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The first crossing of Spitsbergen

being an account of an Inland journey of exploration and survey with descriptions of several mountain ascents, of boat expeditions in ice fjord, of a voyage to north-east-land, the seven islands, down Hinloopen Strait, and into most of the fjords of Spitsbergen, and of the almost complete circumnavigation of the main island.

Stock Code 112938

London, J. M. Dent, 1897

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Rothschild copy.. Conway, already knighted for his mountaineering achievements, was the first man to cross Spitsbergen in 1896 and his experiments with ski on that occasion placed him among the pioneers of British Skiing.

Israel Gollancz was a family friend of the Rothschilds, and one can imagine him thinking that this tale of adventure was a perfect present for the teenage Lionel.

First edition. 8vo,. xii, 371 pp., title-page in red and black, colour frontispiece, 7 colour plates, circa 100 full-page and text illustrations, 2 folding coloured maps, original cream cloth-backed brown cloth boards gilt, bevelled edges, top edge gilt, others uncut, light soiling and a couple of creases to spine, a very good clean copy.

Provenance

Provenance: Lionel Nathan de Rothschild (1882-1942), bookplate and inscription to him from Israel Gollancz dated 1898.

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The first crossing of Spitsbergen

CONWAY, Sir William Martin

Stock code: 112938

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