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A Journey from Prince of Wales's Fort in Hudson's Bay to the Northern Ocean in the Years 1769, 1770, 1771, 1772 Undertaken by Order of the Hudson's Bay Company for the Discovery of Copper Mines, a North West Passage, etc. In the Years 1769, 1770, 1771, & 1772, Hearne, Samuel
1 Hearne, Samuel A Journey from Prince of Wales's Fort in Hudson's Bay to the Northern Ocean in the Years 1769, 1770, 1771, 1772 Undertaken by Order of the Hudson's Bay Company for the Discovery of Copper Mines, a North West Passage, etc. In the Years 1769, 1770, 1771, & 1772
Edmonton, AB M. G. Hurtig Ltd. 1971 0888300476 / 9780888300478 Facsimile Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
DJ has very light shelf wear, with small 3/4 inch tear at bottom front.; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. Boards bound in red silk, black and gilt spine label. A number of large fold-out maps and fold-out reproductions of B&W illustrations. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 458 pages; This is a facsimile edition of the book originally published in 1795. "For all their daring and enterprise, few of the early English fur trade explorers possessed the skill or carried the necessary instruments to report fully their discoveries. It was left to Samuel Hearne, an observant and industrious Hudson's Bay employee, to publish the first comprehensive account of the inhabitants and terrain under the company's control. Two initial attempts to reach the Arctic proved exhausting but fruitless. In 1770, Hearne set forward a third time, accompanied by the capable Indian guide Matonabbee, whose prestige and authority in the region seemed a guarantee of success. The party reached the mouth of the Coppermine River, establishing Hearne as the first European to see the North American Arctic and dissolving the myth of an ocean channel through the continent." (jacket blurb) After much revision, the work appeared in 1795, 3 years after his death. 
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Franklin of the Arctic, Lambert, Richard S.
2 Lambert, Richard S. Franklin of the Arctic
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1954 Second Edition Hardcover Good+ in Good+ dust jacket Illustrated by Map Endpapers 
Ex-library, with usual library stamps and markings. Card pocket removal remnants on half-title page and back free end paper. DJ has small some tears and tape removal damage & dewey decimal sticker on spine.; A tight solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector, hinges intact. ; Ex-Library; Maps; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 354 pages; One of he biggest mysteries in Arctic exploration is the disappearance of Sir John Franklin and his crew during his voyage of 1845. This book chronicles Franklin's three voyages - 1819, 1825 & 1845 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Arctic Breakthrough  Franklin's Expeditions, 1819-47, Nanton, Paul
3 Nanton, Paul Arctic Breakthrough Franklin's Expeditions, 1819-47
London William Kimber and Co. Ltd. 1971 0718301323 / 9780718301323 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good+ dust jacket Illustrated by Map Endpapers 
DJ has short tears and some chipping, some foxing of page edges. Back panel of dust jacket scuffed with staining along top edge. ; DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. A tight solid book. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 270 pages; A vivid account of all three of Sir John Franklin's Arctic expeditions, culminating in the disastrous expedition of 1845 in which all members of the party were lost. "This work tells of Captain John Franklin, his life and achievements, from the age of thirty-three when he led his first expedition to the Arctic. Much of this work was taken from his journals." 
Price: 15.00 USD
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The Conquest of the Arctic,, Segal, Louis
4 Segal, Louis The Conquest of the Arctic,
London G. G. Harrap & Company, Ltd 1939 1st Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket Illustrated by B&W Plates 
The book has been rebound in red cloth covered boards with gilt titles on spine, tape stains on end papers, unobtrusive library markings, library pocket and cncellation stamp on back end paper ; A bright, solid book, B&W plates throughout. Appears not to have been read very much ; Ex-Library; 285 pages; Segal attempts to give a history of the attempts of various explorers to discover the Artic in its various aspects, its passages, its flora and fauna, its peoples. These explorers, many of whom gave their lives, traveled by sea, by air, and overland. Many places are named in honour of these men. In an appendix at the end is a chronological list of the explorers, their nationality, the location of their exploration and the year, ending in 1918. 
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Unravelling the Franklin Mystery  Inuit Testimony, Woodman, David C.
5 Woodman, David C. Unravelling the Franklin Mystery Inuit Testimony
Montreal McGill-Queen's University Press 1992 0773509364 / 9780773509368 First Paperback Edition Softcover Very Good 
Front card cover has crease on bottom foredge. Some underlining of text throughout book. ; A tight solid book. ; Mcgill-Queen's Native and Northern Series; Maps; 9.75 X 6.82 X 0.96 inches; 390 pages; "David Woodman's reconstruction of the mysterious events surrounding the tragic Franklin expedition boldly challenges standard interpretations and promises to replace them. Among the many who have tried to discover the truth behind the Franklin disaster, Woodman is the first to recognise the profound importance of the Inuit testimony and to analyse it in depth. He concludes from his investigations that the Inuit probably did visit Franklin's ships while the crew was still on board and that there were some Inuit who actually saw the sinking of one of the ships. He maintains that fewer than ten bodies were found at Starvation Cove and that the last survivors left the cove in 1851, three years after the standard account assumes them to be dead. Woodman also disputes the conclusion of Owen Beattie and John Geiger's book "Frozen in time" that lead poisoning was a major contributing cause of the disaster.Much of the Inuit testimony presented in "Unravelling the Franklin Mystery" has never before been published. The earliest Woodman quotes was recorded by Franklin searchers only nine years after the disappearance of the Franklin team. Inuit testimony provided Woodman with the pivotal clue in his re-construction of the puzzle of the Franklin disaster: 'I proceeded from the assumption that all Inuit stories concerning white men should have a discoverable factual basis ...and managed to discover a scenario which allowed use of all the native recollections, solved some troubling discrepancies in the physical evidence and led to some significant new conclusions as to the fate of the beleaguered sailors'. Whether or not one agrees with Woodman's conclusions, his account is compelling and his analysis impressive." 
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