Our Books - Twenty Recent Acquisitions

Colonial Travel. A Narrative of a Four Years’ Tour through Australia, New Zealand, Canada, &c.
Kennedy, David Jr.

Edinburgh, Edinburgh Publishing Company, [1876]. Small 8vo; pp. viii, 440 including frontispiece; vignette on the title page. Cloth is double-ruled in blind, with floral designs at the corners; gilt... [read more] | $180.00

The Fire-Dwellers.
Laurence, Margaret

Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1969. First Edition. Octavo in bright orange cloth. A lovely, clean, first Canadian printing of Laurence's fourth novel, in VG+ dustwrapper that has a short chip at... [read more] | $35.00

The Early Landscapes of Frederic Edwin Church, 1845-1854
[Frederic Church] Kelly, Franklin and Gerald L. Carr

From Hudson River to a Global Perspective: the Development of an Artist Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, 1987. A Fine quarto in like dust jacket, now in a protective mylar sleeve. Number Six in the... [read more] | $50.00

The Silence of the North
Fredrickson, Olive A., with Ben East

Crown Publishers, New York,, 1972. A Very Good copy in cloth with some fading at the edges and a gift inscription on the front free end paper, in a Good (only) dj. 209 pp. with 16 pages of photographs. Married... [read more] | $20.00

Horns in the High Country
Russell, Andy

Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1973. A Near Fine copy in brown cloth, with the spine of the dj sun-faded. 259 p. with a section of b&w photographs. Russell was an Alberta cowman, big game outfitter... [read more] | $20.00

A Dictionary of Canadianisms on Historical Principles
Lovell, Charles J., et al (Editors)

The Lexicographical Centre for Canadian English, University of Victoria, for W. J. Gage Limited, Toronto, 1967. Near Fine, Royal Octavo in red cloth, lacking dj. xxiii, [1] + 927 pp. A massive undertaking... [read more] | $35.00

They Led Us to Victory. Grand Pictorial Souvenir 1945 together with The Maple Leaf Scrapbook Edition Belgique No. 3
[Military]

Published by Bear, Hudson Ltd in London, 1945, The Souvenir was printed to celebrate the defeat of Nazi Germany, and featured full-page portraits of Churchill, Eisenhower, Roosevelt, Patton and Leigh-Mallory,... [read more] | $85.00

The Road to Oxiana
Byron, Robert

The Folio Society, London, 2000. Introductory essay by Geoffrey Moorhouse. Fine in patterned cloth, lacking slip case; matching endpapers; 329 p., illustrated. Printed on Balmoral Wove paper at St.... [read more] | $40.00

The Collected Drawings of Aubrey Beardsley
[Aubrey Beardsley] Symons, Arthur

Bounty Books, New York, 1967; a reprint edition, quarto in cloth; Fine/Near Fine. xii + 212 pp. with an Introduction by Bruce Harris who edited the volume. Copiously illustrated. “Full of beauty... [read more] | $45.00

Indian School Days
Johnston, Basil H.

Key Porter, Toronto, 1988. First Edition, Fine in dust jacket, 250 p. Glossary, Appendix. Of especial interest is the latter which is a list identifying the children of the school, and what the author... [read more] | $40.00

British Columbia Coast Names 1592-1906 : Their Origin and History : to Which are Added a Few names in Adjacent United States Territory.
Walbran, Captain John T.

Vancouver: J. J. Douglas Ltd for the Vancouver Public Library, 1973. Third Edition. 8vo. Hard Cover. Near Fine, with a gift inscription opp. title page / Near Fine. [xvi] [4] (1) - 546 pp., 21 illustrations;... [read more] | $25.00

Tales from the Canadian Rockies
Patton, Brian (Editor)

Hurtig Publishers, Edmonton, 1984. Near Fine / Fine. xvi + 303 p., illustrated. Especially valuable for those wanting to begin to explore the written history of the early exploration and travel in... [read more] | $20.00

The Buddhist Philosophy of Assimilation: The Historical Development of the Honji-Suijaku Theory
Matsunaga, Alicia

Sophia University, Tokyo and Charles E Tuttle Co., Rutland & Tokyo. 1969. First Edition; Royal Octavo (26 cm) with p.o.n. on ffep, Else Fine in VG dj: fading to spine and minor edge wear. Bright... [read more] | $50.00

Grass Beyond the Mountain: Discovering the Last Great Cattle Frontier on the North American Continent.
Hobson, Richmond P.

Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1977. Octavo. Decorative Hardcover. Fine / Very Good. 256 pp. A lovely copy of a later printing as part of McClelland & Stewart's Canadian Nature Classics series.... [read more] | $30.00

Doctor Kane of the Arctic Seas
Corner, George W.

Medicine and Elisha Kane’s Arctic Explorations Temple University Press, Philadelphia, 1972. Near Fine in VG- dj: faded spine with minor chipping at head and tail. xiii + 362 p., Notes, Index;... [read more] | $30.00

Place-Names of the Province of Nova Scotia.
Brown, Thomas J.

Self-published, n.p., 1922. 158 p. in blue cloth with inlaid oval provincial flag in full colour. Lacking scarce dj. Fine, and rare in such condition. Quoting from an unpublished mss, “Names... [read more] | $50.00

Keepers of the Light. A History of British Columbia’s Lighthouses and their Keepers
Graham, Donald

Harbour Publishing, Madeira Park, 1987. A Fine, unmarked later printing in dj. Map endpapers; 269 pp. with Notes and Index; illustrated. Written by the keeper of Vancouver’s Point Atkinson... [read more] | $15.00

The Great Lone Land: An Account of the Red River Expedition and Other Travels and Adventures in Western Canada
Butler, William Francis

Edmonton: Hurtig, 1973. Second Printing Thus. 8vo;. Cloth. Near Fine / Fine; small bookplate on ffep (covering a p.o.n.?). 388 pp., including appendices; fold-out route map and illustrations. A reproduction... [read more] | $45.00

Flowers in Heraldry

The Alcuin Society, Vancouver, British Columbia, 1977. Large quarto (approx. 35 by 26 cm.) A Fine copy of the unbound, un-numbered edition of this work, containing 21 images on folded stiff pages –... [read more] | $20.00

Totem Poles
Stewart, Hillary

Vancouver & Toronto: Douglas & McIntyre, 1990. First Edition. Oblong quarto. Black cloth with gilt spine titles. Fine in dust jacket with a thin blemish on the back panel, Else Fine. 192 pp.;... [read more] | $50.00