Título: Farthest North Two Volumes
Editorial: Harper & Bros., New York
Año de publicación: 1897
Condición del libro: Near Fine
Edición: First American Edition.
587pgs, 706pgs.frontispieces.Dark gray cloth, embossed circular rope , with lantern and wreath gilt design. Top edge Gilt. 4 maps in pockets of Volume 1. (Pockets leave shadow on opposite page)Profusely illustrated with hundreds of black and white illustrations in both volumes. including 16 color plates. Smudge on verso of frontispiece of volume II frontispiece, 1/8" closed tears on upper and lower spines internally fine, unmarked. Attractive presentable set. In September of 1893, Norwegian zoologist Fridtjof Nansen and crew manned the schooner Fram, intending to drift, frozen in the Arctic pack-ice, to the North Pole. When it became clear that they would miss the pole, Nansen and companion Hjalmar Johansen struck off by themselves. Racing the shrinking pack-ice, they attempted, by dog-sled, to go "farthest north." They survived a winter in a moss hut eating walruses and polar bears, and the public assumed they were dead. In the spring of 1896, after three years of trekking, and having made it to within four degrees of the pole, they returned to safety Size: Thick 8vo. N° de ref. de la librería 025173
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