KARLUK. The Great Untold Story of Arctic Exploration. Foreword by Magnus Magnusson.
Edition: First UK printing
London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1976. Tall 8vo, hardcover, grey boards. xiv, 170 pp + plates inserted; map in text. Ink gift inscription to front free endpaper, else very fine in VG+ jacket. "This book tells for the first time the full story of the Karluk, the leading ship of Stefansson's Arctic Expedition of 1913-18, which was crushed and sunk in ice almost before the expedition had properly begun. The ship's crew of twenty-five people were left stranded on the arctic ice while their leader continued his northern exploration, not returning for five years. The almost incredible story of their nightmare struggle for survival in the face of ignorance, lack of leadership and the appalling Arctic conditions is told by the magnetician and me teorologist of the expedition, William Laird McKinlay, a Scottish schoolteacher then twenty-five years old." - jacket.