Category: Sport

EXPEDITION KON-TIKI [The Kon-Tiki Expedition] Stock code: 13673

Author / Artist:

Heyerdahl, Thor

Publisher:

Stockholm: Forum. 1949

Description:

First Swedish edition. Inscribed by the author and members of the expedition. Presentation binding [for the publisher] of coarse beige and brown flecked cloth, with titles in gilt on leather labels at the head of the brown cloth spine. The original pictorial wrappers bound in at the front and rear. Photographically illustrated throughout. A lovely near fine copy, the binding square and firm, the contents clean throughout. Rare in multi-signed state and with an excellent association.

Price:

£1,250.00

Notes:

Enthusiastically inscribed in verse by the author Thor Heyerdahl and expedition members Erik Hesselberg (with an original drawing), Knut Haugland (with an original drawing), Torstein Raaby and Herman Watzingerand on the half title. The recipient was Adam Helms, the head and founder of the publisher. The English translation was published the following year in 1950 and the book became a best-seller worldwide. The film of the expedition "Kon-Tiki", directed by Thor Heyerdahl won the 1951 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.