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Fram Over Polhavet [; The Fram Across The Polar Sea, Farthest North] - 1st Edition

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Fram Over Polhavet [; The Fram Across The Polar Sea, Farthest North] - 1st Edition

by Nansen, Fridtjof

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Kristiania (Oslo): H. Aschehoug & Co.s Forlag. Very Good+. 1897. First Edition; First Printing. Cloth. A handsome two-volume set of the first (Norwegian) edition. Arctic Bibliography #11988. Original green cloth with bright gilt lettering and illustrations in better than Very Good condition, light rubbing to extremities. Published in English as Farthest North. 40 plates, 3 color plates, 3 folded maps and numerous illustrations; Nobel Laureate Nansen's account of his three-year long expedition. In 1893 Fridtjof Nansen set sail for the North Pole in the Fram, a ship specially designed to be frozen into the polar ice cap, withstand its crushing pressures, and so drift North. Given up for dead, he traveled 146 miles farther north than anyone else in the past four hundred years; Vol. 1 & 2; 8vo; xiv, 526; xii, 554 pages .

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Title
Fram Over Polhavet [; The Fram Across The Polar Sea, Farthest North] - 1st Edition
Author
Nansen, Fridtjof
Format/Binding
Cloth
Book Condition
Used - Very Good+
Edition
First Edition; First Printing
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
H. Aschehoug & Co.s Forlag
Place of Publication
Kristiania (Oslo)
Date Published
1897
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Travel / Polar Travel & Exploration; By Year Of Issue / 1890s;

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