Vilhjalmur Stefansson [Lecture Circuit Promotional Book]
Vilhjalmur Stefansson [Lecture Circuit Promotional Book]

Vilhjalmur Stefansson [Lecture Circuit Promotional Book]

New York: Nomad Publishing, 1925.

First Edition. Softcover. Very good. 5 x 7 pp, 53 pp, with a map and two tipped-in half tone photographs--one a portrait of Stefansson and one showing him with Robert E. Peary and Adolphus Greely. Wrappers lightly toned, some chipping to the yapp edges; very good. An interesting and uncommon little booklet apparently produced to promote Stefansson as a lecturer. It features a biography of him by Inglis Fletcher (who helped to arrange his lecture tours) and presents testimonials to his accomplishments as an explorer from Peary, Knud Rasmussen, Carl Akeley, and Sir Robert Borden. There are also tributes to his abilities as a scientist, anthropologist, writer, lecturer, and "citizen of the world" from other peers and lists of his expeditions, book him (with prices), scientific articles, and lectures. The lectures offered for the 1925-26 season were "Abolishing the Arctic," "The Northward Course of Empire," "The Blond Eskimos," The Norse Discovery of Greenland and North America," and "The Friendly Arctic."

Item #21350

Price: $150.00