*Our shops are open Monday - Saturday. Click here for more information about visiting us, and the safety measures that have been put in place.*

NANSEN, Fridtjof.

Farthest North.

Being the record of a voyage of exploration of the ship "Fram" 1893-96 and of a fifteen months' sleigh journey by Dr. Nansen and Lieut. Johansen.

New York, Harper & Brothers, 1897 Stock Code: 139571
£650.00

Reserve Ask us a question

Notes

First US edition of the official account of the first Fram expedition, "a remarkable achievement in Polar exploration" (PMM), undertaken "with the object of investigating the polar basin north of Eurasia by drifting in the ice with the currents northwest from the New Siberian Islands across or near the Pole" (Arctic Bibliography). "Nansen returned to international acclaim not only for the voyage itself but for its results, proof of a deep Arctic Ocean, free of any land masses or islands, and extensive data on magnetism, zoology, and oceanography. His account of the journey, Farthest North, was a worldwide bestseller and prepared him for an effective life of diplomacy" (Books on Ice). Farthest North is beautifully illustrated from photographs and from Nansen's own sketches, for which he "claims no artistic merit," but which are nonetheless highly atmospheric and effective. Like many of the polar books from the Heroic Age, this is a superbly produced work. The work was first published in the United Kingdom earlier the same year.

Confused? Read our glossary

Description

2 volumes, octavo (234 x 159 mm). Bound by Stikeman & Co. for Charles Scribners Son in mid-20th-century dark blue half morocco, blue cloth sides, titles to spines in gilt, gilt rules to covers, blue endpapers, top edges gilt, original cloth laid onto front pastedown of vol. I.

Illustrations

Etched frontispiece to volume 1, photogravure frontispiece to volume 2, title pages printed in red and black, 24 plates of which 16 in colour, 199 illustrations to the text, many full page, 4 folding colour maps in volume 1 end-pocket.

Condition

Touch of rubbing to tips, else a fine set, contents clean and unmarked, handsomely bound.

DELIVERY

With the exception of framed items*, Peter Harrington offers free delivery on all UK orders of rare books, maps and prints placed through this website. Delivery to USA and the rest of the world is similarly free for orders over £200.

View Full Delivery Details

 

ABOUT US

Established in 1969, Peter Harrington is one of the leading rare book firms in the world. It is a proud member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association – along with ILAB, the PBFA and Lapada – and from shops in Mayfair and Chelsea, London, sells rare books, prints and ephemera to customers across the world.

Email: mail@peterharrington.co.uk

Tel: +44 (0)20 7591 0220


ABA Antiquarian Bookseller Association ILAB International League of Antiquarian Booksellers LAPADA The Association of Art and Anatique Dealers PBFA Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association

Our Guarantee Page

Ask us a question

DO YOU HAVE A BOOK TO SELL?
OR
CAN’T FIND THE BOOK YOU’RE LOOKING FOR?

Contact us with details of the book you are interested in or selling and we will contact you

Sell Old Books Help me find a book