Book #34057

Fram Over Polhavet [; The Fram Across The Polar Sea, Farthest North] - 1st Edition

Fridtjof Nansen

Binding: Cloth
Book Condition: Very Good+
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Publisher: Kristiania (Oslo): H. Aschehoug & Co.s Forlag, 1897.

Price: $155.04

A handsome two-volume set of the first (Norwegian) edition. Arctic Bibliography #11988. Original green cloth with bright gilt lettering and illustrations in better than Very Good condition, light rubbing to extremities. Published in English as Farthest North. 40 plates, 3 color plates, 3 folded maps and numerous illustrations.

Nobel Laureate Nansen'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; 8vo; xiv, 526; xii, 554 pages.

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.