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Northward Journal: a quarterly of Northern Arts. Number 23
Moonbeam, Ontario: Penumbra Press, 1981.
Oblong octavo, card covers. pp 103, [104], (105, ad), [3]. B&w photos and drawings. Modest soiling to top margin of front cover, else fine. "The Arctic Issue". Visual art, music, short fiction. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
$7.95                          Book Number: 45529                          Order / Enquire



ADAMS, Paul
ARCTIC ISLAND HUNTER
London: George Ronald, 1961.
Octavo, brown cloth. pp 136 + plates. 2 maps in text. Fine copy, no owner names. Dust jacket has light rubbing to front panel else fine, flap price intact. The experiences of a hunter in Spitzbergen.
$18.00                          Book Number: 36404                          Order / Enquire



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.
$30.00                          Book Number: 30882                          Order / Enquire



ANDERSON, J.W.
FUR TRADER'S STORY. Foreword by Lord Tweedsmuir
Toronto: Ryerson, 1961.
Octavo, blue boards, endpaper maps. pp (xviii), 245 + plates. Ex library, with removed labels causing thinning to last leaf (no text lost), a few rubber stamps, sunning at foot of spine, VG and unworn otherwise. Dust jacket is only fair, with large chips, tape on spine. Adventures of a fur trader working for the Hudson's Bay Company 1910-58.
$18.00                          Book Number: 42384                          Order / Enquire



ANDRÉE, S.A., Nils Strindberg, and K. Fraenkel
MED ÖRNEN MOT POLEN. ANDRÉES POLAREXPEDITION ÅR 1897 UTGIVEN, PÅ GRUNDVAL AV S.A. ANDRÉES, NILS STRINDBERGS OCH KNUT FRAENKELS SOMMAREN 1930 PÅ VITÖN FUNNA ANTECKNINGAR, AV SVENSKA SÄLLSKAPET FÖR ANTROPOLOGI OCH GEOGRAFI.
Stockholm: Bonniers, c1930,
Later printing (61st-70th thousand). Octavo, original blue cloth gilt lettered, with gilt facsimile signatures on front cover. pp (488) + folding map, plan, and illustration + plates; numerous text illustrations. Tear to inner margin of last leaf neatly repaired, else a fine, bright and tight copy, no owner names. Story of this tragic attempt on the North Pole in a balloon in 1897. Their remains and journal were only found in 1930 on White Island. Text is in Swedish. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping may be required.
$75.00                          Book Number: 31443                          Order / Enquire



ANDRÉE, S.A., Nils Strindberg, and K. Froenkel
ANDRÉE'S STORY: The complete record of his polar flight, 1897...Translated from the Swedish by Edward Adams-Ray
New York: Viking, 1930.
Second printing, same month as first. Blue cloth stamped in silver, pp xvi, 389, [3] + plates and maps (one folding); drawings in text. Spine and margins of covers sunned; tidy ink name on front free endpaper; yellowing to page edges; VG clean, tight and unworn otherwise. The dust jacket is poor - lacking the bottom two inches and half an inch at head; corner chips to panels; narrow chips along inner margin of front panel; internally repaired with rice paper; still, the front panel looks not too bad. Translated from the journals and diaries found on White Island in the summer of 1930. Includes 12 photos taken by the party which were successfully developed after surviving the ice for 33 years. The three men attempted a polar conquest in the baloon The Eagle in 1897, but the party was lost. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping may be required
$40.00                          Book Number: 30072                          Order / Enquire



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
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.
$30.00                          Book Number: 42301                          Order / Enquire



BEATTIE, Owen and John Geiger
FROZEN IN TIME. Unlocking the Secrets of the Franklin Expedition.
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.
$14.95                          Book Number: 45598                          Order / Enquire



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.
$10.00                          Book Number: 44652                          Order / Enquire



BETHUNE, W.C., editor
CANADA’S EASTERN ARCTIC: Its history, resources, population and administration
Ottawa: J.O. Patenaude, King's Printer, 1934.
Light blue card covers. pp 166 + plates, folding maps at rear; photos and illustrations in text. Mild soiling and corner crease to rear cover; short tears to spine tips repaired, VG otherwise. AB 1507.
$35.00                          Book Number: 29622                          Order / Enquire



BLANCHET, Guy
SEARCH IN THE NORTH
Toronto: Macmillan, 1960.
Light blue boards. 197 pp. Photos and map in text. Yellowing to page edges, else fine. Jacket has internal and external tape repairs, good. "The story of the first attempt at prospecting by aeroplane in the Arctic Barrens - told by the man who led the search for the missing MacAlpine Party". The MacAlpine party went missing in the autumn of 1929, and though they were found, their troubles were not at an end.
$13.95                          Book Number: 45099                          Order / Enquire



BLODGETT, Jean
THE COMING AND GOING OF THE SHAMAN: Eskimo shamanism and art
Winnipeg: Winnipeg Art Gallery, 1979.
Quarto, card covers. pp 246, [2]. 169 colour and b&w illustrations in text. Slight rubbing to covers, VG otherwise. Catalogue of the exhibition, 11 March - 11 June, 1978. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.
$29.95                          Book Number: 43774                          Order / Enquire



BOAS, Frank, Dr.
THE CENTRAL ESKIMO
Toronto: Coles Publishing Company, 1974.
Facsimile reprint of the Washington, 1888, edition. Octavo, maroon cloth. pp [2], (2), 401-675 + 2 folding maps in pouch at rear. Many illustrations in text, index. Fine copy. Jacket has some quite minor rubbing, else fine. "This study of the Eskimos on Baffin Island in the vicinity of Cumberland Sound and Davis Strait was Boas' first venture into social science, was the first ethnographical monograph ever published as a professional study, and was one of the first studies of the Eskimo ever made." - jacket.
$35.00                          Book Number: 42318                          Order / Enquire



BORDEN, Mrs. John
THE CRUISE OF THE NORTHERN LIGHT: Explorations and Hunting in the Alaskan and Siberian Arctic. In which the Sea-Scouts have a great adventure
New York: Macmillan, 1928.
Octavo, black cloth gilt, endpaper maps. pp (2), (xvi), 317. Many photos in text. Yellowing to page edges; soft bumps to outer corners of covers; else a fine, bright & tight copy, no owner names, no flaking to the cover gilt. An expedition through the Bering Stait to Port Hope and Wrangel Island. Borden Field Museum 1927 Alaska Arctic Expedition, endorsed by the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. In search of brown bears, polar bears, walrus, and seals. AB 1978. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping may be required.
$50.00                          Book Number: 31428                          Order / Enquire



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.
$19.00                          Book Number: 23984                          Order / Enquire



BREYNAT, Gabriel, Msg.
CINQUANTE ANS AU PAYS DES NEIGES. III : L'Évêque volant
Montreal: Fides, 1948.
400 pp + plates, errata slip tipped in at rear, octavo, paper covers. VG clean, tight and unworn copy, no owner names. Review copy with folding sheet laid in. Second volume (of 3 volumes published separately 1945, 1947, and 1948.
$19.00                          Book Number: 38347                          Order / Enquire



BROWN, R.J.E., editor
PROCEEDINGS OF THE FIRST CANADIAN CONFERENCE ON PERMAFROST, 17 and 18 April 1962. Technical Memorandum No. 76. [With] A REVIEW OF PERMAFROST INVESTIGATIONS IN CANADA. Technical Paper No. 146 of the Division of Building Research
Ottawa: National Research Council of Canada Associate Committee on Soil and Snow Mechanics, January, 1963.
Quarto, grey printed card covers, navy blue cloth spine, stapled binding, pp. 231 + 9 (Appendix), richly illustrated throughout with maps, charts, graphs, and black & white photos. Light fraying to spine ends with a 1 cm tear at both head & heel, staple puncture at top edge of upper cover, else a very good, clean, tight copy. Loosely inserted is A REVIEW OF PERMAFROST INVESTIGATIONS IN CANADA by R.J.E. Brown. Published in Ottawa, December 1962. Reprinted from The Canadian Geographer vol. VI, nos. 3-4, pp. 162-165. Cream printed wrappers, stapled binding, Fine, clean copy.
$30.00                          Book Number: 29391                          Order / Enquire



BURCH, Ernest, Jr.
ESKIMO KINSMEN: Changing Family Relationships in Northwest Alaska
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.
$19.00                          Book Number: 44694                          Order / Enquire



BURGLON, Nora
LOST ISLAND. Illustrations by James Reid.
Philadelphia: John C. Winston, 1939.
Blue cloth, blue illustrated endpapers, blue topstain. [6], 261 pp. Colour frontis. inserted, line drawings in text. Ink name on dedication page, fingernail-size sunned spot at head of spine and light general spine sunning; else fine. Dust jacket has a large chip at head of spine, some short tears, good otherwise. An Arctic juvenile novel (Alaska) by an American author.
$15.00                          Book Number: 20735                          Order / Enquire



BURROUGHS, Polly
THE GREAT ICE SHIP BEAR. Eighty-Nine Years in Polar Seas.
New York: Van Nostrand, 1970.
Grey boards, endpaper maps. (104) pp, photos & maps in text. Fine in VG jacket. Story of this St John's, Newfoundland-built oak sealer Bear, the famous Arctic vessel purchased by the USA in 1884. She patrolled the Bering Sea and Arctic Ocean for more than 42 years.
$17.50                          Book Number: 25935                          Order / Enquire



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