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A Woman’s Trip to Alaska:  Being an Account of a Voyage through the Inland  Seas of the Sitkan Archipelago in 1890
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A Woman’s Trip to Alaska: Being an Account of a Voyage through the Inland Seas of the Sitkan Archipelago in 1890

By Collis, Septima M.

NY: Cassell Publishing Company. Very Good with no dust jacket; Boards sunned and rubbed, rear hinge . cracked.. 1890. First Edition. Hardcover. Red cloth spine with gilt design of totem pole and blue cloth sides. Top edges gilt. xvi, 194pp. Folding frontispiece color folding panorama view of the facade of Muir Glacier, Alaska. Color map and 86 other illustrations by American Bank Note Company from Mrs. Collis photographs. Some illustrations are tinted in color. Introductory letter by General William T. Sherman. Septima Mary Levy Collis was the daughter of a Jewish Charleston planter who married Irish-American Civil War General C. H. T. Collis in 1861 and wrote of her conflicting loyalties in her 1889 memoir "A Woman's War Record". She set aside her summer at Saratoga plans in 1890 for a cross-country railroad trip from New York City to Tacoma, Washington. From there, she embarked on a steamship that sailed along the Pacific Coast, along British Columbia up into Alaska. .

$75.00

Salamina
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Salamina

By Kent, Rockwell

NY: Harcourt, Brace and Company. Very Good with no dust jacket; Boards lightly worn and sunned.. 1935. Later Printing. Hardcover. xix, 336pp. Navy cloth decorated in silver on spine. 23 sepia-toned plates and numerous other illustrations by Kent. Memoir of Kent's 1931-32 Greenland visit. .

$17.00

Alaska Crude:  Visions of the Last Frontier
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Alaska Crude: Visions of the Last Frontier

By Andrasko, Kenneth

Boston: Little, Brown and Company. Very Good; Covers rubbed, water spot on front cover.. 1977. First Edition. Softcover. 0316338796 . Photos by Marcus Halevi. vii, 152pp. Pre-Exxon Valdez oil spill photo-essay about the Alaskan pipeline and oil drilling. .

$13.00

A Victorian Earl in the Arctic:  The Travels and Collections of the Fifth  Earl of Lonsdale 1888-89
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A Victorian Earl in the Arctic: The Travels and Collections of the Fifth Earl of Lonsdale 1888-89

By Krech III, Shepard

Seattle: University of Washington Press. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1989. First Edition. Hardcover. 0295968826 . Biographical introduction by J. V. Beckett. Preface by James Lowther. Introduction by J. C. H. King. Notes, bibliography, index, photos, illustrations. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 207 pages .

$12.00

Shackleton:  His Antarctic Writings
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Shackleton: His Antarctic Writings

By Ralling, Christopher (editor) ; Shackleton Ernest

London: British Broadcasting Corp.. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Sticker ghost and stain on front free . endpaper, jacket rubbed and chipped with two small closed tears.. 1983. First Printing. Hardcover. 0872260828 . Blue cloth. Endpaper map, maps, 58 black and white photographs and 28 color illustrations. Christopher Rallings biographical commentary provides a framework for Shackleton's own words, setting them in their time, and painting a vivid picture of the personality clashes which lay behind the heroic effort to reach the South Pole. ; 264 pages .

$40.00

The Face of the Arctic:  A Cameraman’s Story in Words and Pictures of Five  Journeys Into the Far North
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The Face of the Arctic: A Cameraman’s Story in Words and Pictures of Five Journeys Into the Far North

By Harrington, Richard

NY: Henry Schuman, Inc.. Good in Good dust jacket; Hinges weakened, edges rubbed, jacket chipped . and tape repaired on the reverse.. 1952. First Printing. Hardcover. 1125926430 . Pictorial cloth binding, black topstain. xii, 369 pages. Pictorial endpaper, black and white photographs, endpaper map. A record in words and photographs of five trips the author took to the Canadian far north. He traveled more than 3,000 miles by dog team, adventuring with several eskimos communities and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. .

$10.00

Mrs. Chippy's Last Expedition:  The Remarkable Journey of Shackleton's  Polar-Bound Cat
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Mrs. Chippy's Last Expedition: The Remarkable Journey of Shackleton's Polar-Bound Cat

By Alexander, Caroline

London: Bloomsbury. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1997. Fourth Printing. Hardcover. 0747535272 . xvii, 170 pages. Black and white photos and illustrations, Endurance crew list. The cheeky tale of this feline crew member of the Endurance who was said to like the breeze in his whiskers and adventure on the horizon. .

$15.00

N by E
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N by E

By Kent, Rockwell

NY: Literary Guild. Very Good with no dust jacket; Boards grubby, owner name on front free . endpaper.. 1930. Hardcover. xi, 281 pp. Decorative buckram with green compass design on front boards. 8 full-page and numerous other illustrations by the author. A record of his voyage to Greenland in 1929. .

$18.00

Time on Ice:  A Winter Voyage to Antarctica
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Time on Ice: A Winter Voyage to Antarctica

By Shapiro, Deborah; Bjelke, Rolf

Camden, ME: International Marine. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Slight dust spotting to page tops.. 1998. First Edition. Hardcover. 0070063990 . Light blue paper boards quarter bound in dark blue cloth with title stamped in silver on spine. Map, color photos, appendices, and glossary. A husband and wife team adventure from Sweden to the Antarctic Peninsula expressly to spend the winter there, frozen into an isolated anchorage. ; 290 pages .

$15.00

The Fur Seal's Tooth:  A Story of Alaskan Adventure
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The Fur Seal's Tooth: A Story of Alaskan Adventure

By Munroe, Kirk

New York and London: Harper and Brothers. Good with no dust jacket; Boards worn and rubbed, rear hinge cracked, some . plates loose or taped in.. 1903. Hardcover. Green decorative cloth. Many black and white illustrations. ; 267 pages .

$20.00

The Klondike Fever:  The Life and Death of the Last Great Gold Rush
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The Klondike Fever: The Life and Death of the Last Great Gold Rush

By Berton, Pierre

NY: Alfred A. Knopf. Very Good in Good dust jacket; Pages toned, owner name on front free . endpaper, jacket tattered.. 1958. First Edition. Hardcover. Brown cloth binding. Photo endpapers. viii, 457, xix. Index, maps, bibliography. "This thrilling story is at once first-rate history and first-rate entertainment. Some of the anecdotes of the last great gold rush have been told by others, but Pierre Berton is the first to distill the Klondike experience into a single, complete, coherent, and immensely dramatic narrative." (from front jacket flap). .

$17.00

The Twin Grizzlies of Admiralty Island
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The Twin Grizzlies of Admiralty Island

By Holzworth, John M.

Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott. Good with no dust jacket; Spine sunned and soiled, foxing to first and . last several pages. Orange pictorial cloth binding.. 1932. Hardcover. Many black and white photographs. The story of twin grizzly bear cubs born on Admiralty Island in Alaska. ; 250 pages .

$15.00

Tuning the Rig:  A Journey to the Arctic
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Tuning the Rig: A Journey to the Arctic

By Oxenhorn, Harvey

NY: Harper & Row. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1990. Book Club Edition. Hardcover. 0060163518 . The author accompanied a scientific crew studying humpback whales from Boston to Newfoundland, Labrador and Greenland and back. ; 281 pages .

$10.00

High Latitude, North Atlantic:  30,000 Miles through Cold Seas and History
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High Latitude, North Atlantic: 30,000 Miles through Cold Seas and History

By Bockstoce, John R.

Mystic, CT: Mystic Seaport. Very Good; Covers scuffed, corners slightly curled.. 2003. First Paperback Edition. Softcover. 0939510820 . Foreword by Dennis Conner. Many color photos. Index, notes, chronology. The author relates his journey aboard the Belvedere during two decades of research sailing through the frigid waters of the Northwest Passage. ; Maritime; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 216 pages .

$9.00

The Lure of Alaska
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The Lure of Alaska

By Franck, Harry

NY: Frederick A. Stokes Co.. Very Good with no dust jacket; Stain at heel of spine.. 1939. First Edition. Hardcover. Gray cloth binding. Map endpapers. Many photos. A journey through Alaska twenty years before it became the 50th state. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 306 pages .

$20.00

Greenland Waters
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Greenland Waters

By Vaygouny, Margarite

NY: Macmillan. Good in Good dust jacket; Boards sunned and worn, top fourth of front free . endpaper removed, jacket price-clipped and tattered.. 1954. First Printing. Hardcover. Blue cloth binding. The Danish-born author writes a story about an Inuit boy named Jako who lives in an igloo in Greenland with his family and loves to hunt seal and walrus, but his dream is to become an artist when he grows up. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 148 pages .

$10.00

Under the North Star: a Course on Alaska for Junior Boys and Girls
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Under the North Star: a Course on Alaska for Junior Boys and Girls

By Gladfelter, Katharine E.

NY: Friendship Press. Very Good with no dust jacket; Boards lightly rubbed and soiled.. 1928. Hardcover. Bibliography. Yellow cloth binding with dark blue design of stars and Arctic landscape on front boards. ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; 135 pages .

$9.00