Kristiania, H. Aschehoug & co, 1897. Frst Norwegian Edition. Hardcover. Royal 8vo., 526 + 553, 3/4 cloth & marbled boards, 2 v. fronts., illus., plates (part col.) ports., 3 color folding maps, folding diagram > Rids af Fram. Near fine. Item #9761
"Fridtjof Wedel-Jarlsberg Nansen 10 October 1861 – 13 May 1930) was a Norwegian explorer, scientist, diplomat, humanitarian and Nobel Peace Prize laureate. In his youth he was a champion skier and ice skater. He led the team that made the first crossing of the Greenland interior in 1888, traversing the island on cross-country skis. He won international fame after reaching a record northern latitude of 86°14 during his Fram expedition of 1893–1896. Although he retired from exploration after his return to Norway, his techniques of polar travel and his innovations in equipment and clothing influenced a generation of subsequent Arctic and Antarctic expeditions."wikipedia.