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Bulletin of the Arctic Institute. First issue.

Bulletin of the Arctic Institute. First issue.

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Bulletin of the Arctic Institute = Biulleten' Arkticheskogo Instituta. No 1-2.

Leningrad, 1931. 
8vo, 41 pp.

In original wrappers.
In good condition, small loss to upper right corner of front cover, rubbing to spine.

First issue of a periodical published by the Soviet Arctic Institute (under this title until 1937). One of 1 000 copies published.

The main focus of this issue is the expedition of the Icebreaker Sedov to Franz-Josef Land. Additionally, it includes an obituary for Otto Sverdrup, along with his portrait, as well as extracts from foreign publications covering topics such as the fate of the André expedition, traces of the Franklin expedition discovered by Canadian pilot L.T. Burwash on King William Island, and the planned Nautilus Expedition of Wilkins. At the end of the issue, there is a review of new Russian editions and a bibliography of publications in various languages.
A summary of the Institute's activities and the results of Sedov's expedition are provided in English.

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