Binding: Original Cloth
Book Condition: Near Fine
Edition: 1st US Edition; First Printing
Size: 8vo; xiv, 588; xii, 714, 4 pp advertisement pages
Publisher: New York: Harper & Brothers, 1897.
A bright set of the first US edition in Nearly Fine condition. A most handsome and collectible documentation of historical significance. All four folded maps present. Arctic Bibliography 11983.
The Nobel Laureate's account of his three-year long expedition. In 1893 Fridtjof Nansen set sail for the North Pole in the Fram, a ship specially designed to be frozen into the polar ice cap, withstand its crushing pressures, and so drift North. Given up for dead, he traveled 146 miles farther north than anyone else in the past four hundred years.
120 full page and numerous text illus, 16 colored plates, etched portrait, photogravures, and 4 loose maps in protective pockets. Top edges gilt, two sides un-cut; Vol. 1 & 2.