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NANSEN, Fridtjof.
In Northern Mists. Arctic exploration in early times. By Fridtjof Nansen, Professor of Geography in the University of Christiana, etc. Translated by Arthur G. Chater.
LondonWilliam Heinemann, 1911. FIRST EDITION. 2 vols. Large 8vo. (25 x 18 cm.) pp.xi+384; [v]+416. Original blue cloth stamped in gilt and black, with original brown printed dust jackets. Light spotting to endleaves and edges, wrappers slightly worn at extremities, generally very good. Tipped in colour frontispieces and numerous text illustrations. Published at the behest of the Royal Geographical Society and in the same year as the Norwegian original, the book comprises a historical survey of the exploration of the Arctic from classical antiquity to Cabot and the Portuguese discoveries in the north-west, and includes an account of the Viking discovery of America. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]
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