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The North-West Passage
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The North-West Passage

By 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".

$10.79

Dead Reckoning: The Untold Story of the Northwest Passage

By 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.

$11.92

Nansenfaerden et Omrids

By Prestgard, Kristian

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.

$31.99

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

By 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".

$11.59

Daughter Father Canoe Coming of age in the sub-arctic and other stories of Snowdrift River and Nonacho Lake  (Inscribed copy)
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Daughter Father Canoe Coming of age in the sub-arctic and other stories of Snowdrift River and Nonacho Lake (Inscribed copy)

By Kesselring, Rob

USA: Rob Kesselring, 2003. (USA) Presuned 1st eidtion. Warmly INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR to the title page, no othe rmakrings, Fine. Wraps, 213pp, map, B&W photos. The author combines his daughter's "coming of age" conaeing trip in the Noethwest Territroes with hs own life experiences in the region. (1.33 JM LVR 206/2. Inscribed By Author. 1st. Paperback. Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾".

$11.19

THE LOST PATROL (Inscribed copy)
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THE LOST PATROL (Inscribed copy)

By 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.

$10.38

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

By 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".

$13.59

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

By 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".

$19.56

Caribou and the Barren-Lands (Signed copy)

By 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".

$17.56

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

By 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".

$22.39

THE LOST PATROL (Inscribed copy)
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THE LOST PATROL (Inscribed copy)

By 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.

$11.96

The search for Franklin

By 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".

$11.42

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

By 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.

$10.39

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

By 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".

$14.78

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

By 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".

$10.87

True North

By 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.

$16.97

THE LOST PATROL (Inscribed copy)

By NORTH, Dick

Anchorage: Alaska Northwest Books, 1990. (USA) 8th Printing INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR, no other markings, Fine. Illus wraps, 138pp. 19pp 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 FO 30/3. Inscribed By Author. Paperback. Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$6.36

Alone Against the Arctic  (Inscribed copy)
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Alone Against the Arctic (Inscribed copy)

By 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".

$11.99

Narrative of a Second Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea in the Years 1825, 1826 and 1827 (Ex-library copy)

By Franklin, John

Edmonton: M.G. Hurtig Ltd, 1971. (CAD) Library pocke, due slip, labels and stamps,very fait stain to front cover, pages clean, the paper to the rear hinge has cracked (becasue of the map pocket) and has been repaired, Good (-) only ex-library copy; no dust jacket. Original red cloth with silver on black spine blocks, li, 320pp.then clvii Appendices. 31 B&W plates. Three of the facsimile 6 folding maps (3,5,6) are missing; the other three maps are in good order but with library stamps to the verso sides of the maps. This is the stated first Hurtig edition of the account of Franklin's 1825-27 expedition . IN his second expedition Franklin descended the Mackenzie river and surveyed the coastline east as far as the Coppermine River and west to return reef. . A heavy book. (5.0 JM FO 9/1. 1st. Hardcover. Acceptable/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12". Ex-Library.

$35.55

Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea in the Years 1819, 20, 21, and 22 (Ex-library copy)

By Franklin, John

Edmonton: M.G. Hurtig Ltd, 1969. (CAD) Library pocke,t due slip, labels and stamps, pages clean, the paper to the rear hinge has cracked (becasue of the map pocket) and has been repaired, Good ex-library copy; no dust jacket possibly as published. Original red cloth with silver on black spine blocks, xxii, 768pp. Colour frontis, colour and B&W plates. The four facsimile folding maps in the map pocket are in perfect order. This is the stated first Hurtig edition of the account of Franklin's 1819-22 expedition . In 1819, Franklin was chosen to lead an expedition overland from Hudson Bay to chart the north coast of Canada eastwards from the mouth of the Coppermine River. Between 1819 and 1822 he lost 11 of the 20 men in his party. Most died of starvation, but there was also at least one murder and suggestions of cannibalism. A heavy book. (7.0 JM FO 32/a0. 1st. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12". Ex-Library.

$67.20

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