The Polar Adventure: The "Italia" Tragedy Seen at Close Quarters. Odd ARNESEN, Asta and Rowland KENNEY.

The Polar Adventure: The "Italia" Tragedy Seen at Close Quarters.

London: Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1929. [Arctic Exploration] FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH. Octavo (24 x 16cm), pp.158 [2]. With 24 black and white photographic plates, including a frontispiece. Publisher's orange cloth with black titles to spine. Light spotting to endpapers. Upper board slightly bowed; some wear to cloth. Very good. First published in Norwegian in 1928. Arnesen was a Norwegian journalist who accompanied both early attempts to cross the Arctic in an airship in 1926 and 1928, led by Roald Amundsen and Umberto Nobile. The second attempt was a disaster which resulted in a huge rescue mission, and the death of the great explorer Amundsen. Item #56093

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