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EXPLORATION:North Pole:Arctic

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FARTHEST NORTH. 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 [CT IN 2 VOLS], Nansen, Dr. Fridtjof
1 FARTHEST NORTH. 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 [CT IN 2 VOLS] Nansen, Dr. Fridtjof
N Yand London Harper & Brothers Publishers 1897 First American Edition Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Color Illustrations; 587:: 729 pages; vol I 8 plates in colour + 4 folding maps. Vol II 8 plates in colour. Fridtjof Wedel-Jarlsberg Nansen was a Norwegian explorer, scientist, diplomat, humanitarian and Nobel Peace Prize laureate. In his youth a champion skier and ice skater, he led the team that made the first crossing of the Greenland interior in 1888, and won international fame after reaching a record northern latitude of 8614' during his North Pole expedition of 1893-96. Although he retired from exploration after his return to Norway, his techniques of polar travel and his innovations in equipment and clothing influenced a generation of subsequent Arctic and Antarctic . Width: 7" Height: 9.75"expeditions. Bound in charcoal gray cloth with stamped gilt lettering to the spines and decorative designs stamped in gold to the front covers. The book shows light shelfwear. The bindings are firm. A previous owner's name is written on the front flyleaves. The interiors are otherwise clean and bright. The work is illustrated with a tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of the author in the first volume, b&w photographic plates throughout, color drawings, and numerous textual illustrations. All four of the folding maps are present in pockets at the front and rear of the first volume. A newspaper clipping is laid in at the rear of the first volume, with resulting offsetting to the endpaper. ; 8 36853 
Price: 234.95 USD
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