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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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  • 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; 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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  • 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 and John Geiger
    FROZEN IN TIME. Unlocking the Secrets of the Franklin Expedition.

    Edition: First edition

    Saskatoon: Western Producer Prairie Books, 1988. 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: 51677
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  • MIERTSCHING, Johann
    FROZEN SHIPS. The Arctic Diary of Johann Miertsching 1950-1854. Translated and with introduction and notes by L.H. Neatby.

    Edition: First edition.

    Toronto: Macmillan, 1967. Blue cloth. xviii, 254 pp. Index, four illustrations and two maps in text. Private bookplate at front, else fine in fine jacket. Diary of this Moravian missionary who served as interpreter aboard the Investigator, Commander Robert McClure's ship which went searching for Sir John Franklin and spent four years in the Arctic.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 51646
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  • Edinger, Ray
    Fury Beach The Four-Year Odyssey of Captain John Ross and The Victory

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Berkley Books, 2003. Cloth & boards. pp xxii, 279 + plates; index. Light soiling to the fore edges, else fine in fine jacket. "A true story of Arctic exploration and life among the Inuits." "In May 1829, after eleven years of being denied command of a ship, Captain John Ross set sail on Victory, the first steamer to brave the Arctic waters. His goal: to prove that the Northwest Passage did indeed exist."

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 51605
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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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  • Hattersley-Smith, Geoffrey
    Geographical names of the Ellesmere Island National Park Reserve and vicinity

    Edition: First Edition

    Calgary: Parks Canada / The Arctic Institute of North America, 1998. Glossy card covers. pp 89 + colour photos. Large folding map in pouch at rear. Fine copy. Note: light parcel, any default shipping may be reduced.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 51650
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  • Guttridge, Leonard F.
    Ghosts of Cape Sabine: The Harrowing True Story of the Greeley Expedition

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Putnam's, 2000. Green and grey boards, endpaper maps. pp (xiv), 354 + plates; map in text, indexed. Fine in fine jacket.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 51680
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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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  • HUNTER, Douglas
    GOD'S MERCIES: rivalry, betrayal and the dream of discovery

    Edition: First edition.

    Toronto: Doubleday Canada, 2007. Black boards. pp 416. Fine in fine jacket. Samuel de Champlain vs Henry Hudson.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 51686
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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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  • Sandler, Corey
    Henry Hudson: Dreams and Obsession: The Tragic Legacy of the New World's Least Understood Explorer

    Edition: First edition

    New York: Citadel, 2007. Cloth & boards. pp (xvi), 431. Illustrated, index. Fine in fine jacket.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 51675
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  • ASHER, G.M.
    Henry Hudson the navigator : the original documents in which his career is recorded, collected partly translated and annotated with an introduction.

    New York: Burt Franklin, no date (1971). Blue cloth without jacket as issued. ccxviii, 292 pages : 2 folded maps. Index. Fine copy. Facsimile reprint of the 1860 Haklyut Society edition. 1.2 kg parcel

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 51620
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  • Abramson, Howard S.
    Hero in Disgrace: The Life of Arctic Explorer Frederick A. Cook

    Edition: First edition

    New York: Paragon House, 1991. pp (xx), 251. Map, photos, index. Fine copy. Jacket has light rubbing to spine ends, near fine.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 51631
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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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  • 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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