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  • A TENDERFOOT WITH PEARY. With a Preface by G.W. Melville...With Forty-Six Illustrations from Photographs and a Map. Second Edition by BORUP, George
    BORUP, George
    A TENDERFOOT WITH PEARY. With a Preface by G.W. Melville...With Forty-Six Illustrations from Photographs and a Map. Second Edition

    New York: Stokes, c1911. Second printing. Octavo, blue pictorial cloth stamped in black, brown, and white, gilt lettered, pp xvi, 317, (3) + frontispiece with tissue guard + 16 plates (most double-sided) + folding map at rear. Spine lightly darkened, with gilt lettering just a little dulled, slight flaking to the white snow shoe, mild rubbing at ends, and publisher's imprint flaked away; yellowing to page edges; nice woman's bookplate at front; otherwise a VG clean, tight and unworn copy. AB 2022. "Account of Peary's North Pole Expedition 1908-9 by the youngest member, who was with one of the support parties during the first stage of the march and a sledge journey with MacMillan along the northern coast of Greenland."

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 36350
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  • PETROW, Richard
    ACROSS THE TOP OF RUSSIA

    New York: David McKay, 1967. Octavo, blue cloth. (viii), 374, (2) pp. Fine copy, no names. Price-clipped jacket has small tears, VG. The cruise of the USCGC Northwind into the polar seas north of Siberia.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 31031
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  • HIGGINSON, Ella
    ALASKA, the Great County. New Edition with New Matter

    New York: Macmillan, 1923. Later printing of the 1917 second edition, enlarged (first was in 1908). Blue decorated cloth stamped in white and gilt. pp xii, 583 + colour folding map at front, plates; indexed. Minor rubbing to spine tips, yellowing to page edges, else fine, no owner names. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping may be required.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 29449
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  • SCHULTZ-LORENTZEN, Finn
    ARCTIC

    Edition: First edition.

    Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1976. Light pinkish cloth, endpaper maps. Fine in VG jacket. A novel of the arctic by a Danish author who worked in the Canadian North. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping may be required.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 29964
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  • ADAMS, Paul
    ARCTIC ISLAND HUNTER

    Edition: First edition.

    London: George Ronald, 1961. Octavo, brown cloth. pp 136 + plates. 2 maps in text. Fine copy, no owner names. Dust jacket has light rubbing to front panel else fine, flap price intact. The experiences of a hunter in Spitzbergen.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 36404
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  • WEIGERT, Hans W. and Vilhjalmur Stefansson, editors
    COMPASS OF THE WORLD: A Symposium on Political Geography

    New York: Macmillan, 1945. Second printing (first was in 1944). Inscribed by Stefansson in ink at front "Dear Ray, This is a book which I helped to edit and for which I wrote two of the chapters. Stef. September 17, 1947". Octavo, reddish-brown cloth. pp (xviii)), 466. Light sunning at foot of spine, else a fine copy. Price-clipped dust jacket has chips and tears, internal repairs, good. One chapter on the north polar region.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 31445
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  • GREEN SEAS AND WHITE ICE by MacMILLAN, Miriam
    MacMILLAN, Miriam
    GREEN SEAS AND WHITE ICE

    New York: Dodd, Mead, c1948. 5th printing. Octavo, blue cloth. pp xvi, 287 + plates. Yellowing to page edges, light rubbing at spine ends, else fine. Price-clipped jacket has small chip, nicks, and rubbing at spine ends; short tears to rear panel; VG otherwise. Inscribed and signed by the author with an Eskimo greeting to a good friend. Sailing in the Arctic with her husband Capt. Donald MacMillan. Labrador, Baffin Island and Greenland.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 36362
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  • PARRY, William Edward
    JOURNAL OF A VOYAGE FOR THE DISCOVERY OF A NORTH-WEST PASSAGE FROM THE ATLANTIC TO THE PACIFIC; performed in the years 1819-20, in His Majesty;s ships Hecla and Griper...with an appendix, containing the scientific and other observations....

    New York: Greenwood Press, 1969. Facsiimile reprint of the 1821 original. Thick quarto, brown cloth. pp (8), (xxxii), 310 + (2), (clxxxii) [Appendix), xii, (132) [North Georgia Gazette]. [4] + 2 large folding maps + 18 plates on text paper. Brown spots to inner margins of free endpapers and title page (from binding glue, as usual), else a fine copy, no owner names (not issued in jacket). One of the great Arctic books. Note: 2.5 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 40190
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  • Thomson, John Walter
    Lichens of the Alaskan Arctic Slope

    Edition: First edition.

    University of Toronto Press, 1979. Green printed cloth. [16], 314 pp, indexed, photos and map in text at front. Partially removed label of the University of Toronto Press Design Department on front free endpaper, else a VG+ copy, no owner names or text marks.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 25573
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  • LEE, Betty
    LUTIAPIK

    Edition: First edition.

    Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1975. Beige boards. pp 237, [3], map in text. VG in lightly used VG jacket. Story of public health nurse Dorothy Knight's year among the Eskimo (Inuit).

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 30352
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  • BROWN, R.J.E., editor
    PROCEEDINGS OF THE FIRST CANADIAN CONFERENCE ON PERMAFROST, 17 and 18 April 1962. Technical Memorandum No. 76. [With] A REVIEW OF PERMAFROST INVESTIGATIONS IN CANADA. Technical Paper No. 146 of the Division of Building Research

    Edition: First edition.

    Ottawa: National Research Council of Canada Associate Committee on Soil and Snow Mechanics, January, 1963. Quarto, grey printed card covers, navy blue cloth spine, stapled binding, pp. 231 + 9 (Appendix), richly illustrated throughout with maps, charts, graphs, and black & white photos. Light fraying to spine ends with a 1 cm tear at both head & heel, staple puncture at top edge of upper cover, else a very good, clean, tight copy. Loosely inserted is A REVIEW OF PERMAFROST INVESTIGATIONS IN CANADA by R.J.E. Brown. Published in Ottawa, December 1962. Reprinted from The Canadian Geographer vol. VI, nos. 3-4, pp. 162-165. Cream printed wrappers, stapled binding, Fine, clean copy.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 29391
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  • LOW, A.P.
    REPORT ON THE DOMINION GOVERNMENT EXPEDITION TO HUDSON BAY AND THE ARCTIC ISLANDS ON BOARD THE D.G.S. NEPTUNE 1903-1904. (The Cruise of the Neptune)

    Edition: First edition.

    Ottawa: Government Printing Bureau, 1906. Octavo, original brown pictorial cloth stamped in gilt (cover and spine title THE CRUISE OF THE NEPTUNE). (xviii), 355, [5] pp. Frontispiece portrait and numerous other photos on text paper extra to the pagination. Large folding colour map in pouch at rear. A fine, bright copy, no owner marks. "Narrative (with supplemental information from previous reports) of expedition sent to patrol the waters, and to aid in establishing permanent government stations on shores....Voyage to the Bay...Winter quarters at Fullerton. Summer cruise of the Neptune in 1904 (Hudson Strait, east side of Davis Strait and Baffin Bay to Smith Sound, return by Lancaster Sound, excursion to Beechey Island and west side Baffin Bay and Davis…

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    Ottawa: Government Printing Bureau, 1906. Octavo, original brown pictorial cloth stamped in gilt (cover and spine title THE CRUISE OF THE NEPTUNE). (xviii), 355, [5] pp. Frontispiece portrait and numerous other photos on text paper extra to the pagination. Large folding colour map in pouch at rear. A fine, bright copy, no owner marks. "Narrative (with supplemental information from previous reports) of expedition sent to patrol the waters, and to aid in establishing permanent government stations on shores....Voyage to the Bay...Winter quarters at Fullerton. Summer cruise of the Neptune in 1904 (Hudson Strait, east side of Davis Strait and Baffin Bay to Smith Sound, return by Lancaster Sound, excursion to Beechey Island and west side Baffin Bay and Davis Strait." - AB 2717. Much on Eskimos, geology, whaling, flora and fauna. "An account of the voyage that established Canada's ownership of Ellesmere and Southampton islands, with much on Eskimo life. Low, a civil servant with a gift for writing, offers a strong text on earlier explorations." - Whale, Hudson's Bay to Haro Strait # 851. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, please enquire for shipping rate.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 29990
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  • Greely, Adolphus W.
    Report on the Proceedings of the United States Expedition to Lady Franklin Bay, Grinnell Land...International Polar Expedition [at head]

    Edition: First separate edition

    Washington, D.C: Government Printing Office, 1888. Originally published as 49th Congress, 1st Session, HMD 393. Two volumes, original brown cloth, spines gilt lettered. Vol. I: pp [2], viii, 545, [3] + plates, charts, maps (3 folding). Vol. II: pp [2], (viii), 738 + 3 plates with Explanation on facing leaf + Explanatory Note tipped in after title. Collated and complete. Volume I has a partial cloth split to front joint, and horizontal split at foot of spine, neatly repaired; cracked inner hinges neatly repaired with rice paper as well as a tear to inner margin (no printing affected) of folding map at p. 186; two plates between pp 4 and 5 protrude slightly at fore edge, with a few…

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    Washington, D.C: Government Printing Office, 1888. Originally published as 49th Congress, 1st Session, HMD 393. Two volumes, original brown cloth, spines gilt lettered. Vol. I: pp [2], viii, 545, [3] + plates, charts, maps (3 folding). Vol. II: pp [2], (viii), 738 + 3 plates with Explanation on facing leaf + Explanatory Note tipped in after title. Collated and complete. Volume I has a partial cloth split to front joint, and horizontal split at foot of spine, neatly repaired; cracked inner hinges neatly repaired with rice paper as well as a tear to inner margin (no printing affected) of folding map at p. 186; two plates between pp 4 and 5 protrude slightly at fore edge, with a few nicks. Both volumes have minor wear at spine tips; otherwise a mainly fine, bright and tight pair, no previous owner names or text marks. Greeley's narrative for the public, Three Years of Arctic Service (Scribner's, 1886), was a good seller. About that book AB 6118 says: "The United States expedition during the First International Polar Year, based at Fort Conger, Lady Franklin Bay, about 81°45' N, on the east coast of Ellesmere Island, explored the north coast of Greenland from Cape Bryant to Cape Washington, about 82°30'-83°30" N, the interior and west coast of Grinnell Land (northern Ellesmere Island), and extended the maping of Hayes Sound, about 79° N, on Ellesmere. As relief ships failed to reach them, members of the party made a march out of the Hall Basin area, all but seven dying of starvation before rescue at Cape Sabine, Smith Sound." This official report (first 97 pp are by Greely, followed by 141 appendices in all) is scarce. Not in AB. Total edition of 4500 copies, of which 750 were for public & library distribution. A nice set of an uncommon Arctic book. Note: 7 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 27648
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  • BORDEN, Mrs. John
    THE CRUISE OF THE NORTHERN LIGHT: Explorations and Hunting in the Alaskan and Siberian Arctic. In which the Sea-Scouts have a great adventure

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Macmillan, 1928. Octavo, black cloth gilt, endpaper maps. pp (2), (xvi), 317. Many photos in text. Yellowing to page edges; soft bumps to outer corners of covers; else a fine, bright & tight copy, no owner names, no flaking to the cover gilt. An expedition through the Bering Stait to Port Hope and Wrangel Island. Borden Field Museum 1927 Alaska Arctic Expedition, endorsed by the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. In search of brown bears, polar bears, walrus, and seals. AB 1978. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping may be required.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 31428
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  • SIMPSON, (Alexander) [Thomas Simpson, 1808-40].
    THE LIFE AND TRAVELS OF THOMAS SIMPSON The Arctic Explorer.

    Toronto: Baxter, 1963. First of this edition. Quarto, grey leatherette stamped in gilt, endpaper maps, in grey cloth slipcase. [5], (xviii), 204 pp + frontispiece portrait and two folding maps at rear. Ten page introduction by the editor John Gellner. A fine copy. #216 of an unspecified limitation, signed by the publisher and the editor. Third volume in the publisher's Canadian Heritage Series. Written by his brother and first published posthumously in 1845. Simpson was a Hudson's Bay Company employee who travelled from the Red River to Athabasca in 1836-37, returning during the winter of 1839-40, mapping previously unmapped territory. .

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 21939
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  • Thomson, George Malcolm
    THE NORTH-WEST PASSAGE

    Edition: First edition.

    London: Secker and Warburg, 1975. Blue cloth. (xii), 288 pp + plates; map in text, indexed. Very nearly fine in very nearly fine price-clipped jacket, no owner names. A history of the search for the North-West Passage through five centuries.

    Condition: Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 25209
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  • THOMSON, George Malcolm
    THE SEARCH FOR THE NORTH-WEST PASSAGE.

    Edition: First US edition

    New York: Macmillan, 1975. Navy cloth. (xii), 288, [4] pp. Double-page map in text, 8 double-sided plates inserted. Fine copy. Jacket has a one inch tear to front panel, else fine. An overview of the various attempts to find an Atlantic to Pacific sea route through the Canadian Arctic.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 11195
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  • FISHER, Raymond H., editor
    THE VOYAGE OF SEMEN DEZHNEV IN 1648: BERING'S PRECURSOR. With selected documents.

    Edition: First Edition

    London: The Hakluyt Society, 1981. Sky blue cloth, bright gilt cover insignia and spine titles. Fine in near fine jacket. [xiv], 326 pp. (includes a 17-page bibliography and 20-page index), 21 maps in the text + 1 folding map at rear. 'In 1736 Gerhard Müller ... uncovered ... reports briefly describing a voyage in 1648 from the Arctic river, Kolyma, ... to a point south of the Pacific river, Anadyr'.' - from the dj flap. Althought the details of the voyage were few, Müller concluded that it demonstrated the separation of Asia and America, a matter insufficiently determined in 1728 by Vitus Bering. It became a factor in sending Captain Cook to the north Pacific to look for a…

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    London: The Hakluyt Society, 1981. Sky blue cloth, bright gilt cover insignia and spine titles. Fine in near fine jacket. [xiv], 326 pp. (includes a 17-page bibliography and 20-page index), 21 maps in the text + 1 folding map at rear. 'In 1736 Gerhard Müller ... uncovered ... reports briefly describing a voyage in 1648 from the Arctic river, Kolyma, ... to a point south of the Pacific river, Anadyr'.' - from the dj flap. Althought the details of the voyage were few, Müller concluded that it demonstrated the separation of Asia and America, a matter insufficiently determined in 1728 by Vitus Bering. It became a factor in sending Captain Cook to the north Pacific to look for a northwest or northeast passage between Europe and the Pacific. (Hakluyt Society Second Series No. 159.)

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 26366
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  • THREE YEARS OF ARCTIC SERVICE. An Account of the Lady Franklin Bay Expedition of 1881-84 and the Attainment of the Farthest North by Greely, Adolphus W.
    Greely, Adolphus W.
    THREE YEARS OF ARCTIC SERVICE. An Account of the Lady Franklin Bay Expedition of 1881-84 and the Attainment of the Farthest North

    New York: Scribner's, 1894. Second edition, slightly abridged, with new author Foreword. Thick octavo. Original dark blue decorated cloth stamped in gilt & silver, brown endpapers. pp [2, blank], (xxiv), 726, [2, blank] + engraved frontispiece portrait with tissue guard + folding map at rear; numerous photos and maps in text. Ex high school library (Ellicottville, New York), with bookplate on front pastedown, remains of pouch and rubber stamp on rear pastedown; call numbers in white to a blank area of the spine; mild wear to spine tips and outer corners, small worn to top edge of rear cover; slight rubbing at foot of spine; usual yellowing to page edges; clean tear to inner third of the folding map…

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    New York: Scribner's, 1894. Second edition, slightly abridged, with new author Foreword. Thick octavo. Original dark blue decorated cloth stamped in gilt & silver, brown endpapers. pp [2, blank], (xxiv), 726, [2, blank] + engraved frontispiece portrait with tissue guard + folding map at rear; numerous photos and maps in text. Ex high school library (Ellicottville, New York), with bookplate on front pastedown, remains of pouch and rubber stamp on rear pastedown; call numbers in white to a blank area of the spine; mild wear to spine tips and outer corners, small worn to top edge of rear cover; slight rubbing at foot of spine; usual yellowing to page edges; clean tear to inner third of the folding map neatly repaired on black side with clear archival paper tape; else a VG clean and tight copy, inner hinges not cracked (in other words, the little heathens never looked at the book). "This United States expedition during the First International Polar Year, based at Fort Conger, Lady Franklin Bay...on the east coast of Ellesmere Island, explored the north coast of Greenland from Cape Bryant to Cape Washington...the interior and west coast of Grinnell Land (northern Ellesmere Island), and extended the mapping of Hayes Sound... on Ellesmere. As relief ships failed to reach them, members of the party made a march out of the Hall Basin area, all but seven dying of starvation before rescue at Cape Sabine, Smith Sound" - Arctic Bib. 6118. "In preparing a popular edition in English, the same plan and scope have been followed as were the French and German editions. All the photographic reproductions have been retained, and only such portions of the text have been omitted as bear on scientific and historical matters, unessential to a full understanding of the expedition. - author's Preface to New Edition. Note: 2 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 26474
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