Sails Over Ice
By Captain “Bob” Bartlett
Signed by Bartlett on the front ffe, ‚ÄúR.H.H., from Cap‚Äôn Bob, July ‚Äė42‚ÄĚ.
London / New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons. 1934, 1st Edition. Octavo in publisher‚Äôs oatmeal colored linen with scarce dust jacket. Frontispiece portrait and black-and-white photographic plates (both sides). A Near Fine copy in Near Fine unclipped dust-jacket. Very Scarce in dust-jacket and signed by Bartlett on the front ffe, ‚ÄúR.H.H., from Cap‚Äôn Bob, July ‚Äė42‚ÄĚ. ‚ÄĒArctic Bibliography 1110
The story of the schooner ‘Elfie M. Morrissey’ under the command of Captain Bob Bartlett, and her trips to Greenland, Alaska and the Canadian Arctic from 1925-33. Foreword by Lawrence Perry. A collection of salty but true Arctic sea tales by Bartlett written in his inimical style as though he was talking from the end of the bar ‚ÄĒ although he never drank, smoke or married.
In 1924, after his expeditions with Peary and Stefansson, he purchased the Effie M. Morrissey. Bartlett sailed the schooner North on numerous voyages and expeditions. Included are chapters on his voyages to Labrador, north Greenland, Foxe Channel, Bering Strait, East Greenland ‚ÄĒ ‚Äúthe land of the Eskimos‚ÄĚ, and back to north Greenland to erect the Peary Memorial Pillar.