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Nineteenth Century Pioneers

By: N/A

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001614

Condition: Near Fine


"This portfolio of sketches of life in the last century provides an interesting insight into the aggressive spirit and unshakeable faith of the pioneers of this great continent." Portfolio of 10 prints, undated, in original folder with illus. cover. Light shelf wear to folder, prints as issued. View more info

Tourist's Guide to Niagara Falls, Lake Ontario, and St. Lawrence River; Also, A Guide to Lakes George and Champlain; Ottawa and Saguenay Rivers

By: N/A

Price: $175.00

Publisher: New York, J. Disturnell: 1857

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 010632

Condition: Good-VG


Original edition, rebound in light green buckram, gilt stamped title on spine panel. 172 pp. + 32 pp. at rear of excursions, appendices, advertisements. Identified as 2nd Edition based on statement in Appendix. Ex-library copy, stamped endpapers, several stamps on early leaves from Mercantile Library and Free Library of Philadelphia. Title page slightly dampstained, with small area of darkening along fore-edge of several early leaves. Approx. 1/2" notch of paper loss... View more info

Introduction of Domestic Reindeer into Alaska, with Maps and Illustrations [Ninth (9th) Annual Report - 1899]

By: N/A

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., GPO: 1900

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 038690

Condition: Very Good


Dark brown cloth, lettered in copper foil. Cover cloth somewhat flecked on front cover and spine, lightly rubbed corners and spine extremities, toned text block edges. Light foxing to endpapers and edges, interior mostly clean, with scattered foxing, generally light. 261 pp., illus. w/ b&w plates, 2 large folding maps (1 color) at rear. View more info

Arctic Travels; or, An Account of the Several Land Expediations to Determine the Geography of the Northern Part of the American Continent

By: N/A

Price: $60.00

Publisher: New York, G. Lane and C. B. Tippett for the Sunday-School Union of the Methodist Episcopal Church: 1845

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 040072

Condition: Good


Original half-morocco, marbled paper covered boards. 176 pp. Modest rubbing to spine extremities and along edges, corners rubbed with some exposure, ink spots/stains to portion of rear cover. Firm binding. Mild dampstaining along top margin through most of text block, otherwise light scattered internal soiling. Wear typical of age, but no major condition issues. Scarce. View more info

The Maritime Provinces: A Handbook for Travellers - A Guide to the Chief Cities, Coasts, and Islands of the Maritime Provinces of Canada, and to their Scenery and Historic Attractions; with the Gulf and River of St. Lawrence to Quebec and Montreal; also, Newfoundland and the Labrador Coast [Sweetser's Maritime Provinces]

By: N/A

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Boston and New York, Houghton, Mifflin and Co.: 1894

Seller ID: 045725

Condition: Good


Stated 10th edition (revised and enlarged). x,336,[4] pp., 4 maps, 4 plans. Front cover and spine panel somewhat soiled/age-darkened, with rubbing/flecking to spine panel as well, binding lean. Toned endpapers. One folding map rubbed along edges and with closed edge tear. View more info

Toronto, Old and New: A Memorial Volume - Historical, Descriptive and Pictorial...

By: Adam, G. Mercer

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Coles Publishing Co.: 1974

Edition: Facsimile Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 038521

Condition: VG+


Stiff orange pictorial wraps. Facsimile reprint of original 1891 edition. Light shelf/handling wear, with very light vertical crease to front cover, short closed tear along bottom rear edge neatly mended on verso with archival tape. [iv],212 pp., illus. Square, uncreased binding, clean interior. View more info

Victoria Sketchbook [SIGNED]

By: Amos, Robert

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Victoria, BC, Canada and Custer, WA, Orca Book Publishers: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author and Artist

Seller ID: 028866

ISBN: 1551431971

Condition: Fine


Stiff color illus. wraps, French flaps. Essentially as issued. Signed by artist on lower title page, with inscription "Royal Victoria Marathon 2007" added to upper title page, in the author's hand. 48 pp., illus. in color. Very scarce signed copy. View more info

Old Quebec in the Days before our Day

By: Angus, Alexander D.

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Louis Carrier: 1955

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 027729

Condition: Near Fine


Royal blue cloth, lettered in gilt. 1st ptg. thus. Slight shelf wear, front board very slightly warped. 232 pp., endpaper maps, b&w plates. Firm binding, clean interior, text block edges a bit toned by age. Date written on front blank. View more info

The Dominion of Canada with Newfoundland and an Excursion to Alaska

By: Baedeker, Karl

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Leipsic, Karl Baedeker, Publisher: 1900

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 040735

Condition: Very Good


Red flexible cloth, lettered in gilt. marbled text block edges. Mild soiling to covers, spine panel sunned with two small spots on lower portion. Remnants of book plate mounted on front pastedown (inside front cover). lxii,268 pp., 10 maps and 7 plans. Former owner's signature, dated 1905, along top edge of main title, otherwise unmarked. One map shows some tattering along fore-edge due to having been improperly refolded. View more info

The Dominion of Canada with Newfoundland and an Excursion to Alaska: Handbook for Travellers [Third Revised and Augmented Edition] [Baedeker's Canada]

By: Baedeker, Karl

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Leipzig, Germany, Karl Baedeker, Publisher: 1907

Edition: 3rd Edition

Seller ID: 045722

Condition: Very Good


Limp red cloth, lettered in gilt, marbled text block edges. lxiv,331 pp., 13 maps, 12 plans. Modest shelf wear, rubbed along joints and spine panel. Firm binding. Former owner's address inscription penciled on rear pastedown and inked on upper main title. View more info

Georgian Bay: The Sixth Great Lake

By: Barry, James

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Boston Mills Press: 1995

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 012487

ISBN: 1550461729

Condition: Near Fine


Revised 3rd edition. Virtually as issued. [xvi],208 pp., illus. w/ b&w photographs. Former owner signature and embossed name stamp on title page, else clean. Firm, square binding. View more info

Ships of the Great Lakes: 300 Years of Navigation

By: Barry, James P.

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Holt, MI, Thunder Bay Press: 1996

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 012550

ISBN: 1882376269

Condition: Near Fine


1st thus, revised: 1996 (originally issued 1973). 272 pp., illus. w/ b&w photographs. Slight shelf wear, virtually as issued. Former owner's embossed name stamp on half- and title pages. View more info

A Candle on the Coast, 1944-1994: A Fiftieth Anniversary History of the Pacific Coast Children's Mission and Camp Homewood [SIGNED]

By: Bayne, Alfred V.

Price: $23.50

Publisher: Kask Graphics: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013437

ISBN: 0919537367

Condition: Fine


Blue cloth, lettered in gold foil. As issued. Very slight shelf wear to dust jacket, virtually as issued. 204 pp., illus. w/ color plates, b&w photographs, endpaper maps. Signed by author on lower title page. View more info

Skyward: Man's Mastery of the Air as Shown by the Brilliant Flights of America's Leading Air Explorer... [Boy's Edition]

By: Bird, Richard Evelyn; William A. Moffett (fwd.)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Blue Ribbon Books: 1928

Seller ID: 027730

Condition: Near Fine


Blue illus. paper covered boards. 13th ptg.: Dec. 1931. Light shelf wear, a bit rubbed at corners and spine extremities, text block edges a bit toned by age. xxiv,359 pp., illus. w/ plates. Former owner's address stamp on half-title, otherwise unmarked. Nicely preserved copy. View more info

Fleur de Lys: d'hier a aujourd'hui

By: Bizier, Helene-Andree, and Claude Paulette

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Editions Art Global: 1997

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 041852

ISBN: 2920718673

Condition: Near Fine


Color glossy pictorial paper covered boards. 158 pp., illus. w/ color photographs. Mild foxing to front and rear blanks adjacent to flyleaves, "Mfg. Sample" stamp on upper text block fore-edge, otherwise nearly as issued. Text in French. View more info

Kwakiutl Culture as Reflected in Mythology [Memoirs of the American Folklore Society Vol. XXVIII (1935)]

By: Boas, Franz

Price: $150.00

Publisher: New York, G. E. Stechert & Co. for American Folklore Society: 1935

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 041548

ISBN: B002M5PMTK

Condition: Fine


Brown cloth, lettered in gilt. Essentially as issued. Firm binding, clean interior. xii,192 pp. Very scarce 1st edition. View more info

The Voyage of the Chelyuskin by Members of the Expedition

By: Brown, Alec (transl.)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Macmillan Co.: 1935

Seller ID: 023662

Condition: Very Good


Light blue buckram, lettered in white. Unclear edition with matching dates but no "Published in" and thus, we assume, not a first, though Macmillan's designation appears to be inconsistent in this era. Book shows darkening to cloth over most of both covers and spine, also partial darkening of front flyleaf and top margins of half-title and rear pastedown, all the result, we suspect, of smoke exposure from a fire, but the book is otherwise unharmed, with clean i... View more info

In Old Missisquoi, with History and Reminiscences of Stanbridge Academy

By: Bugeia, Julia H. S., and Theodora Cornell Moore

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Montreal, John Lovell & Son, Ltd.: 1910

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 040710

Condition: VG-


Green cloth, lettered in gilt. Approx. 3/4" strip of flecking along top front edge and front fore-edge, 1/2" strip along rear fore-edge and 1/4" along top rear edge, also along inner/wrapped edges, otherwise mild shelf wear, a few tiny holes to spine panel cloth. viii,211 pp. Text block edges somewhat dulled by age, a few instances of light internal foxing. Very scarce. View more info

Upper White River District, Yukon

By: Cairnes, D. D.

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Ottawa, Canada, Canada Department of Mines, Geological Survey: 1915

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001613

Condition: Good


Geological Survey Memoir 50; No. 51, Geological Series. GPB, 1915, No. 1385. Front cover, frontis., and title pg. supplied in facsimile, originals lacking; map missing from rear pocket. Paper loss along spine panel, approx. 3/4 lacking, though undermesh is intact and binding solid, ideal for rebinding, rear cover present. Interior a bit toned but clean. Excellent binding copy. View more info

Aunt Phil's Trunk, Volume 1: An Alaska Historian's Collection of Treasured Tales

By: Carlson, Phyllis Downing, and Laurel Downing Bill

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Alaska, Laudon Enterprises: 2006

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 037018

ISBN: 157833330X

Condition: Near Fine


Stiff pictorial wraps. Slight shelf wear, nearly as issued. Square, uncreased binding, clean interior. 344 pp. 2nd ptg.: 2006. Signed by co-author Laurel Downing Bill on main title, full signature, no inscription, dated 27 July 2008. View more info

Arctic Frontiers: United States Explorations in the Far North

By: Caswell, John Edwards

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Norman, OK, University of Oklahoma Press: 1956

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 020197

Condition: Near Fine


Turquoise cloth, lettered in white. Mildly rubbed corners and spine extremities. Former owner signature on front flyleak inked out, otherwise unmarked. xv,232 pp., b&w plates. Dust jacket price clipped with rubbed edges and joints, partial separation along rear flap fold with approx. 10% loss to rear panel at bottom corner. View more info

Antarctic Conquest: The Great Explorers in their Own Words

By: Chapman, Walker (editor, intro.)

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Indianapolis, IN, Bobbs-Merrill/Howard W. Sams and Co.: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014706

Condition: Near Fine


Light blue 1/4 cloth, ivory paper covered boards. Cloth is slightly spotted but otherwise clean. Front board every so slightly warped. xv,368 pp. Former owner signature on front pastedown. Dust jacket shows minor shelf wear and rubbing along flap folds, a few minor edge chips, price clipped front flap, now in mylar. View more info

Arctic Obsession: The Victorian Race for the North Pole

By: Cheadle, Dave

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Englewood, CO, Flashback Press: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 030599

Condition: VG+


Booklet, blue illus. wraps. Light shelf/edge wear. [ii],30 pp., illus. Former owner's address stamp on main title, otherwise unmarked. View more info

Polar Flight

By: Clarke, Basil

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Ian Allan: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012413

Condition: Near Fine


Light blue cloth, lettered in silver foil. Slightly rubbed spine extremities, else virtually as issued. Former owner signature on front flyleaf and book plate on verso of same. 187 pp., illus. w/ b&w plates, maps, endpaper maps. Dust jacket with lightly rubbed edges, slightly chipped spine extremities, in new Brodart sleeve. View more info

L'Ile Percee, the Finial of the St. Lawrence or Gaspe Flaneries, Being a Blend of Reveries and Realities; of History and Science; of Description and Narrative; as also a Signpost to the Traveler

By: Clarke, John M.

Price: $9.50

Publisher: New Haven, CT, Yale University Press: 1923

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017274

Condition: Near Fine


Green cloth, lettered on front and spine panels in gilt. Slight shelf wear, virtually as issued. Former owner signature and date on front flyleaf, else unmarked. xii,203 pp., illus. Text block edges slightly toned, interior otherwise fully intact. View more info