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1 Anderes, Fred & Agranoff, Ann. ICE PALACES.
Toronto Macmillan of Canada 1983 0771598572 / 9780771598579 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
132 pp, oblong (9 1/8" H x 10 3/4" D). Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs, repro-ductions, architectural drawings. "The magical buildings illustrated in this pioneer study of a virtually unknown architectural phenomenon were truly built of ice, and they were said to shimmer with color and fire reminiscent of sapphire, topaz, and opal. In style they recalled medieval castles, Gothic cathed-rals, Russian palaces, and Art Deco fantasies. Many were huge, reaching as high as a 14 -story building and extending as long as a football field, but, of course, there's no physical trace of them. Nevertheless, the authors have discovered dozens of historic photographs, lithographs, postcards, paintings, and drawings of these fabulous but ephemeral constructions, as well as mementoes of the winter activities and sports surrounding their creation. (They) relate the history of ice castle building and examine about thirty in detail. This type of architectural tour de fource had its beginning in 18th-century Russia, when the eccentric Empress Anna Ivanova built an icy honeymoon cottage for an out-of-favor prince. In North America, ice palaces were created as centrepieces for the winter carnivals that sprang up in northern cities in the late 19th century. Between 1883 and 1942, grand castles were built of blocks of ice in the Canadian cities of Montreal, Quebec, and Ottawa, and also in St. Paul, Minnesota, and Leadville, Colorado. Today the leading centers for construction in ice and snow are at the annual winter festivals held in Quebec, Canada, and Sapporo, Japan. (T)he authors - both architects - examine the theory and practice of building with ice (which under certain conditions has the structural properties of concrete), both for practical and fantastic purposes." Book is clean and bright. Dust jacket has light rubbing - mainly on front panel, minor wrinkling at top of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
2 Collard, Elizabeth. THE POTTERS' VIEW OF CANADA: CANADIAN SCENES ON NINETEENTH-CENTURY EARTHENWARE.
Kingston McGill-Queen's University Press 1983 0773504214 / 9780773504219 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Near Fine Inscribed By Author
194 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H). Inscribed by author - "Best wishes to ..... from Elizabeth Collard". B&w photos, reproductions, marks. "This is the first book to be devoted exclusively to potters' views of Canada...The potters' views of Canada have a many-sided appeal, linking the world of artists, printmakers, and photographers to the ceramics industry...Covering the period from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the end of Queen Victoria's reign, this volume focuses chiefly on wares made for the dinner table or the washstand. All are earthenware, decorated by transfer printing, and produced by British potters. The scenes they depict range from the awesome falls at Niagara to early steamboats on the St Lawrence, from igloos in the Arctic to a governor's residence in New Brunswick. Elizabeth Collard traces the evolution of these wares, placing them in their historical setting and identifying the sources from which many of the views were derived. She also provides much detail on the English and Scottish potters and on the artists whose work they adapted to their own use." Previous owner's bookplate on free front endpaper, soft wrinkling to half-title page. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
3 Collard, Elizabeth. THE POTTERS' VIEW OF CANADA: CANADIAN SCENES ON NINETEENTH-CENTURY EARTHENWARE.
Kingston McGill-Queen's University Press 1983 0773504214 / 9780773504219 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
194 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H). B&w photographs, reproductions, marks. "This is the first book to be devoted exclusively to potters' views of Canada. The potters' views of Canada have a many-sided appeal, linking the world of artists, printmakers, and photographers to the ceramics industry. Covering the period from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the end of Queen Victoria's reign, this volume focuses chiefly on wares made for the dinner table or the washstand. All are earthenware, decorated by transfer printing, and produced by British potters. The scenes they depict range from the awesome falls at Niagara to early steamboats on the St Lawrence, from igloos in the Arctic to a governor's residence in New Brunswick. Elizabeth Collard traces the evolution of these wares, placing them in their historical setting and identifying the sources from which many of the views were derived. She also provides much detail on the English and Scottish potters and on the artists whose work they adapted to their own use." Very minor edge wear at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing to glossy surface. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
4 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
 
 
LONG CLAWS:  AN ARCTIC ADVENTURE., Houston, James.
5 Houston, James. LONG CLAWS: AN ARCTIC ADVENTURE.
McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 1981, first edition. 
32 pp, 8vo (8 3/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0771042566 B&w illustrations by the author. "Since their father's death, it has been a starvation winter for Pitohok, his siste Upik, their mother, baby sister and grandfather. Frozen lake t rout that they find, with the help of a snow owl, provide their first food in three days. Though winter is nearly over, how can they survive when the fish is gone? Their only hope is a frozen caribou their grandfather had buried last fall , t h r e e d ays' walk away, because he was not strong enough to carry it. Pitohok and Upik must make the arduous journey to find the caribou. Using frozen caribou skin, with the remaining fish as cross supports, Grandfather fashions them a pri mi t iv e sl ed . Th en brother and sister set out on their perilous trek across the storm-swept tundra, sheltering at night in small igloos they build. The caribou is there, they load it on the sled and turn homeward - only to face a terrifying or dea l. A h uge ba rr en- ground grizzly bear, know as Long Claws, picks up their trail and follows them. Helped again by a great snow owl when they lose their way in an ice fog, the children are nearly home before the bear closes in. How can they fi ght him ? A nd y et t o gi ve up the caribou means certain death by starvation...." Minor edge wear. Dust jacket has very minor edge wear. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
HARPOON OF THE HUNTER., Markoosie.  Foreword by James H. McNeill.
6 Markoosie. Foreword by James H. McNeill. HARPOON OF THE HUNTER.
Montreal McGill - Queen's University Press 1970 0773501029 / 9780773501027 Second Printing Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Germaine Arnaktauyok. 
81 pp, 8 3/8" H. B&w illustrations. "The hero of this story, young Kamik, achieves manhood during the hunt for a wounded polar bear and his long journey home alone, after his companions have been killed. The first piece of (Inuit) fiction to be published in English describes life in the Canadian Arctic before the coming of the white man. It is an astonishing tale of a people struggling for survival in a brutal environment. (The author) lives deep inside the Arctic Circle at Resolute Bay, Northwest Territories. He was the first Canadian (Inuit) to hold a commercial flying licence and works as a pilot taking charter flights in and out of the Arctic." Book is clean and bright. Dust jackat has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
7 Shemie, Bonnie. NATIVE DWELLINGS SERIES. HOUSES OF SNOW, SKIN AND BONES (FAR NORTH) / HOUSES OF BARK: TIPI, WIGWAM AND LONGHOUSE (WOODLAND INDIANS) / HOUSES OF HIDE AND EARTH (PLAINS INDIANS) / MOUNDS OF EARTH AND SHELL (THE SOUTHWEST) / HOUSES OF ADOBE (THE SOUTHWEST).
Montreal Tundra Hard Cover Near Fine Bonnie Shemie. 
Five books from the Native Dwellings series. * A sixth book was issued (Houses of Wood: the Northwest coast) but is not included here.* 24 pages each, in glazed pictorial boards with map endpapers. Illustrated in colour and b&w with drawings and diagrams. 1. Houses of Snow, Skin and Bones - ISBN 0887762409, 1989 - "Northerners used whatever materials were to hand: snow, stone, earth, skin, bones and any driftwood found along the shores. How each type of dwelling was con-structed and lived in is told here through a simple text and illustrations that are informative and artistic." 2. House of Bark - ISBN 0887762468, 1990 - "Although native tribes build many sizes and styles of bark dwellings according to their survival needs, three main types emerge: the tipi, the wigwam and the longhouse. How all of these were constructed is made clear in Bonnie Shemie's detailed drawings and made humanly relevant in the beautiful double-page colored illustrations that are works of art." 3. Houses of Hide and Earth - ISBN 0887762697, 1991 - "The western plains are a windswept land of extreme summer heat and winter cold, without trees or other natural shelter. The Indians built their houses with the only materials they had: the skins of the buffalo they hunted or the soil dug from the earth around them. How they improved and adapted these materials to their needs and environment is the subject of this fascinating book. (Shemie) also discusses the earthlodge, dating from AD 700 and unlike anything we have today. Both tipi and earthlodge were laid out according to religious beliefs and symbols, as were other prairie buildings such as arbors, burial platforms, sweat lodges and the impressive structures used to celebrate the sun dance." 4. Mounds of Earth and Shell - ISBN 0887763189, 1993 - "Of all the buildings made by the Native peoples across North America, the least known and understood are the mounds. Who built these structures? Why did they build them? And where did the builders go? Mounds built of shell, and then of earth, date back over 3000 years. They were used for religious ceremonies, burial sites and hills to hold homes of the powerful. From Florida as far north as Ontario, and from the Atlantic coast to the Mississippi Valley these structures are keys to our understanding of the earliest civilizations of North America's Native peoples." 5. House of Adobe - ISBN 0887763308, 1995 - "In the harsh, dry landscape of the American Southwest, the Native peoples built some of the continent's most enduring architecture out of adobe and stone. Bonnie Shemie explores the techniques used to create these dwellings and takes us to the impressive stone structures of Chaco Canyon, New Mexico, the cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde, Colorado, the many pueblos of the region, and explains the significance of the kiva." Two volumes with a few very tiny dents on top edge of boards. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
IN THE GREAT WHITE LAND:  A TALE OF THE ANTARCTIC OCEAN., Stables, Gordon, Dr., R.N.  Illustrations by Ambrose de Walton.
8 Stables, Gordon, Dr., R.N. Illustrations by Ambrose de Walton. IN THE GREAT WHITE LAND: A TALE OF THE ANTARCTIC OCEAN.
Blackie & Son, London, n.d. 
288 pp, 7 1/4" H, hard cover in dust jacket. Colour frontispiece and 3 b&w plates. The adventures of two boys, Charlie and Walt, who sail on the barque 'Walrus' to the Arctic and Antarctic. Browning to endpapers, very light browning to pages, lig ht browning small foxing marks and light soiling to edges of textblock, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one page with tiny edge tear, light edge wear to boards. Dust jacket several large chips, several closed tears - some archivally tape d , c r e a s e s on front panel, moderate rubbing/soiling on rear panel, light soiling on spine, crease down front flap, two tiny holes on front flap-fold. Scan shows the book without the dust jacket. Good+/Fair to Poor 
Price: 25.00 USD
 


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