New York: W. W. Norton & Company, (1931). First American edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. Original blue cloth with orange pasted labels on the front panel and spine. Translated by G. C. Wheeler. Illustrated throughout. Frontispiece is present. A very clean, bright and solid copy. 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 free endpaper. Previous owner signature present to the front paste-down, dated 1934.