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ARCTIC MISCELLANIES. A Souvenir Of The Late Polar Search. By The Officers And Seamen Of The Expedition.
London: Colburn And Co., 1852..
8vo. pp. xviii, 347, [1] + [34]ads. with half-title. coloured lithographed frontis. 10 wood-engraved text illus. title vignette. modern half calf, gilt edges, original gilt-stamped cloth sides bound in (slight chipping to edges of 2 leaves repaired). First Edition. "A collection of articles extracted from a manuscript newspaper called "Aurora borealis," published monthly and edited by one of the officers of the Assistance, during the expedition under Sir H.T.Austin in search of Franklin, 1850-51, in Canadian Arctic waters. The collection includes a variety of whimsical and informative articles by members of the expedition [Admiral Sir John Ross, Commander McClintock, Commander Ommanney, Lieut. Osborn], on animals and birds, sledge journeys, entertainment, history, and the Eskimos, etc." (Arctic Bib.) Arctic Bib. 651. TPL 3128. Lande 926. Sabin 1924. Smith 273.
$1998 USD                          Book Number: elala2673                         Order / Enquire




NORTHERN Regions; Or, Uncle Richard's Relation Of Captain Parry's Voyages For The Discovery Of A North-West Passage, And Franklin's And Cochrane's Overland Journeys To Other Parts Of The World.
New-York: Published By O.A. Roorbach, W.E. Dean, Printer, 1827..
12mo. pp. xii, [13]-256. additional engraved title [Captain Parry's Voyages For The Discovery.], 12 wood-engraved plates & 2 full-page text illus. publisher's ads mounted on front paste-down. original roan-backed bds. (spine chipped & split, some foxing & dampstaining). First American Edition (the only edition listed in the bibliographies consulted). Arctic Bib. 12553 (calling for 11 illus. & plates). Sabin 55829 (8 plates). Hill p. 215.
$179 USD                          Book Number: ARTNORTH93                         Order / Enquire



(ARCTIC).
RECENT EXPEDITIONS To The Eastern Polar Seas. 1. Voyage Of The Hansa And Germania. 2. Voyage Of the Tegethoff.
Edinburgh & New York: T.Nelson And Sons, 1886..
8vo. pp. 143. 2 double-page maps & 12 full-page text illus. original black-stamped cloth (extremities frayed). London, cfArctic Bib. 14302.
$100 USD                          Book Number: elala3234                         Order / Enquire



ABERCROMBIE, W[illiam] R[alph] [b. 1857].
Alaska. 1899. Copper River Exploring Expedition.
Washington: Government Printing Office, 1900..
8vo. pp. 169. 168 illus. after photographs on 127 plates. lacking the folding map. original cloth (bound upside down, few stains to cloth, spine ends frayed & spine nicked, short marginal tears in a few plates - no loss). First Edition. The expedition, commanded by Abercrombie, explored the area and constructed an 80-mile pack trail from Valdez through the Chugach Mountains to the Klutena River divide in order to connect Eagle City on the Yukon with Valdez by way of Copper Centre. Arctic Bib. 18342. Ricks p. 1. Wickersham 7772.
$79 USD                          Book Number: elala3280                         Order / Enquire



ABRUZZI, Luigi Amedeo of Savoy, Duke of.
On the "Polar Star" In The Arctic Sea.Translated By William Le Queux.
London: Hutchinson & Co., 1903..
2 Volumes. large 8vo. pp. xvi, 346, [xvii]-xxii; viii, [347]-702, [ix]-xii. with half-titles. titles in red & black. 16 photogravure plates, 2 folding panoramas, 5 coloured maps (2 folding) & 212 text illus. (many full-page). original gilt-stamped cloth (shaken, cloth scuffed, extremities slightly frayed, library stamps on front flyleaves). First Edition of the English Translation of Abruzzi's account of the 1899-1900 Italian expedition to the Arctic. Travelling on the 'Stella Polare' from Archangel, the expedition sailed across the Barents Sea to Rudolph Island and Franz Joseph Land. The work includes an account, written by Umberto Cagni, of the sledge party's unsuccessful attempt to reach the North Pole and their journey to 83° 16'. Arctic Bib. 10423. National Maritime Museum I 1001.
$599 USD                          Book Number: elala2542                         Order / Enquire



[ADAMS, William Henry Davenport].
The Arctic World: Its Plants, Animals, And Natural Phenomena. With a Historical Sketch of Arctic Discovery.
London, Edinburgh & New York: T.Nelson & Sons, 1876..
folio. pp. viii, [9]-276. 118 wood-engraved text illus. (many full-page, incl. frontis.). original black & gilt-stamped cloth, t.e.g. (extremities frayed, head of spine chipped, light spotting to outer leaves). school prize bookplate on front paste-down. First Edition. Not in Arctic Bib.
$250 USD                          Book Number: elala3281                         Order / Enquire



ALEXANDER, Caroline.
The Endurance Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition (In Association With The American Museum Of Natural History).
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1999..
8vo. pp. 5 p.l., 211, [3]. text illus. quarter cloth. dw. Seventh Printing.
$41 USD                          Book Number: AEXeALEX39                         Order / Enquire



ALSFORD, Stephen (Ed.).
The Meta Incognita Project Contributions to Field Studies. Mercury Series Directorate Paper No. 6.
[Hull]: Canadian Museum of Civilization in collaboration with the Arctic Studies Center, Smithsonian Museum of Natural Histo.
8vo. pp. viii, 219. text illus. wrs.
$31 USD                          Book Number: ASFeALSF23                         Order / Enquire



ANDERSON, Johann [1674-1743].
Nachrichten Von Island, Grönland und der Strasse Davis, zum wahren Nutzen der Wissenschaften und der Handlung.
Frankfurt & Leipzig: 1747..
8vo. pp. 15 p.l., 368, [7]index. engraved frontis., folding engraved map, & 4 folding engraved plates. woodcut ornaments. later half calf (light browning to plates). Second Edition (1st: 1746) of this description of Iceland, Greenland and Davis Strait. Emphasis is placed on the natural history and commercial potential of the islands, and there is also discussion of the Esquimaux of Greenland. Johann Anderson, German lawyer and geographer, became syndic and then first burgomaster (in 1732) of his native city, Hamburg, and assisted at many important international negotiations, including the Treaty of Utrecht. This is his most important work, published after his death. The appendix contains a brief grammar and vocabulary of the Icelandic language explained in German and Danish. Fiske p. 10. JCB I 844 (calling for 13 p.l., 1 map & 3 plates). Lauridsen p. 35. Sabin 1405. cfBell A204 (1746 edn.).
$2997 USD                          Book Number: elala980                         Order / Enquire



BACK, Captain [George] [1796-1878].
Narrative Of The Arctic Land Expedition To The Mouth Of The Great Fish River, And Along The Shores Of The Arctic Ocean, In The Years 1833, 1834, And 1835.
London: John Murray, 1836..
8vo. pp. x, [1 leaf]list of plates, 663, [1]. large folding engraved map & 16 engraved & lithographed plates. 8 wood-engraved text illus. (incl. map). original blind-stamped cloth (joints repaired, pp. 109-112 misbound after p. 100). First Edition. Back had previously gained considerable experience as an arctic explorer through his participation in the abortive Buchan expedition and Franklin's two overland expeditions. Back was "one of the first competent artists to penetrate into the Canadian Arctic"; the many watercolours and drawings which he produced and which enhance his narratives and those of Franklin "are now considered an invaluable record of early northern history" (DCB). Although Back was highly valued by the British Admiralty, he was not a popular personality and he developed a fairly controversial reputation as a dandy, womanizer and hopeless egocentric. The privately financed, government-assisted expedition described in this narrative was undertaken in 1833, for the purpose of aiding members of the Second Ross expedition, from whom no one had heard since 1828. They were also to conduct scientific investigations and a geographical survey of an unknown section of arctic coast. They travelled overland from Montreal to Slave River and Great Slave Lake, and descended the Thleweechodozeth or Great Fish River (later renamed the Back River) to the arctic coast, thence along Chantrey Inlet to Ogle Point. The work also includes a valuable appendix on natural history and scientific subjects by Back, Richardson, Hooker, Children, Fitton and King, a discussion of Hearne's journey, 1769-72, by Richardson (chapt. 5), observations on the Netsilik Esquimaux at the mouth of the Back River, &c. A list of subscribers to the expedition occupies pp. 638-63. Field 63 (17 plates). Lande 935. Sabin 2613n. cfArctic Bib. 851. cfSmith 393. cfTPL 1873. DCB X pp. 26-29. Story p. 44.
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BACK, Captain [George] [1796-1878].
Narrative Of The Arctic Land Expedition To The Mouth Of The Great Fish River, And Along The Shores Of The Arctic Ocean, In The Years 1833, 1834, And 1835.
London: John Murray, 1836..
8vo. pp. x, [1 leaf]list of plates, 663, [1]. large folding engraved map & 16 engraved & lithographed plates. 8 wood-engraved text illus. (incl. map). untrimmed in full modern calf by Annegret Hunter-Elsenbach, spine richly gilt (map neatly backed on rice paper, some leaves with light marginal dampstains). First Edition. Back had previously gained considerable experience as an arctic explorer through his participation in the abortive Buchan expedition and Franklin's two overland expeditions. Back was "one of the first competent artists to penetrate into the Canadian Arctic"; the many watercolours and drawings which he produced and which enhance his narratives and those of Franklin "are now considered an invaluable record of early northern history" (DCB). Although Back was highly valued by the British Admiralty, he was not a popular personality and he developed a fairly controversial reputation as a dandy, womanizer and hopeless egocentric. The privately financed, government-assisted expedition described in this narrative was undertaken in 1833, for the purpose of aiding members of the Second Ross expedition, from whom no one had heard since 1828. They were also to conduct scientific investigations and a geographical survey of an unknown section of arctic coast. They travelled overland from Montreal to Slave River and Great Slave Lake, and descended the Thleweechodozeth or Great Fish River (later renamed the Back River) to the arctic coast, thence along Chantrey Inlet to Ogle Point. The work also includes a valuable appendix on natural history and scientific subjects by Back, Richardson, Hooker, Children, Fitton and King, a discussion of Hearne's journey, 1769-72, by Richardson (chapt. 5), observations on the Netsilik Esquimaux at the mouth of the Back River, &c. A list of subscribers to the expedition occupies pp. 638-63. Arctic Bib. 851. Sabin 2613. Smith 393. TPL 1873. cfField 63 (17 plates). cfLande 935. DCB X pp. 26-29. Story p. 44.
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BACK, Captain [George] [1796-1878].
Narrative Of The Arctic Land Expedition To The Mouth Of The Great Fish River, And Along The Shores Of The Arctic Ocean, In The Years 1833, 1834, And 1835.
London: John Murray, 1836..
4to. pp. x, [1 leaf]list of plates, 663, [1]. large folding engraved map & 16 engraved & lithographed plates on india paper, mounted. 8 wood-engraved text illus. (incl. map). modern bds. (very occasional light foxing, some offsetting from plates). First Edition: Large-Paper Admiralty Issue. Back had previously gained considerable experience as an arctic explorer through his participation in the abortive Buchan expedition and Franklin's two overland expeditions. Back was "one of the first competent artists to penetrate into the Canadian Arctic"; the many watercolours and drawings which he produced and which enhance his narratives and those of Franklin "are now considered an invaluable record of early northern history" (DCB). Although Back was highly valued by the British Admiralty, he was not a popular personality and he developed a fairly controversial reputation as a dandy, womanizer and hopeless egocentric. The privately financed, government-assisted expedition described in this narrative was undertaken in 1833, for the purpose of aiding members of the Second Ross expedition, from whom no one had heard since 1828. They were also to conduct scientific investigations and a geographical survey of an unknown section of arctic coast. They travelled overland from Montreal to Slave River and Great Slave Lake, and descended the Thleweechodozeth or Great Fish River (later renamed the Back River) to the arctic coast, thence along Chantrey Inlet to Ogle Point. The work also includes a valuable appendix on natural history and scientific subjects by Back, Richardson, Hooker, Children, Fitton and King, a discussion of Hearne's journey, 1769-72, by Richardson (chapt. 5), observations on the Netsilik Esquimaux at the mouth of the Back River, &c. A list of subscribers to the expedition occupies pp. 638-63. Arctic Bib. 851. Field 63 (17 plates). Lande 935. Sabin 2613. cfSmith 393. cfTPL 1873. DCB X pp. 26-29. Story p. 44.
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BARTLETT, Robert A[bram] [1875-1946] & Ralph T. HALE.
The Last Voyage Of The Karluk Flagship of Vilhjalmar Stefansson's Canadian Arctic Expedition of 1913-16.
Toronto: McClelland, Goodchild & Stewart, [1916]..
8vo. pp. 6 p.l., 329. 4 maps & 22 plates. Untrimmed & partly unopened in original cloth (library pocket on rear paste-down & number on lower spine, otherwise very good, with no other marking). First Canadian Edition. Bartlett was captain of the Karluk, the ship carrying the northern party of the Canadian Arctic expedition of 1913-16 led by Vilhjalmar Stefansson. He recounts his voyage north to Alaska from Esquimault, the departure of Stefansson and others to search for fresh meat when the ship was trapped by ice, the drift in Beaufort and Chukchi Seas, the sinking of the Karluk, the sledge journey to Wrangell Island, and the eventual rescue of the survivors. Almost half of the crew died on the expedition. cfArctic Bib. 1112.
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BEECHEY, F[rederick] W[illiam] [1796-1856].
A Voyage Of Discovery Towards The North Pole, Performed In His Majesty's Ships Dorothea And Trent, Under The Command Of Captain David Buchan, R.N.: 1818; To Which Is Added, A Summary Of All The Early Attempts To Reach The Pacific By Way Of The Pole.
London: Richard Bentley, 1843..
8vo. pp. ix, [1], [2]divisional title, 351, [1]. folding map. 6 plates (incl. 2 folding lithographs, 3 steel-engravings & 1 wood-engraved plate, after drawings by Beechey). contemporary polished calf, gilt back (slightly rubbed, repaired tear to 1 plate - no loss). First Edition. The year 1818 marked the beginning of renewed British interest in the search for an arctic passage to the Pacific. Two expeditions were undertaken, John Ross's to the north-west and John Buchan's to the north-east. Beechey served on the latter on board the Trent, commanded by John Franklin. The two ships, Dorothea and Trent, sailed from the Shetland Islands into the western and northern Svalbard waters, but did not get beyond Spitsbergen, returning along the Greenland coast. In addition to describing the voyage, Beechey provides details regarding surveying and ice conditions, as well as accounts of earlier voyages to discover a north-east passage near West Spitsbergen and Novaya Zemlya (Barents, Hudson, Baffin, Phipps, &c.), and attempts to establish colonies on West Spitsbergen and Jan Mayen. Arctic Bib. 1230. Hill pp. 19-20. National Maritime Museum I 817. Sabin 4349 (5 plates). TPL 1132.
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BELCHER, Sir Edward [1789-1877].
The Last Of The Arctic Voyages; Being A Narrative Of The Expedition In H.M.S. Assistance.In Search Of Sir John Franklin, During The Years 1852-53-54.
London: Lovell Reeve, 1855..
2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. 1 p.l., xx, 383; vii, 419. complete with half-titles. 3 folding maps (2 in pocket), 36 lithographed plates (16 in colour), & 25 wood-engravings in the text. A near fine copy in attractive modern half morocco (tears to map folds repaired - no loss). tipped-in 1-page ALS from dedicatee, Francis Beaufort, to 'Smyth', dated Admiralty, Sept. 6/43. First Edition. Halifax-born Belcher, a grandson of Jonathan Belcher, chief justice of Nova Scotia, gained considerable distinction as a surveyor in the Royal Navy. He served under Beechey on the western arctic coastal survey in 1825-27, and subsequently headed surveys of the west coast of North and South America and in the South China Sea. In 1852, he was placed in command of an expedition of five ships (Resolute, Intrepid, North Star, Assistance, and Pioneer) to search in the Canadian Arctic for Sir John Franklin for Sir John Franklin, missing since 1845. Belcher records his sailing through Wellington Channel and discovery of Exmouth and North Cornwall Islands and the Belcher Channel leading to Jones Sound. Also described is the meeting and rescue of Commdr. Robert McClure of the Investigator on northern Banks Island by the western arm of the expedition under Henry Kellett. Belcher's decision to abandon four ships icebound in Wellington Channel in 1854 led to his court-martial, and despite his acquittal, he continued to be severely criticized in England. Weather and ice conditions are recorded throughout, as well as optical phenomena, natural history, scurvy, &c. and a summary is given of the results of Franklin' search expeditions to date. Appended are several scientific reports on natural history: John Richardson on fishes, J.W.Salter on fossils, Lovell Reeve on shells, Thomas Bell on crustacea, &c. Abbey, Travel, 645. Arctic Bib. 1241. Hill p. 21. Sabin 4389. TPL 3409. Story p. 60. DCB X pp. 42-43.
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