Boston: Little Brown & Co., 1952. With drawings by Samuel Bryant. Stated First Edition. Green cloth, spine stamped in gold. Map endpapers. 344 pp. Previous owner's signature written neatly at top of free front endpaper. Book in fine condition. / Dust jacket shows a trace or wear at top and bottom edges and a touch of foxing at top edge of flaps. Overall jacket is very good. Item #337
Mr. Mowat tells the story of the People, the Ihalmiut, with pathos, humor and a consuming passion for his subject. In superb, lyrical prose he writes of their way of life, their history and their folk ways. . . . ."The emphasis throughout the book is on the strength and frailties of a people I have known and loved," writes Farley Mowat. "I have tried to present all the aspects of my people's lives as they must be seen - through the eyes which are not the aloof and probing instruments of men surveying an inferior species, but which have abandoned - as far as this is possible - preconceived standards of measurement. It is impossible for me to see with the eyes of an Eskimo. But I believe I have been able to see the People with eyes that do not belong to an 'outlander' either. This is a labor of love, and a small repayment to a race that gave me renewed faith in myself and in all men."