Across Arctic America
Narrative Of The Fifth Thule Expedition
By Rasmussen, Knud
New York: Putnam, 1927. First Edition. Lg8vo, [xx], 388pp, 4 maps including one fold-out, full page black and white photographic images. No prior ownership markings. Publisherâ€™s blue cloth with bright gilt titles on spine and cover. Dust Jacket is unclipped and in good condition showing chipping and some loss at extremities â€”Â notably at top of dj spine. A well-preserved copy of an important narrative in Near Fine condition. Arctic Bibliography 14179
This is the classic Arctic exploration narrative by Danish explorer Knud Rasmussen documenting his most famous of seven Arctic expeditions. Rasmussen was a pioneering ethnologist with a love for his Inuit peoples. He was the first (in this 5th Thule Expedition) to cross the Northwest Passage by dog sled during an expedition that spanned nearly four years and covered over 20,000 miles (32,000 kilometers) by dog team. His collections of Eskimo myths, legends and stories were later published in ten volumes and have become the definitive study of the origin of Arctic Eskimo cultures spanning from Greenland to Alaska. He died at the young age of 54 in 1933 following his 7th Thule expedition. This first English edition is a translation of the 1925 Danish original.
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