FARTHEST NORTH: Nansen, Fridtjof FARTHEST NORTH: Nansen, Fridtjof FARTHEST NORTH: Nansen, Fridtjof FARTHEST NORTH: Nansen, Fridtjof


Nansen, Fridtjof

Published by Archibald Constable and Company, London, 1897
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Publisher: Archibald Constable and Company, London

Publication Date: 1897

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Signed: Inscribed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition


Nansen, Fridtjof. FARTHEST NORTH. Being the record of a voyage of exploration of the ship Fram, 1893-96, and of fifteen months sleigh journey by Dr. Nansen and Lieut. Johansen, with an Appendix by Otto Sverdrup Captain of the Fram. London, 1897, Archibald Constable and Company, First U.K. Edition. "About one hundred and twenty full page and numerous text illustrations, sixteen coloured plates in facsimile from Dr. Nansen's own sketches, etched portrait, photogravures and maps." Two volumes octavo, original green combed cloth, title gilt to spine and upper board, gilt pictorial vignettes "The Fram" to volume I, and "Northwards through the Drift Snow" to volume II - to the upper boards. 4 folding coloured maps, 2 at the rear of each volume. Considered one of the primary explorations in Polar history, Nansen's classic voyage in the Fram, attained point closest to the North Pole at the time, made major explorations by sledge, and conducted scientific discovery. "Narrative of the First Fram Expedition, 1893-1896, led by Nansen, with the object of investigating the polar basin north of Eurasia by drifting in the ice with the currents northwest from the New Siberian Islands across or near the Pole" (Arctic Bibliography). Tipped-in letter, SIGNED by Fridtjof Nansen and Inscribed to Sir Clements Markham (father of British Polar Exploration). Volume II spine damage professionally repaired, attractive set, slightly shelfworn, with some marks and indentations on the boards, bumped corners, otherwise internally crisp clean copy. Decorative Boards, VG. NZ$4,000. Bookseller Inventory # 000019

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