Book #33938

Farthest North

Fridtjof Nansen
Farthest North
Farthest North
Farthest North
Farthest North

Binding: Cloth
Book Condition: Near Fine
Edition: 2nd UK Edition
Size: 8vo; xvi, 480; viii, 456 pages
Publisher: London: George Newnes, Ltd., 1898.

The second English edition following the Archibald Constable publication from a year earlier. Elaborate silver and gilt pictorial cloth binding. Little foxing, mainly to endpapers, rear endpapers of Volume II cracked, hinge a trifle weak, else Fine in alike custom cloth-slipcase.

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; Vol. 1 & 2.

Price: $590.00

Author Bio

Fridtjof Nansen

Fridtjof Nansen (October 10, 1861- May 13, 1930) was a Norwegian humanitarian, scientist, explorer, and diplomat. Nansen led the team that made the first successful crossing of Greenland in 1888. He also earned international attention after setting a record for reaching the highest northern latitude on expedition to the North Pole (1893-1896). Nansen’s exploration techniques and innovations continue to influence Arctic and Antarctic explorers.