Air Pioneering in the Arctic. The Two Polar Flights of Roald Amundsen and Lincoln Ellsworth. Part I: The 1925 Flight from Spitzbergen to 88o North. Part II: The First Crossing of the Polar Sea, 1926.
Second printing (same year as first). Folio. pp. [x], 127, ; 73 fine photogravure plates including a few maps and facsimile letters; some occasional offsetting from plates to versos, else very good in the original blue cloth, gilt, t.e.g., slight fading to spine, contained in slipcase.
"Collection of articles reprinted from Amundsen and Ellsworth's Our Polar Flight and First Crossing of the Polar Sea . . . and from other publications; in handsome format richly illustrated" (Arctic Bibliography). This deluxe publication seems to have been issued at Ellsworth's behest following Amundsen's death (the final leaves of text are Ellsworth’s tribute to him). Given that the book seldom comes onto the market, few copies can have been printed, though the book itself gives no indication of the number of copies produced, and it went into this second printing in the same year as the first edition. The photogravures reproduce some of the striking images from the two flying expeditions over the Arctic, as well as images of the planes and of the Norge airship.
Author [Amundsen, Roald & Lincoln Ellsworth.]
Binding Original cloth, gilt
Publisher New York: National Americana Society
Condition See description
Pages pp. [x], 127,