1897 Life and Explorations of Fridtjof Nansen
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Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding
The revised and considerably enlarged second edition of J. Arthur Bain's biographical study of Norwegian polymath and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Fridtjof Nansen, also a renowned polar explorer.
This informative study of Nansen's life and explorations includes discussions of his crossing of the Greenland interior, the Fram expedition, Nansen's home and Arctic sports.
With fifteen illustrated and photographic plates. Collated, complete.
In the brown cloth variant, with a nineteen page publisher's catalogue to the rear, and a prize bookplate, dated 1900, to the front pastedown.
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.
This is an informative and exciting study of this great explorer.
In the publisher's original brown pictorial cloth binding, with gilt detailing. Bumping to back strip head and tail, with small splits to the cloth in these regions. Prize bookplate to front pastedown. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright and generally clean, with the odd spot.
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