Our Books - Twenty Recent Acquisitions

All Native B.C. Indian Olympiad and Festival.

All Native Olympiad Committee, 1973. quarto (12"). Stapled Card Covers. Near Fine; pp. 23 + [1,blank]. The official magazine-format programme for the Second Indian Olympiad held in Victoria and its... [read more] | $50.00

The Story of the Pacific
Van Loon, Hendrik Willem

Harcourt, Brace & Co., New York, [1940]; pp. 387; Index; Map end papers; line drawings by the author throughout. Very Good in mylar-protected dust jacket. A readable recounting not simply of the... [read more] | $15.00

Sailing Drifters. The Story of the Herring Luggers of England, Scotland and the Isle of Man.
March, Edgar J.

Newton Abbot and Camden, Maine: David & Charles and International Marine Publishing Co., 1978. Royal Octavo (9.5") in Cloth. Fine / Fine. A lovely copy of the third impression of the original... [read more] | $65.00

The Wind Commands. Sailors and Sailing Ships in the Pacific.
Morton, Harry.

University of British Columbia, Vancouver, 1975. Royal octavo (10”), Fine/Near Fine. [xxvii] + 498 pp.; map endpapers, 64 plates, 59 figures; Notes, Glossary, Bibliography and Index. An excellent... [read more] | $30.00

Der Prozess [The Trial]
Kafka, Franz

Berlin: Schocken Verlag, 1936. First Thus. Small octavo in brown with facsimile signature in gilt on front boards. Cloth. Top edge tan; no previous owner names or other markings. An uncommon printing,... [read more] | $240.00

A Sto:lo Coast Salish Historical Atlas
Carlson, Keith Thor (Ed.).

Vancouver, Douglas & McIntyre & The Sto:lo Heritage Trust, 2001. Folio [14.5"]. Cloth; a Near Fine copy in dust wrapper. [xvi], 208 pp. photographic endpapers; 100+ maps, 115 illustrations,... [read more] | $190.00

The Adventures of Marco Polo. As dictated in Prison to a Scribe in the Year 1298. What he experienced and herd during his twenty-four years spent in travel though Asia and at the Court of Kublai-Khan
[Marco Polo] Walsh, Richard J. (Ed.)

Introduction by Pearl S. Buck Edited “for the modern reader”, this accessible edition of one of the great travelogues of all time is enriched with six illustrations in full colour, not including... [read more] | $25.00

Crossing the Plains
Starbuck, Edith.

Southern Publishing Association, Nashville, 1927. Gray cloth, dark blue ox-cart motif on front boards; 14 illustrations including frontispiece and fold-out map of Astoria in 1813 as called for in Smith.... [read more] | $45.00

Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town
Leacock, Stephen

Canadiana Humour at its Best Book plate on front free endpaper, otherwise a Fine copy, in VG, mylar protected, dust wrapper, of the Reprint Society of Canada publication (1947) of the McClelland Stewart... [read more] | $20.00


Wells Gardner, Darton & Co.; London, 1923. Royal Octavo (24.5 cm), 316 pp.; colour frontispiece; illustrated (most b&w); no previous owner names or other markings; advts. Endpapers. Near Fine... [read more] | $40.00

Three Great Preachers: Vinet, Liddon and Newman. Being the Opening Lecture of the Theological Department, October 30th, 1890.
King, Rev. John M.

Winnipeg; Manitoba Free Press, 1890. 7 p., ports. 21cm. in green wrappers. Text in double columns. Peel’s Bibliography of the Canadian Prairies, Revised edition, notes that both Henry Pary Liddon... [read more] | $80.00

Last Days of Sappho.
Wilson, Rachel Mack

Chicago: Self Published, 1936. Number 119 of a Limited Edition of 300 copies, signed. Doubled parchment paper wraps; image of Sappho laid down opposite colophon. Hand-set and printed by Excaliber Press... [read more] | $60.00

To Run After Them. Cultural and Social Bases of Cooperation in a Navajo Community
Lamphere, Louise

University of Arizona, Tucson,1977. Signed Limited Numbered. Octavo. Cloth. Fine / Very Good +. [xiv] + 230 pp.; illustrations, maps in text, Case Reports, Tables, Bibliography and Index. Signed and inscribed... [read more] | $50.00

The Land of Evangeline Nova Scotia. Annotated Guide.

Dominion Atlantic Railway, 1925. Octavo. Illustrated Card Covers. Very Good. Printed by The University Press at Cambridge, Massachusetts, this travel guide of 67 + [2, adv] pp. features beautiful, evocative,... [read more] | $35.00

The Scrimshander: The Nautical Ivory Worker & His Art of Scrimshaw, Historical and Contemporary
Gilkerson, William

Troubador Press, San Francisco, 1978; Revised Edition. Quarto, in illustrated light card covers; 116 + [4] pp., profusely illustrated with some photographs and illustrations from the author’s portfolio,... [read more] | $35.00

Navajo Trader
Richardson, Gladwell

Tucson; The University of Arizona Press, 1986. Map endpapers; one internal map; illustrated. [xviii} + 217 pp. A lovely copy in like dustjacket. Edited by Philip Reed Rulon. From the Foreword by Barry... [read more] | $15.00

The Secret Life of Fighter Command: The Men and Women who beat the Luftwaffe
McKay, Sinclair

Aurum Press, London, 2015, First Edition. 345 pp., Photographs, Endnotes, Index and suggested ‘Further Reading’ List. An unblemished copy in like dust jacket. From the history of the development... [read more] | $15.00

Diario de exploraciones en Arizona y California en los anos de 1775 y 1776.
Garces, Fray Francisco

Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, 1968. Octavo. Card Covers. Very Good 103 pp. + [1, 2 charts] + [1, folding map] with an Introduction and Notes by John Galvin. A sound copy, ex libris an academic... [read more] | $25.00

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