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Amundsen, Roald and Ellsworth, L.
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FIRST CROSSING OF THE POLAR SEA
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"W26754" "" "First Crossing of the Polar Sea." "Polar" ". George H. Doran, N.Y. 1927, first edition, 324 pages, profusely illustrated with B & W photographs. Includes additional chapters by members of the expedition. Heavily financed by Ellsworth, transfer of ownership of the the Italian airship ""N1"" was arranged with Mussolini's support, and it was rechristened ""The Norge."" Umberto Nobile, who had supervised construction and who had operating experience with ""N1"" was chosen as commander of the ""Norge."" The flight in 1926 took Amundsen and Ellsworth across the North Pole from Spitsbergen to Alaska. Flags of the three countries involved, Norway, Italy and the U.S. wer dropped at the Pole. No dust jacket. Moderate wear. Very Good Plus.  ID#: 2685

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Balch, Edwin Swift
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THE NORTH POLE AND BRADLEY LAND
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"W30342" Campion, Philadelphia 1913, first edtion, 4to, TEG, 95 pages, map. The author goes to great length to try to prove that it was Dr. Frederick Cook and not Peary who was first to reach the North Pole. No dust jacket. Minor cover wear, Gilt lettering on cover and spine bright There is a bookplate from the New Mercantile Library on the front pastedow but there are no library stamps in the book or on the spine. A Near Fine copy of a very scarce iterm.  ID#: 2689

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Boas. Franz
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TSIMSHIAN TEXTS
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"T28914" Smithsonian Institution Bulletin 27, Government Printing Office, Washington 1902, 244 pages, 4to, These texts were collected in Kinkolith, at the mouth of the Ness River, during the months of November and December 1894 while the author was engaged in researches under the auspices of the British Association for the Advancement of Sciences. The principal object of these investigations was a study of the Athapascan tribe of Portland canal. The texts are in the Nass River dialect of the Tsimshian language. The dialect is called by the natives Nisqa'E. the texts were obtained from four individuals - Philip, Moses, Chief Mountain and Moody. The greater number of them are myths of the tribe. Olive cover is unfaded and gilt spine lettering is intact. Endpapers have been renewed. Contents are tight and clean without marks or inscriptions. There is moderate edgewear. Overall a Very Good Plus copy of a scarce work.  ID#: 2635

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Carrighar, Sally
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ICEBOUND SUMMER
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"T30296" Alfred A. Knopf, N.Y. 1953, first edition, 262 pages, illustrations by Henry B. Kane. The author re-creates the mood and events when winter briefly relaxes its frozen grip in the Far North. She records the joy and ordeals of animals and humans alike at this climactic moment of their lives -- when life and death are but a step apart, when the hunter becomes the hunted. Dust jacket is complete and Near Fine. The book itself is Fine.  ID#: 2565

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Chapman, F. Spencer
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NORTHERN LIGHTS
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"W30352" Oxford University Press, N.Y. 1933, first American edition, 304 pages, large octavo, illustrated with 64 pages of B & W photographs, map. Foreword by Admiral Richard Byrd. The official account of the British Arctic Air-Route Expedition to Greenland. No dust jacket.The spine label is intact and bright,. The blue cover shows little wear. There is a previous owner signature and date 1934 on the front endpaper. Other than a few scattered minor foxing spots on the page edges, the book is Near Fine.  ID#: 2705

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Counter, S. Allen
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North Pole Legacy; Black, White and Eskimo
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[T29755] U. od Massachusetts Press, Amherst 1991, first edition, 222 pages, historic B & W photgraphs. Dust jacket is slightly chipped. Book has a small remainder mark otherwise Fine.  ID#: 337

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De Poncins, Gontran
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KABLOONA
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"SN29726" Garden City Publishing, N.Y. 1941, first edition, 359 pages plus 32 pages of incredible B & W photographs of Eskimo people and their life, map endpapers, line drawings by the author. ""A white man, journeying alone among the Eskimos, describes their lives, customs and amazing social code in a series of powerful and unforgettable sketches of a people whose civilization is a throw-back to the ice age."" No dust jacket. Has a previous owner bookplate on an interior endpaper. Very Good Plus.  ID#: 3697

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Ellsworth, Lincoln
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THE FIRST CROSSING OF ANTARCTICA
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"T30313" Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.,paper wraps, from theSmithsonian Report for 1937, pages 307-321, with nine B & W plates. . Has a previous owner name neatly stamped on the cover otherwise a Fine copy.  ID#: 2630

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Finnie, Richard
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CANADA MOVES NORTH
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"T27333" Macmillan, N.Y. 1942, 1st printing stated, 227 pages, B & W photos, map endpapers. A book devoted to the Northwest Terrtories by a prominent member of the Explorer's Club . Its history, resources, opportunities. No dust jacket. Clean, tight and Very Good.  ID#: 3201

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Fleming, Fergus
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NINETY DEGREES NORTH, THE QUEST FOR THE NORTH POLE
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"T30462" Grove Press, N.Y. 2001, first American edition stated, 470 pages, illustrated with B & W photographs, paintings and drawings, map.This book is a high octane,swashbuckling history of the:ice-clumped lunatics who vied to conquor ultimate north.. Intrepid, obsessive, sometimes just plain insane, they endured, scurvy, months-long ice traps, unspeakable deprivation, polar bear attacks and sunless minus hundred degree winters that often led to mutiny and madness. Dust jacket is price-clipped otherwise jacket and book are Very Fine.  ID#: 2991

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FRANCIS, DANIEL
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Discovery of the North
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[T29723] Hurtig, Publishers, Edmonton 1986, first edition, 224 pages, B & W photographs and other illustrations, several maps. The Exploration of Canada's Arctic featuring the golden age of arctic exploration from Martin Frobisher in the sixteenth century to the controversial Vilhjamur Stefansson in the early twentieth. Dust jacket and book are Very Fine.  ID#: 341

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Freuchen, Peter
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PETER FREUCHEN'S BOOK OF THE ESKIMOS
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"T30251" World Publishing, Cleveland and N.Y. 1961, 441 pages, illustrated with B & W photographs, map endpapers. An authoritative overview of Eskimo life from a time that will never return. No dust jacket. Except for a couple of bent pages, contents are tight and clean. Very Good.  ID#: 2436

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Gillham, Charles E
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SLED DOG AND OTHER POEMS OF THE NORTH
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"T26060" Standard Publications, Huntington, WV 1950, 1st edition, 4to, 78 pages. The author, a lover of dogs and guns and sporting books wrote for outdoor magazines over several decades. He was vice president of the Outdoor Writers Association, and not since Robert Service has poetry of the Far North been written by such an authority. Previous owner inscription on the half-title page.Slipcase is intact with some wear. The book itself is Fine.  ID#: 2632

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Greely, Adolphus W.
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THREE YEARS OF ARCTIC SERVICE
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"T27702" "" "Three Years of Arctic Service" "Polar" ". Scribner's 1886, first edition, two volumes, Volume I - 428 pages. Volume II - 444 pages, with nearly 100 illustrations made from photographs taken by the party and with the official maps and charts. ""An Account of the Lady Franklin Bay Expedition of 1881-84 and the Attainment of the Farthest North."" Relief parties failed to reach them forcing a march in which all but seven died. Full leather covers show wear and aging especially on the spine and hinges. Black spine label are partially torn off. There are a few water-stains in margins only but this is minor. Overall the text is unmarked and clean. Previous owner's bookplates are on the front "T27702" "Greely, Adolphus W." "Three Years of Arctic Service" "Polar" "THREE YEARS OF ARCTIC SERVICE. Scribners 1886, first edition, two volumes, Volume I - 428 pages. Volume II - 444 pages, with nearly 100 illustrations made from photographs taken by the party and with the official maps and charts. ""An Account of the Lady Franklin Bay Expedition of 1881-84 and the Attainment of the Farthest North."" Relief parties failed to reach them forcing a march in which all but seven died. Full leather covers show wear and aging especially on the spine and hinges. Black spine label are partially torn off. There are a few waterstains in margins only but this is minor. Overall the text is unmarked and clean. Previous owner's bookplates are on the front pastedowns.The endpapers and page edges are marbled Pocket and inserted maps are intact and overall for books this old condition is Good only. endpapers and page edges are marbled Pocket and inserted maps are intact and overall for books this old condition is Good only.  ID#: 3497

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Grierson, John
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HEROES OF THE POLAR SKIES
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"T25004" Meredith Press, N.Y. 1967, 1st U.S. edition, 180 pages, B & W photos, map endpapers. Polar Men and Polar regions, biographies of some of the greatest airmen - Andree, Wellman, Amundsen, Byrd, Nobile, Ellsworth and Wilkins. No dust jacket. Fine.  ID#: 2642

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