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...<b> Greenland Lies North  </b>, Carlson, William S.
1 Carlson, William S. ... Greenland Lies North
New York: The MacMillan Company, 1940 First Edition – First Printing. Hardcover in Dust Jacket.

 Illustrations by Phyllis Wesley; maps and drawings. 
The Author and a young friend were the only white men to remain at the frozen outpost in northern Greenland with the native people. Besides being an authoritative travel book, kit is a sensitive and appealing story of Greenland and the native Eskimo [Inuit] culture.

Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve. Light handling with small losses at tips. Some fade to spine and toning of the white of rear panel.
 
Price: 45.00 USD

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…<b>Peter’s Freuchen’s Adventures in the Arctic.</b>, Freuchen, Dagmar - editor
2 Freuchen, Dagmar - editor Peter’s Freuchen’s Adventures in the Arctic.
New York: Julian Messner, Inc. 1960 First Edition. Hard cover with Dust Jacket.
 
Light blue cloth covered boards. Bindings square and tight. Text clean with previous owner’s name on half-title page. Illustrated with photographs. Dust jacket with minimal wear in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve. 8.5 inches tall, 383 pages.

 
Price: 20.00 USD

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…<b>Kabloona “A White Man Alone in the Arctic Among the Eskimos”</b><br>, Gontran, Galantiere, In Collaboration with Lewis De Poncins
3 Gontran, Galantiere, In Collaboration with Lewis De Poncins Kabloona “A White Man Alone in the Arctic Among the Eskimos”

New York: Inc., Reynal & Hitchcock, 1941.
 First Trade Edition,
 Hardcover in Dust Jacket.
 8vo. 339 pages followed by b/w photographs.
 Map endpages.
 Illustrated with photos and drawings including 4 color plates.
 
An account of the author’s life with the Nesilik Eskimo on King William Island, 1938-39.

Publisher’s cloth. Bindings firm and square. Text clean. Light even toning. Map Endpages. Previous owner’s name stamp on front endpage. Moderate shelf wear. Dust jacket has handling wear. Small loss top spine. In a protective Mylar sleeve. Illustrated with photos and drawings including 4 color plates.
 
Price: 30.00 USD

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...<b>Arctic Explorations: The Second Grinnell Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin, in the Years 1853, '54, '55<BR> Volume  2.</b>, Kane, Elisha Kent
4 Kane, Elisha Kent ...Arctic Explorations: The Second Grinnell Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin, in the Years 1853, '54, '55
Volume 2.

Philadelphia: Childs and Peterson, 1856 First Edition. Leather. Illustrations: J.M Butler; Van Ingen & Snyder. Elisha Kent Kane. Engraved frontispiece portrait. Vignette title-page in each volume, 18 engraved tissue-guarded steel engraved plates. 
First Edition. Rebound in dark brown grained leather, with gilt titles. Bindings very tight. Text clean with occasional spotting. --- Illustrated with 300+ engravings from sketches by the author. Steel plates by J.M Butler and wood engravings by Van Ingen & Snyder. Two maps, One is large folding map; Baffin Bay map has a tear near joint. Bindings tight, hinges firm, Spine sun-faded. Wear spine tips. Corners pushed. Text clean, some minor foxing with tissue-guards not affecting plates. All plates present with tissue guards.

As described by the title-pages, the volumes are "Illustrated by upwards of three hundred engravings, from sketches by the author. The steel plates executed [by J. Hamilton and others] under the superintendence of J.M. Butler, the wood engravings by Van Ingen & Snyder." The plates total 20 altogether, including frontispieces.

As ship's surgeon Kane had accompanied the first American expedition to search for missing British explorer Sir John Franklin in 1850. "Kane quickly impressed British explorers with his intelligence and traveling experience.
In August 1850 the fleet located Franklin's first winter base on Beechey Island, along with the graves of three of Franklin's men. Further searches by the Advance failed to locate Franklin's expedition.
The Advance returned to the United States in September 1851. Kane's belief that Franklin might have gone further north persuaded Grinnell and the U.S. Navy to support a second expedition to search for the lost explorers. Kane led this new expedition in the Advance to seek a more northerly route near Greenland.

 
Price: 195.00 USD

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...<b> Finding the North Pole by Cook and Perry. </b><br>, Morris, Charles: Editor
5 Morris, Charles: Editor ... Finding the North Pole by Cook and Perry.

Philadelphia: W. C. Skull, 1909 Hardcover.
 pp xii, [5],17-448, 32 plates, Portrait Frontispiece.
 Illustrated with plates. 
The work contains sketches of Cook's and Peary's early Arctic expeditions, the Cook Peary controversy and the 19th century exploration of the North East and Northwest Passages.

Publisher's grey cloth and highly decorative boards and spine. Mild wear to the edges. Scuff on front free endpage from eraser of a name. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. [Arctic Bibliography 11754]
 
Price: 29.95 USD

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...<b>Arctic Manual <br>[An overview of living in the Arctic using Inuit and modern methods.  ]</b>, Stefansson, Vilhjalmur
6 Stefansson, Vilhjalmur ...Arctic Manual
[An overview of living in the Arctic using Inuit and modern methods. ]

New York: Macmillan, 1953 4th Printing 
Inscribed to anthropologist and historian Alvin H. Morrison. /For Alvin H Morrison from his colleague in Northern Studies./ On front-free-endpage.

Prepared under the direction of the Chief of the Air Corps: United States Army With a Special Introduction and Index.
Anthropologist and Arctic explorer, Stefansson, author of MY LIFE WITH THE ESKIMOS, gives realistic advice on how to survive in the inhospitable, misunderstood land of ice, written for the U. S. Army Air Corps. He also tells how NOT to build an igloo.
Bindings tight and square. Text clean. Light shelf handling to edges.
Dust jacket intact with price. Has mild tong to spine. Light wear to edges and corners; small loss at corners.

 
Price: 160.00 USD

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...<b>To Greenland and the Pole, a Story of Adventure in the Arctic Regions</b><br>, [19th Century Exploration; Fridjof Nansen] Stables, Gordon
7 [19th Century Exploration; Fridjof Nansen] Stables, Gordon ...To Greenland and the Pole, a Story of Adventure in the Arctic Regions

London and New York: Blackie and Son Limited / Charles Scibner's, c1890.
 Hardcover.
 8vo; 350 pages + 16 pages of illustrated Publisher's Advertisements.
 Illustrated with a color two-page map and 8 gloss plates by G.C.Hindley.
 
The author is himself an old Arctic voyager and has thus made excellent use of all available material in describing a journey across Greenland and a successful voyage to the back of the North Pole Besides this wonderful sea yarn there are accounts of deer hunting in Norway sealing in the Arctic Seas bear stalking on the ice floes and walking on snow shoes in the north of Scotland. The story is based on the recent exploits of Fridjof Nansen.

Bound in publisher’s illustrated green cloth. All edges stained green. Bindings very tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. With occasional spotting. Moderate handling wear with small rubs at corners. A very handsome copy.
 
Price: 65.00 USD

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...<b>Schwatka's Search: Sleding in the Arctic in Quest of the Franklin Records  </b><br>, [Arctic Exploration] Gilder, William H.
8 [Arctic Exploration] Gilder, William H. ...Schwatka's Search: Sleding in the Arctic in Quest of the Franklin Records

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1881.
 Hardcover.
 8vo; xvi, 316, 3 ad pages; with Maps and Illustrations.
 
Chronicling the account by New York Herald correspondent Gilder of his travel with Schwatka searching for a landmark on King William's Island that turned out to no longer contain records from the long-lost Franklin Expedition, and the ensuing journey by sled across the Canadian Arctic.

From August 1878 to August 1880 five men navigated northern Canada searching for Franklin's records; the book contains details of sledging, travel conditions, notes on Eskimos, seal and walrus hunting.

Decorated dark green cloth covered boards Bindings firm. Boards have had wear and were somewhat repaired in the past. Text clean with even age-toning.
 
Price: 75.00 USD

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...<b> The Polar Regions in the Twentieth Century </b><br>, [Arctic Exploration] Greely, Major General A. W.
9 [Arctic Exploration] Greely, Major General A. W. ... The Polar Regions in the Twentieth Century

Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1928.
 First Edition, First Printing.
 Hardcover.
 8.75 inches tall. 270 pages.
 Illustrated with photographs and drawn maps.
 
The author distinguished himself in the Civil War; survived a harrowing journey toward the North Pole in 1881 - 1883. He was trapped on Cape Sabine, losing all of his crew but six.

Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Lacking Dust jacket. Previous owner's name discretely on front end page.

A lovely full-color map of the Arctic Regions is attached at the rear and there are 27 photographic plates illustrating the region, its inhabitants and several explorers.
 
Price: 39.95 USD

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...<b> The Conquest of the Poles </b><br>, [Arctic Exploration] Judd, Alfred
10 [Arctic Exploration] Judd, Alfred ... The Conquest of the Poles

London: T. C. & E. C. Jack, Ltd., 1924.
 Hardcover.
 Illustrated with photographic plates and two small maps.
 
The narrative covers Greenland, the March to the North Pole and the Race to the South Pole. Written for the youth audience.

Bindings firm and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Ex-school library, no external markings simply a few name stamps.
 
Price: 19.95 USD

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...<b> The Polar Hunters </b><br>, [Arctic Exploration] Rolt-Wheeler, Francis
11 [Arctic Exploration] Rolt-Wheeler, Francis ... The Polar Hunters

Boston: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1917.
 First Edition, First Printing.
 Hardcover.
 Illustrated with 34 illustrations loaned from the American Museum of Natural history. 
Adapted from the preface: The story of American Arctic exploration presented to show the boys of the USA the full glory oft their heritage, to reveal to them the full measure of the daring of the work…”

Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Mild hand soling to the boards. Previous owner’s Bookplate.
 
Price: 39.95 USD

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...<b> FIRST OVER EVEREST : <BR>  The Houston-Mount Everest Expedition, 1933.  </b>, [Aviation] Fellowes, P.F.M.; Blacker, L,V, Stewart; & Etherton, P.T.; (John Buchan, Foreword)
12 [Aviation] Fellowes, P.F.M.; Blacker, L,V, Stewart; & Etherton, P.T.; (John Buchan, Foreword) ... FIRST OVER EVEREST :
The Houston-Mount Everest Expedition, 1933.

London: John Lane, 1933. First English Edition. Hardcover.
 
An account of the more ambitious aeronautical flights of the early twentieth century, the Houston-Mount Everest expedition. Flying in formation higher than any before the first flight over Mount Everest in 1933, was in a Westland PV-3 biplane. The extremity endured by the crews of these aeroplanes helped demonstrate the need for pressurized cabins in modern aircraft. It was also the first detailed and scientific survey of the Himalaya region. Indirectly, the expedition resulted in the formation of Scottish Aviation Ltd (now part of BAE Systems).

Illustrated with folding charts and numerous plates, one of which is in 3-D, to be viewed with lenses contained in a pocket on the rear pastedown. 279 pages. Has 3-D glass in rear envelop.

Bindings tight with a minor shelf lean. Text clean. Light shelf handling. Lacking Dust Jacket. Gift Inscription. Stamp of Davenport Museum.

A film, Wings over Everest, by Ivor Montagu and Geoffrey Barkas, was made of the record-setting flight. 
Price: 65.00 USD

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…<b>Dwellers in Arctic Night.</b>, [Canada, Arctic, Inuit] Fleming, A. L.
13 [Canada, Arctic, Inuit] Fleming, A. L. Dwellers in Arctic Night.
Westminster, England: Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts 1928. First Edition – First Printing. Stiff card stock wraps 
Account of life with the Inuit in Arctic Canada.

50+ illustrations mainly from photographs. Map of Northern Canada. The plates are a mixture of landscapes and portraits of the people.

Stiff card stock wraps with decorations. Bindings square and firm. Light handling wear. Small rub lower spine. Text clean, no ownership markings. 7.25 inches tall. 168 pages.

 
Price: 35.00 USD

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...<b> Ice With Everything </b><br>, [Greenland, Iceland, Sailing] Tilman, H. W.
14 [Greenland, Iceland, Sailing] Tilman, H. W. ... Ice With Everything

1974: Gray's Publishing, USA.
 0888260504 / 9780888260505 First Edition, First Printing.
 Hardcover in Dust Jacket.
 Illustrated with photos and map endpages.
 
An old fashioned adventure and a sea story, Mr. Bill Tilman, a classic adventurer right up to his last days.

His love for mountaineering, ocean sailing and the old English pilot cutters speaks clearly to us in this interesting little volume. The waters off Iceland, Greenland, northern Scotland comprise this adventure.

Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve light shelf handling.

 
Price: 14.95 USD

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...<b> The Last Secrets: The Final Mysteries of Exploration </b><br>, [World Exploration] Buchan, John
15 [World Exploration] Buchan, John ... The Last Secrets: The Final Mysteries of Exploration

Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1924.
 First Edition, First Printing. [American]
 Hardcover.
 Illustrated with photographs and maps.
 
A study of world exploration and explorers. Topics include: Lhasa; The Gorges of the Brahmaputra; North & South Polar exploration; Africa: The Mountains of the Moon; Mount McKinley & Mount Everest; The Holy Cities of Islam; New Guinea.

Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. 303 pages, 7.5 inches tall.
 
Price: 29.95 USD

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