HANSSEN, Helmer. Voyages of a Modern Viking … Foreword By Vice-Admiral E. R. G. R. Evans. London, George Routledge & Sons Ltd., 1936.
8vo. Original cloth in the rarely seen and beautiful dust-wrapper designed by Holland (price-clipped); pp. x, 216; 6 plates from photos, one double-page map of the Arctic; wrappers professionally strengthened on the verso along margins and with minimal wear to extremities; a little spotting (more so initially and at the end), due to offsetting from frontispiece and endpapers; contemporary neat ownership inscription of A. G. Magnus of Finchley, inside front cover; an exceptional copy.
First edition. Hanssen accompanied Amundsen on the Gjoa expeditions through the North West Passage and to the South Pole, using Nansen's Fram. His is the only other personal account of the latter expedition to appear in English. Hanssen was one of the first five people to reach the South Pole on 14 December 1911.
Not in Spence; Renard 649; Rosove 159.A1 (uncommon); Taurus Collection 73.