Farthest North. Being the Record of a Voyage of Exploration of the Ship Fram 1893-96 and of fifteen Months' Sleigh Journey by Dr. Nansen and Lieut. Johansen with an appendix by Otto Sverdrup, Captain of the Fram. About One Hundred and Twenty Full Page and Numerous Text Illustrations and Coloured Plate in Facsimile from Dr. Nansen's Own Sketches. Portrait and Maps. Fridtjof NANSEN.

Farthest North. Being the Record of a Voyage of Exploration of the Ship Fram 1893-96 and of fifteen Months' Sleigh Journey by Dr. Nansen and Lieut. Johansen with an appendix by Otto Sverdrup, Captain of the Fram. About One Hundred and Twenty Full Page and Numerous Text Illustrations and Coloured Plate in Facsimile from Dr. Nansen's Own Sketches. Portrait and Maps.

London: Archibald Constable and Company, 1897. [Polar Travel] FIRST EDITIONS. 2 volumes. Quarto (25 x 18 x 12cm) Numerous illustrations and 4 folding maps, several in colour. Publisher's blue/green cloth with gilt illustration to upper. A used but presentable set; contents shaken within case, owner inscription to first volume, bindings with acceptable wear and soiling, spines a little frayed, tear to head of joint (volume two). An inexpensive and presentable copy of the first edition. Fridtjof Nansen; Zoological scientist; Polar Explorer; Norwegian Delegate- Société des Nations; and originator of 'Nansen passports' (for refugees), was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1922. Item #54631

Listed number 11 in National Geographic's 100 Greatest Adventure books.

Price: £195.00

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