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Author Name    Mears, John Henry.

Title   RACING THE MOON (AND WINNING). BEING THE STORY OF THE SWIFTEST JOURNEY EVER MADE, A CIRCUMNAVIGATION OF THE GLOBE BY AIRPLANE AND STEAMSHIP IN 23 DAYS, 15 HOURS, 21 MINUTES AND 3 SECONDS BY TWO MEN AND A DOG.

Binding   Hard Cover

Book Condition   Good-

Edition   First Edition

Publisher   New York Rae D. Henkle 1928

Seller ID   28759

320 pp, 7 5/8" H. Blue cloth with red lettering on spine and front board. B&w photographs. In 1928, John Henry Mears, Charles B.D. Collyer and Tailwind the dog completed the fastest (at that time) circumnavigation of the globe in a Fairchild Monoplane ('The City of New York') and on the steamship 'Olympic', passing through France, Belgium, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Siberia, Manchuria, Korea, Japan and Canada. Light erased pencil marks and previous owner's bookplate on front free endpaper, 6 small areas of embossed lines stamp mark on rear free endpaper, half of the front and rear pastedowns have paper residue and surface paper loss, one letter imprint from front free endpaper on half-title page, page 303 has a small embossed lines stamp mark, book is cracked at pages 161 & 209 - pages are holding firmly, very small hole in top margin of pages 199 to 202, tiny bump/tear at top edge of pages 87 to 120, tiny or very small tear to top edge of pages 152 to 174 - some archivally taped, browning (with a few foxing marks) and some light color fading on spine, a few light liquid marks and small scuffs on boards, light to moderate edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight corner bumps.

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