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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
Edition: First Edition, First Printing.
Publisher: New York:, Macmillan,: 1925.
Book Condition: Very Good lacking Jacket.
Size: 8vo; xxviii, [1 ], 424.
lb: 3.00 lb
Seller ID: 009150