Our Books - Twenty Recent Acquisitions

Harem: The World Behind the Veil
Croutier, Alev Lytle.

Abbeville Press, New York, 1989. Trade paperback. Well-researched and exquisitely illustrated. 224 pp. Chronology, bibliography, Index; colour and b&w illustrations throughout.... [read more] | $25.00

Persian Drawings: from the 14th through the 19th Century.
Robinson, B. W.

Shorewood Publishers, 1965. Cloth in slip case; square quarto. 142 pp. including bibliography, 100 Plates, (b&w and full colour), with Notes on each illustration; and a cross-reference to Artists;... [read more] | $30.00

Sevruguin and the Persian Image: Photographs of Iran, 1879-1930.
[Sevruguin, Antoin] Bohrer, Frederick N. (Editor).

University of Washington Press (Smithsonian Institute), 1999. Quarto;Trade Paperback with French flaps. Fine. University of Washington Press (Smithsonian Institute), Washington, DC. 1999. 124 pp., 79... [read more] | $60.00

The Trail Led North. Mont Hawthorne's Story.
Hawthorne, Mont [Martha Ferguson McKeown].

New York: Macmillan, 1948. First Edition. Octavo. Cloth. Signed. 222 pp., map endpapers with inset enlargements of Oregon-Washington coast from Portland to the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and of the North... [read more] | $30.00

The Fish Gate.
Graham, Michael

London: Faber and Faber, 1943. Octavo. Cloth. Very Good - Second Impression printed in the same year as the First Edition; 196 pp., Bibliography and Index; illustrated: b&w photos and line drawings;... [read more] | $30.00

The Power of One
Courtenay, Bryce

Random House, New York, 1989. A Fine, unblemished copy of the American First Edition in price-clipped dust wrapper. Courtenay's most significant work; set in South Africa during WWII.... [read more] | $20.00

The Ides of March
Wilder, Thornton

New York & London: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1948. Condition: Our copy has a small bump on the spine, and uniform age-toning of the edges and of the back panel of the dj, Else Fine in black... [read more] | $49.00

Uncle Tom’s Cabin or Life Among the Lowly
Stowe, Harriet Beecher

The Book that Awoke a Nation to the Evils of Slavery Reader’s Digest, 1991; reprint of the complete text of the 1852 edition with 25 illustrations (full-page and vignette) and an Afterword by Alfred... [read more] | $25.00

Church of St. John the Evangelist 1905-1938.
[Anglican Church]

Calgary: Self Published, Octavo. Stapled Card Covers. Near Fine n.d. (but circa 1939 from internal evidence; 44pp.; illustrated. Internal title: A History of The Church of St. John The Evangelist. East... [read more] | $50.00

The Logic of Sitting Bull.
E. A. Brininstool.

Los Angeles: Los Angeles Corral of the Westerners, Small Folio. Broadsheet. Signed by Author. Very Good. A broadside (approx. 12"h x 18" w), folded three times; printed verso as well, with the... [read more] | $45.00

International Congress at Washington May 1st to 8th, 1924. Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Geneva Switzerland.
[Women's Studies] [Women and the Quest for Peace]

1924; Broadside, 25 cm. x 18 cm. Text on both sides. Multiple fold marks and a pencil notation; still Near Fine overall. Ephemera documenting the growing movement of women of the world to address the... [read more] | $60.00

Letters Upon the Interpretation of the Federal Constitution known as The British North America Act, 1867. First Letter. Translation.
Loranger, The Honorable Mr. Justice T. J. J.

A Canadian Rarity of Constitutional Law, Signed The Morning Chronicle, Quebec, 1884. Octavo in sewn wrappers; 63 pp; lacking back wrapper; front wrapper attached bottom third. Signed on Title Page. Thomas-Jean-Jacques... [read more] | $190.00

Memoirs of May A. Maverick, San Antonio’s First American Woman. Arranged by Mary A. Maverick and Her son Geo. Madison Maverick
Maverick, Mary A.

The Origin of the Word “Maverick” Alamo Printing, San Antonio, 1921. Octavo in pictorial paper wrappers, 136 pp.; illustrated (b&w); Edited by Rena Maverick Green, granddaughter of the... [read more] | $120.00

I Planted Trees
Baker, Richard St. Barbe

Richard St. Barbe Baker came to be known as “The Man of the Trees” for his work in Africa, the Middle East, and other venues in promoting forestation, and the organization that bears this name... [read more] | $55.00

Reflections Along the Spallumcheen: As Remembered By Residents of Ashton Creek and Trinity Creek Districts 1887-1971.
Bawtree, Caroline.

Enderby: Self Published, 1975. 8vo. Illustrated Card Covers. Very Good. In 1967 a reunion was held in Enderby of those who had resided in the Districts of Ashton Creek and Trinity Creek prior to 1920 .... [read more] | $20.00

Saturn Street
Leavitt, David.

Amsterdam: Uitgeverij De Harmonie, 1995. First Edition. Small 8vo. Fine. Issued in commemoration of New Year's Day, 1996, with only 125 copies in English and a printing in Dutch of 250 copies; illustrated... [read more] | $50.00

Mother Earth: Chapters on the Months of the Year
Lowerison, Harry

Walter Scott Ltd., London 1902; printed by Morrison and Gibb, Edinburgh. 12mo (6.5”) in brown cloth with front boards illustrated in colour; 175 pp. with fore-edge rough trimmed, top edge gilt.... [read more] | $60.00

Indian Potlatch
[Menu] [British Empire Games]

Vancouver Chamber of Commerce, 1954. Broadsheet, tan card covers folded once, each leaf approx. 8.5” x 5.25”. An interesting ephemeron being memorabilia from the British Empire Games of 1954... [read more] | $40.00

The Nowaks.
Isherwood, Christopher.

De Roos, 1972. Limited Edition, First Thus. 4to. Satin Over Boards. Very Good +. Limited edition of an excerpt from Isherwood's novel 'Goodbye to Berlin'. Printed by The Hooiberg Printing Co., set in... [read more] | $45.00

Tower Bridge, London
[Post Card]

Sepia-toned Post Card of Tower Bridge, pasted into a decorative card-cover frame. Undated gift inscription on back; chip on upper right edge of frame. Very presentable overall. Outer edge of frame measures... [read more] | $20.00