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Dr. Lauge Koch's Greenland Expedition. (The Geographical Journal. Vol. LXX. No. 4. October 1927).
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.: London. The Royal Geographical Society. 1927., 24.5cm, p.413, printed blue wraps, near fine (ads). - A short notice of a Danish sledge journey to Eastern Greenland made in 1927, from Scoresby Sound to Danmark Havn.
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Geographie Pittoresque et Descriptive par Bandes. l ere Canees 1 ere cande. Depuis le Pole Arctique jusqu au Cercle Polaire Arctique.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.: Manuscript. N.d. ., folio. 32cm, unpaginated c.pp.), manuscript, fine closely written script, quarter brown contemporary cloth backed marbled boards, gilt spine title, several leaves torn not affecting text, in fine condition. (cgc) WorldCat, no results. - A neatly handwritten world gazetteer (without maps) , based on longitudes and latitudes, by French author, Leonie D'Aunet (1820-1879). Signed on title page and in gilt on lower spine "Leonie L.L.D." She is noted as taking part in the Gaimard expedition to Spitsbergen, with her husband artist Francois Biard, in 1838. She later described this expedition in "Voyage d'une femme au Spitzberg" (1854). Leonie later received notoriety when her affair with Victor Hugo was exposed for which she was imprisoned. The author describes the Arctic pole, the Esquimaux, the area north of Hudson Bay, about Greenland, gives location and how to arrive through Davis Strait and Baffin Baie, about the naming of Greenland, the climate, what the people do for work, and their physical description, how short they are "few taller than five feet", "religion in Greenland is a mix of Christianity and paganism". The population is about 10,000. Spitzbergen - talks about the name, indicates that winters in Spitzbegen are excessive and rigorous. "Lumination de nord , nothern lights, which the snow reflects, she talks about other explorers coming to Spitz, but doesn't name who. Includes stops in Laponie, Nouvelle Tremble. - 2ieme bande. Depuis le clerle Polaire d'Arcticque all the way to the 60th degree of latitude. Talks about going down the north west coast past Alaska, Bristol Bay, about the European people of origin, about slaves coming from Africa to the new continent. Among the many places discussed are Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Russie, Septrionale. - 3ieme bande, from the 60th degree to 50th degree. Labrador - etc. Some other areas described are Canada, Upper and Lower, 1840; Louisane Occidentile; Chile; etc. Lonie Thvenot d'Aunet (July 2, 1820 - March 3, 1879) was a French author, novelist, playwright and Arctic explorer. An 18-year-old Parisian girl travelling under the name Mme. Biard (1820-1879; ne Lonie d'Aunet) undertook a journey to Spitzbergen in 1838 together with her husband, the artist Francois Biard. He in turn was taking part in the Gaimard expedition to Spitsbergen in the same year. The route home went via Norwegian Finnmark and the Swedish side of the Torne Valley. Five years after the journey, she met the author Victor Hugo, and became his mistress. After two years the affair became publicly known, when the two were caught red-handed. Lonie was sentenced to two months' imprisonment, while Hugo was let off more lightly. The relationship lasted until the coup d'tat in 1851, (The French coup d'tat of 2 December 1851 was a self-coup staged by Prince Louis-Napolon Bonaparte, at the time President of the French Second Republic'.), when Victor Hugo left France. In 1854 Lonie's book about the journey of 1838 was published, and in the next thirty years, it was reprinted no less than nine times. The book is in the form of a letter to her brother, Lon de Boynest. On 19 June at four in the afternoon, having rounded God knows how many points, passed thousands of islands and missed innumerable rocks, we reached the Arctic Circle. As you surely know, it lies at latitude 66 degrees north. When you approach the Arctic Circle the mountains become even higher and steeper. The snow, which at Trondheim lay spread in patches, eventually covers all the mountainsides, the vegetation becomes sparser; you see only stunted birches here and there, and lichen which with its thin root-fibres manages to cling on to the ice-eroded mountain rock. "Early on the morning of the 20 June I was standing watching the sea through the captain's telescope. It was calm around us, but I discovered an odd change in the sea, and was completely fascinated. Waves as high as mountains were rushing toward us from all directions, breaking agains
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BALCH, Edwin Swift
The North Pole and Bradley Land.
Philadelphia. Campion and Company. [Privately Printed}. 1913., sm4to. 26.5cm, 91,p. full red linen, gilt titles on the spine and upper cover, internal library stamps, very good to fine, scarce (cgc) A.B. 999. "An attempt to present the facts, and reasons for the writer's conviction that Dr. Cook was the first to reach the North Pole".
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BALCH, Thomas Willing
The Alasko-Canadian Frontier.
Philadelphia. Press of Allen, Lane and Scott. 1902., 8vo. 23cm, second edition, 45p., with 7 maps; printed wraps, wraps loose chipped and frayed; otherwise very good (N12) AB 1002. Wickersham 865. Discussion of details of the Anglo-Russian negotiations of 1821 to 1825, in support of U.S. claims in the Anglo-American dispute 1898-1903, concerning the boundary line between south-eastern Alaska and Canada.
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The Alaska Frontier.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.: Philadelphia. Allen, Lane and Scott. 1903., tall8vo. 26.5cm, first edition, xv,198pp, with 28 maps, index, on laid paper, in the original red linen, gilt spine and cover titles, t.e.g., fore-edge untrimmed, faint spine call number, library pocket removed from the rear endpapers else very good sound copy (s6) Smith 471. Tourville 366. Wichersham 867. Ricks p32. A.B. 1001. ". stating briefly but emphatically the title of the United States to a continuous, unbroken lisiere or strip of territory between Mount St. Elias and 54o4o'N. It includes a chronicle of international negotiations, text of documents, maps, etc, in support of the author's views".
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BALCH, Thomas Willing
The Alasko-Canadian Frontier.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.: Philadelphia. Press of Allen, Lane and Scott. 1902., 8vo. 23cm, secondedition, 45p., with 7 maps; printed wraps, half the upper wrap wantingotherwise fine, the least common of these pamphlets and books by Balchon this boundary. (ads) A.B. 1002. Wickersham 865. Discussion of detailsof the Anglo-Russian negotiations of 1821-25, in support of U.S. claimsin the Anglo-American dispute 1898-1903, concerning the boundary linebetween south-eastern Alaska and Canada.
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Development of Basic Socio-Economic Units in Two Eskimo Communities.
Ottawa. National Museum, Bulletin 202. 1964., 24.5cm, x,114p., with maps, bibliography, stiff printed wraps, fine
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Totem Poles. Volume One. Totem Polesaccording to Crests and Topics. Volume Two. Totem Poles according toLocation.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.: Ottawa. National Museum. 1950 & 1964., 24.5cm, in twovolumes. 880pp. with 651 illustrations and detailed list for each, mappedendpapers, in the original printed stiff wraps, volume one wraps slightlydust worn, signed by Barbeau on the upper cover and on title page, amatched set, very good. (cdn) Barbeau lists totem poles of theTsimshian, Haida, Tlingit, Nootka, Salish, and Swakiutl and discusses themythic themes represented. He comments on the growth of totemism on theNorth Pacific Coast and traces the appear-ance of crest symbols onpainted house fronts and cites sources of early and later recordsrelating to totem pole carving. p.420. Lerner, Loren R. & Mary F.Williamson. Art and Architecture in Canada. A Bibliography and Guide tothe Literature. #3879.
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Henri Julien. The Canadian Art Series.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.: Toronto. The Ryerson Press. 1941., 18cm, first edition, 44p. plus 24plates & illustrations, stiff wraps printed, very good copy.(agc)
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Polar Bear Express Country.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.: Erin, Ontario. The Boston Mills Press. 1988., 28cm, 80p., maps, illustrations (from photographs), printed wraps, very good to fine (ads)
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BARR, William & Glyndwr Williams, (Edited by).
The Voyage ofWilliam Moor and Francis Smith 1746-1747. Volume II. Hakluyt Society.Second Series. Volume 181).
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.: London. The Hakluyt Society. 1995., 8vo,21.5cm, xv, 393p., with maps & illustrations, volume bibliography &index, blue gilt decorated cloth, fine in fine jacket.
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BARR, William (Edited by)
Searching for Franklin: The Land Arctic Searching Expedition. James Anderson's and James Stewart's Expedition via the Back River 1855. (Third Series, No. 1).
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.: London. The Hakluyt Society. 1999., 24.5cm, xv,292p., 13 plates, bibliography, index, blue cloth, gilt & cover logos, fine in fine jacket (s6)
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The History of 13 Canadian Field RegimentRoyal Canadian Artillery, 1940 - 1945.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.: N.p. np. [1946?]., tall8vo. 26cm,188p., plus 27 plates and illustrations, 9 maps, 22 cartoonillustrations, nominal rolls, pp164-188; black cloth, a bit worn, printedon fragile paper not many copies could have survived else a very goodcopy, rare. (cmt) Cooke p154.
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A Day in the Arctic.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.: Ottawa. Geological Survey, Bulletin No. 1. 1945,, 24.5cm, 9p., 4 illustrations and a map, printed green wraps, fine
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BEALS, Herbert K. (Edited by, and others)
Four Travel Journals. TheAmericas, Antarctica and Africa, 1775-1874. (Third Series, No.18).
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.: London. TheHakluyt Society, published by Ashgate. 2007., 24.5cm, x,404p., illustrations, 8maps, index, blue cloth, a fine copy in fine jacket. (Tr)
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