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HEDIN, Sven.

From Pole to Pole....

A Book for Young People.

Availability: In stock

Published: London Macmillan and Co. Limited, 1912

Stock Code: 116844

£950
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OR On display in 43 Dover Street

Notes

First edition in English, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author, "Sir Robert Baden-Powell from his sincere friend and admirer Sven Hedin, Stockholm Dec 16. 1912" on the front free endpaper. With Baden-Powell's bookplate and the stamp of the Boy Scouts Association to the front pastedown. A superb association copy for the English edition of Hedin's autobiography, which was specially "abridged and edited for the use of English-speaking young people" (Publishers' Note). The Swedish Guide and Scout Association (Svenska Scoutförbundet) was founded in 1909 by physical education teacher Ebbe Liederath, who was inspired by Baden-Powell's Scouting for Boys, and Hedin himself was for a time its chief scout. Baden-Powell and Hedin may have first met when both delivered lectures at the Royal Scottish Geographical Society in 1903. Baden-Powell first visited Sweden in September 1911, and returned several times, describing it as "to my mind, one of the most delightful of countries" (The Spectator, 19 May 1928). First published in Swedish in 1911.

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Description

Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles and vignette to spine and front cover gilt, top edge gilt.

Illustrations

Portrait frontispiece with tissue-guard, 38 black and white plates and 26 maps in the text.

Condition

Library label removed from foot of spine. Spine lightly toned, slight rubbing to extremities, a few pale marks to sides, a very good copy.

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