Arthur Bain Life and Explorations of Fridjof Nansen 1897

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Author: Arthur Bain         

Title: Life and Explorations of Fridjof Nansen             

Publisher: New Revised Edition Enlarged Published By Walter Scott Ltd London 1897…………………………….. (See Pictures) 

Condition Of Book: London, Published by Walter Scott in Blue buckram cloth with gilt title lettering to the spine and upper cover with further gilt and silver embossed designs to the front cover and also to the spine.Illustrated with 14 black and white plates and one map.Green patterened endpapers present.There is one neat and small previous name to the front endpaper.All page edges are in gilt.The book has a firm binding with no hinge weakness.Gilt lettering remains vivid and bright.There are a few sporadic foxing spots within the text block and with just a little stitching showing through at front gutter hinge join.Fascinating account of the explorations of Nansen 8vo 449pp New Revised and Enlarged Edition [1897]    

Nansen born near Oslo became an expert in skating, tumbling, and swimming, but it was his expertise in skiing that was to play such a large role in his life. Not a massive man,he was tall, supple, strong, hard.  and he possessed the physical endurance to ski fifty miles in a day and the psychological self-reliance to embark on long trips, with a minimum of gear and only his dog for company.


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