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PIKE'S PORTAGE: STORIES OF A DISTINGUISHED PLACE., Asfeldt, Morten and Henderson, Bob, eds. Foreword by James Raffan. Prologue by Rene Fumoleau. (Peter Carruthers, Brenda Parlee, John McInnes, John Wadland, David Pelly, Randy Freeman, Gwyneth Hoyle, Guy Blanchet, Ingrid Urberg, Dave Olesen, Larry In
1 Asfeldt, Morten and Henderson, Bob, eds. Foreword by James Raffan. Prologue by Rene Fumoleau. (Peter Carruthers, Brenda Parlee, John McInnes, John Wadland, David Pelly, Randy Freeman, Gwyneth Hoyle, Guy Blanchet, Ingrid Urberg, Dave Olesen, Larry In PIKE'S PORTAGE: STORIES OF A DISTINGUISHED PLACE.
Natural Heritage / Dundurn, Toronto, 2010, first edition. 
325 pp, 8vo (8 7/8" H), soft cover. ISBN 9781554884605 B&w photographs, reproductions, maps, colour plates. Contents: Pike's Portage: A Story in Deep Time; The Denesoline: Where Are All Their Stories?; Warburton Pike: No Ordinary Shooting Expedit ion; George Back: An Unsung Arctic Explorer; Anderson and Stewart: The Byways to the Barrens; Ernest Thompson Seton: On the Porrtage; Buffalo Jones: God's Work, But Whose God?; J.W. Tyrrell: The Man Who Named Pike's Portage: The Beaulieu Clan: " Unlettered People"; Guy Blanchet: A Northern Surveyor on Pike's Portage; John Hornby: An Uncommon Man; The Letter; Helge Ingstad: Inspiration for a Life of Adventure in the Land of Feast and Famine; Gus D'Aoust: Living a Dream on the Barrens; Roger Catling: The Last Wolf Hunter in Reliance; North of Reliance; Thaidene Nene: The Land of the Ancestors; Notes; Selected Bibliography; Index; About the Contributors; About the Editors. Inside - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. Fine 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
SIR JOHN FRANKLIN'S JOURNALS AND CORRESPONDENCE: THE FIRST ARCTIC LAND EXPEDITION, 1819-1822., Davis, Richard C., editor.  (Sir John Franklin.)
2 Davis, Richard C., editor. (Sir John Franklin.) SIR JOHN FRANKLIN'S JOURNALS AND CORRESPONDENCE: THE FIRST ARCTIC LAND EXPEDITION, 1819-1822.
Toronto Champlain Society 1995 0969342543 / 9780969342540 Limited Edition Hard Cover Near Fine 
cix, 463 pp, (xxiii), large 8vo (9 1/2" H), red cloth with gold lettering/banding/emblem on spine (no dust jacket - as issued). Top edge gilt. Limited edition of 1250 copies, this copy unnumbered. B&w illustrations, 3 maps (2 double-page). "This volume contains nearly complete transcriptions of the extant journals kept by John Franklin during his expedition to the unknown northern coast of the North American continent in the years 1819 to 1822. Only a few abstracts and tables of observations from the extant journal books have been excluded, and they, for the most part, are available in the appendices to Franklin's published 'Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea in the Years 1819, 20, 21, and 22'. The present volume also includes transcriptions of a selection of correspondence written during the preparation for and execution of Franklin's first expedition. While most of the letters included here were written by Franklin, some were written by other correspondents to Franklin. A few highly selective pieces were neither written nor recieved by Franklin, but bear special relevance to letters that Franklin wrote. The Introduction provides short biographies of some of the men involved, and then establishes an historical context in which to situate the 1819-22 expedition. The sources of the various documents are next identified, followed by an attempt to understand what brought about the deaths of 11 out of 20 men under Franklin's leadership." Some minor wrinkling to fore-edge of some pages. 
Price: 80.00 USD
 
 
BENEATH MY FEET: THE MEMOIRS OF GEORGE MERCER DAWSON., Dawson, George Mercer.  With Phil Jenkins.
3 Dawson, George Mercer. With Phil Jenkins. BENEATH MY FEET: THE MEMOIRS OF GEORGE MERCER DAWSON.
McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 2007, first edition. 
350 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), pictorial hard cover - no dust jacket (as issued). ISBN 9780771043888 B&w photographs, maps. "George Mercer Dawson is a towering figure in Canadian history and science. Travelling by horse and canoe, he was a ground breaker in the Geological Survey's opening up of the Canadian West. In 1895, he became its director. A tough life for anyone, it was an extraordinary achievement for Dawson, who was crippled by a childhood illness that severely stunted his growth but heightened his lively spirit. An avid photographer, amateur painter, poet, and professional geologist, Dawson wrote constantly, but he never penned his memoirs. So, more than a century after his death in 1901, Phil Jenkins has lent him a hand. In Dawson's own words, Jenkins seamlessly relates the life of a great Canadian in the exciting age of exploration. It is a dazzling literary accomplishment. Dawson knew the pain of unrequited love, suffered the bite of a million mosquitoes, and yet he forged ahead, over mountainous physical odds, to become one of the most respected and enjoyed of Victorian Canadians." Minor rubbing. Near Fine 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
AYORAMA., De Coccola, Raymond and King, Paul.
4 De Coccola, Raymond and King, Paul. AYORAMA.
New York Oxford University Press 1956 Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good Good James Houston. Signed by Author
316 pp, 9" H. Map endpapers, drawings in black on blue stock by James Houston. Signed on title page "R. de Coccola". There is a non-authorial inscription on the half title page from one couple to another, stating "Father De C. is a good friend of ours, we hope you enjoy his story". "This is (the story of 'The People Beyond'), occasionally poignant, often shocking, but always heroic, from the opening scene of birth in an isolated iglu lit only by a flickering blubber lamp to the final disaster wrought by an epidemic that rages through a whole encampment. Raymond de Coccola was a missionary among these people for twelve years. In surroundings that could not have been more different from his native Corsica, he resolved to learn to understand the people by entering fully into their lives. He shared their quarters in iglu and tent, travelled with them on land and sea in the long winter and short summer, and took his full share in the skilled and unremitting labour of the hunt. Out of this experience comes an account of Eskimo life that will hold every reader fascinated." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling, small split on front hinge, very small chips and tears at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds - some with small creases.very light edge browning, light soiling - mainly on rear panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
5 Dobrowolsky, Helene. Foreword by Dr. William Beahen. LAW OF THE YUKON: A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF THE MOUNTED POLICE IN THE YUKON.
Whitehorse, Yukon Lost Moose 1995 0969461267 / 9780969461265 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
192 pp, 12 1/4" H. B&w and colour photographs, maps, reproductions. Contents: Introduction; The First Post - Fort Constantine; The Klondike Gold Rush; Reinforcements Meet the Great Stampede; After the Rush; First Nations People and the Police; Crime, Conspiracy and Court; Women and the Force; Patrolling the Yukon; At Ease; Wartime and Alaska Highway Construction; Dog Stories; Policing Today; Honour Roll; Reference: Endnotes; Selected Bibliography; Illustrations; Index. Minor bump at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing, very soft crease at top of rear panel and flap, 1" faint line indentation on front panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
WHEN THE WHALERS WERE UP NORTH:  INUIT MEMORIES FROM THE EASTERN ARCTIC., Eber, Dorothy Harley.
6 Eber, Dorothy Harley. WHEN THE WHALERS WERE UP NORTH: INUIT MEMORIES FROM THE EASTERN ARCTIC.
Kingston McGill-Queen's University Press 1989 0773507027 / 9780773507029 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
187 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). Map endpapers, b&w and colour photographs, reproductions. "During the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, whaling vessels from Britain and America plied their trade in great numbers in the waters off the Eastern Arctic of North America. The heyday of whaling has, until now, been documented solely from the perspective of the whalers, never from the viewpoint of the Inuit, whose lives were touched - and sometimes destroyed - by their presence. Here, finally, is a rich view from the perspective of the Inuit, who welcomed the whalers and served on their crews. The author tells a story drawn from oral memories, a story which will soon disappear with the last Inuit generation to have seen the whalers. Illuminated by a remarkable collection of drawings, photographs, and illustrations, many in full colour, tales are told of when the whalers first appeared on the north-east coast of Baffin Island, how they set upland stations in the whale-rich waters of Cumberland Sound, and how they eventually pushed on into Hudson Bay. During this time the Inuit not only fed and clothed the whalers, they hunted with them, adding to the whalers' wealth. Our understanding of change in Inuit life is often linked to the fur traders, who arrived in the North fifty years after the arrival of the whalers. In truth it is the Inuit's close contact with the foreign world of the whalers which maked the beginning of a change in previously undisturbed Inuit culture and tradition." Minor edge wear. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
7 Finnie, Richard. Introduction by Diamond Jenness. LURE OF THE NORTH.
Philadelphia David McKay 1940 Hard Cover Good- 
227 pp, 10" H. Blue cloth with silver lettering/decoration on spine/front board. Map endpapers, b&w photographs. Contents: Introduction; Preface; Lure of the North; Herschel Island; Eastward with the 'Baychimo'; To Coronation Gulf; Ships That Pass in the Polar Night; Over the North Magnetic Pole; White Man's Igloo; Shipwreck in the Frozen North; Arctic Adventuress; Freeze-Up; Sled Trip; Krusenstern Chronicle; Black Magic in the White North; Arctic Christmas; Lost; Sun-Up; Social Service; Eggs and Airplanes; Among the Igloo Dwellers; Break-Up; Whither Our Eskimos?; Index. Wear and very small bump at bottom corners - light edge wear elsewhere, light fading to edges of boards and on spine, some fading to color on top of text block, light browning and light soiling on fore-edge and bottom of text block, very small area of color loss on rear board, 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
NARRATIVE OF A SECOND EXPEDITION TO THE SHORES OF THE POLAR SEA IN THE YEARS 1825, 1826, AND 1827.  INCLUDING AN ACCOUNT OF THE PROGRESS OF A DETACHMENT TO THE EASTWARD BY JOHN RICHARDSON, M.D., F.R.S., F.L.S., SURGEON AND NATURALIST TO THE EXPEDITI, Franklin, John, Captain.  With John Richardson, M.D.  Introduction by Leslie H. Neatby.
8 Franklin, John, Captain. With John Richardson, M.D. Introduction by Leslie H. Neatby. NARRATIVE OF A SECOND EXPEDITION TO THE SHORES OF THE POLAR SEA IN THE YEARS 1825, 1826, AND 1827. INCLUDING AN ACCOUNT OF THE PROGRESS OF A DETACHMENT TO THE EASTWARD BY JOHN RICHARDSON, M.D., F.R.S., F.L.S., SURGEON AND NATURALIST TO THE EXPEDITI
Charles E. Tuttle, Rutland, Vermont, 1971, first Tuttle facsimile edition. 
xl, 320 pp, clvii (appendices), small 4to (10 1/2" H), hard cover (bright red cloth with black title blocks/gold lettering on spine), in dust jacket and original shipping carton. Six maps in pocket at rear and 31 plates throughout text - collated. ISBN 0804810087 "In two expeditions between 1819 and 1827, Franklin discovered and mapped nearly two thousand miles of arctic coastline; by far the greater part of this was accomplished on the second journey, the subject of the this present 'Narrative'. Franklin's plan for the second expedition was carefully devised to avoid the limited success and costly loss of life experienced by the first party. Dr. John Richardson again accompanied him, as did Lieutenant George Back and the Eskimo interpreter, Augustus. Establishing a base on Great Bear Lake, Franklin descended the Mackenzie River with four boats of his own design. At the mouth, Richardson took two vessels eastward to map the coastline between the Mackenzie and the Coppermine River; Franklin travelled westward to explore the coast as far as Icy Cape on the northwest shoulder of Alaska. He expected to meet Captain Beechey who would be sailing eastward from Icy Cape and thus complete the charts between the Mackenzie and the Pacific. While Richardson carried his task to its successful conclusion, Franklin and Beechey were prevented from meeting by persistent fog and impassable ice fields. Under orders to return to his base before the end of the brief Arctic summer, Franklin reluctantly turned back, leaving an undiscovered gap of only one hundred and fifty miles between himself and Beechey's ship. The two branches of the expedition had together mapped twelve hundred miles of coastline, establishing the commander as a man who would add more to the shape of the continent than any other in history. Franklin's account of the expedition reveals a rugged veracity equal to the task." Appendices: Topographical and Geological Notices, by Dr. Richardson, R.N.; Meteorological Tables, arranged from the Registers kept at Fort Franklin, by the Officers of the Expedition, by Dr. Richardson; Observations on Solar Radiation, by Dr. Richardson; Observations on the Velocity of Sound at different Temperatures, by L ieutenant Kendall, R.N.; Observations for Latitude, Longitude, and Variations, by Captain Franklin, R.N.; Observations relative to the daily Variation of the Horizontal Magnetic Needle, by Captain Franklin; On the Aurora Borealis, by Captain Franklin. Dust jacket is price clipped; has very minor wear at bottom of spine; light wrinkling at top of spine, bottom of flap-folds and at top of rear flap. Shipping carton has light edge wear, sticker pull on side panel, small piece of surface paper loss and faint watermark/slight rust on staples on bottom panel, very light rubbing. Fine/Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 135.00 USD
 
 
9 Freeman, Lewis R. THE NEARING NORTH.
New York Dodd, Mead 1928 First Edition Hard Cover Good Byron Harmon, photography. 
385 pp, 8 3/4" H. Dark blue cloth with gold lettering on front board. B&w photographs. American explorer and adventurer, Lewis R. Freeman, deterimned to explore the river routes to the Arctic one summer, using "summer steamboat services on the Peace, Athabaska, Slave and Mackenzie", taking a folding canvas boat and an outboard motor for sections where that was not possible. "This would leave (him) fifteen hundred miles of the Saskatchewan and Nelson to voyage in a small craft, with whatever runs could be worked in between steamers and steamer-stops on the other rivers as well. Covering seven or eight thousand miles of river even in this hybrid fashion of navigation would still promise a lively and eventful half summer: in fact, one would have to reckon on running right along to freeze-up to make it at all." Book is lightly cracked in a few places but pages are firmly held, faint erased pencil mark on front free endpaper, slight darkening and a few tiny foxing marks on top of text block, very light browning to other edges of text block, some shelf soiling on bottom of text block, gold lettering on spine is fully faded, light edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, a few tiny foxing marks throughout pages, foxing in gutter of page 180. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
10 Gage, S.R. FORGOTTEN PLACES IN THE NORTH.
Mosaic, (Oakville, Ontario, 2001). 
166 pp, 8vo, soft cover. B&w photos. "Across the broad expanse of Canada's North there are few physical reminders of the rich history of the land and its people. (This book) examines three rare cases where heritage structures have withstood the ravages of time and an unforgiving climate. York Factory was the key staging area of the Hudson's Bay Company for over two hundred years. From its construction in 1830, the 'Depot' warehouse held a wealth of trade goods that lured the trappers of the Northwest. Herschel Island, off the north coast of the Yukon, became the unlikely winter home to hundreds of Yankee whalers in the 1890s. The buildings of this abandoned settlement still remain. The Mid-Canada Line was an electronic Cold War bastion that stretched the length of Canada's 55th parallel. This national project stood against American ambition to the south and the Soviet threat from the north." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing to covers, tiny stain to fore-edge of textblock with slight migration into margin of a few pages, spine flat and uncreased. VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE LITTLE EMPEROR: GOVERNOR SIMPSON OF THE HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY., Galbraith, John S.
11 Galbraith, John S. THE LITTLE EMPEROR: GOVERNOR SIMPSON OF THE HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY.
Toronto Macmillan of Canada 1976 0770513891 / 9780770513894 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
232 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w illustrations, map. "For forty years the 'Little Emperor', Sir George Simpson, ruled a domain that stretched from Hudson Bay to the Pacific and the Arctic, wielding power a feudal king might have envied. An illegitimate child, raised by his father's family in Scotland, Simpson caught the eye of Andrew Colvile of the Hudson's Bay Company. Simpson was first sent to North America in 1820, that last year of uneasy rivalry before the North West and Hudson's Bay companies united. (He) rose rapidly in the Company's service; in an era of primitive communication he was given a great deal of latitude by his employers, and he quickly demonstrated that they could rely on his judgement. Ruthless and domineering in both public and private life, he made many enemies, but his undoubted business talents won wide admiration in Canada and in England. In his later years Simpson was increasingly involved in the business life of Canada, and by the time of his death in 1860, he was one of the leading financial figures in the colony." 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
TO THE ARCTIC BY CANOE 1819-1821.  THE JOURNAL AND PAINTINGS OF ROBERT HOOD, MIDSHIPMAN WITH FRANKLIN., Hood, Robert.  Edited by C. Stuart Houston.
12 Hood, Robert. Edited by C. Stuart Houston. TO THE ARCTIC BY CANOE 1819-1821. THE JOURNAL AND PAINTINGS OF ROBERT HOOD, MIDSHIPMAN WITH FRANKLIN.
Montreal Arctic Institute of North America / McGill-Queen's University Press 1975 0773501924 / 9780773501928 Reprinted with Corrections Hard Cover Fine Very Good Robert Hood. 
217 pp, 11" H. B&w and colour illustrations, maps. "(In 1819, a) dedicated but ill-prepared group of Englishmen set out under instructions from the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to seek for the Northwest Passage. They encountered every hardship and hazard during their two-year mission, a mission which culminated, almost inevitably, in the loss of many lives. One of those who died was a young midshipman, Robert Hood, who had, in spite of the many dangers and problems that beset the expedition, kept a remarkable and invaluable record, in words and paintings, of the experiences of this, the first Franklin expedition. Hood's journal, less formal and more lively than Franklin's official account, shows his appreciation of the beauty as well as the harshness of his surroundings and an awareness, unusual in his time, of some of the adverse effects on the native peoples and their environment of the coming of Europeans. His paintings are among the finest as well as the earliest records of the animals and birds of northern Canada." Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light wear and crease at top of spine, faint small line indentation on rear panel. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
ARCTIC ARTIST:  THE JOURNAL AND PAINTINGS OF GEORGE BACK, MIDSHIPMAN WITH FRANKLIN, 1819-1822., Houston, C. Stuart, editor.  Commentary by I.S. MacLaren.  (George Back.)
13 Houston, C. Stuart, editor. Commentary by I.S. MacLaren. (George Back.) ARCTIC ARTIST: THE JOURNAL AND PAINTINGS OF GEORGE BACK, MIDSHIPMAN WITH FRANKLIN, 1819-1822.
Montreal McGill - Queen's University Press 1994 0773511814 / 9780773511811 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good George Back. 
403 pp, 11" H. B&w and colour reproductions, maps. "(T)he liveliest and most complete account of Sir John Franklin's tragic first Arctic land expedition. George Back's prose captures the drama of this journey, and his superb watercolour sketches reveal the beauty and wonder of this northern land. Back's journal completes Stuart Houston's trilogy of journals of Franklin's officers, and is particularly valuable because it is the only journal that records the entire expedition; Franklin himself relied on it for his own published account of the journey. Houston provides an introduction and extensive annotations, as well as synopses of the frank comments regarding the expedition recorded in the various journals of the Hudson's Bay fur trade posts. I.S. MacLaren's commentary on Back's paintings reveal a naval officer of exceptional talent. Conversant with the artistic conventions and aesthetic temper of his age, Back used his sketchbooks not only to depict the expedition's progress but also to capture his imaginative response to the northern wilderness. MacLaren also edits and comments on two other documents by Back during the expedition: a candid letter to his brother and a poem dramatizing the disaster that claimed the lives of eleven of the twenty explorers in Franklin's party." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at bottom of spine and at top of rear panel, two very tiny dents on front panel, crease down front flap. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
14 James, Thomas. THE DANGEROUS VOYAGE OF CAPTAIN THOMAS JAMES.
(Coles, Toronto, 1973), facsimilie edition. 
142 pp + map, 8vo, HC. A facsimilie of the second edition published in 1740 (first printed 1633). In 1631, Captain James sailed from Bristol to discover the north-west passage. This volume, written at the request of King Charles I, is his account of that expedition. It is a day-to-day record of an incredible journey marked by human suffering and human courage. Ice and fog were constant enemies, until at last the ship was halted in southern James Bay. For eight months, the crew clung to life on Danby's Island, a crude shelter protecting them feebly from the full fury of an arctic winter. Miraculously, working doggedly for two months, the men were able to free and repair their ship, and arrived back in Bristol on October 22, 1632. Dust jacket shows signs of water staining on inside of front panel, outside of front panel scuffed, minor edgewear elsewhere. NF/VG- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
15 Karamanski, Theodore J. FUR TRADE AND EXPLORATION: OPENING THE FAR NORTHWEST, 1821-1852.
Vancouver University of British Columbia Press 1983 0774801441 / 9780774801447 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
330 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. "For profit more than fame the (fur) traders risked dangerous rapids in summer, starvation in winter, and hostile Indian tribes year round to discover new river routes 'westward of the mountains'. In pursuit of the Northwest Passage or a Great River to the West, successive expeditions were dispatched to the Far North by Sir George Simpson, the viceroylike governor of the Hudson's Bay Company. Exploration was profitable and necessary because more furs could be traded for fewer goods in the virgin lands where the white man had never been. The extraordinary achievements of the trader-adventurers - such men as Samuel Black, John Bell, and Robert Campbell - have been overlooked by previous historians because their way was so difficult and their successes so meager. Isolated at the end of 3,000 miles of canoe trails, in fierce competition with Russian and Indian traders, they always worked against the odds while at every turn the Bay Company withheld its support in order to conserve profits. This lively account of the unsung heroes of the Hudson's Bay Company provides new information about the traders who tested the mapmakers' misconceptions of the Far Northwest." Very light wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling at bottom of front panel and front flap. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
EARLY PRINTED MAPS OF CANADA.  I. 1540-1703., Kershaw, Kenneth A.
16 Kershaw, Kenneth A. EARLY PRINTED MAPS OF CANADA. I. 1540-1703.
Ancaster, Ontario Kershaw Publishing 1993 0969718403 / 9780969718406 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ 
320 pp, 11 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w reproductions of early maps. A detailed and scholarly work on the early mapping of Canada. Contents: Preface; Acknowledgement; Glossary of Terms; The First Maps of the New World; Maps from the Early Explorations of the Arctic; The Early 17th Century Maps; Seventeenth Century Maps of Arctic Canada; The Jesuit Influence on Canadian Cartography; The 17th Century Dutch Charts of the Maritimes; The 17th Century Dutch Charts of Hudson Bay and Arctic Canada; English Maritime Charts of the 17th and Early 18th Centuries; Miniature Atlases of the Late 17th Century; The Maps by De Fer, Mortier and Lahontan; Del'Isle, Mortier, and Visscher; Selected Bibliography; Appendices; Title Index. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
THE BREADALBANE ADVENTURE., MacInnis, Joe.  Introduction by Walter Cronkite.
17 MacInnis, Joe. Introduction by Walter Cronkite. THE BREADALBANE ADVENTURE.
Montreal Optimum 1982 0888901593 / 9780888901590 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Good 
171 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs, map. "In 1975, Joe MacInnis, pioneer in the great frontier of the Arctic Ocean, discovered a new challenge. Through an old Arctic loner and a reclusive English scholar, he learned of a sailing vessel locked for 127 years beneath the polar ice. The 'Breadalbane' was one of many ships dispatched by the British Admiralty to find Sir John Franklin the explorer, and the 129 crewmen aboard the 'Erebus' and the 'Terror'. Like many before them, the ships had sought the fabled Northwest Passage to the riches of the Orient. Neither ship nor crewmen were ever found. On its ill-fated supply run, the 'Breadalbane' had stopped at Beechey Island and then became caught in the ice. The ice lifted the craft from the water and crushed its hull, but gave the crew time to scramble to safety before opening briefly to swallow its prize. Since 1853, the 'Breadalbane' has stood upright on the ocean floor, unseen by human eyes. Joe MacInnis spent three grueling years searching for the lost ghost ship, battling fierce Arctic winds, the lethal polar waters, and icebergs weighing up to a million tons. (Here, he) takes us on his unique quest, right up to the electrifying moment when he finds the ship, largely intact, in the sub-zero waters." Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/creasing - mainly at bottom edge, a few very small tears (archivally taped) and chips, small scuff on front flap-fold, very light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
18 MacInnis, Joe. Introduction by Walter Cronkite. THE BREADALBANE ADVENTURE.
Montreal Optimum 1982 0888901593 / 9780888901590 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Good+ 
171 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs, map. "In 1975, Joe MacInnis, pioneer in the great frontier of the Arctic Ocean, discovered a new challenge. Through an old Arctic loner and a reclusive English scholar, he learned of a sailing vessel locked for 127 years beneath the polar ice. The 'Breadalbane' was one of many ships dispatched by the British Admiralty to find Sir John Franklin the explorer, and the 129 crewmen aboard the 'Erebus' and the 'Terror'. Like many before them, the ships had sought the fabled Northwest Passage to the riches of the Orient. Neither ship nor crewmen were ever found. On its ill-fated supply run, the 'Breadalbane' had stopped at Beechey Island and then became caught in the ice. The ice lifted the craft from the water and crushed its hull, but gave the crew time to scramble to safety before opening briefly to swallow its prize. Since 1853, the 'Breadalbane' has stood upright on the ocean floor, unseen by human eyes. Joe MacInnis spent three grueling years searching for the lost ghost ship, battling fierce Arctic winds, the lethal polar waters, and icebergs weighing up to a million tons. (Here, he) takes us on his unique quest, right up to the electrifying moment when he finds the ship, largely intact, in the sub-zero waters." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear, light rubbing, several small edge tears with old tape on inside surface 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
19 Mackay, James. (Robert Service.) VAGABOND OF VERSE: ROBERT SERVICE, A BIOGRAPHY.
Edinburgh Mainstream 1995 1851587047 / 9781851587049 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
416 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H). B&w photographs. "(W)hat little is generally known of (Robert Service's) life is vague and full of contradictions. Now, after years of research and retracing Service's lifetime of wandering, James Mackay has unravelled this web of half-truths and enigmas to produce a fascinating, definitive biography. (I)llustrated with many superb rare photographs, (this book) is a welcome insight and necessary read for all Service admirers." Tiny stain on half-title page, minor bump to top and bottom of rear hinge. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very minor rubbing, tiny dent on front hinge. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
COPPERMINE:  THE FAR NORTH OF GEORGE M. DOUGLAS., Mallory, Enid.  Foreword by Frances Douglas.
20 Mallory, Enid. Foreword by Frances Douglas. COPPERMINE: THE FAR NORTH OF GEORGE M. DOUGLAS.
Peterborough, Canada Broadview 1989 0921149395 / 9780921149392 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
273 pp, oblong (8 3/4" H x 11 1/3" D. B&w photographs, map. "(P)resents a compelling view of one of the great travellers of (the 20th) century and of the last days of 'the Old North'. A mining engineer and almost the archetype of the practical man, George Douglas was in 1911 given the task of searching for minerals in the watershed of the Coppermine, above the Arctic Circle. He never found great wealth, but developed a lifelong affinity with the North itself: a fragile land of subtle beauty about to be changed forever by the advance of southern 'civilization'. During that year and the next he lived a life of extraordinary adventure, became the first white man to make contact with many of the Inuit of the region, and became involved with the great figures of that last generation of Northern adventurers. He became a reluctant father figure to Jack Hornby, the doomed romantic who would starve to death with Harold Adlard and Edgar Christian in 1927. Douglas knew as well Robert Service; in one of the more grisly episodes recounted in this book, he and Service are among a group that discovers the bodies of two dead trappers in an isolated cabin. This book, illustrated with 116 of Douglas's own extraordinary photographs, makes that place, that era, and this remarkable man come to life again." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has some light edge wrinkling. 
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