Philadelphia: John Y. Huber Company, 1891. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Original blue/gray cloth, decorated in black and gold and lettered in gold. Large 8vo. 418pp. Twenty Illustrations taken from photographs by Mr. Homan. Twenty two illustrations from sketches by Sargeant Gloster. Twenty nine illustrations from diagrams by the author and others. One map of the Alaska Exploring Expedition. Some minor soiling to the rear panel. A very bright and solid copy of this fascinating volume. 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.