The South Pole
An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the “Fram”, 1910-1912.
By Roald Amundsen
London: John Murray, 1912. First Edition. Thick royal 8vo. Volume I: pp. [i-vi], vii-xxxv, , 392, photographic frontis of Amundsen â€“ with tissue guard, 2 maps â€“ one tinted folding and 1 full page, 84 mostly photographic illustrations on 56 plates â€“ 30 full page. Volume II: pp. [i-iv], v-x, 449, , 3 maps â€“ 1 folding, 2 full-page, 2 folding charts and plans, 53 mostly photographic illustrations on 43 plates â€“ 33 full-page including frontis of Amundsen with tissue guard, 23 figures, maps, charts and diagrams in text; 11pp. Index.
Publisherâ€™s dark red ruled cloth, gilt titles with Norwegian flag on front cover & spine. Top page edges gilt â€“ other page edges uncut. Complete 2 volume set with all plates, charts & maps some of which are fold-out. Prior ownerâ€™s inscription on ffe of Vol. 1, foxing beginning only on ffe and half title pages, professionally repaired 3/8â€ť split at top of Vol. I spine. A Very Good+ set.
The very scarce and important UK First Edition detailing Roald Amundsenâ€™s full record of the famous Norwegian dash for the South Pole. A cornerstone publication of Antarctic exploration during the Heroic Era. â€” Spence 16., Conrad p156, Taurus 71, Rosove 9.A1.