(KRAKAUER, Jon). ALBANOV, Valerian
In the Land of White Death
[NY], [Modern Library], . An advance copy of the first English-language edition of Albanov's 1917 account of being one of two survivors of the ill-fated Brusilov Expedition of 1912, which attempted to chart an Arctic route from the Atlantic to the Pacific. After the ship had been locked in polar ice for eighteen months, Albanov, the navigator and 13 others set out by sledge and kayak on a four-month quest to find civilization. Only he and one companion survived; the ship has never been found. This edition has a preface by Krakauer, which is included in this advance copy in typescript form. Together with a laid in two-page promotional letter, signed by both Krakauer and the publisher. 8-1/2" x 11" tapebound sheets with an acetate cover. Fine. [#031707] SOLD
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