THE SOUTH POLE BY ROALD AMUNDSEN 1912 FIRST ENGLISH EDITION IN TWO VOLUMES
THE SOUTH POLE BY ROALD AMUNDSEN 1912 FIRST ENGLISH EDITION IN TWO VOLUMES
THE SOUTH POLE BY ROALD AMUNDSEN 1912 FIRST ENGLISH EDITION IN TWO VOLUMES
THE SOUTH POLE BY ROALD AMUNDSEN 1912 FIRST ENGLISH EDITION IN TWO VOLUMES
THE SOUTH POLE BY ROALD AMUNDSEN 1912 FIRST ENGLISH EDITION IN TWO VOLUMES
THE SOUTH POLE BY ROALD AMUNDSEN 1912 FIRST ENGLISH EDITION IN TWO VOLUMES
THE SOUTH POLE BY ROALD AMUNDSEN 1912 FIRST ENGLISH EDITION IN TWO VOLUMES
THE SOUTH POLE BY ROALD AMUNDSEN 1912 FIRST ENGLISH EDITION IN TWO VOLUMES
THE SOUTH POLE BY ROALD AMUNDSEN 1912 FIRST ENGLISH EDITION IN TWO VOLUMES
THE SOUTH POLE BY ROALD AMUNDSEN 1912 FIRST ENGLISH EDITION IN TWO VOLUMES
THE SOUTH POLE BY ROALD AMUNDSEN 1912 FIRST ENGLISH EDITION IN TWO VOLUMES
THE SOUTH POLE BY ROALD AMUNDSEN 1912 FIRST ENGLISH EDITION IN TWO VOLUMES
THE SOUTH POLE BY ROALD AMUNDSEN 1912 FIRST ENGLISH EDITION IN TWO VOLUMES
THE SOUTH POLE BY ROALD AMUNDSEN 1912 FIRST ENGLISH EDITION IN TWO VOLUMES
THE SOUTH POLE BY ROALD AMUNDSEN 1912 FIRST ENGLISH EDITION IN TWO VOLUMES
THE SOUTH POLE BY ROALD AMUNDSEN 1912 FIRST ENGLISH EDITION IN TWO VOLUMES
THE SOUTH POLE BY ROALD AMUNDSEN 1912 FIRST ENGLISH EDITION IN TWO VOLUMES
THE SOUTH POLE BY ROALD AMUNDSEN 1912 FIRST ENGLISH EDITION IN TWO VOLUMES
THE SOUTH POLE BY ROALD AMUNDSEN 1912 FIRST ENGLISH EDITION IN TWO VOLUMES
THE SOUTH POLE BY ROALD AMUNDSEN 1912 FIRST ENGLISH EDITION IN TWO VOLUMES
THE SOUTH POLE BY ROALD AMUNDSEN 1912 FIRST ENGLISH EDITION IN TWO VOLUMES
THE SOUTH POLE BY ROALD AMUNDSEN 1912 FIRST ENGLISH EDITION IN TWO VOLUMES
THE SOUTH POLE BY ROALD AMUNDSEN 1912 FIRST ENGLISH EDITION IN TWO VOLUMES
THE SOUTH POLE BY ROALD AMUNDSEN 1912 FIRST ENGLISH EDITION IN TWO VOLUMES
THE SOUTH POLE BY ROALD AMUNDSEN 1912 FIRST ENGLISH EDITION IN TWO VOLUMES
THE SOUTH POLE BY ROALD AMUNDSEN 1912 FIRST ENGLISH EDITION IN TWO VOLUMES
THE SOUTH POLE BY ROALD AMUNDSEN 1912 FIRST ENGLISH EDITION IN TWO VOLUMES
THE SOUTH POLE BY ROALD AMUNDSEN 1912 FIRST ENGLISH EDITION IN TWO VOLUMES
THE SOUTH POLE BY ROALD AMUNDSEN 1912 FIRST ENGLISH EDITION IN TWO VOLUMES
THE SOUTH POLE BY ROALD AMUNDSEN 1912 FIRST ENGLISH EDITION IN TWO VOLUMES

THE SOUTH POLE BY ROALD AMUNDSEN 1912 FIRST ENGLISH EDITION IN TWO VOLUMES

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[AMUNDSEN, ROALD]. The South Pole. An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the "Fram," 1910-1912. London: John Murray, 1912.

First edition in English. In two volumes (complete); cloth-bound; hardcovers; thick octavos (23.5 x 17cm); pp. xxxv, 392; x, 449. English text, translated from the Norwegian by A.G. Chater; bound in publisher's original red pictorial cloth, with the Norwegian flag on the spines and upper covers; top edges gilt, other edges unevenly cut; initial and terminal blanks plus half-titles present; with 21 maps and charts, 136 illustrations; appendices. Printed by Billing and Sons, Limited. Condition: GOOD. Bindings tight, secure and square with the joints and hinges intact. Spines very lightly sunned, minor bumping to ends, vol. 1 with portion of staining to lower cover and short tear to spine head. Contents compete, largely fresh and clean, with some trivial spotting and browning to endpapers, previous owner bookplate to front pastedowns. Scarce.

Notes: First edition in English, published the year before the New York edition and quite scarce. Amundsen had originally planned an expedition to repeat Nansen's drift with the Fram through the Arctic Ocean, and presumably to try for the north pole, but support for the project fell with the announcement of Cook's & Peary's accomplishments. He then turned toward the south, even though Scott's plans to attempt the south pole were well known, and was severely criticized (mostly in Great Britain) for competing with Scott. The two polar journeys were in marked contrast, and form part of one of the greatest dramas of exploration - Amundsen made the trip with dogs and skis, and with little difficulty, reaching the pole a month before Scott's party; Scott and four others reached the pole, but died on the return, just short of safety, after an heroic but ill-planned trip, dragging their own sleds. The English edition includes ten additional photographic illustrations not used in the original Norwegian version. Rosove, 9.A1; Spence 16.