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Canada's Arctic Sovereignty : Resources, Climate and Conflict. First Edition in dustjacket.

By: PARKS, Jennifer

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Canadian Currents, Lone Pine Publishing, Edmonton, 2010, ISBN:9781926736037:

Seller ID: 101451


PARKS, Jennifer. Canada's Arctic Sovereignty : Resources, Climate and Conflict. (Edmonton): Canadian Currents/(Lone Pine Publishing, 2010). First Printing. Pp. (3),4-240. Illustrated. 8vo, plain blue paper covered boards. "Until now, Canada's claim to the frozen expanses of the Arctic has gone largely unchallenged. no longer. Suddenly our Great White North is on everyone'sradar, and five outer countries [USA, Russia, Norway, Denmark, Iceland] ar e all interested in redefining our international boundaries. As known global oil and gas reserves dwindle, these nations are rushing to stake thei... View more info

Challenge to the Poles : Highlights of Arctic and Antarctic Aviation. First Edition in dustjacket

By: GRIERSON, John

Price: $35.00

Publisher: G.T. Foulis, London, 1964,:

Seller ID: 115532


GRIERSON, John. Challenge to the Poles : Highlights of Arctic and AntarcticAviation. With Foreword by Charles A. Lindbergh. London : G.T. Foulis & Co . Ltd, (1964). First Edition. Printed in Holland. Pp. (4),5-695,(1). With many b&w photos in the next, as well as maps. 8vo, white hardcovers, silver lettering in a blue field to spine. With map end-papers. John Grierson (b. January 2, 1909, Liverpool, England - d. May 21, 1977, Washington, D.C.). "John Grierson was born in 1909, the year Wellman had the second crash with his polar airship, but the year also in which Peary marched triumphantl... View more info

Change of Wings. First Edition in dustjacket.

By: McVICAR, Don WILLIAMS, L.R.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Airlife, Shrewsbury, 1984, ISBN:0906393124:

Seller ID: 115510


McVICAR, Don. A Change of Wings. Illustrated by L.R. Williams. (Shrewsbury,England) : Airlife, (1984). First Edition. Pp (6),[1]-178. With illustrati ons in the text. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Donald Moore McVicar (b. June 21, 1915, on a farm near Oxbow, Saskatchewan - d. January 15,1997, Dorval, Quebec). Foreword by Griffith Powell. The story of the Royal Air Force Ferry Command, "which, by V.E. Day, had delivered over 10,000 co mbat aircraft. [...] The story of the Command from its inception in 1940 until September 1942, the tough training, exploratory flights into the Ca... View more info

City of Dreams. A Special Feature on Vancouver in Canadian Heritage : The Heritage Canada Foundation Magazine, Volume 15, Issue 2, Summer 1989

By: KNICKERBOCKER, Nancy. Canadian Heritage GOURLEY, Catherine SANDELL, Neil

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Heritage Canada Foundation, Ottawa , 1989,:

Seller ID: 97492


KNICKERBOCKER, Nancy. “City of Dreams.” A Special Feature on Vancouver in Canadian Heritage : The Heritage Canada Foundation Magazine, Volume 15, Issue 2, Summer 1989, pp 20-34, with 19 illustrations. Ottawa : The Heritage Canada Foundation, 1989. Pp 1-44. Illustrated. Triple Column. 4to, illustrated black stapled wrappers. Vancouver articles : “A Bridge Between Worlds” (pp 22-25); “We've come a long way!” (pp 26-28); “A Very Fine House” (pp 29-30); “Tin Shed Cinderella” [Granville Island] (by Catherine Gourley, pp 31-25). Also : "Playing with a Full Deck” [playing ca... View more info

Convoy Patrol : A Thrilling Story of the U.S. Navy

By: WINTERBOTHAM, R. R. HESS, Erwin L.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Whitman Publishing Company, Racine, Wisconsin, 1942,:

Seller ID: 109685


WINTERBOTHAM, R. R. Convoy Patrol : A Thrilling Story of the U.S. Navy. Racine, Wisconsin : Whitman Publishing Company, (1942). Pp (4),9-424,(4). Illustrated. 12mo, illustrated paper covered boards, red, black and white lettering. A volume in the Better Little Books series. Text on one page and a picture on the other, with a small top corner picture that produces the semblance of motion when flipping the pages. Contents : I. Intrigue. II. The Defiance. III. An Alarm. IV. Iceland. V. Adventure in Reykjavik. VI. Rescue. VII. International Crisis. VIII. Under Fire. IX. The E-Boat. X. A Favor Retu... View more info

Cruises of the Joan. in poor dj. signed

By: SINCLAIR, W.E.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Edward Arnold, 1949,:

Seller ID: 50026


SINCLAIR, W.E. Cruises of the Joan. L: Edward Arnold, (1949). Cheaper Edition. Pp 254. Frontis., 7 leaves of plates. 8vo, blue cloth. Toy 0594. An early and excellent series of cruising accounts. The author recounts voyages made in a 22 foot, 6 inch Falmouth quay punt around Great Britain, to Spain, the Baltic, and finally to Iceland. Bottom edge of cloth sunned, bookplate, else vg in poor, tattered dj. Signed by author in 1956. 50.00 View more info

Cruises of the Joan. no dj

By: SINCLAIR, W.E.

Price: $38.00

Publisher: Edward Arnold, 1949,:

Seller ID: 27173


SINCLAIR, W.E. Cruises of the Joan. L: Edward Arnold, (1949). Cheaper Edition. Pp 254. Frontis., 7 leaves of plates. 8vo, blue cloth. Toy 0594. An early and excellent series of cruising accounts. The author recounts voyages made in a 22 foot, 6 inch Falmouth quay punt around Great Britain, to Spain, the Baltic, and finally to Iceland. Edges lightly spotted, else vg. 38.00 View more info

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Decline of British Seapower. First Edition in dustjacket.

By: WETTERN, Desmond

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Janes, 1982,: 1982

Seller ID: 35251

ISBN: 0710600437


WETTERN, Desmond. The Decline of British Seapower. (London) : Janes, (1982). First Edition. Pp (10),1- 452,(2) + 32 pages of b&w photos. Maps and tables in the text. 8vo, red cloth, silver lettering to spine. A book which traces how the Royal Navy has transformed itself strategically and socially under pressures of political and economic neglect in the post-World War Two period. "This important, timely and controversial book is an almost month by month account of the many activities of the Royal Navy since 1945. Although Britain can take great pride in the achievem... View more info

Demons in the Spring. Stories. First Edition, signed.

By: MENO, Joe.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Akashic Books, New York, 2008, ISBN:9781933354477:

Seller ID: 105981


MENO, Joe. Demons in the Spring. Stories. (New York): Akashic Books, (2008). First Printing, stated. Pp. (12),[13]-272,(8). Illustrated in colour. Decorated endpapers. 8vo, wine cloth with red pressed decoration to front board, silver lettering to front board and spine. AKB140. With illustrations byTodd Baxter, Kelsey Brookes, Ivan Brunetti, Charles Burns, Nick Butcher, S teph Davidson, Evan Hecox, Kim Hiorthoy, Paul Hornschemeier, Cody Hudson, Caroline Hwang, kozyndan, Geoff McFetridge, Anders Nilsen, Laura Owens, Archer Prewitt, Jon Resh, Jay Ryan, Souther Salazar, Rachell Sumpter, and Chris... View more info

De´ambulations nomades en Islande Sans Traces : une action art-nature juillet 1999 / Forumenn a´ I´slandi An Ummerkja : list/na´ttu´ruverk ju´li´ 1999/ Nomadic perambulations in Iceland Without a Trace : an art-nature action July 1999

By: FABB, Jeanne, and Lorraine GILBERT (eds.).

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Boréal Art / Nature, Annonciation, Québec, 2002, ISBN:0968348696:

Seller ID: 99724


FABB, Jeanne, and Lorraine GILBERT (eds.). De´ambulations nomades en Islande Sans Traces : une action art-nature juillet 1999 / Forumenn a´ I´slandi An Ummerkja : list/na´ttu´ruverk ju´li´ 1999 / Nomadic perambulations in Iceland Without a Trace : an art-nature action July 1999. Annonciation, Qué´bec : Boré´al Art / Nature, 2002. Printed by etc.Press Limited, Halifax, N.S.Pp [1]-66. Illustrated. Maps. Triple Column. Oblong 8vo, illustrated card covers. Translated by Eyvindur P. Eiriksson, Axel Harvey, Daniel Poulin, Svava Juliusson, and Asa Kristin Ragnarsdottir. Contents : Introduc... View more info

Down Denmark Strait. First Edition in dustjacket

By: SMITH, E. Newbold VILAS, Charles H., foreword

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Little, Brown, Boston, 1980,:

Seller ID: 10831


SMITH, E. Newbold. Down Denmark Strait. Boston & Toronto : Little, Brown and Company, (1980). First Edition. Pp (6), [vii]-ix, (5), [3]-212 + 12 leaves of colour photos + maps. Many text photos. 8vo, blue cloth spine, boards,silver lettering to spine. . Map end-papers. Toy 0596. Voyaging in the 43- foot sloop Reindeer. Chapter 2: "North of Newfoundland and Labrador" (pp.28-49). Other references, photos. Foreword by Charles H. Vilas. Chapters : 1.The Bermuda Race; 2. North of Newfoundland and Labrador; 3. Thinking North Again; 4. To Newfie and St. Brendan's Island; 5. Off to the Faeroes... View more info

Dreamers of the Day : An Arctic Adventure : To Iceland and back by Catamaran. 1st NZ in dustjacket.

By: LEWIS, David LEWIS, Fiona.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: A.H. & A.W. Reed, Wellington, NZ, 1964,:

Seller ID: 34126


LEWIS, David. Dreamers of the Day : An Arctic Adventure : [To Iceland and back by Catamaran] ; with sketches by Fiona Lewis. Wellington, NZ: A.H. & A.W. Reed, (1964). First Printing. Pp. 191 + 16 pages of plates. 8vo, blue cloth. Toy 0551. An account of the early, experimental passage of the catamaran Rehu Moana from the Thames to Iceland in 1963. The voyage was rich in mishap, but suggested much about modern multihull design. Slightly rubbed, light staining to top and bottom of cloth, slight soiling internally, owner'ssignature, else Name, else very good in rubbed, nicked dustjacket.. 45.00 View more info

Ecology of Oligotrophic, Subarctic Thingvallavatn

By: JONASSON, Petur M. (ed.)

Price: $100.00

Publisher: OIKOS, Odense, Denmark, 1992, ISBN:8770012261:

Seller ID: 70506


JÓNASSON, Pétur M. (ed.). Ecology of Oligotrophic, Subarctic Thingvallavatn. (Odense: OIKOS, 1992). Pp. (2),[1]-439,(1). Illustrated. Double column. Large 8vo, illustrated red paper covered boards. Contents: 1. Iceland: an island astride the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, 2. Thingvallavatn research history, 3.Exploitation and conservation of the Thingvallavatn catchment area, 4. Geo logy of the Thingvallavatn area, 5. Bedrock, sediments, and faults in Thinvallavatn, 6. The recent sedimentation history of Thinvallavatn, Iceland, 7.Climatic conditions of the Thingvallavatn area, 8. The vegetation and soi... View more info

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Eimskipafélag Islands.

By: JONSSON, Gudni

Price: $120.00

Publisher: H.F. Eimskipafélag Islands, 1939,:

Seller ID: 43395


JONSSON, Gudni. Eimskipafélag Islands : Tuttugu og Fimm Ara. Reykjavik: H.F. Eimskipafélag Islands, 1939. Pp 304. 4to, pebbled brown cloth. An illustrated account of the Icelandic shipping concern, operating in the North Sea and Baltic. Rubbed with slight chipping to edges of cloth, boards creased, eps foxed, else vg. 120.00 View more info

Elves, Trolls and Elemental Beings : Icelandic Folktales II. Translated byAlan Boucher. First Edition.

By: BOUCHER, Alan, (trans.)

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Iceland Review Library, Reykjavik, 1977,:

Seller ID: 97816


BOUCHER, Alan, (trans.). Elves, Trolls and Elemental Beings : Icelandic Folktales II. Translated by Alan Boucher. Reykjavik : Iceland Review Library, (1977). First Printing. Pp (4),5-93,(3).. 12mo, brown cardcovers, blank spine. Contents: Foreword; The Elves' Genesis; The Sheriff's Lady of Burstarfell; Katla's Dream; The Lullaby; The Dairymaid; "Take it, Take it!"; A Father of Eighteen in Elfland; The Boy who would not be with the Elves; The Mower; Crossroads; The Elves Move House; Helga the Farmer's Daughter and the Elves; Elf-Steeple; The Night-troll; "See My Grey Foot Dangle!... View more info

Errand Boy in the Mooseland Hills. Paperback.

By: BJARNASON, J. Magnus. JAKOBSON, Borga (trans.).

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Formac Publishing Company Limited, Halifax, 2001, ISBN:0887805418:

Seller ID: 53040


BJARNASON, J. Magnus. Errand Boy in the Mooseland Hills. [Front cover adds:"Stories from Nova Scotia's Forgotten Icelandic Settlement"].Translated by Borga Jakobson. Halifax: Formac Publishing Company Limited, (2001). Pp. (6 ),[7]-184. 8vo, blue ill. card covers. " -from the front cover. "When a group of Icelanders were encouraged to settle in Nova Scotia in 1875, they were given land in a remote forested area east of Dartmouth, known as Mooseland Hills. Young Magnus Bjarnson was one of those who came with his family. Times were hard and although he was just a boy, he was sent ... View more info

Far Traveler : Voyages of a Viking Woman.

By: BROWN, Nancy Marie.

Price: $16.50

Publisher: Harcourt, Inc., Orlando, 2007, ISBN:9780151014408:

Seller ID: 82857


BROWN, Nancy Marie. The Far Traveler : Voyages of a Viking Woman. Orlando :Harcourt, Inc. (2007). First Printing. Pp (14),[1]-306. Map. Index. 8vo, d ark brown cloth spine, mustard paper covered boards, gilt lettering to spine. "Five hundred years before Columbus, a Viking woman named Gudrid [Thorbjarnardottir] sailed off the edge of the known world. With her were three Viking crews in open boats, as well as a bull, a few cows, and some sheep. She was looking for Vinland, a fabulous land the Leif Eiriksson had discovered when he was caught in a storm while sailing west across the icy North... View more info

Farfarers : Before the Norse. First Edition in dustjacket

By: MOWAT, Farley

Price: $16.50

Publisher: Key Porter, Toronto, 1998,:

Seller ID: 29783


MOWAT, Farley. The Farfarers : Before the Norse. (Toronto): Key Porter Books, (1998). Pp 377. 8vo, blue cloth. Whatever the exact validity of his conclusions, Mowat spins a golden tale from the evidentiary equivalent of straw. Here he speculates on the nature and fate of the Albans, the first post-glacial people of Europe and North America (perhaps). "From one of Canada's premier writers comes an extraordinary account of a lost people. In the 1960s, Farley Mowat stood on the windblown shore of Hudson Bay, staring at ruins that could not have been left by the Inuit, the only known inhabitan... View more info

Ferry Command. First Edition in dustjacket.

By: McVICAR, Don WILLIAMS, L.R.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Airlife, Shrewsbury, 1981, ISBN:0906393124:

Seller ID: 41538


McVICAR, Don. Ferry Command. Illustrated by L.R. Williams. (Shrewsbury, England) : Airlife, (1981). First Edition. Pp 213 + [8 pages of plates]. 8vo, grey cloth. Donald Moore McVicar (b. June 21, 1915, on a farm near Oxbow, Saskatchewan - d. January 15, 1997, Dorval, Quebec). Foreword by Griffith Powell. The story of the Royal Air Force Ferry Command, "which, by V.E. Day, had delivered over 10,000 combat aircraft. [...] The story of the Command from its inception in 1940 until September 1942, the tough training, exploratory flights into the Canadian Arctic and the first delivery of bombers... View more info

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First Crossing of Greenland. 1st ed, rebound in half leather

By: NANSEN, Fridtjof. GEPP, Hubert Majendi (trans.) KELTIE, J. Scott (intro.)

Price: $1,500.00

Publisher: Longmans, Green, & Co., London, 1890,:

Seller ID: 30800


NANSEN, Fridtjof. The First Crossing of Greenland. Translated from the Norwegian by Hubert Majendi Gepp ; [introduction by J. Scott Keltie] ; with Maps and Numerous Illustrations. In Two Volumes. L.: Longmans, Green and Co., 1890. First Edition. Pp. [4],(i)-xxii,(1)-510,[6], frontis., + 6 p. of plates and 2 folding maps ; [4],(i)-x,(1)-509,3],(1)-24 of ads,[4], frontis., +4 p. of plates and 2 p. of folding maps. Illustrated with woodcuts to the text. 8vo, rebound in half green leather with marbled boards and gilt lettered maroon leather title block to spine, t.e.silver. Arctic Bibliography no.... View more info