STEFANSSON, Vilhjalmur. Discovery.

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STEFANSSON, Vilhjalmur. Discovery. New York, McGraw-Hill, [1964].

8vo. Original boards in blue and green, spine lettered in silver and gilt, pictorial dust-rapper, designed by Rupert Finegold, map endpapers in black and blue; pp. vii, 411, illustrated with plates after photos; wrappers a little marked, otherwise near fine.
First edition of the autobiography of one of the most inspiring polar explorers of the 20th century, who spent many a winter in the Arctic and completed the manuscript just a few days before his death. - Good mid-century book design.