HUNTING WITH THE ESKIMOS. THE UNIQUE RECORD OF A SPORTSMAN'S YEAR AMONG THE NORTHERNMOST TRIBE - THE BIG GAME HUNTING, THE NATIVE LIFE, AND THE BATTLE FOR EXISTENCE THROUGH THE LONG ARCTIC NIGHT.

By: Whitney, Harry. Introduction by Dillon Wallace.

Price: $25.00 USD

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Book Condition: Very Good+


453 pp, 8 5/8" H. Burgundy cloth with black title block, gilt lettering/banding on spine, gilt lettering/banding on front board - one of the Coles Canadian Collection. B&w photographs. A facsimile of the edition published by The Century Company, New York, 1910. "Here is an exciting episode to stir the blood of the most jaded adventure lover - a fourteen-month hunting expedition with the Eskimos of Greenland and Ellesmere Island in 1908-09. Thrilling incidents and hair-breadth escapes were the fortune of Whitney and his Eskimo guides and companions in their quest for polar bear, wolves, musk-ox, seal, and narwhal. The fast-paced, concise style makes every page absorbing reading, as he documents a life of constant battle for survival in the Arctic territory at the turn of the century. Innumerable photographs and extensive observations of the Eskimo way of life make this book a unique contribution to the early study of Arctic regions and their peoples. Breath-taking drama unfolds from the first page, when the author departs aboard Admiral Peary's exploratory sailing ship; through the last page, when an injured sailor is lost and, finally, tragically abandoned as the party leaves for home. Through the pages of this book, we discover life as it existed in the Arctic frontier of a century ago." A few tiny soiling specks on boards. Dust jacket has very light rubbing, light wrinkling at top of rear flap, minor soiling on spine.

Title: HUNTING WITH THE ESKIMOS. THE UNIQUE RECORD OF A SPORTSMAN'S YEAR AMONG THE NORTHERNMOST TRIBE - THE BIG GAME HUNTING, THE NATIVE LIFE, AND THE BATTLE FOR EXISTENCE THROUGH THE LONG ARCTIC NIGHT.

Author Name: Whitney, Harry. Introduction by Dillon Wallace.

Categories: History and Travel, Sports, Canada - Native Peoples, Canada - Sports, Canada - Territories / Arctic,

Edition: Facsimile Edition.

Publisher: Toronto, Coles: 1974

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good+

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 28099

Keywords: Bear Hunting, Humboldt Glacier, Inuit, Ingloos, Christmas, Ice, Walrus, Glaciers, Ellesmere, Musk Ox, Smith Sound, Narwhal, Duck, Shooting, Adventure, Whales, Blubber, Erik, Etah Harbour, Deer, Kayaks, Ice Fishing, Sledges, Seal, Arctic Hare, Auks, Snow Blindness, Littleton Island, Icebergs, Labrador, Polar Bears, Kulutinguah.,