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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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Sunset at Midnight
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"T31038" "Fullerton, Arthur Grey" "Sunset at Midnight" "Exploration & Travel" "SUNSET AT MIDNIGHT. Professional Publishing Printing, Portland, OR 1969, first printing limited to one thousand signed copies of which this is copy #956, 112 pages, pictorial endpapers, illustrated with B & W photographs. Fullereton's experience as a self-reliant man of action, as a big game hunter in Wyoming prepared him for the arduous life in Alaska where he hunted caribou and other game while he mushed his dog teams along trails beyond the Arctic Circle during twenty-two years as a missionary, with his wife Nancy, along the Yukon in Alaska. Dust jacket and book are Fine. $50.00  ID#: 4772

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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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Payer, Julius
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New Lands within the Arctic Circle
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[T29165] Appleton, N.Y. 1877, first U.S. edition, 399 pages plus 4 pages of ads for other Appleton books. Narrative of the Discoveries of the Austrian ship Tegetthoff in the Years 1872 - 1874. With maps and numerous illustrations from drawings by the author, frontis. in color, Translated from the German. From the Arctic Bibliography "Account of the expedition in the Tegetthoff, under Lts. Karl Weyprecht and Julius Payer, to explore the region north of Novaya Zemlya, the discovery and exploration of Franz Joseph Land, including chapters on auroras, the technique of sledge travel, and the effect of cold. Account of the abandonment of the ship, Mar. 1874 and of the return by sledge and boat May-Sept. 1874." The book has been rebound with the original covers laid on. There is some chipping of several pages near the center of the book restricted to the top margin only, otherwise the text is clean and there are no marks or inscriptions. There is moderate wear to the cover edges. Overall for a book its age, a Very Good copy. Scarce.  ID#: 364

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Rodahl, Kaare
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NORTH, THE NATURE AND DRAMA OF THE POLAR WORLD
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"T30276" Harper, N.Y. 1953, 237 pages, illustrated with B & W photographs, map endpapers in color. Exploration and adventure in the far north. Dust jacket, Near Fine.  ID#: 2517

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