London: C. Kegan Paul & Co. First Edition. Full Red Morocco. Bound in full red Morocco extra gilt, by Sothren & Co London. First Edition. First published edition. 95 pp. This work had appeared in a couple of private editions previously. 12mo. A sharp looking book with a beautifully executed fore-edge painting from a scene depicted in the book of a woman in her boudoir with four admiring gents.
This book and painting are in fine condition with the book plate on the front paste-down of Peggy and Steve Foster.
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 / Fine. Item #16
Price (USD): $720.00