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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
Macmillan of Canada, Toronto, (1971), Ist edition. 
255 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "George McKenna's long career as a senior civil servant in the Canadian corridors of power is drawing to a close and he is fighting desperately to stay in power...(trouble arises) in Parliament over a fake rumour of trouble in a remote Arctic village, and one way or another this puts McKenna on the spot. The story moves to the far north where the smouldering conflict betwen McKenna and (the younger, ambitious) Wragge reaches crisis point. Only his young wife, with whom McKenna is very much in love but who makes no secret of her infidelity, guesses what happened up there..." Bump to bottom corner of both boards. Dust jacket has light edge wear at bottom of spine, wrinkling at bottom of flap-folds, small corner crease on front flap. VG/VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
PRAIRIE FIRE:  THE 1885 NORTH-WEST REBELLION., Beal, Bob & Macleod, Rod.
3 Beal, Bob & Macleod, Rod. PRAIRIE FIRE: THE 1885 NORTH-WEST REBELLION.
Hurtig, Edmonton, (1984). 
384 pp, 8vo (9" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0888302622 B&w photos, maps, drawings. "(T)ells us about the Metis, who simply wanted the long-standing boundaries of their river-lot farms respected by the government as Ottawa divided up the land to sell it to homesteaders. It tells about the Indians, whose land had been sold by the government and tradition and self-support destroyed, and who were now literally starving while the government broke its promises or tried to tie them to concessions. It tells us of local government officials, who could not agree among themselves whether the Indians should be treated with discipline or with food. It tells us about the frightened settlers and townspeople, caught between the Indians and Metis they often sympathized with and the government they looked to for support. And it tells about the soldiers, who heroically set out to quell a rebellion, but whose greatest ordeal was the long train journey on which they were beset by freezing cold and extreme shortages of food." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, slight fading to spine color. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
4 Bell, Ken. THE WAY WE WERE.
University of Toronto Press, Toronto, (1988). 
256 pp, 4to (11 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0802039901 Map endpapers. Profusely illus with b&w and col. photos. "In this extraordinary volume (Ken Bell, who served as a combat photographer in WWII) juxtaposes photographs from the wa r with colour shots of the same places as they are today, peacful and serene. In some cases he has found the same people and rephotographed them in the same place. Drawing on his own archival material as well as that of the Allies and Ger m a n y , B e l l includes many war photographs not previously published." Previous owner's name in ink at top of front pastedown. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Near Fine/Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
Doubleday Canada 2001 0385257252 / 9780385257251 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
632 pp, large 8vo (9 5/8" H). Pictorial endpapers, b&w maps. "The first war of the century, which took Canadian soldiers to South Africa, and the last, which sent them to Korea, bracket the tumultuous years of the (20th) century's first half like bookends on the shelf of history. They have a good deal in common, these two minor conflicts, whose chronicles pale when compared to the bloodbaths of the two world wars. Canada's wartime days are long past, and for many, the scars of war have healed. Vimy has been manicured clean, its pockmarked slopes softened by a green mantle of Canadian pines. Dieppe has reverted to a resort town, its beaches long since washed free of Canadian blood. Now a days, Canadians are proud of their role as Peacekeepers, from which they have gained a modicum of the international acclaim the nation has always craved, with precious little blood wasted in the process. In this monumental work, Pierre Berton brings Canadian history to life once again, relying on a host of sources, including newspaper accounts and first-hand reports, to tell the story of these four wars through the eyes of the privates in the trenches, the generals at the front, and the politicians and families back home. By profiling the interwar years, Berton traces how one war led to the next, and how the country was changed in the process. Illustrated with maps and line drawings, 'Marching as to War' describes how the experience of war helped to bind Canada together as a nation and chronicles the transformation of Canada's dependence upon Great Britain and its slow emergence as an independent nation caught in a love-hate relationship with the United States." Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling and very minor rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
6 Berton, Pierre. THE INVASION OF CANADA, 1812-1813.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1980 0771012357 / 9780771012358 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ Inscribed By Author
363 pp, 9 3/4" H. Pictorial endpapers, maps/battle plans. Inscribed on title page: "Pierre Berton / To Leon with my best wishes / Aug '85". "To America's leaders in 1812, an invasion of Canada seemed the best way to bloody John Bull's nose. It would, as Thomas Jefferson confidently predicted, be 'a mere matter of marching'. How could a nation of eight million fail to subdue a struggling colony of 300,000? Yet, when the campaign of 1812 ended on the bloody banks of the River Raisin, the only Americans left on Canadian soil were prisoners of war. Three American armies had been forced to surrender, and the British were in control of all of Michigan Territory and much of Indiana and Ohio. Drawing on personal memoirs and diaries as well as official dispatches, the author has been able to get inside the characters of the men who fought the war - the common soldier as well as the generals. (C)owards and heroes, flawed generals and bumbling bureaucrats, traitors, loyalists, war profiteers, military incompetents and geniuses. (T)he War of 1812, or more properly the myth of the war, served to give the new settlers (of Upper Canada) a sense of community and set them on a different course from that of their neighbours. The Canadian way of life, says Berton, has its roots in the invasion of Canada." Light toning to fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling; two tiny edge tears archivally taped; light browning on spine, flap-folds, top 1" of panels and top edge of flaps; several tiny dents on front hinge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
Toronto Copp, Clark 1896 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - No Jacket Inscribed By Author
463 pp, 7 3/4" H. Decorated green boards. A volume from The Story of the Nations series. Inscribed on front free endpaper: "T. Tait Esq. / with the best wishes of the author, / J.G. Bourinot / Ottawa, / 29th Dec 1886." B&w illustrations - photographs, reproductions, drawings, maps - some fold-out. Book is lightly cracked at two places - pages firmly held, small printing ink mark in bottom margin of pages 344 & 345, light edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight bump at corners, two light scuff marks on front board, light browning to edges of text block. 
Price: 30.00 USD
Toronto Key Porter 1986 1550130013 / 9781550130010 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
310 pp, 9 1/2" H. "(A)rgues that Canada ought to be a second Switzerland, with a living standard actually higher than that of the U.S. But in fact it is embroiled in a tangle of regional and linguistic quarrels, mainipulated by both the Liberals and their Mulroney Tory imitators, and an elite in Ottawa that truly represents neither Anglophones nor Francophones. 'The Patriot Games' offers an unconventional view of Canada that will shatter many myths. Brimelow endorses the argument of Goldwin Smith's 1891 classic 'Canada and the Canadian Question' that our country is 'rich by nature, poor by policy'. He demonstrates that this is a direct consequence of fatally-flawed political institutions, which have created divisive polices like bilingualism and Canadian Nationalism. He shows that, paradoxically, English Canada is the dispossessed and colonized nation within a weakening Confederation. In a provocative portrait of the Trudeau era, he describes how the Liberals imposed an artificial bilingualism policy on an unsuspecting country, alienating the West and having little effect in Quebec. (This book) challenges us to come to terms with what being a Canadian means." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very tiny dent on front hinge.. 
Price: 17.50 USD
9 Bumsted, J.M., editor. (Paul Stevens, G.N. Emery, Charles W. Humphries, Douglas L. Cole, Donald Arthur Kubesh, C.M. Wallace, J.L. Granatstein, Richard Allen, Patricia Roy, G.E. Panting, Laurier La Pierre, Bruce W. Hodgins.) DOCUMENTARY PROBLEMS IN CANADIAN HISTORY. VOLUME II: POST CONFEDERATION.
Georgetown, Ontario Irwin-Dorsey 1969 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
314 pp, 10" H. "The collection includes twelve articles by some of the leading specialists in a number of areas of Canadian history since Confederation. Each specialist concentrates on a certain problem and incorporates some of the documentary evidence he himself would employ in considering the problem." Contents: Laurier and National Unity; The Lord's Day Act of 1906 and the Sabbath Observance Question; Federal-Provincial Tensions within the Ontario Conservative Party, 1878-1900; Imperialism and Nationalism in English-Speaking Canada; Ontario Press Reaction to the Northwest Rebellion of 1885; The Nationalization of the Maritimes, 1867-1914; Meighen vs. the CCF: The York South By-Election, 1942; The Triumph and Decline of Prohibition; The Evacuation of the Japanese, 1942; Newfoundland's Loss of Responsible Government; La Revolution Tranquille: The Liberal Government of Jean Lesage in Quebec, 1960-66; The English-Canadian Mind in Conflict. Interior - partially erased previous owner's name in red ink on first page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - crease at top/bottom corners of front cover, light wear at top/bottom of rear hinge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
CARIBOU AND THE BARREN-LANDS., Calef, George.  Foreword by David Brower.
10 Calef, George. Foreword by David Brower. CARIBOU AND THE BARREN-LANDS.
Ottawa Canadian Arctic Resources Committee 1981 0919996205 / 9780919996205 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
176 pp, 11 1/4" H. Beautifully illustrated with colour photographs showing the caribou and their environment through the seasons, colour maps. "(T)o most people's view, the country of the caribou is all barren land: harsh, unproductive, devoid of beauty. One of the purposes of these pages is to show that nothing could be further from the truth. The northern wilderness is barren only to those lacking in perception and imagination. But if we should let the great herds vanish from the barren-lands, they will indeed become what the name implies, and we will have lost a part of the majesty and mystery of life." Dust jacket has two small edge tears archivally taped, light wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 25.00 USD
London Clive Bingley 1969 0851570631 / 9780851570631 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Good+ 
90 pp, 8 3/4" H. Contents: Introduction; Canadian libraries, 1900-1960; Reference and research library resources; Provincial and regional public library systems; Envoi: The Canadian library in the 21st century; Directories and guides; Select bibliography; References; Index. "(R)eviews the 65-year growth of Canadian professional library associations and the slow rise in the number and quality of Canadian library services. The development of the National Library in Ottawa, which took more than 30 years to bring about, is recorded. Of intrest at the present time are observations of the part which the new information technology is playing in libraries and documentation services in Canada and the role which can be expected from them in the 21st century." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling/tiny chips and tears - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few tiny holes and surface paper loss on front flap-fold. 
Price: 15.00 USD
12 Chambers, Ernest J., Captain (Corps of Guides). THE ROYAL NORTH-WEST MOUNTED POLICE: A CORPS HISTORY.
Toronto Coles 1972 Facsimile Reprint. Soft Cover Very Good - Very Good- 
160 pp, + (89) pp of advertisements, 4to (10 15/16" H), in slipcase. From the Coles Canadiana Collection of facsimile reprints - originally published in 1906. B&w photographs, drawings, decorations. Contents: A Big Problem for a Young Country; Organization of the NorthWest Mounted Police; The First Winter in the Far West; Col. Macleod Commissioner; The Sitting Bull Incident; Under Sir John Again; Lord Lorne's Tour; Headquarters Removed to Regina; The Rebellion of 1885; Increase of Strength and Duties; Under the Present Commissioner; Appendix. Interior - tiny light mark on rear endpapers, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light to moderate edge wear, two tiny marks on fore-edge of textblock, soft crease at top corner of covers, spine flat with very faint crease. Slipcase has light edge wear, light fading to color on edges and rear panel, top of spine label missing with the word "The" of the title. 
Price: 20.00 USD
13 Charters, Dean. Introduction by Angela M. O'Connell. MOUNTIE, 1873-1973: A GOLDEN TREASURY OF THOSE EARLY YEARS.
Don Mills Collier-Macmillan 1973 029734207 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
253 pp, 10 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "1973 marks the centennial anniver- sary of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. (This book is) a pictorial tour of adventure through those glorious early days. One hundred years is not long when we are talking about history, but a glance at these photographs shows the phenomenal growth of Canada during that period. And the man who laid the groundwork for this phenomenal growth was the Mountie. Without his work of pacification, the task of settling and civilizing the Canadian west could not have been carried out. The photographers who took these pictures must have been imbued with the same spirit of adventure that motivated the Mountie. The proof is here. Wherever the men of the N.W.M.P. went, the photographers followed. The results of their work are here, a fitting tribute to the men of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police." Tiny soft bump at top corner of pages 163 to end of book, previous owner's small label on front pastedown, very faint tiny foxing marks on bottom of text block, minor wrinking at bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling - moderate on rear flap-fold, several edge tears (some with creases) archivally taped, light rubbing 
Price: 20.00 USD
CHEADLE'S JOURNAL OF TRIP ACROSS CANADA, 1862-1863., Cheadle, Walter B.  Introduction and notes by A.G. Doughty and Gustave Lanctot.  Introduction to new edition by Lewis H. Thomas.
14 Cheadle, Walter B. Introduction and notes by A.G. Doughty and Gustave Lanctot. Introduction to new edition by Lewis H. Thomas. CHEADLE'S JOURNAL OF TRIP ACROSS CANADA, 1862-1863.
Edmonton M.G. Hurtig 1971 0888300352 / 9780888300355 First Thus Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
311 pp, 7 5/8" H. B&w illustrations, fold-out map at rear."The incredible journey of William Fitzwilliam, Viscount Milton, and his long-suffering companion, Dr. Walter Butler Cheadle, over the uncharted Yellowhead route in 1862-63 was a highly improbable, miraculously successful expedition, well-seasoned with comic relief though it very nearly ended several times in tragedy. Dr. Cheadle's 'Journal' first appeared in 1931, sixty-six years after publication of 'The North-West Passage by Land', a bestselling account of the expedition supposedly co-authored by the young Lord Milton and his companion. Besides confirming suspicions that the first book was in fact Cheadle's, the 'Journal' is more candid about the two adventurer's motives ('we were a mere party of pleasure'), and a much more precise record of life and travel in the Northwest during the latter days of the fur trade era. Cheadle acknowledges the heavy debt owed by all of the early explorers to the plains Indians, who passed on to the first white men their sophistication in the ways of the wilderness. He also records the gradual demoralization of the native people under the impact of European culture. His own Assiniboine guide was an invaluable support to Cheadle, who had to cope not only with Lord Milton's constant petulance and frequent illness, but with the most obnoxious hitchhiker ever to cross the Rockies." On or two small faint areas of browning on edges of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear and tiny tears/creases - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds (archivally taped), slight fading to spine color, faint small writing impressions on front panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
THE HISTORY OF THE ROYAL ARMY VETERINARY CORPS 1919-1961., Clabby, J., Brigadier.  Foreword by General Sir Cecil S. Sugden.
15 Clabby, J., Brigadier. Foreword by General Sir Cecil S. Sugden. THE HISTORY OF THE ROYAL ARMY VETERINARY CORPS 1919-1961.
J.A. Allen, London, 1963, first edition. 
244 pp, small 4to (10" H), hard cover (grey cloth with red lettering on spine and front board, gold insignia on front board) - no dust jacket. B&w photographs, maps, drawings. Contents: Introduction; The Years Between 1919-1939; The United Kingdom Base and the Campaigns in France and North-West Europe; The Middle East Base (including Persia and Iraq). The Campaigns in Eritrea, Greece, Syria and North Africa; The Campaigns in Sicily and Italy; The India Base; The Burma Campaign; Civ i l A f f a i r s and Control Commissions; The Post-War Years, 1945-1961; War Dogs; Contributions to Research; Appendices - Directors of Army Veterinary Services, 1796-1961; Directors of Veterinary Services, India, 1886-1947; Commandants of the Ar my V e te ri na ry S ch oo l, 1880-1961; Nominal Roll of Officers serving in the Royal Army Veterinary Corps during World War II; Organization of the Army Veterinary Services in India and Burma, 1944; Organization of the Indian Army Veterinary Cor ps Cen tr e, Amb ala , 1 944 ; O rga nization of the Army Veterinary and Remount Service, early 1945 (excluding India and Burma); R.A.V.C. with C.M.F., 1944; Organizatin of the Army Veterinary and Remount Services in C.M.F., May, 1945; Animal Statis tic s, C .M. F., 194 4; C asua lty and Remo unt State in Advanced R.A.V.C. Units, C.M.F., 1945; Indices. Boards and textblock slightly bowed, light creases down middle of front pastedown, small shallow bump to fore-edge of boards. VG 
Price: 35.00 USD
16 Clubb, Sally Potter & Sarjeant, William Antony. Foreword By Peter Sargool. SASKATOON'S HISTORIC BUILDINGS & SITES: A SURVEY & PROPOSALS.
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Saskatoon Enironmental Society 1980 3rd Revised Edition. Stapled in Wraps Very Good - Fink, Bob, Cover Drawing and Title Page. 
58 pp, 11 1/8" H. B&w photographs, maps. Contents: Foreword; Historical Introduction; Historical Walks Around Saskatoon: Temperance Colony Townsite / Southwest Nutana / Southeast Nutana / Sutherland / University Area / City Centre / Riversdale / Southwest Area / Northwest Area / North (including Idylwyld Drive) / City Park and North Park; Saskatoon's Historic Buildings - Can They Be Preserved?; Appendix: Recommendations of the City of Saskatoon Special Committee for the Identification and Listing of Historic Buildings: Historic Structures Recommended for Preservation / List of Contemporary Structures of Architectural Importance in Saskatoon. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at bottom edge, very small chip at top of spine, light colour fading on spine and parts of rear cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
MAPLE LEAF ROUTE:  ANTWERP., Copp, Terry and Vogel, Robert.
17 Copp, Terry and Vogel, Robert. MAPLE LEAF ROUTE: ANTWERP.
(Maple Leaf Route, Alma, Ontario, 1984). 
143 pp, oblong large 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0919907032 Profusely illus. with b&w maps, photos, drawings and plans. The third volume in a series on the Canadian campaign in Northwest Europe 1944-45. "...picks up the story of the cam paign on August 23, 1944 after the Falaise battle. The narrative analysis of the strategic decisions and Canadian operations in late August and September 1944 concludes with a summary of the situation on September 30th, just before the Canadian s w e re called upon to exert maximum effort in clearing the Scheldt estuary..." Tiny bump at bottom corner of front cover, tiny dint on bottom edge of rear board. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light edge wrinkling, light rubbing, a line of t in y d in ts on rear panel, 1" tear at bottom of rear flap-fold (archivally taped), crease at bottom edge of rear panel. Very Good+/Very Good- 
Price: 47.50 USD
MAPLE LEAF ROUTE:  FALAISE., Copp, Terry and Vogel, Robert.
18 Copp, Terry and Vogel, Robert. MAPLE LEAF ROUTE: FALAISE.
(Maple Leaf Route, Alma, Ontario, 1983). 
143 pp, oblong large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0919907024 Profusely illus. with b&w maps, photos, drawings and plans. The second volume in a series on the Canadian campaign in Northwest Europe 1944-45. "...contains the stor y of Allied and German strategy in the last month of the Normandy Campaign as well as a detailed account of the battles fought by the Canadians along the road to Falaise. The text is complemented by contemporary photographs, War Art, a new s e r i e s o f maps oriented to illustrate the thrust of the Allied assault, and facsimiles of War Diaries from many Canadian regiments." Waviness to top/bottom edges of textblock - no evidence of dampness, minor edge wear, soft crease down front f re e en dp ap e r. Dust jacket has fading to spine/front hinge color, slight wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light browning to inside edges. Very good/Very Good- 
Price: 47.50 USD
CALIFORNIA IN 1792:  A SPANISH NAVAL VISIT., Cutter, Donald C.  (Dionisio Alcala Galiano, Cayetano Valdes, Jose Cardero.)
19 Cutter, Donald C. (Dionisio Alcala Galiano, Cayetano Valdes, Jose Cardero.) CALIFORNIA IN 1792: A SPANISH NAVAL VISIT.
Norman University of Oklahoma Press 1990 0806127317 / 9780806127316 Soft Cover Fine 
176 pp, 8 3/6" H. B&w reproductions, maps. "In the summer of 1792, two Spanish schooners, the 'Sutil' and the 'Mexicana', were ordered to inspect the Pacific Coast from Vancouver Island to Monterey. The schooners were commanded by two youthful naval officers, Dionisio Alcala Galiano and Cayetano Valdes. Assisted by their scribe and artist, Jose Cadero, they recorded their efforts to find the so-called Strait of Anian, a Spanish Northwest Passage. The full account, here translated into English, reveals much new information on the indigenous peoples of California, Spanish-Indian relations, and the successes and failures of the Franciscan missionaries. Also included is a vocabulary and catechism of the Carmel Mission Indians missing in earlier editions. In introductory chapters and notes, Donald C. Cutter supplements the authors' observations with a brief history of California and biographical information on the authors, other naval officers, and the soldiers and friars." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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
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