Deutsch  Français  Nederlands 

HEYERDAHL, THOR - [ADVANCE COPY]: Expedition Kon-Tiki. Stockholm, A. Bonniers, 1949.

. Pp. 206. With two maps (one coloured folded) and many photo illustrations. As issued in original printed wrappers. Housed in an artistic custom-made box. Advance copy of the first Swedish edition, translated by Bengt Danielsson, member of the expedition. Exceptional copy with a dedication by Yvonne and Thor Heyerdahl.The Kon-Tiki was a raft in which the Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl sailed across the Pacific Ocean from South America to the Polynesian islands in 1947. Heyerdahl's book about his experience was first published in Norwegian in 1948 and became a best-seller. It was republished and translated into several languages. The original Kon-Tiki raft is now on display at a museum in Bygd¿y (Oslo). The dedication is written by Thor to bookseller J.H. Nilsson on the front endpaper (translated): "[you] should have come with us on the journey and taken care of the half-women mermaids we met on arrival, i.e. those who were created as mermaids from the waist up, and as humans from the waist down! ". Above a drawing of a mermaid by his wife Yvonne together with a hearty greeting. The cover has some light discolouration, and a few small tears, the endpaper partly browned but a very good copy.
EUR 1000.00 [Appr.: US$ 1084.26 | £UK 879.75 | JP¥ 143675] Book number 121304

is offered by:

Charlotte Du Rietz Rare Books (ILAB)
Sibyllegatan 50A, 114 43, Stockholm, Sweden Tel.: +46 (0)70 4411183
Member of ILAB 

  Order this book

Ask for information

Back to your search results