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CONWAY, William Martin, Sir (1856–1937). The First Crossing of Spitsbergen. London: J.M. Dent & Co., 1897.

Royal 8vo. 64 plates (8 colored including frontispiece), 2 folding maps. Original tan buckram–backed green cloth gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut (spine a touch sunned with some light spotting).

FIRST EDITION. “This volume is an account of the first season’s voyage to the island… They made in all 13 mountain ascents, produced a survey sketch of about 600 square miles of central West Spitsbergen, almost completed a circumnavigation of the main island, and made valuable geologic and natural history collections” Arctic Bibliography 3377. –– [With:] LACHAMBRE, Henri and Alexis MACHURON. Andrées Balloon Expedition in Search of the North Pole. New York: Frederick Stokes, 1898. 8vo. Frontispiece, numerous illustrations in text after photographs. Original blue cloth stamped in white (spine sunned, some light edgewear). FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH and the first biography of Salomon August Andrée including the 1896 balloon account to West Spitsbergen. Arctic Bibliography 9534. –– [With:] ANDRÉE, Salomon August. Minnesalbum. Malmo: Varldslitteraturens forlag, 1930. 8vo. 59 illustrations from photographs. Original gilt–lettered cloth. FIRST EDITION, issued to commemorate Andrée’s 1897 balloon expedition to the North Pole. Not in Arctic Bibliography. Laid in with 8 memorial photographic postcards of the expedition. Issued in the 1950s from a limitation of 400 sets.

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