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    The Life of an Arctic Explorer

    Roald Amundsen. My Life as an Explorer. Garden City: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1927. First Edition. Signed by Roald Amundsen on front fly-leaf. Octavo. 282 pages. Title page in red and black. Photo frontispiece of the Gjoa, Amundsen's boat; facsimiles of Radiogram wireless telegrams and maps. Bound in blue cloth with gilt titles on upper board and spine. Binding rubbed and soiled. Rear hinge repaired. Bookplate on front pastedown, ink gift inscription on front fly-leaf beneath Amundsen's signature. Pages over-opened between 186 and 187, as well as, 234 and 235. Occasional foxing, smudges or faint stains. Very good.

    Roald Amundsen (1872-1928) was a renowned Norwegian Polar explorer. This was his last published book, just one year before his tragic death in a plane on an Arctic rescue mission (June 18, 1928).


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