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The Siege of Polyus. Signed and inscribed copy.

The Siege of Polyus. Signed and inscribed copy.

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Lebedenko, A., Yuzhin, D. [The Siege of Polyus]. Osada Polyusa.

Cover by M. Razulevich.

Moskva-Leningrad, GIZ, 1929.
8vo, 358, [2] pp., ill.

In original illustrated binding. Signed and inscribed to title page.
In good condition, wear and small losses to cover edges, stain to front cover, stains to some pages.

Signed and inscribed by one of the authors to the writer Emily Mindlin (1900-1981): "Slavnomu pevtsu / Golfstrima i fiordov - / doktoru Mindlinu - / s druzheskim privetom / D. Yuzhin / 19 24/XII 29 / Moskva" [To the glorious singer off the Gulf Stream and fjords Doctor Mindlin with friendly regards D. Yuzhin 24/XII 1929 Moscow]. One of 10 000 copies printed.

This book is divided into two parts. The first part primarily focuses on the Norge airship's groundbreaking journey to the North Pole in May 1926. It has been meticulously compiled by Alexander Lebedenko (1892-1975), a participant in this historic expedition. The renowned polar explorer Roald Amundsen and the airship's designer and pilot, Umberto Nobile, led this remarkable endeavor.
The second part delves into the rescue operation of Umberto Nobile's North Pole expedition in 1928. It was authored by David Yuzhin (1892-1938/9), a crew member of the icebreaker "Krassin" and a journalist.

Yuzhin inscribed this book to Emily Mindlin, another crew member and writer, in December 1929 and mentioned Mindlin's own book titled "Gulf Stream and Fjords," which was published shortly afterward in 1930.
This book is enriched with a collection of photographs and maps.

We couldn't trace any copy of this edition in the USA or European libraries via OCLC.

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