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Franklin's Lost Ship The Historic Discovery of HMS Erebus

By: Geiger, John & Alanna Mitchell

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Toronto, Harpercollins Publishers: 2015

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 19096

ISBN: 1443444170

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


As new ; A bright, solid book dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; Colour Illustrations; 9.5 X 8.3 X 0.9 inches; 206 pages; "The greatest mystery in all of exploration is the fate of the 1845—1848 British Arctic Expedition commanded by Sir John Franklin. All 129 crewmen died, and the two ships seemingly vanished without a trace. The expedition's destruction was a mass disaster spread over two years. With the vessels beset and abandoned, the crew confronted a horrific ordeal. They suffered from lead poisoning, were stricken with scurvy and, ultimately, resorted to cannibalism in their final d... View more info

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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

By: Hearne, Samuel

Price: $69.95

Publisher: Edmonton, AB, M. G. Hurtig Ltd.: 1971

Edition: Facsimile

Seller ID: 18403

ISBN: 0888300476

Condition: 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 observan... View more info

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Franklin of the Arctic

By: Lambert, Richard S.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart: 1954

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 17979

Condition: Good+ in Good+ dust jacket


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 View more info

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Ancient Mariner The Amazing Adventures of Samuel Hearne the Sailor Who Walked to the Arctic Ocean

By: McGoogan, Ken

Price: $16.95

Publisher: Toronto, Harpercollins Publishers Ltd.: 2003

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 19048

ISBN: 0002000989

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


DJ and boards show very light shelf wear. ; A bright, solid book dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; B&W Illustrations; 9.0 X 6.3 X 1.3 inches; 334 pages; "Samuel Hearne is grudgingly recognized as the eighteenth-century British adventurer who, during a remarkable three-year odyssey, became the first European to reach the Arctic coast of North America. In Ancient Mariner, McGoogan demonstrates that Hearne was far more complex, accomplished and influential than the history books suggest. Beginning with Hearne’s entry into the Royal Navy at twelve years of age, McGoogan paints an authentic po... View more info

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Arctic Breakthrough Franklin's Expeditions, 1819-47

By: Nanton, Paul

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, William Kimber and Co. Ltd.: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16121

ISBN: 0718301323

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


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 jour... View more info

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The Conquest of the Arctic,

By: Segal, Louis

Price: $45.00

Publisher: London, G. G. Harrap & Company, Ltd: 1939

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: 16906

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


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 m... View more info

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The Man Who Mapped the Arctic The Intrepid Life of George Back, Franklin's Lieutenant

By: Steele, Peter

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Vancouver BC, Raincoast Books: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19161

ISBN: 1551926482

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


As new; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, map endpapers.; B&W Illustrations; 9.1 X 6.3 X 1.3 inches; 307 pages; In the mid-1800s, George Back went on three Arctic expeditions with Sir John Franklin across the barren lands of the Canadian north. But unlike Franklin, Back lived to tell his tales in journals, drawings, watercolors, and maps. Noted writer Peter Steele drew on these sources, along with contemporary accounts, to craft this gripping tale of resilience in the face of incredible odds. The book thrillingly recounts the near-impossible circumstances of these expeditions — the ... View more info

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Unravelling the Franklin Mystery Inuit Testimony

By: Woodman, David C.

Price: $46.95

Publisher: Montreal, McGill-Queen's University Press: 1992

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 17647

ISBN: 0773509364

Condition: 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 investiga... View more info