Famous Danish Polar Explorer
RASMUSSEN, Knud (1879-1933). Danish polar explorer. Called “The Father of Eskimology”. He was the first to cross the Northwest Passage by dog sled. His book: “Festens Gave” (The Gift of Festival). Gyldendalske, Kobenhavn, 1929, First Edition. Two hundred-five pages, illustrated. Inscribed, signed and dated: “To my friend Isaiah Bowman, with all my best wishes for 1930! Knud Rasmussen, Christmas, 1929”.
Isaiah Bowman (1878-1950) was an American geographer. He was also Director of the American Geographical Society. He was a well documented anti-semite and the Bowman Expeditions was named for him. Some wear to the front cover and spine. Book is clean and nice and tight. Signatures of Rasmussen are not common ............................$350.00