rare First Edition of Des Ballons Aérostatiques, de la maniere de les construire, de les faire elever

    Des Ballons Aérostatiques, de la maniere de les construire, de les faire elever [Of Balloons aerostatic, the way to build them, elevate them].

    Lausanne: J.P. Heubach & Cie, 1784.

    First edition of this work, translated as, Of Balloons Aerostatic, the Way to Build Them, Elevate Them. Octavo, bound in contemporary three quarters calf over marbled boards, gilt titles to the spine and gilt balloon tooling in 4 compartments, marbled endpapers. This work is often wrongly attributed to Faujas de Saint-Fond, as it reprints his “Discours preliminaire” and the first chapter of Description des Experiences de la Machine Aerostatique… (1783), with plates re-engraved from or similar to those printed in 1783. However, the remainder of the work is made up reports of the most recent experiments and findings on aerial flight, and are not contained in other contemporary works. From the library of James Stephen “Steve” Fossett with his bookplate to the pastedown of each volume. 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. Rare with no copies recorded in libraries in the United States or in Great Britain. Brockett 1263.

    Price: $5,500.00

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  • First Edition of Tibet's Secret Mountain: The Triump of Sepu Kangri; Signed by Bonington and Clarke; From the library of fellow Adventurer Steve Fossett.

    BONINGTON, Chris and Charles Clarke.

    Tibet’s Secret Mountain: The Triump of Sepu Kangri.

    London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson , 2000.

    First edition of this work by Bonington and Clarke. Octavo, original cloth, cartographic endpapers, illustrated. Signed by Chris Bonington and Charles Clarke on the title page. From the library of James Stephen “Steve” Fossett with his bookplate to the pastedown of each volume. 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 dust jacket. A nice association.

    Price: $200.00

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  • First Edition of Chris Bonington's Quest for Adventure: Ultimate Feats of Modern Exploration; Signed by Him; From the library of Fellow Adventurer Steve Fossett

    BONINGTON, Chris.

    Quest for Adventure: Remarkable Feats of Exploration and Adventure 1950-2000.

    London: Casell and Company, 2000.

    First edition of this work by Bonington. Quarto, original cloth, illustrated endpapers, illustrated throughout. Signed by Chris Bonington on the half-title page. 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. An exceptional example with noted provenance.

    Price: $200.00

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  • First Edition of Joshua Slocum's Classic Work Sailing Alone Around the World; From the library of Explorer Steve Fossett

    SLOCUM, Captain Joshua.

    Sailing Alone Around the World.

    New York: The Century Company, 1900.

    First edition of “the finest single-handed adventure story yet written” (Seafarer). Octavo, original blue cloth, pictorially stamped in silver and green, top edge gilt. From the library of James Stephen “Steve” Fossett with his bookplate to the pastedown of each volume. 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. Illustrated by Thomas Fogarty and George Varian. An exceptional example with noted provenance.

    Price: $2,250.00

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  • "To Steve, Fellow adventurer and mountaineer, who has achieved so much on land, at sea and in the air:" First Edition of Mountaineer: Thirty Years of Climbing the World's Great Peaks; Inscribed by Bonington to Steve Fossett

    BONINGTON, Chris.

    Mountaineer: Thirty Years of Climbing the World’s Great Peaks.

    London: Diadem Books, 1993.

    First edition of this work by the legendary mountaineer. Quarto, original cloth, illustrated. Association copy, inscribed by the author to fellow explorer Steve Fossett on the half-title page, “To Steve, Fellow adventurer and mountaineer, who has achieved so much on land, at sea and in the air. Warm good wishes, Chris.” 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. An exceptional association copy, linking these two pioneering explorers.

    Price: $1,500.00

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  • "Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done": First Edition of Amelia Earhart's The Fun of It; Signed by Her; In the rare original dust jacket

    EARHART, Amelia.

    The Fun of It.

    New York: Brewer, Warren & Putnam, 1932.

    First edition of Earhart’s account of her childhood, her fascination with aviation, and her life through her 1932 flight across the Atlantic. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated throughout. Signed by Amelia Earhart. With the rare original silvertone phonograph recording of her internationally broadcast speech given the day she completed her solo transatlantic flight. Near fine in the rare original dust jacket with light toning to the spine.

    Price: $5,500.00

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  • Sven Hedin's Trans-Himalaya. Discoveries and Adventures in Tibet; From the Library of Explorer and Adventurer Steve Fossett

    HEDIN, Sven.

    Trans-Himalaya. Discoveries and Adventures in Tibet.

    London: Macmillan & Company, Limited, 1909-1913.

    Early printings of volumes one and two and a first edition of volume three of this work by the famed explorer. Octavo, 3 volumes, frontispieces, 14 maps (4 of which are folding route maps), numerous illustrations. From the library of James Stephen “Steve” Fossett with his bookplate to the pastedown of each volume. 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. Uncommon in this condition and with noted provenance.

    Price: $1,500.00

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  • First Edition of Edward Whymper's Travels Amongst the Great Andes of the Equator; From the library of Explorer Steve Fossett

    WHYMPER, Edward.

    Travels Amongst the Great Andes of the Equator.

    London: John Murray, 1891-92.

    First edition of this work by the mountaineer and explorer. Octavo, 2 volumes, original publisher’s cloth, with 34 engraved plates and 4 maps (one folding, one large folding route map in rear cover pocket). From the library of James Stephen “Steve” Fossett with his bookplate to the pastedown of each volume. 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. A very nice example, with noted provenance.

    Price: $1,250.00

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  • “What a man can't remember doesn't exist for him": First edition of Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Identity; signed by him and Academy Award-winning Actor Matt Damon

    LUDLUM, Robert.

    The Bourne Identity.

    New York: Richard Marek Publishers, 1980.

    First edition of the first novel in the Bourne Trilogy. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper, “Best wishes, Robert Ludlum.” Additionally signed by the actor Matt Damon on the front free endpaper. Damon played Jason Bourne in several of the Bourne films. Near fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket illustration by Rob Sauber. Jacket photograph by Michelle Ryder. Uncommon signed by both Ludlum and the Academy Award-winning actor.

    Price: $850.00

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  • First Edition of Dr. Jeffries A Narrative of Two Aerial Voyages of Doctor Jeffries with Mons. Blanchard; Inscribed by Him

    JEFFRIES, Doctor John.

    A Narrative of Two Aerial Voyages of Doctor Jeffries with Mons. Blanchard; with Meteorological Observations and Remarks.

    London: Printed for the Author and Sold by J. Robson, 1786.

    First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on title-page, “Presented to Mrs. Morton by The Author.” Quarto, bound in contemporary three quarters morocco over marbled boards, with engraved frontispiece, portrait and one engraved plate printed in brown. 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. Also bookplate of Lord Kings Norton, Wooton Underwood, President of the Royal Aeronautical Society. In very good condition, repair to the half-title page, edges darkened.

    Price: $8,200.00

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  • First Edition of Lady Anne Blunt's Bedouin Tribes of the Euphrates

    BLUNT, Lady Anne.

    Bedouin Tribes of the Euphrates.

    London: John Murray, 1879.

    First edition of this classic work in travel literature. Octavo, original cloth, with twelve engraved plate, (including two frontispieces, one colored folding map entitled “A Map of the Euphrates District” and a folding chart of Arabian Thoroughbreds. Edited, with a Preface and Some Account of the Arabs and Their Horses by Wilfrid Scawen Blunt. From the library of James Stephen “Steve” Fossett with his bookplate to the pastedown of both volumes. 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. Uncommon in this condition and with noted provenance.

    Price: $2,000.00

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  • Christmas Card From Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip; signed by both

    ELIZABETH, Queen and Prince Philip.

    Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip Signed Christmas Card 1953.

    1953.

    Royal Christmas card from 1953, the year of Queen Elizabeth’s coronation, boldly signed, “Elizabeth R, 1953” and “Philip.” This rare unfolded card measures 15.5 inches by 9.5 inches. Double matted, which measures 20 inches by 14 inches.

    Price: $3,200.00

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  • Rare First Edition of Lady Blunt's A Pilgrimage to Nejd, the Cradle of the Arab Race

    BLUNT, Lady Anne.

    A Pilgrimage to Nejd, the Cradle of the Arab Race. A Visit to the Court of the Arab Emir, and “Our Persian Campaign.”

    London: John Murray, 1881.

    First edition of this work which is considered to be one of the true classics of travel literature. Octavo, 2 volumes, bound in full contemporary calf, morocco spine labels, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, raised bands, marbled endpapers, inner dentelles, with folding color-printed route map, 15 wood-engraved plates, illustrations. From the library of James Stephen “Steve” Fossett with his bookplate to the pastedown of each volume. 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. First editions are exceptionally scarce.

    Price: $4,800.00

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