Adventure of Wrangel Island. First British Edition

By: STEFANSSON, Vilhjalmur KNIGHT, John Irvine

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STEFANSSON, Vilhjalmur. The Adventure of Wrangel Island. Written by Vilhjalmur Stefansson with the Collaboration of John Irvine Knight upon the Diary of whose Son Errol Lorne Knight The Narrative is Mainly Based. With a Foreword by the Right Hon. L.S. Amery, P.C., M.P. London: Jonathan Cape, (1926).First British Printing. Pp (4),5-416 ) + frontispiece + 15 leaves of plate s + folding color map at rear. 2 maps in text (pp.45-6). 8vo, blue cloth with black lettering to spine. Mattila A11, Arctic Bibliography 16674, Tourville, Alaska, A bibliography 4314; Ricks, Alaska Bibliography p.209; . O'Dea1869 (for Bob Bartlett). Contents : Foreword. Preface. Introduction (by Jo hn I. Knight). 1. The Background of the Story. 2. The Early History of Wrangel Island. 3. The Fatal Drift of the 'Karluk.' 4. The Sinking of the Ship and the Journey Ashore. 5. The Summer of 1914 on Wrangel Island. 6. The Planning of the New Expedition. 7. The Outfitting of the Voyage to Wrangel. 8.The Difficulties of 1922. 9. The Summer of 1923 and the Tragic News. 10. E xplanation and an Apology of Mr. Harold Noice. 11. The First Autumn on Wrangel Island. 12. The First Winter and the Second Summer. 13. The Second Winter and the Tragic End. 14. The Developments of 1924. Appendices : 1. The Fragmenmtary papers of Milton Galle. 2. Ada Blackjack. 3. The Report of Captain Joseph Bernard on the Relief Operations of 1922. 4. The Vicissitudes of the W rangel mIsland Documents. 5. Firther Considerations of the Charge by Mr. Harold Noice that Ada Blackjack was Responsible for the Death of Lorne Knight. 6. Summary of the History and Political Situation of Wrangel Island. 7. Plover Land. 8. Discussions in the Parliament of Canada about Wrangel Island. 9. The Russian Visit to Wrangel Island. 10. Staking Wrangel Island.11. The Contributors to the Wrangel Island Relief o f 1923. Spine and marg ins sunned, corners bumped, else very good. 75.00

Title: Adventure of Wrangel Island. First British Edition

Author Name: STEFANSSON, Vilhjalmur KNIGHT, John Irvine

Categories: 888,

Publisher: Jonathan Cape, London, 1926,:

Seller ID: 103066

Keywords: NAUTICAL ARCTIC WRANGEL ISLAND NORTH RUSSIAN POLAR RUSSIA,