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THE POLAR PASSION:  THE QUEST FOR THE NORTH POLE.  WITH SELECTIONS FROM ARCTIC JOURNALS., Mowat, Farley.  (Thorgisl Orrabeinsfostri, Robert Bylot, William Baffin, Elisha Kent Kane, Charels Francis Hall, George Tyson, Adolphus Greely, Fridtjof Nansen, Frederick Cook.)
1 Mowat, Farley. (Thorgisl Orrabeinsfostri, Robert Bylot, William Baffin, Elisha Kent Kane, Charels Francis Hall, George Tyson, Adolphus Greely, Fridtjof Nansen, Frederick Cook.) THE POLAR PASSION: THE QUEST FOR THE NORTH POLE. WITH SELECTIONS FROM ARCTIC JOURNALS.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1967 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
303 pp, 12 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated with reproductions, drawings, maps, photographs. Contents: Foreword; The First Steps North: The Saga of Thorgisl Orrabeinsfostri c. 997 A.D.; The Bay of Disbelief: The Fifth Voyage of Robert Bylot and Wm. Baffin, 1616; A Moth to the Flame: Elisha Kent Kane, Arctic Explorations, 1853-55; Life on an Ice-Floe: Charles Francis Hall, Life Among the Esquimaux, 1865 / George Tyson, Wonderful Drift, 1871-73; Lieut. Greely Sees It Through: Adolphus Greely, Three Years of Arctic Service, 1881-84; The Inland Ice: Fridtjof Nansen, The First Crossing of Greenland, 1888; The Passion Quickens: A Survey - 1892-1906; The Top of the World: Frederick Cook, My Attainment of the Pole, 1907-08; Epilogue; Sources and Acknowledgements; Index. Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, two very tiny stains on top of text block, very light edge wear. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/creasing, a few small edge tears and chips - tears archivally taped, light fading to spine color, light rubbing a few small faint foxing marks on inside. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
HUNTING WITH THE ESKIMOS.  THE UNIQUE RECORD OF A SPORTSMAN'S YEAR AMONG THE NORTHERNMOST TRIBE - THE BIG GAME HUNTING, THE NATIVE LIFE, AND THE BATTLE FOR EXISTENCE THROUGH THE LONG ARCTIC NIGHT., Whitney, Harry.  Introduction by Dillon Wallace.
2 Whitney, Harry. Introduction by Dillon Wallace. HUNTING WITH THE ESKIMOS. THE UNIQUE RECORD OF A SPORTSMAN'S YEAR AMONG THE NORTHERNMOST TRIBE - THE BIG GAME HUNTING, THE NATIVE LIFE, AND THE BATTLE FOR EXISTENCE THROUGH THE LONG ARCTIC NIGHT.
Toronto Coles 1974 Facsimile Edition. Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
453 pp, 8 5/8" H. Burgundy cloth with black title block, gilt lettering/banding on spine, gilt lettering/banding on front board - one of the Coles Canadian Collection. B&w photographs. A facsimile of the edition published by The Century Company, New York, 1910. "Here is an exciting episode to stir the blood of the most jaded adventure lover - a fourteen-month hunting expedition with the Eskimos of Greenland and Ellesmere Island in 1908-09. Thrilling incidents and hair-breadth escapes were the fortune of Whitney and his Eskimo guides and companions in their quest for polar bear, wolves, musk-ox, seal, and narwhal. The fast-paced, concise style makes every page absorbing reading, as he documents a life of constant battle for survival in the Arctic territory at the turn of the century. Innumerable photographs and extensive observations of the Eskimo way of life make this book a unique contribution to the early study of Arctic regions and their peoples. Breath-taking drama unfolds from the first page, when the author departs aboard Admiral Peary's exploratory sailing ship; through the last page, when an injured sailor is lost and, finally, tragically abandoned as the party leaves for home. Through the pages of this book, we discover life as it existed in the Arctic frontier of a century ago." A few tiny soiling specks on boards. Dust jacket has very light rubbing, light wrinkling at top of rear flap, minor soiling on spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 


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