CAMERON, Agnes Deans [1863-1912]. The New North Being Some Account of a Woman’s Journey through Canada to the Arctic. 8vo. pp. xix, 398. with half-title. map, frontis. & numerous text illus. after photographs, many by the author. A nice bright copy in original cloth, colour map mounted on upper cover, t.e.g., others untrimmed (extremities a bit frayed). New York & London: D.Appleton And Company, 1910.
First Edition. The author, a British Columbia school teacher and trustee, undertook the 10,000-mile journey herein described in 1908 at the age of forty-five and became the first white woman to reach the Canadian arctic overland. She travelled from Chicago to the Arctic Ocean by way of Winnipeg, Calgary, Athabasca, Great Slave Lake, and the Mackenzie River, returning via the Peace River and Lesser Slave Lake.
Arctic Bib. 2657. Peel 2105. Smith 1397.