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THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS AND WHAT ALICE FOUND THERE., Carroll, Lewis.  (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson.)
1 Carroll, Lewis. (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson.) THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS AND WHAT ALICE FOUND THERE.
London Macmillan 1927 Reprint Hard Cover Good Sir John Tenniel. 
236 pp, 8 1/4" H. Green cloth with black lettering and red/black decorations on spine and front board. Pictorial endpapers, 16 colour plates, including frontispiece (collated), plus many smaller b&w drawings. Alice's journey through the looking-glass, with its many wonderful characters, including Tiger-Lily, Humpty Dumpty, Tweedledum and Tweedledee, the Lion and the Unicorn, The Red and White Queens, and the knitting Sheep. Includes the poems 'The Walrus and the Carpenter', 'Jabber-wocky', 'Christmas Greetings [from a fairy to a child.], etc. Very small tear with crease at top edge of front free endpaper - archivally taped, Christmas gift inscription and a small bookplate on front free endpaper, light separation between page gatherings at page 224 and coloured plate but pages are holding firmly, book is lightly cocked, spine is moderately browned and has two tiny stains, wear at top/bottom of spine and light wrinkling, light edge wear, shelf soiling and a few small line indentations on bottom of text block. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
2 Chantraine, Pol. Translated by David Lobdell. THE LIVING ICE: THE STORY OF THE SEALS AND MEN WHO HUNT THEM IN THE GULF OF ST. LAWRENCE.
McClelland and Stewart, (Toronto, 1980), Ist edition. 
238 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos. "...the real story of the seal herds, the Acadian and Newfoundland fishermen who have hunted them for generations, and the forces that threaten to destroy both the seals and their hunters. With a passion rare in contemporary writing, author and occasional sealer Pol Chantraine defends the hunting of seals as it is conducted by the people of the tiny Magdalen Islands...Interwoven with the controversy of the seal hunt is the fascinating account of life in the Gulf area - from the migrations of marine life to the tragic history of the original Acadians..." Tiny bumps to bottom edge of rear board, very small bump to bottom of textblock between approx. pages 90-14 0, tiny bump to bottom corner of boards. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, very tiny chips at top of spine and rear flap-fold, light rubbing. VG-/VG- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
A SECOND BOOK OF CANADIAN ANIMALS., May, Charles Paul.  Illustrated by John Crosby.
3 May, Charles Paul. Illustrated by John Crosby. A SECOND BOOK OF CANADIAN ANIMALS.
Macmillan of Canada, Toronto, 1967 reprint. 
109 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Each chapter has a b&w drawing of an adult and a juvenile of the animal described. Writing for the young reader, "Mr. May explains exactly where in Canada you should look for the animals, and he t ells how they live and what they do, describing their particular habits in an easy style that children will readily understand." Contents: Introduction; The Pronghorn Antelope; The Hoary Bat; The Polar Bear; The Mountain Beaver; The Woodla n d C a r i b o u; The Least Chipmunk; The Cougar; The Elk; The Fisher; The Red Fox; The Snowshe Hare; The Hoary Marmot; The Marten; The Musk-ox; The Narwhal; The Opossum; The White-tailed Jack-rabbit; The Brown Rat; The Harbour Seal; The Bighorn S he ep ; T he M as ke d Shrew; The Flying Squirrel; The Thirteen-lined Ground-squirrel; The Walrus; The Bowhead Whale; The Wolverine. Slight bump at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, has moderate edge wear and rubbing, small edge te ars w ith cr eas es - a rc hivally taped. Very Good/Good 
Price: 17.50 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.)
4 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
 
 
SHOT DOWN AND IN THE DRINK: RAF AND COMMONWEALTH AIRCREWS SAVED FROM THE SEA 1939-1945., Pitchfork, Graham, Air Commodore.  Foreword by Flight Lieutenant John Cruickshank VC.
5 Pitchfork, Graham, Air Commodore. Foreword by Flight Lieutenant John Cruickshank VC. SHOT DOWN AND IN THE DRINK: RAF AND COMMONWEALTH AIRCREWS SAVED FROM THE SEA 1939-1945.
National Archives, Kew, 2005, first edition. 
276 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1903365872 B&w photographs, maps, diagrams. "The RAF's Air Sea Rescue Service saved thousands of aircrews during the Second World War, often in the most challenging conditions. This wide-ranging, authoritative account draws on over 40 first-hand testimonies and official reports from the National Archives, as well as dramatic, previously unpublished photographs. It explores Air Sea Rescue action in three operational areas - nor thwest Europe, the Mediterranean and the Far East - and features a wide variety of rescue craft: RAF or Royal Navy launches, airborne lifeboats, aircraft such as the Lysander or specialist amphibians and flying boats. In-depth research into offi c i a l records reveals how the Service was formed and how it evolved in wartime years; it also provides many fascinating details of the training and equipment on which physical survival was to depend. Several of the compelling individual accounts, f ro m new archival research or interviews with surviving members of the Goldfish Club, appear for the first time in print. They vividly evoke the reality of being shot down at sea, sometimes drifting for days awaiting rescue, and the variety of f orm s i n which this eventually came." Place, date and signature in ink on free front endpaper, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing and two fai nt r ub lines on rear panel. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
IN THE GREAT WHITE LAND:  A TALE OF THE ANTARCTIC OCEAN., Stables, Gordon, Dr., R.N.  Illustrations by Ambrose de Walton.
6 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
 
 
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.
7 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
 
 
BLACK DUCK SPRING., Wright, Bruce S.  Illustrated by James G. Teason.
8 Wright, Bruce S. Illustrated by James G. Teason. BLACK DUCK SPRING.
Toronto Clarke, Irwin 1966 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
191 pp, 8vo (8 3/16" H). B&w drawings. "In this captivating and authoritative tale of wildlife in the northeastern section of our continent, Bruce Wright provides a superb account of the exhilarating and dangerous life of one of the greatest game birds in North America: the black duck. Migrating acording to the cycle of the seasons, the large male duck chooses a mate in the spring, competes for her favors, and follows her to her nesting marsh in Labrador or Quebec . There the young ducklings are born, learn to fly, and, in the fall, return south to the area of Chesapeake Bay where the cycle will begin again next spring. A world of wild animals and birds - of walrus and whales, moose and caribou, eagles and hawks, fish and seals, teel and Canada Geese - is evoked in the course of (his) exciting story about the life of a male black duck. But (this) is more than just another animal story; it is a thorough and often eloquent examination of the history of the relation between wildlife and man in this area. It is the story of rare and little known animals such as the whale-killing walrus and the newly discovered fressh-water seals of Ungava, and the story of how some famous species, the Great Auk and the sea mink among them, have become extinct. It is a story of man, the greatest predator, and the ravages he has worked upon wildlife and upon the land itself." Book slightly cocked, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light color fading at bottom corner of front board. Dust jacket has very light edge wear - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor soiling, three small edge tears - one with light crease, soft crease at bottom of front panel, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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