‘A REMARKABLE ACHIEVEMENT IN POLAR EXPLORATION’ - A VERY GOOD SET OF THE WRAPPER EDITION (1898)

NANSEN, Fridtjof.

Fridtjof Nansen’s “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 with an Appendix by Otto Sverdrup, Captain of the Fram ...

Published: London, Harrison and Sons for George Newnes, [1898].

Date: 1898

Second English edition, wrapper issue. First published in Norway under the title Fram over polhavet, den norske polarfaerd 1893-1896 (Oslo, 1896-1897), the first English edition was published in 1897 and the second bound edition in the following year, shortly after the release of this issue in twenty fortnightly parts in wrappers. The work is a ‘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 [and] contains descriptions of the voyage in the Fram from northern Norway July 1893, across the Kara Sea to the New Siberian Islands and the drift thence across the polar sea, Sept. 1893 – March 1895. [It] includes [an] account of Nansen’s and Johansen’s sledge journey toward the North Pole, their wintering on Franz Josef’s Land and trip home, March 1895 – Aug. 1896, with excerpts from Nansen’s diary; also a supplement by Otto Sverdrup on the Fram’s drift in the ice, March 1895 – Aug. 1896’ (Arctic Bibliography, 11983). The large number of illustrations includes many striking portraits of the explorers as well as visual documentation of their activities. Cf Arctic Bibliography 11983 (first US edition); NMN I, 991 (first English edition); PMM 384 (first edition: ‘A remarkable achievement in polar exploration').

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