The South Pole.
Book Id: 8293
An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the "Fram", 1910-1912. Trans. from the Norwegian by A.G. Chater. Keedick, NY 1913, 1st US edition. A very bright copy of an important book - one of the scarcer Antarctic titles. Amundsen was the first to reach the South Pole. He sensibly chose dogs over ponies, and reached the Pole in 99 days. 2 vols., 392 pp. (&) 450 pp., 100 plates, 5 maps (3 folding), and 16 text figures. Spence # 18. Bright dark blue gilt stamped cloth, both the blue & the gilt very bright. The ffep & half title of Vol II are slt. foxed, & the front hinge is cracked, sml. rub on one board foredge, slt. defects in an otherwise outstanding copy.