George Allen & Unwin, London, 1956, first edition, hardback with dust jacket, 8vo, pp 296, 39 line drawings and 6 maps within the text and 15 B&W plates.
Malaurie was one of the last to know the Inuit who lived in the northern Greenland area of Thule, prior to it becoming a US airbase. He came to know them intimately by living with them and in the long journeys he made with them. In this account of their life, legends, activities, beliefs, and personal and social relations Malaurie shows them to be a lovable, childlike, generous people who were one of the few resisting assimilation and who had fortitude, ingenuity, brotherliness and philosophy. Translated from French.
Good condition+. Although the boards are grubby and the dust jacket shows wear in the form of rubbed edges and a few short tears the book is in reasonably good condition for its age with undamaged pages and sound binding.