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NANSEN, Fridtjof. Farthest North : Being the Record of a Voyage of Exploration on the Ship Fram 1893-96 and of a Fifteen Months' Sleigh Journey by Dr.Nansen and Lieut. Johansen with an Appendix by Otto Sverdrup, Captain of t he Fram. About one hundred and twenty full page and numerous text illustrations, sixteen coloured plates in facsimile from Dr. Nansen's own sketches, etched portrait, photogravures, and maps. In two volumes. Westminster: Archibald Constable and Company, 1897. First UK Edition. I: Pp. (i)-xiii,,(1)-510,, frontis., + 2 folding maps at rear and 55 p. of plates; II: Pp. (i)-xiii,,(1)-671,, frontis., + 1 folding map at rear and 72 p. of plates. Includes numerous textual illustrations in addition to plates and maps. Large 8vo, blue cloth with gilt illustrations to bottom right front corners of boards, gilt lettering to front and spine. Contents: Vol. 1: 1. Introduction, 2. Preparations and Equipment, 3. The Start, 4. Farewell to Norway, 5. Voyage through the Kara Sea, 6. The Winter Night, 7. The Spring and Summer of 1894, 8. Second Autumn in the Ice. Vol. 2: 1. We Prepare for the Sledge Expedition, 2. The New Year 1895, 3. We Make a Start, 4. We Say Good-bye to the Fram, 5. A Hard Struggle, 6. By Sledge and Kayak, 7. Land at Last, 8. The New Year, 1896, 9. The Journey Southwards. With the Report of Captain Otto Sverdrup at rear, covering the time after Nansen and Johansen's departure. Dampstaining to boards and spine with some blistering and discolouration, edgewear, inner hinges tender, occasional light foxing throughout,name, else vg. For the set. 500.00
Title: Farthest North : Being the Record of a Voyage of Exploration on the Ship Fram 1893-96 and of a Fifteen Months' Sleigh Journey. 2vols. 1st UK.
Publisher: Archibald Constable and Company, Westminster, 1897,:
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