Eskimo Life ... Translated by William Archer
Eskimo Life ... Translated by William Archer

NANSEN, Fridtjof. Eskimo Life ... Translated by William Archer.

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NANSEN, Fridtjof Eskimo Life ... Translated by William Archer. Longmans, Green, and Co. 1894.

8vo. Publisher's original green cloth, image of Eskimo in kayak harpooning walrus blocked in gilt to upper cover, image of Eskimo fishing from kayak blocked in gilt to spine, lettered in gilt; pp. xvi, 350, [2, blank], (24 publisher's catalogue, dated August 1893); 16 full-page wood-engravings, 15 wood-engraved illustrations to text; binding minimally rubbed and bumped, from Bradford Library and Literary Society with their contemporary bookplate inside front cover and their faint stamps on the versos of the plates, sometimes in the margins, one plate with small marginal flaw, otherwise internally clean and fresh.
Second edition, actually a second print-run of an uncommon title. An account of Eskimo life and ways based on Nansen's experiences among them during the Norwegian Greenland Expedition of 1888-1889. 'For one whole winter we were cut off from the world and immured among the Greenlanders. I dwelt in their huts, took part in their hunting, and tried, as well as I could, to live their life and and learn their language. (Author's Preface).
Arctic Bibliography 11982.
Provenance: From the polar collection of the architect Peter Peretti.