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Nansen, Fridtjof.
FRAM OVER POLHAVET DEN-NORSKE POLARFAERD. CHRISTIANA: H. ASCHEHOUG & CO., [1896]-1897
Estimate
1,5002,000
LOT SOLD. 1,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
208
Nansen, Fridtjof.
FRAM OVER POLHAVET DEN-NORSKE POLARFAERD. CHRISTIANA: H. ASCHEHOUG & CO., [1896]-1897
Estimate
1,5002,000
LOT SOLD. 1,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Nansen, Fridtjof.
FRAM OVER POLHAVET DEN-NORSKE POLARFAERD. CHRISTIANA: H. ASCHEHOUG & CO., [1896]-1897

the original 34/32 published parts, loose as issued, together with two publisher's pictorial gilt cloth bindings (volume 1 and volume 2), 8vo (240 x 155mm.), plates and illustrations, both titles, contents and list of illustrations in final part, each part in original blue printed pictorial cream wrappers, uncut, some wrappers a little chipped or soiled, minor wear to bindings


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Provenance

Danish signature on pastedown of vol.1 binding, dated 1925

Literature

PMM 384

Catalogue Note

extremely rare in the original parts and with the two publisher's pictorial cloth boards before binding

Nansen's (1861-1930) "own account of a remarkable achievement in polar exploration. He designed a ship, the Fram, that, by its shape would evade the crushing pressure of ice... Nansen sailed from Norway in June 1893, returning in August 1896. In March 1895 with one companion and three sledges, Nansen crossed the ice towards the north pole and after a few weeks reached the farthest north latitude yet attained by man (86 degress 14'). His great journey received world-wide acclaim and brought him many international honours." (Printing and the Mind of Man)

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