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Sukhanov, Valentin

Lost in the Ice: Notes of a Journalist on the 'Krasin'. An association copy.

Lost in the Ice: Notes of a Journalist on the 'Krasin'. An association copy.

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Sukhanov, Val. [Lost in the Ice: Notes of a Journalist on the 'Krasin']. Zateryannye vo Lʹdakh: Zapiski Zhurnalista na 'Krasine'.

[Leningrad], Priboy, 1929.
8vo, 234, [1] pp., ill., 4 pp. ad.

In original illustrated wrappers. Signed and inscribed to p. 1.
In good condition, wear to spine and wrapper edges, small losses to spine, tears. 

Signed and inscribed by the author to Emily Mindlin, a writer and participant in the Krassin's rescue operation: 'To comrade Mindlin, Emil, to write as a keepsake, there is nothing to write, because what can be written after the Krassin expedition, which now seems so lovely, distant, fairy-like, and never before experienced. V. Sukhanov, Moscow, the decisive third year, 1931'. [To comrade Emily Mindlin. There is nothing left to write in memory. What can be written after Krassin's expedition, which now seems to be so sweet, distant, spectacular and almost unreal. V. Sukhanov. Moscow. The third decisive year]. One of 5 000 copies printed.

The Soviet icebreaker 'Krassin' participated in the rescue operation of Umberto Nobile's North Pole expedition. The journalist Valentin Sukhanov was among the crew members.
The book features numerous photographs documenting the expedition.

Provenance: Emiliy Mindlin (1900-1981), poet and journalist.

OCLC locates two copies of this edition: in the New York Public Library and the Yale University Library.

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