Book Description

First edition in book form. Published in parts during 1896-97. Two volumes. Large 8vo (230 x 170mm), profusely illustrated with photographical plates and text illustrations, drawings by H. Egedius, etched portrait of Nansen by Johan Nordhagen, 3 colour pl. after lithographs of northern lights. Front covers with distinct binding design, the spines and cloth matching Hjalmar Johansen's "Selv-anden paa 86° 14'. Three colour folding maps. Laid in is a postcard-portrait of Fridtjof Nansen. Printing and the Mind of Man 384
Dealer Notes
Nansen's account of his expedition from Norway to 'Farthest North'. The last chapter is written by polar explorer and captain of the 'Fram', Otto Sverdrup, member of the expedition, even less known than Hjalmar Johansen (see next item) and Eivind Astrup. He reports on the last part of the voyage, the drifting part, after Nansen and Johansen have left the icebound ship in an attempt to reach the North Pole on cross country skis with their dogs.
Author Fridtjof Nansen
Date 1897
Binding Publisher's pictorial green cloth gilt, signed "TH"
Publisher Kristiania [i.e. Oslo]: H. Aschehoug & Co
Illustrator Halfdan Johnsen Egedius (1877-1899); Johan Nordhagen (1856-1956)
Condition The slightest wear to spine ends and small discoloration stain to lower front cover vol. 1, somewhat larger stain to cover vol. 2 (see photographs. A clean and tight set, very little foxing. In all very good.
Pages pp. [14], 526; [10], 553, [3]

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