Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1875. xii,472pp. including in-text illustrations, plus six plates (two folding) and errata leaf. Folding frontis. Original pictorial cloth, gilt, spine gilt. Spine and board edges somewhat faded, slight wear to corners and spine ends, front hinge cracked. Library bookplate on front pastedown. Light tanning, occasional foxing. About very good. First English language edition, following a Copenhagen edition of 1866, and translated by Rink from the original Danish. Rink collected the oral traditions of the Eskimo, many of which date back to the Middle Ages. He also includes translations of several Eskimo words and phrases. The charming illustrations, designed and engraved by Eskimos, show natives in their homes, at work, wearing customary fashions, and rowing kayaks. ARCTIC BIBLIOGRAPHY 14629. SABIN 71439. (Inventory #: WRCAM51961)
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