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    A Complete Set of the Fifth Thule Expedition

    Knud Rasmussen et al. Report of the Fifth Thule Expedition 1921-24. The Danish Expedition to Arctic North America in Charge of Knud Rasmussen, Ph. D, Ten Volumes Complete. Copenhagen: Glydendalske Boghandel, Nordisk Forlag, 1927-1952. 28 individual octavo volumes uniformly bound in printed wrappers. More than a 1000 plates, illustrations, maps and fold outs. Contributing author Kaj Birket-Smith has inscribed three of his works. Many volumes with pages uncut. All but three volumes with a gift bookplate from Ripley P. Bullen to the Ford Library mounted to the inside front wrapper and all volumes have unobtrusive library labels mounted at the lower edge of the spine. All volumes in very good or better condition with some soiling, bends and chipping to the wrappers. All volumes internally clean. Complete sets are rarely offered for sale.

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    A representative sampling of the set includes: Therkel Mathiassen, Report on the Expedition, Contributions to the Physiography of Southampton Island, Contributions to the Geography of Baffin Island and Melville Peninsula, Archaeology of the Central Eskimos, Material Culture of the Iglulik Eskimos, Archaeological Collections from the Western Eskimos; Knud Rasmussen, Alaskan Eskimo Words, Intellectual Culture of the Iglulik Eskimos, Intellectual Culture of the Caribou Eskimos, The Netsilik Eskimos: Social Life and Spiritual Culture, Intellectual Culture of the Copper Eskimos; among others.

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