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At the Mercy of the Winds: Two Remarkable Journeys to the North Pole: A Modern Hero and a Victorian Romance

Hempleman-Adams, David

London: Transworld Publishers, 2001. (UK) 1st printing. No markigns, slight oning to page edges, Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. Boards, map end papers, 316pp, index, B&W and colour photos and illus. This is an account of an 1897 Swedish ballon attempt to reach the nroth Pole couple with a modern expedition using balloon technology from Norway in 2000. (1.9 JM FO 18/1. 1st. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾".

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$ 12.99
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The North-West Passage

Thomson, George Malcolm

London: Secker & Warburg, 1975. (UK) 1st edition. No markigns, a touch of rubbing to the foot of spine, Near Fine in unclipped Near Fine dust jacket. Boards, 288pp, index, B&W illus. This is a history of the search for the North-West passage and the expeditions of Frobisher, Hudson, Ross, Champlain, Franklin, Parry, Amundsen. (1.8 JM FO 14/5. 1st. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾".

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$ 13.49
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Dead Reckoning: The Untold Story of the Northwest Passage

McGoogan, Ken

Toronto: Patrick Crean Editions, 2017. (CAD) 1st printing. Pen line to top edge of pages, no other markigns, Fine in Fine dust jacket. Boards,map endpapers, 438pp, index, maps, B&W illus. This book ranges from the sixteenth century to the present day, looks at climate change and the politics of the Northwest Passage, and recognizes the cultural diversity of a centuries-old quest. Informed by the author’s own voyages and researches in the Arctic, and illustrated throughout, Dead Reckoning is a colourful, multi-dimensional saga that demolishes myths, exposes pretenders and celebrates unsung heroes.(2.3 JM HOJ 302/1. 1st. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾". Remainder.

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$ 14.90
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Nansenfaerden et Omrids

Prestgard, Kristian

  • Seller: JWMah
  • Published: 1896
  • Condition: Near Fine
Minneapolis: C. Rasmussen Forlag, 1896. (USA) No markings, Near Fine . Brown wraps with illustration to front panel, 96pp. B&W portraits and illustrations. Kristian Prestgard (1866-1946) was a Norwegian-born, naturalised American, author and the editor of the Norwegian language newspaper Decorah-Posten in Iowa from 1923 until 1946 I believe this is the first edition of his first book on Fridtjof Nansen, who was a Norwegian explorer, scientist, diplomat, humanitarian and Nobel Peace Prize laureate.He make the first crossing of Greenland in 1888. Uncommon. (1.3 JM FO 59/1. Paperback. Near Fine. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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$ 39.99
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North to the Night: A Year in the Arctic Ice

Simon, Alvah

NY: McGraw-Hill, 1998. (USA) 2nd printing. No markings, Fone in Near Fine dust jacket with slight rubbing to high portions of Dj. Boards, map end papers, 330pp, colour photos; drawing of the ship. A husband and wife take a 36 foot sailboat high above the arctic circle. He was trapped in the ice 100 miles from the nearest settlement. He withstood months of loneliness, and sudden blindness, but struggle thorugha perpetual darkness toward a spiritual awakening. (2.3 jm FO 56/4. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾".

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$ 14.49
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THE LOST PATROL (Inscribed copy)

NORTH, Dick

Vancouver: Raincoast Book, 1995. (CAD) 7th Printing INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR, no other markings, some page corners have been folded down, thus Very Good used copy. . Illus wraps, 148pp. index. Map; B&W photos. Inspector Francis J. Fitzgerald has been remembered only as the man who led his companions to disaster. Fitzgerald was a member of the North-West Mounted Police winter patrol between Fort MacPherson and Dawson City. When he and his men did not return, Corporal W.J.D. Dempster was sent out to find out what happened. This is North's narrative of the progress of Fitzgerald's doomed dog-sled patrol. [1.1 JM FO 13/1. Inscribed By Author. Paperback. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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$ 12.97
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Cold Land, Warm Hearts: More Memories of an Arctic Medical Outpost (Inscribed copy)

Billington, Keith

Madeira Park: Lost Moose, 2010. (CAD) 1st printing. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR: "For-------/ A fellow nurse!/ Best wishes/ Keith Billington", no othe rmarkigns, Fine in Fine dust jacket. Boards, 295pp, B&W photos. This is a sequel to his first book, House Calls by Dogsled. The auhtor writes more of the hair-raising and heartwarming stories about medical emergencies and Native traditions that made his first book such a hit. The auhtor and his wife worked amongst the Gwich'in people for 20 years. (1.8 JM FO 6/6. Inscribed By Author. 1st. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾".

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$ 16.99
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White Eskimo: Knud Rasmussen's Fearless Journey into the Heart of the Arctic

Stephen R. Bown

Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre, 2015. (CAD) 1st printing. No markings, Fine in Fine dust jacket. Boards, 241pp, index, maps. B&W photo plates. (1.9 JM FO 20/2. 1st. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾".

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$ 24.45
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Caribou and the Barren-Lands (Signed copy)

Calef, George W.

Ottawa / Toronto: Canadian Arctic Resources / Firefly, 1981. (CAD) Presumed first edition SIGNED BY AUTHOR to the title page: "Brodie & George Calef, May/ 84", no othe rmakrigns, Very Good in Good dust jacket with two tears to lower edge of rear panel, and some loght rubbing to rear panel of DJ. Cloth, 176pp, colour photos of caribou. There is a sticket to the front panel of Dj indicating that this book won the Governor General's award in 1981. A heavy book. (2.9 JM FO 29/1. Signed by Author. 1st. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12".

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$ 21.95
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Across the Top of the World: The Quest for the Northwest Passage

Delgado, James P.

Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre, 1999. (CAD) 1st printing. No markings, Fine in Fine dustjacket. Boards, 228pp,index, 100 colour and 100 B&W illus. The saga of Arctic explorationis brought to life by excerpts from grim first-hand accounts and by dramatic images in this hadsomely produced book. A heavy book. (3.0 JM LVR 103/6. 1st. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12".

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$ 25.99
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THE LOST PATROL (Inscribed copy)

NORTH, Dick

Vancouver: Raincoast Book, 1995. (CAD) 7th Printing INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR, no other markings, Near Fine. Illus wraps, 148pp. index. Map; B&W photos. Inspector Francis J. Fitzgerald has been remembered only as the man who led his companions to disaster. Fitzgerald was a member of the North-West Mounted Police winter patrol between Fort MacPherson and Dawson City. When he and his men did not return, Corporal W.J.D. Dempster was sent out to find out what happened. This is North's narrative of the progress of Fitzgerald's doomed dog-sled patrol. [1.1 JM FO 6/3. Inscribed By Author. Paperback. Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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$ 14.95
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The search for Franklin

Neatby, Leslie H

NY: Walker & Co, 1970. (USA) 1st edition. No markings, Near Fine in unclipped about Very Good s=dust jacket with minor edge faults and small tear to head of spine. Cloth, 281pp, index. B&W illus. This is a account of attempts to find the remains of the ill-fated Franklin expedition in the Canadian Arctic. 91.8 JM FO 5/1. 1st. Hardcover. Near Fine/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾".

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$ 14.28
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POLAR PASSAGE, The Historic First Sail Through the Northwest Passage (Inscribed copy)

MacInnis, Jeff; Rowland, Wade

Mississauga, ON, Canada: Random House of Canada, Limited, 1989. (CAD) First Edition INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR, no other markings, Fine in about Fine dust jacket. blue bds, 187pp, index. Map endpapers, maps, 8pp colour photos. An account of history's first sail-poweredd transit through Canada's treacherous 4000 km long Northwest Passage starting in July of 1986. (1.7 JM FO 20/4. Inscribed By Author. 1st. Hardcover. Fine/Fine -. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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$ 12.99
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Shacketon: The Polar Journeys (The Heart of he Antarctic / South )

Shackleton, Ernest

Edinburgh: Birlinn Ltd, 2002. (UK) No markings, crease through length of cover, small crease to corner of cover, Good used copy. Wraps, xxxix, 383pp; xiii, 277pp. Maps; B&W photos. This omnibus edition combines The Heart of the Antarctic and South, Shakleston's personal accounts of his polar expeditions. A heavy book. (3.5 JM FO 57/1. Paperback. Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾".

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$ 18.48
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Race to the Polar Sea: The Heroic Adventures and Romantic Obsessions of Elisha Kent Kane

McGoogan, Ken

Toronto: Harpercollins Canada, 2008. (USA) First Printing No markings, as New in as New dust jacket. Boards, illus end papers, 391pp, index. B&W illus. A biography of Elisha Kent Kane, the adventurer and his affair with a beautiful spiritualist named Margeret Fox. (2.0 JM FO 21/3. 1st. Hardcover. As New/As New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾".

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$ 13.59
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True North

Blessing, Jennifer

Berlin: Deutsche Guggenheim, 2008. (GER) No markings, Fine in Fine dust jacket. Silky blue clooth, 72pp. Colour and B&W photos feature the work of 7 contemporary photographers as they explore different aspects of the "North". A heavy book. 92.4 JM fo 16/3. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12". Exhibition Catalogue.

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$ 21.21
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Alone Against the Arctic (Inscribed copy)

Dalton, Anthony

Surrey BC: Heritage House, 2007. (CAD) INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR, no other markings, Fine. Wraps, 191pp, index. No illus. Dalton writes about this 1948 near fatal voyage in a small open boat along the wild northwest coast of Alaska. 91.3 JM FO 17/7. Inscribed By Author. 1st. Paperback. Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾".

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$ 14.99
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Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1988. (CAD) INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR, and dated Nov '88, no other markings, Fine in Near Fine Dust jacket in mylar sleeve. First edition. Thick 8vo, red cloth with embossed compass, xii, 672pp, index. Illus double endpapers to front. 13pp B&W illus. 44 maps in text. Berton does a great job of telling the complete story of the 19th century quest for two of history's great geographical prizes. A heavy book. (3.8 JM FO 2/1. Inscribed By Author. 1st. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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$ 37.88
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Northern Treasury: Selections from the Beaver

Wilson, Clifford, Editor

  • Seller: JWMah
  • Published: 1955
  • Condition: Good
  • Edition: 1st
Toronto: Thomas Nelson & Sons, 1955. (CAD) First Edition No markings, slight dust soiling to top edge of pages, hint of spine slant, Good in Good dust jacket with chipping and rubbing to edges. Cloth, map endpapers, 238pp, B&W photos. This is a colection of articles about Canada's north gleaned from the magazine The Bever. (1.6 JM FO 10/a6. 1st. Hardcover. Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾".

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$ 12.99
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Toronto: Macfarlane Walter & Ross, 1997. (CAD) Presumed First Edition INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR, no other markings, 265pp, index. Small B&W photos. This account of a voyage aboard the Candian icebraaker Louis St. Laurent and the American icebreaker Polar Sea to investigate the effects of global warming touches upon polar exploration and polar ecology. (1.6 JM FO 8/6. Inscribed By Author. 1st. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾".

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$ 15.99

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