Sydpolen den Norske Sydpolsfaerd med Fram 1910-1912
[The Norwegian South Polar Expedition in the Fram 1910-1912]
By Roald Amundsen
Kristiania (Norway): Jacob Dybwads Forlag, 1912, First Edition, Royal 8vo; 2 Volumes. Vol. I: [viii] 528pp., photographic frontis portrait of Amundsen, 46 full page mostly photographic plates, 179 mostly photographic illustrations in text; Vol. II: [vi] 424pp., 11 maps, charts and plans bound in at end, 11 full-page facsimile notebook observations, 2 full-page charts, 14 sketch maps, charts and graphs in text, 1 sketch illustration in text. Including 11 unlisted sketches, charts and maps at the rear of Volume II.
Publisherâ€™s ribbed light blue cloth, covers with dark blue panels containing image of expedition party at the South Pole; covers with raised lettering in bright gilt, spines with image of penguins in bright gilt and lettered in gilt, publisherâ€™s blue gray end leaves. Light soiling at base of spines, slight wear to extremities. A clean set inside and out of the Norwegian First Publisherâ€™s Bound Edition. Tight, un-cracked and strong reinforced hinges, no prior ownership markings and no foxing. In Near Fine- condition. â€”Spence 14; Conrad 156; Taurus 70; Rosove 8.A2
The original Norwegian text of Amundsenâ€™s pioneering march to the South Pole and safe return, was written before the fate of Scott and his men was known. As Amundsenâ€™s feat had considerable importance for newly independent Norway, his narrative was first published in serial form, to be bound up by purchasers after the last issue. Hard on the heels of the last issue this splendidly baroque cloth bound version was publishedâ€¦ â€”Taurus 70.
$800 - S O L D