The South Pole: An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the "Fram", 1910-1912: Amundsen, Roald
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The South Pole: An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the "Fram", 1910-1912

Author(s): Amundsen, Roald

Copyright: 1912, Murray, London
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Condition: cloth corners bumped, nice color, vol 1 front hinge weakening, other hinges tight, both vols w/ inscription ‘Father 29 Nov 1912 from W.B. L.’, vol 1 w/ bp, map w/ orig folds & no tears, very good

1st ed, 1st prtg, thick 8vo, 2 vol, vI pp.xxxv, 392, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 81 bw illus, 2 maps (1 fldg); vII pp.x, 449, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 52 bw illus, 20 maps/charts (1 fldg), appendices, teg, burgundy red cloth, spines decorated w/ embossed & red-orange, blue, & white painted Norwegian flags & gilt lettering, front covers w/ red-orange frames dec w/ red-orange, blue, & white painted Norwegian flags & gilt lettering

Amundsen's classic account of the discovery of the South Pole in 1911. This was published three months before word of Capt. Scott’s death became known. First printings of this are becoming harder to find. A classic work in the annals of polar literature and a handsome set.

The bookplate in volume 1 is that of Baron Nathaniel Lindley (1828-1921) and the inscription is most likely from Lindley’s son Walter Barry Lindley. Baron Lindley was a member of the committee which made the final draft of instructions for Scott’s British National Antarctic Expedition (1901-04) and Antarctica’s Mount Lindley is named after him.

AB-USN 23-62.6, Conrad p.156, Karrow 15, Mackenzie 71, Renard 17, Rosove 9.A1, Spence 16, Stam p.95, Taurus 71.





















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