Oomingmak: The Expedition to the Musk Ox Island in the Bering Sea
Place Published: New York
Publisher: Hastings House Publishers
Date Published: 1967
Edition: First edition
Book Id: 38381
SIGNED. 85pp. Slim octavo [21.5 cm] Brownish red cloth over boards with silver and black lettering on the backstrip and front board, and a silver stamped ox design on the front board. Pictorial endsheets. Illustrated with photographs. Near fine. The spine ends and corners of the covers are lightly rubbed. In a very good dust jacket, with minor surface and edge wear, and subtle age-toning.
Signed by Peter Matthiessen on the title page. This book appeared in shorter form in the New Yorker. Aside from being scientifically exact, Matthiessen's report on the Nunivak Expedition, in which they were sent to capture a large group of musk ox calves and bring them back to civilization alive, is also a magnificent study on Arctic life.