Lot 476: Author: Nansen, Fridtjof; Title: Farthest North: Being the Record of a Voyage of Exploration of the Ship "Fram" 1893-96 and of a Fifteen Months' Sleigh Journey by Dr.Nansen and Lieut. Johansen; Place Published: New York; Publisher: Harper & Brothers; Date Published: 1903; Description: 2 volumes. x, , 587; x, , 729 + 4 ad pp. Numerous photo plates & illus.; 16 chromolithograph plates; etched frontis. in Vol. I. (8vo) dark blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Second American Edition.Translation of Fram over polhavet, den norske polarfaerd 1893-96: "Narrative of the First Fram expedition, 1893-1896, led by Nansen, with the object of investigating the polar basin north of Eurasia by drifting in the ice with the currents northwest from the New Siberian Islands across or near the Pole." The bright chromolithograph plates offer spectacular views of arctic mornings and evenings, northern lights, walruses, etc. Arctic Bib. 11983. Condition: General rubbing and soiling to cloth, some edges bumped with slight fraying, dots of discoloration on back of vol. 1, glue repair to front hinge of vol. 1, a few worm holes at hinges of vol. 2, slight leaning to spines; top corners of some pages near front of volume 1 creased from folding, some stains on top page edges; else very good.
PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories
Thursday, 28th January 2016
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