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  • FROM THE DEEP OF THE SEA: the diary of Charles Edward Smith, Surgeon of the Whale-ship Diana, of Hull. Edited by his son, Chalres Edward Smith Harris by SMITH, Charles Edward
    SMITH, Charles Edward
    FROM THE DEEP OF THE SEA: the diary of Charles Edward Smith, Surgeon of the Whale-ship Diana, of Hull. Edited by his son, Chalres Edward Smith Harris

    Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, c 1977. Facsmile reprint of the London: Blackie, 1922, edition, but dropping the folding map found in that edition. Octavo, black boards. pp (xii), 288. Fine in fine jacket, no owner names. Account of the whaler Diana which was trapped in the ice in the whaling grounds in Baffin Bay in 1866-7. Not all survived the ordeal, but she did sail back home.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 40041
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  • BEATTIE, Owen and John Geiger
    FROZEN IN TIME. Unlocking the Secrets of the Franklin Expedition.

    Edition: First edition

    Saskatoon: Western Producer Prairie Books, 1988. Octavo, blue boards. (xii), 180 pp + colour plates. Black & white illustrations in text. Bibliography, index. Fine in fine jacket. Anthropolgist Beattie and his team found and examined the frozen remains of some of the crew of the ill-fated Arctic expedition of Sir John Franklin in 1845-48.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 45598
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  • Beattie, Owen; Geiger, John
    Frozen in Time: Unlocking the secrets of the Franklin Expedition

    Saskatoon: Western Producer Prairie Books, 1988. Glossy card covers. pp (xii), (180) + colour photos. Index, bibliography. Corner crease to rear cover, VG otherwise. Story of the discovery of three frozen preserved sailors who perished in the high north on the Franklin Expedition. Grisly photos.

    Condition: Binding: Trade Paperback

    Book ID: 44652
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  • Aitken, J.D., and D.J. Glass, editors
    GAC-CSPG. PROCEEDINGS OF THE SYMPOSIUM ON THE GEOLOGY OF THE CANADIAN ARCTIC, Saksatoon, May 1973

    Saskatoon, SK: Geological Association of Canada / Canadian Society of Petroleum Engineers, 1973. Octavo, black cloth gilt lettered. pp (vi), 368, (2); photos, charts, maps in text. Library discard, with evidence of removed labels at foot of spine, rubber stamps on endpapers, else a fine copy of this collection of 18 papers.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 30882
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  • HARPER, Kenn
    GIVE ME MY FATHER'S BODY: the life of Minik, the New York Eskimo

    Edition: First Edition

    Frobisher Bay, N.W.T. / Newmarket, Ontario: Blackhead Books, 1986. pp 275 + plates. Index. Fine.

    Condition: Binding: Trade Paperback

    Book ID: 44627
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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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  • ILLINGWORTH, Frank
    HIGHWAY TO THE NORTH

    London: Benn, 1956. Second printing. Green boards. pp (295) + plates, folding map. Couple of small light marks to covers, yellowing to page edges; ink owner name and 1 cm edge tear to front free endpaper; VG+ otherwise. Somewhat worn price-clipped jacket, good. Story of the author's trip along the whole length of the Alaska Highway.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 44888
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  • TWEEDSMUIR, Lord
    HUDSON'S BAY TRADER

    London & Toronto: Robert Hale / Nelson, Forster & Scott/General, 1978. Second edition (first was in 1951). Octavo, black boards. pp 188 + plates. Doube page map in text at front.. Fine copy. Dust jacket has a sticker scar to front panel, fine otherwise. Tweedsmuir was the son of the first Lord Tweedsmuir, popular author John Buchan.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 36380
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  • BALLANTYNE, Robert M.
    HUDSON’S BAY, or Every-Day Life in the Wilds of North America During Six Years’ Residence in the Territories of the Honourable Hudson’s Bay Company

    Edition: First Canadian issue

    Edmonton, Alberta: Hurtig, 1972. Red silk binding with gilt on black panel on spine. {2}, (xxiv), 328, illustrated. Facsimile reprint of the 1848 edition, with a new 10+ pp Introduction by George Woodcock. Tidy ink owner name at front, else fine. Price-clipped jacket has orange spine sunned to yellow, as often; crease to rear flap; check marks to titles on rear panel; VG otherwise. A classic of the Canadian North, about the early years of this popular boy's book author when he worked for the Hudson's Bay Company.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 42301
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  • FRISON-ROCHE, Roger
    HUNTERS OF THE ARCTIC. Translated by Len Ortzen.

    Edition: First edition.

    London: Souvenir Press, 1969. Blue boards. viii, 260 pp + numerous photos on plates. Tan spots on bottom page edge, VG otherwise. Dust jacket has chips to corners and spine tips (fingernail-size chip affects two letters at foot of spine), price on front flap blacked out, else VG. Eskimos, Inuit.

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

    Book ID: 23584
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  • HUNTERS OF THE GREAT NORTH by STEFANSSON, Vilhjalmur
    STEFANSSON, Vilhjalmur
    HUNTERS OF THE GREAT NORTH

    Edition: First Edition

    New York: Harcourt Brace, c1922. Octavo, violet pictorial cloth stamped in white. pp [2], (viii), 301 + numerous plates and two folding maps at rear. Light corner wear at ends of lightly darkened spine; very light spots to front cover; cracked front inner hinge neatly repaired; else a VG clean, tight and unworn jacketless copy, delicate white cover stamping intact, no flaking. Inscribed by the author "To S.J. Woolf, the day he struggled (and succeeded !) with a portrait of Vihjalmur Stefansson. October 7 1939". Samuel Johnson Woolf (1880-1948), was a "Preeminent American portrait draughtsman of his generation; drew from life nearly every major American figure in politics, business, the arts and letters, medicine, science, etc. as well as…

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    New York: Harcourt Brace, c1922. Octavo, violet pictorial cloth stamped in white. pp [2], (viii), 301 + numerous plates and two folding maps at rear. Light corner wear at ends of lightly darkened spine; very light spots to front cover; cracked front inner hinge neatly repaired; else a VG clean, tight and unworn jacketless copy, delicate white cover stamping intact, no flaking. Inscribed by the author "To S.J. Woolf, the day he struggled (and succeeded !) with a portrait of Vihjalmur Stefansson. October 7 1939". Samuel Johnson Woolf (1880-1948), was a "Preeminent American portrait draughtsman of his generation; drew from life nearly every major American figure in politics, business, the arts and letters, medicine, science, etc. as well as many leading contemporary European personalities; also a journalist whose articles were published in the New York times for two decades." - American Museum of Natural History website. The Museum holds the original portrait, in charcoal heightened with Chinese white. The great explorer's expedition to the Eskimos of the Mackenzie Delta region and northern Alaska, 1906-07, his first trip to the North.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 41999
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  • WHITNEY, Harry
    HUNTING WITH THE ESKIMOS: the unique record of a sportsman's year among the northernmost tribe - the big game hunting, the native life, and the battle for existence through the long Arctic night

    Toronto: Coles Publishing Company, 1974. Facsimile reprint of the NY, 1910, original. Octavo, maroon cloth. pp [2], (2), xiv, 453, [5]. Many photos in text. Fine in fine price-clipped jacket.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 42315
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  • CURRAN, W. Tees and H.A. Calkins
    IN CANADA’S WONDERFUL NORTHLAND: A story of eight months of travel by canoe, motorboat, and dog team on the northern rivers and along the new Quebec coasts of Hudson Bay

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Putnam’s, 1917. Dark blue illustrated cloth gilt, top edges gilt. Pp (xxiv), 344, (5, ads) + frontispiece with tissue guard and other plates, folding map at rear. Ex library: lacking the front free endpaper; inner hinges repaired with rice paper; rubber stamp on title page; skinning to rear pastedown from removed label; spine lightly darkened with evidence of removed label; yellowing to page edges; else a good, clean and now tight copy.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 30071
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  • EDWARDS, William Seymour
    INTO THE YUKON...Second Edition

    Cincinnati, OH: The Robert Clarke Company, 1905. Octavo, blue pictorial cloth stamped in black & white, gilt lettered, top edges gilt. pp xii, 13-324 + frontispiece + 60 plates + 2 maps. Ink name on verso of front free endpaper; bit of foxing to endpapers, first three leaves, and pages adjacent to some plates; corner crease to two leaves; yellowing to page edges; else a VG copy. First edition was in 1904 (312 pp). The author and his wife, from West Virginia, traveled to Dawson via the Canadian Pacific Railway and thence by steamboat from Victoria to Skagway and the upper Yukon in the summer of 1902, visiting mining camps and permanent settlements. Coming home they visited California, Arizona, and Colorado. Nice copy of an interesting and somewhat uncommon book.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 41817
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  • FREUCHEN, Peter
    IT'S ALL ADVENTURE

    Edition: First US printing

    New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1938. Red cloth, endpaper maps, red top edges. pp vi, 3-508 + frontispiece portrait and other plates. Spine very lightly darkened, else a fine, jacketless copy, no owner marks. Autobiography and adventures in Greenland by the great Danish adventurer and explorer. 1.5 kg parcel

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 50712
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  • ORFORD, Mena
    JOURNEY NORTH

    Edition: First Canadian issue

    Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1957. Green cloth. pp (192) + plates. Narrow band of sunning at bottom of covers, else fine in VG (slightly rubbed) jacket. Author's experiences as the wife of a medical officer for two years on Baffin Island.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 29426
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  • McINLAY, William Laird
    KARLUK. A Great Untold Story of Arctic Exploration. Foreword by Magnus Magnusson

    London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2000. New editon. Black boards. (xvi), 166 pp, indexed, plates inserted, maps in text. Fine in fine jacket, no owner names. Story of Stefansson's tragic Arctic expedition of 1913. Of a crew of 25, 11 died. The author was one of the survivors.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 21925
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  • McKINLAY, (William Laird).
    KARLUK. The Great Untold Story of Arctic Exploration. Foreword by Magnus Magnusson.

    Edition: First UK printing

    London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1976. Tall 8vo, hardcover, grey boards. xiv, 170 pp + plates inserted; map in text. Ink gift inscription to front free endpaper, else very fine in VG+ jacket. "This book tells for the first time the full story of the Karluk, the leading ship of Stefansson's Arctic Expedition of 1913-18, which was crushed and sunk in ice almost before the expedition had properly begun. The ship's crew of twenty-five people were left stranded on the arctic ice while their leader continued his northern exploration, not returning for five years. The almost incredible story of their nightmare struggle for survival in the face of ignorance, lack of leadership and the appalling Arctic conditions is told by…

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    London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1976. Tall 8vo, hardcover, grey boards. xiv, 170 pp + plates inserted; map in text. Ink gift inscription to front free endpaper, else very fine in VG+ jacket. "This book tells for the first time the full story of the Karluk, the leading ship of Stefansson's Arctic Expedition of 1913-18, which was crushed and sunk in ice almost before the expedition had properly begun. The ship's crew of twenty-five people were left stranded on the arctic ice while their leader continued his northern exploration, not returning for five years. The almost incredible story of their nightmare struggle for survival in the face of ignorance, lack of leadership and the appalling Arctic conditions is told by the magnetician and me teorologist of the expedition, William Laird McKinlay, a Scottish schoolteacher then twenty-five years old." - jacket.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 43735
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  • McKINLAY, (William Laird).
    KARLUK. The Great Untold Story of Arctic Exploration. Foreword by Magnus Magnusson.

    Edition: First UK printing

    London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1976. Tall 8vo, hardcover, grey boards. xiv, 170 pp + plates inserted; map in text. Ink gift inscription to front free endpaper, else very nearly fine in like price-clipped jacket. "This book tells for the first time the full story of the Karluk, the leading ship of Stefansson's Arctic Expedition of 1913-18, which was crushed and sunk in ice almost before the expedition had properly begun. The ship's crew of twenty-five people were left stranded on the arctic ice while their leader continued his northern exploration, not returning for five years. The almost incredible story of their nightmare struggle for survival in the face of ignorance, lack of leadership and the appalling Arctic conditions is…

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    London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1976. Tall 8vo, hardcover, grey boards. xiv, 170 pp + plates inserted; map in text. Ink gift inscription to front free endpaper, else very nearly fine in like price-clipped jacket. "This book tells for the first time the full story of the Karluk, the leading ship of Stefansson's Arctic Expedition of 1913-18, which was crushed and sunk in ice almost before the expedition had properly begun. The ship's crew of twenty-five people were left stranded on the arctic ice while their leader continued his northern exploration, not returning for five years. The almost incredible story of their nightmare struggle for survival in the face of ignorance, lack of leadership and the appalling Arctic conditions is told by the magnetician and me teorologist of the expedition, William Laird McKinlay, a Scottish schoolteacher then twenty-five years old." - jacket.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 16078
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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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