The AndrÃ©e Diaries
Being the Diaries and Records of S. A. AndrÃ©e, Nils Strindberg and Knut Fraenkel Written During Their Balloon Expedition to the North Pole in 1897 and Discovered on White Island in 1930, Together With a Complete Record of the Expedition and Discovery
By Edward Adams-Ray
London: John Lane The Bodley Head Ltd., 1931. 1st UK Edition, 1st printing. 8vo. [xx], pp. 471, with Index. Publisherâ€™s red cloth with gilt letting on cover and spine. Includes 103 illustrations and 6 maps â€“ including 3 fold-outs with one in color, plans and diagrams. Mild intermittent foxing and no folds or tears â€“ a clean copy with tight un-cracked hinges. Not in Arctic Bibliography
Translated from the official Swedish edition. In August of 1931 the “remains of the AndrÃ©e Balloon Expedition to the Pole in 1897 and the bodies of the explorers were discovered on White Island (Spitzbergen). The relics of the expedition, including the diaries and records of S. A. AndrÃ©e, and Nils Strindberg, were brought back to Sweden and handed over to a Committee appointed by the Swedish Anthropological and Geographical Society for the purpose of deciphering the records and publishing a book on the Polar Expedition.” An excellent and Scarce copy of the 1st UK Edition.
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