New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, (1939). First U.S. edition, presumed Book-of-the-Month Club issue. We thought the BOMC was indistinguishable from the first but now believe it to be identifiable by the printer's name "H. Wolff Book Mfg" on copyright page (vs "Cornwall Press" for the first printing. The BOMC jackets are not priced on front flap (vs. priced $2.75 on bottom right corner front flap), have multiple vertical lines of rubbing on front panel (vs. without lines), and do not have code on bottom right corner rear panel (vs the first printing with "No. 4122" on bottom right of rear panel). An autobiographical work recounting episodes from his years flying treacherous mail routes across the African Sahara and the South American Andes. 8vo quarter black cloth, blue patterned boards, lettered in gilt on front and spine; top edge brown. Good or better with author and publisher names nearly perished at spine (gilt titles on front and spine still bright), boards fading at edges, and small bump to lower front board. In good or better dust jacket with top corner front flap clipped, spine ends and corners chipped, chip and tear to top edge rear panel, and with the vertical rubs endemic to the BOMC jackets.