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  • NIVEN, Frederick
    A LADY IN THE WILDERNESS

    No place (Seattle?): No publisher, no date (ca 1938?). Octavo, pp (12, including covers), printed in yellow paper, stapled. Photo inside front cover, poem inside rear cover by Kathleen Keats White. Rear cover has a short creased tear at bottom of rear cover, VG otherwise. Reprints an article from the Canadian Home Journal, about Mrs. Otto H. Partridge and the famous garden she kept in the Yukon, Ben-My-Chree, and about the trip getting there, in 1930. The article was printed in the magazine in 1938. One of the noted Scottish-Canadian author's scarcest books. AMICUS locates only two copies in Canadian libraries. Note: light parcel, any default shipping may be reduced.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 42691
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  • Leden, Christian
    ACROSS THE KEEWATIN ICEFIELDS: three years among the Canadian Eskimoes 1913-1916. Edited and with an introduction by Shirlee Anne Smith. Translation by Dr. Leslie Neatby

    Edition: First edition in English

    Winnipeg: Watson & Dwyer, 1990. Octavo, grey cloth. pp (xxii), 298. Photos and map in text, index. Fine in fine jacket. Translation of the original German edition of 1927.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 42298
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  • ARCTIC GALLERY 1978

    No place (Y: Department of Information, Government of the Northwest Territories, 1978. pp [46], stapled, in card covers. Corner creases to rear cover, VG otherwise. An unused calendar, with text in English and Inuktitut, drawings by Cree artist Gail Cyr and photos by Mike Hewitt, and information on the metric system in English. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 45079
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  • LODGE, Tom
    BEYOND THE GREAT SLAVE LAKE

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Cassell, 1957. Green boards. pp 198 + plates. Spine sunned to tan, else a VG clean & unworn jacketless copy. A young man's travels in the Northwest Territories of Canada.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 44662
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  • ROSS, Eric
    BEYOND THE RIVER AND THE BAY: Some oberservations on the State of the Canadian Northwest in 1811 with a View to Providing the Intending Settler with an Intimate Knowledge of That Country

    Edition: First Edition

    University of Toronto Press, 1970. Yellow cloth. pp xiv, (192), [2] + 5 folding maps (4 are double-sided) in pouch at rear (complete)+ 5 plates (4 double-sided). Index. A very good clean, tight and unworn jacketless copy. A book about the fur trade in the Canadian Northwest in the early 19th century, based on an imaginary contemporary manuscript.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 42299
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  • RICHARDS, Milton (pseud. of Milo Milton Oblinger)
    DICK KENT, FUR TRADER

    Akon, Ohio: Saalfield, c1927. Brown boards. pp (2), 223, [7]. Frontispiece illustration. Pulpy text paper yellowed as always, ink gift inscription and small thin spot from erasure at front, else fine. Dust jacket has small chips and tears, VG otherwise, attactive. The fifth Dick Kent Mountie yarn for young readers, set in the frozen north. Northland Series. Saalfield 3341.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 44774
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  • MacDONALD, Malcolm
    DOWN NORTH

    Edition: First Edition

    Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1943. Variant in khaki cloth. Pictorial endpapers. pp (xiv), 274, (2) + 18 photo plates. Light damp spot to lower margin of front cover, else a fine, jacketless copy. Nice endpaper drawing by Thoreau MacDonald. Edison C61 A bit of history but mostly a contemporary survey of the North West Territories of Canada.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 41763
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  • EARLY DAYS ON THE YUKON & The Story of Its Gold Finds by OGILVIE, William, 1846-1912
    OGILVIE, William, 1846-1912
    EARLY DAYS ON THE YUKON & The Story of Its Gold Finds

    Edition: First Canadian issue

    London, New York, & Toronto: John Lane, The Bodley Head / John Lane Comapany / Bell & Cockburn, 1913. Original red cloth gilt. Octavo. pp xii, 306, (2) + frontispiece portrait and 31 plates. pp 302-06 are an appendix, "Present Conditions", by Dr. Alfred Thompson. Soft corner crease to front cover, spine lightly darkened, else a VG+ bright and tight copy, no owner names. "William Ogilvie, FRGS, was a Canadian Dominion land surveyor, explorer and Commissioner of the Yukon Territory. He was responsible for numerous surveys from the 1870s to the 1890s, mainly in the Prairie Provinces. From 1887 to 1889, Ogilvie was involved in George Mercer Dawson's exploration and survey expedition in what later became the Yukon Territory.…

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    London, New York, & Toronto: John Lane, The Bodley Head / John Lane Comapany / Bell & Cockburn, 1913. Original red cloth gilt. Octavo. pp xii, 306, (2) + frontispiece portrait and 31 plates. pp 302-06 are an appendix, "Present Conditions", by Dr. Alfred Thompson. Soft corner crease to front cover, spine lightly darkened, else a VG+ bright and tight copy, no owner names. "William Ogilvie, FRGS, was a Canadian Dominion land surveyor, explorer and Commissioner of the Yukon Territory. He was responsible for numerous surveys from the 1870s to the 1890s, mainly in the Prairie Provinces. From 1887 to 1889, Ogilvie was involved in George Mercer Dawson's exploration and survey expedition in what later became the Yukon Territory. He surveyed the Chilkoot Pass, the Yukon and Porcupine rivers. Ogilvie established the location of the boundary between the Yukon and Alaska on the 141st meridian west. During the Klondike Gold Rush, he surveyed the townsite of Dawson City and was responsible for settling many disputes between miners. Ogilvie became the Yukon's second Commissioner in 1898 at the height of the gold rush, and resigned because of ill-health in 1901." - Wikipedia, " "One of the most valuable works on the gold rush, Ogilvie, an official Canadian surveyor, went to Dyea in 1887. with Capt. William Moore. he explored White Pass. met McQuesten and Harper on the Yukon. His story of the discovery of gold comes from participation". Ricks p164.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 44276
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  • Sheppe, Walter, editor
    First Man West: Alexander Mackenzie's Journal of His Voyage to the Pacific Coast of Canada in 1793

    Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1976. Green cloth without jacket, as issued. pp (x), 366. [6]. Map, portrait, index. Fine copy. Reprint of the University of California Press, 1962, edition.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 50440
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  • BECKER, Ethel Anderson
    KLONDIKE ’98: Hegg’s Album of the 1898 Alaska Gold Rush

    Edition: First edition.

    Portland, Oregon: Binfords & Mort, 1949. Tall octavo. Green pictorial cloth printed in black, map and decoration to front endpapers. pp (iv), (128). Photos in text. Fine copy. Pricce-clipped jacket has rubbing and small chips; VG otherwise. Klondike photos of young photographer E.A. Hegg.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 41198
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  • THEBERGE, John, editor
    KLUANE, PINNACLE OF THE YUKON

    Edition: First printing

    Toronto: Doubleday Canada, 1980. Quarto, blue boards, endpaper maps. xi, 175pp + colour photos. Many b&w photos and line drawings in text. Indexed. Slight rubbing at foot of spine, else fine in fine jacket, no owner nam3es. "The unique environment of North America's highest mountain range." Ecological focus. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 42648
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  • FOOTNER, Hulbert
    NEW RIVERS OF THE NORTH. The Yarn of Two Amateur Explorers. With Photographs by Auville Eager and the Author. The Head-Waters of the Fraser: The Peace River: The Hay River: Alexandra Falls.

    Edition: First Edition

    New York: Outing Publishing Company, 1912. Black cloth gilt lettered. 281, [3] pp + rontispiece with tissue guard and 23 other photo plates and one map. Moderate wear to spine tips; lacking the front free endpaper; ink name and nice large pictorial bookplate (Shannony C ottage, E. Downingtown, PA, Edward Kerr, Jr.) on front pastedown; VG otherwise. Travels in Alberta and the Northwest Territories of Canada by this prolific Canadian-born author of many crime novels.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 10797
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  • CONIBEAR, Kenneth, 1907-
    NORTH LAND FOOTPRINTS or Lives on Little Bent Tree Lake.

    Edition: First US printing

    New York: Scribner's, 1937. Octavo, grey-green cloth stamped in white. [2], xviii, (19)-339, [3] pp. Spine very lightly darkened, with light rubbing; ink names to front free endpaper; damp stain to lower inner corners of front endpapers; VG otherwise. Watters p. 265. Nature fiction set in the Canadian North West around Great Slave Lake. Conibear, born in Ontario, with his family moved to Fort Resolution in 1912. It is believed theirs was the first white family, independent of government, religious organization or trading company to settle in the Territories. He attended the University of Alberta and was selected as an Alberta Rhodes Scholar in 1931. Conibear Lake in Wood Buffalo National Park is named for him. Mentioned in Peel 6271.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 19457
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  • CONIBEAR, Kenneth, 1907-
    NORTHLAND FOOTPRINTS, or lives on Little Bent Tree Lake

    Edition: First US printing

    New York: Scribner's, 1937. Green cloth lettered and illustrated in white (first issue binding). pp (2), xviii, (19)-339, [3]. 15 May, 1937, ink gift inscription and light yellowing at front; slight yellowing to page edges; else fine. Dust jacket has mild rubbing to head of very lightly sunned spine; creased nick to rear panel, small chip to one outer corners; else a VG+ bright and attractive example, flap price intact. Includes an attractive frontispiece map by G.D.Tidmarsh and a long Preface by the author. A novel set in the Canadian Northwest around Great Slave Lake in which wild animals are the chief characters. Watters p. 265. Conibear accompanied Grey Owl on a tour of England, becoming a close friend.…

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    New York: Scribner's, 1937. Green cloth lettered and illustrated in white (first issue binding). pp (2), xviii, (19)-339, [3]. 15 May, 1937, ink gift inscription and light yellowing at front; slight yellowing to page edges; else fine. Dust jacket has mild rubbing to head of very lightly sunned spine; creased nick to rear panel, small chip to one outer corners; else a VG+ bright and attractive example, flap price intact. Includes an attractive frontispiece map by G.D.Tidmarsh and a long Preface by the author. A novel set in the Canadian Northwest around Great Slave Lake in which wild animals are the chief characters. Watters p. 265. Conibear accompanied Grey Owl on a tour of England, becoming a close friend. Grey Owl was best man at his first wedding. He eventually became an instructor in the English Department at Simon Fraser University. Born in Ontario, with his family moved to Fort Resolution in 1912. It is believed theirs was the first white family, independent of government, religious organization or trading company to settle in the Territories. He attended the University of Alberta and was selected as an Alberta Rhodes Scholar in 1931. Conibear Lake in Wood Buffalo National Park is named for him. Mentioned in Peel 6271. This was his first book. Uncommon in jacket.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 49554
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  • NORTHLAND FOOTPRINTS, or lives on Little Bent Tree Lake by CONIBEAR, Kenneth, 1907-
    CONIBEAR, Kenneth, 1907-
    NORTHLAND FOOTPRINTS, or lives on Little Bent Tree Lake

    Edition: First US printing

    New York: Scribner's, 1937. Orange cloth, spine lettered in black (second issue binding). pp (2), xviii, (19)-339, [3]. Small ink name on rear pastedown; light yellowing to page edges; else a fine, bright copy. Dust jacket spine has a one inch split to lower fold, rubbing and small chips to ends, light rubbing to folds; light rubbing to front flap fold; pencil numerals on the interior; else a VG bright and attractive example, flap price intact. Includes an attractive frontispiece map by G.D.Tidmarsh and a long Preface by the author. Inscribed by the author on the title page "Kenneth Conibear, Fort Smith, N.W.T., Aug. 20, 1940". A novel set in the Canadian Northwest around Great Slave Lake in which…

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    New York: Scribner's, 1937. Orange cloth, spine lettered in black (second issue binding). pp (2), xviii, (19)-339, [3]. Small ink name on rear pastedown; light yellowing to page edges; else a fine, bright copy. Dust jacket spine has a one inch split to lower fold, rubbing and small chips to ends, light rubbing to folds; light rubbing to front flap fold; pencil numerals on the interior; else a VG bright and attractive example, flap price intact. Includes an attractive frontispiece map by G.D.Tidmarsh and a long Preface by the author. Inscribed by the author on the title page "Kenneth Conibear, Fort Smith, N.W.T., Aug. 20, 1940". A novel set in the Canadian Northwest around Great Slave Lake in which wild animals are the chief characters. Watters p. 265. Conibear accompanied Grey Owl on a tour of England, becoming a close friend. Grey Owl was best man at his first wedding. He eventually became an instructor in the English Department at Simon Fraser University. Born in Ontario, with his family moved to Fort Resolution in 1912. It is believed theirs was the first white family, independent of government, religious organization or trading company to settle in the Territories. He attended the University of Alberta and was selected as an Alberta Rhodes Scholar in 1931. Conibear Lake in Wood Buffalo National Park is named for him. Mentioned in Peel 6271. This was his first book. Uncommon in jacket and inscribed.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 49553
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  • RIVETT-CARNAC, Charles
    PURSUIT IN THE WILDERNESS

    Edition: First edition.

    Boston: Little Brown, 1965. Grey cloth, endpaper maps. pp (viii), 343. Ink owner names at front, else near fine in VG+ price-clipped jacket. Author was former Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, 35 years a Mountie.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 44233
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  • ERSKINE, Laurie York
    RENFREW'S LONG TRAIL. Illustrations by Neil O-Keefe

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, no date. 1930s or 40s reprint from plates of the Appleton-Century second printing. Red cloth stamped in black, endpaper maps. 1945 ink ownership inscription on half-title leaf mostly crossed out with black marker, corner of rear cover faded, occasional small soil spots, slight musty odour, else a VG jacketless copy. Juvenile fiction series about the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 43380
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  • THE BATTLE OF THE BEARS and reminiscences of life in the Indian country by YOUNG, Egerton R., 1840-1909
    YOUNG, Egerton R., 1840-1909
    THE BATTLE OF THE BEARS and reminiscences of life in the Indian country

    London: Robert Culley, no date, 1916. Octavo, blue pictorial cloth stamped in multiple colours, author & title in gilt on spine. pp 318, (2, ads) + 8 plates, most photographic. Spine lightly darkened; large 1916 ink inscription and vertical crease to front free endpaper; yellowing and slight foxing to page edges; bit of foxing to first few leaves and occasionally in text; text paper lightly toned; VG otherwise. First published by Culley, undated, in 1907. This copy has a Kelly spine imprint, thus a later issue binding and / or printing. Watters p 421 misclassifies the book as fiction. Missionary life among the Indians in the Canadian Northwest.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 42635
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  • OLIVER, E.H.
    The Canadian North-West; Its Early Development and Legislative Records; Minutes of the Councils of the Red River Colony and the Northern Department of Rupert's Land

    Edition: First edition.

    Ottawa: Government Printing Bureau, 1914-15, 1915. Two volumes, tall octavo, original paper covers. pp 688; (ii), [689]-1348. Lacking the 6 maps, as usual, which were contained in a separate envelope. Peel (3) 4151. Volume I has chips to spine tips (no printing lost), edge nicks, some sunning to spine and front cover, VG otherwise. Volume II has small chips to spine tips, edges nicks, slight sunning to spine and rear cover, VG otherwise. Publications of the Canadian Archives No. 9. Note: 2.5 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 31609
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  • LAUT, Agnes C.
    THE CONQUEST OF THE GREAT NORTHWEST. Being the Story of the Adventurers of England Known as The Hudson's Bay Company. New Pages in the History of the Canadian Northwest and Western States

    New York: Moffat, Yard, 1911. First one volume edition (first was 1908, in two volumes). Green cloth. pp (xxii), (410); v-(x), 415 + 2 plates and 2 folding maps. Page edges yellowed, bookplate at front, page edges yellowed; VG otherwise. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.

    Condition: Book: Good, Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 44890
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