New York: D. Appleton & Company, 1925. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. In origin black vertically ribbed cloth, lettered in gold to the front panel. Spine lettering is stamped. Translated by Grace Isabel Colbron. Illustrated with photographs throughout. 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. There is an additional book-plate from another individual on the paste-down as well. A very clean, bright, and solid copy. Two pages of ads at the rear.