Edinburgh: William Blackwood & Sons, 1857. Illustrated. Full Morocco Extra Gilt. William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh & London, 1857. Designed by Birket Foster, John Tenniel and J.R.Clayton, and engraved by Edmund Evans, Dalziel Brothers, H.N.Woods, and John Green. (illustrator). First Thus. Edinburgh, 1857.
Illustrated throughout with engraved plates. Contemporary dark marron hard grain morocco leather. Gilt decorative panels to spine and covers. Original red surface end-papers. Gilt dentelles. All edges gilt. Tight, bright and clean.
Wonderful Fore-edge painting of a polo scene beautifully executed hidden by a perfect gilt fore-edge.
Book plate of the Late Peggy & Steve Fossett. James Stephen "Steve" Fossett (April 22, 1944 – September 3, 2007) was an American businessman and a record-setting aviator, sailor, and adventurer. He was the first person to fly solo nonstop around the world in a balloon and in a fixed-wing aircraft. He made his fortune in the financial services industry and was best known for many world records, including five nonstop circumnavigations of the Earth: as a long-distance solo balloonist, as a sailor, and as a solo flight fixed-wing aircraft pilot. A fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and the Explorers Club. Very Good. Item #15
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