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  • Warkentin, Germaine
    Canadian Exploration Literature: An Anthology

    Edition: First edition

    Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1993. Yellow boards. pp 464. Maps, notes, reading list, index. Fine in fine jacket.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 51643
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  • Rycroft, Nancy
    Captain James Fairweather, Whaler and Shipmaster: His Life and Career 1853-1933

    Edition: First edition

    U.S.A: Fairweather Books, 2005. Glossy pictorial boards without jacket, as issued. pp (200), Maps, photos, illustrations, many in colour. Fine copy, signed by the author at front. The hardcover issue is scarce. "An account of the long, adventurous and varied life of Captain James Fairweather of Dundee, from his childhood attempt to run away to sea, through his years in the Dundee Whaling Fleet voyaging to the Arctic and north-eastern Canada; his years in the merchant service, particularly in the Indian Ocean, his last voyage to the Arctic in 1914, Wartime Service and lastly as Captain of the Discovery for the 1916 Shackleton Relief expedition. His personal life is also recounted. The Captain displays his robust sense of humour…

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    U.S.A: Fairweather Books, 2005. Glossy pictorial boards without jacket, as issued. pp (200), Maps, photos, illustrations, many in colour. Fine copy, signed by the author at front. The hardcover issue is scarce. "An account of the long, adventurous and varied life of Captain James Fairweather of Dundee, from his childhood attempt to run away to sea, through his years in the Dundee Whaling Fleet voyaging to the Arctic and north-eastern Canada; his years in the merchant service, particularly in the Indian Ocean, his last voyage to the Arctic in 1914, Wartime Service and lastly as Captain of the Discovery for the 1916 Shackleton Relief expedition. His personal life is also recounted. The Captain displays his robust sense of humour in extracts from his privately printed memoirs"--Back cover

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 51626
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  • Starokadomskii, L.M.
    Charting the Russian Northern Sea Route: The Arctic Ocean Hydrographic Expedition 1910-1915. Translated and Edited by William Barr

    Edition: First edition in English

    Montreal and London: Arctic Institute of North America / McGill-Queen's University Press, 1976. Green boards. pp xxxiv, 332 + plates. Light foxing to page edges, VG otherwise, no owner names. Dust jacket has a fingernail-size chip and some tears; good.

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

    Book ID: 32681
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  • Starokadomskii, L.M.
    Charting the Russian Northern Sea Route: The Arctic Ocean Hydrographic Expedition 1910-1915. Translated and Edited by William Barr

    Edition: First edition in English

    Montreal and London: Arctic Institute of North America / McGill-Queen's University Press, 1976. Green boards. pp xxxiv, 332 + plates. Fine in VG+ jacket, no owner names.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 25909
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  • BREYNAT, Gabriel, Msg.
    CINQUANTE ANS AU PAYS DES NEIGES. II. Voyageur du Christ

    Montreal: Fides, 1947. 372, (2) pp. Octavo, paper covers. Fading to the red spine lettering, vertical spine crease, VG tight copy otherwise. Second volume (of 3 volumes published separately 1945, 1947, and 1948.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 23984
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  • NEWMAN, Peter C.
    Company of Adventurers. Volume 1

    Edition: First edition.

    Markham, Ontario: Viking, 1985. Blue boards, endpaper maps, illustrations, index. Owner blind stamp to half-title leaf, else fine. Jacket has moderate wear, VG otherwise. First volume of author's history of the Hudson's Bay Company. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 45755
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  • NEATBY, L.H.
    CONQUEST OF THE LAST FRONTIER

    Edition: First Canadian edition

    Don Mills, Ontario: Longmans Canada, 1966. Natural linen cloth. pp (xviii), (431) including maps, photo; photographic endpapers. Fine, jacket has small tears. A history of the final years of the conquest of the Arctic, from Kane forward. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 29431
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  • Bryce, Robert M.
    Cook & Peary: the polar controversy resolved

    Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 1997. Cloth & boards, endpaper maps. pp xviii, 1133. Bibliography and notes, illustrations and maps, index. Fine in fine jacket. 2.2 kg parcel

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 51604
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  • Beardsley, Martyn
    Deadly Winter: the life of Sir John Franklin

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Chatham Publishing, 2002. Red cloth. pp (xvi), 272 + plates. Index, map. Fine in fine jacket.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 51644
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  • DOWN THE MACKENZIE THROUGH THE GREAT LONE LAND by WALDO, Fullerton
    WALDO, Fullerton
    DOWN THE MACKENZIE THROUGH THE GREAT LONE LAND

    Edition: First Edition

    New York: Macmillan, 1923. Green cloth with illustrated label on front cover, endpaper maps. pp (xiv), 251, [5] + Frontispiece & 30 photo plates on 16 leaves; index. Spine very lightly darkened; yellowing to page edges; light foxing to pages adjacent to the plates; smal bumps to upper outer corners of covers; else a fine, bright copy, no owner marks. Good descriptive narrative of a trip starting in Edmonton and ending at Arctic Red River.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 51595
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  • VILLAREJO, Oscar M.
    DR. KANE'S VOYAGE TO THE POLAR LANDS

    Edition: First printing

    Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1965. Black cloth. pp 220 + plates; bibliography, index. Fine copy. Price-clipped jacket has nicks along top edge of front panel, VG otherwise. Based on a hitherto unknown manuscript of J.C.C. Peterson, a member of the second Grinnell Expedition. His account differs from Elisha Kane and Isaac Hayes' versions.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 51606
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  • MIKKELSEN, Kapitän (Ejnar Mikklesen, 1880-1971)
    EIN ARKTISCHER ROBINSON

    Edition: First German edition

    Leipzig: Brockhaus, 1913. Octavo, tan pictorial cloth. pp x, 384 + b&w map + colour folding map + frontispiece portrait with tissue guard and many other plates. Spine a bit worn and ends, two cloth split at top of front hinge; ink owner inscription at front and small two digit ink number in corner of a few early leaves; else a VG clean and tight copy. First published Copenhagen, 1913, as Tre Aar i Nordøstgrønland, and in London in 1913 as Lost in the Arctic, being the story of the "Alabama" Expedition, 1909-12. AB 11418. Mikkelson was a Danish arctic explorer who became stranded on Shannon Island in Northeastern Greeland with his chief engineer Iversen. They spent two winters…

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    Leipzig: Brockhaus, 1913. Octavo, tan pictorial cloth. pp x, 384 + b&w map + colour folding map + frontispiece portrait with tissue guard and many other plates. Spine a bit worn and ends, two cloth split at top of front hinge; ink owner inscription at front and small two digit ink number in corner of a few early leaves; else a VG clean and tight copy. First published Copenhagen, 1913, as Tre Aar i Nordøstgrønland, and in London in 1913 as Lost in the Arctic, being the story of the "Alabama" Expedition, 1909-12. AB 11418. Mikkelson was a Danish arctic explorer who became stranded on Shannon Island in Northeastern Greeland with his chief engineer Iversen. They spent two winters in a small cottage they built from scrap until they were rescued by a whaler in 1912. This German edition added illustrations and an index. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 43730
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  • Moss, John George
    Enduring Dreams: An Exploration of Arctic Landscape

    Toronto: Anansi, 1994. Fine copy. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.

    Condition: Binding: Trade Paperback

    Book ID: 45131
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  • BURCH, Ernest, Jr.
    ESKIMO KINSMEN: Changing Family Relationships in Northwest Alaska

    Edition: First Edition

    New York: West Publishing Company, 1975. Monograph No. 59 of the American Ethnological Society. Blue cloth. pp (xvi), 352, [2]. Index. VG copy. Not issued in jacket.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 44694
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  • JENNESS, D. (Diamond Jenness)
    ESKIMO STRING FIGURES (Report of the Canadian Arctic Expedition 1913-18, Volume XIII: Eskimo Folk-lore, Part B.)

    Edition: First printing

    Ottawa: F.A. Acland, King's Printer, 1924. Tall octavo. pp 192. 227 figures in text. Front copy has a chip to lower inner corner; splits to spine folds neatly repaired; else a VG clean, tight, unworn and uncreased copy, no owner names.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 43132
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  • Sutton, George Miksch
    Eskimo Year

    Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1985. Facsimile reprint of the 1934 edition, with a new Foreword by David F, Parmalee. pp xvi, 321. Map, illustrations, photos. Focus on natural history. Fine in fine jacket.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 51685
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  • Morantz, Toby
    Ethnohistoric Study of Eastern James Bay Cree Social Organiztion, 1700-1850

    Ottawa: National Museums of Canada, 1983. National Museum of Man, Mercury Series: Canadian Ethnology Service Paper No. 88. Quarto, card covers. pp 199. Two sketch maps in text. VG clean, tight and unworn copy, no owner names. A study of the effects of the fur trade on the Cree people of this region.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 42629
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  • SOPER, J. Dewey
    EXPLORATIONS IN FOXE PENINSULA AND ALONG THE WEST COAST OF BAFFIN ISLAND

    New York: American Geographical Society (1930?). Octavo, pp 397-424, stapled in grey card covers. Photos in text. "Reprinted from The Geographical Review, Vol. XX, No. 3, July, 1930," Short tear at foot of spine, VG otherwise. Front cover has a library stamp and the 1943 ownership signature of R.Y. Edwards. "Joseph Dewey Soper (May 5, 1893, Guelp, Ontario -November 2, 1982, Edmonton, Alberta) was a widely-traveled Canadian Arctic explorer, zoologist, ornithologist, and prolific author." Roger Yorke Edwards (b. Toronto, 1924) has been a pioneer in wildlife biology, nature education, conservation, and museum life. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 40620
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  • FARTHEST NORTH. Being the Record of a Voyage of Exploration of the Ship Fram, 1893-96, and of a Fifteen Months' Sleigh Journey by Dr. Nansen and Lieut. Johansen. With an Appendix by Otto Sverdrup, Captain of the Fram. by NANSEN, Fridtjof
    NANSEN, Fridtjof
    FARTHEST NORTH. Being the Record of a Voyage of Exploration of the Ship Fram, 1893-96, and of a Fifteen Months' Sleigh Journey by Dr. Nansen and Lieut. Johansen. With an Appendix by Otto Sverdrup, Captain of the Fram.

    Edition: First of this edition

    London: Macmillan, 1897. First of the Colonial Library edition, the paper issue. Two volumes, pp (8), 351 ; (viii), (472). Indexed. Free endpapers and pastedowns in both volumes (paged 3-7) used for a list of the series, dated 20.2.97. Books a little leaned; spines darkened with lettering faint, and with small chips at ends and vertical cracks, now neatly repaired; ink owner name in top margin of each front cover; covers have short shallow chips to fore edges and corner creases; page edges tanned; generally VG otherwise, now tight in the bindings, text clean and unworn. Macmillan's Colonial Library # 317 & 318. This paper issue of the Colonial Library edition drops the plates and maps found in the…

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    London: Macmillan, 1897. First of the Colonial Library edition, the paper issue. Two volumes, pp (8), 351 ; (viii), (472). Indexed. Free endpapers and pastedowns in both volumes (paged 3-7) used for a list of the series, dated 20.2.97. Books a little leaned; spines darkened with lettering faint, and with small chips at ends and vertical cracks, now neatly repaired; ink owner name in top margin of each front cover; covers have short shallow chips to fore edges and corner creases; page edges tanned; generally VG otherwise, now tight in the bindings, text clean and unworn. Macmillan's Colonial Library # 317 & 318. This paper issue of the Colonial Library edition drops the plates and maps found in the larger Constable and Harper editions of 1897, though at least some of the more common hardcover issue came with a folding map. A classic of Arctic exploration. "Narrative of the First Fram Expedition, 1893-1896, led by Nansen, with the object of investigating the polar basin north of Eurasia by drifting in the ice with the currents northwest from the New Siberian Islands across or near the Pole." - AB 11983. Printing and the Mind of Man 384 (Norwegian edition, Fram over Polhavet). In the Spring of 1895, Nansen, one companion, and his dogs reached 86 degrees 14 minutes north, the closest to the pole that anyone had been to that time (the dogs were too worn out to go all the way). 1.5 kg parcel.

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    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 47711
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  • Henderson, Bruce
    Fatal North: Murder Survival Aboard USS Polaris, the First US Expedition to the North Pole

    Edition: First edition

    New York: New American Library, 2001. pp 306 + plates. Index. Fine in fine jacket, and signed by the author. Flyer for a reading laid in.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 51649
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