No Ordinary Journey: John Rae Arctic Explorer 1813-1893.

A profusely illustrated centennial volume on Rae’s death in 1893.

p. 84-85: Rae’s equipment was minimal. In addition to Inuit snow- goggles, which he regarded as perfect of their kind, tools for building a snow house and a small supply of provisions—these consisted of his gun, watch, octant, chronometers, telescope and needlecase. He also carried a few books, including a volume of Shakespeare and one of sacred poetry (his favourite poem was “The Power of God”). When the books froze Rae took them to bed with him to thaw out the pages. [Both volumes, now in the Archives of Canada, are illustrated on p. 84.