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NANSEN, FRIDTJOF: - The First Crossing of Greenland.

London, Longmans, Green, and Co., 1897, in-8vo, XII + 452 p. + 32 p. (catalogue), richly illustrated + 1 map, small legacy stamp 'Guggisberg', original publisher's red clothbound, title on spine and frontcover, light wear at spine ends and corners. Fine copy. ¶ Fridtjof Wedel-Jarlsberg Nansen (1861-1930) was a Norwegian explorer, scientist, diplomat, humanitarian and Nobel laureate. In his youth a champion skier and ice skater, he led the first crossing of the Greenland interior in 1888, and won international fame after reaching a record northern latitude of 86°13' during his North Pole expedition of 1893-96. Although he retired from exploration after his return to Norway, his techniques of polar travel and his innovations in equipment and clothing influenced a generation of subsequent Arctic and Antarctic expeditions. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.
CHF 200.00 [Appr.: EURO 176.25 US$ 206.96 | £UK 158 | JP¥ 23368] Book number 98057

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