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THE DANGEROUS RIVER
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THE DANGEROUS RIVER

By Patterson, R. M.

Sidney, British Columbia: Gray's Publishing, 1980. 272 pp. Trade paperback format. Light edge and corner wear with an uncreased spine and a few small marks on the upper right of the front cover; some aging but no interior markings. Illustrated with black and white photographs and maps. The account of an expedition into the Nahanni country of the Northwest Territories. The Contents are: Foreword to the Canadian Edition; Foreword; The Legend; South Nahanni River; The Trail South; Deadmen's Valley; Fall of the Leaf; Winter Trails; and Awakening of the River; followed by Afterword and an appendix: Extract from Two Letters Concerning the South Nahanni. . First Printing - First Thus. Soft Cover. Very Good. Illus. by Heine;.

$9.95

WHITE WATERS AND BLACK
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WHITE WATERS AND BLACK

By MacCreagh, Gordon (foreword by George B. Schaller) (bibliographical note by Bob McKnight)

Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1985. (xix) 335 pp. Trade paperback format. Republishes the 1926 Century edition. Lightly rubbed on the corners with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. Illustrated with maps and black and white photographs. Exploring the Amazon Basin before "civilization" had made much of a mark. The Chapters are: An Ambitious Expedition; The Way of the Organizer Is Hard; Wise Men Out of the North; The High Cordillera; Down Trails of Discovery; Dissension in the Camp; An Inexplicable Habitation; Tribulations of Camping; Scientificos at Large; An Inaccessible Paradise; The Promised Land; Marooned on a Desert Isle; Deliverance Long Delayed; Impedimenta; White Water; Super Rivermen; A Land Flowing with Milk and Honey; Camps of Allure; Huachi and the Mission; Junglecraft; Good-by to the Hills; Rurrenabaque; Pampa and Swamp; The Unknown Lake; From White Water to Black; Manaos - The Mushroom that Died; The Black Water; The Debatable Country of Upriver; Mainly About Bugs; Good Men and Bad; An Up-river King; An Affable Murderer; Adventure with a Vengeance; Renunciations and Revisions; Delightful Bad Indians; The Drug that Makes Men Brave; Side Lights; and The Inevitable Catastrophe.. First Printing. Paperback. Very Good. 8vo.

$19.95

THE LAND THAT DEVOURS SHIPS - The Search for the Breadalbane
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THE LAND THAT DEVOURS SHIPS - The Search for the Breadalbane

By MacInnis, Joe (introduction by Walter Cronkite)

Toronto: CBC Enterprises, 1985. 191 pp. Trade paperback format. Signed on the title page by Joe MacInnis. Light edge and corner wear with an uncreased spine; aside from the author's signature, no interior markings. Illustrated with black and white photographs and a map. Sir John Franklin, lost... The Chapters are: There's a Ship Out There Somewhere; The First Expedition Begins; I Need to Borrow Your Ice Breaker; The Final Attempt; On Board the Breadalbane; Arctic Maritime History; and Further Reading.. Signed by Author. First Printing - First Thus. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo.

$14.95

SEARCH FOR SYBARIS - The Story of the Archaeologists' Eight-Year Search for the Ancient City of the Sybarites
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SEARCH FOR SYBARIS - The Story of the Archaeologists' Eight-Year Search for the Ancient City of the Sybarites

By Bullitt, Orville H.

London: J. M. Dent and Sons, 1971. (xiv) 238 pp. Dark orange cloth with a brown pictorial on the front panel; lettered in brown on the spine; endpaper maps; illustrated with black and white photographs, maps and charts. Light wear on the corners of the dustjacket with some rubbing on the front panel; price intact; no interior markings. The Chapters are: Sybaris 720 - 510 B.C.; Development of Greece; Sybaris; Off to Sybaris; Early Days of Sybaris; Sybaris in 600 B.C.; The Ancient Accounts; Colonies of Sybaris; Croton; Prior Expeditions; The Search; The Instruments; Thurii; The Expedition; Sybaris 1963; Archaic Buildings Found at Last 1964; We Have Found Sybaris 1965; Anticlimax 1966; and Finale; followed by Reference Notes; Bibliography; Ancient Authors; and an index.. First UK Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

$14.95

BARTLETT - The Great Explorer
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BARTLETT - The Great Explorer

By Horwood, Harold

Toronto: Doubleday Canada, 1977. (xiv) 194 pp. Trade paperback format. Edge and corner wear with a minor crease on the spine; no interior markings. Illustrated with black and white plates and maps. The Contents are: The Finest Example of Leadership in the Maritime History of Canada; According to Their Orders; I Fell in the Water So Often I Had No Other Clothes Except My Sisters'; As Much as Killing a Rattlesnake; Next Voyage I'm Going to the North Pole; Beyond Human Strength; I Don't Know, Perhaps I Cried a Little; A Gold Brick; Hunting - If You Can Call It That; I Got to Be a Mangy Lion; The Greatest Bloody Bargain of My Life; God Damn the Keel - It's All or Nothing Now; As Ominous as Derelicts; Like a Human Being in Torment; So Close You Could Easily Throw a Biscuit Ashore; Wheaties Winchesters and Walrus; The War That Wasn't Worth Fighting; and His Ship Goes Sailing On; followed by appendices: Annotated List of Bartlett's Voyages; List of Medals with Citations; and Bibliography; followed by an index.. First Softcover Edition. Paperback. Very Good. 12mo.

$14.95

FROM WAR TO WILDERNESS
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FROM WAR TO WILDERNESS

By Shelford, Cyril (foreword by Liz Hardey)

Victoria, British Columbia: Shelford Publishing, 1997. (xiv) 250 pp. Signed on the title page by Cyril Shelford. Glossy pictorial boards; endpaper maps; headband; illustrated with black and white photographs. Light wear on the corners; creased on the last page; as issued, no dustjacket. The Chapters are: Boer War 1899 - 1902; Liverpool to America; Northwest to Alaska; Fairbanks Alaska; Kuskakwim and Kayukuk Rivers; Second Trip to Alaska; Trapping Up the Kantishna River and Goodbye to Alaska; In Search of a New Life in the Wilderness of B.C.; Moving Supplies to Homestead from Hazelton; and A Bride Beholds Her Home; followed by an epilogue.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo.

$19.95

FIRST ACROSS THE CONTINENT - Sir Alexander Mackenzie
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FIRST ACROSS THE CONTINENT - Sir Alexander Mackenzie

By Gough, Barry (preface by Richard W. Etulain

Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1997. (xix) 232 pp. Black boards lettered in white on the spine; brick red endpapers; headband. Lightly rubbed on the corners of the dustjacket; price intact; no interior markings. Illustrated with maps and black and white photographs. The Chapters are: Lords of Lakes and Forests; A Career in the Wildness; The River of the West and the Western Sea; The Quest: To the Arctic; The Quest: To the Pacific; Schemes and Dreams; The Legacy of the Canadian Frontier; Appendix 1: Mackenzie Place Names; Appendix 2: Mackenzie's Advice to Lt. John Franklin 1819; Sources; and Index.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

$39.95

THE PRIVATE LIFE OF POLAR EXPLORATION
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THE PRIVATE LIFE OF POLAR EXPLORATION

By Scott, J. M.

Edinburgh, Scotland: William Blackwood, 1982. (xi) 177 pp. Black boards lettered in silver on the spine; headband; illustrated with black and white plates and maps. The dustjacket features Charity Glacier, Livingstone Island by David Smith. Light rubbing on the corners of the dustjacket; price intact; no interior markings. The Contents are: Fifty Years Back; General Nobile and the Italia; Inexpressible Island; The Million Dollar Ticket; Eismitte; Hall's Unquiet Rest; A Scurvy Tale; Records of Travel; An Explorer's Wife; Aladdin's Cave; and Compulsion to Live.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by David Smith;. 8vo.

$14.95

LAST VOYAGE OF THE UNICORN
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LAST VOYAGE OF THE UNICORN

By Young, Delbert A.

Toronto: Clarke Irwin, 1969. 182 pp. Blue boards lettered in gilt on the spine; endpaper maps. Edgewear on the dustjacket with a short tear and creasing on the lower right of the rear panel; a very short tear and creasing on the lower right of the front panel; some rubbing. Illustrated with line drawings by Mary Cserepy. The Chapters are: Captain Munck; Unicorn; Departure; Icy Seas; A Stray; Mare Magnum; Vinderhaffn; Aground; Winter; Despair; Ship of the Dead; Spring; and Return.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good-. Illus. by Mary Cserepy;. 8vo.

$14.95

THE HOWLING ARCTIC - The Remarkable People Who Made Canada Sovereign in the Farthest North
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THE HOWLING ARCTIC - The Remarkable People Who Made Canada Sovereign in the Farthest North

By Price, Ray (preface by Pierre Trudeau)

Toronto: Peter Martin Associates, 1970. (vii) 284 pp. followed by an index. Green boards lettered in black on the front panel and spine; endpaper maps. Illustrated with black and white plates. Light wear on the corners of the dustjacket with a few short nicks around the edges; price intact; previous owner's name on the half-title page; some darkening around the edges of the text block. The Chapters are: The Duke of Richmond; Probing the Mists; Religious Frenzy; Death on the Belchers; Belcher Islands Trail; Nascopie Wedding; Jack Turner - The Real Man; Arctic Bay; Pangnirtung; The Whalers; Cape Haven; Wrightington vs Grant; Loss of the Snowdrop; Mica; An Exercise in Sovereignty; Pond Inlet; James Killibuk; The Storm-built Tomb; Strange Screams of Death; The Wreck of the Nascopie; The Haunted Land; The White Flood; Gold; Nickel; The Barren Lands; Priest of the Barrens; The Seal and the Bear; and Old Days - New Days.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

$24.95

DISCOVERY OF THE NORTH - The Exploration of Canada's Arctic
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DISCOVERY OF THE NORTH - The Exploration of Canada's Arctic

By Francis, Daniel

Edmonton, Alberta: Hurtig Publishers, 1986. 224 pp. Black boards lettered in gilt on the spine; blue endpapers; headband. Illustrated with black and white plates and maps. Lightly rubbed on the corners of the dustjacket; price intact; previous owner's name inside. The dustjacket features Critical Position of HMS Investigator on the North Coast of Bearing Island by Samuel Gurney Creswell - 1867 from the Public Archives of Canada. The Chapters are: The First Voyages; Seeking the Hudson Bay Passage; Overland to the Arctic; The Royal Navy in the North; The Ordeal of John Ross; Completing the Coastline; Lost and Found: The Search for Franklin; Search for the Pole; The Scandinavians; and Canada Claims the Arctic; followed by an epilogue, a bibliographic essay and an index.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Samuel Gurney Creswell;. 8vo.

$24.95

THE POLAR VOYAGERS - Explorers of the North
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THE POLAR VOYAGERS - Explorers of the North

By Rasky, Frank

Toronto: McGraw Hill Ryerson, 1976. 320 pp. Signed by Frank Rasky on the half-title page. Dark green boards lettered in silver on the spine; endpaper maps. Light wear on the corners; no dustjacket; aside from the author's signature, no interior markings. Illustrated with black and white paintings and drawings. The Chapters are: The People at the End of the Earth; The Viking Sea Darers; The Cabots in Quest of Cathay; The Arctic Gold Rush; The Wizard the Knight and the Pilot; Icicles on Dutch Beards; Mutiny on Hudson Bay; Astronomer of the Midnight Sun; The Foxe-James Yacht Race to Cathay; and Fur Trade Caesars in the Savage Country; followed by: Notes and Acknowledgements; A Select Arctic Bibliography; and an index.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo.

$24.95

THE WORLD ENCOMPASSED - with - THE RELATION OF A WONDERFULL VOIAGE (Wonderful Voyage)
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THE WORLD ENCOMPASSED - with - THE RELATION OF A WONDERFULL VOIAGE (Wonderful Voyage)

By Drake, Sir Francis; Schouten, William Cornelison (introductions by A. L. Rowse) (bibliographical notes by Roubert O. Dougan)

London: World Publishing - re: Nicholas Bourne and Nathanaell Newbery, 1966. 108, 82 pp. First Thus - first appearance in this format. Both titles in a single volume, accompanied by 24-page string-bound pamphlet containing the introductions and notes. In a slipcase. Bound in ivory-coloured leather, decorated in gilt on the front panel and spine, in a felt-lined green cloth box with front and back paste-ons relating the titles of the books and a small paste-on on the spine with the author's names. The first part of the book reproduces the 1628 book by Drake, the second part reproduces the 1619 tale by Schouten. No markings on the interior contents; light wear on the corners of the slipcase with a short tear on the upper left of the front panel.. First Printing - First Thus. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

$49.95

SOUTH WITH SCOTT - Polar Exploration
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SOUTH WITH SCOTT - Polar Exploration

By Evans, Admiral Edward R. G. R.

London: Collins, 1921. 318 pp. Collins Library of Classics edition. Burgundy cloth lettered in gilt on the spine; gray illustrated endpapers; illustrated with black and white plates and a fold-out map. Wear on the corners of the dustjacket with chipping at the head and foot of the spine; price intact; no interior markings. The Chapters are: South Polar Expedition - Outfit and Aims; Voyage of the Terra Nova; Assembling of Units - Departure from New Zealand; Through Stormy Seas; Antarctica - Through the Pack Ice to Land; Settling Down to the Polar Life; Arrangements for the Winter; The Winter Closes In; Preliminary Explorations; Spring Depot Journey; Preparations and Plans for the Summer Season; Southern Journey - Motor Sledges Advance; The Barrier Stage; On the Beardmore Glacier and Beyond; Return of the Last Supporting Party; The Pole Attained - Scott's Last Marches; The Second Winter - Finding of the Polar Party; Adventures of the Northern Party; and Narrative of the Terra Nova.. Later Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Good Only. 16mo.

$19.95

SECRETS BENEATH THE SEA
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SECRETS BENEATH THE SEA

By Marx, Robert F.

New York: Belmont Tower Books, 1958. 218 pp. Belmont Tower Book 50839 CDC. The date on the copyright page states 1958 but the actual date of this publication is probably around 1970. Edge and corner wear with a faintly creased spine; no interior markings. The Chapters are: The Making of an Adventurer; The Halls of Montezuma; Ghost Wrecks of the Caribbean; Following Columbus; and Westward Ho; followed by an epilogue.. First Paperback Printing. Paperback. Very Good.

$14.95

THE REAL BOOK ABOUT EXPLORERS
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THE REAL BOOK ABOUT EXPLORERS

By Block, Irvin

New York: Garden City Books, 1952. 192 pp. Quarter-bound with black cloth and blue/red/black decorated boards; lettered in orange on the spine; illustrated endpapers. Illustrated with line drawings by Jules Gotlieb. Wear at the corners of the dustjacket with tears and chips around the edges; price clipped; no interior markings. The Chapters are: What's on the Other Side; Into the Rising Sun; Marco and His Millions; The Lost Continents; Steppingstones to America; Christopher Columbus - The Disappointed Traveler; El Dorado - Man of Gold; Cabeza de Vaca - Explorer in Spite of Himself; Magellan - The Whole World Round; Samuel de Champlain - Father of New France; Beyond Darien; Lewis and Clark and the Dream of Thomas Jefferson; Africa Refound; Timbuktu - Almost; The Good Doctor Livingstone; The Top; The Bottom; The Whole World Over; followed by Real Dates in Exploration and an Index.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good Only. Illus. by Jules Gotlieb;. 12mo.

$14.95

TRUE ADVENTURES GREAT EXPLORERS TOLD ME
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TRUE ADVENTURES GREAT EXPLORERS TOLD ME

By Ross, Betty

London: PHOXNIX HOUSE, 1959. 144 pp. Orange boards lettered in silver on the spine; illustrated with black and white plates and maps. Light wear on the corners with a few short nicks around the edges; price intact; bookseller's label on the front pastedown. The Contents are: Peter Freuchen - Inside Eskimo Land for Twenty Years; Jarvis Bey - He Freed Sinai from Desert Bandits; General Yadin - He Solved Riddles of the Dead Sea Scrolls; Sven Hedin - His Discoveries Filled in the Map of Asia; Thor Heyerdahl - He Braved the Pacific in a Raft; Sir Flinders Petrie - He Learned the Secrets of the Pharaohs; Sir Aurel Stein - He Unearthed Sand Buried Cities; and Dr Sylvanus Morley - He Discovered Lost Maya Cities.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

$14.95