Hardcover, New York: The MacMillan Company, 1904. First American Edition. Very Good. Royal Octavo, pp xxxii, 319. Frontispiece color portrait of a musk-ox, 4 additional color plates, 32 full pages of black & white illustrations, 2 illustrations in the text, 2 large fold-out maps with color, 8 appendices, index. Bound in publisher's dark red cloth with gold spine titles. Rubbing to front cover. Both ends of spine and all corners rubbed. Binding sound, text and all illustrations and maps clean and bright. Both maps have a small tear to the margin.
David Theophilus Hanbury (1864-1910) was an English traveler, explorer, hunter, naturalist, and member of the Royal Geographical Society. In 1899 and again in 1901 he journeyed through northern Canada. This book concentrates on his 1901 and more sucessful trip and covers 20 months in northern Canada. The book includes descriptions of hunts after musk-ox, fishing, dog-sled travel, and observations of Indian and Inuit life. The 8 appendices cover Aivilik Inuit words as well as flora, geology, trade, and meteorological measurements. I perused the meteorological measurements appendix and can tell you what you already know - northern Canada is really cold. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 319 pages. [Item #77599]