By Wilfred Thomason Grenfell, The Riverside Press
Boston   Houghton Mifflin Company
7" by 4.5" xxvi, 69pp.
A superb signed edition of this autobiographical account by Sir Wilfred Grenfell.
By Wilfred Thomason Grenfell, The Riverside Press

1909 Adrift on an ice-Pan

Boston   Houghton Mifflin Company
7" by 4.5" xxvi, 69pp.
A superb signed edition of this autobiographical account by Sir Wilfred Grenfell.
£118.00
: 0.5kgs / : 758A9

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First Edition, Publishers' Original Binding, Signed

The first edition of this work, signed by the author. A short autobiographical story recollecting Grenfell's misfortune as he was left adrift on an ice pan on his way to a patient's home. In sight of land, the Labrador doctor's mindset is displayed in this short book in complete honesty and transparency. A truly inspiring and interesting story, where the only reason Grenfell survived was out of pure sheer luck.

From the library of Eric Kenneth Prentice Back. Kenn Back was a British meteorologist with the British Antarctic survey for many years.  He spent eight winters in the Antarctic and is a descendent of Captain George Back. In addition, he served as base commander at Halley, Faraday and Rothera stations.  His library collection was built over decades and highlights his love of polar exploration.

Condition

In the original publisher's blue cloth binding. Externally excellent with only minor shelfwear and slight umpint to head and tail of spine. Signed by author to front free endpaper, "Wilfred T Grenfell Labrador." Kenn Back bookplate to recto front free endpaper. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean.

Near Fine

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