ANDRÉE'S STORY: The complete record of his polar flight, 1897...Translated…

ANDRÉE'S STORY: The complete record of his polar flight, 1897...Translated from the Swedish by Edward Adams-Ray

New York: Viking, 1930. Second printing, same month as first. Blue cloth stamped in silver, pp xvi, 389, [3] + plates and maps (one folding); drawings in text. Spine and margins of covers sunned; tidy ink name on front free endpaper; yellowing to page edges; VG clean, tight and unworn otherwise. The dust jacket is poor - lacking the bottom two inches and half an inch at head; corner chips to panels; narrow chips along inner margin of front panel; internally repaired with rice paper; still, the front panel looks not too bad. Translated from the journals and diaries found on White Island in the summer of 1930. Includes 12 photos taken by the party which were successfully developed after surviving the ice for 33 years. The three men attempted a polar conquest in the baloon The Eagle in 1897, but the party was lost. 1.5 kg parcel; Tall octavo

Book ID: 30072
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