Cleveland: The World Publishing Company, (1959). First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine / Near Fine. In original torquoise cloth, stamped and lettered in black. Illustrated map endpapers. First Edition statement present on the copyright page. Co-Authored with Clay Blaire, Jr. In a bright example of the dust jacket which is price-clipped and shows some minor wear along the top edge. Illustrated with photographs. 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.