First US edition. 2 vols. Royal 8vo. pp. xvi, 346, xvii-xxii & viii, 347-702, ix-xii; photo. illusts. in the text, 16 full-page photogravures, 2 panoramas, 5 maps including 2 folding maps at rear of volume II; fine in the original cloth, gilt, vignettes in gilt to upper boards, t.e.g., a handsome set.
The Polar Star expedition, comprising a crew from Italy and Norway, aimed to reach the North Pole by sailing as far north as possible and then continuing by sledge. The sledge expedition reached a new highest latitude, and the expedition ship Polar Star reached the highest latitude ever achieved by a ship following the coast-line.
Author Amedeo, Luigi of Savoy.
Binding Original cloth, gilt
Publisher New York: Dodd, Mead & Co.; London: Hutchinson & Co.
Condition See description
Pages pp. xvi, 346, xvii-xxii & viii, 347-702, ix-xii