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WALKER, Ernest P.
Alaska: America's Continental Frontier Outpost (Smithsonian Institution War Background Studies Number 13) Publication 3733.
Washington: Smithsonian Institution, 1943..
8vo. pp. iv, 57. 11 double-sided plates (one single-sided). 1 folding map. text illus. biblio. wrs. (lib. markings to lower spine, soiled).
$41 USD                          Book Number: ALKasWAL40                         Order / Enquire

WELLS, John C[ampion].
The Gateway To The Polynia. A Voyage To Spitzbergen.New and Cheaper Edition.
London: Henry S. King & Co., 1876..
8vo. pp. ix, [1 leaf], 355. with half-title. 12 wood-engraved plates, 1 folding diagram, 1 folding colour map, & several text. illus. original gilt-stamped pictorial cloth (extremities frayed, joints rubbed, hinges cracked, occasional light foxing). "Narrative of a whaling trip with Leigh Smith in summer 1872 to West Spitzbergen on the cruiser yacht Samson (reaching 80°30' N. 12º E.) which the author accompanied to confirm sea-water temperature observations made in the previous year by Smith. Includes introductory chapter on the history of arctic exploration." (Arctic Bib.) The folding plan is a longitudinal section of the whaling vessel. Scarce. cfArctic Bib. 27326.
$350 USD                          Book Number: elala3609                         Order / Enquire

WHALLEY, George.
The Legend Of John Hornby.
Toronto: Macmillan of Canada, [1962]..
8vo. pp. xiv, 367, [3]. 6 maps on 2 folding sheets. 26 illus. on 10 double-sided plates. index. cloth (spine faded). dw. (tears to edges of dw.). First Edition of this "authoritative biography" of the English explorer John Hornby in which "this restless figure is re-created and related to his contemporaries with whom he was associated during his wanderings in the Barren Lands." (Story p. 362) In Inheriting a Canoe Paddle: The Canoe in Discourses of English-Canadian Nationalism (2013), Misao Dean describes Whalley's biography as being beautifully written and meticulously researched, and identifies it as one of the great texts of Canadian modernism. Hornby died tragically in the Barren Lands together with his young cousin and another young companion in 1927.
$150 USD                          Book Number: elala5883                         Order / Enquire

WHITNEY, Caspar [1862-1929].
On Snow-Shoes To The Barren Grounds Twenty-Eight Hundred Miles After Musk-Oxen And Wood-Bison.
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1896..
8vo. pp. x, 324. with half-title. frontis., 34 plates (incl. in pagination), 1 full-page map & numerous other text illus. original cloth, t.e.g., others untrimmed (cloth bit spotted, light foxing to first few leaves). First Edition. The author, an American sportsman and editor of Harper's magazine describes his six-month hunting excursion to the Barren Lands north of Great Slave Lake. Whitney left Edmonton on December 29, 1894, crossed the Arctic Circle, and reached almost as far as Coronation Gulf, stopping at Hudson' Bay Company trading posts on the way (Ft. McMurray, Ft. Chipewyan, Ft. Smith, and Ft. Resolution). His narrative includes much detail on native races and their customs. Fifteen of the plates are after drawings by Frederic Remington. Arctic Bib. 19410. Story p. 52.
$300 USD                          Book Number: elala3610                         Order / Enquire

WILKINS, Sir [George] Hubert.
Under The North Pole: The Wilkins-Ellsworth Submarine Expedition.
[New York]: Brewer, Warren & Putnam, [1931]..
8vo. pp. xiv, 347. 3 portraits, 1 full-page map & 34 other illus. on 16 double-sided plates. map endleaves. cloth. dw. (dw. torn & repaired with cellotape, book very good). First Edition. An account of the plans for launching the first submarine expedition to the arctic led by Australian Hubert Wilkins and funded by wealthy American financier Lincoln Ellsworth. Unfortunately the Nautilus was plagued with mechanical problems throughout the 1931 expedition and although some scientific experiments were conducted, it failed in its primary objective of submerging and crossing under the North Pole.
$200 USD                          Book Number: dola2224                         Order / Enquire

Land of the Long Day.
Toronto: Clarke & Irwin Co., 1955..
8vo. pp. vii, 261, [1]. coloured frontis. 9 plates (some in colour). maps on endleaves. cloth. dw. (small chip to head of spine & upper corners of dw., couple short tears to extremities). First Edition.
$40 USD                          Book Number: ALKndWIL37                         Order / Enquire

WILSON, Edward.
Diary Of The Discovery Expedition to the Antarctic Regions 1901-1904. Edited by Ann Savours.
London: Blandford Press, [1966]..
8vo. pp. 416. numerous double-sided plates & text illus. (some colour including frontis). 1 folding map. small lib. stamp. index. cloth. dw. (slightly tattered, with tear on upper back). First Edition.
$128 USD                          Book Number: ALSarWIL9                         Order / Enquire

WRANGEL, Ferdinand [Petrovich, Baron] Von [1794-1870].
Narrative Of An Expedition To The Polar Sea, In The Years 1820, 1821, 1822, & 1823. Commanded By Lieutenant, Now Admiral Ferdinand Von Wrangell, Of The Russian Imperial Navy. Edited By Major Edward Sabine, R.A. F.R.S.
London: James Madden And Co., 1840..
8vo. pp. cxxxvii, 413, [1]blank, [2]ads. large folding engraved map in front pocket. Untrimmed & partly unopened in modern quarter morocco (a few short tears to map folds - no loss, library rubberstamp on title). First Edition of the English Translation by Major Edward Sabine's wife, based on the German edition compiled by G.Engelhardt. The original Russian version was not published until 1841. The text is somewhat abridged, and meteorological tables are omitted in the appendix. Wrangel commanded the Kolymskaya expedition sent to complete the official survey of the north Siberian coast eastward from Kolyma River, and to explore for new land northward in the East Siberian Sea. He determined that that the area north of the Kolyma River and Cape Shelagsky was occupied by open sea and not dry land, and collected important data on glaciology, geomagnetics, climatology, natural resources, and the native population. His narrative includes a short history of former Russian explorations and discoveries in the Siberian arctic. Wrangel was Governor of the Russian colony of Alaska from 1829 to 1835, and a director of the Russian-American Company from 1840 to 1849. Arctic Bib. 18994. Howes E-151 [vide ENGELHARDT]. National Maritime Museum I 832. Sabin 105518.
$1998 USD                          Book Number: elala3723                         Order / Enquire

WRONG, Hume.
Sir Alexander Mackenzie Explorer And Fur Trader.
Toronto: Macmillan, 1927..
16 mo. pp. 3 p.l., 171. frontis portrait. maps on endleaves. cloth (extremities bit frayed). First Edition.
$31 USD                          Book Number: AONrWRON60                         Order / Enquire

ZORGDRAGER, C[ornelis] G[ijsbertsz].
Bloeyende Opkomst der Aloude en Hedendaagsche Groenlandsche Visschery.
Amsterdam: Joannes Oosterwyk, 1720.
small 4to. pp. 18 p.l., 330, [12]incl. index, [2]errata & ads. with half-title (verse on verso). additional engraved allegorical title by J.Folkema after F.Ottens. title in red & black with woodcut vignette. 6 folding engraved maps & 7 engraved plates (1 folding by Van der Hem after A.Salm). woodcut tailpieces & initials. A very nice copy in contemporary vellum (light foxing to a few leaves). First Edition. An extensive and authoritative history and description of the Dutch arctic whaling industry, with a general map of the polar regions and individual maps of the principal islands used for whaling: Greenland, Iceland, Spitszbergen, Jan Mayen, and Nova Zembla. The fine engraved plates depict whales, walruses, whaling vessels, and whaling scenes. In addition to information on natural history, geography, and economics, the work includes statistical tables of vessels and returns, and lists of the names of the directors and captains of the Greenland whale fisheries of the Netherlands, Bremen, and Hamburg. JCB I 297 (lacking 2 plates). Leclerc 678. Muller 690. Sabin 106374. cfBell Z37 (2nd Dutch edition). Jenkins p. 162.
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