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The middle of nowhere: Rediscovering Saskatchewan

By: N/A

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Saskatoon, SK, Fifth House, Ltd: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 71408066

ISBN: 1895618681

Condition: Fine


1895618681 228 pages. Take a journey of discovery in search of the essence of Saskatchewan. Collected here, as recorded by those who have lived in the landscape and by obervant visitors who have passed through it, are the vivid recollections of aboriginal people,excerpts from fur-trade diaries, accounts of Mounties, explorers, and settlers, stories of protest politics, booze, dust, the Depression, war, and the environment. Captures the heart and soul, the people and places of Saskatchewan. Only the faintest traces of wear. Unmarked. Glossy illustrated covers. View more info

From Sea Unto Sea: Art & Discovery Maps of Canada (A Fleet/Lester & Orpen Dennys book)

By: Armstrong, Joe C. W.

Price: $149.95

Publisher: Canada, Fleet Pr Corp: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24802357

ISBN: 0770600301

Condition: Very Good


0770600301 Approximately 75 pages. "Brings together for the first time thirty-eight stunning, original Canadian maps - many of them national treasures - and the fascinating stories of the explorers and cartographers who made them. From Gastaldi's woodcut map of 1556 in which monsters roam the sea, through Champlain's 1612 collage map of Canada's bounty, to Sanson's foundation map of 1656 - the first to show all five Great Lakes - this superb 'atlas' takes the modern navigator on a voyage of rediscovery to Canada's beginnings, beginnings not only in strength and adventure but also in hum... View more info

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The life of Captain James Cook

By: Beaglehole, J. C

Price: $350.00

Publisher: London, A. and C. Black: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 431H1289

ISBN: 0713613823

Condition: Fine


0713613823 xii, 760 pages. Fifty-one illustrations (four in colour). Five maps. Bibliography. Index. "A deeply revealing study of the growth of a complex character, stubborn and passionate yet patient and judicious, seen in his actions as an unrivalled navigator and explorer and as a commander of men." - from dust jacket. Previous to this work the author spent many years editing Cook's copious journals, a monument of scholarship in four massive volumes. Book clean, bright, tight and unmarked with negligible wear. Light wear to dust jacket now preserved in archival-grade Brodart... View more info

Men of Faith and Daring

By: Berry, W.Grinton: Editor

Price: $139.95

Publisher: London, The "Boys Own Paper" Office: 1926

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 74604010

Condition: Fair


221 pages. High character and heroic actions are the dominating notes of the careers described in this volume. The nine stories include: Tamate - and his stirring adventures in New Guinea; The siege of For Michilimackinac - the exciting experiences of a fur trader among red Indians; Basil of Caesarea; Daniel Wilson, the Lion-Hearted Bishop of Calcutta; David Livingstone, the Greatest of Explorers; Anecdotes of Livingstone; Bishop McIlvaine of Ohio; Ambrose of Milan - the Archbiship who never feared the face of man; David Brainerd, the Apostle to the red Indians. Three colour plates includin... View more info

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Antique Showcase Magazine, February (Feb.) 1984 - Beaver Hats / Mottahedeh

By: Biernacki, Conrad; Pegg, Wilf; Sutton-Smith, Barbara; Banks, John

Price: $99.95

Publisher: Bracebridge, Ontario, McLaren Publishing Corporation: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 824G4739

Condition: Good


56 pages. Features: Lockets; Report on ROM Lecture "East Meets West in China" - Mildred Motthedeh; Exclusive Interview with Mildred Mottahedeh; Nippon Figurals and Figurines; 1983 in review; The Beaver Hat - an item of fashion lures explorers to the west; Mapping Toronto's First Century 1787-1884; Collectible Valentines; and more. Clean and unmarked with moderate wear. A sound copy. View more info

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Memorable Description of The East Indian Voyage 1618-25 [From the Argonoatu Series]

By: Bontekoe, Willem Ysbrantsz; Bode-Hodgkinson, Mrs. C.B. & Geyl, Pieter [Translators]

Price: $195.00

Publisher: New York, Robert M. McBride & Company: 1929

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 431H3801

Condition: Good


vii, [1], 168 pages. Footnotes. Index. Text in English. Translated from the Dutch first edition of 1646. "Journal or memorable description of the East Indian voyage of Willem Ysbrantz Bontekoe of Hoorn, comprehending many wonderful and perilous happenings experienced therein; begun on the 18th of December, 1618, and completed on the 16th November, 1625." - frontispiece. Unmarked with average wear and soiling to red boards. Binding intact. Dust jacket not included. Foxing to edges and endpapers. A sound vintage copy. View more info

Cosmic Explorers: Scientific Remote Viewing, Extraterrestrials, and a Messagefor Mankind

By: Brown, Courtney

Price: $39.95

Publisher: New York, Dutton Adult: 1999

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 51600699

ISBN: 0525944303

Condition: Fine


0525944303 260 pages. Author's prior book revealed the existence of two extraterrestrial civilizations whose destinies are intertwined with our own. This volume takes his research a step further, in a riveting true story that expand's humanity's journey into the deepest mysteries of the cosmos. Based upon unprecedented scientific evidence using Scientific Remote Viewing (SRV). Continues the search for extraterrestrial life, and sounds an important warning. Giftable condition. View more info

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The Illustrated London News (ILN), July 12, 1952 - Maiden Voyage of The S.S. United States

By: Bryant, Arthur; Falls, Cyril; Squire, Sir John

Price: $199.95

Publisher: England, The Illustrated London News & Sketch Ltd.: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 302G2781

Condition: Good


Pages 41 - 76. Features:Great cover photo of the S.S. United States leaving her New York berth for her record-setting maiden voyage to England; Air Disaster at Bremerton Heath Housing Estate - R.A.F. Brigand fighter-bomber crash; The Queen meets Greenland explorers; The Queen in the Hardy country; Two-page illustration of the Helsinki Olympic stadium and environs; Photos of major bomb damage to North Korean power plants; Royal occasions in England and Holland; Great photo of the S.S. United States at speed and a map of her new transatlantic record run; Photos of personalities of the week inclu... View more info

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Aramco World (Magazine), May-June 1990 - Vartan Gregorian

By: Clark, Arthur; et al

Price: $69.95

Publisher: USA, Aramco Services Company: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 201G4995

Condition: Good


40 pages. Features: The new view from space - space explorers from 13 nations meet in Riyadh to reflecton ways to solve problems on earth; Vartan Gregorian of Brown University; Islamic Art - looking beneath the surface of the RCA in London; A look at the ecological riches of the Arabian Peninsula; The Arab world's most punishing and prestigious motor rally from Giza to Sakkara; The Black Stallion returns to children's literature. Moderate wear. Unmarked. A sound copy. View more info

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Journey to Pitcairn

By: Clune, Frank

Price: $79.95

Publisher: Australia, Angus and Robertson: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 431A0299

Condition: Good


245 pages. References. Black and white glossy plates. "A saga which takes us roaming through the islands of the Pacific, rich in tales of explorers and adventurers, till we anchor at the lonely isle of Pitcairn. There we witness the dramatic and violent events that in a few years left only one of the mutineers alive, and follow the triumphs and tribulations of their descendants until the present day." - from dust jacket. Average wear to book. Above-average wear to dust jacket which is now preserved in Brodart. View more info

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Little Eagle - A Story of Indian Life

By: Deming, Therese O.

Price: $129.95

Publisher: Chicago, Albert Whitman and Co.: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 136A5201

Condition: Fair


96 pages. The lovely and uncommon story "... of an Indian baby and his early childhood days. Told in in such a way as to be read by first-grade children... Readers will acquire a knowledge of Indian traditions, religion, and culture, and a better understanding of the people whom the European explorers found in North America." - from Introduction. Wonderful bright colour illustrations upon each page. Above-average wear. Former school library copy with usual markings inside but none to exterior. Although well-worn, this remains a decent copy of this delightful work. (Incidentally,... View more info

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Stefansson and the Canadian Arctic

By: Diubaldo, Richard J.

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Canada, McGill-Queen's University Press: 1998

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 461G1463

ISBN: 0773518150

Condition: Fair


0773518150 274 pages. Index, bibliography and footnotes. "A lucid and convincing analysis of the origins of Stefansson's attitudes and ideas." - from back cover. Minimal markings to contents. Average wear. Three pages of photos loose but present. A worthy working copy. View more info

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Nutka (Nootka) - Captain Cook and the Spanish Explorers on the Coast: Sound Heritage Volume VII, Number 1

By: Efrat, Barbara S.; Langlois, W.J.: Editors

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Victoria, Province of British Columbia: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 724C7682

Condition: Good


101 pages. Wonderfully illustrated. The first of a two-part series to commemorate the Captain Cook Bicentennial. Includes the following articles: Nootka Sound in James Cook's Pacific World; Spanish Exploration and Settlement of the Northwest Coast in the 18th Century; The Contact Period as Recorded by Indian Oral Tradition; Impressions of Nootka Music; Vanished Companions - the changing relationship of the West Coast People to the Animal World; Plants of the Nootka Sound Indians as recorded by Captain Cook; Linguistic Acculturation on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. A note on Linguistic... View more info

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Beyond Nootka: A historical perspective of Vancouver Island mountains

By: Elms, Lindsay J; Elms, Lindsay J.

Price: $69.95

Publisher: British Columbia, Misthorn Press: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 623G1867

ISBN: 0968015905

Condition: Fine


0968015905 Signed and inscribed by author upon title page. 128 pages. Index. Bibliography. Footnotes. Printed on glossy stock. Illustrated with colour and black and white photos. "Chronicles the discovery and exploration of the mountain regions of Vancouver Island." - from back cover. Clean, bright and unmarked with very light wear. A lovely copy. View more info

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Sverdrup's Arctic Adventures

By: Fairley, T.C.

Price: $199.95

Publisher: London, Longmans, Green and Company Ltd: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 431H3282

ISBN: 111125950X

Condition: Good


111125950X 305 pages. Index. Black and white photographic plates. Maps. Adapted from 'New Land - Four Years in the Arctic Regions' by Norwegian explorer Otto Sverdrup "who fitted out Nansen's famous ice-ship Fram and with a band of tough companions spent four unbroken years (1898-1902) exploring and charting an uninhabited area of some 100,000 square miles among the Canadian islands. Provides the first complete story of Sverdrup's life, the first evaluation of his discoveries, and the first full account of the Sverdrup Islands dispute between Canada and Norway." - dust jacket. Sm... View more info

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Bibliography of Canadiana Published in Great Britain, 1519-1763

By: Farrell Waldon, Freda

Price: $99.95

Publisher: U.S.A., ECW Press: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 846G4730

ISBN: 155022087X

Condition: Good


155022087X 535 pages. 9.8" x 7.2". Bilingual English/French. "A bibliography of printed works published in Britain (some originally published elsewhere) to 1763 (the Treaty of Paris), which concern in some way any part of the present area of Canada. It should be of interest to Canadians and others for its records of both French and English activities in Canada throughout the period of New France. It is a source book of the earliest published works of Canadiana. With its titles chronologically ordered, the work will also be useful as a perspective of those important events whi... View more info

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The Discoveries of The Norsemen in North America - with Special Relation to Their Early Cartographical Representation

By: Fischer S.J., Joseph; Soulsby, Basil H. (Translator)

Price: $199.95

Publisher: London, Henry Stevens, Son & Stiles: 1903

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 431G1267

Condition: Good


130 pages. Index. Bibliography. Frontispiece. Ten plates at back. Sixteen informative pages of advertisements. Text in English, translated from the German. Seeks, in part, to to address errors of Carl Christian Rafn in his 1837 work "Antiquitates Americanae". Forest green cloth exterior adorned with attractive gilt lettering and decorations. Top edge gilt. Usual library markings. Binding intact. Average wear. A sound copy of this informative work. View more info

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The Wide World Magazine - An Illustrated Monthly, June 1898, Vol. 1, No. 2 - The Queerest Monarch in the World (The King of Uganda)

By: Fitzgerald, W.G.; Ghosh, A.S.; Dubois, R.; Gibbs, M.; Keighley, A.; Adcock, H.; Howard E.; Story, A.T.; Et al

Price: $395.00

Publisher: London, George Newnes, Limited: 1898

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 346H3096

Condition: Fair


The second issue of this popular and long-lived publication. Pages 114-224. Features: Canadian Curiosities - article with great illustrations; The Marvelous Feats of Juggler Ram Pershad; Earth Pyramids in the Rosengarten Mountains; "For the Company's Credit" - story of an ocean-liner race; The Queerest Monarch in the World - Mwanga, King of Uganda (illustrated article); The Wreck of the "Rising Sun" - fire at sea; Picnics in Perak - article with photo of many Malay sultans aboard elephants crossing a river; The Telegraphist of Neufchateau - true WWI story; The Romance of the... View more info

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Ontario's history in maps (The Ontario historical studies series)

By: Gentilcore, R. Louis

Price: $450.00

Publisher: Toronto, University of Toronto Press: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 818H1808

ISBN: 0802034004

Condition: Very Good


0802034004 xvii, [1], 285 pages. List of sources. "The authors have selected nearly three hundred maps, half in colour, which, combined with ample explanatory text and informative captions, present a unique graphic history of Ontario from its discovery by European explorers to the present. An outstanding example of contemporary methods of map reproduction, and a work which combines effectively the insights of historical geography and cartography." - from dust jacket. Book clean, bright and unmarked with light wear. Binding sound. Multiple closed openings and patches to dust jack... View more info

Northwest Explorations

By: Gordon Speck

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Portland, OR, U.S.A., Binford & Mort Pub: 1970

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 71507221

ISBN: 0832302163

Condition: Good


0832302163 394 pages including index. Some Illustrations. This second edition provides a fresh interpretation to the early history of the region and, at the same time, calls attention to contemporary events in other parts of the New World. Portrays the struggles for power and glory, the amorous intrigues and fights for pelts and great wealth of several of the main characters i.e. Francis Drake, James Cook, George Vancouver, Samuel Hearne and Alexander Mackenzie. Distills 500 fabulous years of sea and land discovery in the Pacific Northwest. Fascinating history! Usual library markings. View more info