Our Books - Twenty Recent Acquisitions

The Journals of William Fraser Tolmie, physician and fur trader.
Tolmie, William Fraser.

Vancouver: Mitchell Press, 1963. First Edition. Octavo in cloth and mylar-protected dj, both Very Good: a dime-sized discolouration on the rear free end paper, a bookseller’s ticket from Nixon’s... [read more] | $35.00

Stuart James Schofield 1883-1947
[Stuart James Schofield] Williams, M. Y.

Staple-bound in stiff card covers, reprinted from the 1948 Proceedings of the Royal Society of Canada; pp. 107-108; [1, port.][1] and 109-113. Inscribed at the top of the front cover “from the... [read more] | $20.00

Exploration Northwest
Frederick, Richard and Bruce Le Roy (Editors)

Washington State Historical Society, Tacoma, 1969. Staple-bound octavo on glossy paper. Fine. 40 b&w illustrations + frontispiece ; 17 + [16, illustrations] + [1]pp. The text is an alphabetically-arranged... [read more] | $25.00

Mount Pleasant Early Days. Memories of Reuben Hamilton Pioneer 1890
Hamilton, Reuben

Vancouver City Archives; third printing, 1966, of the original edition of 1957. Stapled card covers; small octavo; 64 pp., illustrated throughout. Small stain and previous owner name on front cover, Else... [read more] | $20.00

The Feudal Nobility and the Kingdom of Jerusalem 1174-1277
Riley-Smith, Jonathan

MacMillan, London, 1973. First Edition; Fine in dj with mylar sleeve. Xiv + 351 pp.; 2 maps (not fold-out); 3 illustrations; extensive Bibliography; Index; Chronological Table and Genealogical Tables.... [read more] | $50.00

Colleen Moore’s Doll House. The Story of the most exquisite toy in the world.
[Doll House] Moore, Colleen

Stapled magazine format in wrappers; N.D. (but © 1935]; Garden City Publishing, New York; [32 pp.] A Very Good copy overall, with rubbing of the off-white back cover and a previous owner name in... [read more] | $25.00

Winnipeg. Heart of the Continent
Dafoe, Christopher

Great Plains Publications, Winnipeg, 1998. A Fine, unblemished quarto in black cloth, with equally Fine dj. 223 pp., illustrated in colour and archival photographs, art and ephemera throughout. “The... [read more] | $25.00

I Have Landed: The End of a Beginning in Natural History
Gould, Stephen Jay

Harmony Books, New York, 2002, First Edition. A Near Fine copy in VG dust jacket of this autobiographical account of the life of one of the most acclaimed scientists of the twentieth century. From biological... [read more] | $20.00

Winnipeg’s Electric Transit. The Story of Winnipeg’s Streetcars and Trolley Busses.
Baker, John E.

Railfare Enterprises, Toronto, 1982. A large quarto (12”) in the original dj with minor closed tears. 192 pp., 300 b&w archival photographs; colour photograph end papers; tickets, transfers,... [read more] | $40.00

Bibliophilia scholastic floreat: Fifty Years of Rare Books and Special Collections at the University of Toronto.
Landon, Richard

Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto, 2005. A Fine, unmarked quarto in card covers; 132 pp.; colour and b&w illustrations throughout. The exhibition was assembled, and catalogue... [read more] | $25.00

The Athenians and Their Empire
McGregor, Malcolm F.

University of British Columbia Press, Vancouver, 1987. Illustrated; 8 maps (none fold-out); Glossary; Index of People; Index of Places; Chronology; Appendicies. Xxii + 219 pp. Previous owner brief gift... [read more] | $60.00

The Prince; Utopia; Ninety-Five Theses: Address to the German Nobility Concerning Christian Liberty
Machiavelli, Niccolo; t/w Sir Thomas More; t/w Martin Luther

F.F. Collier & Son, New York, n.d. Decorated cloth; frontis illustrations ‘Machiavelli and Alexander VI’ from a painting by Iacovacci with tissue guard in place. 397 pp. Part of the... [read more] | $25.00

Encyclopedia of Frontier Literature
Snodgrass, Mary Ellen

Oxford University Press, New York, 1999. Royal octavo trade paperback; xviii, [2] + 3-540 pp. Alphabetical listing of major authors followed by a Timeline of Frontier Literature; Major Works; Films of... [read more] | $20.00

The Book Hunters of Katpadi.
Pradeep, Sebastian.

Gurugram: Hachette India, 2017. First Edition. Octavo. Cloth. Fine / Near Fine. A Fine copy in dj of this mystery set in Chennai. Bright key motif in gold on front cover with matching spine titles. 418... [read more] | $50.00

Absolute Friends.
Le Carre, John.

Toronto: Viking Canada, 2001. First Canadian Edition. Octavo. Hard Cover. Fine / Fine. The master spy novelist weaves a tale of two men who met as friends in the West Berlin of the late Sixties. ... [read more] | $15.00

Fabergé and the Russian Master Goldsmiths
Hill, Gerard (Editor)

A reprint from Beaux Arts Editions, New York, 1989. A Near Fine folio (13”) in dj; pictorial endpapers; 320 pp.; 275 plates. With introductory essays preceding each thematic section of illustrations... [read more] | $40.00

The Irish File: Images from a Land of Grace
Riley, Jon Michael (photographer)

Rizzoli, New York, 2002. Very small stamp on front free end paper, Else a Fine, First Edition copy in mylar-protected dustjacket. Photographs throughout (b&w, full colour, and sepia-toned); with... [read more] | $25.00

The Pleasure of Reading
Fraser, Antonia (Editor)

Alfred A. Knopf Canada, 1992. A Fine quarto in dj.; 251 + [1] + [4, Index]; facsimile signature endpapers; Foreword by Alberto Manguel; Illustrated throughout by 150 paintings and drawings specially commissioned... [read more] | $25.00

In a Jersey Garden
Platt, Veronica

La Haule Books, La Haule, Jersey, 1990. Green cloth, paneled in gilt, ornate floral motif in centre and on corners; illustrated endpapers; no dj, as issued. [xiv] + 145 pp. with Illustrations by Wayne... [read more] | $60.00

The Summer Collectors Sale
[Bloomsbury Auctions][Chess][Medals and Coins]

This catalogue prepared for the sale of May 30, 2007, features 1,034 lots described with illustrations in full colour on 175 pp. The first 217 lots are primarily of chess sets and pieces; lots 218 to... [read more] | $20.00