25 September 2002
ROALD ENGELBREGT GRAVNING AMUNDSEN (1872-1928)
Sypolen Den Norske Sydpolsfaerd med Fram 1910-1912. Copenhagen: Jacob Dybwads Forla, 1912. 2 volumes, 8° (223 x 152mm.). Plates, maps and plans (some folding), numerous illustrations (some full-page). Original light blue cloth, upper covers with circular onlaid half-tone illustrations surrounded by decorative design in dark blue and gilt, spine blocked in gilt, marbled edges.
Severin Wigert (bookplates).
A FINE COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION IN BOOK-FORM. Rosove 8.A2d ('Uncommon'); Spence 14; Taurus 10.
R.E.G. AMUNDSEN. The South Pole. London: John Murray, 1912. 2 volumes, 8° (225 x 160mm.). Plates, maps and plans (some folding), occasional illustrations. Original red cloth (spines very slightly faded). First edition in English. Conrad p.156; Rosove 9.A1; Spence 18; Taurus 71.
And two other translations of the same work, in four volumes, both fine copies (Die Eroberung des Südpols, Munich: 1912, 2 vols., first edition in German; The South Pole, New York: 1913, 2 vols., first U.S. edition) (8)
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