The South Pole. An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the "Fram", 1910-1912.
New York: Lee Keedick, 1913. First American edition. Hardcover. 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. Translated from the Norwegian by A. G. Chater.
2 volumes. Royal 8vo, 392 pp. (&) 450 pp., 100 plates, 5 maps (3 folding), and 16 text figures. Spence 18. Bright dark blue gilt stamped cloth, title bright on front boards, a bit dulled on the spines. A mild ex-library copy, ex-Long Island Historical Society, with bookplates in the front and a raised blind stamp on titles and last page only; an unobtrusive pencil "W" indicating withdrawn at top and bottom of title page. Wrinkling of cloth on volume 2 lower spine, otherwise an extremely clean and bright copy. Good + condition. Item #13307