Lost in the Arctic
Being the Story of the ‘Alabama’ Expedition, 1909 â€“ 1912
By Captain Ejnar Mikkelsen ~ Signed by Mikkelsen
London: William Heinemann, 1913. First Edition. Sm4to – 25.1 cm, (xviii), 400 pp., Index. Illustrated with 111 photographic images and large fold-out colour map bound at rear “Showing the Route of Capt. Ejnar Mikkelsen’s Expedition 1909-1912”. Original publisherâ€™s green cloth with ruled border; stamped in bright silver with title and Arctic scene on front board, title and spine silver with beginning loss, publisherâ€™s colophon embossed on rear board, frontis of Mikkelsen with tissue guard. A Very Good+ copy with no foxing, folds or tears. Prior ownerâ€™s nautical book plate inside from cover, some soiling to boards. An unusually clean and bright copy with tight un-cracked hinges. Signed and inscribed by Mikkelsen on the ffe. â€”Arctic Bibliography 11428
The first person account of the ‘Alabama’ Expedition, 1909-1912 lead by Captain Ejnar Mikkelsen. This is a well-written and extensively illustrated account of a three-year long expedition responsible for charting much of the east coast of Arctic Greenland. The crew was small and the â€˜Alabamaâ€™, a small ship would eventually be broken down for its wood. Mikkelsen set out on this grueling three-year journey which ultimately proved to be a testament to human survival and endurance. The book is a very good read and a compellng account of endurance, survival, Eskimo culture and Arctic geology in Greenland.