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On Snow-Shoes To The Barren Grounds Twenty-Eight Hundred Miles After Musk-Oxen And Wood-Bison by Caspar Whitney

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WHITNEY, Caspar [1862-1929]. On Snow-Shoes To The Barren Grounds Twenty-Eight Hundred Miles After Musk-Oxen And Wood-Bison. 8vo. pp. x, 324. with half-title. frontis., 34 plates (incl. in pagination), 1 full-page map & numerous other text illus. original cloth, t.e.g., others untrimmed (slight lean to spine). New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1896.                                    

 

     First Edition. The author, an American sportsman and editor of Harper's magazine describes his six-month hunting excursion to the Barren Lands north of Great Slave Lake. Whitney left Edmonton on December 29, 1894, crossed the Arctic Circle, and reached almost as far as Coronation Gulf, stopping at Hudson' Bay Company trading posts on the way (Ft. McMurray, Ft. Chipewyan, Ft. Smith, and Ft. Resolution). His narrative includes much detail on native races and their customs. Fifteen of the plates are after drawings by Frederic Remington. 

     Arctic Bib. 19410. Story p. 52.