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Sydpolen: Den Norske Sydpolsfaerd med Fram 1910-1912 The South Pole: The Norwegian South Polar Expedition in the Fram 1910-1912
Kristiania: Jacob Dybwads 1912 - With: original sales receipt dated 18 May 1912 loosely tipped into Part 1. Kristiania: Jacob Dybwads, [May-September] 1912. 40 parts, First Edition, First Issue. 8vo. Collated Complete with: sepia photographic frontispiece of Amundsen, 4 leaves of plates (2 each in parts 1 and 2) not found in the bound edition, 48 plate leaves, 4 maps including 3 coloured, one double-page and 2 fold-out, numerous text illustrations, publisher's instructions for private binders at front of Part 40. Original paper wrappers decorated with circular photograph set within a surround of penguins, the first two parts coloured silver with red and blue Norwegian flag, and the remainder light blue-green as called for. All 40 parts in Good+ condition, some pages untrimmed and with small chips and frays Ñ to be expected with this delicate set. Very Scarce First Issue of Amundsen's classic account of his victorious expedition to the South Pole. ÑRosove 8.A1.1. This 40 part issue of Sydpolen was followed by Jacob Dybwads' 2-volume edition and translated immediately into English, Danish, French, and German. This official account is exceptionally difficult to find in the original parts. Rosove lists only 2 copies of the original 40 parts issue. Now protected in two elegant custom clam-shell boxes in Quarter burgundy morocco and black buckram - interior in black silk moray cloth, spine with five raised bands ruled in gilt, gilt titles and de-bossed decorative motifs. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]
      [Bookseller: Chet Ross Rare Books, ABAA]
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