London: Hodder & Stoughton, (1957). First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine / Very Good. Original dark green cloth, lettered in green to the spine. Map endpapers. A small remnant piece of white adhesive, the size of a postage stamp, to the title page, impacting "Hodder." Curious. A lovely copy, illustrated throughout with photographs and maps and schematic drawings. Several photographs in full color. 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.