Hans the Eskimo, His story of Arctic Adventure with Kane, Hayes, and Hall

By: Rich, Edwin Gile

Price: $225.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Near Fine


Rockwell Kent, Dust Jacket design and woodcuts throughout the text.


First Edition, First Printing. [Ref: Underhill]


The story of Hans Christian, who served as Eskimo guide to three great explorers. Two of the expeditions preceded the Civil War, that of Dr. Elisha Kent Kane to Cape Constitution, and six years later, Dr. Hayes' party, which reached latitude 81 351 Ten years after the Civil War, Hans accompanied Captain Hall in the Polaris, the first steam driven vessel to penetrate Arctic waters, and led the party farther north than white man had gone before.


Hans' job was hunting as well as guiding, and there is a great deal about polar animals. Could be classed as adventure rather than exploration, it is non-technical and deals with events rather than scientific purpose. Told in first person.


Original blue cloth boards with paste-on spine and front titles. Bindings are tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate shelf handling wear. 8vo; 21 cm; 8.12 inches tall, v, 288 p. ill. Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve has small loss top rear near spine and two closed teas that do not show. A Very Handsome copy.


Subjects: Arctic regions -- Discovery and exploration; Discoveries in geography; Greenland; Kane Expedition of 1853; Hanes expedition of 1860; and the Polaris Expedition of 1860; Eskimo Life; Inuit Life; Kane, Elisha Kent (1820-1857); Hayes, Israeel Isaac (1832-1881); Hall, Charles Francis (1821-1871). REF: AB 14463; Kirkus

Title: Hans the Eskimo, His story of Arctic Adventure with Kane, Hayes, and Hall

Author Name: Rich, Edwin Gile

Illustrator: Kent, Rockwell

Categories: A. TRAVEL, GEOGRAPHY & EXPLORATION, Polar Exploration, Illustration / Illustrators Modern Lit,

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1934

Binding: Hardcover in Dust Jacket.

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Type: Book

lb: 3.00 lb

Seller ID: 011467

Keywords: Arctic regions -- Discovery and exploration; Discoveries in geography; Greenland; Kane Expedition of 1853; Hanes expedition of 1860; and the Polaris Expedition of 1860; Eskimo Life; Inuit Life; Kane, Elisha Kent (1820-1857); Hayes, Israe?e Isaac (1832-1881); Hall, Charles Francis (1821-1871).,