Lot 881: Nansen, Fridtjof



2015-09-16 14:11:41

Lot 881: Nansen Fridtjof: (1861-1930) Norwegian Explorer And Scientist. Nobel Peace Prize In 1922. Former Champion Skier He Led The Team That Made The First Skiing Crossing Of The Greenland Interior In 1888, And Won International Fame After Reaching A Record Northern Latitude During His North Pole Expedition . His Techniques Of Polar Travel And His Innovations Influenced A Generation Of Subsequent Arctic And Antarctic Expeditions. T.L.S., Fridtjof Nansen, One Page, 4To, Godthaab, Greenland, 30Th November 1896, To Herbert Draper. Nansen Declines An Invitation From The Skinner'S Company To Attend A Conference And Give A Speech On His Return From His Last Fram Expedition To Reach The North Pole, And Regrets Not Being Available Because Of Previous Engagements. Small Overall Age Wear, With Two Tears To The Edges And Very Small Trace Of Previous Binding To The Left Edge Not Affecting The Text Or Signature. Vg. International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction October 2015 Saturday, 3rd October 2015 Estimate: £150-200
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