Amundsen, Roald - THE SOUTH POLE
Amundsen, Roald. THE SOUTH POLE. London, 1912, John Murray, First U.K. Edition. 2 volume set, Xxxv + 392 pp; x + 449 pp. Complete with 3 folding maps, folding plan, 103 plates. Original maroon cloth, top edge gilt, usual fading to flags on spine but generally cloth bright and internally sound, an excellent set. This is Amundsen's primary exploration account of his team's attainment of South Pole, December 1911. They had arrived 34 days before Scott, whose entire team perished on return. Amundsen's modest account of his extraordinary South Pole exploit is a classic in the exploration literature (Rosove). Decorative Boards with Norwegian Flags, handsome set of this scarce First Edition, somewhat foxed throughout, bumped corners. VG.