This appears to be a proof copy of the English paperback edition; on the front cover is ‘Probable price 21s.’ and ‘Probable publication date, February, 1957.’ Tanned card covers with black titles, tanned spine with a little wear at the base. Page edges, title pages and last few pages are all foxed; there is occasional foxing in the text block but most of it is clean. No inscriptions, binding is sound. Translated from the Danish by Maurice Michael. There is a list of illustrations but none are included in this proof copy. Ejnar Mikkelsen was a Danish polar explorer and author. He is most known for his expeditions to Greenland, this book is an account of the expedition to map out the northeast coast of Greenland, and to recover the bodies of Mylius-Erichsen and Lieutenant Höeg-Hagen and their records. His wooden ship, the Alabama, was trapped in the ice and, while he was exploring, the rest of the party returned home on a whaler. Remaining with his engineer, Iversen, Mikkelsen succeeded by a series of hazardous sledge journeys in recovering the lost records and in disproving the existence of the Peary Channel. The two explorers returned to Shannon Island to find the crew gone, but they salvaged timbers and planking and erected a small cottage. Mikkelsen and Iversen then spent two winters at the cottage before they were rescued by a Norwegian whaler in summer 1912.