By Helmer Hanssen; E. R. G. R. Evans
London   George Routledge & Sons LTD
9" by 5.5" [6], vii-x, [4], 216pp
A scarce first edition memoir of Helmer Hanssen, an account of his experiences on Amundsen's search for the Northwest Passage.
By Helmer Hanssen; E. R. G. R. Evans

1936 Voyages of a Modern Viking

London   George Routledge & Sons LTD
9" by 5.5" [6], vii-x, [4], 216pp
A scarce first edition memoir of Helmer Hanssen, an account of his experiences on Amundsen's search for the Northwest Passage.
Special Price £385.00 Regular Price £550.00
: 0.75kgs / : 769P16

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Description

First Edition, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding, Scarce

The scarce first edition of this work.

In a facsimile dustwrapper.

Helmer Hanssen's memoir of his time spend voyaging across the world, a fascinating work on his exploration of the world. In particular this work looks at the Roald Amundsen search for the Northwest Passage, in which Hanssen participated.

Illustrated with a frontispiece, five plates, and maps.

Collated, complete.

With a foreword by Vice-Admiral E. R. G. R. Evans.

From the library of Eric Kenneth Prentice Back, with his bookplate to the front pastedown. Kenn Back was a British meteorologist with the British Antarctic survey for many years. He spent eight winters in the Antarctic and is a descendent of Captain George Back. In addition, he served as base commander at Halley, Faraday and Rothera stations. His library collection was built over decades and highlights his love of polar exploration.

Condition

In the original publisher's cloth binding, in a facsimile unclipped dustwrapper. Externally, smart. A few light marks to the boards and spine. Minor bumping to the head and tail of the spine. Spots to the fore edge. Bookplate to the front pastedown. Facsimile dustwrapper with light edgewear. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and generally clean with some spots.

Very Good Indeed

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