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THE GREENLAND FARERS., Boucher, Alan.  Illustrated by Toni Patten.
1 Boucher, Alan. Illustrated by Toni Patten. THE GREENLAND FARERS.
Constable, London, 1961, first edition. 
182 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. Sequel to "The Path of the Raven". "When Halli Thordarson, compelled to serve the 'Raven' for a year and a day, sets sail with Thorfinn Karlsefni, he hopes - and expects - that he has left behind in Iceland the family blood feud which has led to his exile across the seas. But the 'Raven' has no sooner set sail than it is approached by a small rowing boat and a hooded figure, speared by an arrow, begs refuge from pursuers. A nd even in Greenland, home of Eric the Red, Halli is held by the same restless fate which seems somehow connected with the message foretold in the runes on his sword....(a) first-class adventure story in which the world of the early seafar e r s i s s t r ikingly recreated." Tiny faint scuff to fore-edge of textblock, minor soiling to edges of textblock, minor browning to pages, slight shallow bump to top edge of rear board, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, very light browning t o ed ge s o f t ex tb lo ck. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling; browning to spine, flap-folds and some edges; one very small closed tear. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 42.50 USD
 
 
2 Byrd, Richard Evelyn. Foreword by Rear Admiral William A. Moffett. SKYWARD: MAN'S MASTERY OF THE AIR AS SHOWN BY THE BRILLIANT FLIGHTS OF AMERICA'S LEADING AIR EXPLORER. HIS LIFE, HIS THRILLING ADVENTURES, HIS NORTH POLE AND TRANS-ATLANTIC FLIGHTS, TOGETHER WITH HIS PLANS FOR CONQUERING THE ANTARCTIC BY AIR.
New York G.P. Putnam's Sons 1928 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Poor 
359 pp, 8 3/4" H. Bright blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front board, top edge blue. Map endpapers, b&w photographs and photogravure frontispiece portrait of author (only the first printings contain this). "Almost since he could toddle Byrd has been an adventurer. At the age of twelve he travelled around the world alone. At Annapolis he was an athlete of note. In his seafaring years that followed he was cited twenty-one times, including the Congressional Medal of Honor. He went to England to help fly the ill-fated ZR-2 to America. He was assigned to the transatlantic flight of the Navy's NC boats in 1921. As flight leader with the National Geographical Arctic Expedition in 1923 he and his plane flew 6000 miles over the icy deserts of the north. On May 9th, 1926, he and Floyd Bennett circled the North Pole for the first time by air. In June, 1927, after forty-two terrible hours in the air he crossed the Atlantic from New York to France. Now the South Pole! With ships and scientists, planes and sledges, and his old pilot Bennett, he determines next winter to enter this facinating realm. Full of action and adventure as it is, Byrd's story does not fall into the class of simple biographical yarns. Using the stark reality of his recurring enterprises as a background he paints a splendid picture of man's struggle to conquer the air and of the grand victory of human ingenuity over gravity that has sprung in a brief span of twenty-five years from centuries of despairing effort. And finally, because Byrd is an idealist as well as a rugged explorer, he projects his flying aspirations into the future." Wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, light edge wear, slight fading to spine color, previous owner's initials in ink on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has large chips/tears, edge creasing/wrinkling, rubbing, creasing on front panel, now protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
3 Chegodayev, Andrei, compiled and with introduction by. (Rockwell Kent.) ROCKWELL KENT. MASTERS OF WORLD PAINTING SERIES.
New York / Leningrad Harry N. Abrams / Aurora Art Publishers 1979 0810920824 / 9780810920828 Soft Cover Very Good Rockwell Kent. 
Unpaginated, 12 3/4" H. 15 tipped-in colour reproductions (many double-page) and 3 b&w illustrations in text. As well as the Introduction by Andrei Chegodayev, the book includes a section entitled "Rockwell Kent on Art: Excerpts from 'It's Me O Lord' ", and a Biographical Outline. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor wear at top of rear hinge, small punch hole and very small soiling mark on rear cover 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
4 Cuthbertson, Brian. (John Cabot.) JOHN CABOT & THE VOYAGE OF THE MATTHEW. LIVING HISTORY IN COLOUR.
Halifax, Nova Scotia Formac 1997 0887804160 / 9780887804168 Soft Cover Very Good+ 
72 pp, 9 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photos, reproductions, maps. "The innovative Cabot had the skills and knowledge of a master mariner. Born in Genoa, he lived in Venice and Spain before arriving in Bristol where he sought the support of merchants in his plan for a northerly voyage of discovery. Cabot's background made him the perfect candidate to serve the Bristol merchants and the King of England in their efforts to find a shorter and surer route to the spices and splendour of Cathay. Drawing on paintings, colourful maps and illustrations from Europe's finest museums, (the author) brings to life the places and events that shaped Cabot's life and his age." Interior - very tiny crease at top corner of approx. last 30 pages, otherwise clean and tight. Exterior - minor rubbing. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
5 Dummer, H. Boylston. ADVENTURES OF THE ANIMAL TOWN AVIATORS: GOOD WILL TRIP AROUND THE WORLD. BOOK I AND BOOK II. 2 VOLUME SET.
The Christian Science Monitor, Boston, (1989). 
123 pp, 107 pp, oblong 8vo, HC in dust jackets - 2 volume set. Profusely illus in color and b&w by the author, a 'distinguished artist and naturalist'. "In this delightful round-the-world adventure, children meet an assortment of lovable animal ch aracters. Young readers not only learn fascinating facts about geography and animal life, but gain an appreciation of nature from a writer with a love and respect for the dignity of the natural world." Books are clean and tight with n o p r e v i o u s o w nership marks. Dust jackets have very minor edgewear/wrinkling. VG+/VG+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE LOST SQUADRON., Hayes, David.
6 Hayes, David. THE LOST SQUADRON.
Toronto Bloomsbury / Madison Press 1994 0747518262 / 9780747518266 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Lou Sapienza, Cornelius Braun, David Kaufman, photography. William S. Phillips, Craig Kodera, aviation art. 
223 pp, 11 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, maps, reproductions. "The real-life quest to free WWII planes (6 P-38 Lightnings and 2 B-17 Flying Fortress bombers), entombed within a Greenland glacier. They had become an Arctic legend. Tales of an entire squadron of war-birds from 1942 still sitting on the ice in Greenland were passed from one pilot to another. On a jaunt to the far north in 1980, two pilots from Atlanta, Georgia, heard the story and decided to look for the lost planes. What began as casual curiosity soon became a twelve-year adventure and a multimillion-dollar obsession. Here is the gripping, true story of how perseverance triumphed over seemingly impossible odds in pursuit of a dream." Slight bump at top of spine, very light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has wrinkling and tiny tear at top of spine - archivally taped, minor edge wrinkling, very light rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
7 Hibbert, Joyce. Foreword by Earle Birney. FRAGMENTS OF WAR: STORIES FROM SURVIVORS OF WORLD WAR II.
Toronto Dundurn Press 1985 0919760946 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
267 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "The young girl from the Ottawa Valley who served as a nurse in North Africa with only a helmet of fresh water a day, the teenage soldier from Fredericton who stole pig swill to survive in a Hong Kong prisoner of war camp, the English woman who survived the skinking of the 'Athenia' to become a war bride, and an Alberta airman who crashed off the icy coast of Greenland, these are but only four of the thirty compelling personal accounts of war experiences. Many private photographs from their own albums illustrate these stories which reflect the world wide aspects of the war from the Indian Ocean to the North Atlantic, from Poland to the Middle East, adn the varied activities and duties of these young men and women. Their hardships, their adventures, frustrations, fears, joys and romances are chronicled in a poignant and often humorous manner." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - soft crease at top corner of front cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
MUTINY IN THE BAY: HENRY HUDSON'S LAST VOYAGE.  GREAT STORIES OF CANADA SERIES NO. 27., Lambert, R.S.  Illustrated by Joe Rosenthal.
8 Lambert, R.S. Illustrated by Joe Rosenthal. MUTINY IN THE BAY: HENRY HUDSON'S LAST VOYAGE. GREAT STORIES OF CANADA SERIES NO. 27.
Macmillan, Toronto, 1963, first edition. 
160 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, black, white & blue/green drawings. "In the late spring of the year 1610, the 'Discovery', a small two-masted ship, set out westward from England with twenty-three men aboard. The captain was Henry Hudson, one of the ablest explorers of his day. He was searching for the Northwest Passage to China. Among the crew were Harry Greene, who acted as the captain's jester, and Habakuk Pritchett, a young man appointed by the ship's owners to write a daily journal of the progress of the 'Discovery'. From Habakuk Pritchett's journal, (the author) has reconstructed the stirring tale of a brave explorer's last voyage. The crew, ill-assorted and argumentative, was uneasy from the very start. The 'Discovery' spent the winter of that year in the great bay that now bears Hudson's name. Henry Hudson was firm in his belief that a strait on the south-west shore of the bay would lead him through to the Pacific Ocean. But s o m e o f the men could see only disaster ahead. Led by the treacherous Harry Greene they mutinied, and Captain Hudson was set adrift in an open boat, with seven loyal followers. The mutineers then sailed for England. Presented in vivid and au th en ti c d et ail, this is an absorbing eye-witness account of tragedy and triumph." Written for the younger reader. One line of ink notation at top of half-title page. Dust jacket has been price-clipped; has light edge wear; minor edge wrinkli ng; on e s ma ll ed ge tear; one closed puncture on rear hinge; two small line indentations; a few tiny foxing marks and light soiling/rubbing. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
9 Mowat, Farley. WESTVIKING: THE ANCIENT NORSE IN GREENLAND AND NORTH AMERICA.
McClelland & Stewart, (Toronto, 1990). 
614 pp, mass market paperback. ISBN 0771066929 25 b&w maps and illus. "(R)econstructs the accounts of the Norse voyages, taking you from the first Norse settlements of Greenland in tenth century A.D. to the colonization of Newfoundland centuries later." Interior - very light browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light browning to edges of text block, minor edge wear, spine slightly concave with fainr crease. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
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.)
10 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
 
 
11 Owen, Russell. THE ANTARCTIC OCEAN.
London Whittlesey House / McGraw-Hill 1941 Second Printing Hard Cover Good Fair Stephen J. Voorhies, maps. 
254 pp, 9 1/4" H. Map endpapers. B&w photographs, maps. "The search for a land greater than the United States and Mexico began centuries ago, but it was not until a little more than a hundred years ago that an American sealer, Nat Palmer, first glimpsed its mainland. After the fanatic fumblings of explorers like Quiros, the discoverer-priest, hard-headed men pushed farther and farther south to learn what lay in the land of mist and snow. Captain Cook sailed around the land without seeing it; Lieut. Charles Wilkes, an American, sailed along its coast for 1,500 miles. Capt. James Clark Ross, the famous Englishman, broke into the silent sea which bears his name and for the first time brought back some knowledge of this great continent, with its high barriers of ice, its lofty mountain ranges and a live volcano, its tremendous beauty. Since then men have been to the South Pole on foot and in airplanes, have lived on ships fast in the ice and on the ice itself. Here are found the names of Scott and Shackleton, of Charcot and Amundsen, of Byrd and Ellsworth. (This) is the story of the almost incredible hardships men overcame because they were driven to rip the veil from one of the most majestic and fabulous regions of the earth." Pencil erasure mark at top of free front endpaper, previous owner's bookplate on verso of free front endpaper, very soft crease down preliminary pages, previous owner's stamp at bottom of page 100 and on one rear page, erased pencilled number on free rear endpaper, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light edge wear. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear/creasing, old tape at top/bottom inside edge, light to moderate rubbing/soiling, afew very small chips and tears, light browning, date stamp on inside of rear flap. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
12 Pagoldh, Susanne. Nodic Knitting: Thirty-one Patterns in the Scandinavian Tradition.
Loveland, Colorado Interweave Press 1991 0934026688 / 9780934026680 Hard Cover Very Good 
120 pp, 11" H - glazed pictorial boards - no dust jacket (as issued). Color and b&w illustrations - photographs, patterns. "In the cold and splendid landscape of the Scandinavian countries, warmth is a necessity and beauty a natural expectation. Not surprisingly, the knitting traditions of these countries are immensely rich. In 'Nordic Knitting' you'll find more than thirty patterns for traditional sweaters, hats, and mittens from Denmark, the Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Aland, and Finland. Materials and measurements are carefully adapted for today's knitters. Susanne Pagoldh travelled throughout Scandinavia with knitting needles in her bags, in search of beautiful, authentic, and useful Nordic knitted apparel. She met with knitters and museum staff in each country and took home a treasure chest of patterns, which she opens for you in these pages." Three small shallow edge bumps, small bump to three corners, very light rubbing to glossy boards, 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
13 Rosing, Jens. (Translated from Danish by Naomi Jackson Groves - Inscribed). THE SKY HANGS LOW.
Penumbra, (Moonbeam, Ontario, 1986). 
60 pp, large square 8vo, soft cover. INSCRIBED BY NAOMI JACKSON GROVES ON TITLE PAGE. Color and b&w drawings by Jens Rosing. "Five hundred years ago a small Eskimo community in North Greenland was stricken by catastrophe: six women and two children died in an accident. They were laid to rest in two graves under an overhanging cliff close to their dwelling-place...The discovery of the graves, the look of the buried people and their clothing, the way the little Inuit community used to live, have been described in words and drawings by Jens Rosing..." Interior - clean and tight. Exterior - minor edge wear/rubbing, spine flat and uncreased. VG+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
HAULIN' ROPE & GAFF: SONGS AND POETRY IN THE HISTORY OF THE NEWFOUNDLAND SEAL FISHERY., Ryan, Shannon and Small, Larry.
14 Ryan, Shannon and Small, Larry. HAULIN' ROPE & GAFF: SONGS AND POETRY IN THE HISTORY OF THE NEWFOUNDLAND SEAL FISHERY.
Breakwater, St. John's, Newfoundland, 1978. 
176 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0919948537 B&w photographs, maps, music. "This collection is an attempt to bring together from various sources songs from Newfoundland's sealing tradition....In some instances we have included more than one version of the same song. This was done to give readers some understanding of the composition process and the changes which occur when songs and stories are transmitted from one person to another....these songs are historical documents and as such they enable us to learn more about the sealing industry; it is for this reason that the songs have been arranged in a rough chronological order....the songs are also an expression of a fundamental part of our cultura l h e r i t a g e ...." Includes: Come All ye Jolly Ice-Hunters; Ferryland Sealer; Terra Nova Seal Fishing; Captain Bill Ryan left Terry Behind; Trinity Bay Tragedy; The Wreck of the 'Maggie'; The 'Greenland' Disaster (7 versions); The Sealer's st ri k e of 1 90 2; C ap ta in Bob Bartlett; The Spring of the Wadhams; The 'Newfoundland' Disaster (2 versions); Captain Frederick Harris and The Grates Cove Seal Killers of 1915; The Cooks of Torbay; Cotton's Patch (2 versions); Mrs. Mullowney was th re e wee ks in bed si nce sh e ate the fipper stew; Arctic Ice and Flippers; etc., etc. Three tiny dints/scuffs on front board, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, a few tiny light scuff marks, light rubbing, sma ll c los ed tea r a nd tiny clo sed tear , slight fading to spine color. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
15 Salverson, Laura Goodman. LORD OF THE SILVER DRAGON: A ROMANCE OF LIEF THE LUCKY.
McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, (1927), Ist edition. 
343 pp, 8vo, hard cover (no dust jacket), green cloth boards with gilt titles and decorations. Pictorial endpapers. A story of Viking exploration and settlement of Vinland. Interior - gift inscription on first blank page, pages browning very lightly, faint ghost sticker mark at bottom of free front enspaper near spine. Exterior - light edge wear to boards, light wrinkling to top/bottom of spine, slight bumping to top corners, some fading to gold lettering on spine but still legible, small area of shelf wear at bottom of and a few tiny light foxing marks to fore edge of text block. Overall a sound, attractive copy. VG- 
Price: 22.00 USD
 
 
16 Shortt, Terry. NOT AS THE CROW FLIES. A LIFETIME OF ADVENTURES IN EXOTIC AND UNTAMED LANDS.
Toronto McClelland and Stewart 1975 0771081677 / 9780771081675 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Terry Shortt. Signed/inscribed by author/illustrator
255 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). Signed by author under printed name on title page and inscribed by him on the half title page: "To Ruth: / with affection and / best wishes / Terry Shortt". B&w drawings. "A lifetime of adventure in the world's most exotic, untamed lands - an exuberant odyssey to distant islands, tropical forests and glacier-strewn Arctic wastes - the keen observations and infectious enthusiasm of an artist and model-maker - (this) is world-famous Terry Shortt's absorbing personal narrative of his more than forty years of field travel to the Galapagos, India, Africa, Ecudador, Northern Canada, Greenland and other far-flung destinations. Illustrated with the author's superb studies of nature and birdlife, these are more than memoirs. Vivid, sensuous, even poetic, Terry Shortt's writing conjures the world he has met and reproduced in over a thousand displays for the Royal Ontario Museum, in hundreds of illustrations for twenty books and thousands of sketches and drawings for publications throughout the world. (A)n anecdotal, entertaining celebration of a life-long devotion to nature by a master of nature lore and illustration." Three very tiny soiling marks on top of text block, minor edge wear. Dust jacket very light edge wear/wrinkling, very light browning on spine and flap-folds, light rubbing, small area of tiny soiling marks on front panel, crease at bottom of front panel, two edge tears archivally taped. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
FLYPAST.  NO. 30.  JANUARY 1984.  (FLY PAST.), Twite, Mike, ed.  (Bob Ogden, Mike Twite, Philip Chinnery, Peter Cooksley, Ken Ellis, Frank Robinson, Peter Smith, Jeff Ethell, R Wallace Clarke, Andy Saunders, Stuart McKay, Stewart Evans.)
17 Twite, Mike, ed. (Bob Ogden, Mike Twite, Philip Chinnery, Peter Cooksley, Ken Ellis, Frank Robinson, Peter Smith, Jeff Ethell, R Wallace Clarke, Andy Saunders, Stuart McKay, Stewart Evans.) FLYPAST. NO. 30. JANUARY 1984. (FLY PAST.)
Key, Stamford, Lincs., 1984. 
68 pp, 11 11/16" H, soft cover (magazine format, stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, 4 pages color. Contents: FotoPost; Halberstadts in Virginia (WWI Halberstadts for sale); B-17 Sortie (flight of Sally B and RAF Museum' s B-17); Aladdin's Cave of Arizona (Pima Museum); Harriet Quimby - the 'Dresden Doll' (first woman to fly the Channel); Preservation Project: Viscount Whisky-Fox (Vickers Viscount); Catalina Rescue (search for survivors of sunken ship); Di v e B o m b e r (Curtis SBC series); Aviation Archaeology (wrecks); Preservation News; Meteor Retirement (Meteor T8 VZ467, Britain's first jet fighter); Warbird Heaven (Oshkosh Show); Weapons of the Royal Air Force (Rolls-Royce 40mm cannon); Light ni ng s o n Ic e (s ix P-38 Lightnings buried beneath Greenland's ice cap); Corsair from the Lake; Wonderful Amy (Amy Johnson - DH Moth Club provided aeroplanes for film); Zorn....crash cameraman (American WWII photographer who recorded life on Ea st Ang li a a ir fie ld s). I n terior - minor browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear to covers, light wear on spine, very light rubbing on rear cover, light browning to edges of tex tblo ck. VG 
Price: 10.00 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.
18 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
 
 
19 Zaslow, Morris. THE NORTHWARD EXPANSION OF CANADA, 1914-1967.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1988 0771090714 / 9780771090714 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
421 pp, 9 1/4" H. One of 'The Canadian Centenary Series'. B&w photographs, maps. "In the concluding volume of his study of the Canadian North since Confederation, Morris Zaslow details with encyclopedic scope the accelerating change typical of the second half of that era. In this period the frontiers of agriculture and industry swept northward from near the international border to their economic limits. In the search for oil and natural gas, these limits were also close to the country's physical limits. Assisted by new roads, extended railways, improved river transportation, and the new airplane, settlers, prospectors, and developers cleared land, sought mineral treasures, opened enterprises, and established permanent settlements in areas formerly given over to hunting and trapping by the native peoples. At the same time, the institutions of society and government familiar to southern Canada followed at a more measured pace." Minor wrinkling at top of spine, small bump at bottom corner of both boards. Dust jacket has small light stain on front panel, wrinkling at bottom of flap-folds with old tape on inside surface - very light edge wrinkling elsewhere. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
20 Zaslow, Morris. THE OPENING OF THE CANADIAN NORTH, 1870-1914.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1971 0771090722 / 9780771090721 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
339 pp, 9 1/4" H. One of 'The Canadian Centenary Series'. B&w photographs, maps. "(T)races Canada's northward expansion in the years after Confederation. In the forefront of the movement were the fur-traders, missionaries, and gold-seekers. Behind them came provincial and federal overnments, concerned for their authority, and anxious to develop the riches of the North. Under the Laurier government (1896-1911) the advance quickened, and the roles of the Geological Survey, North-West Mounted Police, and Departments of the Interior, Indian Affairs, and Marine and Fisheries, gained new importance. A country which, by Confederation, had barely extended beyond the Gulf of St. Lawrence and St Lawrence Lowlands region, ahd by 1914 occupied the prairies. Aided by new transcontinental railways, its people had begun moving into the forest of the Middle North along a front that extended from lake St John to Dawson, and the Arctic frontier beyond recieved increasing attention. But the governments failed in their treatment of the native population, and in their eagerness to foster development they allowed resources to be exploited blindly, for and by foreign interest in the main." Slight darkening to edges of text block, very light wrinkling to top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, light rubbing and small light scratch on front panel, minor soiling, a few small and tiny edge tears - archivally taped, slight browning to spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 


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