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image of CANADIAN GEOGRAPHICAL JOURNAL.  JULY 1958.  VOLUME LVII, NUMBER 1.  INCLUDES: FIFTY YEARS AFTER BADDECK - CANADA'S AIRCRAFT INDUSTRY; FESTIVAL OF DANCE AT LA PAZ; UNGAVA BAY - UNGAVA PENINSULA; THE WEAVERS OF WITNEY.

CANADIAN GEOGRAPHICAL JOURNAL. JULY 1958. VOLUME LVII, NUMBER 1. INCLUDES: FIFTY YEARS AFTER BADDECK - CANADA'S AIRCRAFT INDUSTRY; FESTIVAL OF DANCE AT LA PAZ; UNGAVA BAY - UNGAVA PENINSULA; THE WEAVERS OF WITNEY.

by Dallyn, Gordon M., editor. (Arthur Macdonald, H.M. Berney, Robert Bergeron, Kay Rex.)

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1958
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Ottawa: Royal Canadian Geographical Society, 1958. 34 pp + XV pp (which include advertisements, many relating to Canadian aviation), 11 1/8" H. B&w photographs. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very small number notation in ink on the front cover, minor wear at the top/bottom of the spine and at the… Read more
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THE GREAT MACKENZIE: IN WORD AND PHOTOGRAPH.

by Davies, Raymond Arthur.

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Published
1947
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Toronto: Ryerson Press, 1947. 139 pp, 8 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. A pictorial work about the Mackenzie River basin, its people, industries, institutions, shortly after the end of World War II. Contents: Foreword; The Awakening; The Gateway; The Great River; Northern Wealth; Fuel for the World; Northern Farming; Make Way for People; The Churches of the… Read more
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image of ONTARIO AND THE CANADIAN NORTH.  CANADIAN LOCAL HISTORIES TO 1950:  A BIBLIOGRAPHY.

ONTARIO AND THE CANADIAN NORTH. CANADIAN LOCAL HISTORIES TO 1950: A BIBLIOGRAPHY.

by Morley, William F.E.

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Published
1978
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First Edition
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9780802022813
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Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1978. 322 pp, 10" H. Pale green cloth with black lettering on spine and front board, black illustration on front board. B&w illustrations. Contents: Introduction; Illustrations; Key to Bibliographies Cited and Selected Sources; Abbreviations; Library Symbols Used; The Bibliography: Part 1: Ontario (Ontario and Regions / Counties and Districts / Cities, Towns… Read more
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image of DEAD SILENCE:  THE GREATEST MYSTERY IN ARCTIC DISCOVERY.

DEAD SILENCE: THE GREATEST MYSTERY IN ARCTIC DISCOVERY.

by Geiger, John and Beattie, Owen.

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1993
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9780670843183
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Toronto: Viking, 1993. 219 pp, 9 1/2" H. Color photographs, b&w drawings, reproductions. "In 1719 the Englishman James Knight, then in his seventies and vastly experienced in Arctic travel, set out with two ships and forty men to find the northwest passage. His ships entered Hudson Bay and were not seen again until almost three centuries later… Read more
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THE POLAR PASSION: THE QUEST FOR THE NORTH POLE. WITH SELECTIONS FROM ARCTIC JOURNALS.

by Mowat, Farley. (Thorgisl Orrabeinsfostri, Robert Bylot, William Baffin, Elisha Kent Kane, Charels Francis Hall, George Tyson, Adolphus Greely, Fridtjof Nansen, Frederick Cook.)

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1967
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Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1967. 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… Read more
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HARPOON OF THE HUNTER.

by Markoosie. Foreword by James H. McNeill.

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Published
1970
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Second Printing
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9780773501027
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Montreal: McGill - Queen's University Press, 1970. 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… Read more
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ONLEY'S ARCTIC: DIARIES AND PAINTINGS OF THE HIGH ARCTIC.

by Onley, Toni. Foreword by George Woodcock.

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Published
1989
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First Edition
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9780888946669
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Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre, 1989. 166 pp, 10 3/4" H. Colour and b&w illustrations - reproductions, photographs, maps. "Toni Onley made his first trip to the High Arctic in 1974 aboard a Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker, the CCGS Louis S. St. Laurent. He returned the following year, this time piloting his small flying boat on a 10,000… Read more
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LAW OF THE YUKON: A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF THE MOUNTED POLICE IN THE YUKON.

by Dobrowolsky, Helene. Foreword by Dr. William Beahen.

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1995
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9780969461265
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Whitehorse, Yukon: Lost Moose, 1995. 192 pp, 12 1/4" H. B&w and colour photographs, maps, reproductions. Contents: Introduction; The First Post - Fort Constantine; The Klondike Gold Rush; Reinforcements Meet the Great Stampede; After the Rush; First Nations People and the Police; Crime, Conspiracy and Court; Women and the Force; Patrolling the Yukon; At Ease; Wartime and Alaska… Read more
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VAGABOND OF VERSE: ROBERT SERVICE, A BIOGRAPHY.

by Mackay, James. (Robert Service.)

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1995
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First Edition
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9781851587049
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Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1995. 416 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H). B&w photographs. "(W)hat little is generally known of (Robert Service's) life is vague and full of contradictions. Now, after years of research and retracing Service's lifetime of wandering, James Mackay has unravelled this web of half-truths and enigmas to produce a fascinating, definitive biography. (I)llustrated with… Read more
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THE BREADALBANE ADVENTURE.

by MacInnis, Joe. Introduction by Walter Cronkite.

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Published
1982
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First Edition
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9780888901590
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Montreal: Optimum, 1982. 171 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs, map. "In 1975, Joe MacInnis, pioneer in the great frontier of the Arctic Ocean, discovered a new challenge. Through an old Arctic loner and a reclusive English scholar, he learned of a sailing vessel locked for 127 years beneath the polar ice. The 'Breadalbane'… Read more
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image of A COUNTRY SO INTERESTING:  THE HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY AND TWO CENTURIES OF MAPPING, 1670-1870.

A COUNTRY SO INTERESTING: THE HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY AND TWO CENTURIES OF MAPPING, 1670-1870.

by Ruggles, Richard I.

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Published
1991
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9780773506787
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Montreal: McGill - Queen's University Press, 1991. 300 pp, oblong (9 1/4" H x 12 1/4" D). Dark blue cloth with gold lettering/banding on spine. "Maps were an essential tool for the Hudson's Bay Company. The Company became, during the two centuries before Confederation, the main mapping agency in British North America for the immense territory extending… Read more
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image of 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.

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.

by Whitney, Harry. Introduction by Dillon Wallace.

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Published
1974
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Toronto: Coles, 1974. 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… Read more
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AYORAMA.

by De Coccola, Raymond and King, Paul.

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1956
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New York: Oxford University Press, 1956. 316 pp, 9" H. Map endpapers, drawings in black on blue stock by James Houston. Signed on title page "R. de Coccola". There is a non-authorial inscription on the half title page from one couple to another, stating "Father De C. is a good friend of ours, we hope you enjoy… Read more
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THE LITTLE EMPEROR: GOVERNOR SIMPSON OF THE HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY.

by Galbraith, John S.

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Published
1976
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9780770513894
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Toronto: Macmillan of Canada, 1976. 232 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w illustrations, map. "For forty years the 'Little Emperor', Sir George Simpson, ruled a domain that stretched from Hudson Bay to the Pacific and the Arctic, wielding power a feudal king might have envied. An illegitimate child, raised by his father's family in Scotland, Simpson caught the… Read more
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SIR JOHN FRANKLIN'S JOURNALS AND CORRESPONDENCE: THE FIRST ARCTIC LAND EXPEDITION, 1819-1822.

by Davis, Richard C., editor. (Sir John Franklin.)

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Published
1995
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Limited Edition
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9780969342540
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Toronto: Champlain Society, 1995. 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… Read more
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image of HUDSON'S BAY TO HARO STRAIT: BOOKS ON WESTERN CANADA AND THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST.  A COLLECTORS' GUIDE.

HUDSON'S BAY TO HARO STRAIT: BOOKS ON WESTERN CANADA AND THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST. A COLLECTORS' GUIDE.

by Whale, G.J. Kim.

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1998
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9780968326008
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Victoria, British Columbia: Rockland Books, 1998. 316 pp + Index, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). No. 186 of the first edition of 500 copies. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper. "(T)he boundaries of the guide are reasonably flexible. If a book contains significant Western or Western Arctic material, it will be included. … Read more
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image of THE COMPLETE IDIOT'S GUIDE TO THE ARCTIC AND ANTARCTIC.

THE COMPLETE IDIOT'S GUIDE TO THE ARCTIC AND ANTARCTIC.

by Williams, Jack.

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2003
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9781592570737
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Indianapolis: Alpha, 2003. 326 pp, large 8vo (9 1/16" H). 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 remote and forbidding areas; Cold, hard facts on environmental hazards such as global warming and oil drilling; How human populations such as… Read more
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THE SEARCH FOR THE BREADALBANE. REVISED EDITION.

by MacInnis, Joe.

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Published
1985
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Revised Edition
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9780715388006
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Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1985. 191 pp, large 8vo (9 1/16" H). B&w photographs, reproductions, map. "In 1980 the remains of a three-masted British barque were discovered in 100m of water south of Beechey Island in the Canadian Arctic. Three years later, in May 1983, a diving crew led by Dr Joe MacInnis actually set foot on the… Read more
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WHEN THE WHALERS WERE UP NORTH: INUIT MEMORIES FROM THE EASTERN ARCTIC.

by Eber, Dorothy Harley.

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1989
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9780773507029
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Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 1989. 187 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). Map endpapers, b&w and colour photographs, reproductions. "During the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, whaling vessels from Britain and America plied their trade in great numbers in the waters off the Eastern Arctic of North America. The heyday of whaling has, until now, been documented solely… Read more
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THE ARCTIC: ENIGMAS AND MYTHS.

by Simpson-Housley, Paul.

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1996
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9781550022643
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Toronto: Dundurn Press, 1996. 144 pp, 8vo (9" H). B&w maps. "(S)eeks to provide illustrations of Arctic mysteries and fictions which often occur as a result of misconceptions of Arctic geography. The chapters are extremely varied in subject matter, and conclusions are in the domain of speculation. The book begins with very early examples of northern travels starting with… Read more
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