The Northwest Passage, being the Record of a Voyage of Exploration of the Ship "Gjooa" 1903-1907.
London Archibald Constable & Co., 1908 First English language edition Ex Libris Ex Libris. 1st English edition. 2 Volumes bound in green buckram. Collation: Volume 1 & xiii, 335 pp. + portrait frontispiece, 1 folding colored map; Volume 2- ix, 397 pp. + frontispiece, folding colored map. Each volume has numerous photographic illustrations within text. Binding is sound and without defect. All edges of text with specked red ink. The pastedowns have institutional bookplate. There are also a number of institutional ink stamps in each book, mainly on both sides of title page and frontispiece of Vol. 1 and title page and first text pages of Vol. 2 and on maps in each volume. Very Good + Library Binding (Item ID: 0000125)
This is a remarkable voyage and the first successful navigation from the Atlantic to Pacific oceans through various straits around islands and coastal regions of Alaska, ending at Nome. No other explorer had accomplished this feat. This voyage is a great tribute to one of the world's greatest explorers. "It is claimed [that] Amundsen was the first to visit both poles, and the first to make both the northeast and northwest passages." (Haycox, Alaska Biblio. P. 22)