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Hedin, Sven
Trans-Himalaya. Discoveries and Adventures in Tibet.
Macmillan & Company, Limited 1909-1913, London. Early printings of volumes one and two and a first edition of volume three of this work by the famed explorer. Octavo, 3 volumes, frontispieces, 14 maps (4 of which are folding route maps), numerous illustrations. From the library of James Stephen "Steve" Fossett with his bookplate to the pastedown of each volume. American businessman and record-setting aviator Steve Fossett became the first person to fly solo nonstop around the world in 2002 in his 10-story high balloon Spirit of Freedom. He completed the 2002 trip in 13 days, 8 hours, and 33 minutes and set records for both the Longest Distance Flown Solo in a Balloon and Fastest Balloon Flight Around the World. Fossett was also one of sailing's most prolific distance record holders set the Absolute World Speed Record for airships with a Zeppelin NT in 2004. He received numerous awards and honors throughout his career including aviation's highest award, the Gold Medal of the Federation Aeronautique Internationale (FAI), which he was awarded in 2002. Fossett disappeared on September 3, 2007 while flying a light aircraft over the Great Basin Desert, between Nevada and California. In near fine condition. Uncommon in this condition and with noted provenance. Swedish explorer, geographer and illustrator Sven Hedin made four major expeditionary trips to Asia thoughout his lifetime. In the first, from 1893 to 1897, he visited the Pamir Mountains, traveled through the Tarim Basin in Xinjiang Region of Western China and across the Taklamakan Desert where he visited the 1500 year old … [Click Below for Full Description]
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