Amundsen, Roald. THE SOUTH POLE: An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the "Fram", 1910-1912. Translated from the Norwegian by A. G. Chater. 2 vols., thick med. 8vo (approx.; 227 mm. by 165 mm.), First U.S. Edition; Vol. I, pp. xxxvi, 392; folding tinted General Map of the South Polar Region at end, 1 other map, 57 plates; Vol. II, pp. x, 450(last blank); 2 folding and 2 full-page charts, 16 other maps & charts, 43 plates, 7 text figures, folding sectional diagrams of the "Fram", 5 scientific appendices, index; original dark blue cloth, lettered boldly in gilt; (slight wear to spine ends; name on endpapers); top edges gilt, others uncut; a very good set; very scarce. New York; Lee Keedick; 1913.
***Spence 18; Rosove 9.B2; Renard 20 (variant, see below). This first U.S. edition consists of the sheets of the first London Edition (first impression), with the title-leaf and last leaf in each volume amended. In most copies, these four leaves are replaced by cancel leaves with the U.S. details, but in a few copies (as this one) the last leaves are the original English ones, with the English imprints neatly erased (as issued). It is identical in content to the First London Edition. The details of neither of these two variants of the U.S. edition is explicitly noted by Rosove. #62497

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