Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1952. Hardcover. Drawings by Samuel Bryant. 8vo. Green cloth with gilt spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. viii, 344pp. Line drawings, map endpapers. Good plus/good plus. Cloth rather mottled, especially near head of spine -- though tight and internally near fine; jacket too quite rough, with 3½" paper loss at spine head, a couple other edge chips and expert archival tear mends on verso -- complete and presentable. Item #45401
Tight, decent first edition of the first book -- a study of the Inuits of northern Canada -- by the controversial Canadian writer and environmentalist (1921-2014). From the library of Senator Adlai E. Stevenson III (b. 1930) of Illinois and before him his father, Illinois governor and twice presidential candidate Adlai E. Stevenson II (1900-65).