18 April 2000
Fram Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1912
Roald AMUNDSEN (1872-1928). Sydpolen den Norske Sydpolsfaerd med Fram 1910-1912. Oslo: Jacob Dybwads Forlag, 1912. 2 volumes, 8° (22.6 x 15cm.) Half-titles. Tinted portrait of the author, 42 plates (1 double-page, 1 folding), 7 maps (3 printed in three colours, 2 of these folding), numerous illustrations, some full-page. (Small tear to one of the folding maps, light creasing to the lower outer corners of most text leaves in vol.II.) Original light blue cloth, spine blocked in gilt, the upper covers blocked in dark blue and gilt with a design incorporating a large onset circular half-tone image of Amundsen and companions at the South Pole (outer lower corner of lower cover of vol.II bumped), within a single later cloth and morocco slip-case. A VERY FINE COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION of Amundsen's account of the first successful assault on the South Pole. Cf.Conrad p.156; Spence 14.
Dr. O.J. SKATTUM. Sydpol-forskningen utsigt over dens utvikling gjennem tiderne. Oslo: A.W. Broggers boktrykkeri for H. Aschehoug & Co., 1912. 4° (26.2 x 18.8cm.) Half-title. Frontispiece, one map, unopened. Original green thin card wrappers, blocked in red on spine and red and gilt on upper cover (small tear to foot of backstrip). The first separate printing of this historical survey of the various expeditions to visit the Antarctic, from Magellan to Amundsen. Not in Spence. (3)
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