Adrift On The Ice Pan (signed by the author)
Wilfred Thomason Grenfell

Adrift On The Ice Pan (signed by the author)

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1909. Hardcover in navy blue linen cloth with blindstamped publisher's devices both boards, spine lettered in black. INSCRIBED BUT WITHOUT PERSONALIZATION BY THE AUTHOR on the front free endpaper, "With best wishes/ Wilfred T. Grenfell". xxv+ 68 pp. Frontis photographic plate "The Settlement At St. Anthony". Fine. No dust jacket (none issued?). A title in The Riverside Lecture Series, so stated on the title page. Doctor Sir William Grenfell was first sent to Newfoundland in 1892 by the Royal National Deep Sea Mission to Fishermen to institute medical facilities for the coastal inhabitants and fisherman, incuding the aborignal peoples, of that region. He set up a series of coastal cottage hospitals in Labrador. This reminiscence recounts the story of Grenfell's 1908 adventure during which he and his team of sled dogs became trapped on a ice floe; he was rescued by local inhabitants. Fine Hardcover (Item ID: E20929)


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