VILHJALMUR STEFANSSON - AUTOGRAPH DOCUMENT SIGNED IN TEXT - HFSID 312323
Sale Price $270.00
Canada's "Prophet of the North" lists six book titles and authors, most relevant to his Arctic exploration.
Autograph Document signed in text: "Vilhjalmur Stefannsson, 67 Morton St., NYC". 1 page, 8x7. His handwritten list of 6 book titles and authors, including "Polar Colonization" by Howgate, and "Antarctica", by E. E. Balch. This is either a list of books ordered, or a set of recommended readings. Vilhjalmur Stefansson (1879-1962) was an Arctic explorer and scientist who spent a total of ten winters and seven summers exploring Canada's northern regions. Stefansson, referred to as the "Prophet of the North", covered a distance of nearly 20,000 miles in his travels on foot and by dogsled, living among and adopting the clothing and habits of the native Inuit people. Stefansson, who became a lecturer at Dartmouth in the 1930s and 1940s, did much to change the image of the Arctic through his lectures and writings, portraying the region as friendly and hospitable. Vertical crease fold through center. Toned around edges. Otherwise, fine condition.
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