Sydpolen: den Norske Sydpolsfærd med Fram 1910-1912

Kristiania: Jacob Dybwads Forlag, 1912. First edition, 2 volumes, 8vo, pp. [8], 528; [6], 424; 46 leaves (5 double-page or folding) of black and white photographic illustrations, facsmilies, and color plates; contemporary thee-quarter blue morocco over marbled paper-covered boards, gilt-lettered spine in 6 compartments, decorative endpapers; boards a bit rubbed, two small chips to Vol. I spine, else a very good, attractive set. Amundsen had borrowed the Fram for a scientific voyage in the Arctic, but switched to the Antarctic upon hearing that Peary had reached the North Pole. His telegram, "Am going south," reached Scott in Melbourne and caused him as much consternation as the news of Peary's success had caused Amundsen, with good reason. Amundsen reached the South Pole a month before Scott, on December 15, 1911. Rosove 8.A2; Spence 14. Item #43162

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