London: Hutchinson, nd, c. 1942. First UK edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. Original red cloth, lettered in gilt to the spine. A clean, bright and solid copy. Without the jacket. Illustrated with photographs and maps. This volume comes from the collection of acclaimed aviator, sailer, and adventurer, Steve Fossett. After his untimely death in 2007, his vast collection of travel and exploration books was placed at auction. This volume has Steve Fossett's book-plate on the front paste-down.