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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.
$100.00 Book Number: 34503 Order / Enquire
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
$24.50 Book Number: 16604 Order / Enquire
BALLANTYNE, Robert M.
Hudson Bay; or, Everyday Life in theWilds of North America, during six years residence in the territories ofthe Hon. Hudson Bay Company.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.: London, Edinburgh & New York. T. Nelsonand Sons. 1901., 12mo. 18.5cm, 367p. with 46 plates and illustrationsfrom wood-engravings including frontis and vignette half title, designedby Bayard and other artists from sketches by the author, in the originalextra gilt and black stamped and pictorial decorated blue cloth,bookseller's ticket "James Ogilvy, Bookseller and Stationer, Ottawa-ON",with a gift inscription on the front endpaper, a fine bright copy.(ads)
$50.00 Book Number: 31736 Order / Enquire
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)
$25.00 Book Number: 36390 Order / Enquire
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)
$25.00 Book Number: 25064 Order / Enquire
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.
$40.00 Book Number: 34186 Order / Enquire
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)
$65.00 Book Number: 27084 Order / Enquire
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
$25.00 Book Number: 20407 Order / Enquire
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)
$40.00 Book Number: 34438 Order / Enquire
BEATTIE, Owen and John Geiger
Frozen in Time. Unlocking the Secrets of the Franklin Expedition.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.: Saskatoon. Western Producer PrairieBooks. 1988., 22.5cm, xi,180p., index, bibliography, maps, illustrations from photographs, blue cloth, a fine copy in fine jacket. (ads)
$20.00 Book Number: 34882 Order / Enquire
BEE, James W. & E. Raymond Hall
Mammals of Northern Alaska.
Lawrence, Kansas. Museum of Natural History, University of Kansas.1956., 8vo. 309p., hundreds of text line illustrations, bibliography,printed wraps, trade paperback, title page clipped, else a very goodcopy
$28.00 Book Number: 15507 Order / Enquire
BEHRING SEA CLAIMS COMMISSION]
Behring Sea Claims Commission.Argument on Behalf of Great Britain. In Reply.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.: N.p. Behring Sea ClaimsCommission. c.., 4to. 30cm, 31, 18pp., appendices, marbledendpapers, full pebbled morocco presenation binding, gilt titles onfront, spine torn & chipped, rear cover rubbed, very good. (ads) Ascarce presentation copy with name in gilt on front-prominent Montreallawyer and Canadian Senator, Frederick L. Belique. The "argument" ispresented by the Canadian legal councillors representing Great Britainon the Commission: Frederick Peters (Prime Minister of Prince EdwardIsland, 1891-97); Ernest V. Bodwell (Governor of British Columbia);Charles Hibbert Tupper (Canadian cabinet minister); and Frederick L.Belique. Although the Bering Sea Arbitration was settled in 1893 infavour of Great Britain, the Commission was convened to address thequestion of specific damages.
$200.00 Book Number: 33261 Order / Enquire
The Last of the Arctic Voyages: Being a Narrative of the Expedition in H.M.S. Assistance, under the command of Captain Sir Edward Belcher, in Search of Sir John Franklin, during the years 1852-53-54. With Notes on the Natural History, by Sir John Richardson, Professor Owen, Thomas Bell, J.W. Salter, and Lovell Reeve.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.: London. Lovell Reeve. 1855., tall8vo, 23.5cm, The First Edition, in 2 volumes, xx,383,(24) & vii,419,pp., with 11 full colour lithographed plates, 25 litho plates (inc several tinted and scientific plates), and 4 maps (3 folding, 2 of which are fine linen backed), 25 wood engraved text illustrations, complete with half titles, in fine signed binding "Bound by Stikeman & Co., for Charles Scribner's Sons" in half crimson crushed morocco, raised bands, gilt spine titles & gilt "ship device" in the lower panel, matched crimson marbled boards and endpapers, t.e.g., expertly rebacked, spines slightly darker, the plates are good clean clear strikes, not a tall set but near fine, attractively bound. (cgc) Abbey Travel. 645. A.B. 1241. T.P.L. 3409. Sabin 4389. Not in Lande. Hill (3) -106. Narrative of the five ship expedition under Belcher's command, in search of Franklin. The colour lithograph plates are, with the exception of the view portfolios of Creswell, Browne and May, the most attractive illustrations to grace an Arctic narrative since the coloured aquatints of the earlier Ross and Franklin voyages. Belcher was forced to abandon four of his five ships to the pack-ice just off Melville Island. Over one year later an American whaler, one thousand miles south, in Davis Strait found the Resolute less the crew, drifting towards them. It was returned to the United States where it was sold to the American government; after restoration it was presented to the British government. When it was retired and stripped down, oak from its planking was used to make a desk which was presented to the American Government and it is still in use today in the White House. Halifax-born Belcher gained considerable distinction as a surveyor in the Royal Navy. He served 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 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 through- out, as well as optical phenomena, natural history, scurvy, etc., and a summary of results of Franklin's search expeditions to date. Appended are several scientific reports on natural history: John Richardson's on fishes, J. . Salter on fossils, Lovell Reeve on shells, Thomas Bell on crustacea, etc.
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