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Peep at the Esquimaux, or, Scenes on the Ice, to Which Is Annexed, a Polar Pastoral.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.: Montreal. Osiris Publications, Montreal. 1973., 12mo, 17cm, viii,58,p., many illustrations, facsimile edition, limited to 500 copies, stiff red wraps with paper label, near fine (Ads). Reprint of an Arctic juvenile, written in 1825 in narrative poetic style, on the manners and customers of the Eskimo.
$10.00 Book Number: 20750 Order / Enquire
The Copper Eskimos. An area economic survey. 1963.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.: Ottawa. Industrial Division, Department of Northern Affairs and National Resources. 1964., 4to, 27.5cm., v,194p., illustrated with 17 black and white photographs, 14 maps, 40 tables, 1 figure, 15 appendices, stiff printed wraps, reinforced spine, fine copy (Ads).
$20.00 Book Number: 22683 Order / Enquire
AMERICAN Geographical Society, Bulletin of the
Vox XIX, No. 3. Sept 30th, 1887.
New York. The Society. 1887., 8vo. Pp225-336, folding map, original printed wraps, slightly dust worn else near fine Contains: Peary, R.E. A Reconnaissance of the Greenland Inland Ice. - Boas, F. Census and Reservations of the Kwakiutl Nation. Etc.
$70.00 Book Number: 17300 Order / Enquire
Canadian Alphabet Canadien.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.: Montreal. BernardAmtmann. 1956., 4to, 27.5cm, 209,p., leaves, with a check-list of theCatalogues issued by Bernard Amtmann since 1948, listing 3233 books,pamphlets etc., in quarter wine fabrikoid and grey boards, gilt spinetitles, a few additional annotations in the verso, very good sound copy(gar).
$40.00 Book Number: 33917 Order / Enquire
Nordostpassagen, Maudfaerden Langs Asiens Kyst 1918 - 1920. H. U. Sverdrups Ophold Blandt Tsjuktsjerne Godfred Hansens Depotekspedition 1919-1920.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.: Kjobenhavn, Berlin, London. Kristiania Gyldendalske Boghandel . 1921., thick tall8vo, The First Edition, [viii],467p., portrait, numerous plates and illustrations from photographs, with 5 maps (4 folding), title page printed in red and black, bound in contemporary half dark brown morocco, light brown on the spine, blind ruled raised bands, double crushed morocco labels in gilt ruled top and bottom borders, ink stain on the top front corner affecting the first seven leaves, otherwise fine condition, attractively bound. (Ar) A.B. 399. Popular narrative of the first two years of Amundsen's Maud expedition, 1918-1925, undertaken to attempt a drift in waters north of Siberia and to make oceanographic, meteorological, aerological and magnetic observations. Contains plans for the expedition, account of the voyage from Norway, July 1918, via Khabarovo, and Dikson Harbor, to the Cape Cheluyuskin coast and the wintering there, Sept. 1918 - Aug. 1919. Describes the preparation of the Maud for wintering, erection of an observatory on the coast, daily life, hunting and sledge trips during the spring of 1919 to explore and map Cape Chelyuskin. .
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"The North West Passage". Being the Record of a Voyage of Exploration of the Ship "Gjoa" 1903-1907, by Roald Amundsen with a Supplement by First Lieutenant Hansen, Vice-Commander of the Expedition. With about one hundred and thirty-nine illustrations and three maps.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.: London. Archibald Constable and Company. 1908., 23cm, the First Edition, in 2 volumes, xiii,335 & ix,397pp., with two gravure frontis plates (portrait & ships), and 237 plates and illustrations, 3 maps (2 folding in rear pocket), original gilt stamped and decorated dark green cloth, bevelled boards, top edges gilt, complete with half titles, wanting the front blank free fly in both volumes, some slight unobtrusive foxing on the preliminary leaves of both volumes, fine condition. (cgc) Cooke p299. A.B. 402. Narrative of the first expedition to navigate the Northwest Passage in a single vessel, the expedition that brought Amundsen to prominence as a polar explorer. In 1901 he gave up the idea of medicine and decided to become an explorer. After several months in Hamburg studying the science of terrestrial magnetism, he purchased an old ship, the Gjoa, 70ft long and thirty years old. He put in a 14 hp engine; then, with six dogs and enough provisions on board, he got under way with a crew of six on 17 June, 1903. His aim was to find the North-West Passage which had been sought in vain since the time of John Cabot. In September, he crossed Peel Sound and anchored in a sheltered bay on King William Island. Eskimos came up to him who knew of the existence of white men by oral tradition only. Seventy-two years earlier, James Ross, had sailed in these regions with Parry. Amundsen bought tooth and bone necklaces and clothes which later enriched the Oslo museum. He also spent two winters learning about the Eskimo way of life. In Oct. 1905, he set out again for the North-West Passage. On August 30th the Gjoa entered the Nome roadstead. For the first time in world history a ship sailing north of America had found a way from the Atlantic to the Pacific.
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The South Pole. An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the "Fram", 1910-1912.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.: Toronto. Bell and Cockburn. 1912., thick8vo. 22.5cm, The First Canadian Edition, (British sheets and binding, first issue), in 2 volumes, xxxv,392 & x,449p., with 103 plates containing 138 illustrations from photographs including 2 frontis portraits, 21 charts and maps (including 3 folding), in the original dark burgundy cloth, gilt spine and cover titles, colour vignette of the Norwegian flag on the spines and upper covers, border ruled in orange on the upper covers, t.e.g., minimal foxing on the endpapers, a fine set. (cgc) Rosove 9.A3, but corresponds to 9.A1. First edition, first issue; (plates not moved). A corner stone in any collection of books on the Antarctic. - Norwegian Capt ain Roald Amundsen's modest account of his extraordinary South Pole exploit is a classic in exploration literature. (Rosove 9.a.1.). - Amundsen dreamed of performing in the Antarctic the feat which Peary had accomplished in the Arctic, namely the conquest of the Pole. Having heard that the British explorer Robert Falcon Scott was preparing to do the same thing, with considerable material resources, his one desire was to forestall him. On 9 August, 1910, he sailed from Akersfus (Norway), aboard the Fram. - No Polar Expedition Was Ever Better Prepared. They took a whole house, 25ft by 11ft, 15 tents, each of which could accommodate 16 men, 10 sledges, dogs from Greenland, and provisions in abundance. Scott had left England on June 5th with even more equipment and a larger party but subsequent events showed that he lacked the polar sense' which Amundsen possessed in common with so many of his compatriots. Amundsen was one of the greatest polar explorers in history.
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Med Ornen Mot Polen.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.: Stockholm. Albert Bonniers Forlag. 1930., 8vo. 23cm, 488p., numerous plates, illustrations, maps, folding maps (including rear folding colour map), blue cloth, very good copy (ads). - This edition appears to have more facsimiles and illustrations than the English language editions. See Ricks p24 for the English edition. For other Andree titles, Arctic Biblio. 489-499. The story of Andree's polar flight in a balloon in 1897 and the accidental discovery of the remains of his party on White Island in 1930. Arctic Bibliography, 17276.
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Andree's Story. The Complete Record of His Polar Flight, 1897. From the diaries and journals of S.A. Andree, Nils Strindberg, and K. Fraenkel, found on White Island in the Summer of 1930 and edited by the Swedish Society for Anthropology and Geography.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.: New York. Viking Press. 1930., 24cm, 389p. with 44 illustrations and 8 maps and diagrams, plus 12 plates of photographs taken by the expedition, original blue cloth titles and decorations stamped in silver, cloth faded, a very good copy. (ar) Andre, Strindberg, and Fraenkel started a polar flight in 1897 in a hot air balloon named the Eagle. The journey was doomed and thirty three years their camp and equipment were discovered. The diaries, records and films recovered were used to produce this account.
$30.00 Book Number: 39002 Order / Enquire
Alaska. Handbook, No.86. August, 1897.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.: Washington. Bureau of American Republics. 1897., 23cm, 133p., issued without the map, printed wraps, some library stamps, very good. (ads)
$25.00 Book Number: 37363 Order / Enquire
Alaska. Handbook No. 86. August, 1897.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.: Washington. Bureau of American Republics. 1897., 23cm, 133p., with large colour folding map 43x 69cm, wrap stained, otherwise a very good copy.(ar)
|$50.00||Book Number: 37640||Order / Enquire|
Christmas in Iceland, 1940. (cover title). A happy Xmas and a good new Year. Gledileg jol og farasekt nyar. 1.Publisher, I.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.: Gudmundsson. Printed by Vikingsprent h.f., ., 4to. 28cm, 32p., with 20 illustrations (including 12 fromphotographs entitled "Occupation of Iceland, May 10, 1940), printedon fragile war time economy paper, colour illustrated wraps onbetter paper, very rare, WorldCAt locates only one copy. (ads) Articles include: Iceland invades England; The General's PolarBear; The Mad Girl from Miklabaer (Ghost Story); Snippets fromIceland's Past; Occupation of Iceland, Pictures;.
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With Captain Scott at the South Pole. A Series of 25 Cigarette Cards, issued by Fry's Pure Cocoa.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.: Np. ., each 3.5x 6.5cm, being 25 captioned cards, description on the verso, a fine complete set, scarce. (Ar) A striking collection of illustrated cigarette cards denoting Antarctic explorer Robert Scott's expedition to the South Pole. Cards include portraits of Scott, Evans, views of the ships, landscape and penguins.
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ARCTIC - Book Catalogue]. AMTMANN, Bernard
Arctic & Antarctic.Catalogue 133.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.: Montreal. Bernard Amtmann, Inc. 1960., 4to. 28cm, 54p.,stapled printed wraps, some margin annotating, very good. (ads)
$25.00 Book Number: 33505 Order / Enquire
Polar Exploration. A Second Series of 25 Cigarette Cards, issue by John Player & Sons.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.: Nottingham. Imperial Tobacco Company. N.d. c.., each 3.5x 6.5cm, being 25 captioned colour cards, descriptions on the verso, a fine complete set. (Ar) A striking collection of illustrated cigarette cards denoting Polar exploration from Francis Drake through the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition. Includes portrait cards of Amundsen, Captain Scott, Commander Evans, Dr. Wilson and Lieut. Bowers. Several cards in duplicate.
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