London: John Murray, 1912. Two volumes, 8vo. Photogravure frontispiece to each volume, 92 similar plates, 2 plates of manuscript facsimile, 6 maps and charts (3 folding), 16 charts and tables to the text. Original dark red cloth, gilt titles and enamelled Norwegian flags to spines and within simple red frame to front boards, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Provenance: W. S. Godfrey (ownership signatures on front free endpapers). A very good copy, light wear and pale spotting to cloth, endpapers discolored, tissue guards creased, some pale intermittent foxing. Item #404315
FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH, first impression, of Amundsen's legendary narrative of his race to the Pole.