Fall & Winter 2006


Box 75035, Cambrian Postal Outlet

Calgary, AB T2K 6J8



Cameron Treleaven, Proprietor A.B.A.C. / I.L.A.B., P.B.F.A., N.A.A.B., F.R.G.S.

Hours: 10:30 – 5:30 MDT Monday-Saturday

All Prices net in US Dollars. Accepted payment methods: by Credit Card (Visa or Master Card) and also by Cheque or Money Order, payable on a North American bank. Reciprocal trade terms apply. Institutions can be invoiced. Postage and insurance extra. Books can be returned within one week of receipt. N.B. Please advise by phone or email for specific shipping instructions.

Dear Customers,

Since the last catalogue we have made great progress at getting our inventory organized and available on the ABE / Alibris websites. Over the next year we should have our entire polar inventory available on our website, complete with a key word search facility. Our policy will still stay the same with new material going into the catalogue first and then one month later going on the website. We also will be able to email the catalogues to customers in the future. If you would like to receive the catalogues this way please provide us with your email address and indicate your preference.

Best regards,

Cameron Treleaven

Phone: (403) 282-5832. Fax: (403) 289-0814. Email: Aquila@Aquilabooks.com

001. Alaska] Alaska Highway. Twenty Real Photo Postcards Nos 1 - 20 [With Printed Captions in Lower Margin]. [circa 1941-1949]. Near fine. Complete set of 20 different real photo postcards: 18 from photos, one cartoon facsimile, and one map (with route indicated). Cards printed on AZO post card, photo paper. 350.00

8 postcards, printed "Permission Wartime Information Board" being numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 14, 15, 1 6, and 17, 9 postcards printed by "Permission of Public Roads Administrations" being numbers 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12; no. 18 by the Canadian Post Card Co., Toronto (Uncle Sam shaking hands across the border with a Mountie); and nos. 19 and 20 by "Permission of the National Film Board".

002. [Alaska] Brandt, Herbert. Alaska Bird Trails. Adventures of an Expedition by Dog Sled to the Delta of the Yukon River at Hooper Bay. Cleveland: Bird Research Foundation, 1943. 1st Edition. (Hardcover) xviii,464pp.. Near fine in very good dust jacket. Small Quarto. Colour plates from paintings by Major Allan Brooks and Edward R. Kalmbach, black and white plates from photos by Frank Dufresne, Olaus J. Murie, and the author, and illustrations from pencil sketches. Original gilt lettered, illustrated brown cloth with endpaper illustrations; minor wear to extremities and top edge of dust jacket. 225.00

Tourville 644; A.B. 2085 - "Account of the Hooper Bay Expedition, 1924, arranged between the U.S. Biological Survey and the Bird Research Foundation".

003. [Alaska] Collis, Septima M. A Woman's Trip to Alaska. Being an Account of Voyage Through the Inland Seas of the Sitkan Archipelago in 1890. New York: Cassell Publishing Company, 1890. 1st Edition. (Hardcover) [xiv],194pp. Very good. Octavo. Folding color frontispiece "Facade of Muir Glacier, Alaska," illustrations in text from photos & drawings (some colored), and colour map tipped in rear pastedown. Original two-color (red and blue) decorated cloth with gilt top edge others uncut, spine a bit faded; warm signed inscription on second blank. 150.00

A. B. 3353; Tourville 987.

004. [Alaska] Endicott, Wendell. Adventures in Alaska and Along the Trail. New York: Frederick A. Stokes, 1928. 1st Edition. (Hardcover) xvi,344pp. Very good. Octavo. Frontispiece and illustrations from photos. In original gilt lettered two-toned green cloth, with gilt top edge and endpaper maps. 150.00

A.B. 4611. Big game hunting, by the author and John Haley, in Alaska and the Canadian Rockies for sheep, goat, and grizzlies plus a chapter on tarpon fishing in Florida.

Rare Catechisms in the Tinneh Language

005. [Alaska] Holy Cross Mission. Catholic Prayers & Hymns in the Tinneh Language [With] Tinneh Indian Catechism of Christian Doctrine. Kosoreffski, Alaska: Indian Boys' Press, Holy Cross Mission, 1897. 1st Edition. (Softcover) [ii],39;[ii],22pp. Fine. 24mo (approximately 12cm tall). Original colour floral patterned black cloth over stiff paper wrappers. Title and headings in English, text in Tinne. Rare. 750.00 SOLD

Streeter sale 2569; Wickersham 1046 and 1047. Printed at the Indian Boys' Press by Nicholia, Ivan, and Aleck as identified at the bottom oo 'Note' on verso of title pages. Streeter notes "These two books are the only ones listed in the imprints catalogue at the New York Public Library as printed at Holy Cross, on the west side of the of the Yukon near the mouth of the Kosoreffski (also Koserefski, Koserefsky) river, and are the earliest listed under any of the towns on the Seward Peninsula. ...".

006. [Alaska] Jackson, Sheldon. Ninth Annual Report on Introduction of Domestic Reindeer into Alaska, with Maps and Illustrations. 1899. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1900. 1st Separate Printing. (Hardcover) 261pp. Very good. Octavo. Plates from photos, and two folding maps at end (one colour). Original black cloth. 100.00

A.B. 18277.

007. [Alaska] Jackson, Sheldon. Report on Introduction of Domestic Reindeer into Alaska, with Maps and Illustrations. 1894 [With] Memoranda on Lapps and Reindeer by Scandinavians in the United States. Washington: U.S. Bureau of Education, 1894. 1st Separate Printing. (Softcover) 187pp. Very good. Octavo. Plates from photos, and two folding colour maps. Original beige wrappers, spine reinforced with paper tape; minor repair top edge front wrapper. 75.00

A.B. 18277. Reprint of Senate Executive Document No. 70, Fifty-third Congress, Second Session.

008. [Alaska] Lindsley, Rev. A. L. Sketches of an Excursion to Southern Alaska [Cover Title]. [Portland, Oregon]: , 1881. (Wrappers) Very good. Octavo. Original beige wrappers; lower corner of front cover and first leaf missing with some minor loss of text; institutional stamps on front cover. Very scarce. 150.00

Not in A.B. Contains Reports of the Missions under the Presbytery of Oregon: Voyage to Sitka - Historical and Description; Geographical. Climatic/ Population; Southern Alaska - Plans for Improving the Natives; Relations of the People of the United States to the Civilization of the Native Alaskan; Report to the Synod of the Columbia, 1880; and present Condition of the Work, May, 1881 by S. H. Young.

009. [Alaska] Schwatka, Frederick. Report of a Military Reconnaissance Is Alaska, Made in 1883. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1885. 1st Edition. (Hardcover) 1p.l.,121pp. Very good. Octavo. illustrations from photos and drawings, and 20 folding maps (at end). Original brown cloth with blindstamped rules on covers; foot of spine restored; covers slightly bowed. 350.00

Wickersham 7767; A.B. 18259. Condensed account of the official narrative of the expedition under Lt. Schwatka, from June to Aug. 1883, traveling from Lynn Canal via Lake Bennett and Lewes River to the Yukon's headwaters and down to its mouth, ..." Also contains descriptions of the Indian tribes.

010. [Alaska] Shapiro, H. L. The Alaskan Eskimo. A Study of the Relationship Between the Eskimo and the Chipewyan Indians of Central Canada. New York: American Museum of Natural History, 1931. 1st Edition. (Wrappers) [ii],[38]pp. Fine. Octavo. Illustrations from photos, and 2 maps. Original gray wrappers. 50.00SOLD

Series: Anthropological Papers of the A.M.N.H. Volume XXXI. Part -VI.

011. [Alaska] Tikhmenev, P. A. A History of the Russian American Company. Vol 2. Documents. Kingston, Ontario: Limestone Press, 1979. 1st English Translation. (Hardcover) vii,257pp. Fine. Octavo. Plates. Gilt lettered red cloth with endpaper maps. Edited By Alton S. Donnelly & Richard A. Pierce. Translated by Dmitri Krenov. SOLD

Documents from the Russian American Company 1783-1807, comprising the correspondence, orders, and reports of Shelikhov, Baranov, Rezanov, and others. Series: Materials for the Study of Alaska History. No. 13.

Nome Gold Rush

012. [Alaska] Western Trail, The. Western Trail Illustrated Vol. I. No. No. 3. Nome-Alaska Number [Cover Title]. Seattle, Washington: The Western Trail Publishing Company, 1900. (Wrappers) [121]-206pp. + [viii]pp. (ads). Very good. Octavo. Frontispiece, illustrations in text from photos and drawings, and folding map of Cape Nome, Alaska (at front). Original orange wrappers with ads on inside and rear covers; minor repair to foot of spine front cover. Rare. SOLD

Verso of map stamped Jan. Circulation 10,150. Contributors include Thos. W. Prosch - "Nome - How to reach it, When to Start, Our Facilities, etc.," O.M. Moore - "Alaska - Its Cost, Area, Productiveness, Etc." and "The New Eldorado and its HUB, ...".

013. [Anonymous]. Half Hours in the Far North - Life Amid Snow and Ice. London: James Nisbet & Co., Limited, [no date circa 1900]. (Hardcover) xi,340pp. + [8]pp. (publisher's ads). Very good. 12mo. Woodcut illustrations (many full-page including frontispiece of "Erebus" and "Terror"). Original gilt/black decorated blue cloth; and bookplate of noted collector Frederick E. Ellis Shaw Island on front pastedown. SOLD

Juvenile. Includes chapter on the Arctic Seas and the Search for Franklin.

014. [Anonymous]. In the Polar Regions or Nature & Natural History in the Frigid Zone. With Anecdotes and Stories of Adventure and Travel. London: T. Nelson and Sons, 1894. (Hardcover) 238pp. Very good. 12mo (approximately 18.1cm tall). Wood engraved plates and illustrations in text. Original gilt/black lettered, decorated brown cloth, with patterned green endpapers. Prize bookplate on front free endpaper and bookplate of noted collector Frederick E. Ellis Shaw Island on front pastedown. SOLD

015. Argentina. Comision Nacional Del Antartaco. Soberania Argentina En la Antartida. Buenos Aires: Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores Y Culto, 1948. 2nd Edition. (Wrappers) 91pp. Very good. Octavo. Illustrations from maps, photos, and diagrams. Original wrappers with flaps; minor darkening to spine and extremities of covers; plus ink notation on rear cover. Introduction by General Juan Peron. SOLD

CF Spence 65. Text in Spanish.

016. Armstrong, Terence. Sea Ice Recording and Reporting Methods [Cover Title]. Cambridge: Scott Polar Research Institute, 1955. (Softcover) 3p.l. + 66 [ie.73 ] leaves (printed one side only). Very good. Quarto. Illustrations from drawings. Carbon copy, stapled as issued with black cloth tape spine. Names of previous owners, including C. E. Swinthinbank top of title page. 100.00

Submitted in accordance with the provisions of the Canadian Department of Defense Production to fulfill a contract.

Member's Autographed Edition

017. Blossom, Frederick A. (editor) Told at the Explorers Club. True Tales of Modern Exploration. New York: Albert & Charles Boni, Inc., 1931. 1st Member's Autographed Edition. (Hardcover) x,425pp. Very good. Octavo. Plates from photos. Original gray cloth with gilt lettered spine and colour club flag on front with endpaper illustrations. Signed by 32 0f 33 contributors (except Charles Lindbergh). Minor darkening to the spine but otherwise a very nice copy. Very scarce. SOLD

Contributors include: Roy Chapman Andrews, Prentiss N. Gray, Felix Riesenberg, George K. Cherrie, Frederick S. Dellenbaugh, William J. Morden, John P. Holman, J. Monroe Thorington, Dillon Wallace, etc., and Arctic explorers Robert A. Bartlett, Anthony Fiala, William H. Hobbs, Viljalmur Stefansson, and Hubert Wilkins.

018. Boetzkes, Ottilie G. Sir Martin Frobisher's Search for the Northwest Passage. New York: Exposition Press, 1964. 1st Edition. (Hardcover) 162pp. Very good in good to very good dust jacket. Octavo. Original blue lettered gray cloth; lower corners of boards with loss of dye, in dust jacket with light rubbing and evidence of price sticker removal.       SOLD

Biography of Frobisher with a short introduction of sixteenth-century English sea explorations. Uncommon Vanity Press publication.

019. Brown, R. N. Rudmose. A Naturalist at the Poles. The Life, Work and Voyages of Dr. W.S. Bruce the Polar Explorer. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1924. 1st American Edition. (Hardcover) 316pp. Very good, no dust jacket. Octavo. Plates from photos, illustration (map), and 2 folding colour maps. Original black cloth with blue lettered spine and blue vignette on front cover. SOLD

Spence 195: A.B. 2334. Includes much on Bruce's work in the Antarctic on the "Beleana" & "Scotia" expeditions, as well as his Franz Josef & Spitsbergen work.

020. Browne, Rev. P. W. Where the Fishers Go. The Story of Labrador. New York: Cochrane Publishing Company, 1909. 1st Edition. (Hardcover) xxiv,[2],366,[iv]pp. Very good. Octavo. Illustrations from photos, and folding map of the "Coast of Labrador." Original illustrated blue cloth; minor soiling to boards. Inscribed and signed copy with the author's compliments, on front free endpaper. SOLD

A.B. 2343; O'Dea 1424. A missionaries' account of the geography and natural history of Labrador, with descriptions of the inhabitants - the Inuit, Indians, and fishermen, and the villages and Moravian missions.

021. [Byrd, Commander Richard E.]. Contemporary Newsphoto Print of Commander Byrd [With] Manuscript Letter, Signed 'dick' on Byrd Antarctic Expedition Letterhead and Three 1.25" Diameter Pinback Buttons: Commander Richard E. Byrd (Smiling Byrd in Leather Headgear) with Red, White and Blue - Stars and Stripes Border; Byrd's Antarctic Expedition - Bristol, R. I. (Two Portraits of Byrd and H. I. June); And Antarctic Guernsey Iceberg Button (Portrait of Cow Within Mustard Colour Border), Matted and Framed. , [no date]. (Photograph) Very good. Framed ephemera (overall size 18.5 high X 28" long) with 8" X 10" black ands white photo and 8.5" X 11" letterhead and three tin buttons in sunken mounts with clear acrylic front. 500.00

022. [Byrd, Commander Richard E.]. [Pin-Back Button] with Black and White Portrait of a Smiling Richard E. Byrd Wearing a Leather Aviation Helmet (On Front) with Caption "Commander Richard E. Byrd" Surrounded by a Red, White, and Blue Stars and Stripes Border. , [no date]. (Button - Pinback) Near fine. 1.25" (3.2cm) metal pinback button in very nice condition. 85.00

023. [Byrd, Rear-Admiral Richard E.]. [Commemorative Medal] First to Fly Over the South Pole [Obverse Side] + [ Reverse Side] Illustration of Plane (Stamped Top Half) with Caption "Commemorate the Achievement of the Byrd Antarctic Expedition 1928-1930". [no date circa 193-]. (Medal-Commemorative) Very good. 1.25" (3.2cm) stamped Commemorative Brass Medal with red, white and blue silk ribbon, and .75 X 2" (5x1.8cm) clasp complete with paper insert entitled "Committee" printed in blue. 150.00

Inscribed and Signed to Roy Chapman Andrews

024. Byrd, Richard Evelyn. Discovery. The Story of the Second Byrd Antarctic Expedition. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1935. 1st Trade Edition. (Hardcover) xxi,[3],405pp. Fine in fine dust jacket. Octavo. Plates from photos. Original gilt lettered blue cloth, blue top edge, with endpaper maps; minor wear to extremities of dust jacket. Warmly inscribed and signed Dick Byrd from the author to noted American explorer and naturalist Roy Chapman Andrews, who would later become Director of the American Museum of Natural History. A very attractive bright, clean association copy in the dust jacket. 500.00

Spence 229.

025. Cabot, William B. In Northern Labrador. Boston: Richard G. Badger, 1912. 1st Edition. (Hardcover) xii,[2],292pp. Very good. Octavo. Plates (including frontispiece) from photos. Original gilt lettered maroon cloth, with gilt top edge, others uncut and endpaper maps; Spine slightly faded' shelf numbers on front endpaper and bottom of title page (blacked out with felt tip pen), with faint stamp on top edge; slip removed from rear endpaper. A clean copy. 200.00

A.B. 2601 - "The author spent several seasons in (the)...Labrador interior, 1903-10, and records here his knowledge of the country, the trails, hunting & fishing among the Montagnais Indians.".

026. Canada. Royal Commission on Possibilities of Reindeer and Musk-Ox Industries. Report of the Royal Commission Appointed by Order-In-Council of Date May 20, 1919, to Investigate the Possibilities of the Reindeer and Musk-Ox Industries in the Arctic and Sub-Arctic Regions of Canada. Ottawa: F. A. Acland, Printer, 1922. 1st Edition. (Wrappers) 99pp. Very good. Octavo. Illustrations from photos. Original illustrated beige wrappers; faint tideline top edge of covers and first and last leaves; front cover with blindstamp and shelf number in red. Quite scarce. 50.00

027. Charcot, J. B. Journal de L' Expedition Antarctique Francaise 1903-1905. Le "Francais" Au Pole Sud. Paris: Ernest Flamarion, Editeur, 1906. 1st Edition. (Hardcover) 3p.l.,[vi],xxxvii,486pp. Fine. Quarto. Frontispiece portrait and many illustrations from photos, (full page and in text), and maps (one folding). Original illustrated wrappers bound in contemporary (publisher's) quarter dark green morocco with gilt spine and marbled boards, marbled endpapers, gilt top edge others uncut. Front and rear blanks and adjacent endpapers browned else a very nice copy with only some very minor foxing to a few leaves; institutional stamp on front blank. SOLD

Rosove 60.A1; Spence 253. Narrative of the first French Antarctic Expedition, 1903-1905, in the ship 'Francais'. Surveyed the west coast of Palmer Peninsula, discovered Loubel Coast, Peltier Channel & charted the Biscoe Islands. The expedition wintered at Wandel Island. There is no English translation of Charcot's narrative.

Rare Account of Expedition to Tristan Da Cunha

028. Christophersen, Erling. Results of the Norwegian Scientific Expedition to Tristan Da Cunha 1937-1938. Oslo: Det Norske Videnskaps-Akademi, 1946. 1st Complete Edition. (Softcover) Very good. Two volumes Octavo, uncut. Plates from photos, and illustrations in text from photos and drawings Original wrappers; edges slightly ragged. Rare.                                                                                                                                                         600.00

Not in Spence. Scientific results from the natural science expedition to Tritan da Cunha in 1937-38 carried out by team of 12 scientists, doctors, and assistants under the leadership of the botanist Erling Christophersen.

029. Christy, Miller. (editor) Voyages of Captain Luke Foxe of Hull and Captain Thomas James of Bristol, in Search of a North-West Passage, in 1631-32; With Narratives of the Earlier North-West Voyages of Frobisher, Davis, Weymouth, Hall, Knight, Hudson, Button, Gibbons, Bylot, Baffin, Hawkridge, and Others. New York: Burt Franklin, Publisher, [no date]. Facsimile Reprint. (Hardcover) ccxxxi,259;viii,[261]-681pp. Very good. Two volumes Octavo. Illustrations. Blue cloth; minor spotting to foredge of Volume I, else clean, tight copy. SOLD

Series: Hakluyt Series No.--LXXXVII And LXXXIX.

030. Conway, Sir W. Martin. (editor) Early Dutch and English Voyages to Spitsbergen in the Seventeenth Century Including Hessel Gerritsz "Histoire Du Pays Nomme Spitsberghe," 1613, ... And Jacob Segersz Van Der Brugge "Journael of Dagh Register," Amsterdan, 1634. London: Hakluyt Society, 1904. 1st Edition. (Hardcover) xvi,191pp. +37pp. (Hakluyt Society list of works, etc.). Very good. Octavo, unopened. 3 plates from facsimiles of title pages, etc., and 3 maps (2 folding including 1 colour). Original blindstamped blue cloth, spine slightly faded; endpapers browned with some scattered foxing, primarily to preliminaries. SOLD

Not in A.B. Series: Hakluyt Second Series No.- XI.

Rare Cook & Peary Pin-Back Button

031. [Cook and Peary]. [Pin-Back Button] I Discovered The- [Pole]. Rochester, New York: Bastian Brothers, [no date circa 191-]. (Button - Pinback) Fine. 1.25" (3.2cm) celluloid Colour Pinback Button with black and white portraits of Cook and Peary on front and the words "I discovered the-" on button and a piece of wood (i.e. Pole) hanging from back by a string. A nice example of a rare pin-back button issued during the Cook-Peary controversy of who was the first to reach the North Pole with the unusual attachment of the "pole" unlikely to survive the times. SOLD

See image.

Cook's Third Voyage

032. Cook, Captain James. With Captain J. King. A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean. Undertaken by the Command of His Majesty, for Making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere. To Determine the Position and Extent of the West Side of North America; Its Distance from Asia; And the Practicability of a Northern Passage to Europe. Performed Under the Direction of Captains Cook, Clerke, and Gore, on His Majesty's Ships the Resolution and Discovery, in the Years 1776, 1778, 1779, and 1780. In Three Volumes. London: Printed by W. and A. Strahan for G. Nicol, Bookseller to His Majesty, 1784. 1st Edition 1st Issue. [viii],xcvi,421;[xii],549;[xi],[1],558 + Atlas. Fine. Three volumes Quarto (Text) in recent contemporary style full leather binding with heavily gilt spines and red and green gilt lettered spine labels, marbled endpapers + Folio Atlas in matching quarter leather and marbled boards with total 87 plates and charts many folding. A clean set with wide margins in a very attractive binding. SOLD

Beddie 1543. The official account of Cook's third and final voyage, undertaken to seek the Northwest Passage from the Pacific. The officers of this voyage aboard the Resolution form a who's who of later Pacific exploration, including William Bligh, George Vancouver, and James Burney. Cook visited New Zealand, Tahiti, and other islands before making what he considered his greatest discovery, the Hawaiian Islands, which he named the Sandwich Islands. Cook then headed north reaching present-day Oregon, then following the coast north to Alaska, sailing through the Bering Strait, where the ship was stopped by pack ice in August of 1778. In January 1779 Cook returned to the Hawaiian Islands where he had previously been welcomed, but tensions quickly mounted, prompting Cook to set sail on February 4. Several days later a storm broke the Resolution's foremast, and Cook returned to the islands to make repairs. The natives, not happy to see the Englishmen again stole of the ship's boats, Cook took a Hawaiian chief hostage and was killed returning to the ship with his prisoner. The first two volumes of this set are from Cook's journals; the third volume was written by Captain James King, who succeeded Cook.

033. Danenhower, Lieut. (John W.). Lieutenant Danenhower's Narrative of the "Jeannette". Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1882. 1st Edition. (Hardcover) x,[2],102pp. Very good. Octavo. 2 plates including frontispiece portrait, and double-page map. Original printed wrappers bound in. Quarter calf and brown cloth boards; light foxing to wrappers and adjacent leaves. Very scarce. SOLD

A. B. 3643. Danenhower was Executive Officer aboard the ill-fated JEANNETTE. His account was originally published in the New York Herald, and in the introduction indicates an intention of later writing a more detailed account, apparently never done. He died in 1887, only 38 years old.

034. David, M. Edgeworth. Professor David. The Life of Sir Edgeworth David. London: Edward Arnold & Co., 1937. 1st Edition. (Hardcover) 320pp. Very good in fair to good dust jacket. Octavo. 8 plates from photos (including frontispiece portrait), and one illustrations in text (sketch map indicating route to the South Magnetic Pole). Original rose colour cloth; dust jacket worn, chipped head and foot of spine and along top edge of rear wrapper; occasional foxing in text. SOLD

Spence 351. David served as scientist with Shackleton"s "Nimrod" expedition, and was the first to reach the south magnetic pole.

035. Davidson, George. The Alaska Boundary. San Francisco: Alaska Packers Association, 1903. 1st Edition. (Hardcover) 235pp. Very good. Tall Octavo. Frontispiece portrait, and 2 large folding maps. Original brown cloth with beige patterned endpapers; front hinge restored, with lengthy provenance in ink and death announcement tipped in. Uncommon. SOLD

Howes D-88 "Small edition"; A.B. 3693 - "Well documented paper covering the boundary dispute from the Russo-British Treaty, 1825, to the decision of the Boundary Tribunal, 1903. Includes chapters on discovery and exploration of Alaska, older maps...".

036. Doorly, Gerald S. The Voyages of the Morning. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1916. 1st Edition. (Hardcover) xx,223pp. Very good, no dust jacket. Small Octavo. Plates from photos (including frontispiece), music, and folding map at end. Original illustrated blue cloth; front corner with minor bruise. Very scarce. 3500.00

Rosove 96.A1. Firsthand account of the discovery of Scott Island and the first landing on Beaufort Island in addition to the personal impressions of the Southern party upon their return. Dedicated "To My Chum" Edward Evans with whom he had intended to write a book about the expedition much earlier.

037. Dorion-Robitaille, Yolande. Captain J E Bernier's Contribution to Canadian Sovereignty in the Arctic [Cover Title]. Ottawa: Indian and Northern Affairs, 1978. 1st Edition. (Softcover) 110pp. Good to very good. Quarto. Illustrations in text from facsimiles, etc. Illustrated stiff yellow card covers partially faded; price sticker removed from inside front cover with booksellers stamp and name blacked out with minor bleed through to front cover. SOLD

Contents include Canadian Sovereignty in the Arctic at the end of the Victorian Age, Bernier's attempt to establish Canadian Sovereignty as far north as the Pole, his voyage to Hudson Bay 1904-05, the official voyages of Captain Bernier to assert sovereignty in the Arctic, and his role in securing Canada's control of the Arctic Archipelago (1912-1925)

038. Downie, Bruce. With Shelagh Stiven. (editors) Strangers in Our Land. P.R.P. Parks: Research & Planning, Inc., [no date]. (Wrappers) 40pp. Near fine. Oblong narrow Octavo. Illustrations from photos and drawings by Ken Josephson. Original illustrated blue wrappers, stapled as issued. Text in English and Inuit. Uncommon. 30.00

Cover title: Northwest Passage Historic Park, Gjoa Haven, NWT. This item is intended to be the guide book for the historic trail around Gjoa Haven.

039. Edwards, Deltus M. The Toll of the Arctic Seas. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1910. 1st Edition. (Hardcover) x,449pp. + [4]pp. (ads). Very good. Octavo. Plates from photos etc.,, illustrations (sketch maps), and folding colour map. Original gilt lettered red cloth, with gilt top edge. SOLD

Not in A.B. Stories of noted explorers in the Arctic from Barents to Peary, including Franklin, Kane, Greely, Nansen, Amundsen, etc. 100.00

Rare Ellsworth / Amundsen Title

040. Ellsworth, Lincoln. With Roald Amundsen. Air Pioneering in the Arctic. The Two Polar Flights of Roald Amundsen and Lincoln Ellsworth. Part I: The 1925 Flight from Spitzbergen to 88 North. Part II: The First Crossing of the Polar Sea, 1926. New York: National Americana Society, 1929. 1st Edition. [x],126pp. Very good. Folio. photogravure plates, and plates from facsimiles and maps. In original gilt lettered blue buckram with blue endpapers, and gilt top edge; Minor soiling to covers and minor staining to foredge; contents clean. Scarce especially in this condition. 3750.00

Collection of articles on Ellsworth's two Arctic expeditions with Amundsen, the first flying from Spitsbergen to the North Pole in two planes, largely financed by Ellsworth, the party of six reached 87° 44N before being forced down with engine trouble. In 1926 Amundsen and Ellsworth returned to the Arctic, this time in the semi rigid airship, the 'Norge,' making the first crossing of the polar sea from Spitsbergen to Teller, Alaska over the North Pole.

041. Evans, Captain Edward R. G. R. South with Scott. London and Glasgow: Collins' Clear-Type Press, 1928. 11th Impression. (Hardcover) xiv,284pp. + [5]pp. (publisher's ads). Very good in good to very good dust jacket. 12mo (approximately 18.9cm) Sepia toned frontispiece portrait, and 3 double-paged maps. Original red cloth, minor foxing to edges, internally clean with bookplate on front pastedown; dust jacket slightly worn and soiled, minor chipping. 40.00

Spence 432. One of the last published accounts of Scott's last expedition.

Scarce Account of Frederick A. Cook Expedition

042. Franke, Rudolph. With Erwin Volckmann. Erlebnisse Eines Deutschen Im Hohen Norden. Aufzeichnungen Und Berichte. [Translation a German's Experiences in the Far North. Notes and Narrative]. Hamburg: Alfred Janssen, 1914. 1st Edition. (Hardcover) 204pp. + [3]pp. (ads). Fine. Octavo. Frontispiece (portrait) and plates from photos, colour map and 2 illustrations (maps) in text. Original black lettered brown cloth and matching brown endpapers; name on preliminary. 250.00

A.B. 5191. Account of the author's experiences in Etah during a hunting trip in the summer of 1907 with J. R. Bradley; Franke later remained as companion and aide-de-camp to Dr. Frederick A. Cook. There is no English translation as yet.

043. [Frobisher, Martin] Stefansson, Vilhjalmur. The Three Voyages of Martin Frobisher. In Search of a Passage to Cathay and India by the North-West, A.D. 1576-8. From the Original 1578 Text of George Best. Together with Numerous Other Versions, Additions, Etc. Now Edited, with Preface, Introduction, Notes, Appendixes and Bibliography, by Vilhjalmur Stefansson. London: Argonaut Press, 1938. 1st edition thus, limited to 475 numbered copies. (Hardcover) cxxx,166;vi,[1],293pp. Very good. Two volumes Quarto, uncut. Frontispiece portrait and numerous plates and maps (some folding) and red title page vignettes. Original quarter vellum backed brick red cloth boards with colour illustration of coat of arms on front and red ribbon markers; Volume II boards slightly bowed with minor discoloration along fore edge of front cover copy, otherwise a exceptionally nice copy. #134/475. 750.00

Not in A.B.

044. [Frobisher, Martin] Symons, Thomas H. B. (editor) Meta Incognita: A Discourse of Discovery. Martin Frobisher's Arctic Expeditions, 1576-1578 [In Two Volumes]. Hull, Quebec: Canadian Museum of Civilization, 1999. 1st Edition. (Softcover) xlvi,298;vi,[299]-636pp. Fine. 2 volumes Quarto. Colour plates, and B&W illustrations from photos, facsimiles, drawings, etc. Pictorial stiff card covers. 50.00

Papers on the Arctic Voyages of Martin Frobisher and their significance for the histories of Britain and North America, based on research in British and North American archives.

045. Gerlache de Gomery, Adrien De. Le Premier Hivernage Dans Les Glaces Antarctiques. Relation Anecdotique Sommaire Du Voyage de la Belgica Par le Commandant de Gerlache. Recit Extrait de: Quinze Mois Dans L' Antarctique. Bruxelles: Charles Bulens, 1902. 1st Edition thus. (Hardcover) 93,[1]pp. Very good. Octavo. Illustrations from photos, some full paged (including frontispiece portrait), and colour map (at end). Original Three-Quarter blue and white cloth with marbled endpapers, gilt top edge, others uncut, and ribbon marker; white lettering on spine partially flaked off. Scarce. 400.00

Rosove 147.C1. Title translates as "First Wintering in the Antarctic Ice: A Summary of the Voyage of the Belgica by Commander Gerlache; Extracted from Fifteen Months in the Antarctic".

046. Giudici, Davide. The Tragedy of the Italia with the Rescuers to the Red Tent. London: Ernest Benn LTD, 1928. 1st Edition. (Hardcover) viii,216pp. Very good. Octavo. Plates from photos, and folding map (at end). Original black cloth; minor flaking to white lettering on spine; with minor foxing, primarily to edges. 85.00

A.B. 5776. Account of the disaster of the airship 'Italia' and the search for the lost Nobile party, by the correspondent for 'Corriere della Sera', Milan, onboard the 'Krassin'.

047. Great Britain. Hydrographer of the Navy. The Antarctic Pilot. Comprising the Coasts of Antarctica and All Islands Southward of the Usual Route of Vessels [With] Supplement No. 8 - 1939. London: Published by the Hydrographic Department, Admiralty, by H.M.S.O., 1930-1940. 4th. (Hardcover) xxiv,19pp. + 1p.l.,65 (Supplement - printed one side only). Fine. Two volumes Octavo. Plates and illustrations from photos and drawings, and folding diagram. Original brown buckram; Supplement in original beige wrappers, stapled as issued. With orange label applied to front cover by German War Ministry, with stamps of Kriegsmarine and Nazi Eagle & swastika on front cover, title page and cover of supplement. With Orange label from War Ministry. Very Scarce. SOLD

Not in Spence. A very interesting copy with the Nazi connection.

048. Greely, Adolphus W. Three Years of Arctic Service. An Account of the Lady Franklin Bay Expedition of 1881-1884 and the Attainment of the Farthest North. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1886. 1st edition in 2 volumes. (Hardcover) xxv,428;xii,444pp. Very good. 2 volumes Octavo. Steel engraved frontispiece portrait in Volume I, 42 wood cut plates (1 folding), woodcut illustrations in text from drawings and (including 2 maps), 4 maps (1 folding and 1 double-paged), and large folding colour map in rear pocket Volume II. Original pictorial blue cloth with beveled edges and coated gray endpapers; minor restoration to head and foot of spines.  450.00

A.B. 6118. Narrative of the United States expedition during the First International Polar Year, based at Fort Conger, Lady Franklin Bay on the east coast of Ellesmere Island. The expedition explored the north coast of Greenland from Cape Bryant to Cape Washington, the interior and west coast of Grinnell Land and extended the mapping of Hayes Sound. After the failure of relief ships the party made they way to Cape Sabine, Smith Sound were seven survivors were rescued. Includes accounts of the battle with the ice on the sea, the sledge journeys, the life of the men in camp and on the march, and the geography of the territory explored.

049. [Greenland] Reinhardt. Johannes. Icthyologiske Bidrag Til Den Grönlandske Fauna [Title Translation] Ichthyological Contribution to the Fauna of Greenland. Kjobebhavn: [K. Danske Vid Selskabs Naturv. Math. Afh, [1838]. (Hardcover) 1p.l.,[85]-196pp. Very good, no dust jacket. Small Quarto. Eight folding engraved plates (6 hand coloured - 3 birds and 3 fish). Quarter maroon calf and marbled boards; spine skillfully laid down. SOLD

CF A.B. 14358. First update to the knowledge of natural history of Greenland, since the publication of Fabricius - Fauna Groenlandica, 1780; with an annotated list of 33 birds including localities, and an increase in the number of known fish species from 43 to 60. C. Hart Merriam copy with his signature on the title page.

050. Hahn, Charles Curtz. The Wreck of the South Pole or the Great Dissembler and Other Strange Tales. New York: Street & Smith, Publishers, 1899. 1st Edition. (Hardcover) 222pp. Very good. 12mo (approximately 19.4cm tall). Not illustrated. Original pictorial light gray cloth; name on front free endpaper. An attractive binding, uncommon.125.00

Fiction. "The Wreck of the South Pole" is the longest of 12 tales.

Cook and Peary Controversy

051. Hall, Thomas F. Has the North Pole Been Discovered? An Analytical and Synthethical Review of the Published Narratives of the Two Arctic Explorers Dr. Frederick A. Cook and Civil Engineer Robert E. Peary, U.S.N. Also a Review of the Action of the U. S. Government. Boston: Richard G. Badger, [copyright date 1917]. 1st Edition. (Hardcover) 539pp. Fine. Small Octavo. Plates and charts (some folding) and folding coloured map in rear pocket. Original gilt lettered brick red cloth; signed and dated by the author on front free endpaper. A far superior copy than normally found. 250.00

AB 6493.

052. Hanbury, David T. Sport and Travel in the Northland of Canada. London: Edward Arnold, 1904. 1st Edition. (Hardcover) xxxii,319pp. Very good. Octavo, partly unopened. 5 colour lithograph plates (including frontispiece) by E. Caldwell, black and white plates from photos, and 2 folding colour maps. A bright clean copy with only a minor abrasion to the illustration on the front board. This copy in the preferred blue gilt binding. Appendix by H. J. Elwes--Lepidoptera from Arctic America, J. S. Flett--Rock Specimens from the Northern Part of Canada & R. A Rolfe--Flora of the Arctic Coast North America. SOLD

A.B. 6550. Narrative of 20 months traveling and living in the Barren Grounds and Canadian Arctic with an introduction "Historical Sketch of Exploration in North Canada" by Mr. J. P. A. Renwick.

053. Hanson, Earl Parker. Stefansson: Prophet of the North. New York and London: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1941. 1st Edition. (Hardcover) xiii,241pp. Very good in good to very good dust jacket. Octavo. Plates (both sides) from photos and 1 double-page illustration (map). Original blue lettered beige cloth with pale green endpapers; dust jacket lightly soiled with minor fading to spine and minor chips at extremities. Overall a very presentable copy. 50.00

Biography of the American Arctic explorer from his early days on the Dakota prairies to his exploits in the Arctic.

054. Hayes, Dr. I. I. The Open Polar Sea: A Narrative of a Voyage of Discovery Towards the North Pole, in the Schooner "United States". New York: Hurd & Houghton, 1867. 1st Edition. (Hardcover) xxiv, 454pp. Very good. Octavo. Frontispiece portrait, 6 plates, 3 coloured maps, and decorative chapter tailpieces. Original beveled edge brown cloth and coated margarine colour endpapers; contemporary gift inscription in pencil on front free endpaper; blindstamp of previous owner on title page; minor offsetting from maps to adjacent pages; minor restoration to head and foot of spine. Bright. Clean copy. SOLD

A.B. 6795. Hayes, who had been a member of Kane's last expedition, led this effort to extend Kane's exploration in the Smith Sound region. He was a strong believer in the "open polar sea" - that is that the Arctic Ocean was open and free of ice above latitude 80 degree’s or so.

055. Hayes, J. Gordon. Antarctica. A Treatise on the Southern Continent. London: Richards Press, 1928. 1st Edition. (Hardcover) xv,448pp. Very good. Small Quarto. 16 plates from photos, tables, and 14 maps (including four folding in rear pocket). Original gilt lettered blue cloth; endpapers toned, else a clean, bright copy. 350.00

Spence 574. Only edition. Covers the natural history and recent explorations, with an historical introduction.

056. Henson, Matthew A. A Negro Explorer at the North Pole. New York: Frederick A. Stokes, 1912. 1st Edition. (Hardcover) xii,200pp. Very good. Small Octavo (approximately 19cm tall). Frontispiece portrait and 3 plates (both sides) from photos. Original blue cloth, lettered in white with a small black and white portrait of Henson mounted on front. Some minor toning to leaves opposite plates. Very scarce. Foreword by Robert E. Peary. Introduction by Booker T. Washington. SOLD

Not in A.B. (Racism in the 1950's?), and very scarce indeed! Henson was Peary's black companion on all but his first trip to the Arctic, and the only other member on Peary's last expedition (other than Eskimos) that was allowed to go to the Pole. The book was apparently quite unsuccessful, with few copies sold. You can imagine how much attention was paid to a book by a black man, in 1912.

057. Hobbs, William Herbert. Exploring About the North Pole of the Winds. New York and London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1930. 1st Edition. (Hardcover) viii,376pp. Very good in good to very good dust jacket. Octavo. Plates from photos and decorative illustrations from drawings by the author. Original black lettered orange cloth with endpaper maps; dust jacket worn with several large chips top and bottom of spine with some loss of text. 135.00

A.B. 7150. Account of the University of Michigan Greenland Expeditions 1926-8, by the leader William Herbert Hobbs.

Rare Account of the Laura

058. Holmes, Beth Fleischmann. Log of the Laura in Polar Seas. A Hunting Cruise from Tromso, Norway to Spitsbergen, the Polar Ice Off East Greenland and the Island of Jan Mayen in the Summer of 1906. Cambridge: University Press, 1907. 1st Edition in a small limitation (not stated). (Hardcover) [vi],137pp. Very good. Quarto. 28 photogravure plates complete with captioned tissue guards, illustrations in text from photos, and double-paged map. Original quarter green calf and green cloth boards with gilt top edge, others uncut and green patterned gilt endpapers; head and foot of spine and joints restored spine faded to brown. Extremely Scarce. Signed presentation Copy, presentation leaf with inscription printed in green, and recipient's name, date and signature in ink (complete with tissue guard). 1000.00 SOLD

A.B. 7318. Narrative of the trip with tables of meteorological observations and game taken (including locations)

059. Howard, Richard. The North-West Passage. Jackdaw No. C15 [Cover Title]. Toronto: Clarke Irwin & Company Limited, [copyright date 1968]. (Portfolio) Very good. Complete Contents in illustrated portfolio being 10 items, including Sample packet of fool's gold, five folded broadsheets, plus "Transcription Exhibit 4" (sheet) and folded sheet "Notes on the Exhibits". 40.00

060. International Tin Research and Development Council. Historic Tinned Foods. Greenford, Middlesex: International Tin Research and Development Council, [no date circa 1959]. 2nd edition. (Hardcover) 1p.l.70,[1]pp. Near fine. Octavo. Illustrations from photos, facsimiles, etc. Original quarter blue paper and illustrated paper covered boards; institutional stamp and inscription on front free endpaper, no other markings. SOLD

Includes tinned food in Arctic exploration with a historical introduction by Prof. J. C. Drummond, Chemical Investigations by Prof. J. C. Drummond and T. Macara, Bacteriological investigations by Prof. G. S. Wilson and H. L. Shipp, and the Investigation of the Metal Container by W. R. Lewis, including tins from Parry's and Belcher's expedition.

061. Jane, Cecil. (editor) A Spanish Voyage to Vancouver and the North-West Coast of America Being the Narrative of the Voyage Made in the Year 1792 by the Schooners Sutil and Mexicana to Explore the Strait of Fuca. London: Argonaut Press, 1930. 1st edition limited 525 numbered copies. (Hardcover) xiv,142,[1]pp.. Very good. Small Quarto. Folding frontispiece, 5 illustrations, and folding map. Original gilt lettered vellum spine backed orange cloth boards with gilt decoration on front; unopened, with orange ribbon marker; boards slightly bowed; minor soiling to vellum spine. Copy #51/525. Translated with an Introduction by Cecil Jane. 300.00

Howes G-18 (under Galiano); also attributed to Jose Espinoso y tello, see Hill p.99. Narrative of the expedition of the schooners Sutil and Mexicana to the N.W. Coast of America, originally printed in 1802 by Martin Fernandez de Navarrete. The last voyage up the west coast of North America undertaken by Spain. Series: Argonaut Press 10.

062. Jenkins, John S. Voyage of the U.S. Exploring Squadron, Commanded by Captain Charles Wilkes...In 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, and 1842: Together with Explorations and Discoveries Made by Admiral D' Urville, Captain Ross, and Other Navigators and Travellers; And an Account of the Expedition to the Dead Sea, Under Lieutenant Lynch. Auburn: James M. Alden, 1850. 1st Edition (without extra engraved title page inserted in some copies). (Hardcover) xxii,(25)-517pp. Very good. Octavo. 8 woodcut plates and 2 illustrations in text. Original blindstamped green cloth with gilt lettered spine and yellow endpapers; lower corners repaired, with contemporary name in ink on title page. Exceptionally clean copy, quite scarce in the first edition, especially in this condition. SOLD

Haskell 161; Rosove 1155; Spence 631. First edition, reprinted several times in various editions.

063. Jukes, J. Beete. Excursions in and About Newfoundland During the Years 1839 and 1840. London: John Murray, 1842. 1st Edition. (Hardcover) x,322;iv,354pp. Very good. Two volumes Small Octavo (approximately 20cm tall). Quarter green morocco and marbled boards with matching endpapers; lacking the rare folding map as in most copies; institutional blindstamp on title pages; bookplate on front pastedowns. A clean copy. Uncommon. 750.00

O'Dea 478. Joseph Beete Jukes (1811 - 1869) was the first Geological Surveyor of Newfoundland. The "General Report of the Geological Survey of Newfoundland, during the Years 1839 and 1840" is included in the 2nd volume p. 195-354.

064. Kane, Elisha Kent. The Arctic Explorations . The Second Grinnell Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin, 1853, '54. '55. Philadelphia: Childs & Peterson, 1856. 1st Edition. (Hardcover) 464;467pp. Very good, no dust jacket. 2 Volumes Octavo. Twenty plates, plus extra engraved title pages, illustrations in text, and maps (2 folding). Original half morocco and marbled boards, with matching marbled edges and endpapers. A clean, bright copy. 500.00

Arctic Bibl. 8373. Other than the Wilkes expedition's efforts in the Antarctic, the two Grinnell expeditions were the first organized American effort at polar exploration. Kane's exploits captured the interest of the American people, and made this book a mid-nineteenth century best seller. Although produced in large quantities getting a clean attractive set is getting very difficult to find.

065. Kent, Rockwell. Voyaging Southward from the Strait of Magellan. New York & London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1924. 1st Edition. (Hardcover) xv,[1],184pp. Very good. Quarto. Woodcut illustrations (some full-paged) by the author (including maps). Original pictorial mustard colour cloth with endpaper maps; head and foot of spine with minor restoration. Newspaper clipping tipped in with some minor offsetting to adjacent page. Signed on front free endpaper by Kent. A clean attractive copy. 300.00

Extraordinary account of Kent's attempt to sail around Cape Horn in only a life boat with a companion.

066. [Keystone View Company]. Stereographs and Lantern Slides. Eskimos of the Bering Coast. Unit a -- Their Home Life and Village Life. Unit B -- How They Make a Living [Cover Title]. Meadville, Penna: Keystone View Company, 1953. (Wrappers) [ii],21pp. Good to very good. Narrow Quarto. Original pink wrapper folded over front 2cm and stapled as issued; minor red staining from wrappers to front and verso of last page ; staples rusting. 35.00

At head; "Keystone Primary Social Units". This is the guide book which accompanies a very scarce set of Keystone stereoviews. Series: Keystone Primary Social Studies Units.

067. Khlebnikov, Kyrill T. Colonial Russian America. Kyrill T. Khlebnikov's Reports, 1817-1832. Portland: Oregon Historical Society, 1982. 2nd printing. (Softcover) viii,[2],158pp. Near fine. Quarto. Illustrations from facsimiles, photos, etc. Illustrated stiff card covers with endpaper maps. Translated with an Introduction by E. A. P. Crownhart-Vaughan & Basil Dmytryshyn. SOLD

Translation of that part of the author's manuscript notes on America, dealing with New Archangel and Fort Ross, originally published in 1861, as a supplement to the periodical "Morskois sbornik".

068. Kilian, Crawford Edited by John Bockstoce. The Voyage of the Schooner Polar Bear. Whaling and Trading in the North Pacific and Arctic, 1913-1914. New Bedford, Ma: New Bedford Whaling Museum, 1983. 1st Edition. (Hardcover) ix,106pp. Fine in fine dust jacket. Oblong Quarto. Illustrations from photos. Original cloth with maps. Appendix by Dunbar Lockwood. Edited By John Bockstoce. SOLD

Account by the Chief Engineer of one of the last whaling voyages to the western Arctic from Seattle, that included 'Billy' Moog, whaling master.

Biography of Cook with Engraved Portrait

069. Kippis, Andrew. The Life of Captain James Cook. London: Printed for G. Nicol. / and G.G.J. and J. Robinson, 1788. 1st Edition. (Hardcover) xvi,527,[1]pp. Very good. Quarto (approximately 29.4cm tall). Copper engraved frontispiece portrait. Bound in 20th century half calf with five raised bands, gilt lettered black spine label, and marbled boards; a nice, clean copy with ample margins. Scarce. 4500.00

Lada-Mocarski 40; Rosove 191.A1; Wickersham 6559. Standard Cook biography by Andrew Kippis (1725-1795) known for his biographical works. The account explores Cook's professional life, including his time on board the 'Mercury' during the siege of Quebec, his surveys of Newfoundland and Labrador; and surveys more extensively his three world voyages for which be he is known, plus Samuel's account of Cook's death.

070. Klengenberg, Christian. Klengenberg of the Arctic: An Autobiography. London: Jonathan Cape, 1932. 1st Edition. (Hardcover) 360pp. Good to very good. Octavo. Eight plates (including frontispiece portrait) from photos. Original blue cloth; minor foxing to edges, with some staining to leaves adjacent to plates. Uncommon. Edited By Tom MacInnes.150.00

A.B. 8812. Account of a life as a trapper, hunter and trader for 34 years at Points Hope and Barrow in Alaska, Herschel Point in the Yukon, and Rymer Point on Victoria Island.

071. [Klondike] California-Klondyke Mining and Exploration Co. (New Jersey). California-Klondyke Mining and Exploration Co. Capital, $250,000,. Divided into Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand Shares of $1 Each - Fully Paid and Non-Assessable. 175,000 Shares at $1 Each Are Offered for Public Subscription. [Caption Title]. New York: California-Klondyke Mining and Exploration Co., [no date circa 1897]. (Self wrappers) [4]pp. Very good. Prospectus; folio, paper a bit toned with agent's stamp top right hand corner of front cover; top and lower front corners chipped. Rare. SOLD

At head: "Shares Non-Assessable". Last two pages - excerpts of "Opinions of Eminent Authorities and Statements of Returned Miners".

072. [Klondike] Carmack, Kate. Kate Cormack. The Discoverer of the Klondyke [Caption Title]. [no date]. (Postcard) Fine. Real Photo Postcard with .125" white border printed on AZO stock paper. Very scarce postcard of the wife of George Cormack co-discoverer of the Klondike gold strike with Robert Henderson. SOLD

073. [Klondike] Graves, S. H. On the "White Pass" Pay-Roll by the President of the White Pass & Yukon Route. Chicago:, R. Donnelley and Sons Co., 1908. 1st Edition. (Hardcover) vii,[1],258pp. Very good. 12mo (approximately 20.2cm tall). 15 plates from photos. Original blue cloth, gilt top edge, others uncut; contemporary gift inscription (Skaguay) on front free endpaper. Nice copy of the very scarce First Edition. 1000.00

Tourville 1799. Tribute M. J. Heney p.251-258 from his friends. Account of the construction of the narrow gauge railroad from Skaguay to Whitehorse in 1898 during the Klondike gold rush, by the president of the White pass & Yukon Route.

074. [Klondike] Ogilvie, William. Early Days on the Yukon & the Story of Its Gold Finds. Toronto: Bell & Cockburn, 1913. 1st Edition. (Hardcover) xii,306pp. Near fine. Small Octavo. 32 plates from photographs, including frontispiece portrait. Original gilt lettered red cloth, uncut. Minor abrasions rear spine hinge; 2 lines in ink on rear endpaper. An attractive clean copy. 200.00

Not in A.B.; Tourville 3391. William Ogilvie (1849-1912) was a Canadian Dominion land surveyor with numerous surveys in the Prairies form the 1870's to 1890's and the second commissioner of the Yukon Territory (1898-1901). He was also well acquainted with the Yukon, prior to being named commissioner, having surveyed the Alaska-Yukon boundary at the Yukon River, as part of George M. Dawson's survey expedition of 1887-88, and later the Klondike goldfields and the town site of Dawson during the early days of the Klondike gold rush.

Complete with Rare Large Folding Map

075. [Klondike] Ogilvie, Wm. The Klondike Official Guide Canada's Great Gold Field the Yukon District. With Numerous Maps and Illustrations and Regulations Governing Placer Mining. Toronto: Hunter, Rose Co., Limited, The, 1898. 1st Edition. (Hardcover) 153,lvpp. (including ads). Fine. Octavo. 8 partly coloured maps (including one double-paged) and an ad for the Canadian Bank of Commerce, frontispiece and illustrations in text from photos and drawings, and large folding map laid in loose. Original pictorial wrappers, bound in original blue cloth with gilt lettered front. SOLD

A.B. 12750; Tourville 3394. Detailed account, by William Ogilvie - Astronomer of the Department of the Interior, Dominion Land Surveyor and explorer of the Lewes River and the Yukon River to the Alaska boundary, the routes to the Yukon, and regulations. Although the text volume shows up with some degree of frequency the large folding map is almost always missing and not in clean crisp condition as it is hear.

076. [Klondike] Phelps, R. S. With Music by Leo Bruck. Klondike Gold. Written and Composed for the San Francisco Examiner. San Francisco: San Francisco Examiner, 1898. 1st Edition. (Sheet music) [4]pp. Very good. Folio. Colour pictorial front cover; paper toned, short closed tear at fold with a couple of faint stains top margin front cover.     SOLD

Issued as a Supplement to the Sunday Examiner Feb. 13, 1898. Chorus: "So it's sing, sing, sing. For gold is just the thing, to make us doub-le shuf-fle and to cut the pi-geon wing; We are need-ing it to day, We are need-ing it al-way' of this yel-low, yel-low met-al we will sing, sing, sing".

077. [Klondike] Sola, A. E. Ironmonger. Klondyke: Truth and Facts of the New El Dorado. London: Mining and Geographical Institute, The, [no date circa 1898]. 1st Edition. (Hardcover) 5p.l.,102pp. (including ads). Very good. Small Quarto. Plates (including frontispiece portrait) from photos and four maps (one folding). Original gilt lettered and decorated green cloth with coated yellow endpapers, new front free matching endpaper, bookplate on front pastedown. 375.00

A.B. 16441; Tourville 4240. Account based on four years observation in the Klondike area as a prospector, with additional information from government sources on the routes, mining regulations, and placer mining, along with advice on clothing requirements, staking claims, the natives, game, etc.

078. [Klondike] Spurr, Josiah Edward. Through the Yukon Gold Diggings: A Narrative of Personal Travel. Boston: Eastern Publishing Company, 1900. 1st Edition. (Hardcover) 276pp. Very good. Octavo. Frontispiece portrait "We of the Flannel Shirt and the Unbleached Boot," and illustrations in text from photos. Original gilt lettered illustrated brown cloth; minor fading to spine else, a bright, clean copy. 325.00

A.B. 16657; Ricks p.208; Wickersham 4417. Popular account of the author's trip for the U.S. Geological Survey in 1896 to the Upper Yukon River and down its course to St. Michael via the Dyea and Chilkoot Pass.

079. [Klondike] Tousey, Frank. Young Klondike's "Big B," or, the Plotters of White Horse Lake. No. 36. April 26, 1899. New York: Frank Tousey, Publisher, 1899. 1st Edition. (Wrappers) 30pp. + [ii]pp. (publisher's ads). Fair to good. Small Quarto (approximately 27.4cm tall). Original colour wrappers; paper toned, as usual, with handstamp of bookseller on front cover and internally; front cover reinforced on back; leaves reinforced on verso along edges with tape with bleeding through to front. Scarce, fragile item. SOLD

Magazine "Young Klondike: Stories of a Gold Seeker" issued weekly.

080. [Klondike] Yukon Territory. Territorial Court. In the Territorial Court of the Yukon Territory. Between Frank H. Peel and the Firm of Peel Toupain and Cryderman, Plaintiffs, and S. O. Morford, 'the Joseph Ladue Gold Mining and Development Company of the Yukon, Joseph Ladue and James M. Wilson As Executor of the Estate of Arthur Harper Deceased, Defendants [Caption Title]. [Dawson City, Yukon Territory]: Not Published, 1899. (Carbon Copy) 27;[17]-56 leaves (one side only). Very good. Folio. Carbon copy of testimony with a few manuscript changes. Very scarce maybe unique. SOLD

Testimony of S. O. Morford (defendant), and witnesses for the defense Christian Sonnickson, August C. Buchler, R. Miller of Burritt & McKay, John Currie, Dr. George E. Merryman, Ben Hammond, Owen W. Hobbs; partial testimony of the plaintiff Mr. Peel (spelled as Piel), etc.

081. Klutschak, Heinrich W. Als Eskimo Unter Den Eskimos : Eine Schilderung Der Erlebnisse Der Schwatka'schen Franklin-Aufsuchungs-Expedition in Den Jahren 1878-80. Wien / Leizig: A. Hartleben, [no date circa 1881]. (Hardcover) [viii],247,[1]pp. Very good. Octavo. Wood engraved plates and illustrations in text (including map), and 3 colour lithograph maps (two folding). Old quarter blue cloth and marbled paper covered boards with gilt lettered leather spine label, green top edge and green endpapers. Previous owner's name on front free endpaper. Very scarce. SOLD

Not in A.B. Account of Schwatka's expedition in search of Franklin 1878-80 by the artist and surveyor on the expedition Heinrich Wenzel Klutshak (1848-90). "Sponsored by the American Geographical Society to follow up on recent Eskimo reports that records and journals of the Franklin expedition might still be preserved on King William Island ... The sledge journey to King William Island, covering 5,287 KM in 50 weeks, was a record distance for any sledging expedition by whites at that time and has rarely been surpassed."" Holland - Arctic Exploration p.310-11.

082. Lada-Mocarski, Valerian. Bibliography of Books on Alaska Published Before 1868. New Haven & London: Yale University Press, 1969. 1st Edition. (Hardcover) vii,567pp. Fine in near fine dust jacket. Quarto. Many full-page facsimile illustrations of title pages. Original red cloth. Introduction by Archibald Hanna Jr. 225.00

Bibliography of books, primarily 1st Editions, published before the end of the Russian period in 1867, complete with facsimile title pages.

083. Lamb, G. F. Franklin Happy Voyageur. Being the Life and Death of Sir John Franklin. London: Ernest Benn Limited, 1956. 1st Edition. (Hardcover) xi,13-293,1]pp. Very good in near fine dust jacket. Octavo. Plates including frontispiece portrait), and 3 illus., (sketch maps) in text. Blue cloth; price clipped dust jacket; bookplate of a previous owner 60.00


084. [Lancaster Sound Regional Study] Dirschi, H. J. The Lancaster Sound Region: Data Atlas. Ottawa: Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, 1982. 1st Edition. (Hardcover) [x]pp. + 31 leaves, 21 leaves, 18 leaves, 18 leaves. Very good. Oblong Folio. Numerous colour maps showing data. Wire bound leaves in original beige plastic covered boards with colour photo illustration on front from satellite image; institutional stamp and vertical crease on title page, else a clean copy. Very scarce. 75.00

Prepared by the Working Group for the Lancaster Sound Regional Study and James Dobbin Associates Inc for the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development to aid in future planning, based on the physical and biological conditions, and existing and future human activities. Contains Part I, Part 2, Part 3, & Part 4.

Inscribed and Signed by the Author

085. Levick, Dr. G. Murray. Antarctic Penguins. A Study of Their Social Habits. London: William Heinemann, [copyright date 1914]. 1st Edition. (Hardcover) x,139,[1]pp. Very good. Small Octavo. 56 plates (including frontispiece) from photos taken by the author, and tables. Original pictorial green cloth, white lettering on spine slightly faded. Name of previous owner F. Wilfred White on front free endpaper with his pencil marginalia. Contemporary signed from the author on first blank. SOLD

Rosove 205.A1; Spence 705. Narrative of the life of Adelie penguins during nesting season by the surgeon on Scott's Terra Nova expedition (1910-13), who was also a member of the 6 man northern party.

086. Lindsay, Martin. Sledge. The British Trans-Greenland Expedition 1934. London: Cassell and Company. Ltd., 1935. 1st Edition. (Hardcover) xi,342pp. Very good in very good dust jacket. Octavo. Plates (including frontispiece portrait), folding panorama, illustrations in text and large folding map. Original navy blue cloth; dust jacket with minor wear to extremities, with a few closed tears and minor soiling to spine and rear wrapper. Uncommon in the scarce dust jacket. SOLD

A.B. 10171. Lindsay, with Andrew Croft & Daniel Godfrey, made a 1200 mile, 103 day sledge trip across south-central Greenland.

087. Livingston, Peter. Poems and Songs; With Lectures on the Genius and Works of Burns, and the Rev. George Gilfillan; And Letters on Dr. Dick, the Christian Philosopher, and Sir John Franklin and the Arctic Regions. London: Walter Scott, 1884. 11th Edition. (Hardcover) 142pp. Very good. 12mo (approximately 19.1cm tall). Decorative tailpieces and initials. Decorated red cloth. 125.00

Not in A.B. Includes "Second Edition of A Letter addressed to the Queen on Sir John Franklin and the Arctic Regions" p.13-23.

088. Lowe, George. Because It Is There. London: Cassell, 1959. 1st Edition. (Hardcover) viii,215,[1]pp. Very good, no dust jacket. Octavo. plates (both sides) from photos. Original blue cloth; previous owner's name on front free endpaper. Signed on title page by George Lowe. 125.00

Neate L52; Spence 723. Memoirs of New Zealand climber who took part in the 1953 Everest expedition. Chiefly about his Antarctic experiences on the Fuchs expedition to cross the Antarctic continent.

First Successful Northwest Passage

089. M'Clure, Robert L. M. The Discovery of the North-West Passage by H.M.S. "Investigator", Capt. R.M. M'Clure, 1850, 1851, 1852, 1853,1854. London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & Roberts, 1857. 2nd Edition. (Hardcover) xxxii,463pp. + 24pp. (publisher's catalogue dated November, 1856). Very good, Octavo. Steel engraved portrait frontispiece, four tinted lithograph plates after Commander S. Gurney Cresswell, and folding map. Original blindstamped blue cloth and brown coated endpapers (with ads on pastedowns); minor restoration to foot of spine, and hinges. Clean copy in the original binding. The second edition is the preferred edition due to the addition of the frontis portrait of M'Clure. Edited By Captain Sherard Osborn.SOLD

A.B. 10563. Sent out in 1850 by the Admiralty to search for Franklin via Bering Strait. M'Clure in the Investigator and Collinson in the Enterprise made their way to Prince of Wales Strait, where they wintered 1850-51, and explored the shores of Banks Island and M'Clure Strait as far as Mercy Bay, where the Investigator became frozen in the ice, and was later abandoned, in June of 1853. M'Clure's sledge party continued eastward over Barrow Strait to Dealy island where they encountered a Franklin search party from Sir Edward Belcher's expedition traveling westward, and returned with them in 1854 to England, thus completing the first Northwest Passage.

Signed by the 30th Governor of the H.B.Co.

090. MacAulay, R. H. H. Trading into Hudson's Bay. A Narrative of the Visit of Patrick Ashley Cooper Thirtieth Governor of the Hudson's Bay Company to Labrador Hudson Strait and Hudson Bay in the Year 1934. Winnipeg: Hudson's Bay Company, 1934. 1st Edition. (Softcover) 108pp. Very good. Quarto. Plates from photos by Bassett, Associated Screen News, with map illustrating the 1934 voyage of R.M.S. "Nascopie." Original stiff card covers with minor soiling, top and bottom of spine repaired. Signed and dated by Cooper. 150.00

A.B. 10541. "Narrative of the first part of the voyage of the Nascopie, 1934, from Montreal to Churchill, with description of the Hudson's Bay Co. Posts. Signed copies by Ashley Cooper are quite uncommon.

091. MacLean, J. Kennedy. Heroes of the Polar Seas. A Record of Exploration in the Arctic and Antarctic Seas. London / Edinburgh: W. & R. Chambers, Limited, 1910. Updated Issue i.e circa 1912. (Hardcover) [viii],404pp. Very good. Octavo. Eight plates from illustrations by W. H. C. Groome, and one plate (not called for in list of illustrations) by R. Caton Woodville, and 2 folding maps. Original pictorial blue cloth. Front endpaper replaced. SOLD

CF A.B. 10659. Updated to include the tragic end of Scott's attempt to reach the South Pole, map of the Antarctic Region also updated to show Scott's route.

092. McFee, William. The Life of Sir Martin Frobisher. New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1928. 1st American Edition. (Hardcover) xiv,[2],288pp. Very good in good to very good dust jacket. Octavo. Plates (some folding) from facsimiles, maps, etc., and decorative initials. Original brown cloth with endpaper maps; spine dust jacket somewhat faded, with several small closed tears. 65.00

093. [Missionary Society of the Church of England in Canada]. Service Book of the Western Eskimos. Toronto: Missionary Society Church of England in Canada, 1949. New and enlarged edition. (Hardcover) 365pp. Very good. 16mo (approximately 16.8cm tall). Original brown cloth. Gift Inscription "Compliments of Anglican Mission Cambridge Bay" on front free endpaper to an HBC employee (not identified). 125.00

094. Mittelholzer, Walter & Others. By Airplane Towards the North Pole. An Account of an Expedition to Spitsbergen in the Summer of 1923. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1925. 1st Edition. (Hardcover) 176pp. Very good in very good dust jacket. Octavo. Original white lettered blue cloth with plates from photos, 2 illustrations (maps) in text, and two folding maps. In rare dust jacket with minor restoration to head and foot of spine. 150.00

A.B. 11542. Account of one of the first aerial reconnaissance in the Arctic, originally a support effort for Amundsen's planned 1923 flight over the Arctic Ocean. The purpose was changed and considerable aerial photography was done in Spitsbergen.

095. Munn, Captain Henry Toke. Tales of the Eskimos. Being Impressions of a Strenuous, Indomitable, and Cheerful Little People. London / Phildelphia: W. & R. Chambers, Limited / J. B. Lippincott Company, [no date circa 1915]. 1st American Issue.. [iv],196pp. Very good. Small Octavo 19 plates from photos by the author. Original blue cloth. SOLD

A.B. 11855 - "Tales (including tall tales) from the authors sojourn among the Baffin Island Eskimos about 1914-16.".

096. Murdoch, W. G. Burn. Modern Whaling and Bear-Hunting. A Record of Present-Day Whaling with Up-To-Date Appliances in Many Parts of the World, and of Bear and Seal Hunting in the Arctic Regions. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1917. 1st American Edition. (Hardcover) 320pp. Very good. Octavo. Colour frontispiece from illustration by the author, black and white plates from photos, and illustrations in text from drawings, including plan and section of the St. Ebba. Original green cloth with gilt vignette on front board; endpapers toned browned with minor foxing to preliminaries; bookplate on front pastedown. 225.00

Jenkins p.129; Spence 826; Not in A.B.

097. Nelson, Edward William. The Eskimo About Bering Strait. [Caption Title P.3] in Eighteenth Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology, Part I. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1899. 1st Edition. (Hardcover) lvii,518pp. + tipped in errata slip. Very good. Thick Quarto. 174 plates, many text illustrations, and double-paged map. Sturdily rebound in green cloth. 225.00

A.B. 12177 - "Results of investigations and collections made 1877-81 ... In the western coastal regions of Alaska between Nunivak Island and Point Barrow.".

098. Niedieck, Paul. Cruises in the Bering Sea Being Records of Further Sport and Travel. London: Rowland Ward, Limited, 1909. 1st Edition. (Hardcover) xv,252pp. Near fine. Octavo. Frontispiece (portrait), plates and illustrations in text from photos, and folding map in rear pocket. Original grayish / brown cloth with zebra patterned endpapers. Nice, clean copy. SOLD

A.B. 12254. Accounts of big game hunting, with historical notes, description of the Chukchis, the mining and fisheries of Alaska, the Aleuts and Tinglits, with remarks on Alaskan scenery, based on a trip from Japan in 1906 to the east coast of Kamchatka and the Gulf of Anadyr, then across Bering Strait to Nome and southward to Unalaska ,the Kenai Peninsula and down the inside passage.

099. Noble, Rev. Louis L. After Icebergs with a Painter: A Summer Voyage to Labrador and Around Newfoundland. New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1862. 2nd Edition. (Hardcover) xiv,[2],336pp. + [iv]pp. (ads). Very good. Octavo. 6 lithograph pale green tinted plates, including extra title page, after illustrations by Frederic Church. Original pebbled brown cloth, spine faded with minor foxing to frontispiece and adjacent leaf. SOLD

A. B. 12352. Account of a trip in the summer of 1859 in waters around Battle Harbour, Labrador with Frederic Church for the purpose of studying and painting icebergs.

100. Noice, Harold. With Stefansson in the Arctic. London: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd., 1925. 2nd printing. (Hardcover) 269pp. Near fine in good to very good dust jacket. Octavo. Plates from photos and folding map. Original black lettered green cloth, light toning to endpapers; in rare dust jacket with restoration to head and foot of spine, and along top edge of front wrapper. Name and address of Stefansson's wife Evelyn in pencil (in her hand) on front free endpaper. 150.00

A.B. 12380. Noice went to Alaska in 1915, and later joined Stefansson on the Canadian Arctic Expedition. He was still later sent by Stefansson to Wrangell Island, to carry supplies and to relieve Lorne Knight's party that was trying to colonize the island, and there discovered the tragedy that had taken place. Stefansson accused Noice of Mishandling the affair and of making alterations in Knight's diary.

101. Ohlin, Dr. Axel. A Bidrag Till Kaennedomen Om Malakostrakfaunan I Baffin Bay Och Smith Sound. Lundar: E. Malmstroms, 1895. (Wrappers) xxii,72pp. Good to very good. Quarto. Map frontispiece and one plate. Lacking wrappers with paper tape spine; soiling to first and last page, contents slightly toned. Very scarce. 250.00

Not in A.B. Account of the fauna of Baffin Island and Smith Sound.

102. Olson, Sigurd F. The Singing Wilderness. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1956. 1st Edition. (Hardcover) ix,[1],245,[1]pp. Fine in near fine dust jacket. Octavo. Illustrations in text from drawings by Francis Lee Jaques. Original beige cloth; dust jacket with minor wear foot of spine with short closed tear bottom edge front wrapper. Long signed inscription from Olson on front free endpaper. Four photos (11.5x8.5cm) laid in, of memorial plaque for Galen W. Pike - Supervisor of the Superior National Forest 1945-1955 (2 photos with Olson and unidentified man standing either side of memorial). SOLD

A classic of nature writing and Olson's first book.

103. Oxley, J. MacDonald. North Overland with Franklin. London: Religious Tract Society, The, [no date circa 190-]. (Hardcover) [ii],256pp. + [16]pp. (ads). Very good. Octavo. Three plates from illustrations by Lancelot Speed. Original gilt lettered pictorial blue cloth. 50.00

Juvenile. Fictionalized account of a half-breed boy who accompanies Franklin's 1819 Overland Expedition.

104. Packard, Alpheus Spring. The Labrador Coast. A Journal of Two Summer Cruises to That Region with Notes on Its Early Discovery, on the Eskimo, on Its Physical Geography, Geology and Natural History. New York: N. D. C. Hodges, Publisher, 1891. 1st Edition. (Hardcover) [8],513pp. Very good. Octavo. Plates from photos by Wm. Bradford, illustrations, and maps ( one folding). Original gilt lettered navy blue cloth; Institutional blindstamp on rear cover. Scarce. SOLD

Not in A.B.; O'Dea 1057. Includes a bibliography and the results of expeditions to Hudson's Bay by Lieut. A. R. Gordon, and the journeys of Dr. K. R. Koch, and Mr. Randle F. Holme.

105. [Peary, Robert E.] American Geographical Society. Bulletin of the American Geographical Society - Volume XXVIII. No. 1. (March 31, 1896). New York: American Geographical Society, 1896. 1st printing. (Wrappers) [viii],98pp. Very good. Octavo - Complete Issue. Illustrations in text from drawings (including sketch maps), and folding colour map of Whale Sound, Greenland. Original blue wrapper, uncut, rear cover lightly stained with light tide line in top margin, staples rusted out. 50.00

Includes articles "Work in North Greenland in 1894 and 1895" by R. E. Peary p.21-36, and "Geographical Notes in Alaska" by Wm. H. Dall.

106. Pelly, David F. Expedition. An Arctic Journey Through History on George Back's River. Toronto, Canada: Betelgeuse Books, [copyright date 1981]. 1st Edition. (Hardcover) xiii,172pp. Fine in fine dust jacket. Octavo. Colour frontispiece from water colour by George Back, colour plates from photos, and B&W illustrations in text from illustrations by George Back, sketch maps, etc. Dark brown buckram. 75.00

Narrative of an expedition to retrace George Back's 1834 Arctic Land Expedition, originally commissioned by the Hudson's Bay Company, to follow the uncharted river (Thlew-ee-choh) to the polar sea.

107. Ponting, Herbert G. The Story of Captain Scott. The Official Film Record of Captain Scott's Expedition to the South Pole. The Story of an Immortal Adventure and of the Nature Life of the Great White South. London: International Cinematograph Company Limited, [n.d. ca 193?]. 16pp. Very good. Octavo. Illustrations in text from photos. Original pictorial wrappers with illustrations from photos by Ponting front and back with map on inside front cover, stapled as issued. Later issue of 90 South with title correction slip pasted over top half of title page. Minor wear to extremities of wrappers with repairs to fold. Very scarce. SOLD

Not in Rosove; Spence 930 (1ST Issue). (" the Film Photographed and its Story told by Herbert G. Ponting, F.R.P.S., ... Camera Artist to the British Antarctic Expedition.".

108. Powys, Llewelyn. Henry Hudson. London: John Lane the Bodley Head Ltd., 1927. 1st Edition. (Hardcover) xii,[4],213pp. + [2]pp. (ads). Fine. Octavo. Frontispiece, 5 plates (maps), folding facsimile, and decorative initials. Blue cloth, with blue top edge and colour endpaper maps.  50.00

109. Pullen, W. J. S. The Pullen Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin. The Original Diaries, Log and Letters of Commander W.J.S. Pullen. Toronto: Arctic History Press, 1979. 1st edition limited to 1000 numbered copies. (Hardcover in slipcase) 230pp. Near fine. Octavo. Plates, illustrations in text, and four folding maps. Gilt lettered padded blue leatherette in matching slipcase; minor bruising head of spine. Copy #649/1000. Selected and Introduced by H. F. Pullen. 200.00

W. J. S. Pullen & W. H. Hooper set out in boats from HMS "Plover" (Wainwright, Alaska), in the summer of 1849 and ascended the MacKenzie River. Pullen wintered at Ft. Simpson and the following summer they descended the MacKenzie, searching as far as Cape Bathurst before re-ascending the MacKenzie and returning to England via York Factory. This is the first publication of Pullen's journals.

110. [R.C.A.F.]. R.C.A.F. Manual of Winter Operations. Ottawa: Printed by Edmond Cloutier, 1942. (Wrappers) 141pp. Near fine. Octavo. Illustrations in text from photos, diagrams, etc. Original blue wrappers; minor staining to fore edge, internally clean; name in pencil on front cover.  75.00

111. Revillon Freres. Igloo Life. A Brief Account of a Primitive Arctic Tribe Living Near One of the Most Northern Trading Posts of Revillon Freres. New York: Privately Printed, 1923. 1st Edition. (Hardcover) 63pp. Very good. Octavo. 4 blue tinted plates (including frontispiece), and illustrations from drawings. Original pictorial paper covered boards with some minor soiling. Uncommon. SOLD

A.B. 14441. "Sketch, apparently based on the Eskimos near Cape Dufferin on the east coast of Hudson Bay, ... Includes a history of the fur trading company, Revillon Freres.

Rare Account of German Antarctic Expedition in Dust Jackets

112. Ritscher, Alfred. Deutsche Antarktische Expedition 1938/39. Mit Dem Flugzeugstützpunkt Der Deutschen Lufthansa A.G.M.S. "Schwabenland", Kapitän A. Kotta. Ausgeführt Unter Der Leitung Von Kapitän A. Ritscher. Wissenschaftliche Und Fliegerische Ergebnisse. [2 Volumes] Erster Band . Textteil & Bilder Und Kartenteil. Leipzig: Koehler & Amelang, 1942. 1st Edition. (Hardcover) xv,[1],304;ivpp. + plates and maps. Very good in very good dust jacket. Two volumes Octavo. Volume I: 3 colour plates from photos, folding section of M.S. Schwabenland, illustrations in text from photos, drawings (including section of M.S. Schwabenland), and sketch maps, and 3 folding maps and charts (1 colour). Volume II: 57 plates (20 in 3d), and 4 folding maps (3 colour) in rear pocket with 3d glasses. Original paper covered boards, recased with new cloth spine to match and endpapers. Rare especially in dust jackets and with original paper insert describing how to use the viewer. 4500.00

Not in Spence. Taurus 127. Rare account of the German attempt to claim large portions of Queen Maud Land for the Reich using 2 aircraft dropping aluminum darts with swastikas, contains important information about a little-known sector of the Continent. Text in German.

113. Ross Dependency Research Committee. The New Zealand Antarctic Research Expeditions Dec. 1958-Dec.1959. [Wellington, N.Z.]: New Zealand Dept. of Scientific and Industrial Research, 1959. 1st printing. (Wrappers) 1p.l.,[vi],26pp. Very good. Quarto. 3 plates from photos, 3 maps (one folding). Original gray wrappers, stapled as issued with black cloth tape spine; name on front cover. SOLD

General plan for activities at Scott Base and Hallett Station with brief synopsis of the NZ Geological and Survey Expedition 1958-59, the Victoria University of Wellington Antarctic Expedition 1958-59, and the biological investigations.

114. Ross, John. Narrative of a Second Voyage in Search of North-West Passage, and of a Residence in the Arctic Regions, During the Years 1829, 1830, 1831, 1832, 1833; By Sir John Ross, C.B., K.S.A., K.C.S., &C. &C. Captain in the Royal Navy. Including the Reports of Commander, Now Captain, James Clark Ross, R.N., F.R.S., F.L.S., &C. And the Discovery of the Northern Magnetic Pole. Philadelphia: E. L. Carey & A. Hart, 1835. 1st American Edition from the text of Volume I of the London 1835 Edition. (Hardcover) xxiii,[1],456pp. Very good. Octavo, uncut. Folding map frontispiece. Original quarter blue cloth and paper covered boards with remains of paper spine label; bookplate of naturalist and author Dan McCowan on front pastedown; some offsetting to title page from folding map, with occasional browning in text and some minor staining, generally a clean copy. 500.00

A.B. 14867. Narrative of a private expedition sponsored by Felix Booth, under the command of Sir John Ross, sent out to discover a northwest passage by way of Baffin Bay, Lancaster Sound and Prince Regent Inlet. Ross made his way to Boothia Peninsula in the 'Victory' before returning by way of sledge, boat and the 'Isabella.'.

115. Royal Geographical Society. A Selection of Papers on Arctic Geography and Ethnology. Reprinted, and Presented to the Arctic Expedition of 1875, by the President, Council, and Fellows of the Royal Geographical Society. London: John Murray, 1875. 1st Edition. (Hardcover) xii,292pp. Fine. Octavo. Two folding maps (one colour), and illustrations in text. Original blindstamped blue cloth with gilt lettered spine, and brown coated endpapers. 600.00

A. B. 14929. At head: "Arctic Geography and Ethnology." Contributors include Dr. Robert Brown, Dr. Rink, Admiral Baron von Wrangell, and Vice-Admiral R. Collinson on Geography, and Clements R. Markham, and Doctors Rink and Simpson, etc on Ethnology.

116. Royal Ontario Museum. The Arctic: Views of Early Explorations. [Toronto]: Royal Ontario Museum, 1980. 1st Edition. (Wrappers) [iv],77 [i.e 79]pp. Very good. Oblong Quarto. Illustrations from facsimiles. Original illustrated wrappers, stapled as issued with black tape spine. SOLD

An exhibition held at the Canadiana Building, Royal Ontario Museum. October 4, 1980 to January 7, 1981 from the early voyages, the voyages of Cook, Phipps, Ross and Parry, the Franklin expeditions, and the Franklin search expeditions up till the discovery of the fate of Franklin.

Signatures of All Surviving Members of Greely Expedition

117. Schley, Winfield S. With Professor J. R. Soley. The Rescue of Greely. New York: Scribner's Sons, 1885. 1st Edition. (Hardcover) vii,277pp.. Very good. Octavo. 14 engraved plates and 3 folding maps (in 5 parts). Original gilt lettered blue cloth; tear in folding map repaired. Bookplate on front pastedown, with signed inscription from Hon. W. E. Chandler, Secretary of the Navy on front free endpaper; and the signature of Greely and the six surviving expedition members pasted to recto of frontispiece. Rare with all signatures of the surviving members of the expedition and the Secretary of the Navy. SOLD

A.B. 15483. Schley led the expedition that finally rescued Greely and the few survivors on his Lady Franklin Bay expedition.

Inscribed from Kathleen Scott to Expedition Scientist

118. Scott, Robert F. Scott's Last Expedition. Vol I Being the Journals of Captain Robert F. Scott, R.N., Vol II Being the Reports of the Journeys & Scientific Work Undertaken by Dr. E. A. Wilson. London: Smith, Elder, 1913. 1st Edition 1st Issue. (Hardcover) xxvi,633pp. + [2]pp. (ads); xvi,[2],534pp. Very good. Two volumes Octavo. Eight photogravure plates (including frontispieces) ,eighteen color plates, many other B&W plates (including folding panoramic), illustrations and 8 folding maps (including 1 in colour). Original gilt lettered vertically grained blue cloth with blindstamped borders, gilt top edge, others uncut; previous owner's name front free endpaper of both volumes. A fabulous association copy inscribed and signed from Kathleen Scott to E. W. Nelson, biologist on the expedition front free endpaper of Volume I. Arranged by Leonard Huxley. Preface by Sir Clements R. Markham. 3500.00

Rosove 290.A1; Spence 1056. The true first edition of the classic - probably the best known and most often reprinted book about the Antarctic, the narrative of the most widely known Antarctic expedition.

119. Seaver, George. Edward Wilson of the Antarctic. Naturalist and Friend. New York: E. P. Dutton and Company Inc., 1937. 1st American Translation. (Hardcover) xxxiv,301pp. Very good in fair to good dust jacket. Octavo. Colour frontispiece portrait from painting by Hugh G. Riviere, 16 black and white plates (15 from sketches by Wilson and one photo portrait), and 3 maps (1 folding). Original blue cloth; dust jacket worn, chipped, missing large piece triangular piece from rear panel. Introduction by Apsley Cherry-Garrard. 100.00

Rosove 296.B1.a.

120. Seidenfaden, Gunnar. Modern Arctic Exploration. Boston and New York: Hale, Cushman and Flint, [no date circa 1939]. 1st American Edition. (Hardcover) 189pp. Near fine in very good dust jacket. Octavo. Plates from photos, illustrations within text and folding colour map of Arctic Circle (at end). Original turquoise cloth. Preface by Peter Freuchen. Translated by Naomi Walford. SOLD

A.B. 15687. "Survey of development in technical facilities for northern investigations in the 20th century".

121. Seton, Ernest Thompson. [Canadian Author ] The Arctic Prairies. A Canoe-Journey of 2,000 Miles in Search of the Caribou; Being the Account of a Voyage to the Region North of Aylmer Lake. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1911. 1st Edition. (Hardcover) xvi,415pp. Fine. Octavo. Plates (including frontispiece) from photos, and illustrations from drawings (including sketch maps). Original gilt lettered blind stamped green cloth. A very nice bright clean copy. SOLD

A.B. 15779. Account of a naturalist's trip with E. A. Preble of the U.S. Biological Survey in May of 1907, down the Athabaska and Slave Rivers, by Great Slave Lake northeast to the Aylmer and Clinton-Colden Lakes region of the Barren Grounds. Appendices lists of insects, plants, mammals, and birds.

121. Sexe, Marcel. Two Centuries of Fur-Trading 1723 - 1923. Romance of the Revillon Family. Paris: Printed by Draeger Freres, 1923. 1st Edition. (Hardcover) 121,[1]pp. Good to very good. Small Quarto. Green tinted plates, and black & white illustrations in text from photos and drawings (including maps). Original simulated leather binding; boards slightly bowed as usual, with some darkening to spine along top 2" of front cover. Quite scarce. SOLD

Not in A.B. Account of the French luxury and fur company with stores in Montreal, Paris, and London at the turn of the 19th century. In 1903 they decided to compete with the Hudson's Bay Company in northern Canada setting up fur trading posts. By 1909 they had 48 posts in the eastern Arctic compared to the H.B.Co's 52.

122. Shackleton, Edward. Arctic Journeys. The Story of the Oxford University Ellesmere Land Expedition 1934-5. London: Hodder & Stoughton Limited, 1937. 1st Edition. (Hardcover) xv,17-372pp. Good to very good. Octavo. Plates from photos (1 folding, 1 double-paged), illustrations in text, with decorative tailpieces. Original blue cloth with faded spine and portion of boards. 125.00

A.B. 15799. Account of the Central Ellesmere Island expedition led by G. N. Humphreys.

123. Simpson, Thomas. Narrative of the Discoveries on the North Coast of America; Effected by Officers of the Hudson's Bay Company During the Years 1836-39. London: Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, 1843. 1st Edition. (Hardcover) xix,[1],419pp. Very good. Octavo. Two folding maps in front pocket. Original blindstamped brown cloth with horizontal grain; original spine laid down, corners restored; minor tear top of title page repaired. Faint institutional blindstamp and shelf number on verso, else clean copy with very minor spotting. 2500.00

A. B. 16124. "Contains biographical sketch of the author with comment on the mystery of his death (p. Vii-xix) by his brother Alexander Simpson; instructions for; and narrative, in journal form, (from) Dec. 1, 1836 - Feb. 2, 1840, of [the] expedition of Peter Dease and Thomas Simpson with (a) party of twelve men, to explore the northern coast of America from (the) MacKenzie River westward to 71 23' N. 156 21' W., and from (the) Coppermine River eastward to (the) Back River".

124. Spence, S. A. Antarctic Miscellany. Books, Periodicals and Maps Relating to the Discovery and Exploration of Antarctica. London: J. J. H. Simper & J. I. Simper, 1980. 2nd edition limited to 1000 numbered copies. (Hardcover issued without dust jacket) xi,[1],220pp. Very good. Small Quarto. Illustrations from facsimiles of title pages. Original green boards; corners bruised, minor soiling from use, with some check marks and a few notations in ink in margins. Copy #292. Edited By J. I. Simper & J. J. Simper. SOLD

Standard bibliography for Antarctica from early exploration to the 1960's.

Important New Exhibition Catalogue

125. Stam, David H. Books on Ice. British and American Literature of Polar Exploration. New York: the Grolier Club, 2005. 1st Edition. (Softcover) xxi,[1],157pp. Fine. Octavo. Black and white and colour illustrations from facsimiles, etc. Illustrated stiff card covers. 25.00

Exhibition catalogue of polar material written by western travelers primarily published in Britain and the USA.

Explorers Club Edition

126. Stefansson, Vilhjalmur. Ultima Thule. Further Mysteries of the Arctic. New York: MacMillan Company, 1940. 1st edition limited to 100 numbered and signed copies by the author and illustrator. (Hardcover) [x],383pp. Very good in good to very good dust jacket. Octavo. Illustrations from drawings by Alexander Popini and sketch maps. Original blue cloth with endpaper illustrations; dust jacket worn, with some chipping along top and bottom edge and closed tear in rear wrapper. Copy #11/100 for members of the Explorers Club, signed by Stefansson, and Popini. Very scarce in this edition. SOLD

A.B. 16871; CF Mattila A21. Stefansson explores the possible voyages of Pytheas and Columbus to the Arctic seas.

127. Stuck, Hudson. Ten Thousand Miles with a Dog Sled. A Narrative of Winter Travel in Interior Alaska. New York: Scribner's Sons, 1914. 1st Edition. (Hardcover) xix,420.. Very good, Octavo. Photogravure frontispiece portrait, and numerous photo plates, some in color, and folding map (at end) showing routes . Original gilt lettered blue cloth; head of spine bumped. 150.00

A.B. 17125. Account of travels by the author while employed for the Episcopal Missions along the rivers of central Alaska and on Seward peninsula.


128. Sutton, Richard L. An Arctic Safari. With Camera and Rifle in the Land of the Midnight Sun. St. Louis: C. V. Mosby Company, 1932. 1st Edition. (Hardcover) 199pp. Very good. Octavo. Illustrations from photos taken by the author, Richard L. Sutton, Jr. And Emmy Lou Sutton, (including frontispiece portrait), and sketch map. Original blue cloth faded; signed (Dick) inscription (probably the author) on front free endpaper.  100.00

A. B. 17247. "An account of a hunting and sight-seeing trip by the author and his family aboard a Norwegian sealer from Norway to Svalbard waters in 1932."

129. Talcott, Dudley Vaill. North of North Cape: The Arctic Voyages of the Norkap II. London: John Lane The Bodley Head, 1936. 1st UK Edition of English Translation. (Hardcover) xiv,319pp. Very good in fine dust jacket. Octavo. Plates (including frontispiece) from photos, drawings, and maps by the author. Original blue cloth; light foxing primarily to edges.  75.00

AB 17390. Account of the activities of the trading company Isak Isaksen Aktieselskap, within the Arctic circle.

130. Taracouzio, T. A. Soviets in the Arctic. An Historical, Economic and Political Study of the Soviet Advance into the Arctic. New York: MacMillan Company, 1938. 1st Edition. (Hardcover) xiv,[2],563pp. Very good. Octavo. 6 double-paged maps and folding map in rear pocket. Gilt lettered red cloth; faint institution blindstamp on title page. 90.00

A study of the Soviet Arctic, including the geography, the exploration before 1917 economic development, and social-cultural reconstruction.

131. Tester, Frank J. Hunting and Trapping Shelters for the Inuit People of Arctic Bay, Northwest Territories. A Proposal. Calgary, Alberta: Environmental Sciences Centre (Kananaskis). University of Calgary, [no date circa 1974]. (Softcover) 2p.l.,xi,8,164 leaves (printed one side only). Very good. Oblong Quarto. Illustrations from photos, drawings, facsimiles, etc. Original cerlox bound illustrated blue art paper covers. SOLD

Cover title: "Okhotak: an Arctic Shelter".

132. Tilman, H.W. Mischief Among the Penguins. London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1961. 1st Edition. (Hardcover) 192pp. Near fine in very good dust jacket. Octavo. Frontispiece and plates (both sides) from photos, and illustrations (maps). Original blue cloth; minor foxing to edges; dust jacket with minor chipping to extremities. SOLD

Neate T39; Spence 1202. Voyage to and climbing on Crozet island in the Indian Ocean.

Rare Trans-Antarctic Ephemera

133. [Trans-Antarctic Expedition. Ross Sea Committee]. Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1956-58 Share Certificate. Trans-Antarctic Expedition. Ross Sea Committee, [no date circa 195-]. (Share Certificate) Good to very good. Printed in green and yellow with map of Antarctica, with proposed route of the expedition and the Ross Dependency quadrant outline in black, black and white photo illustration of Hillary bottom centre. Some edge wear and spotting; 1cm wide toning left side where inserted into binder. SOLD

Share certificate for One Pound towards the cost of the "Great Antarctic Adventure" for the Ross Sea Committee part of Trans-Antarctic Expedition led by Fuch’s. Prime ephemera. The only copy we have encountered.

134. Tremblay, Alfred. Cruise of the Minnie Maud. Arctic Seas and Hudson Bay 1910-11 and 1912-13. Quebec: Arctic Exchange and Publishing Limited, The, 1921. 1st Edition. (Hardcover) xviii,573pp. Very good. Octavo. Plates (including 2 frontispieces) and 2 folding maps (at end). Original gilt illustrated teal cloth with photo illustration on front cover cloth, with royal purple endpapers. Signed at end of dedication R. W. Allen. Compiled and Translated by A. B. Reader. 550.00

A.B. 17969. Account of an expedition in 1912 to prospect for gold in northern Baffin Island by a party of 9 men.

135. Van Campen, Samuel Richard. The Dutch in the Arctic Seas. In Two Volumes. ... Vol. I. A Dutch Arctic Expedition and Route [All Published]. London: Trubner & Co., 1878. 3rd Edition. (Hardcover) xxxvii,263pp. + 9pp. (reviews). Near fine. Octavo. Frontispiece folding colour litho "Map of the North Polar Regions". Original gilt lettered, decorated maroon cloth with coated brown endpapers; occasional minor foxing. The spine is a little dull but otherwise quite a bright copy. SOLD

CF A.B. 18520. Appendix "Chronological Table of Arctic Voyages". A history of Dutch voyages in the Greenland and Barents Seas, with accounts of early whaling, and the belief in an open polar sea.

Rare German Translation of Vancouver's Voyage

136. Vancouver, George. Georg Vancouvers Reisen Nach Dem Nordlichen Theile Der Sudsee Wahrend Der Jahre 1790 Bis 1795. Aus Dem Englischen Ubersetzt Und Mit Anmerkungen Begleitet Von Joh. Friedr. Wilh. Herbst. Berlin: In Der Voissischen Buchhandlung, 1799-1800. 1st German Edition. (Hardcover) 2p.l.16,386;viii,406pp. Very good. Two volumes Octavo. 2 aquatint folding plates, and folding map "Karte von einem Theil der Nordwestlichen Kuste von America zu der reise des Capit George Vancouver in den Jahren 1792, 1793, and 1794... Von D. F. Sotzmann 1800." Paper covered boards with leather spine labels. Translated by Johann Friedrich Wilhelm Herbst. SOLD

CF Lada Mocarski 55. "This is one of the most important voyages for the history and the cartography of the northwest coast in general and of Alaska in particular". This first German edition is not as spectacular a production as the English or first French edition but the large folding map dated 1800 is a particularly nice variation showing the west coast of north America. Series: Magazin Von Merkwurdigen Neuen Reisebeschreibungen. Nos--18 Und 19.

137. Vyvyan, C. C. Arctic Adventure. London: Peter Owen Limited, 1961. 1st Edition. (Hardcover) 172pp. Very good in good to very good dust jacket. Octavo. Plates from photos and sketch map. Original blue cloth; dust jacket with slightly ragged edges and chipping to extremities. Very scarce.  175.00

Account of Lady Vyvyan's account of her journey to the Arctic Circle, then by canoe with a female companion to Fort Yukon 600 miles with Indian guides up the Rat River over the divide into the Yukon and continued on their own 150 miles to Old Crow.

138. Weddell, James. A Voyage Towards the South Pole - Performed in the Years 1822 - 24 Containing an Examination of the Antarctic Sea, to the Seventy-Fourth Degree of Latitude: And a Visit to Tierra Del Fuego, with a Particular Account of the Inhabitants. To Which Is Added, Much Useful Information on the Coasting Navigation of Cape Horn, and the Adjacent Lands, with Charts of Harbours, &C. London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1825. 1st Edition. iv,276pp. Very good. Octavo. Colour frontispiece, 4 engraved plates, 8 maps and 2 folding leaves (coast views). Original errata slip laid in. Nineteenth century quarter brown cloth backed paper covered boards with remains of original spine label laid down. A nice, clean copy of a very scarce work. 3750.00

Rosove 345.A1; Spence 1246. Weddell, on his second sealing voyage to the south, in the brig 'Jane' and the cutter 'Beaufoy', happened upon an exceptionally ice-free year, and sailed south to latitude 74 15 in what is now the Weddell Sea.

Stefansson's Copy

139. Whittaker, James C. Iceland: It's Importance in an Air Age [Cover Title]. London: Royal Institute of International Affairs, [1948]. 1st Separate Printing. (Self wrappers) [ii],13pp. Very good. Octavo. Original wrappers, stapled as issued. Inscribed and signed from the author to Vilhjalmur Stefansson top of title page and with Stefansson library stamp on front and Whittaker's stamp on verso of title page. 85.00

Reprinted from the July 1948 issue of "The World Today".

140. Whymper, Frederick. Travel and Adventure in the Territory of Alaska. London: John Murray, 1868. 1st Edition. (Hardcover) xix,[1],331pp. + 32pp (publisher's catalogue dated April, 1868). Fine. Octavo. Wood-cut plates and illustrations in text and folding map (at end). Original gilt lettered and decorated blindstamped reddish brown cloth with coated black endpapers, uncut; scattered light foxing to title page and frontispiece, preliminary leaves, and catalogue at end. Binder's ticket on rear pastedown. An attractive crisp, clean copy, scarce thus. 600.00

A.B. 19424. "The author was a member of the Western Union Telegraph Co. Expedition ... Traveled in Kamchatka and on the west coast of the Okhotsk Sea; later made journeys up and down the Yukon River from the Norton Sound region. He gives here accounts of his journeys; descriptions of the Chukchis and the Koyukon Indians; historical notes on the region ...". First edition and quite scarce - the U.S. Edition was not published until 1869.

141. [Wilkes, Charles] J. E. Tilton & Co. [Carte de Viste] Photograph of Wilkes in Naval Civil War Uniform of the Union, Seated Casually in a Chair. [Boston, Massachusetts]: J. E. Tilton & Co., 1861. (Photograph) Very good. Carte de Viste (10.4 X 6.3cm overall size). Albumen photograph, slightly faded with some minor spotting in background of image, minor horizontal crease on card mount back with .5" long hairline crack in image; faint name (Capt. Wilkes not a signature) in bottom margin. Rare. SOLD

Charles Wilkes (1798-1877) naval officer and explorer noted for the his command of the U. S. Exploring Expedition (1838-1842) which surveyed part of the Antarctic Coast, Pacific Islands and parts of the American northwest coast. The photograph was produced during the Civil War period when carte de vistes depicting both Union and Confederate officers and soldiers, as well as American political and public figures prominent during the Civil War was popular. Wilkes in 1861 was in command of the San Jacinto, which intercepted the British mail steamer Trent in 1861 and two Confederate agents were forcibly removed, resulting in the so-called "Trent Affair." Wilkes was court martialled in 1864 after a number of later conflicts with the Navy. He was commissioned rear-admiral, retired in 1866. J. E. Tilton & Co. Was a bookseller and publisher of photographic and lithographic cards in Boston (located on 161 Washington Street in 1862)

142. Wilkinson, Clennell. William Dampier. London: John Lane the Bodley Head Ltd., 1929. 1st Edition. (Hardcover) xii,[2],257pp. + [6]pp. (ads). Very good, Octavo. Frontispiece (portrait), 9 plates (including maps), and decorative initials. Blue cloth, with blue top edge. SOLD

One of the standard biographies in the Golden Hind Series.

143. Richard. E-Tooka-Shoo, the Cold Little Eskimo Boy. New York: Julian Messner, Inc., [copyright date 1941]. 1st Edition. (Hardcover) [48]pp. Very good in very good dust jacket. Octavo. Full page illustrations by the author. Original red cloth backed illustrated paper covered boards with endpaper maps Bookplate on verso of front free endpaper; some minor wear to extremities. SOLD

Juvenile. Storyline includes "Sergeant O'Neill of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

144. Winton, John. Hurrah for the Sailor! Life on the Lower-Deck of the Victorian Navy. London: Michael Joseph, 1977. 1st Edition. (Hardcover) 320pp. Fine in fine dust jacket. Octavo. Illustrations in text from facsimiles, etc. SOLD

The life of the sailor in the Royal Navy during the nineteenth century, including the British Arctic Naval Expeditions of Sir John Franklin and Nares, the search for Franklin expeditions, and the long winter night.

145. Wood, Walter A. The Wood Yukon Expedition of 1935 an Experiment in Photographic Mapping. New York: American Geographical Society, 1936. 1st Separate Printing. (Wrappers) [20]pp.. Very good. Octavo. Illustrations from photos, and map. Original gray wrappers. With photocopies of 2 maps indicating routes of the 1935 and 1936 expeditions (one with some annotations in ink) and a 5 page typed letter signed on American Geographical Society letterhead to Dr. William S. Ladd from Walter Wood re Ladd's possible inclusion in a planned 1938 expedition, the letter discusses the possible objectives based on experiences from the previous expeditions. 375.00

Reprinted from the Geographical Review Vol XXVI, No. 2 April, 1936.

146. Woollen, William Watson. Inside Passage to Alaska 1792-1920 with an Account of the North Pacific Coast from the Accounts Left by Vancouver and Other Early Explorers, and from the Author's Journals of Exploration and Travel in That Region. Cleveland, Ohio: Clark, Arthur H., 1924. 1st Edition. (Hardcover) vi,492;318pp. Fine. Two volumes Octavo. 18 plates (including frontispiece portrait in volume I) and one colour map (frontispiece in volume II). Original green cloth, gilt top edge others uncut. 750.00

Tourville 4960; A.B. 19679. A chronicle, including the explorations of Captain Vancouver, with much on the natural history, based on the author's five trips through the area. 1000 copies printed but reportedly the author's family had 500 destroyed.

Always Buying

We are always interested in purchasing polar collections, large or small, and individual items of significance. We can now also offer clients an alternative option of selling their collection of Polar Books or Travel & Exploration through ‘Discovery Book Auctions.’ I would be happy to discuss any individual needs.

 As of June 24, 2008