Our Books - Twenty Recent Acquisitions

The Morse Code: Learning & Practice.
Shackel, R. G.

Toronto: Longman's Green, 1943. Revised Edition. 12mo. Stapled Card Covers. Near Fine 64 pp. + verso covers; book seller's tag from David Spence. Prepared primarily for the Air Training Corps, but also... [read more] | $20.00

The Black Bonspiel of Wullie MacCrimmon
Mitchell, W. O.

Frontier Publishing Ltd., Aldegrove, BC, 1976; 55 pp., frontis portrait; stapled illustrated card covers. A Near Fine copy of this First Printing Thus of this short story by the author of Who Has Seen... [read more] | $15.00

The Meeting of the Waters and 30 Gems of Moore’s Melodies (arranged for Solo and Two Voices)
Moore, Thomas

Walton’s Musical Instrument Galleries, Dublin; n.d. (but circa 1938); small booklet (approx. 7.25”) of 33 pp. in stapled card covers, 4 illustrations and 31 songs with musical notation and... [read more] | $20.00

The Divine Comedy: Hell Purgatory Paradise
Dante Alighieri

429pp., brief Glossary; n.d. P. F. Collier & Son, New York. Translated by Henry F. Cary, with 2 illustrations (including frontispiece), Notes and Introduction. All three books complete. A sound... [read more] | $20.00


A lovely copy of this Harvard Classic reprint in the finest binding of the many reprints of the series. 429 pp. with the translation by no less than John Dryden of all twelve books together with a Postscript... [read more] | $30.00

Thoughts [Pensées]; Letters; Minor Works
Pascal, Blaise

Although reprinted many times in the Harvard Classics series, the binding in this edition is by far the most appealing, apart from having a single source for multiple works by Pascal: Thoughts (all 14... [read more] | $30.00

Memorial Volume of the First Fifty Years of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions.

Published by the Board, Boston, 1861. Quarto in pebbled cloth with the seal of the Board in blind; toned spine and edge-wear; VG overall: clean, square text block, with some minor bumping at the bottom... [read more] | $90.00

Athens and Its Environs. Extract from the Handbook for Southern Italy: in Three Languages with Map and Plan of the Town.
[Baedeker, Karl]

12mo (16 cm.) in red leather with gilt front and spine titles; maps (one fold-out) in two-colour; 44 pp. A Fine facsimle reprint by Pierway Inc., Vancouver, of the 1871 original printing in Athens by... [read more] | $35.00

Navaho Humor bound with The Yezidis, Sulubba, and Other Tribes of Iraq and Adjacent Regions.
Hill, W. W. t/w Field, Henry & J. B. Glubb.

Menosha, Wisconsin: George Banta Publishing Co., 1943. quarto (10.5"). Card Covers. Near Fine. These two studies are bound together with stiff card covers, and form Numbers 9 and 10 in this publisher's... [read more] | $60.00

Bayonets to Lhasa: The First Full Account of the British Invasion of Tibet in 1904
Fleming, Peter

Military History by the brother of Ian Fleming Rupert Hart-Davis, London, 1961. A Near Fine second impression showing minor edge wear in a VG, unclipped dj with wrap-around archival photograph of the... [read more] | $40.00

Rough Stuff and Moon Light. Of Deeper Lover Hath None
Buhro, Harry

Dorrance & Co., Philadelphia, 1948; 13 illustrations by the author, including frontispiece; 217 pp. in publisher’s original dust wrapper, price-clipped, edge-worn and in a protective mylar sleeve;... [read more] | $50.00

Papers Commemorating One Hundred and Fifty Years of University Forestry Education in Hungary. Presented by the Sopron Division (1957-1961) Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia
[Hungary] [Forestry]

The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, 1961. Quarto in wraps; p.o.n. on first leaf, Else Fine. 140 pp. with over 20 contributory essays. From the Foreword: “During the recent cataclysmic... [read more] | $50.00

Prayer: The Compulsive Word.
Reichard, Gladys A.

New York: J.J. Augustin Publisher, 1944. First Edition. Octavo;. Cloth; Very Good . Pp. [x] + 97 + [25 plates, some fold-out, being a List of Prayers Analyzed and linguistic charts]; bibliography and abbreviations... [read more] | $30.00

Kingston Polytechnic 1973 Prospectus t/w An Album of Graphic Personalities
[Graphic Design]

Kingston Polytechnic, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey. Stapled, illustrated in stiff card covers. The Prospectus is dated, and contains the usual material on full and part-time (“Sandwich”)... [read more] | $40.00

The Courtauld Gallery at Somerset House
Murdoch, John (Introduction)

Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London, in Association with Thames & Hudson, 2002. A Fine copy, quarto in trade paperback format; 128 pp with 105 illustrations (93 in full colour, including... [read more] | $15.00

Fonda, Edda (translation by Kery Milis)

Phidal, Milan, 1990. A Fine quarto volume in black cloth with a Near Fine dust wrapper. Introductory Essay and descriptive text with small images for the 44 plates presented in full colour on glossy... [read more] | $15.00

Working with Wool. A Coast Salish Legacy & the Cowichan Sweater
Olsen, Sylvia

Sono Nis Press, Winlaw, BC, 2010. Quarto (9.25”) in black cloth with gilt spine titles; dust jacket. The top corner of the front flap has been folded; the last numbered leaf (p.237-8) has been... [read more] | $70.00

Knitting Stories. Personal Essays and Seven Coast Salish-inspired Knitting Patterns.
Olsen, Sylvia

Sono Nis Press, Winlaw, BC, 2014. Square, royal octavo in trade paperback. Pp. 143 + [1]; colour and b&w illustrations; an Appendix of Knitting Terms and Special Instructions. An unblemished copy.... [read more] | $40.00

Yetsa’s Sweater.
Olsen, Sylvia

Sono Nis Press, Winlaw BC, 2006 (2007). A pristine illustrated quarto in dust wrapper with colour illustrations throughout. “What are you knitting into this sweater, Grandma?” Yetsa asks.... [read more] | $20.00

The Main Stalk. A Synthesis of Navajo Philosophy.
Farella, John R.

The University of Arizona Press, Tucson, 1984. A sound copy in dust jacket, worn at the edges, ex libris Navajo scholar Professor David Aberle, with his signature and contact information on the front... [read more] | $25.00