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AMUNDSEN, Roald (1872–1928). Sydpolen: Den Norske Sydpolsfaerd med Fram 1910–1912. Kristiana: Jacob Dybwads, 1912.

2 volumes, 8vo. Sepia photographic frontispiece of Amundsen, numerous full–page plates and in text illustrations from photographs, facsimiles, plans, sketches and maps (2 folding at end). Original gilt–lettered pictorial cloth with photographic labels on upper covers, spines decorated in gilt (very light sunning to spines, evidence of unknown removal at feet, else fine).

FIRST NORWEGIAN EDITION. “The original Norwegian text of Amundsen’s pioneering march to the South Pole and safe return, was written before the fate of Scott and his men was known. Amundsen’s narrative was first published in serial form [see previous lot], to be bound up by purchasers after the last issue. Hard on the heels of the last issue this splendidly baroque cloth bound version was published…” (Taurus). A BRIGHT COPY. Conrad, p. 156; Rosove 8.A2.a (“uncommon”); Spence 14; Taurus 70.

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