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CONQUERING THE ARCTIC ICE Ejnar Mikkelsen c. 1910 Hardcover Near Fine
By Mikkelson, Ejnar
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Philadelphia, George W. Jacobs, c. 1910 (not dated. 470 pp, frontis, 114 b/w photo illustrations, two full-page maps, large foldout map. Red cloth hardcover with spine lettered in gilt, decorated cover. No prior ownership marks, no foxing, folds or tears; uncracked hinges. Title page plus first few pages thereafter are partially loose, else fine. Near Fine.

The narrative of the Anglo-American Polar Expedition of 1906-1907 commanded by Captain Ejnar Mikkelsen. Mikkelsen and his crew set out in 1906 to explore the land that lay north of Alaska. They discovered there was nothing but sea and ice north of the Alaskan Mainland. The journey, however, was of great importance because of the scientific information gathered. They carefully mapped the islands above Alaska and took hundreds of photographs. Especially interesting are their insights about the native Eskimo. Mikkelsen later went on to lead the expedition that mapped the east coast of Greenland during a harrowing three-year journey.

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