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ASTRUP, Eivind (1871–1895). With Peary Near the Pole. Translated from the Norwegian by H.J. Bull. London: C. Arthur Pearson, 1898.

8vo. Portrait frontispiece, folding map at end, numerous in text illustrations. Original gilt–decorated burgundy cloth, top edge gilt, others uncut (renewed endpapers, spine gently sunned). Provenance: I.R. Thomson (engraved bookplate).

FIRST ENGLISH EDITION, originally published in Norwegian as Blandt Nordpolens Naboer (1895). Astrup was a member of Peary’s North Greenland Expedition of 1891–92, and the Second Peary expedition of 1893–95. Astrup narrates the sledge journey over the icecap, as well as his own cartographic expedition to Melville Bay. Roald Amundsen considered Astrup to be an inspiration for his own quests. Arctic Bibliography 777.

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