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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 Medical Services Studies in the History of Medicine, H)
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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 Medical Services Studies in the History of Medicine, H)

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

Trolley-car-memories, 1915-1960
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Trolley-car-memories, 1915-1960

By Hall, Robert A

Ithica, NY: R. Hall. Paperback. B00072FFE2 182 pages. A narration of the author's worldwide trolley-car experiences accompanied by over sixty pages of black and white reproductions of his photos taken mostly by him over the years. Includes a highly-informative twelve-page list of references. Clean and unmarked with moderate wear. Tight and square. A sound copy. . Good. 1982. First Edition.

$199.95

Three's a Crew
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Three's a Crew

By Pinkerton, Katherine

New York: Carrick and Evans. Hardcover. B002DQPXOC 316 pages. Black and white photographic plates. Diagrams. Map endpapers. Author and her family of three spent many idyllic years aboard their motor cruiser discovering the beauty of the Pacific coast from Puget Sound north along the British Columbia coast to Alaska. Book clean and unmarked with light wear. Binding tight. Above-average wear to dust jacket which is now preserved in glossy new archival-grade Brodart. A quality vintage copy. [Edwards & Lort 2825, Tourville p.432, Ricks p.172] . Good. 1940. First Edition.

$99.95

Five Stars Over China - The Story of Our Return to New China
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Five Stars Over China - The Story of Our Return to New China

By Endicott, Mary Austin

Toronto: Self-Published / Mary Austin Endicott. Paperback. B000X7WK5S 464 pages. Numerous black and white reproductions of interesting photos. After spending twenty-two years as a missionary family in China, the author's family returned there for four months in 1952 to meet old friends and make new ones, including businessmen, government leaders, Christians, peasants, trade unionists, and teachers. - back cover. Above-average but not excessive wear and soiling. Binding intact. Unmarked. A worthy reading copy. . Fair. 1953. First Canadian Edition.

$99.95

Great Lone Land - An Account Of The Red River Expedition And Other Travels And Adventures In Western Canada
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Great Lone Land - An Account Of The Red River Expedition And Other Travels And Adventures In Western Canada

By Butler, William Francis

Edmonton, Alberta: Charles E. Tuttle. Hardcover. B071F1Z626 xvii, 388 pages. Fold-out map at title page. Black and white illustrations. "An account of the Red River Expedition and other travels and adventures in western Canada." - subtitle. First published in 1872. Clean, bright and unmarked with very light wear. Dust jacket now preserved in archival-grade Brodart. A lovely copy. Peel (2) 342. . Fine. 1968. Facsimile Reprint.

$99.95

The Wide World  - The Magazine For Men, October (Oct.) 1914, No. 198, Vol. 33 - My Escape from Kelantan / Across Canada By Motor-Car
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The Wide World - The Magazine For Men, October (Oct.) 1914, No. 198, Vol. 33 - My Escape from Kelantan / Across Canada By Motor-Car

By Rudolf, W.; Sarawak, Ranee of; Sprigle, R.; Wilby, T.; Morphy, E.; Tickell, G.; Birkhead, J.; Glazier, G.; Drevey, P.; al, Et

New York: The International News Company. Single Issue Magazine. B01MDNRW2A Pages 503-598, plus 28 pages of vintage ads. Features: Eight Days On a Capsized Ship - three seamen tough it out upon the overturned hull of the 'Anna Rebecca' in 1906 off Memel (with photos); My Adventures in Sarawak (part I) - Her Highness the Ranee of Sarawak describes her experiences getting to know 'the loveable little people and their language' (with photos); The Girl Who Came to Copperfield, Oregon - Miss Fern Hobbs was sent at the head of a regiment of soldiers to restore order in the lawless town of Copperfield - article with photo of Miss Hobbs; Across Canada by Motor-Car (part II) - Photo-illustrated account of the second half of Mr. Wilby's arduous journey, ending in British Columbia; My Escape from Kelantan - a veteran pioneer of Malaya, W.E. Nash, relates how he took a frail stern-wheel river steamer across the China Sea in the teeth of a monsoon; The Case of "Jack Thompson" - an Englishman in a Bolivian prison; The Haunted Trees - The Malays believe evil spirits take up residence in certain 'hantu' trees; Pieter Erberfeld, Traitor - the story behind this man and a memorial tablet, bearing his skull, in Batavia, Dutch West Indies (Indonesia); The Hermit of Smith's Mountain - a strange character in San Diego County; Man-Eaters - the menace wild animals constitute to dwellers in less-favoured parts of the world; Sport in the Ukraine - with photos; Freshwater Pearl-Fishing - clam-fishing as carried out on the rivers of Illinois - with great photos; Wanted, A Wife - the amusing adventures of Dominick Forese of Butte, Montana; and more. Clean and unmarked with light wear. A quality copy of this wonderful vintage issue. . Very Good. 1914. First Edition.

$299.95

Thirty - One Years on the Plains and in the Mountains or, the Last Voive From the Plains
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Thirty - One Years on the Plains and in the Mountains or, the Last Voive From the Plains

By Drannon, Capt. William F.

Chicago: Thos. W. Jackson Publishing Company. Hardcover. B01M9AWIMY 654, 2 [ads] pages. Many diagrams in text. Grainy reproductions of photos. "An authentic record of a life time of hunting, trapping, scouting and Indian fighting in the far west." - subtitle. Prior owner's details inside front board. Faint bookstore stamp atop front free endpaper. Above-average wear to maroon cloth-covered boards which are decorated in black. Moderate lean to spine. Hinges intact. [Howes D482, Adams 630] . Fair. 1900. Reprint.

$199.95

The Wide World Magazine - An Illustrated Monthly, May 1899, Vol. 3, No. 13 - Klondike Mission / Heroes of Niagara / Martyrs of Ku-Cheng
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The Wide World Magazine - An Illustrated Monthly, May 1899, Vol. 3, No. 13 - Klondike Mission / Heroes of Niagara / Martyrs of Ku-Cheng

By Vivian, Herbert; Jones, John H.; Mackellar, R.H.; Magnussen, Ras De S.; Oliver, Lilian Agnes; al, et

London: George Newnes, Limited. Single Issue Magazine. 112 Pages. Features: Adventures of Louis De Rougemont - part IX; Holy Week Procession in Seville (includes photos of Nazarene's in costumes similar to those of Klansmen); My Texan Elopement -John H. Jones impersonates Miss Sally Steddem; A Naturalist in Cannibal-Land - adventures of Captain H. Cayley-Webster in the cannibal islands of the South Seas (with photos of Cayley-Webster); Jinkers and Jinkering - photo-illustrated article shows how buildings are moved by horses and oxen in Western New South Wales; My Klondike Mission - Lilian Agnes Oliver of Chicago set out for the Klondike to raise money to support her invalid husband - a photo-illustrated account; Through Pygmy-Land - Part I - photo-illustrated article by Albert B. Lloyd; The Heroes of Niagara - a series of graphic narratives, each illustrated by a photo of the hero and his apparatus; "Dago" - eminent actor Kyrle Bellew relates a remarkable mining incident - with photos; The Martyrs of Ku-Cheng - photo-illustrated article on the slaughter of Christian missionaries in the interior of China and the decapitating retribution; My First Leopard - by Walter H. Bone; Round the World in a Home-Made Boat - Joshua Slocum and the 'Spray'; Wolves in a Blizzard - Mr. and Mrs. E. Howard in North-West Canada; My Cycle Ride to Khiva - part II - an account of a remarkable bicycle ride across the deserts of Kara-kum and Kizil-kum by Robert L. Jefferson, F.R.G.S.; Attacked by Leeches - W. Harcourt-Bath describes a horrible jungle; Incredible photos of dozens of prisoners on treadmill in the great prison of Rangoon; Photo of dead Armenian heroes in Samsoun; and more. Average wear. Complete and intact. Few pencil markings. A sound vintage copy of this wonderful issue. . Good. 1899. First Edition.

$495.00

The New North: Being Some Account of a Woman's Journey Through Canada to the Arctic
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The New North: Being Some Account of a Woman's Journey Through Canada to the Arctic

By Cameron, Agnes Deans

New York: D. Appleton and Company. Hardcover. xix, 398 pages. Dozens of marvelous black and white photos. Map of route. Author traveled down the Mackenzie River and back. Describes the country, travel conditions and people she encountered. Average wear to forest green cloth-covered boards adorned with colour map and gilt lettering. Unmarked. Narrow openings along hinges. A worthy vintage copy. Bibliographic References: Arctic Bibliography 2657, Peel (2e) 2105, Wetherell 4-27. . Good. 1910. First Edition.

$295.00

The Wide World  - The Magazine For Men, May 1916, No. 217, Vol. 37 - "Strafing" a Zeppelin / Our Escape from "German West"
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The Wide World - The Magazine For Men, May 1916, No. 217, Vol. 37 - "Strafing" a Zeppelin / Our Escape from "German West"

By Alpiser, P.; Dunn, H.; Christie, J.; Freeman, L.; Czaplicka, M.; Flether, A.; al, Et

New York: The International News Company. Single Issue Magazine. B01MDNRYWP 94 pages plus 24 pages of great vintage ads. Features: Senora Vic - a story of love and villainy in the Philippine Islands; More About the "Master Bandit"- fantastic photo-illustrated article about Emiliano Zapata; Our Escape from "German West" - an echo of General Botha's brilliant campaign in German South-West Africa; Chasing Chinese Pirates - Lewis R. Freeman describes the exciting punitive expedition in which he took part, with photos; A Year in Arctic Siberia (part I) - a well-known Polish lady describes her twelve months in northern Siberia as head of a scientific expedition, with great photos; From Job to Job Around the World (Part III) - two young Americans with ten dollars work their way around the world; "Strafing" a Zeppelin - Lieutenant R.L.G. Marix and his thrilling raid on Dusseldorf; The Land of Sleep - a photo-illustrated account of a trip to undeveloped Nova Scotia; Our Newspaper - "The Miner" of Da Capo, B.C. is purchased by Ian MacTavish and E.P. Whalley; and more. Clean and unmarked with light wear. Binding tight. A very well preserved copy of this great vintage issue. . Very Good. 1916. First Edition.

$295.00

Land of a Thousand Sorrows: The Australian Prison Journal, 1840-1842, of the Exiled Canadien Patriote, François-Maurice Lepailleur (English and French Edition)
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Land of a Thousand Sorrows: The Australian Prison Journal, 1840-1842, of the Exiled Canadien Patriote, François-Maurice Lepailleur (English and French Edition)

By Lepailleur, François Maurice

Vancouver, B.C.: University of British Columbia Press. Hardcover. 0774801239 174 pages. Footnotes. Index. Black and white photographic plates. Map. Text in English. "Written secretly at Longbottom prison, Lepailleur's day-to-day journal is a unique document. His daily record comments on beatings, thefts, marital relations, wages and prices. A detailed account is given of corrupt officialdom and police brutality, of the hatred inspired by collaborators and the solace brought by religion and the kindliness of neighbours and clergy. Above all, he conveys the emotional dimensions of the experience and the gradual degeneration of the human spirit." - dust jacket. Book clean and unmarked with light wear. Dust jacket preserved in mylar. A sound copy. . Very Good. 1980. First Edition.

$69.95

Sverdrup's Arctic Adventures
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Sverdrup's Arctic Adventures

By Fairley, T.C.

London: Longmans, Green and Company Ltd. Hardcover. 111125950X 305 pages. Index. Black and white photographic plates. Maps. Adapted from 'New Land - Four Years in the Arctic Regions' by Norwegian explorer Otto Sverdrup "who fitted out Nansen's famous ice-ship Fram and with a band of tough companions spent four unbroken years (1898-1902) exploring and charting an uninhabited area of some 100,000 square miles among the Canadian islands. Provides the first complete story of Sverdrup's life, the first evaluation of his discoveries, and the first full account of the Sverdrup Islands dispute between Canada and Norway." - dust jacket. Small handwritten name atop front free endpaper, otherwise book clean and unmarked with moderate wear. Average wear to dust jacket which is now preserved in glossy new archival-grade Brodart. A sound copy of this important history. . Good. 1959. First Edition.

$199.95

Behold the Shining Mountains: Being An Account Of The Travels of Anthony Henday 1754-1755, The First White Man to Enter Alberta
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Behold the Shining Mountains: Being An Account Of The Travels of Anthony Henday 1754-1755, The First White Man to Enter Alberta

By MacGregor, Jas. G.

Edmonton, Alberta: Applied Art Products, Ltd.. Paperback. B008JN3P8O 276 pages. Index. Black and white reproductions of maps and photos. This book is the result of the author's attempt to trace out Henday's exact route. Henday was a HBC fur trader and explorer. Prior owner's name and date atop title page, otherwise unmarked with average wear. Binding intact. A sound copy. [Strathern 2554, Amtmann M502, Whale 913] . Good. 1954. Alberta Jubilee Special Edition.

$149.95

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