London: J. M. Dent & Sons, (1957). First edition. Hardcover. Fine / Near Fine. Original cream colored cloth with lettering in black to the spine. With four chapters by Angus Erskine, Lieutenant, Royal Navy. Drawings bvy Lilias Stirling. With colored frontispiece, maps, and sixteen pages of photographs. In a bright and lovely example of the dust jacket. 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.