GERBAULT, Alain. In Quest of the Sun. The Journal of the "Firecrest". London, Hodder and Stoughton, n.d. .
8vo. Original decorated cloth, with the rarely preserved illustrated dust-wrappers, (price-clipped); pp. 315; vertical fold and a few minor margianl flaws to wrapper, else a very good copy.
First edition. Gerbault crossed the Atlantic from Europe to New York, where he joined fitted the yacht Firecrest for a near-circumnavigation. From New York he sailed through the Panama canal, visiting the Galapagos islands and other islands of the Pacific (Marquesas, Tahiti, Samoa, Fiji, passing through the Torres Strait to the Indian ocean, where he visited Rodriguez. Gerbault then rounded the Cape and sailed north, with stops at St. Helena and the Azores, to Le Havre.