THE GIANT OF THE NORTH OR POKINGS ROUND THE POLE. Ballantyne.

THE GIANT OF THE NORTH OR POKINGS ROUND THE POLE. Toronto: A. G. Watson, Toronto Willard Tract Depository, Limited, n.d. [1882?]. Octavo, pp. [i-v] vi [vii-viii] [1] 2-432 + 8 pages of ads at rear, five inserted plates plus engraved title leaf, all with illustrations by H. Pearson, one map in text, original pictorial brown cloth, front and spine panels stamped in orange, yellow, green and black, yellow coated endpapers. First Canadian edition? Sheets printed in England; 8-page publisher's list of Ballantyne's works at rear. First published in London by Thomas Nelson in 1882. Boys' adventure story set in the Arctic. Lost race novel; apparently Ballantyne's only fantasy. Reginald 00776. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978). Lacks front free endpaper, else a near fine, bright copy. A scarce book. (#147315).

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