Hunting with the Eskimos: The Unique Record of a Sportsman's Year Among the Northernmost Tribe—the Big Game Hunt, the Native Life, and the Battle for Existence Through the Long Arctic Night. Harry Whitney.
Hunting with the Eskimos: The Unique Record of a Sportsman's Year Among the Northernmost Tribe—the Big Game Hunt, the Native Life, and the Battle for Existence Through the Long Arctic Night
Hunting with the Eskimos: The Unique Record of a Sportsman's Year Among the Northernmost Tribe—the Big Game Hunt, the Native Life, and the Battle for Existence Through the Long Arctic Night
Hunting with the Eskimos: The Unique Record of a Sportsman's Year Among the Northernmost Tribe—the Big Game Hunt, the Native Life, and the Battle for Existence Through the Long Arctic Night
Hunting with the Eskimos: The Unique Record of a Sportsman's Year Among the Northernmost Tribe—the Big Game Hunt, the Native Life, and the Battle for Existence Through the Long Arctic Night
Hunting with the Eskimos: The Unique Record of a Sportsman's Year Among the Northernmost Tribe—the Big Game Hunt, the Native Life, and the Battle for Existence Through the Long Arctic Night
Hunting with the Eskimos: The Unique Record of a Sportsman's Year Among the Northernmost Tribe—the Big Game Hunt, the Native Life, and the Battle for Existence Through the Long Arctic Night

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Hunting with the Eskimos: The Unique Record of a Sportsman's Year Among the Northernmost Tribe—the Big Game Hunt, the Native Life, and the Battle for Existence Through the Long Arctic Night.

New York: De Vinne Press for the Century Co., 1910. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Sixty-eight photographic plates. Whitney was a wealthy American sportsman and a descendant of the Eli Whitney family of New Haven, CT. "Whitney first travelled to the far northern Arctic for sport in 1908-09, on the ship carrying Robert Peary's expedition to the North Pole in the spring of 1908. While Peary and his rival Frederick Cook assaulted the Pole, Whitney hunted musk ox, polar bears, walrus, and other arctic game, and wintered over with the Inuit. In the spring of 1909 he encountered Frederick Cook, who claimed to have reached the Pole, and left some luggage in Whitney's care as he raced south to report his triumph. When Peary arrived later in the summer, he offered Whitney a ride home, but refused to bring Cook's luggage. Whitney thus became embroiled in the controversy over who achieved the Pole first, since Cook claimed his proofs were in the baggage." [Sotheby's] An important account of day-to-day life in northern Greenland from an eyewitness to Peary's race to the pole. Very Good+. Minor shelf/edge wear, light toning to board and textblock edges, else tight, bright, and unmarred. Quarterbound, dark tan spine and tips, tan paper boards, gilt lettering and decorative elements, printed tissue guards, teg. 8vo. 453pp. Illus. (b/w plates). Numbered limited edition, this being an unnumbered copy of 150. Signed by the author. Item #10451

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