Place Published: Toronto
Publisher: Ryerson Press
Date Published: 
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Hard Cover
First Canadian edition. 4-3/4 x 8 inches. (6), vii-ix, (1), 1-247, (1), frontis map, 6 leaves of photos. Near fine book with very good dust jacket with sun fading on spine.
Inscribed and signed on the half title page by the author. "To Paul, hoping you will enjoy reading this as much as I did the writing of it. Douglas, Christmas 1946"
"A fascinating account of a summer in the Arctic, of explorations in search of early Eskimo civilizations, and of the daily life of the people on the pioneer fringe, by a leading Canadian archaeologist." - from dust jacket.
Account of archeologists sojourn on Button Islands (off the Northern Labrador peninsula) with Labrador Eskimos from Killineck Island as companions; description of the modern Eskimo way of life, dances, clothing and hunting etc.
Arctic Bibliography 9825
Douglas Leechman was born in England and was educated in the United Kingdom, Egypt and Switzerland. In 1917 Leechman came to Canada and entered the University of Washington in 1918 to pursue a career in Library Science. In 1924 he took a position in the Anthropology Division of the National Museum of Canada, where he remained until 1955, when he became the first Director of the Glenbow Foundation in Calgary, Alberta. He retired in 1957 and moved to Victoria, B.C. quoted from British Columbia Archives online.
Near Fine / Very Good. Item #5084