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VILHJALMUR STEFANSSON - INSCRIBED BOOK SIGNED 1922 - HFSID 9708

VILHJALMUR STEFANSSON His observations of the Eskimos and exploration of the Canadian Arctic. Book inscribed and signed: "To Louis J. Alby/from his friend/Viljalmur Stefansson/New York/October 3 1922" on the first flyleaf. His book, The Northward Course of Empire, 314p, 5x7½, hardcover.

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VILHJALMUR STEFANSSON
His observations of the Eskimos and exploration of the Canadian Arctic.
Book inscribed and signed: "To Louis J. Alby/from his friend/Viljalmur Stefansson/New York/October 3 1922" on the first flyleaf. His book, The Northward Course of Empire, 314p, 5x7½, hardcover. Harcourt, Brace and Company, New York: 1922. First edition. From the Introduction: "This brilliant and adventurous journey by Stefansson across the polar pack, 'living off the country,' and the substantial contributions to geography and many other branches of science brought back by himself and his staff have been justly applauded as distinguishing a notable arctic expedition. The contribution of most value to mankind brought back by Stefansson, however, is his appreciation that far northern lands are not the dread icy deserts of the popular belief but are possessed of a variety of resources and are available for occupation by civilized man...With appealing literary charm he has developed here and elsewhere the story of the 'livability' of the Far North, and shown that this hitherto dreaded region offers a welcome to men of the stamp of the early pioneers of America...." Stefansson, who adapted himself to the Eskimo way of life, made numerous expeditions to the Canadian Arctic. This book was published four years after his record-setting five-year exploration of the polar region (1913-1918). No dust jacket. Covers are slightly worn at edges, shaded at spine from exposure to light. Internally sound and in fine condition.

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