Fridtjof Nansen - Fridtjof Nansen's "Farthest North" Being the Record of a Voyage of Exploration of the Ship Fram - 1898

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Fridtjof Nansen - Fridtjof Nansen's "Farthest North" Being the Record of a Voyage of Exploration of the Ship Fram - 1898
Histoire, Livres illustrés, Oeuvres collectives, Voyages et découvertes, Topographie, voyages, aventures, exploration, expédition - Quantité : 2

Handsome two volumes set with full-page plates, colour plate, and numerous text illustrations

Fridtjof Nansen's "Farthest North"
Being the Record of a Voyage of Exploration of the Ship Fram 1893-96 and of a Fifteen Months' Sleigh Journey by Dr. Nansen and Lieut. Johansen with an Appendix by Otto Sverdrup, Captain of the Fram.

Item Description
Complete two volumes set of ‘The Norwegian Polar Expedition 1893-1896’. Illustrated with colour plate, 110 full-page plates, and 90 text illustrations in facsimile from Dr. Nansen's own sketches, portrait and map.

Published by George Newnes, Ltd., London, 1898. Publisher’s original blue cloth over bevelled boards, upper boards blocked in gilt, silver and red, with vignettes depicting Fram icebound, spines blocked in gilt and silver with titles and vignettes.

Volume I. Frontispiece portrait of ‘Fridtjof Nansen with facsimile signature’
Dedication page & publishers note
1 colour plate. 59 full-page plates. 51 in-text illustrations
Number of Pages: 480

Volume II. Frontispiece ‘Sailing Kayaks’.
51 full-page plates. 39 in-text illustrations. In-text map.
Number of Pages: 456 including index

Book Dimensions: 23.5 x 16.5 cm
Combined weight in excess of 2.4 kg.

Condition
A well preserved set. Solid and well bound books. Boards have slight wear with rubbing and bumping to corners. Internally the books are is in very good condition. No writing or inscriptions. Few library stamps and some marks to past down pages where labels have been removed. Occasional foxing and spotting to some pages. There is no folding map within volume two, and it is not included with the list of illustrations page. Inner hinge are very good with few splits at couple places, pages are tightly held at the gutter. The text and plates are clean and bright. The two volumes are beautifully bound, designed and illustrated (Lovely Volumes) (Please see pictures).





Informations du lot
Object
Livre
Nombre de livres
2
Sujet
Histoire, Livres illustrés, Oeuvres collectives, Topographie, voyages, aventures, exploration, expédition, Voyages et découvertes
Auteur/ Illustrateur
Fridtjof Nansen
Titre du livre
Fridtjof Nansen's "Farthest North" Being the Record of a Voyage of Exploration of the Ship Fram
État
Très bon état
Année de publication de l’ouvrage le plus ancien
1898
Édition
1ère édition
Langue
Anglais
Langue originale
Oui
Éditeur
George Newnes, Ltd.
Reliure
Couverture rigide
Nombre de pages
936
Dimensions
23.5×16.5 cm
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