First Crossing of Greenland. 1st ed, rebound in half leather


NANSEN, Fridtjof. The First Crossing of Greenland. Translated from the Norwegian by Hubert Majendi Gepp ; [introduction by J. Scott Keltie] ; with Maps and Numerous Illustrations. In Two Volumes. L.: Longmans, Green and Co., 1890. First Edition. Pp. [4],(i)-xxii,(1)-510,[6], frontis., + 6 p. of plates and 2 folding maps ; [4],(i)-x,(1)-509,3],(1)-24 of ads,[4], frontis., +4 p. of plates and 2 p. of folding maps. Illustrated with woodcuts to the text. 8vo, rebound in half green leather with marbled boards and gilt lettered maroon leather title block to spine, t.e.silver. Arctic Bibliography no. 11,985 (v.2, p. 1781). Contents: Vol. 1: 1. Introduction, 2. The Equipment, 3. 'Ski' and 'Skilöbning', 4. The Voyage to Iceland, 5. Cruising in the Ice, 6. The Bladder-Nose Seal and Its Capture, 7. Life on the Jason, 8. Attempt to Land -- Drifting in the Ice, 9. Still Drifting, 10. The Ice-Belt ofthe East Coast of Greenland, and some Account of Previous Attempts to Pene trate It, 11. The East Coast of Greenland, 12. The East Coast -- An Eskimo Encampment, 13. The East Coast -- Another Stage Northwards, 14. The East Coast -- Further Dealings with the Eskimo, 15. Our Last Encampment on the East Coast, 16. Previous Attempts at Exploration of the 'Inland Ice'. Vol. 2: 17. Our Start for the West Coast -- The Ascent of the Ice, 18. The Crossingof the 'Inland Ice' -- We Change Our Course for Godthaab -- Some Features of the Climate and Snow, 19. The Crossing of the 'Inland Ice' -- A Storm inthe Interior -- Our Domestic Life, 20. The Crossing of the 'Inland Ice' -- The First Sight of Land and First Drink of Water, 21. The Crossing of the 'Inland Ice' -- The descent to Ameralikfjord, 22. Our Voyage, and Arrival at Godthaab, 23. Waiting in Ameralikfjord, 24. An Eskimo Narrative, 25. Winter-Quarters at Godthaab, 26. The Eskimo of Greenland, 27. A Shooting Trip to Ameralikfjord, 28. First Lessons in the Kayak, 29. Christmas at Godthaab,30. Sardlok and Kangek -- Notes from My Diary, 31. Further Attempts on the 'Inland Ice' -- The Ship! The Ship! -- The Voyage Home. One map (facing pa ge 1 of volume 1) missing, though there are no tangible sigsn of it having been removed, else vg. In excellent condition internally. For the set. 1,500.00

Title: First Crossing of Greenland. 1st ed, rebound in half leather

Author Name: NANSEN, Fridtjof. GEPP, Hubert Majendi (trans.) KELTIE, J. Scott (intro.)

Categories: 70,

Publisher: Longmans, Green, & Co., London, 1890,:

Seller ID: 30800

Keywords: GREENLAND POLAR ARCTIC NAUTICAL TRAVEL EXPLORATION,