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Face the North Wind

By Karras, A.L.

Don Mills: Burns & Maceachern [0-88768-064-X] 1975. (Trade paperback) 191pp. Near fine. Illustrations. "In the 1920s, when much of Northern Saskatchewan was still uncharted wilderness - before the era of snowmobiles, fly-in camps, and sophisticated radio communication - two hardy Canadians began a career of trapping fur bearing animals in the lonely country North of Cree Lake in Saskatchewan. Setting their trap lines in adjacent territories, but rarely meeting through the winter, Fred and Ed became experts in wilderness survival techniques, frequently camping overnighton the trail in the extreme cold of midwinter". Time Period 1920's. Locale: Cree Lake--Saskatchewan; Northern Saskatchewan; Prairie Provinces; Saskatchewan--Canada; Western Canada. (Arctic/Polar, Arctic Life, History--Canada, Hunting, Survival, Trapping, Wilderness).


Salal; Listening for the Northwest Understory

By Ricou, Laurie

Edmonton: NeWest Press 978-1-987126-22-6 [978-1-987126-22-6] 2007. (Trade paperback) 263pp. Very good plus. Photographs, illustrations, bibliography, index, musical notation. "Salal is a unique book about a commonplace plant. Part travel narrative, part literary memoir, part 'ethnography' of a plant that usually goes unnoticed, Laurie Ricou traces the poetry and culture of salal while letting readers in on its secrets. Salal's high-gloss leaves and delicate salmon-white flowers are compelling, and as a staple of the floral greens industry, its impact is global". Book about Salal--Plant. Locale: North America. (Travel, Ethnography, Memoir, Natural History, Plants, Travel and Adventure).


The British Commonwealth and Empire

By Turner, W.J. (editor)

London: William Collins 1945. (Hardcover) 323pp. Very good plus, no dust jacket. Brown cloth with gilt lettering to the spine. Illustrated map endpapers, maps, photographs, black and white and color plates, index. The corners are lightly bumped. "Like all things which have grown naturally, and through a long period of time, the British Commonwealth and Empire has the complicated organisation of life rather than the clear-cut structure of an abstract plan. It coheres round a centre of gravity and it is this centre of gravity which is the most important thing about it and which is indicated by the apparently simple word 'British'" - from the Introduction. Locale: Africa; British Commonwealth; British Empire; Canada; India. (Travel/Adventure, Adventure and Adventurers, Description and Travel, Travel).


My Way Was North; An Alaskan Autobiography

By Dufresne, Frank (Illustrations by Rachel S. Horne.)

New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston 1972, 4th printing. (Hardcover) 274pp. Near fine in very good plus dust jacket. Illustrations. The dust jacket is price-clipped and the back panel has been damp. "Frank Dufresne went to Alaska as a young man to recover from the spiritual fatigue of World War I, and almost immediately, the two - Dufresne and Alaska - became inseparable. In his autobiography, the author of No Room for Bears also writes a loving biography of the rough, beautiful and exciting place that was Alaska in the 1920's and 30's". Time Period 1920's & 1930's. Illustrations by Rachel S. Horne. Introduction by Corey Ford. Locale: Alaska--United States; Yukon--Canada. (Arctic/Polar, Autobiography, Natural History).


Snowshoe Country

By Jaques, Florence Page (Illustrations by Francis Lee Jaques.)

Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press 1945, 2nd printing. (4to) 110pp. Very good in good dust jacket. Illustrated endpapers, illustrations. The dust jacket is clipped, has four one-inch chips to the front panel and a two-inch closed tear to the back panel, and there is a previous owner's name in ink on the dedication page. "From their headquarters on Gunflint Lake, these two good companions traveled by snowshoe and dog team to lumber camps and trappers' cabins, across frozen lakes, and through deep pine woods. Except for an occasional visit to the fishing villages nad rangers' stations of Lake Superior's North Shore, only the weekly Wilderness Express, half truck, half bus, reminded them of the world outside". Illustrations by Francis Lee Jaques. Locale: America; Canada; Minnesota--United States; Ontario. (Travel, Dog Sledding, Outdoor Life, Snowshoeing, Travel and Adventure).


A Guide to Biblical Sites in Greece and Turkey
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A Guide to Biblical Sites in Greece and Turkey

By Fant, Clyde E. (With Mitchell G. Reddish.)

Oxford: Oxford University Press 978-0-19-5139181 [978-0-19-5139181] 2003. (Trade paperback) 395pp. Very good plus. Notes, maps, photographs, tables, glossary, index. There is a light diagonal crease to the front cover. "Nearly two-thirds of the New Testament - including all of the letters of Paul, most of the book of Acts, and the book of Revelation - is set outside of Israel, in either Turkey or Greece. Yet up until now there has been no definitive guidebook for these important sites. In A Guide to Biblical Sites in Greece and Turkey, two well-known, well-traveled biblical scholars offers a fascinating historical and archaeological guide to the sites". Locale: Greece; Turkey. (Travel, Archaeology, Biblical Scholarship, Christianity, History--Ancient, New Testament).


Inua; Spirit World of the Bering Sea Eskimo

By Fitzhugh, William W. (With Susan A. Kaplan.)

Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press [0-87474-429-6] 1982. (4to paperback) 295pp. Very good. Maps, photographs, illustrations, diagrams, charts, references. The back cover is rubbed with a minor crease near the edge. "Life abounds in the magnificent collection of objects acquired from Bering Sea Eskimo communities more than a century ago for the Smithsonian Institution by Edward William Nelson. From 1877 to 1881, Nelson lived among the Eskimos in this remote region of Alaska, collecting every imaginable commonplace object, from intricately carved bag handles and earrings to elegantly fashioned wooden boxes, speaks, and ceremonial masks" - from the Foreword. Introduction by Richard S. Fiske. Locale: Arctic; Bering Sea. (Arctic/Polar, Bering Sea Eskimos, Crafts--Inuit, Inuit, Ivory--Inuit, Masks--Inuit, Sculpture--Inuit).


Footsteps of Scott

By Crockett, W. S.

Edinburgh: T. N. Foulis 1909. (Hardcover) 219pp. Very good, no dust jacket. Tan with gilt lettering and decorative device to spine and cover. Color illustrated plates, notes, index. The bottom edge of the front cover is worn through near the corner and there is an ink inscription to a previous owner on the half-title page. "The chapters that follow are biographical and topographical. There is no need for a new Life of Scott; and the present little volume makes no claim to be regarded as such. It is written chiefly for those who desire to have recorded, within brief space, the salient features respecting Sir Walter and his Land. Some fresh facts will be found here and there" - from the Preface. Book about Sir Walter Scott. Locale: Scotland. (Travel, Abbeys, Biography, Travel and Adventure).


In Memory of Lord Byron's Sojourn at St. Lazarus; En Souvenir du Sejour de Lord Byron a St. Lazare

By Author Unknown (Letters of George Gordon Byron, Lord.)

Venice: San Lazarro 1955. (Oblong 4to paper covers) np. Very good. Illustrations, photographs. The bottom corner of the front cover has been torn away, a small ink marking on the front cover, and minor chipping and edgewear to the back cover and pages. "Armenian album on Byron; Byron's Letters and Journals with biographical notes". Letters of George Gordon Byron, Lord. Book about George Gordon Byron, Lord. Locale: St. Lazarus. (Travel, Souvenir Book, Travel).


Constantinople and the Scenery of the Seven Churches of Asia Minor. Second Series

By Walsh, Robert (Engraving by Thomas Allom.)

London: Fisher, Son, & Co. [circa 1840]. (4to) Very good. Marbled boards over three-quarter leather. The second volume only. 49 plates, some with spotting and most with tissue-guards, double-page map of the Mediterranean dated 1840, index. The covers rubbed and worn around the edges. Engraving by Thomas Allom. Locale: Constantinople; Istanbul; Turkey. (Travel).


The Top of the World Trilogy (Includes Ordeal by Ice; Polar Passion; Tundra.)

By Mowat, Farley

Toronto: McClelland and Stewart [0-7710-6585-X] 1973. (Trade paperback) 427, 365, 415pp. Very good. Each volume is signed and inscribed by the author. 3 volumes in very good slipcase. Photographs, illustrations, maps, bibliography, index. A previous owner's name in two of the volumes, and edgewear to the slipcase. Book about John Franklin, Samuel Hearne, Henry Hudson, Alexander MacKenzie & Fridtjof Nansen. Includes Ordeal by Ice, The Polar Passion & Tundra. Locale: North Pole. (Arctic/Polar).


Around the World on a Floating Palace

By Nichols, James T. (Previously published in Peoples Popular Monthly.)

Des Moines: Nichols Book & Travel Co. 1923. (Hardcover) 239pp. Very good, no dust jacket. Tan cloth with cover illustration. Errata, photographs, illustrations, maps, tables. The front cover is lightly soiled and the errata slip has caused toning. "This book is a record of a voyage around the world. Eight hundred and ten cruisers encircled the globe on a palatial ocean liner. It was the largest company on the largest steamship that ever undertook such a journey. The story was written for Peoples Popular Monthly, published in des Moines, Iowa, and is published in book form with the permission of the publishers of this journal" - from the Introductory Word. Previously published in Peoples Popular Monthly. Book about Ocean Travel. (Travel, Ocean Liners, Steamships, Travel and Adventure).


Commando Climber

By Banks, Mike

London: J. M. Dent & Sons 1955, 1st printing. (Hardcover) 240pp. Very good plus in very good plus dust jacket. Color frontispiece, photographic plates, illustrations. The spine is gently worn and the dust jacket is price-clipped and lightly worn with a 3 / 4-inch closed tear to the top of the back panel near the spine and a shallow chip to the top of the spine. "Here is a book on mountain climbing and exploration which is an entirely new departure from the well-beaten track, not only in respect of its subject-matter, but also in its style and presentation". Foreword by John Hunt. (Travel, Exploration, Mountain Climbing, Outdoor Life, Rock Climbing, Travel, War Stories).


History Hunting in the Yukon

By Gates, Michael

Madeira Park: Lost Moose 978-1-55017-477-9 [978-1-55017-477-9] 2010. (Trade paperback) 256pp. Near fine. Maps, illustrations, photographs, index. "History Hunting in the Yukon reveals fascinating accounts from Canada's northern territory, such as the true story behind the legendary gunfighter Jack Dalton, a tough and menacing figure who stole his famed trail from the Tlingit of Alaska; and the pioneer woman, Frances Muncaster, a slim beauty who mined for gold on Squaq Creek, and was as comfortable in elegant evening gowns as she was in rugged prospecting gear and snowshoes at forty below". Locale: Arctic--Canada; Western Canada; Yukon--Canada. (Arctic/Polar, Canada, Pioneer Life, Prospecting).


The North Pole: A Narrative History (Publisher series: National Geographic Adventure Classics.)

By Brandt, Anthony (editor)

Washington: National Geographic Adventure Classics [978-079224113] 2005. (Trade paperback) 413pp. Near fine. Remainder mark on the bottom edge. "Included in this volume is the story of mutiny aboard Henry Hudson's 1610 expedition; the harrowing tale of a crazed murderer among John Franklin's first Arctic expedition and the disappearance of 139 men on his second; and the triumphant account of Robert E. Peary, who sacrificed 9 toes in his quest to reach the North Pole. Despite the difficulties, these men developed an appetite for the cold and the hardship, and luckily for us, they wrote endlessly about their adventures". Book about John Franklin, Henry Hudson & Robert E. Peary. Publisher series: National Geographic Adventure Classics. Locale: Arctic. (Arctic/Polar, Exploration, Explorers, History--Canada).


1001 Lost, Buried or Sunken Treasures; Facts for Treasure Hunters

By Coffman, F. L.

New York: Thomas Nelson & Sons 1960, 3rd printing. (Hardcover) 277pp. Very good, no dust jacket. Diagrams, photographs, tables. The covers and edges are lightly soiled. "It has been determined by research that hidden in the soil or sunken in wrecks in the waterways of the world, there is about $300,000,000,000 invaluable cargoes, the greater part of which can be recovered by employing the modern equipment available. For many years the author has conducted a program of research that attempted to compile and authenticate facts and clues in a manner that would help persons interested in recovering the tremendous hoards that lie in rotting hulks and hidden places". Book about Buried Treasure, Sunken Treasure & Treasure Hunting. (Travel, Deep Sea Diving, Travel and Adventure, Treasure).


Black Magic

By Morand, Paul (Contributor Walter White; Illustrations by Aaron Douglas.)

London: William Heinemann Ltd. 1929, 1st printing. (Hardcover) 196pp. Very good, no dust jacket. Marbled brown and red cloth with title labels on cover and spine. Eight black and white illustrated plates. The spine is chipped and edgeworn at the top and bottom. "A party in the mansion of the Dukes of Re, in the Rue de l'Universite. 12.45 a.m. A string of motor-cars, above and below the Louis XV residence, from the Palais-Bourbon to the Rue du Bac. Not until she woke up at midday had Sophie Taylor the Negress, better known as 'Congo,' decided to arrange a little party. It would be after the dress-rehearsal of the super-revue 'Paris-Cochon' in which she was starring" - from the text. Book about Black Culture. Time Period 1920's. Contributors include Walter White. Illustrations by Aaron Douglas. Translated by Hamish Miles. Locale: Africa; Antilles; United States. (Travel, Travel and Adventure).


The Voyage of the 'Discovery'; With Illustrations and Maps; New Edition; In Two Volumes

By Scott, Robert F.

London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1907. (Hardcover set) 410, 387pp. Very good plus, no dust jacket. Two volumes in navy blue cloth with gilt lettering on the front cover and spine and a paste-down illustration on each front cover. Top edge gilt, frontispieces, illustrations, photographs, fold-out maps, advertisements. A light dampstain on the front cover of vol. 2, the bottom right corner of both volumes has a small light scuff mark, and there is a three-inch-long diagonal closed tear in the fold-out maps at the end of the both volumes. "Strange as it may seem, the greater part of this story had been enacted before I realised that it would devolve on me to narrate it in book form. When first I saw vaguely this unwelcome task before me there was fresh in my mind not only the benefit which we had derived from studying the records of former Polar voyages, but the disappointment which he had sometimes suffered from the insufficient detail which they provided. It appeared to me in consequence that the first object in writing an account of a Polar voyage was the guidance of future voyagers; the first duty of the writer was to his successors" - from the Preface. Book about Robert Falcon Scott & South Pole Expedition. Time Period 1901-1904. (Antarctica, Exploration--Antarctic, Explorers--England, Ships, Voyages and Travels).


Once upon an Eskimo Time
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Once upon an Eskimo Time

By Wilder, Edna

Fairbanks: University of Alaska Press 978-1-60223-056-9 [978-1-60223-056-9] 1987. (Trade paperback) 183pp. Near fine. Illustrations. There is a previous owner's name and address on the half-title page. "In Once upon an Eskimo Time, Edna Wilder retells a year in her Eskimo mother's life. Wilder's mother, Minnie Nedercook, grew up in the village of Rocky Point and didn't see a white man until she was in her early teens. Wilder eloquently captures the oral storytelling traditions of her people and employs descriptions of the weather and harsh climates of Alaska's Norton Sound to illustrate the hardiness of her mother's spirit". (Arctic/Polar, Arctic Life, Arctic/Polar, Biography, Eskimos, Indigenous Peoples, Inuit Art, Inuit Life, Storytelling).


The Book of Glasgow Anecdote

By Malloch, D. MacLeod

London: T. N. Foulis 1913, reprint. (Hardcover) 396pp. Very good plus, no dust jacket. Brown cloth with gilt lettering on the spine. Black and white and color illustrated plates, plan, maps, index. The top edge is darkened near the spine. "It is perhaps well to state at the outset that this book does not pretend to be in any sense a history of Glasgow. It is neither more nor less than its title sets forth, namely, A Book of Anecdote. But so far as possible the incidents narrated in the various sections have been arranged chronologically, in order to convey to the reader a certain idea of the changing manners and customs of the people of Glasgow" - from the "Chapter One Introductory". Locale: Glasgow--Scotland. (Travel, Anecdotes, Culture, History--Scotland, Local History, Society, Travel).


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