Amundsen's South Pole diaries (2010)

[Amundsen, Roald.]

The South Pole Expedition 1910-1912. Ed. Geir O Kløver.

Published: Oslo: The Fram Museum

Date: 2010

First edition thus. Small 4to. pp. 411, [5]; numerous photo. illusts.; original card wrappers, new.

The first appearance, in English, of Amundsen’s diaries of his attainment of the South Pole in 1912, translated by Zena Støp and Jo Brannan. Amundsen's account of the expedition - The South Pole - published at the time in two volumes, was based on his diaries, but the diaries themselves were not intended for publication. This nicely produced edition is lavishly illustrated with photographs from the expedition, many reproduced here for the first time.




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