Wasilla, Alaska: Privately Printed, 1987. Near Fine. First Edition. Signed by Swenson, [8.5x5.5] 128 pp., numerous illustrations and images; White paper wrappers with black lettering on front and image of Swenson, two staple binding; Negligible shelf wear, signed by Swenson on front cover, bookplate of Steve Fossett on verso of front cover. Item #13647
Steve Fossett (1944-2007) was a successful commodities trader and an adventurer that set world records in balloons, sailboats, gliders and unique powered aircraft. His 2,000 + book collection included significant and authoritative accounts of aeronautics, polar, Asia, Australasia, circumnavigation's, mountaineering and others. In 2007, Fossett disappeared on a solo flight in a light aircraft over the eastern Sierra Mountains along the California and Nevada border. The wreckage was found by hikers a year later along the rugged Mt. Ritter range in the Ansel Adams Wilderness in Madera County, about 10 miles east of Yosemite National Park.