By Nansen, Fridtjof
London: Longmans, Green. 1894. Book Condition: Very Good. 2nd Edition. 8vo â€“ 22.7 cm. [xvi], 350pp., 32pp. publisherâ€™s advertisements at rear, 16 full page illustrations, 16 woodcut illustration in text. Bright gilt title and illustration of kayaker on spine, cover with publisherâ€™s dark green cloth and bright gilt illustration of walrus and Eskimo hunter in kayak. Original black clay end-leaves with strong and un-cracked internal hinges; Moderate internal foxing, no prior ownership markings. Normal intermittent interior foxing throughout. A Near Fine complete and most handsome copy of a rare and significant publication in unusually well preserved original state condition. Very Scarce. â€” Arctic Bibliography 11979
The well-illustrated classic on the lifestyles, morals, religion, and sports among the Eskimos of Greenland. Nansen describes nearly all aspects of Eskimo life ranging from kayaking and hunting walrus to the holiest of holy marriage customs.