AMUNDSEN (ROALD) The South Pole: an Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the "Fram", 191
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AMUNDSEN (ROALD) The South Pole: an Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the "Fram", 1910-1912, 2 vol.
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AMUNDSEN (ROALD)
The South Pole: an Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the "Fram", 1910-1912, 2 vol., first English edition, translated by A.G. Chater, ownership inscription of Alice Heber Percy (1913) and others, plates and maps (2 folding), spotting to fore-edges and occasionally to text, publisher's maroon cloth, upper covers and spines with Norwegian flag and lettered in gilt, t.e.g., spines slightly rubbed, one lower cover partially faded [Taurus Collection 71], 8vo, John Murray, 1912

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  • "To their credit, John Murray produced a two volume set of real quality, incorporating the Norwegian flag, despite realising that British disppointment at being beaten to the Pole would ensure that it was not a publishing success in the United Kingdom" (Taurus Collection). The English edition also saw the inclusion of ten additional photographic illustrations not used in the original Norwegian version.
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