Among Unknown Eskimo
An Account of Twelve Years Intimate Relations with the Primitive Eskimo of Ice-Bound Baffin Land, with a Description of Their Ways of Living, Hunting Customs & Beliefs
By Bilby, Julian W
Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1923. First Edition. 8vo. 280pp, Appendix (Eskimo Dieties), Index, Errata bound in on p.15. 15 photographic illustrations and fold-out map, other illustrations to text. Publisherâ€™s dark gray textured cloth with turquoise colored mask de-bossed on ruled front cover, spine titles lettered in turquoise. Covers and spine in excellent condition being preserved by rare dustjacket. Dustjacket is in fair condition but has served its purpose of preservation well. Internally very clean with strong un-cracked hinges, no foxing, folds or tears. Prior ownerâ€™s discreet signature on ffe (Prior owner was Land Washburn, renowned Arctic geologist). A complete copy in Near Fine condition with rare dustjacket. â€”Arctic Bibliography 1550A
An account of twelve years intimate relations with the primitive Eskimo of ice-bound Baffin Land, with descriptions of their ways of living, hunting customs and beliefs. Chapter titles include Baffin Island, Arctic Flora & Fauna, The Eskimo, The Building of the Village, The Sealing Grounds, Womanhood in the Arctic, Clothing â€“ Boat Building, Eskimo Dogs, Tribal Life, The Eskimo Language, Legends, The Conjurors, The Native Surgeon, Sport & Hunting and The Creatures of the Wild.