ROALD ENGELBREGT GRAVNING AMUNDSEN (1872-1928) AND LINCOLN ELLSWORTH (1880-1951)
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ROALD ENGELBREGT GRAVNING AMUNDSEN (1872-1928) AND LINCOLN ELLSWORTH (1880-1951)

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ROALD ENGELBREGT GRAVNING AMUNDSEN (1872-1928) AND LINCOLN ELLSWORTH (1880-1951)

Den forste Flukt over Polhavet. Oslo: Gyldendal, 1926. 8° (226 x 154mm). 32 leaves of plates, 1 folding map. (Long tear to map.) Original quarter calf, spine lettered in gilt with illustration of Norge airship flying over the Norwegian flag in gilt (extremities lightly rubbed). Provenance: Gustav S. Amundsen (nephew of Roald Amundsen, inscription in Norwegian 'This is a piece of the airship Norge's balloon cloth. 3/11.26. Gustav S. Amundsen.' written in ink on a piece of orange cloth mounted on front pastedown), and thence by descent to the present owner;

Roald AMUNDSEN. Sydpolen. Den Norske Sydpolsfaerd med Fram 1910-1912. Kristiania: Jacob Dybwads, 1912. 2 volumes, 4° (225 x 153mm). Original blue cloth, decorated and lettered in gilt, marbled edges (extermities lightly rubbed, spines stained with some loss of gilt). Provenance: Gustav S. Amundsen (WITH AMUNDSEN'S PRESENTATION INSCRIPTION in Norwegian 'Goggo from uncle Roald. 24.12.14.' on front free endpaper, and signed 'Gustav Sahlquist Amundsen' on both half-titles), and thence by descent to the present owner;

-- Nordostpassagen. Kristiania: Gyldendalske Boghandel, 1921. 8° (243 x 161mm). Original quarter calf, spine lettered and decorated in gilt, marbled edges (extremities lightly rubbed, corners a little bumped). Provenance: Gustav S. Amundsen (WITH AMUNDSEN'S PRESENTATION INSCRIPTION in Norwegian 'To Aslang & Goggen from uncle Roald' on title, and signed 'Gustav S. Amundsen' on half-title), and thence by descent to the present owner;

[with:] PRESENTATION COPIES of Amundsen's Gjennem Luften til 88° Nord (Oslo, 1925) and Mitt Liv som Polarforsker (Oslo, 1927), both inscribed to 'Aslang and Goggen from uncle Roald'. (6)
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