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ARCTIC GALLERY 1978
No place (Y: Department of Information, Government of the Northwest Territories, 1978.
pp , 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.
$12.95 Book Number: 45079 Order / Enquire
BECKER, Ethel Anderson
KLONDIKE ’98: Hegg’s Album of the 1898 Alaska Gold Rush
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.
$22.00 Book Number: 41198 Order / Enquire
BUTLER, William Francis
THE GREAT LONE LAND: A narrative of travel and adventure in the North West of America. With illustrations and route map. Fourteenth Edition
London: Sampson Low, Marston, 1891.
14th printing (first was in 1872), 17.7 cm, original maroon cloth, spine gilt lettered. pp (xii), 386, (2) + folding map at front + 6 plates. Spine has light rubbing, with slight wear at ends; cracked front inner hinge neatly repaired; yellowing to endpapers and page edges, with a light soil spot to fore edges; otherwise a good, clean, tight unworn copy of this classic of travel in the Canadian Northwest.
$30.00 Book Number: 36428 Order / Enquire
BUTLER, William Francis, Gen. Sir
THE WILD NORTHLAND: Being the story of a winter journey, with dog, across Northern North America
New York: New Amsterdam Book Company, 1903.
16mo, 18 cm, original greyish decorated cloth stamped in red and black, top edge gilt, maroon endpapers. pp xviii, 360, (4, ads), (4) + folding colour frontispiece map. Yellowing to page edges, spine lightly darkened, lightly foxed, small ink notations on the map, else a VG+ clean, tight & unworn copy, no owner names, of this attractive little reprint issued in the publisher's Commonwealth Library edition (first ed. was London, 1873). This edition adds a 5 page Introduction by Robert Wait. Peel 356: "A journey to Lake Athabaska and to the Pacific via the Peace River in 1872-73."
$40.00 Book Number: 31435 Order / Enquire
BUTLER, William Francis, Gen. Sir
THE WILD NORTH LAND: Being the Story of a Winter Journey, with Dogs, Across Northern North America. With Illustrations and Route Map. Fourth Edition.
London: Sampson Low, Marston, Low, & Searle, 1874.
Fourth printing (first was in 1873). Octavo, original green bevel edge pictorial cloth stamped in black, gilt and blind, brown endpapers. pp (xii), 358, (2), 8, 48, Oct., 1873, ads + frontispiece portrait with tissue guard and 15 other plates + folding colour map. Slight rubbing to gilt cover and spine illustrations; cracked front inner hinge neatly repaired with brown coloured paper; small very shallow chips to fore edge of front free endpaper and one other leaf; small label with two initials on front pastedown; else a near fine clean, bright and tight copy. Sir William Francis Butler (1838-1910) was a British soldier who participated in Wolseley's Red River expedition of 1870, and who made several overland journeys in the Canadian North West. First published 1873, it is a travel classic of Western Canada. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.
$125.00 Book Number: 44300 Order / Enquire
CAMPBELL, Marjorie Wilkins
McGILLIVRAY. LORD OF THE NORTHWEST.
Toronto: Clarke, Irwin, 1962.
Red cloth. pp (xiv), 337 + frontispiece; endpaper maps. A fine copy, no owner names. Yellow dust jacket has internal tape reinforcement, closed tear to lightly tanned spine, VG otherwise. Biography of the Chief Director of the North West Company, William McGillivary (1764-1825).
$19.00 Book Number: 28412 Order / Enquire
NORTH LAND FOOTPRINTS or Lives on Little Bent Tree Lake.
New York: Scribner's, 1937.
Octavo, grey-green cloth stamped in white. , xviii, (19)-339,  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. Conibear, born in Ontario, He and 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 was 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. Not in Peel but should be.
$35.00 Book Number: 19457 Order / Enquire
THE HEART OF UNAGA
New York: A.L. Burt, no date,
1920s reprint from plates of 1920 Putnam's edition. Green cloth stamped in gilt. , 441 pp. Ink name on front free endpaper, light rubbing to spine tips; VG tight copy otherwise. Set in the Canadian Northwest. Some criminous elements ( features Inspector Allenwood of the RCMP). Hubin p. 101.
$20.00 Book Number: 21394 Order / Enquire
THE WOLF PACK
Toronto: Copp, Clark, 1927.
Green pictorial cloth stamped in black. pp 320. Yellowing to page edges; tidy ink name and Brockville, Ontario, new bookstore ticket at front; light damp stain to fore margin of front cover; else a VG clean, tight and unworn copy. Set in the Canadian Northwest. Peel 5155. Made from US sheets with cancel title leaf.
$35.00 Book Number: 43248 Order / Enquire
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.
$15.00 Book Number: 43380 Order / Enquire
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.
New York: Outing Publishing Company, 1912.
Black cloth gilt lettered. 281,  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.
$25.00 Book Number: 10797 Order / Enquire
THE LEGEND OF DANIEL WILLIAMS
London: Robert Hale, 1958.
Octavo, green boards. pp 256. Fine copy, no owner names. Dust jacket has small chips and tears, VG otherwise. Story of an ex Negro slave who became an outlaw in the Canadian North West. "The little courtroom in Fort Saskatchewan was all but empty on a cold March day in the year 1880. The judge glanced at the giant Negro prisoner, Daniel Williams, and the accused outlaw, thief and murderer rose to his feet roaring 'Jesus, save me !' " - jacket flap.
$25.00 Book Number: 31044 Order / Enquire
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 (2 volumes)
New York: Outing, 1908.
Two volumes, blue cloth gilt, dark blue top page edges, other edges rough trimmed. pp (xxii), 409 + addenda slip at p. xiii and numerous plates and maps, folding map at rear; (xii), 415 + plates and maps. Spines a bit sunned with gilt lettering dulled; private bookplate on front pastedowns; 22 April, 1909, ink gift inscription at front of Vol. I; Vol. II has a bruise to lower outer corner of front cover and front inner hinge neatly repaired with rice paper; else a VG clean and tight pair. Note: 2 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.
$45.00 Book Number: 29548 Order / Enquire
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.
$25.00 Book Number: 44890 Order / Enquire
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
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.
$19.50 Book Number: 42298 Order / Enquire
BEYOND THE GREAT SLAVE LAKE
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.
$10.00 Book Number: 44662 Order / Enquire
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.
$10.00 Book Number: 41763 Order / Enquire
Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1943.
Variant in brick cloth. pp (xii), 274. Black on cream illustrated endpapers. (xii), 274, (2) pp. Frontispiece map. Spine lightly sunned; two inch tear to front free endpaper neatly repaired on blank verso; unobtrusive remains of label on front free endpaper; VG+ otherwise. Supplied dust jacket has small tears and rubbing to head of spine and upper outer corners; old internal tape repair to two inch tear to upper front panel; VG otherwise. Excellent endpaper illustration by Thoreau MacDonald. SIGNED BY THOREAU MacDONALD on title page. The jacket reproduces A.Y. Jackson's "Great Bear Lake". A book about the then current state of affairs in Canada's Northwest Territories, by the British High Commissioner to Canada.
$40.00 Book Number: 41783 Order / Enquire
MAIR, Charles and Roderick Macfarlane
THROUGH THE MACKENZIE BASIN: A narrative of the Athabasca and Peace River Treaty Expedition of 1899...Also, Notes on the mammals and birds of Northern Canada by Roderick MacFarlane
Toronto: William Briggs, 1908.
Second state, with the cancel leaf. Octavo, brown cloth decorated in reddish brown, gilt lettered with two photographic labels on front cover. pp 494 + frontispiece portrait with tissue guard and 23 other plates + colour folding map at p. 14; two illustrations in text, erratum slip at Contents page. Xmas, 1908, calligraphic ink inscription at front "To: Mr. J.W. Bain, from his Sunday School pupils", with remains of holograph note pasted beneath; small tear fo fore edge of front free endpaper; page edges yellowed; small soil spots to rear cover; else a VG clean, tight and unworn copy. Calling card of Mrs R.D. Bain, London, with gift inscription on back, laid in. MacFarlane's text, which occupies pp (285)-448, begins with a title leaf stating "Notes on mammals collected and observed in the Northern Mackenzie River District, North-West Territories of Canada, with remarks on explorers and explorations of the far North", while another leaf states "List of birds and eggs observed and collected in the North-West Territories of Canada, between 1880 and 1894". Contains an Appendix ("Treaty No. 8"). Peel III 2463. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping may be required.
$85.00 Book Number: 44292 Order / Enquire
McCULLUM, Hugh and Karmel, editors
THE DENE: land and unity for the native people of the Mackenzie Valley. A statement of rights
Yellowknife, N.W.T.: The Dene of the N.W.T., 1975.
Octavo, pp , stapled in red card covers. Map, photos. Soft vertical crease to front cover, else a fine copy. A sketch history, explanation of grievences, and text of The Dene Declaration of rights. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
$15.00 Book Number: 45374 Order / Enquire