New York: The Viking Press, 1930. First U.S. Edition. Octavo, 6.25 x 9.25 in., pp. xvi + 389. Blue boards with silver title and mountain and hot-air balloon design to cover, and silver title to spine. Frontispiece illustration of the Eagle balloon in flight, forty-three images of the expedition and diary pages, twelve images of the expedition found and developed thirty-three years later in 1930, and eight maps and diagrams.
Light fade marks to cover. Light rubbing to extremities. Top edge trimmed. Light rubbing to dustjacket cover edges. Small chips to dustjacket bottom adge and upper spine. Price clipped. Protected in mylar. AB 17273, OCLC 999343. Translated from the Swedish Edward Adams-Ray). Very Good / Very Good. Item #85637
This incredible hot-air balloon adventure comes from the diaries and journals of the three authors written in 1897. The diaries tell of their departure on the balloon Eagle, and ends with the discovery of their frozen remains on the polar waste of White Island, thirty-three years later. The book is edited by the Swedish Society for Anthropology and Geography.