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The Klondike Stampede.
Adney, Tappan
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1900. xii, 471pp, illus. Original red printed cloth. Spine faded, else very good. Adney was sent by Harper's Weekly to report first hand on the Alaska gold rush, and in this detailed account of the history and circumstance little seems to have missed his eye. He describes incompetent officials, gambling, inflated prices, and the rare miners who struck it rich. Plentifully illustrated, with nice fold out views of Dawson's main street, as well as panoramic overviews of Dawson, Bonanza Creek and Skagway.

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The Fur Trade of America, and some of the Men who Made and Maintain it.
Belden, A. L.
New York: The Peltries Publishing Company, Inc. 1917. 591pp, illus. Extremities quite rubbed with some loss of cloth, spine faded, internally clean and very good. Not really a history, this is a comprehensive survey of the fur industry as it existed at the end of the nineteenth century. Published by something called the "Peltries Publishing Company," one can reasonably anticipate the spin offered up on issues relating to the industry. There is a lengthy addendum on "Furs and Fur Bearers of Other Continents and Countries and Islands of the Sea."

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Hudson's Bay Company...A Brief History/List of Books Relating to Hudson's Bay Company.
Cooper, Patrick Ashley (foreword)
London: Hudson's Bay House, 1934/5. Two volumes. x, 68pp, illus; 13pp. Both volumes housed in a stiff board case. First volume hardcover in fine condition, second volume printed wrappers with a ding to the front wrap and occasional pencil checks, else near fine, case rubbed. A HBC authorized history with a check list of readings relating to the Company.

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Coast Pilot of Alaska (First Part) from Southern Boundary to Cook's Inlet.
Davidson, George
Washington: GPO; 1869. 251pp, 8 plates (2 folding). Recased with new spine and endpapers. Some internal browning and occasional manuscript corrections, withal very good. George Davidson (1825-1911) was a geographer and astronomer who was on the staff of the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey for fifty years. He surveyed the coast of Alaska in 1867 even before the territory was purchased from Russia, and this volume is a landmark in the charting of the region. Davidson's report provides information on harbors, climate, and resources in addition to including vocabularies for several native groups. The tipped in color lithographic plates show harbor entrances and views, the folding plates provide two views of Sitka from off shore. A foundation work for the American exploration of Alaska.

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Voyage a la Baye de Hudson, Fait en 1746 & 1747 par les Navirers le Dobbs-Galley & la California, pour la decouverte d'un Passag
Ellis, Henri
Leide (Leyden): d'Elie Luzac, 1750. First French edition. xxviii, 413pp, [vi advts]. Half vellum with paper covered boards. Extremities worn with some loss of paper on the boards, internally evenly browned with minimal foxing, overall very good. Ellis went as the investors' agent and scientific specialist with a two ship expedition commissioned to find the Northwest Passage from Hudson's Bay. The explorers proved the nonexistence of this route, but provided many valuable observations on tides, compass readings, and the customs of the Eskimos, people then unknown. The attractive plates depict Eskimos canoeing and hunting seals, as well as northern fauna including the horned owl, pelican, wolverine, white bear, and whale. Sabin 22313.

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Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea in the Years 1819, 20, 21 and 22.
Franklin, John
London: John Murray, 1823. First edition, first issue. xvi, 768pp, 30 plates (11 colored), 4 folding maps, errata slip (tipped in twice). Collated complete. Franklin's account of his first expedition is a classic of travel literature and arctic hardship. His was an overland expedition commissioned in 1819 to survey the north coast of North America, traveling from Hudson Bay to the mouth of the Coppermine River on the Arctic Sea. Although the party reached the Arctic Sea, the amount of surveying possible was limited, and many problems arose, including failure of provisions, weakness from exposure, starvation, the loss of essential boats, a murder and an execution, probable cannibalism, and a final diet of lichen and boot leather. Eleven of the party of twenty had died. Having accomplished little more than sheer survival, Franklin nevertheless received a hero's welcome, a promotion, and election to the Royal Society upon his return. He returned to the Arctic for a second expedition in 1827-27, and he succeeded in delineating most of the coastline between the mouth of the Mackenzie and Coppermine Rivers. Sent on another expedition in 1845, Franklin and his entire party disappeared. More than forty expeditions were sent in search of him, and arguably his greatest contribution to arctic exploration was made posthumously. This first edition of his first expedition is a cornerstone work for any polar collection. The narrative and technical appendices are among the first descriptions of the far north, its indigenous habitants, and natural history. W-C-B 23-1, Lande 1181, Peel 151, Arctic Bibliography 5194.

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Out of the North: The Subarctic Collection of the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology Brown University.
Hail, Barbara A. and Kate C. Duncan
Bristol: Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology, Brown University, 1989. 301pp, illus. Near fine in printed wrappers. Examines subarctic Algonquin and Athapaskan arts of the 19th and 20th centuries with modern traditional arts. Essays examine the region and its people, and styles illustrated with 27 color plates and 275 b/w photos.

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Shovel Horns; The Biography of a Moose
Hawkes, Clarence
Philadephia, PA: George W. Jacobs & Co., 1909. 270pp, 5 plates plus illustrated endpapers. Dust jacket with some soil and short tears, some chipping at the top of the spine, dampstain touching the bottom corner of the text block, overall very good. Nature writing for young people, dedicated to Ernest Thompson-Seton whose work it greatly resembles. It is remarkable to have a dust jacket of this vintage. ```````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````

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Travels and Adventures in Canada and the Indian Territories Between the Years 1760 and 1776. Parts I and II.
Henry, Alexander
Toronto: George N. Morang & Company, Ltd.; 1901. One of 700, numbered (#137/700)and signed by the editor. xxxv, 347pp, illus, 2 folding maps. Some wear to the exterior including minor loss of paper to the title label on the spine. Internally very good. Alexander Henry (1739-1824) fought in the French and indian War and moved to Montreal in 1760 to engage in the fur trade. He spent several years in the country around Lakes Michigan and Superior, the first British-American fur trader in the region. His account, published several years after the events, is a classic frontier adventure filled with Winter journeys by snowshoe and canoe, Indian captivity and escape, camps, feasts and hunts. This edition has a lengthy historical introduction and annotations. WCB 7n, Howes 420.

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Travels Through the Canadas.
Heriot, George
London: T. Gillet, 1807. First edition. xii, 602pp, 27 aquatint plates (6 folding), folding map. Rebound in handsome full leather. The extended title continues, “Containing a Description of the Picturesque Scenery on Some of the River and Lakes; with an Account of the Productions, Commerce, and Inhabitants of Those Provinces. To which is subjoined a Comparative View of the Manners and Customs of several of the Indian nations of North and South America.” Heriot was Postmaster-General of British North America from 1799 to 1816, and his position allowed him to travel extensively in the western parts of Canada and the United States. An intelligent observer with the eye of an artist, he provided detailed information on the fur trade, the cod fishing industry, loyalist settlements, and the customs and languages of the Indians and the Inuit of the west and north. Illustrated books from this period are few, and Hariot, who had studied art at the Royal Military Academy, provides charming views among them Quebec from Port Levi, the Azores, St. Paul's Bay, Quebec from the Citadel, Quebec from Beauport, Lake St. Charles, Bridge on the Jacques Cartier, Montreal from the Mountain, Cascades of the St. Lawrence, Fort of Niagara, Whirlpool of the Saint Lawrence, Falls of Niagara (two), and depictions of French Canadian dancing (two), an Indian encampment, and Indian costume. His work is a literary and visual compendium of Canadian views. He had access to the Jesuitical Library in Quebec, which he used to produce the second part of this book, a fine study of the Indians of North and South America. Streeter sale 3658, Lande 433.

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Handbook of Indians of Canada.
Hodge, F. W., ed.
Ottawa: C.H. Parmelee, 1913. x, 632pp, 3 folding maps. Red cloth, externally worn with fading and spotting, one of the folding maps has an old tape repair that has stained through, otherwise good. consists of entries from Hodge's Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico (Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin #30, 1907/1910) pertaining to those tribes residing all or part in Canada.

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Gold Fields of the Klondike and the Wonders of Alaska.
Ingersoll, Ernest
np: Edgewood Publishing Company, 1897. 512pp, illus, folding map laid in. Slight rubbing to the extremities, gilt titles faded, internally browned, map junctions strengthened, else clean and very good. Significant amounts of gold were discovered in the Klondike district of the Yukon Territory in 1896, enough to spark a major rush. Guides such as this were rushed into print, although by the time word was widely circulated most of the important gold bearing creeks were claimed, and miners spread into Alaska. Here are instructions on where and how to find gold, as well as considerable description of the region. The laid in folding map (16 x 21 inches, and hardly ever found with the book) shows Alaska and the Klondike with routes to the mining camps overprinted in red and an inset of the area around Dawson.

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The Naturalist's Library; Volume VI. Mammalia
Jardine, Sir William
Edinburgh: W.H. Lizars 1837 264pp, 32 plates (all but 3 hand colored). 16mo (6 4 inches). Half red leather and cloth. Spine faded to brown, some soil and wear to extremities, insect damage to cloth on back board, internally clean and very good. Covers the natural history of all Cetaceans, with a general section on comparative anatomy and chapters on 17 genera of whales. Chapter on the Greenland whale describes general knowledge about the species as taken from literature of other authors. Coverage includes general description, bones, hearing, swimming, breaching, respiration, diving, food and feeding, gestation, lactation, maturation, maternal behavior, distribution, and history of whaling and description of whale hunting techniques in the eastern Arctic. The engravings are splendid gems of engraving, many showing scenes of whaling ships and whalers.

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Paul Kane's Frontier Including Wanderings of an Artist Among the Indians of North America
Kane, Paul and J. Russell Harper
Austin, TX: Amon Carter Museum, 1971. xviii, 350pp, illus. Oblong quarto (another way of saying a big book), dust jacket with some edgewear and a couple of short tears, else near fine. Kane was an important artist who, after meeting George Catlin in London, determined to paint a gallery of Canadian Indians. He traveled for three years to Vancouver and back by river boat, canoe, horseback, sloop, and snowshoes sketching and painting all the way. Upon his return to Toronto he prepared more than 100 canvases based on his field sketches and wrote Wanderings of an Artist illustrated with eight color plates from his images. More fortunate than Catlin, he sold his canvases to a patron and much of his work survives. Immediately popular, the book includes thrilling stories of giant buffalo hunts and descriptions of rugged travel across the great plains. Here it is edited with biographical introduction and a catalogue raisonne by Harper and many reproductions of Kane's work.

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Early Day in the North West.
Kinzie, Mrs. John H.
London: Sampson Low, Son, & Co., 1856. 498pp, 16 advts, 6 plates. Original blind stamped boards, expertly recased with spine laid down. Pages slightly browned, else a tight, very good copy. A classic of frontier life. In 1830 Mrs. Kinzie and her husband were among the earliest settlers in Chicago, arriving just in time to be caught up in the Black Hawk War - her daughter-in-law was taken captive but later rescued - and her narrative contains an account of the Chicago massacre. Her story was written immediately after the fact, although not published until years later. There's a bit of a puzzle about the title page: all of the bibliographical citations give a New York publisher, but the present copy lists a London publisher with the New York house in second place. Additionally, there is a slight variation in the title itself - the New York edition begins "Wau-Ben," not present here. Perhaps we have a pirated issue, or an edition bound from the original sheets with a London title page. Regardless, the date is the same as the New York first edition. Howes K171, Buck 230.

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A Summer in the Wilderness; Embracing A Canoe Voyage up the Mississippi and Around Lake Superior.
Lanman, Charles
New York D. Appleton & Company 1847 First edition, first issue. 208pp, [viii] advts. Original boards and spine expertly restored, internal foxing. A tight, sound copy. This is a collection of letters that tell of a journey up the Mississippi from St. Louis, with descriptions of scenery, legends of the Illinois Indians, and accounts of Nauvoo and the lead region. The description of Nauvoo shortly after the Mormon exodus is especially interesting. Buck 403, Howes L90, Flake 4745.

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Voyages and Travels of an Indian Interpreter and Trader Describing the Manners and Customs of the North American Indians; with
Long, John
Cleveland, OH: The Arthur H. Clark Company, 1904. 329pp, [iv advts], folding map. Spine faded, scratch on front board, internally clean and very good. The observations of a commercial man, Long engaged in the service of the Hudson's Bay Company in 1768, and journeyed as a fur trader among the Indians of Canada for nineteen years. He traveled widely throughout the Great Lakes area as far west and south as Prairie du Chien in present day Wisconsin. He provides accounts of Indian war parties in which he was an enthusiastic participant as well as graphic descriptions of ceremonies, dances, rhetoric, games and ethics. His important book originally appeared in 1791, this edition was edited with annotations by Ruben Gold Thwaites, an early publication by the Arthur H. Clark Company. Howes L443, Clark and Brunet 282.

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The Columbia River; Its History, Its Myths, Its Scenery, Its Commerce.
Lyman, William Denison
NY: G. P. Putman's Sons, 1909. First edition. xx, 409pp, illus, 2 folding maps, advts. Printed boards, light rubbing to extremities, else clean and very good. A contemporary review said: "Professor Lyman, who has spent the greater part of his life in the Columbia Valley, has gathered historical, descriptive, and illustrative matter of rare interest, and has woven his various materials into a connected narrative which will vividly hold before the reader the momentous details of the exploration, development, and present appearance of the great river of the Pacific Northwest."

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Vancouver Island and British Columbia
Macfie, Matthew
London: Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, & Green, 1865. xxi, 574pp, illus, 2 folding maps. Rebound in attractive quarter leather and marbled boards. Presentation inscription on ffep, else very good. In the wake of the west coast gold rush, an English clergyman who had lived in Victoria 1859-1864 published information "for the perusal of merchants, statesmen and intending emigrants." Macfie's book contains detailed practical information regarding the commercial, timber exporting, mining and agricultural capabilities of Vancouver Island and British Columbia. He discusses the history and topography of the colonies, the proposed trans-continental railway as solving the problem of emigrant travel from the east, and comments on Indian customs.

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Early Days on the Yukon & the Story of its Gold Finds.
Ogilvie, William
London: John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1913. xii, 306pp, illus. Some soil to the top of the spine and front board, internally clean and very good. Ogilvie was an experienced hand in the Yukon who carried out many surveys and explorations in the Canadian West between 1875 and 1898, notably in the Mackenzie River and Yukon districts. He was in the Yukon at the time of the Gold Rush of 1898, and from 1898 to 1901 was commissioner of the Yukon for the Dominion government. In his Alaska Bibliography Melvin Ricks says "…one of the most valuable on the gold rush."

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A Summer in Alaska. A popular account of the travels of an Alaska exploring expedition along the great Yukon river, from its so
Schwatka, Frederick
St.Louis: J.W. Henry, 1892. 418pp, illus. Pictorial boards. Extremities rubbed, spine darkened, pages evenly tanned, overall a very good copy. Frederick Schwatka (1849-1882) was an army officer, explorer and author. He had a remarkable career, graduating from West Point and studying both law and medicine while intermittently serving as a fighting officer at numerous postings in the west. He found his true calling in Arctic exploration when in 1878 he commanded a privately funded search for survivors of the lost Franklin expedition. In 1883 the Army sent Schwatka on a reconnaissance of the Yukon River. Traveling with a small party, he built a raft and descended the more than 1,300 miles of the river from head to mouth, thus making the longest raft journey recorded to that time. Shortly after his return he resigned from the Army but continued traveling in the far north, supporting himself by lecturing and writing books. This is an account of the 1883 expedition, expanded from the official report.

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Travel and Adventure in the Territory of Alaska, Formerly Russian America - Now Ceded to the Unjited States - and in Various Oth
Whymper, Frederick
NY: Harper & Brothers, 1869. First American edition, preceded by the English edition one year earlier. 353pp, 2 advts, illus, folding map. Original cloth with gilt decoration on front board. Spine faded, uneven fading on front board, minor loss of cloth top and bottom of spine, owner's name on title page, else good. Whymper joined a Russian-American overland expedition in Vancouver in 1865. He sketched and recorded his experiences in Sitka, St. Michael, Petropavlovsk, Anadyr River and on the Yukon. According to Ricks, "Whymper's account, and his artwork, constitute one of the more significant contributions to Alaska description of this period." Published the year the United States acquired the territory. Ricks Alaska Bibliography p255.

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Lewis & Dryden's Marine History of the Pacific Northwest.
Wright, E. W., ed.
Portland OR: Lewis & Dryden Printing Co, 1895. 494pp, illus. Folio. Original leather. Externally rubbed and scuffed, especially noticeable on the spine. Short tears to a few pages, some with tape repairs. Hinges reinforced. Withal, a very good copy. The subtitle continues: "An Illustrated Review of the Growth and Development of the Maritime Industry From the Advent of the Earliest Navigators [With] The H.W. McCurdy Marine History of the Pacific Northwest." And George Tweney describes it: "This is an encyclopedic account of the men and ships - both steam and sail - that have contributed to the history of the Pacific Northwest. Hundreds of illustrations review the growth and development of the maritime industry from the earliest navigators and explorers..., with sketches and portraits of a number of well-known marine men. It is an indispensable book in any collection relating to the Pacific Northwest." Howes W693, Tweney Washington 89, 87.

Price: $495.00
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