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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. Illustrated with photographs by the author. by Harry Whitney - Signed First Edition - 1910 - from Uncommon Works, IOBA and Biblio.com

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. Illustrated with photographs by the author.

by Harry Whitney

Condition: Good +


New York: Century Co., 1910. First Edition. Cloth. Good +. A good plus, signed, first edition, inscribed by author. [HAND W215]. Blue cloth boards with bronze title stamping on cover and spine. Heavy wear to edges and spine ends. Tope edge gilt. Deckle fore edge. Endpapers toned. Gift inscription by author to Dorothy Hancock. Fold out map split apart at fold. Slightly shaken. Two pages show offset where a news clipping was laid in. Black and white plates throughout. 453 pp. Octavo, 6 x 9 inches tall. Harry Whitney (December 1, 1873 – May 20, 1936) was an American sportsman, adventurer, and author. He traveled to northern Greenland with Robert Peary in 1908, staying over the winter with the Inughuit at Etah and Annoatok. In the spring of 1909 Whitney found himself at the center of the controversy between Frederick Cook and Peary over who had reached the North Pole first.


  • Bookseller: Uncommon Works, IOBA US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 475
  • Title: 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. Illustrated with photographs by the author.
  • Author: Harry Whitney
  • Format/binding:Cloth
  • Book condition: Used - Good +
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Century Co.
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1910
  • Keywords: eskimo, inuit, hunt, hunting, whale, seal, bear, native america, indigenous, first people, adventure, travel, polar, alaska, arctic
  • Bookseller catalogs: Native America;
  • Subjects: HISTORY / North America;


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