The First Crossing of Greenland.
NANSEN Fridtjof (1890.)
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First English edition. 2 vols. Numerous illustrations plus 12 plates and 5 folding maps. 8vo. Silver-pictorial cloth, top edges silver; cloth a little bumped at the extremities, spines lightly sunned, occasional foxing, old clear tape repairs to short tears to the blank stub panel (and the verso of one short fold) of the map, pp 129-144 and 161-176 are duplicated. But a very good copy. London,
Having sailed through the waters surrounding Greenland in 1882, Nansen returned six years later where, accompanied by five others, he made the first crossing of Greenland from east to west. His detailed account includes lengthy discussions on equipment and preparations, a history of previous attempts to cross the island, and ethnographic information on the Eskimo, as well as the scientific results.
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