NOT BY BREAD ALONE
Publisher: New York:The Macmillan Company
Condition: Very Good
Binding: Hard Cover
Dust Jacket: No jacket
Edition: 1st edition
Autograph: Inscribed by author(s)
New York:The Macmillan Company. 1946. 1st edition. xvi+339pp. Signed and inscribed by the Author on the 1st free end-page. Hardcover. Green boards lightly soiled with wear to edges and spine ends. Edge points gently bumped. Internally, a very good, clean copy. Page 159/160 has a small tear at the top edge of margin due to binding error. (The bit of paper torn goes past the top edge.) Otherwise, a very good, signed copy. *Inscription reads To Fredericka Martins, Argonaut of the Silver fleece, from her friend Vilhjalmur Stefansson and dated March 18. 1947. In 1941, Martin's second husband Dr. Samuel Berenberg took a medical assignment on the Pribilof Islands, 300 miles off the coast of Alaska in the Bering Sea. "Martin's work brought her into contact with the indigenous Aleut sealing community, non-citizen wards of the U. S. Department of the Interior. Stirred by their struggle for self-determination and freedom from decades of discrimination and exploitation (first under the Russians and later the American government), Martin spent the next ten years of her life advocating on behalf of the community. She came to be regarded as an expert on the Aleut, producing a series of articles and books including The Hunting of the Silver Fleece, and Sea Bears: The Story of the Fur Seal, editing an Aleut Language Dictionsry, and translating numerous manuscripts and articles."