1896 Fridtiof Nansen, 1861-1893
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Colour Plates, First Edition, Folding Maps, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding
The first English language translation of W. C. Brogger and Nordahl Rolfsen's biographical study of Norwegian polymath and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Fridtjof Nansen.
A detailed and fascinating biography, with accounts of the Norwegian Greenland Expedition of 1888, the first Fram Expedition of 1898-1902, and a discussion of his early life and appreciation of oceanography.
Illustrated with a frontispiece, seven further plates, three colour folding maps, and in-text illustrations. Collated, complete.
With a thirty-two page publisher's catalogue to the rear, an an illustrated religious institution bookplate and library label to front pastedown. With no further library markings.
An informative biography of the first man to cross the Greenland interior, and a pioneering arctic explorer: Nansen traversed the island on cross-country skis, with his techniques of polar travel and his innovations in equipment and clothing influencing a generation of subsequent Arctic and Antarctic expeditions.
In the publisher's original pictorial cloth binding. Bumping to spine head and tail. Light fading to back strip. Head of front joint starting, with split to the cloth and board holding firm. Illustrated bookplate to front pastedown. Internally, firmly bound. Scattered spotting and light faxing throughout.
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