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  • PROWSE, D.W.
    A HISTORY OF NEWFOUNDLAND from the English, Colonial and Foreign Records

    Belleville, Ontario: Mika, 1972. Facsimile reprint of the London, 1895, original. Blue cloth without jacket, as issued. pp (6), (xxiv), 742, [2, blank] pp + [2], 56, (supplement - A History of the Churches in Newfoundland, by various writers). [2] + large folding map at rear;.photos and illustrations in text, indexed. Lower outer quarter of front free endpaper rumpled, light sticker shadow on spine, else fine, no owner names. O'Dea 1144a (first edition). Note: 2 kg parcel, extra postage will be required.

    Condition: Binding: Hard Cover

    Book ID: 42014
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  • HUBBARD, Mrs. Leonidas (Mina Benson Hubbard, 1870-1956)
    A WOMAN'S WAY THROUGH UNKNOWN LABRADOR: an account of the exploration of the Nascaupee and George Rivers

    Edition: First Canadian issue

    Toronto: William Briggs, 1908. Made from UK sheets. Brown pictorial cloth stamped in gilt and blind. pp [2], xvi, 338 + frontispiece portrait and 50 photo plates + colour folding map in pouch at rear (complete). Index, author Preface, and Introduction by William B. Cabot. Moderate wear to spine ends; endpapers tanned; front free endpaper has an old ink gift inscription, small soil spot, and small pin holes and short tear repaired on verso with clear archival paper tape; light foxing to early leaves; cracked inner hinges and split of one flap fold neatly repaired on blank side with clear archival paper tape; scattered light foxing in text; in all, generally a VG clean and unworn copy, tight in…

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    Toronto: William Briggs, 1908. Made from UK sheets. Brown pictorial cloth stamped in gilt and blind. pp [2], xvi, 338 + frontispiece portrait and 50 photo plates + colour folding map in pouch at rear (complete). Index, author Preface, and Introduction by William B. Cabot. Moderate wear to spine ends; endpapers tanned; front free endpaper has an old ink gift inscription, small soil spot, and small pin holes and short tear repaired on verso with clear archival paper tape; light foxing to early leaves; cracked inner hinges and split of one flap fold neatly repaired on blank side with clear archival paper tape; scattered light foxing in text; in all, generally a VG clean and unworn copy, tight in the binding.>>> "At the turn of the 20th century, explorer, surveyor, and exploration writer Mina Hubbard led an expedition to survey the last unmapped area of eastern Canada. Her daring 1905 expedition through unexplored eastern Labrador resulted in notable advancements in geographical knowledge. Taking continuous measurements of latitude along the 900 kilometre journey from North West River to Ungava Bay, Hubbard established the correct positions of the Naskaupi and George Rivers and associated lakes and tributaries. The map she produced was immediately recognised by both the American and British Geographical Society and remained definitive until the advent of aerial photography in Labrador in the 1930s. Mina Benson Hubbard Ellis was born in 1870 on a farm in Ontario. She worked as a teacher from 1886 to 1896 before training as a nurse in New York. One of her patients there was Leonidas Hubbard, Jr., a former teacher turned journalist. They married in 1901, but two years later he died of starvation and exposure while exploring Labrador. In 1905, Mina Hubbard set out to finish her husband’s work and led an expedition through the interior of northeastern Labrador. She travelled with four skilled woodsmen and also brought cameras, meteorological instruments, and survey equipment. Though she was neither an experienced wilderness traveller nor a geographer, her well-planned expedition was completed in record time and she compiled a valuable set of observations. Hubbard’s photographs represented the first such record of the interior landscape and its people, the Innu. Her map of the region’s rivers and lakes, published in 1906, was the basis for official maps of North America for decades. Hubbard was also an author of a classic of Canadian exploration literature. Her 1908 publication A Woman’s Way Through Unknown Labrador and her field diary are unique departures from standard exploration writing of the day. Instead of focusing on themes of endurance and contest, her written work reveals an openness to the perspectives and opinions of her Indigenous and Métis four-man crew. This ensured that their values and sensitivities, rather than European paradigms, determined the comfortable nature of the trip and its success. The earliest Canadian woman to launch and complete an expedition with explicitly scientific goals, Hubbard was recognized for her scientific contributions and made a Fellow of Britain’s Royal Geographical Society in 1927." - Parks Canada.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 51126
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  • Devine, Edward J., S.J.
    ACROSS WIDEST AMERICA, Newfoundland to Alaska, with the impressions of two years' sojourn on the Bering Coast...

    Edition: First Edition

    Montreal: The Canadian Messenger, 1905. Octavo, original dark green pictorial cloth stamped in gilt and blind. pp [12], 307 + frontispiece portrait, folding map, and 24 plates from photos. Spine dulled, text paper a bit yellowed as always, partial cracks to inner hinges neatly repaired, else a VG clean & tight copy, no owner names. Jesuit missionary's travels across Canada just north of the US border, the last two-thirds of the book is on Alaska.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 27043
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  • ADRIFT ON AN ICE-PAN. Illustrated from Photographs by Dr. Grenfell and Others. by GRENFELL, Wilfred Thomason (Wilfred T. Grenfell)
    GRENFELL, Wilfred Thomason (Wilfred T. Grenfell)
    ADRIFT ON AN ICE-PAN. Illustrated from Photographs by Dr. Grenfell and Others.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1928. 26th printing (first was in 1909). Beige cloth printed in black. pp (2), (xxviii), (69) + 8 photo plates of some good dogs and the author. Yellowing and foxing to page edges, light endpaper yellowing, light foxing on pages adjacent to the plates; else a VG copy. The dust jacket has some small nicks, short creased tear a foot of spine; VG. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR, WITH AN ORIGINAL INK DRAWING "S.S. Strathcona. Wifred T. Grenfell: Labrador Jul 30 1930. SS Northland, Gulf of St. Laurence, at sea." The drawing shows the ship with sail and steam near an iceberg. "258" is in ink above the drawing with a different pen. Contains a biographical sketch…

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    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1928. 26th printing (first was in 1909). Beige cloth printed in black. pp (2), (xxviii), (69) + 8 photo plates of some good dogs and the author. Yellowing and foxing to page edges, light endpaper yellowing, light foxing on pages adjacent to the plates; else a VG copy. The dust jacket has some small nicks, short creased tear a foot of spine; VG. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR, WITH AN ORIGINAL INK DRAWING "S.S. Strathcona. Wifred T. Grenfell: Labrador Jul 30 1930. SS Northland, Gulf of St. Laurence, at sea." The drawing shows the ship with sail and steam near an iceberg. "258" is in ink above the drawing with a different pen. Contains a biographical sketch by Clarence John Blake. Probably this Canadian medical missionary's best-known work, an often anthologized, harrowing, incredible, but true anecdote of being trapped on a drifting ice-pan off the Newfoundland coast with only his sled dogs. The dogs eventually had to be sacrificed to save the author, who skinned them , wrapped himself in their bloody pelts for warmth, and used their frozen limbs as a mast. Watters p. 962. Grenfell did many vignette drawings and inscriptions in his booiks in order to raise money for his medical mission to the fisherman of the Labrador coast.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 39013
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  • BIRD, Will R.
    ANGEL COVE

    Edition: First printing

    Toronto: Macmillan, 1972. Blue boards. Fine copy. Jacket has sunning to the orange spine lettering, else fine. 19 stories about people living in a fictional Newfoundland fishing village in the 1920s.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 50373
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  • HORWOOD, Harold
    BARTLETT the great explorer

    Toronto: Doubleday Canada, 1989. Photos, index. Fine copy. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.

    Condition: Binding: Trade Paperback

    Book ID: 44655
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  • BOTWOOD: history of a seaport

    Botwood, Newfoundland: Botwood Heritage Society, 1992. Glossy card covers. pp viii, 152. Photos, tables. Fine copy.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 50475
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  • CUFF, Robert H., editor
    DICTIONARY OF NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR BIOGRAPHY

    Edition: First edition.

    St. John’s, Newfoundland: Harry Cuff Publications, 1990. Tall octavo. Glossy boards, pp xi, 408, [2]; text in double columns. Fine copy. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping may be required.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 45744
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  • DOCTOR LUKE OF THE LABRADOR by DUNCAN, Norman
    DUNCAN, Norman
    DOCTOR LUKE OF THE LABRADOR

    New York: Revell, c.1904 (1905?). Fourth printing, adding a new author note on page 10. Dark blue pictorial cloth stamped in green and white, gilt lettered, olive decorated and photographic endpapers. pp (3)-327 + (4) pp ads. First 12 pages are on coated paper and contain photos plus a map. 1906 ink inscription on half-title dated Jan., 1906; tan damp stain to lower margin of late leaves, yellowing to page edges, else a fine, bright copy. In his new author note Duncan stoutly denies that the novel is based on Dr. Wilfred Grenfell, but most references disagree. Duncan did travel to Labrador on behalf of McClure's magazine with the intent to meet Grenfell, and finally did so in 1903.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 49412
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  • SAUNDERS, Gary L.
    DOCTOR OLDS OF TWILLINGATE: portrait of an American surgeon in Newfoundland

    St. John's, Newfoundland: Breakwater, 1997. Third printing. Octavo, card covers. pp (367) + plates. Illustrations at rear. Owner blind stamp to title page and at rear, VG+ otherwise.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 45664
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  • HOMAN, Robert
    DUST BEFORE THE WIND

    Edition: First printing

    London: Hogarth Press, 1960. Blue boards. Fine copy. Dust jacket has a shallow chip across head of spine, tear and fingernail-size chip to front panel, light spine yellowing, good. A novel set in Labrador by a British author who was there for a time.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 49253
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  • SMALLWOOD, Joseph R., editor-in-chief
    ENCYCLOPEDIA OF NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR. Volume One

    Edition: First printing

    St. John's, Newfoundland: Newfoundland Book Publishers, 1981. Volume I only, covering A-E (a total of five volumes were published by 1991). Tall thick octavo, blue boards, colour endpaper maps. pp (xxxi), [3, blank], 914, including glossy leaf at front in colour with arms of Newfoundland, SIGNED by Joey Smallwood. Text in double columns, many photos, many maps at front. Crease at foot of spine, small bump to upper inner corner of rear cover, silver arms on rear cover rubbed, rubber stamped initials and date in top margin of title page, VG clean and tight copy otherwise. Note: 3.5 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 41935
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  • JENNESS, Diamond
    ESKIMO ADMINISTRATION: III. Labrador

    Montreal: Arctic Institute of North America, 1965. Octavo, blue card covers. Pp 94, (2). Map in text. Some spots to rear cover, VG+ uncreased copy otherwise, no owner names. Arctic Institute of North America Technical Paper No. 16. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 33830
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  • ROWE, Frederick W.
    EXTINCTION: the Beothuks of Newfoundland

    Edition: First printing

    Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 1977. Green boards. pp (10), 162, (4, index). Illustrations and photos in text. Blind-stamped ownership at front, else fine. Dust jacket has nicks and a short tear, VG otherwise. The Beothuks, Newfoundland's aboriginal people, where completely rubbed out by 1829.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 43686
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  • WHITE, Samuel Alexander
    FLAMING FUR LANDS

    Edition: First printing

    Toronto: Ryerson, 1948. Red boards. pp (6), 153. Upper margin of front free endpaper clipped away; light yellowing to page edges; else fine and bright. Dust jacket has a three inch split to rear ower spine fold with a consequent crease to lower rear panel; 1.5 inch split to upper rear flap fold; panels have small chips, nicks, edge rubbing; rubbing to flap folds; yellowing to white spine lettering; in all, good +, still respectable in appearance. Labrador setting.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 48962
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  • WHITE, Samuel Alexander
    FLAMING FUR LANDS

    Edition: First printing

    Toronto: Ryerson, 1948. Red boards. pp (6), 153. Fine copy. Dust jacket has rubbing to front flap fold; small chip and 1.5 inch creased tear to lower inner corner of front panel, rubbing to front spine fold with a bit of wear to spine ends; good. Labrador setting.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 48967
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  • Barbour, Job
    Forty-eight Days Adrift: the voyage of the "Neptune II" from Newfoundland to Scotland. Foreword by Sr. Wilfred T. Grenfell

    No place (St. John's, Newfoundland): Breakwater Books, 1981. Facsimile reprint of the London, 1932, edition. Tan boards. pp (2), 220. Photos. Text paper a bit toned, as always, rubber stamped star at rear, else fine in fine jacket. Note: the Grenfell Foreword did not appear in the 1932 edition. The Neptune II set out from St. John's to Newtown, Newfoundland, 100 miles away, for the Christmas holidays. A big storm blew up and they had to run before the wind all the way to the Island of Mull off the west coast of Scotland.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 45090
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  • KAVANAGH, Patrick
    GAFF TOPSAILS

    Edition: First US printing

    New York: Viking, 1998. Dark and pale grey boards. Fine in fine jacket. A well-received first novel about Newfoundland by a Newfoundland-born author who has also helped translate ULYSSES into Mandarin Chinese (which surely must have been an extraordinary challenge). First Canadian edition was in 1996, in paper only.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 11175
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  • MacKENZIE, Donald
    INSIDE THE ATLANTIC TRIANGLE. Canada and the Entrance of Newfoundland into Confederation 1939-1949.

    Edition: First Edition

    University of Toronto Press, 1986. Pictorial cloth. (xiv), 285, (5) pp. Light cover rubbing, else a fine copy, without jacket, as issued.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 8228
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  • MacKENZIE, Donald
    INSIDE THE ATLANTIC TRIANGLE. Canada and the Entrance of Newfoundland into Confederation 1939-1949.

    Edition: First Edition

    University of Toronto Press, 1986. Pictorial cloth. (xiv), 285, (5) pp. Index. Fine copy, without jacket, as issued.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 42064
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