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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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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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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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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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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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Heacox, Kim
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SHACKLETON, THE ANTARCTIC CHALLENGE
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"T30742" National Geographic, Washington, D.C. 1999, first edition, large 4to, 215 pages, illustrated with many historic B & W photographs and supplemented with spectacular color plates that complement the activity in the book, map endpapers.An extremely well written book that reveals much insight into the famous explorer and his leadership.. Dust jacket, Very Fine.  ID#: 3805

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Hunt, William R.
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Arctic Passage
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[T27709] Scribner's, N.Y. 1975, 1st edition, 395 pages, B & W photos. The turbulent history of the land and people of the Bering Sea 1697 - 1975. For over two and a half centuries, men traveled north to the land bridge comprising the Aleutian-Commander Islands. This is the story of some of the adventurers who came to this remote area. Dust Jacket, Fine.  ID#: 347

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Jenness, Diamond
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The People of the Twilight
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[T29856] University of Chicago Press 1975 reprint, 250 pages, B & W illustrations. Two years among the Eskimos above the Arctic Circle - an intimate account of a primitive life now extinct. Paper wraps. Fine.  ID#: 349

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Keely, Robert N and Davis, G.G.
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In Arctic Seas, the Voyage of the "Kite"
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[T26759] Rufus C. Hartranft, Philadelphia 1892, first edition, 524 pages, illustrated by maps, portraits and photographic views. Narrative of the expedition of 1891 to convey Peary to the northwestern shore of Greenland and of the second voyage of the "Kite" in 1892 to bring the party home again, "The Peary Relief Expedition." Pictorial cover somewhat dull. There is a previous owner inscription dated 1892 on an interior endpaper page, Although the cover shows some discoloration and wear the book is solid and tight and the pages are clean. Overall a Very Good copy.  ID#: 351

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LOPEZ, BARRY
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ARCTIC DREAMS
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[020149] NEW YORK: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1986, 1986. Hardcover. / Dust Jacket Included. BOMC. The author's studies, reflections and inspiration about and from the Arctic regions. Fine/Very Good Plus DJ slightly worn.  ID#: 352

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Members of the Expedition
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The Voyage of the Chelyuskin
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[T29161] Macmillan, N.Y. 1935, first U.S. edition, 325 pages, illustrated with many B & W photographs and maps. Translated from the Russian by Alec Brown.The Chelyuskin was a Soviet steamship exploring a northern route between Murmansk and Vladivostok in 1933 and 1934. The ship became trapped and eventually crushed by great ice floes. This Soviet polar expediton included professors and scientists in many fields and these individuals tell their story as do the airmen who rescued the members of the expediton. Although the cover shows moderate wear, the lettering on cover and spine is bright. The book is tight, clean and without any marks or inscriptions. There is no dust jacket. A Very Good Plus copy.  ID#: 357

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Merk, Frederick (editor)
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Fur Trade and Empire - George Simpson's Journal 1824-25
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[T27727] Published by the Belknap Press of Harvard University Press 1968, 370 pages, map. "Remarks Connected with the Fur Trade in the Course of a Voyage from York Factory to Fort George and Back to York Factory 1824-25." This was a voyage to organize the fur trade monopoly of the Hudson Bay Company. Dust Jacket, Very Fine.  ID#: 358

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Nansen, Fridtjof
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NANSEN IN THE FROZEN WORLD
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"T26797" John C. Winston, Philadelphia printing of the A. J. Holman, Philadelphia 1897, 1st edition, 531 pages, profusely illustrated. Arranged and edited by S.L Berens. The ""Fram"" expedition preceded by a biography of the great explorer and copious extracts from Nansen's ""First Crossing of Greenland;"" also an account by Elvind Astrop of life among the people near the Pole and his journey across Northern Greenland with Lieut. R.E. Peary, U.S.N. followed by a brief history of the principal earlier Arctic explorations by John E. Read. Pictorial cover of the ""Fram"" in the pack ice along with a polar bear. Cover shows considerable wear. However, internally the hinges are tight and the contents are solid, There are no marks or inscriptions. There are occasional foxing spots in the text. Overall a Good only copy.  ID#: 3078

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Nelson, Richard K.
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SHADOW OF THE HUNTER, STORIES OF ESKIMO LIFE
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466 T30846 University of Chicago Press 1980, first edition, 282 pages, illustrated with B & W drawings by Simon Koonook. This is a collection of stories based upon the author's experiences in an Eskimo village of the Tareogmiut or ""people of the sea."" The stories follow a group of hunters and their families through the cycle of an arctic year. A vast amount of information is conveyed in these stories, as well as a sense of the character of the people and the land in which they live. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. Dust jacket and book are Fine.  ID#: 4124

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Nelson, Richard K.
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SHADOW OF THE HUNTER, STORIES OF ESKIMO LIFE
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466 T30846 University of Chicago Press 1980, first edition, 282 pages, illustrated with B & W drawings by Simon Koonook. This is a collection of stories based upon the author's experiences in an Eskimo village of the Tareogmiut or ""people of the sea."" The stories follow a group of hunters and their families through the cycle of an arctic year. A vast amount of information is conveyed in these stories, as well as a sense of the character of the people and the land in which they live. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. Dust jacket and book are Fine.  ID#: 4125

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