The South Pole.
Book Id: 5695
Amundsen, Roald. The South Pole. John Murray, London 1912. 1st edition, 2nd printing, one month after the first. Overall a nice copy of an important book - One of the scarcer Antarctic titles by the first man to reach the South Pole. Amundsen sensibly chose dogs over ponies, and reached the pole in 99 days. Not in Spence; see Spence 16 for 1st UK edition. 2 vols, roy. 8vo. (xxxv) 392pp (&) (x) + 449pp. Red cloth w/pictorial Norwegian flag on cover, flags on spines rubbed but gilt lettering is bright. Spine cloth is slt. sunned.