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THE PEOPLE OF THE POLAR NORTH: A RECORD Knud Rasmussen 1908 1st ed Large Format Hardcover Near Fine
By Rasmussen, Knud
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Compiled from the Danish originals and edited by G. Herring. London, 1908, first edition. 358 pp, plates (12 color), foldout map. Large Format Hardcover, interior is Fine except for some foxing on the endpapers, exterior is bright and Near Fine, with some minor edge rubbing.

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An account of the Danish Literary Expedition to three Eskimo-inhabited regions of Greenland. Substantial volume considering in a lively and most interesting way the Eskimos of Greenland, about which little was known at the time.The book is rich in detail , outlining the traditional customs of the nomad Eskimos and relating fables. First published in Danish.
 
The People of the Polar North "..deals with the three distinct Eskimo branches which make up the population of Greenland, that is to say, with the West Greenlanders, the civilized and Christianised inhabitants of South-West and West Greenland; the East Greenlanders, formerly the inhabitants of the South-East coast, which is now quite deserted, except for the area of Angmagssalik, as is also the whole of the East coast; and with the Polar Eskimos." (from the Preface.)
 

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