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Luigi Amedeo, Duke of the Abruzzi (1873-1933), left for the North Pole in 1899 on board the Polar Star. Unfortunately, he lost two fingers to frostbite on the journey, so was unable to participate in the sled ride to the Pole. Captain Cagni instead made the trip, reaching 86° 34' N, a new 'Farthest North' and, as the somewhat ungracious title of this book states, 'Farther North than Nansen'.
Title: Farther North than Nansen bein The Voyage of the Polar Star
Edition: 1901 First Edition
Location Published: Howard Wilford Bell: 1901
Book Condition: 97pp, 3 plates, 1 folding plate, original pictorial boards, some light soiling to boards, VG. A very scarce title.
Seller ID: 74398
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