Glimpses of the Barren Lands
By Captain Thierry Mallet
New York, 1930. Privately Printed by Revillon Freres. First Edition, First Printing. 8vo, 142pp., seven illustrations of Arctic travels in the Canadian wilderness. Quarter dark gray cloth with gray boards, red lettering on the front cover with silver rectangle device, no lettering on the spine. No prior ownership markings. A Near Fine + copy in excellent condition â€“ unusually well preserved.
Captain Mallet was an adventurer, fur trading-post inspector, businessman, and writer who was associated with the Paris based fur trade company Revillon Freres. Over 20 years, for part of each year, he spent time inspecting the fur trading posts in the Far North. Many of the stories included in this volume first appeared in the Atlantic Monthly. A very collectible book containing seven very well written and fascinating short stories of the Far North and focused on the history of the native eskimo population, fur trade and the Northern Territories of Canada. This book is an exceptional read by a very observant person and talent writer.