Sydpolen: Den Norske Sydpolsfaerd med Fram 1910-1912
The South Pole: The Norwegian South Polar Expedition in the Fram 1910-1912 â€“ The original 40 Parts
By Roald Amundsen
With: original sales receipt dated 18 May 1912 loosely tipped into Part 1.
Kristiania: Jacob Dybwads, [May-September] 1912. 40 parts, First Edition, First Issue. 8vo. Collated Complete with: sepia photographic frontispiece of Amundsen, 4 leaves of plates (2 each in parts 1 and 2) not found in the bound edition, 48 plate leaves, 4 maps including 3 coloured, one double-page and 2 fold-out, numerous text illustrations, publisherâ€™s instructions for private binders at front of Part 40. Original paper wrappers decorated with circular photograph set within a surround of penguins, the first two parts coloured silver with red and blue Norwegian flag, and the remainder light blue-green as called for. All 40 parts in Good+ condition, some pages untrimmed and with small chips and frays â€” to be expected with this delicate set. Very Scarce First Issue of Amundsenâ€™s classic account of his victorious expedition to the South Pole. â€”Rosove 8.A1.1.
This 40 part issue of Sydpolen was followed by Jacob Dybwadsâ€™ 2-volume edition and translated immediately into English, Danish, French, and German. This official account is exceptionally difficult to find in the original parts. Rosove lists only 2 copies of the original 40 parts issue. Now protected in two elegant custom clam-shell boxes in Quarter burgundy morocco and black buckram â€“ interior in black silk moray cloth, spine with five raised bands ruled in gilt, gilt titles and de-bossed decorative motifs.