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THE NORTH WEST PASSAGE. Being The Record of a Voyage of Exploration of the The Ship "Gjoa" 1903-1907 by Roald Amundsen with a Supplement By First Lieutenant Hansen Vice-Commander Of The Expedition
Archibald Constable and Company Limited, 1908. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good. 1st Edition; Vol I, xiii, 335, 1 colour fold-out map in rear, photogravure frontis,numerous b/w plates and illustrations; Vol II, ix, 397pp, fold-out map before index, numerous b/w plates and illustrations. The great Norwegian explorer and adventurer, Amundsen (1872-1928), commenced in 1903 a sailing voyage in the ship "Gjoa" which ended in 1906; and took him and his crew from east to west through the northwest Passage, in the course of which voyage he located the magnetic North Pole. Amundsen's first great adventure, for which he had to leave Norway in the dead of the night to avoid creditors, who wanted to seize his ship. The GJOA was the first vessel to transit the northwest passage, and the accomplishment brought fame to Amundsen, and gave him the resources to mount his successful 1910-12 South Pole expedition. Rebound , red cloth with gilt titling to spine. Library number on spine usual Ex.Libri with usual stamps and pockets. Maps at end of Volume I has a closed tear, but is in good condition. Very Good. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Antarctic; Inventory No: 1792. .
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