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The golden grindstone;: The adventures of George M. Mitchell,
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The golden grindstone;: The adventures of George M. Mitchell,

By Graham, Angus

Toronto: J.B. Lippincott Co. Hardcover. B0008565KG Signed and inscribed by George M. Mitchell upon title page. viii, 304 pages. Four black and white maps. Eleven black and white illustrations. "A well written book on an unusual Klondike gold rush adventure. In an uncommon move, Mitchell and his partners approached the Yukon via the Slave and Mackenzie and up the Peel and Wind rivers. He was injured and remained with the Loucheaux (Kutchin) Indians for many months." - G.J. Kim Whale. "Includes descriptions of the country, hunting, the customs and life of the Indians, with notes on scurvy." - Arctic Bibliography. Somewhat above-average wear to publisher's baby blue cloth. Minor lean to spine. Name inside front board. Whale 495. AB 6042, Smith 3715. . Fair. 1935. First Edition.

$750.00

Of Us and the Oxen: A True Tale of Pioneering in Alberta Around the Turn of the Century
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Of Us and the Oxen: A True Tale of Pioneering in Alberta Around the Turn of the Century

By Roberts, Sarah Ellen

Saskatoon: Modern Press. Hardcover. B0006C3AT0 [6], 260 pages. "Tells the story of an adventure in homesteading on the prairies of Alberta [near Talbot, Alberta] from 1906 to 1912. Author was the mother of a family of five. During her first winter she kept an almost daily record of events. In 1915, three years after leaving, she completed the story for her children, with no thought that it would ever by published. Offers a vivid picture of pioneer life, painted by one who actually lived through the experiences described. Tells of years of hardship and privation, years of bitter struggle, years of loneliness and frustration and disappointment, and yet, years that were rewarding." - Foreword. Prior owner's name and date atop title page, otherwise contents clean and unmarked. Binding intact. Above-average wear to dust jacket now preserved in archival-grade Brodart. A sound copy of this fascinating and informative Canadian prairie pioneering chronicle. Strathern 3504. . Good. 1968. First Edition.

$250.00

Ordeal By Hunger
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Ordeal By Hunger

By Stewart, George

New York: Jonathan Cape. Hardcover. B002N8YYXQ Signed and dated, without inscription, by author upon title page. Also signed and inscribed by author to a former Berkeley professor upon half-title page. xii, 328 pages. Index, bibliography and footnotes. Twelve black and white plates. Five maps. "The misadventure of the Donner Party constitutes one of the most amazing stories of that land of amazing stories, the American West. It is worthy of record as a historical document upon what human beings may achieve, endure, and perpetrate, in the final press of circumstance. This account is strictly factual, based upon the evidence of the sources and upon reasonable deduction from that evidence; it is not fiction." - Preface. Above-average wear and soiling to publisher's blue cloth. Slight lean to spine. binding intact. Howes S-984. . Fair. 1936. First Edition.

$295.00

Juan de Fuca's Strait: Voyages in the Waterway of Forgotten Dreams
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Juan de Fuca's Strait: Voyages in the Waterway of Forgotten Dreams

By Gough, Barry

Canada: Harbour. Hardcover. 1550175734 Signed and briefly inscribed by author upon half-title page. 287 pages. List of sources, footnotes, index. Map endpapers. Illustrated in black and white. "Jean de Fuca, Francis Drake, James Cook, George Vancouver and the race for the fabled Northwest Passage. A sea venture tied up with piracy, political loyalty and betrayal, all bound up in a web of international intrigue, [this book] is an indispensable contribution to the history of discover on the Northwest Coast." - dust jacket. Unmarked with average wear. Binding intact. Dust jacket now preserved in glossy new archival-grade Brodart. A sound copy. . Good. 2012. First Printing.

$49.95

The Wide World Magazine, September (Sept.) 1918 - Cover Photo of Robert Wilton Who Provides Startling Disclosures of Russia's Collapse
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The Wide World Magazine, September (Sept.) 1918 - Cover Photo of Robert Wilton Who Provides Startling Disclosures of Russia's Collapse

By Wilton, Robert; Brandreth, C.; Ashmead-Bartlett, E.; Dalton, E.; Stock, R.; verrill, A.; Hindmarch, G.; Workman, W. & F.; Meade, A.; Bestow, J.; Martin, S.; Lees, G.

New York: George Newnes Limited. Paperback. 85 pages plus six pages of nostalgic ads. Features: Behind the Scenes in Russia - Part I - Robert Wilton and his adventures as a British War Correspondent on the Eastern Front, with photos. (Wilton's book entitled 'Russia's Agony' was first published in 1918); The Man-Eating Tigers of Rengarih; My Bear Hunt in the British Columbia Rockies - Part II, by E. Ashmead-Bartlett; The Water-Wheels of Hama, Syria - with photo; Beyond the Law - part V - The Dalton Gang, the Condon Bank and the First National Bank at Coffeyville, Kansas; Fishing as a Vocation for War Heroes, by Ralph Stock; Photo of a fallen California Redwood - said to have been the largest tree in the world; In Unknown British Guiana - Part I - many nice photos; Tales of the Service - Part V - My Smuggle-Catching Adventures - by G.W. Hindmarch, a retired Customs and Excise officer in the Shetland Islands; Wonders of the Silver Spruce of British Columbia - in high demand for aircraft construction; Exploring the Ice-Wilds of Eastern Karakoram - Part V - by Fanny Bullock Workman and William Hunter Workman - with excellent photos; Our Seaplane Adventure - Captain Abbott Meade and his plane go down in the Indian Ocean; Photo of large pile of licorice root at Aleppo; The Revenge that went Wrong - James Bestow and his problem with a Yaqui Indian in Mexico; The Railway Conquest of the Australian Desert - construction of the thousand-mile transcontinental railway, from Kalgoorlie to Port Augusta - with many excellent photos; The "War Wolf" - Serbia's war hero Colonel Voyin A. Popovich; Whale Flesh as Human Food - informative brief article on the growth of the whale processing industry in Canada, with photo; Doctoring War Horses - the personal experiences of Blue Cross worker Charles W. Forward in France and Italy. Nice ad for the Hudson Navigation Company's New York - Albany - Troy route. Unmarked. Moderate wear. Binding intact. A sound copy of this excellent vintage issue. . Good. 1918. First Edition.

$350.00

On & Off Alaskan Trails
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On & Off Alaskan Trails

By Baxter, Dow (Et Al)

USA: Privately Published. Hardcover. B000YC747G 184 pages. Black and white diagrams and photographic plates. Map endpapers. Gilt lettering upon red cloth. Authors kept a log while trekking the wilds of Alaska to study the forests and forest diseases of the state. They experienced "a big country of mountains, timber, game, salmon rivers, and glaciers, The pleasure derived from this simple account was so great that we decided to allow others to share it with us. It is our wish that you may tramp, eat, and camp with our party each day." - Preface. No dust jacket, apparently as issued. Unmarked with average wear. Binding intact. A sound copy. TOURVILLE 432. . Good. 1937. First Edition.

$195.00

Arctic Odyssey: The Diary of Diamond Jenness, 1913-1916
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Arctic Odyssey: The Diary of Diamond Jenness, 1913-1916

Canada: Canadian Museum of Civilization. Hardcover. 066012906X xliii, 859 pages. Footnotes, references, index. Black and white diagrams and reproductions of photos. "Provides insight at a ground level of Jenness' long, tough voyage of discovery, so that anyone interested in Arctic America or Canadian studies will find this journal a rare and enriching experience. Further, for Arctic scholars, this journal presents the detailed context for those pioneer monographs that launched the career of young Jenness and led to his becoming Canada's pre-eminent anthropologist." - dust jacket. Unmarked with average wear. Binding intact. Modest bow to front board. Possible light cigarette scent. A sound reading copy of this fascinating early Arctic diary. . Good. 1991. First Edition.

$199.95

Kicked By a Dead Moose and Other Stories of 65 Years in the Bush (so far)
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Kicked By a Dead Moose and Other Stories of 65 Years in the Bush (so far)

By Gilbert, George W.

Whitehorse, YK: Self Published. Paperback. 0968850308 120 pages. Many black and white reproductions of photos. Three maps. "British Columbia and Yukon bush stories as lived, recalled and written by the author, resident of Wells, B.C., from 1934 to 1967, and Whitehorse, Yukon, from 1967 to present. Read about: the pre-park days of British Columbia's world famous Bowron Chain of Lakes; mountains, mines, trails and characters of BC's Wells-Barkerville mining country; hunting and fishing, exploring and prospecting in B.C. and the Yukon; cabins and cameras - bears and boats - hints and hikes. A unique collection of anecdotes... light and humourous, yet highly informative." - back cover. Prior owner's address stamped atop title page otherwise clean and unmarked with average wear. Binding intact. A sound copy. . Good. 2004. Third Printing.

$99.95

Superstition Mountain: A Ride Through Time (The Superstition Mountain Series, Part 1)
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Superstition Mountain: A Ride Through Time (The Superstition Mountain Series, Part 1)

By Swanson, James; Kollenborn, Tom

USA: World Pub Corp. Paperback. 0966851323 239 pages. Index, bibliography, footnotes, chronology. Many black and white reproductions of photos. "Offers readers a chance to share factual and fascinating accounts of people who, for centuries, have ventured into these awe-inspiring central Arizona mountains." - back cover. Gift greetings atop title page, otherwise clean with light wear. Binding tight. A nice copy. . Good. 1999. Revised.

$49.95

Homesteading: Two Prairie Seasons
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Homesteading: Two Prairie Seasons

By West, Edward

London: T. Fisher Unwin Ltd.. Hardcover. 301 pages. Index. Thirty-two fascinating black and white photos. "I have tried to picture, from actual experience, something of the life in its early stages of the settler on the Canadian prairie." - page 5. Author spent two years on a homestead north of Radisson, Saskatchewan prior to the outbreak of WWI. Faint pencil erasure atop front free endpaper otherwise unmarked with somewhat above-average wear to publisher's tan cloth-covered boards. Narrow opening in binding at page 16. A worthy vintage copy of this fascinating account. PEEL [2e] 2649, ARTIBISE 619. . Fair. 1918. First Edition.

$750.00

The Northwest Digest [Magazine], December [Dec.] 1958 - The Cariboo Gold Rush With Many Previously Unpublished Photos
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The Northwest Digest [Magazine], December [Dec.] 1958 - The Cariboo Gold Rush With Many Previously Unpublished Photos

By Downs, A.; Downs, D.

Quesnel, British Columbia: Northwest Digest Ltd.. Single Issue Magazine. 46 pages. This special issue contains many outstanding photos from the albums of Victoria photographer F. Dally who visited the Cariboo in 1868. Features: Transportation to the Goldfields; Photos of Barkerville and its pioneers; Famous photos of the Cariboo gold rush by C. Fulton; The Ne'er Do Well Claim; The Prairie Flower Claim; The Forest Rose Claim; The Mucho Oro Claim; The Aurora claim; The Davis Claim; The Quesnel hockey team in 1912; Soda Creek in 1868; Boston Bar in 1863; A mule train crossing the Quesnel River in 1868; The Cottonwood House; Various sternwheelers; Nicaragua Bluff in 1863; Clinton in 1868; Freight outfit departing Ashcroft 18 1898; The Bank of British Columbia at Richfield in 1868; The community of Van Winkle in 1868; A settlement on Mosquito Creek and Richfield in 1868; Camerontown circa 1868; Kellyville on Grouse Creek in 1868; Mrs. Janet Allen and her Mosquito Creek boarding house in 1868; Photo portrait of F.J. Barnard, founder of the famed B.X. Company; Several additional photo portraits of notable local personalities; Local cemetery photos; plus many wonderful ads, some with photos. Clean and unmarked with moderate wear. A quality vintage copy. . Good. 1958. First Edition.

$199.95

"--and ships--and sealing wax';: A chronicle of the cruise of the Empress of Britain, 1933-4,
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"--and ships--and sealing wax';: A chronicle of the cruise of the Empress of Britain, 1933-4,

By Irwin, Alan Maurice

Toronto: The Macmillan company of Canada, limited. Hardcover. B000894M66 [8], 285, [1] pages. 223 x 145 mm. Black and white photographic plates. A 1935 reprint of the 1934 first edition. Author's wonderful account of his four and a half month, forty-thousand mile world cruise which took him to twenty-four countries and thirty-two ports. Name upon front free endpaper. One-inch opening atop back hinge, otherwise binding intact. Average wear to publisher's blue cloth. Dust jacket not included. A sound vintage copy. WHITEMAN 585. . Good. 1935. Reprint.

$99.95

THE SAINT LAWRENCE BASIN
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THE SAINT LAWRENCE BASIN

London: LAWRENCE AND BULLEN. Hardcover. B000RXIZHK xl, 451, 4 [ads] pages. Two large colour fold-out maps of North American drainage basins by J.G. Bartholomew; Black and white photographic plates and diagrams. "In the following pages an attempt has been made to set forth in order the chief facts relating to the discovery and exploration of the northeastern part of the continent of North America." - Preface. Professionally rebacked using original cloth. Unmarked with average wear. Small tape repair to first fold-out map. Second fold-out map loose but present with minor loss to one corner. A sound copy. MORLEY [Ontario] p.7, MORLEY [Atlantic] p.3. . Good. 1905. First Edition.

$299.95

Underground to Palestine / I. F. Stone
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Underground to Palestine / I. F. Stone

By Stone, I. F. (Isidor Feinstein)

New York: Boni & Gaer. Hardcover. B006MG2N1A Stone documents his experience as "the first newspaperman to travel the Jewish underground in Europe and to arrive in Palestine on a so-called illegal boat. I did not [make this journey] as a newspaperman merely in search of a good story, but as a kinsman, fulfilling a moral obligation to my brothers. I wanted to, as a journalist, provide a picture of their trials and their aspirations in the hope that good people, Jewish and non-Jewish, might be moved to help them." - xiii. Dust jacket not included. Somewhat above-average wear with usual library markings and small patch of cloth missing from backstrip where label removed. Binding intact. A sound vintage copy of this dramatic and heartfelt account. . Fair. 1946. First Edition.

$195.00

How High the Bounty
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How High the Bounty

By Wright, Jessie Louetta with Lucille M Catley

Portland, OR, U.S.A.: Salmagundi Enterprises. Paperback. B0041XS82O Signed and generically inscribed by Jessie Wright upon half-title page. 473 pages. Bibliography. Black and white reproductions of archival photos. Maps. Provides a running account of the author's unique wilderness life in the Umpqua National Forest, beginning in 1915. Above-average external wear and soiling. Gift greetings upon half-title page. Pencilled notes to last blank leaf. Binding intact. Not pretty but a sound reading copy of this popular and engaging biography. . Fair. 1982. Second Printing, Revised Edition.

$79.95

The Search for the Atocha
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The Search for the Atocha

By Lyon, Eugene

New York: Harper & Row. Hardcover. 0060127112 Signed and inscribed by Mel Fisher [1922-1998] and his wife, Deo [Delores] Fisher [1936-2009], upon half-title page. x, 246 pages. 8vo. Index. Black and white photographic plates. "In 1622 the Spanish galleon Nuestra Senora de Atocha sank off the Florida Keys on its way from Havana to Spain. Since then men have dreamed of salvaging her treasure of gold and silver, now estimated at $140 million. For more than three centuries, however, their dreams have ended in bitter, often tragic, failure. In the 1960s Mel Fisher committed his life to this search and his story has become a fascinating part of the Atocha saga." - dust jacket. Six years after publication Fisher actually discovered the wreck, and its 40 tons of precious metals, on July 20, 1985. Book clean and unmarked with light wear. Moderate wear to dust jacket now preserved in archival-grade Brodart. A quality copy. . Very Good. 1979. First Edition.

$495.00

Labrador Odyssey: The Journal and Photographs of Eliot Curwen on the Second Voyage of Wilfred Grenfell, 1893 (McGill-Queen?s/Associated ... the History of Medicine, Health, and Society)
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Labrador Odyssey: The Journal and Photographs of Eliot Curwen on the Second Voyage of Wilfred Grenfell, 1893 (McGill-Queen?s/Associated ... the History of Medicine, Health, and Society)

By Rompkey, Ronald

Canada: McGill-Queen's University Press. Hardcover. 0773513663 xxxix, 231 pages. Footnotes and index. Black and white reproductions of photos. "A religious, well-educated Victorian, Eliot Curwen takes us into the heart of the colonial society he encountered. His journal provides insights into its pervasive sectariansim, the tawdry political world of St. John's, the rudimentary conditions aboard the fishing schooners, and the poverty of the Labrador 'livyers,' the permanent white settlers who had intermarried with the Inuit. His candid remarks about Grenfell reveal details about the young missionary and social reformer not found elsewhere." - dust jacket. Faint pencil erasure atop half-title page, otherwise book clean, bright and unmarked with light wear. Dust jacket now preserved in archival-grade Brodart. A pleasing copy. . Very Good. 1996.

$99.95

Memorable Description of The East Indian Voyage 1618-25 [From the Argonoatu Series]
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Memorable Description of The East Indian Voyage 1618-25 [From the Argonoatu Series]

By Bontekoe, Willem Ysbrantsz; Bode-Hodgkinson, Mrs. C.B. & Geyl, Pieter [Translators]

New York: Robert M. McBride & Company. Hardcover. vii, [1], 168 pages. Footnotes. Index. Text in English. Translated from the Dutch first edition of 1646. "Journal or memorable description of the East Indian voyage of Willem Ysbrantz Bontekoe of Hoorn, comprehending many wonderful and perilous happenings experienced therein; begun on the 18th of December, 1618, and completed on the 16th November, 1625." - frontispiece. Unmarked with average wear and soiling to red boards. Binding intact. Dust jacket not included. Foxing to edges and endpapers. A sound vintage copy. . Good. 1929. First Edition Thus.

$195.00

Land Below the Wind
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Land Below the Wind

By Keith, Agnes Newton

Boston: Little, Brown & Company. Hardcover. xii, 371 pages. Black and white sketches by the author. Map of North Borneo. Handsome batik decorated cloth-covered boards. Map endpapers. Named the Atlantic Monthly's non-fiction book of the year for 1938. Author and her husband, a conservator of forests, spent four years in Sandakan in Borneo. Some of their adventures are recorded herein. Unmarked with average wear. Narrow opening in binding at title page. Dust jacket not included. A worthy copy. Bonus: includes informative 1970s news clippings about the author . Fair. 1939. Reprint.

$79.95

Round Mystery Mountain
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Round Mystery Mountain

By Watson, Sir Norman; King, Edward J.

New York: Edward Arnold. Hardcover. B0026QLQV8 xii, 246 pages. Index. Colour frontispiece illustration. Thirty-four black and white photographic plates. Maps of southwestern B.C., the district between Homathko Valley and the Waddington Group, and the district between the Waddington Group and Knight Inlet. Frequent illuminating, caustic, and politically incorrect marginal notes by prior owner whose name, D.M. Sinclair is stamped inside boards, on title page and once to contents. We believe Mr. Sinclair was a resident of Duncan, B.C. who managed a bank in Zeballos on Vancouver Island in the early 1940s during the local gold rush. The book itself is "an account of a trip through British Columbia's dense brush to Mt. Waddington, or Mystery Mountain. The party, in part British military officers, explored and climbed the 15,000 foot mountain." - Kim Whale. Reading copy only. Binding open at half-title page. Page xi loose but present. Dust jacket not included. Laid in is a small yellowed news clipping describing a brutish B.C. crime from decades past. Despite it's poor condition, Mr. Sinclair's spicy marginal comments make this a particularly interesting copy. [Edwards & Lort 3936, Whale 1648] . Fair. 1935. First Edition.

$295.00

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