The Adventure of Wrangel Island


The purpose of this exploration was to colonize Wrangel Island north of Siberia, where the eleven survivors of the disastrous Canadian Arctic Expedition of 1914-18 had lived from January to September 1914.


Ill-equipped and ill-prepared and lacking in experience, all four members of the expedition died, the only survivor being an Inuk woman, Ada Blackjack, whom they had brought along from Alaska as a seamstress.

This disaster brought condemnation from the public and severely tainted Stefansson’s reputation.


Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Small rubs on corners; spine tips rubbed. Previous owner's bookplate on front paste-down. folding colored map, frontispiece & 16 double-sided plates


REF: Arctic Bib. 16774.

Title: The Adventure of Wrangel Island

Author Name: Stefansson, Vilhjalmur . "With the Collaboration of John Irvine Knight, Upon the Diary of Whose Son Errol Lorne Knight, The Narrative is Mainly Based."

Categories: A. TRAVEL, GEOGRAPHY & EXPLORATION, Canada, Exploration, Polar Exploration,

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Publisher: New York:, Macmillan,: 1925.

Binding: Hardcover.

Book Condition: Very Good lacking Jacket.

Type: Book

Size: 8vo; xxviii, [1 ], 424.

lb: 3.00 lb

Seller ID: 009150