Observations faites au Cap Thordsen, Spitzberg, par l'expédition suédoise publiées par l'Academie Royale des Sciences de Suède. Eight parts (I:1-4 and II:1-4) in five volumes. Stockholm, P. A. Nordstedt & söner, 1886-91.
4to. Pp. (ii), 40 with two plates and one map; pp. (iv), 55 with two folding maps; pp. (vi), 278 with 13 plates; pp. (ii), 237, (1) with 47 plates; pp. (viii), 409 wiht 30 plates; pp. (ii), 53 with five plates; pp. (ii), 20; (ii), 27. Uncut and unopened copy in original printed wrappers, volume I:iv in plain wrappers. Occasionally some minor staining. First edition of the scientific results of the Swedish Svalbard expedition of 1882-83 headed by Nils Ekholm. It contains information about meterology, geomagnetism, and autoral studies together with an historical report of the activities and events during the expedition. For the International Polar Year of 1882-3 the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences, with government and private backing, sponsored an expedition to establish a scientific station in Mosselbukta on the North Coast of Spitzbergen. Due to heavy ice that season an alternative site at Cap Thordsen on the north shore of Isfjorden was used. The present set of reports was the only publication to appear following the return of the expedition. The expedition team included Salomon August Andrée, later to lead his own ill-fated expedition to the North Pole. Arctic Bibliography 494, 2873-4, 4439-41, 6414 & 16443. Hulth A91, A205, A274, A276-7, A279-80, A724. De Geer, Swedish Spitzbergen Maps 35-37. (Exploration internationale des régions polaires 1882-1883). Gösta H. Liljequist ÒHigh LatitudesÓ, pp. 173-85.
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