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The South Pole.

An account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the "Fram", 1910-1912.

Stock Code 109524

London, John Murray, 1912

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Cornerstone of Antarctic exploration. The account of the first expedition to reach the South Pole.

A handsomely produced book containing ten full-page photographic images not found in the Norwegian original, and all full-page images being reproduced to a higher standard.

Amundsen's legendary dash to the Pole, which he reached before Scott's ill-fated expedition by over a month. His success over Scott was due to his highly disciplined dogsled teams, more accomplished skiers, a shorter distance to the Pole, better clothing and equipment, well planned supply depots enroute, fortunate weather, and a modicum of luck (Books on Ice).

First English edition; 2 volumes, 8vo, xxxv, [i], 392; x, 449 pp., 3 folding maps, folding plan, 138 photographic illustrations on 103 plates, original maroon cloth gilt, vignettes to upper covers, top edges gilt, others uncut, usual fading to spine flags, corners bumped, light wear to spine extremities, lightly soiled, a good clean set.

Taurus 71; Rosove 9.A1; Books on Ice 7.1.
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The South Pole.

AMUNDSEN, Roald.

Stock code: 109524

$3,891.00

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