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2 vols. Hardback, approx 8.5 x 5.5 inches. Full dark diced calf leather fine bindings, spines lettered in gilt, with raised banding and extensive gilt decoration to spines, gilt paneled boards and gilt edge dentelles, marbled endpapers and full gilt page edges. Gilt “bound-arrows” details to spines and board corners. In very good conditions. Slight fading to spines. Some rubbing to edges and corners, Some minor rubbing to boards with small surface chip to rear of vol.2 and small nick to rear edge of vol.1. Bookplates to endpapers “Schol. Harrov.” Some moderate foxing to blank endpapers, some foxing to top edge of coloured plate and p1, v.1. Else pages and plates all very clean and tight throughout. Maphas some minor foxing to edges else clean and bright. Else very clean and tight, finely bound copies. 480, 456pp. With 66 full page b&w photo plates, plus many smaller illustrations and photos in text. Large fold out colour map at rear Vol 1. Classic account of the Nansen’s ‘Fram’ expedition 1893-96, a remarkable achievement in polar exploration, every detail of which was worked out by Nansen himself and went absolutely according plan. "His account of the journey, Farthest North, was a worldwide bestseller and prepared him for an effective life of diplomacy. Although he planned other expeditions, they were not to be".
Title: Nansen’s "Farthest North". Two volumes. Being the Record of a Voyage of Exploration of the Ship “Fram” 1893-96 and of a Fifteen Months' Sleigh Journey by Dr. Nansen and Lieut. Johansen with an Appendix by Otto Sverdrup Captain of the Fram.
Categories: Antarctic / Arctic,
Publisher: George Newnes Ltd. 1898.:
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 82788
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