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The South Pole: An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the ‘Fram’ 1910 -1912 -- Signed by Amundsen
New York: Lee Keedick 1913 - Signed in the year of publication: Best Wishes, Roald Amundsen, Feb. 1st, 1913, Chicago in Volume I on the front free endleaf. This set was signed in Chicago during Amundsen’s first visit to the United States after returning from his conquest of the South Pole in 1912. New York: Lee Keedick, 1913, First Edition, 2 volumes complete in Near Fine Condition and in custom clam shell box. Volume I: [xxxv] 392pp. thick large 8vo with untrimmed pages and gilt tops, original publisher’s blue blind ruled cloth with very bright gilt on spine and cover. Frontis of Amundsen with tissue guard, Introduction by Fridtjof Nansen, 82 photographic images (mostly full page), full page map and color fold out map attached at rear. Complete with the folded plan of the ‘Fram’. Volume II: [x] 449pp. thick large 8vo with untrimmed pages and gilt tops, original publisher’s blue blind ruled cloth with very bright gilt on spine and cover. Frontis of Amundsen with tissue guard. Appendix I, II, III, IV, & V; Index; 52 photographic illustrations (mostly full page), 20 maps and charts including fold out toward rear. Spence 18, Renard 20, Conrad p. 113, Rosove 9.B2.a The detailed, well-written first person account documenting Roald Amundsen’s successful expedition whose primary intention was the conquest of the South Pole – begun on February 10, 1911 and achieving the South Pole on December 14, 1911 at 3:00pm with a temperature of -10ºf. Amundsen and his expedition team departed the South Pole on December 17 and arrived at their winter quarters in January 1912, covering a total of approximately 1,750 miles round trip while averaging nearly 15.5 miles per day. Aside from successfully being the first expedition to attain the South Pole, the expedition also achieved significance by determining the extent and character of the Ross Barrier, and by discovering the 530 mile-long mountain range connecting South Victoria Land and King Edward VII Land, This mountain range was named the Queen Maud Mountains by Amundsen. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
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