First British edition of Hunting with the Eskimos by Harry Whitney.
Octavo, 453pp. Publisher’s original illustrated cloth binding, title in gilt on cover and spine, shelf wear to spine and bottom edge of volume, toning to endpapers, cracking to front endpaper but hinge is sound, previous owners’ name label on front pastedown endpaper. Stated “Published, October 1910” on copyright page.
Harry Whitney (1873-1936) was a wealthy American sportsman, who spent a year hunting game in Greenland with the help of the local Inuit. Hunting with the Eskimos contains numerous photographs taken by the author as well as reproductions of Inuit drawings. During Whitney’s trip to the North, he encountered both Robert Peary and Frederick Cook on their quest to reach the North Pole. Whitney would later be drawn into the controversy over which man reached the Pole first.