NANSEN, Fridtjof The First Crossing of Greenland ... Translated from the Norwegian by Hubert Majendi Gepp. London, Longmans, Green and Company, 1895.
8vo. Original red cloth, decorated and lettered in silver, pp. xii, 452, 24 (publisher's catalogue), numerous woodcut illustrations; occasional light spotting, otherwise a very good copy of Nansen's classic narrative; mid 20th-century stamp of the Ranfurly Library Service (now Book Aid International).
New edition of the one-volume version. Nansen, a zoologist by training, led the first successful expedition to cross the Greenland ice sheet. The expedition team left Greenland's east coast in August 1888 and, once they had reached smooth, flat ground, used sail-propelled sledges to travel some of the distance, using skis to move over the more arduous terrain. The expedition team reached the west coast on September 25th.