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WAXELL, Sven
The American Expedition.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  London, Edinburgh, Glasgow. William Hodge and Co. 1952.,  8VO, 21.5cm, first edition, 236p., frontis portrait & 8 folding maps, mapped endpapers, bibliography, green cloth, very good copy in good to very good jacket. (Ads). - The ms. of this book was lost for nearly two hundred years. It is an account by Bering's second-in-command of the famous voyage of discovery that established the true position of America in relation to Asia and brought back the first authentic account of the natives of the Aleutian islands. The frontis is the only known portrait of Vitus Bering.
$25.00                          Book Number: 37382                         Order / Enquire



WAXELL, Sven
The American Expedition.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  London, Edinburgh, Glasgow. William Hodge and Co. 1952.,  21.5cm, 236p. frontis portrait & 8 folding maps, mapped endpapers, bibliography, green cloth, gilt spine titles, very good in similar jacket. (Ar) The manuscript of this book was lost for nearly two hundred years. It is an account by Bering's second-in- command of the famous voyage of discovery that established the true position of America in relation to Asia and brought back the first authentic account of the natives of the Aleutian islands. The frontis is the only known portrait of Vitus Bering.
$30.00                          Book Number: 37667                         Order / Enquire



WEEKS, Tim & Ramona Maher
Ice Island. Polar Science and the Arctic Research Laboratory.
New York. The John Day Company. 1965.,  20.5cm, 220p. with 57 maps and illustrations, blue cloth, fine in very good jacket
$10.50                          Book Number: 17670                         Order / Enquire



WEEMS, John Edward
Race for the North Pole. Preface by Vilhjalmur Stefansson.
New York. Henry Holt and Company. 1960.,  21cm, first edition, xv,240p. with 14 portraits and illustrations, mapped endpapers, some slight foxing on the binding else a fine copy in frayed tired jacket
$7.00                          Book Number: 17669                         Order / Enquire



WEST, John
The Substance of a Journal during A Residence at The Red River Colony, British North America; and frequent excursions Among the North-West American Indians, in the years 1820, 1821, 1822, 1823.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  London. Printed for L.B. Seeley and Son. 1824.,  8vo, 22.2cm, The First Edition, xi,[1],210,[1]p.,(errata), complete with half title, with 3 steel engraved plates, in original quarter sheep backed grey paper over boards, gilt titles along the spine, uncut, small stain on the bottom front corner of the frontis otherwise a fine copy of a rare book, certainly in this condition. (wst) T.P.L. 1307. Lande 1510. Peel (3),156. Sabin 102738. Field 1634. Wagner-Camp 27:1. Streeter 3696. Matthews 1232. Morgan p388. Story p705. One of the earliest accounts of the Red River settlement by the first Protestant missionary appointed to that country. He come to western Canada by way of Hudson's Bay, York Factory and Lake Winnipeg, arriving at the Red River Settlement in 1820. The work offers a good picture of life at the settlement and vicinity during the years 1820 - 1823. During his term of service he visited each year many of the company's stations and in 1823 went overland from Fort York as far north as Fort Churchill. The final chapters deal with the Eskimos of Churchill and with arctic exploration. His journal offers a good picture of the life and travel in the Canadaian West for this period.
$1200.00                          Book Number: 37635                         Order / Enquire



WEYER, Edward Moffat
Archaeological Material from the Village Site at Hot Springs, Port Moller,
New York. The American Museum of Natural History. Anthropological Papers,,  8vo. pp237-279, with 25 illustration, bibliography, printed grey wraps, fine (s6.bx).
$10.50                          Book Number: 17911                         Order / Enquire



WHARTON, David B.
The Alaska Gold Rush.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  Bloomington. Indiana University Press. 1972.,  23.5cm, xiii,302p., with 28 illustrations, mapped endpapers, bibliography, notes, index, brown cloth, gilt spine titles & decoration, fine in fine illustrated jacket A detailed history of the peak years of the Alaska gold rush, 1897 to 1907, including the Klondike and the Yukon.
$15.00                          Book Number: 20547                         Order / Enquire



WHITNEY, Caspar
On Snow-Shoes to the Barren Grounds. Twenty Eight Hundred Miles after Mush-Oxen and Wood-Bison.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  New York. Harper & Brothers Publishers. 1896.,  8vo. 22.5cm, The First Edition, x,324p. with 124 plates, illustrations and maps, (Inc. frontis & half title and 15 plates from paintings by Fredericton Remington), in the original dark blue cloth, gilt spine and cover titles, t.e.g.,two colour illus on the cover, ex-library,call number label remove on the spine, hinges re-inforced, edges worn, good to very good working copy (gar). ~ Somewhat of a classic, the area was pretty much unknown at the time. Some very good observations on the northern Indians. A.B. 19410. Includes descriptions of the author's hunting around Great Slave Lake, in 1895; with chapters on Barren Ground caribou and musk ox; with comment throughout on the Indians and their customs.
$60.00                          Book Number: 38214                         Order / Enquire



WHITNEY, Caspar, (Illustrated by Frederic Remington).
On Snow-Shoes to the Barren Grounds. Twenty-Eight Hundred Miles after Musk-Oxen and Wood-Bison.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  New York. Harper & Brothers Publishers. 1896.,  8vo. 22cm, x,324 p., first edition, with 114 drawings & photographs including frontis, itinerary, rebound in quarter dark brown paper over boards and marbled boards, printed paper label, internal library stamps (perforation stamp on the title title-page, scattered finger soiling, good sound reading copy (ar). ~ Arctic Bib. 19410. A six month hunting trip through Canada's northwest from December 1894 to June 1895 through Edmonton, Lac la Biche, Fort McMurray, Fort Chipewyan, Fort Smith, Great Slave Lake, to the Barren Lands. American sportsman and war correspondent, Caspar Whitney (1864-1929) was the editor of Harper's Magazine. With fifteen plates by Frederic Remington.
$45.00                          Book Number: 38276                         Order / Enquire



WHITNEY, Harry
Hunting With The Eskimos. The unique record of a sportsman's year among the northern most tribe - the big game hunting, the native life, and the battle for existence through the long Arctic night. [Facsimile reprint of: New York. Century Co. 1910].
Toronto. Coles Publishing. 1974.,  21.5cm, xiv,453p. frontis & 63 plates and illustrations, maroon cloth, black spine title panel, gold titles and borders on the spine and upper cover, a fine copy in fine complete jacket (s6.11).
$10.50                          Book Number: 18923                         Order / Enquire



WILLIAMSON, Geoffrey
Changing Greenland. With an introduction by Ole Bjorn Kraft.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  London. Sidgwick and Jackson. 1953.,  8vo. 20.5cm, x,280p., with 30 illustrations including frontis, 3 maps, bibliography, chronology, index, grey cloth, fine in very good jacket The author writes of Greenland in 1952 in conjunction with a Royal Visit by the King and Queen of Denmark.
$15.00                          Book Number: 20550                         Order / Enquire



WILSON, J. Tuzo
I.G.Y. The Year of the New Moons.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  Toronto. Longmans. 1961.,  8vo. 21cm, 352p., with 55 photos, text line drawings, 19 rear tables, index, in Prize Binding, full red morocco, gilt decorated raised bands, gilt spine titles, red endpapers with gilt stamped presentation titles, in fine condition (gar). ~ The International Geophysical Year (1957/58) was a cooperative enterprise when 67 nations observed the earth, simultaneously, over its whole surface. Professor Wilson describes the characteristics of the earth that were observed during the IGY. An attractive school prize binding with the crest of York Central District High School Board (Toronto) on front cover.
$50.00                          Book Number: 38281                         Order / Enquire



WINSLOW-SPRAGGE, Lois
The Life of George Mercer Dawson,1849 - 1901.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  n. p., n. d., (1962).,  8vo, 21.5cm., 199p., illustratedthroughout with photographs taken by Dawson and reproductions of Dawson'spencil, pen & ink sketches, and water colour sketches, map on frontendpaper, dark blue fine grain fabrikoid, gilt spine and cover titles anddecorations, signed by the author to a noted Canadian historian, a finecopy. (ads)
$50.00                          Book Number: 33574                         Order / Enquire



WISMER, Cathy
Faces of the Old North.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  Toronto. McGraw- Hill Ryerson. 1974.,  23.5cm, 133p., illustrations, brown cloth, fine in very good jacket (s6) Stories of sixteen people who chosen to live in isolation; among them Bill Smith, canoe maker
$12.50                          Book Number: 26773                         Order / Enquire



WITH, Carl
The Danish Ingolf - Expedition. Volume III. 4. Copepoda I. Calanoida Amphascandria.
Copenhagen. Printed by Bianco Luno. 1915.,  folio. 33.5cm, 260,(2)pp. +8 plates and 79 text figures, bibliography, wraps, library cloth taped along spine, rear cover chipped & torn along lower edge, very good (scs). A study based on the collections made on the cruise of the "Ingolf" on the Danish East Greenland Expedition in 1900. Seventy-nine, including thirteen new, species of plankton-copepods are studied in great detail.
$70.00                          Book Number: 12502                         Order / Enquire


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