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Journey to the Polar Sea, Franklin, John
1 Franklin, John Journey to the Polar Sea
Vancouver BC Douglas & McIntyre Ltd 2000 155054814X / 9781550548143 1st Thus Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Only slight wear ; A bright, solid book, dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. Includes a new introduction by the modern maritime historian James P. Delgado and the introduction from the 1908 edition by Captain Robert F. Scott. ; B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 291 pages; The original title of Franklin's journal was 'Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea in the Years 1819-20-21-22'. This expedition was almost as disastrous as the 1845 expedition that resulted in the deaths of himself and his crew. This is a reproduction of the 1908 edition with added background information coming from archaeological excavation of the site where Franklin and his crew camped while awaiting rescue. 
Price: 36.50 CDN
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Ordeal by Ice, Mowat, Farley
2 Mowat, Farley Ordeal by Ice
Boston Little, Brown & Co. 1960 Hardcover Very Good- in Good+ dust jacket 
DJ has creasing, short tears and chipping. DJ is the McClelland & Stewart version from the Canadian publisher. There are some water stains on the outside of the back board, near the foredge bottom corner (pages unaffected). ; A tight solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. The book has the imprint of Atlantic Little Brown of Boston but the dustjacket is McClelland & Stewart of Toronto. Map endpapers. ; Maps; 364 pages; From the front DJ flap:"Man against the sea - that grim eternal struggle has formed the background for many of the greatest tales of adventure ever told. Nowhere does the sea strike with more implacable fury and nowhere are the forces of nature armed with more fearsome weapons than in that chill, black, fog-shorunded water that stretches from the coast of Greenland to James Bay. This is part of the Arctic Sea. It is here that man has faced ordeal by ice." This book, first of his series - Top of the World - deals with a number of the explorers who sought to make their name. The list includes Martin Frobisher,, Henry Hudson, Jens Munk, William Scoresby, John Ross the infamous Franklin among others. 
Price: 19.50 CDN
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