WHITNEY, HARRY Hunting with the Eskimos; the unique record of a sportsman's year among the northernmost tribe--the big game hunting, the native life, and the battle for existence through the long Arctic night.
De Vinne Press for The Century Co., New York, 1910. First edition, one of 150 copies (this 117), signed by Whitney on the title. Modern three-quarters tan calf. 10 3/8 x 7 inches (26.5 x 18 cm); xiv, 453,  pp., frontispiece, illustrated throughout after the author's photographs, including 63 half-tone plates. Preliminary leaves frayed and half title stained, otherwise a clean copy internally.
The author's account of his trip with Peary's last polar expedition, which he accompanied as far as Etah, Greenland. Here he overwintered in a small shack, and hunted. He met Frederic Cook in April of 1909, who left with him with some of the papers that were later purported to prove Cook's claim to have reached the Pole. Peary upon his return refused to allow these on board the Roosevelt, and Whitney subsequently became embroiled in Cook and Peary's quarrel over their polar achievements, although he resolutely refused to take sides. The deluxe edition is rare; it was issued in pigskin and is commonly found either rebound or restored.
C Estate of Arnold 'Jake' Johnson
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