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    The First American Edition of Amundsen's Account of his Travels to the South Pole

    Roald Amundsen. The South Pole: An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the 'Fram' 1910-1912. London and New York: John Murray and Lee Kedrick, 1913. First American edition. Two octavo volumes. xxxv, [1], 392; x, 449 pages. With numerous plates, diagrams, maps (a few folding), facsimiles inserted throughout. Publisher's full blue cloth, front boards ruled in blind and lettered in gilt, spines ruled and lettered in gilt. Spines a bit darkened and rubbed, some rubbing and very light soiling to bindings, volume I has a numerical ink stamp on the front free endpaper, and page 391 is coming a bit loose, volume II's front hinge is starting, and the leading edge of the fold-out diagram of the "Fram" is worn. Text a bit thumbsoiled. Still, a very good set.
    Spence 18.


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