New York: Reynal and Hitchcock, (1941). Illustrated by the author with line drawings, black and white photographs and three water colors. Signed Limited First edition. 339 pp. 8vo. beige buckram with red leather spine stamped in gold. Deckled fore-edge. Top edge gilt. Very good to near fine. There is a little rubbing to top and bottom edges of spine. A few faintly visible specks of foxing on front cloth cover and a little more on back cover. Item #208
The story of this explorer's 20,000 mile journey into the North, begun in 1938 in Ottawa, Canada with the goal of living the Eskimo life, not to measure it with instruments of precision. "A good part of this book, therefore, becomes of itself the story of the encounter of two mentalities, and of the gradual substitution of the Eskimo mentality for the European mentality within myself." - from the author's foreword.