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Mid 19th century arctic tales for the young  

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Seven mid-19th century tales of adventure in the arctic for young people


Various places


Various dates


Seven illustrated octavo volumes, each in the original cloth binding, pictorially gilt spines and or covers. First or early editions.

An attractive shelf of these mid-19th century adventure stories in decorative bindings, includes titles by R.M. Ballantyne, and others. Bookplates of Arctic collector William B. Hoyt.


  • Ballantyne, R.M. Ungava: A Tale of Esquimaux-land. Boston: Phillips, Sampson, 1859.
  • Ballantyne, R.M. The Young Fur Traders or Snow Flakes and Sunbeams. No printed title page. c.1856.
  • Ballantyne, R.M. The Dog Crusoe. A Tale of the Western Prairies. London: T. Nelson, 1861.
  • Butler, W.F. The Wild North Land: Being the Story of a Winter Journey, with Dogs, Across Northern North America. Folding map chipped. Montreal: Dawson Brother, 1874.
  • Gillies, Mary. The Voyage of the Constance: A Tale of the Arctic Seas. London: Gall & Inglis, no date.
  • Reid, Mayne. The Young Voyageurs, or the Boy Hunters in the North. Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1864
  • St. John, Percy B. The Arctic Crusoe, A Tale of the Polar Sea. Lacking front endpaper. Boston: Lea & Shepard, 1866. 

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