Contemporary, blue wrappers. Rubber stamp to title page. Small square cut to title page [removed illustrated urn]. Pp. [1-2] = frontispiece, lacking. Very rare.
Azil was a young Eskimo who featured in a singular European tour organized by Signor [Vincenzo] Paganini between 1827 and 1843. She was exhibited in courts, salons and scientific cabinets, and also starred in a stage play in which she appeared as herself with a troupe of actors. The modalities of exhibition of Azil was printed as a small pamphlet, republished several times in the years 1827-1843.
Not Eskimos but Inuits
Inuit prefer to be called Inuk or Inuit – but not Eskimo. As of 2012, a whopping 89 percent of the total population of Greenland was Inuit. Many poeple believe it but rubbing noses is not an Inuit form of kissing. Most people have heard the phrase “Eskimo kiss,” and it is not uncommon to see non-Inuit couples doing this as a form of affection.
The ancient Inuit made armor from raw leather straps and bone plates, which was usually made from walrus teeth. Inuit art has a long history and Inuit folklore is incredibly extensive.
Igloos are not just inuit snow huts, the word igloo means any type of structure where people live. Therefore, whether you live in a European mansion or a studio apartment, you reside inside an igloo.
The Inuit don’t have hundreds of words for snow. Naturally, the Inuit have a lot of phrases to describe weather conditions, but there are only believed to be three root words that actually mean snow.
Inuit have inventive forms of transportationWhen you live in an area that is mostly snowy, it becomes important to find easier forms of transportation than walking. Therefore, some of the early Inuit tribes were responsible for creating qamutiks, or dogsleds, and qajaqs, which are now known as kayaks.