New York: Harper & Brothers, 1897. First American edition. Hardcover. Large 8vo. Two volumes, 587 pp.; 714 pp. Brown cloth with gilt lettering and decorations in gold, silver, green, and red on front board. Top edges gilt. Frontispiece with tissue guard in each volume, numerous illustrations and 16 color plates, four folding color maps (in protective holders on the front and rear boards) in volume one. Appendix by Otto Sverdrup, Captain of the Fram. A handsome set of this first-hand account of the expedition led by Nansen to the North Pole from 1893 to 1896. Original owner's signature and date (March 22, 1897) in pencil on the free front endpaper of volume one Arctic Bibliography 11983. Near Fine. Item #00007090
Near Fine set with slight separation between the backstrip and the top textblock on volume one, light rubbing to bottom of spines of both volumes, offsetting to the endpapers of volume one from the cut-outs in the protective map holders.