Unsolved Mysteries of the Arctic
Signed by Vilhjalmur Stefansson (Author), Rockwell Kent (Illustrator) and Stephen Leacock (Introduction)
New York: Macmillan Company 1938. Special Limited edition 200 copies â€“ this being copy #134 / 200. 8vo â€“ 22.4cm.; 381pp., frontis illustration with tissue guard by and signed Rockwell Kent, five maps, Bibliography. Publisherâ€™s blue with silver speckled cloth, black spine with darkened paper title label. Good + copy with slight wear to boards, damp stain along inner hinges, ffe and half-title page, otherwise clean and tight. Signed by Rockwell Kent beneath the frontis; signed by Stephen Leacock after Introduction, signed twice and inscribed by Vilhjalmur Stefansson on the dedication leaf.
One of the leading authorities on the Arctic discusses unexplained tragedies in the area including: The Disappearance of the Greenland Colony (the disappearance of 9000 Norse settlers in the Middle Ages); The Strange Fate of Thomas Simpson, Canadian explorer; The Lost Franklin Expedition; How Did AndreÃ© Die (balloon voyage, 1897); The Missing Soviet Flyers.