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  • THE VOYAGE OF THE NARWHAL by Barrett, Andrea
    Barrett, Andrea
    THE VOYAGE OF THE NARWHAL

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, 1998. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Historical novel set against the background of an expedition to the Arctic in 1855-56 by the 1996 winner of the National Book Award. SIGNED on title page. Illustrated on the title page and at the beginning of each chapter. 399 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-393-04632x.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 74330
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  • SHADOWS IN THE SUN: Travels to Landscapes of Spirit and Desire. by Davis, Wade.
    Davis, Wade.
    SHADOWS IN THE SUN: Travels to Landscapes of Spirit and Desire.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Edmonton, Alberta, Canada: Lone Pine Publishing (1992). First edition - The author, a Harvard ethnobotanist, writes with empathy and understanding and personal experience about indigenous tribes from the tropics to the Arctic circle. Included are chapters on shamanic healing, the plants of the gods - and on the end of the wild. Photographs. 156 pp. ISBN: 1551050269.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers with self-flaps.

    Book ID: 56933
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  • Fredrickson, Olive A. with Ben East.
    THE SILENCE OF THE NORTH.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Crown Publishers, (1972.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The incredible story of a woman's fight for survival in the far Canadian North wilderness, both during her husband life (while he was a hunter) and after his death when she was just 28 with three small children to support. 209 pp.

    Condition: Very good contents in somewhat soiled cloth covers/no dj.

    Book ID: 8402
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  • THE LAST MIGRATION. by Frison-Roche, Roger.
    Frison-Roche, Roger.
    THE LAST MIGRATION.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1967.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel about the Lapps as they struggle to preserve their timeless, traditional way of life in the face of the Norwegian government's attempts to "settle them." Translated from the French by Douglas Garman. 335 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library but with no markings other than tape ghosts, signs of pocket removal, overall very good in a very near fine unmarked dust jacket.

    Book ID: 46894
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  • RUNNING WEST. by Houston, James.
    Houston, James.
    RUNNING WEST.

    Edition: First printing.

    Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, (1989.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The fifth novel by this writer, artist and naturalist, who spent many years living among the Inuit of the Canadian Arctic. Based on real people and actual events, and told in a rollicking style, appropriate to the era in which it is set, this is a story of growing love between a young Indian woman of the Dene Nation and a Scottish bank clerk who had been banished from his country as they traverse the Northwest in the early 1700's, enduring deprivation, violence and near starvation. This is not only the true first edition, it is a much more attractive edition that the US edition. Illustrated with a map…

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    Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, (1989.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The fifth novel by this writer, artist and naturalist, who spent many years living among the Inuit of the Canadian Arctic. Based on real people and actual events, and told in a rollicking style, appropriate to the era in which it is set, this is a story of growing love between a young Indian woman of the Dene Nation and a Scottish bank clerk who had been banished from his country as they traverse the Northwest in the early 1700's, enduring deprivation, violence and near starvation. This is not only the true first edition, it is a much more attractive edition that the US edition. Illustrated with a map and in text drawings by the author. Houston also did the illustrated endpapers and striking dust jacket design. Includes an epilogue with the historical information. 320 pp. ISBN: 0-7710-42620.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 42393
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  • THE TRUDEAU VECTOR. by Jurjevics, Juris.
    Jurjevics, Juris.
    THE TRUDEAU VECTOR.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (2005.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first novel by this Latvian born author, set at a research camp in the Arctic. "In the forbidding climate of the Arctic Circle, metal cracks like glass, rubber shatters, plastic crumbles, and world famous scientists are dying horrific deaths -- and no on knows why." 402 pp. Illustrated endpapers. ISBN: 0-670-034371.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 54048
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  • Kiuchi, Tatsuro, illustrator; Kroll, Virginia.
    THE SEASONS AND SOMEONE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, (1994.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A lovely book which makes very vivid in both words and in the soft oil paintings of Kiuchi, the changing seasons of the year in the Alaskan landscape, and how they affect one little Inuit girl who remembers the berries of summer even in the midst of the howling winter winds. SIGNED on the half title page by the illustrator Kiuchi with a drawing (self-portrait.) Oblong format, bound in glossy illustrated boards. ISBN: 0-15-271233x.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 36833
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  • LOST FACE. by London, Jack.
    London, Jack.
    LOST FACE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Macmillan, 1910. Hardcover first edition - A collection of seven short stories, most set in the far North. In addition to the title story, this includes Trust, To Build a Fire (the story of a man and his dog fighting for survival during a bitterly cold Arctic trek), That Spot, Flush of Gold, The Passing of Marcus O'Brien and The Wit of Porportuk. Illustrated with a frontispiece and 5 inserted glossy plates. 240 pp plus 4 pp publisher's ads.

    Condition: Very good in a contemporary or early half leather binding - blue cloth with tan leather, gilt titling on the spine and tooling to the edges of the leather,blue marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. (other Jack London first editions in matching binding available). A sturdy and attractive copy.

    Book ID: 72567
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  • MacLean, Alistair.
    ATHABASCA.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1980. dj. Hardcover - Novel set in the far reaches of Alaska's Arctic shore, and in the frozen oil-rich tar sands of Athabasca - the only place in the world where oil can be mined on the surface. Introduction by MacLean. Map endpapers.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 26082
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  • BEAR ISLAND. by MacLean, Alistair
    MacLean, Alistair
    BEAR ISLAND.

    Edition: First edition.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1971. dj. Hardcover first edition - A movie crew journeys to a deserted island north of the Arctic Circle and finds murder and intrigue. Map. 273 pp. Dust jacket illustration by Norman Weaver.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (price-clipped.)

    Book ID: 45220
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  • THE BONE SEEKER: An Edie Kiglatuk Mystery. by McGrath, M. J.
    McGrath, M. J.
    THE BONE SEEKER: An Edie Kiglatuk Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking, (2014) dj. Hardcover first edition - The third novel in this unusual series set in the Canadian Arctic and featuring teacher Edie Kiglatukand her friend Sergeant Derek Palliser. Includes author's note "Fact or Fiction" about black ops nuclear testing. 341 pp. ISBN: 978-0670785803.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 71208
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  • McPhee, John.
    TABLE OF CONTENTS.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1985.) dj. Hardcover - A selection of 8 shorter pieces, originally published, as most of McPhee's work has been, in the New Yorker. They range from descriptions of the arrival of telephones in a small village in the Artic to the arrival of bears in New Jersey. Included is one of his best known pieces on the family practice medical speciality 'Heirs of General Practice' and the story of another John McPhee, a bush-pilot, writer and fish-and-game warden in northern Maine. 293 pp. ISBN: 0-374-272417.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dust jacket (price-clipped.)

    Book ID: 36790
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  • McPhee, John.
    TABLE OF CONTENTS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1985.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A selection of 8 shorter pieces, originally published, as most of McPhee's work has been, in the New Yorker. They range from descriptions of the arrival of telephones in a small village in the Artic to the arrival of bears in New Jersey. Included is one of his best known pieces on the family practice medical speciality 'Heirs of General Practice' and the story of another John McPhee, a bush-pilot, writer and fish-and-game warden in northern Maine. 293 pp. ISBN: 0-374-272417.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dust jacket (gift inscription, short tear at fold of dj flap)

    Book ID: 38201
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  • NORTH TO ADVENTURE. by Peyton, K. M.
    Peyton, K. M.
    NORTH TO ADVENTURE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Platt & Munk, (1965.) dj. Hardcover first edition - "An Exciting Story of Mystery and Danger in the Greenland Arctic." Sixteen year old Nick joins the crew on his uncle's ship in an expedition in search of a mysteriously vanished survey ship. 206 pp. Dust jacket illustration by Richard Priest.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (gift inscription, price-clipped.)

    Book ID: 48242
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  • NUNAGA: Ten Years of Eskimo Life. by Pryde, Duncan.
    Pryde, Duncan.
    NUNAGA: Ten Years of Eskimo Life.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Walker, (1972.) dj. Hardcover first edition - At age 18, Pyrde, an orphan, ex-merchant seaman, disgruntled factory worker, anwered an ad for a fur trader for the Hudson's Bay Company, and emigrated to Canada, where he spent the next 12 years living in some of the most remote regions of the North. Illustrated with 8 pages of color photographs. Map endpapers. 285 pp. ISBN: 0-8027-0369-0.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 42867
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  • ON THE YUKON TRAIL. Radio-Phone Boys Series #2. by Snell, Roy J.
    Snell, Roy J.
    ON THE YUKON TRAIL. Radio-Phone Boys Series #2.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Reilly & Lee, (c 1922). Hardcover The second book in this series, featuring Curlie Carson, a young but very skilled wireless radio operator, set in the far Northwest, near the Arctic. 223 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in turquoise cloth with black lettering (toning to the pages and offsetting to the endpapers, rear hinge partially cracked)

    Book ID: 70712
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  • THE SEAGOING TANK. Radio-Phone Boys Series #4. by Snell, Roy J.
    Snell, Roy J.
    THE SEAGOING TANK. Radio-Phone Boys Series #4.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: Reilly & Lee, (c 1924). Hardcover The fourth book in this series, featuring Curlie Carson, a young but very skilled wireless radio operator. He has been asked to participate in a secret mission on a strange craft which moves underwater but along the bottom of the sau, unlike a submarine. 264 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in orange cloth with black lettering ( rather severe toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 80009
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