Nansen, Fridtjof - THE FIRST CROSSING OF GREENLAND

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Nansen, Fridtjof. THE FIRST CROSSING OF GREENLAND. London, 1890, Longmans, Green and Co, First U.K. Edition. Translated from the Norwegian by Hubert Majendie Gepp. Two Volume Set: Vol. I, XXII, 510 pp, 2 folding maps in colour, frontispiece and 6 other full-page plates, 78 other woodcut illustrations; Vol. II, ,X, 509 pp, 2 folding maps in colour, frontispiece and 4 other full-page plates, 72 other woodcut illustrations, 24 pp of adverts. Nobel Laureate Nansen's account of his innovative crossing of Greenland using skis, 1888-1889, when most believed the risk of using skis was folly. Despite many difficulties and delays he and five others successfully reached the west coast in time to winter at Godthab."" Among other things

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