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AMUNDSEN, Roald Nordostpassagen, Maudfaerden Langs Asiens Kyst 1918 - 1920. H. U. Sverdrups Ophold Blandt Tsjuktsjerne Godfred Hansens Depotekspedition 1919-1920.
Kjobenhavn, Berlin, London. Kristiania Gyldendalske Boghandel . 1921.
thick tall8vo, The First Edition, [viii],467p., portrait, numerous plates and illustrations from photographs, with 5 maps (4 folding), title page printed in red and black, bound in contemporary half dark brown morocco, light brown on the spine, blind ruled raised bands, double crushed morocco labels in gilt ruled top and bottom borders, ink stain on the top front corner affecting the first seven leaves, otherwise fine condition, attractively bound. (Ar) A.B. 399. Popular narrative of the first two years of Amundsen's Maud expedition, 1918-1925, undertaken to attempt a drift in waters north of Siberia and to make oceanographic, meteorological, aerological and magnetic observations. Contains plans for the expedition, account of the voyage from Norway, July 1918, via Khabarovo, and Dikson Harbor, to the Cape Cheluyuskin coast and the wintering there, Sept. 1918 - Aug. 1919. Describes the preparation of the Maud for wintering, erection of an observatory on the coast, daily life, hunting and sledge trips during the spring of 1919 to explore and map Cape Chelyuskin. .


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