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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.
101 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
 
 
THE COMPLETE IDIOT'S GUIDE TO THE ARCTIC AND ANTARCTIC., Williams, Jack.
102 Williams, Jack. THE COMPLETE IDIOT'S GUIDE TO THE ARCTIC AND ANTARCTIC.
Alpha, Indianapolis, IN, 2003, first printing. 
326 pp, large 8vo (9 1/16" H), soft cover. ISBN 1592570739 B&w and color photographs, b&w drawings/diagrams/maps. "Key information on the plant and animal life that inhabit the polar landscape; Fascinating history of the exploration of these remo te and forbidding areas; Cold, hard facts on environmental hazards such as global warming and oil drilling; How human populations such as the Inuit people have survived near the North Pole for thousands of years---" Interior - clean and tight w i t h no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
103 Wilson, Edmund; Blais, Marie-Claire; Meigs, Mary; Layton, Irving; Solway, Clifford; Birney, Earle; Purdy, Alfred; Callaghan, Barry; Livesay, Dorothy; Grosskurth, Phyllis; Carruth, Hayden; Watt, F.W.; Kilbourn, William; Pearson, Alan; Godfrey, Dave. THE TAMARACK REVIEW. SPRING 1966. ISSUE 39.
Tamarack Review, Toronto, 1966. 
104 pp, 8 1/2" H, soft cover. Contents: Foreword, by Edmund Wilson; A Season in the Life of Emmanuel, by Marie-Claire Blais; Four Drawings by Mary Meigs; Six Poems, by Irving Layton; An Interview with Christopher Isherwood, by Clifford Solway; In Purdy's Ameliasburg, by Earle Birney; Arctic Poems, by Alfred Purdy; Tennessee Williams and the Cocaloony Birds, by Barry Callaghan; A Gloss of Poems, by Dorothy Livesay; The World of Muriel Spark, by Phyllis Grosskurth; That Heaven-sent Lively Rope -walker, Irving Layton, by Hayden Carruth; A Civil Bore, by F.W. Watt; A Formidable Beginning, by William Kilbourn; Poetry Chronicle, by Alan Pearson; A Member of the Stock Exchange, by Dave Godfrey; Contributors. The back cover, sponsore d b y H u d s o n's Bay Company, features a poem by John Newlove - 'The Hitch-Hiker'. Interior - tiny bump to bottom corner of last few pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - wrinkling on spine, minor edge wea r t o co v er s, l ig ht wear at top/bottom of spine, a few small soft creases on covers, very light rubbing, minor soiling, very light browning to edges of textblock, very small bump at top of spine. Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
QUEST FOR FRANKLIN., Wright, Noel.
104 Wright, Noel. QUEST FOR FRANKLIN.
Heinemann, London, 1959, first edition. 
258 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates, maps. "....gives a background account of Arctic exploration from the sixteenth century onwards and sets out such facts about Franklin's disappearance as have been discovered by the v arious relief and search parties. It is an exciting and moving story in which official incompetence and indifference contrasts strongly with Lady Franklin's gallant and persistent attempts to find her husband. But 'Quest for Franklin' is n o t o n l y a history and an adventure story; it is also an inquiry and an appeal. For Admiral Wright believes that the known facts have never before been properly examined and correlated, and he is suspicious of the slurs that have been cast o n th e h ig hl y ex p erienced officers who led the Franklin expedition. And so he draws his own conclusions, and makes a call for a further effort to find the cache in which he is convinced there lie valuable scientific information and conclusive ev ide nc e of wha t hap pe nd to Franklin. (This) is indeed one of the most intriguing books ever to deal with man's pursuit of knowledge in the Arctic seas." Very light browning to pages - a few light foxing marks on first/last few pages, previo us owne r's n ame /dat e on f ree front endpaper, small area of surface paper loss on front pastedown, browning and foxing on edges of textblock, light edge wear. Dust jacket has large piece missing from bottom of spine, several chips and tears, bro wning , li ght soi ling, f ading to spine color. Good/Poor 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
105 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
 
 
106 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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