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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.
$2498 USD                          Book Number: elala3726                         Order / Enquire

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, 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 are the meeting with 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.
$3996 USD                          Book Number: elala3727                         Order / Enquire

BELLOT, J[oseph] R[ené] [1826-1853].
Journal D'Un Voyage Aux Mers Polaires À La Recherche De Sir John Franklin, En 1851 Et 1852.Précédé D'Une Notice Sur La Vie Et Les Travaux De L'Auteur Par M. Julien Lemer.
Paris: Perrotin, 1854..
8vo. pp. lvi, 414, [1 leaf]. with half-title. engraved frontis. portrait., facsimile letter, & folding map. contemporary half roan (some wear to edges, slight chipping to upper front joint & lower rear joint, some scattered light foxing). First Edition. A young French naval officer, Bellot volunteered for British service in the search for the missing Sir John Franklin, and accompanied the expedition of 1851-52 under command of Sir William Kennedy on Lady Franklin's yacht, the Prince Albert. This posthumously published work describe that voyage to Prince Regent Inlet and investigation of the territory between Somerset Island and the Boothia Peninsula, including the discovery of Bellot Strait. On his second voyage, made on H.M.S. Phoenix in 1853, Bellot drowned in Wellington Strait when attempting to cross the ice with dispatches for Sir Edward Belcher, who was in charge of a concurrent expedition. Arctic Bib. 1304. Lande S169. Sabin 4567. TPL 3232. Story p. 64.
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Through Kamchatka By Dog-Sled & Skis.
Philadelphia: J.B.Lippincott Company, 1927..
8vo. pp. 284. 2 full-page text maps. 16 plates (incl. frontis.). original cloth, gilt vignette on upper cover (cloth scuffed & soiled, ex-lib.). First American Edition. "Popular account of two trips undertaken by members of the Swedish Expedition to Kamchatka, 1920-22. Includes description of Petropavlovsk and Ust-Kamchatsk and of the country, the native hunting, traveling and camp life (Kamchadals, Lamuts and Koryaks) as observed by the author while traveling from Petropavlovsk around the northern head of the peninsula, and south along the Okhotsk Sea to Bolsheredsk." (Arctic Bib.) Arctic Bib. 1431. Nerhood 774.
$150 USD                          Book Number: elala3333                         Order / Enquire

BERTON, Pierre.
The Mysterious North.
[Toronto]: McClelland & Stewart, [1989]..
8vo. pp. 391. 1 double-page map and 5 other single page maps. index. cloth. dw.
$51 USD                          Book Number: ARTeBERT36                         Order / Enquire

Steam Whaling In The Western Arctic.
New Bedford, MA: Published at the New Bedford Whaling Museum by the Old Dartmouth Historical Society, 1977..
4to. pp. 127. colour frontis. & numerous text illus. & maps. wrs. (sticker at head of spine). First Edition.
$35 USD                          Book Number: dola516                         Order / Enquire

BRAY, Émile Frédéric de.
A Frenchman In Search Of Franklin: De Bray's Arctic Journal 1852-1854.
Toronto, Buffalo & London: University of Toronto Press, [1992]..
8vo. pp. xxii, 339. frontis. portrait. illus. & maps in text. biblio. index. cloth. dw. Fine copy. First Edition, Translated & Edited by William Barr. The journal had never been previously published in any other language. In 1852 De Bray sailed on board the Resolute as part of Sir Edward Belcher's squadron bound for the Canadian Arctic in search of John Franklin and his crew, missing since 1845.
$60 USD                          Book Number: elala5863                         Order / Enquire

[BRUCE, William Speirs].
Life In The Antarctic Sixty photographs by Members of the Scottish National Arctic Expedition. [Gowan's Nature Books, No. 10].
London & Glasgow: Gowans & Gray, Ltd., 1907..
16mo. pp. [8]ads, 67, [5]ads. 60 full-page photo illus. wrs. with colour pictorial dw. (pieces chipped from edges of dw., some foxing to text leaves). First Reprint. Issued partly to solicit orders for large copies of the photographs taken on the Scottish National Arctic Expedition during the voyage of the Scotia in 1902-04. "Practically all of them are unique, many of the mammas and birds never having been previously photographed." (Foreword) Spence 202.
$150 USD                          Book Number: elala4489                         Order / Enquire

np.: Farrar, Straus And Young, INC., [1951]..
8vo. pp. ix, [3], 322. illus. on endleaves. cloth (ex.-lib., soiled). Fifth Printing.
$41 USD                          Book Number: ALIukBUL22                         Order / Enquire

Eighteenth Annual Report Of The Bureau Of American Ethnology To The Secretary Of The Smithsonian Institution 1896-97 By J.W.Powell Director.
Washington: Government Printing Office, 1899..
Part I (of II). 8vo. pp. lvii, 518. double-page coloured map. numerous plates & text illus. with tipped-in errata slip. original gilt-stamped cloth (bit rubbed several gatherings sprung). This first volume, complete in itself, is devoted to Edward William Nelson's account of 'The Eskimo About Bering Strait', with chapters on clothing and personal adornment, utensils and implements for daily living, arts and manufactures, and hunting and fishing, travel and transportation, villages and houses, tobacco and smoking, social customs, feasts and festivals, religion and mythology, and folk tales.
$275 USD                          Book Number: elala2166                         Order / Enquire

BYRD, Richard Evelyn [1888-1957].
Little America Aerial Exploration In The Antarctic The Flight To The South Pole.
New York & London: G.P.Putnam's Sons, 1930..
8vo. pp. xvi, 422. frontis. portrait, numerous double-sided plates & 4 maps (2 folding). illus. on endleaves. A fine untrimmed copy in original cloth. First Trade Edition. Spence 226.
$150 USD                          Book Number: elala2678                         Order / Enquire

CABOT, William B[rooks] [1858-1949].
In Northern Labrador.
Boston: Richard G. Badger, The Goreham Press, [1912]..
8vo. pp. xii, [2], 292. tipped-in errata slip. 47 plates (incl. frontis.) containing numerous illus. from photographs by the author. map on front endleaves. A fine copy in original cloth, t.e.g. (2 leaves a bit roughly opened). First American Edition. A record of the American engineer's five summer journeys into the northern Labrador interior to study the Naskapi First Nation from 1903 to 1910, with accounts of hunting, fishing, trekking and canoeing. "[Cabot's] journals and photographs form an invaluable anthropological record of the region's native people before they lost much of their traditional culture." (John Dillon, article in Harvard Magazine, 2001) Arctic Bib. 2601. O'Dea 1531.
$200 USD                          Book Number: elala5674                         Order / Enquire

CAMERON, Agnes Deans [1863-1912].
The New North Being Some Account of a Woman's Journey through Canada to the Arctic.
New York & London: D.Appleton And Company, 1910..
8vo. pp. xix, 398. with half-title. map, frontis. & numerous text illus. after photographs, many by the author. A nice bright copy in original cloth, colour map mounted on upper cover, t.e.g., others untrimmed (spine ends little frayed). First Edition. The author, a British Columbia school teacher and trustee, undertook the 10,000-mile journey herein described in 1908 at the age of forty-five and became the first white woman to reach the Canadian arctic overland. She travelled from Chicago to the Arctic Ocean by way of Winnipeg, Calgary, Athabasca, Great Slave Lake, and the Mackenzie River, returning via the Peace River and Lesser Slave Lake. Arctic Bib. 2657. Peel 2105. Smith 1397.
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Osteology of the Western and Central Eskimos.Including a special report upon the Dentition By S.G.Ritchie and J.Stanley Bagnall. (Report Of The Canadian Arctic Expedition 1913-18 Volume XII: the Copper Eskimos Part C).Southern Party 1913-16.
Ottawa: F.A.Acland, 1923..
8vo. pp. 79c. 2 full-page text illus. & 7 plates. original printed wrs. Arctic Bib. 2669.
$50 USD                          Book Number: elala2558                         Order / Enquire

Report On the Dominion Government Expedition To Hudson Bay And The Arctic Islands On Board The D.G.S.Neptune 1903-1904. By A.P.Low., Officer in charge.
Ottawa: Government Printing Bureau, 1906..
8vo. pp. xvii, 355. with half-title. large folding coloured map in rear pocket. numerous plates & text illus. (incl. frontis.). contemporary gilt-stamped red morocco, gilt edges & inside dentelles (rubbed, front flyleaf & blanks spotted). First Edition. The expedition, commanded by Albert Peter Low, was sent to patrol the waters and to assist in the establishment of permanent government stations on the shores. In addition to an account of the voyage, the report includes an historical summary of arctic exploration, and notes on geography, geology, whaling, the life and customs of the Esquimaux, navigation of Hudson's Bay, &c. Arctic Bib. 2717. O'Dea 1349.
$205 USD                          Book Number: ANApoCAN96                         Order / Enquire

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