Unsolved Mysteries of the Arctic

STEFANSSON, Vilhjalmur / KENT, Rockwell / LEACOCK, Stephen

ONE OF 200 COPIES, TRIPLE SIGNED BY VILHJALMUR STEFANSSON, ROCKWELL KENT, AND STEPHEN LEACOCK

STEFANSSON, Vilhjalmur Unsolved Mysteries of the Arctic

Macmillan (For The Explorer's Club), 1938.

First edition, number 136 of 200 copies printed for the Explorer's Club and signed on the limitation page by Vilhjalmur Stefansson (the author), on the frontis by Rockwell Kent (the illustrator) and at the end of the introduction by Stephen Leacock (who wrote the introduction). Original quarter cloth over paper covered boards, in the original dustwrapper. Frontispiece illustration by Rockwell Kent, and four maps. A near fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper, reinforced to the head of the spine.

This special edition of 1938 precedes the trade edition of 1939.
In the book, Stefansson covers a number of Arctic mysteries, including the disappearance of the European colony in Greenland, the lost Franklin expedition (1847), the fate of Thomas Simpson's Northwest Passage expedition (1840), S.A. Andree's ballooning expedition (1897), and the missing Soviet fliers (1937).

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