Principal account of the first expedition to winter on the Antarctic Peninsula, by Otto Nordenskjöld (1869-1928), the leader of the 1901-1904 Swedish Antarctic Expedition. Though considered a scientific success, the expedition met numerous difficulties, including the sinking of the ship (the Antarctic) and a forced winter spent on Snow Hill Island.
Nordenskjöld’s account was first published in Swedish and German in 1904, and the English translation was intended for the same year, eventually appearing early in 1905.
First English edition. 8vo, xviii, , [2 (plate)], 3-608 pp., with copious half-tone illustrations, maps, and charts in text (of which many full-page), frontispiece portrait, 4 colour plates, and 4 maps with printed colour (of which 3 folding, 2 large); minimal spotting to half-title, large maps neatly laid on archival linen; publisher’s green cloth, lettered in gilt and printed in black; lightly rubbed at extremities, spine a little sunned, splits to hinges, nonetheless a good copy.
E.J.C. Kendall (pencil ownership inscription to front free endpaper).
Taurus, 33; Rosove, 240.A1.
Stock ID: 98637