Sale 16BP02 | Lot 27

ERDMANN, FRIEDRICH Eskimoisches wörterbuch, gesammelt von den missionaren in Labrador...

Catalogue: Rare Books, Autographs & Photographs
ERDMANN, FRIEDRICH  Eskimoisches wörterbuch, gesammelt von den missionaren in Labrador...

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Lot 27

Budissin: Ernst Moritz Monse, 1864 [WITH:] Eskimoisches wörterbuch. Zweither Theil. Deutsch-Eskimoisch... Budissin: Ernst Moritz Monse, 1866. First editions (including the very rare second volume). Two volumes, contemporary textured boards with purple sheep spines, edges mottled on the first, spotted on the second. 9 x 6 inches (22.5 x 15 cm); iv, 360 pp.; 242 pp. Explorers Club bookplate laid-in, some wear to joints, overall an attractive copy. With the ownership inscription of R.[obert] A.[rchibald] Logan, noting in the second volume after his name "Ellesmere Island. Latitude 76 20 N 27/8/22," though curiously a receipted invoice at the end of the first volume is dated 1923.
Robert Logan was a pilot and a surveyor, a combination of skills that led to him being assigned to topographic duties under the command of the polar explorer Captain J.E. Bernier, who established posts at Craig Harbour on Ellesmere Island and Pond Inlet on Baffin Island as part of the 1922 Eastern Arctic expedition. In 1922 Logan and a fellow pilot flew many reconnaissance missions over the Canadian Arctic, issuing the Report of Investigations on Aviation in the Arctic Archipelago carried out during the summer of 1922.
Erdmann's work is a classic of the subject. The second volume is very rare, and is required for completeness; Pilling Bibliography of the Eskimo Language p. 30 noted its existence but had not located a copy. Zaunmueller 121.


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