Our Books - Twenty Recent Acquisitions

Lilies and Leopards
Dalton, Annie Charlotte

Toronto, Ryerson Press, 1935. Cloth. Near Fine / Very Good +. This small octavo volume is one of a limited print run of 475; the last collection of this Canadian poet. Three years after its publication,... [read more] | $25.00

The Immortal Dweller
Fewster, Ernest

Murphy & Chapman, Vancouver, 1938, 66 pp. Small octavo in green cloth with gilt titles; issued without dust jacket. The fonds of this Canadian poet are part of the collection of the University of... [read more] | $15.00

A History of the Cayman Islands
Williams, Neville

Published by the Government of the Cayman Islands in 1970, this first edition was bound in red leather with national crest in gilt on the front boards, map endpapers, illustrated; pp. [x] + 94. Includes... [read more] | $20.00

B. C. Electric's Bridge River Hydro.
[B.C. Electric]

Vancouver: B.C. Electric Public Information Department, Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall. Wrappers. Near Fine n.d., unpaginated [but 4 leaves, 8 pages]; illustrated; large folio (15.5")... [read more] | $35.00

London Correspondence Inward from Sir George Simpson 1841-42
Simpson, Sir George

The Hudson’s Bay Record Society Limited Edition London, England, 1973; printed by Robert MacLehose & Company, Glasgow. Numbered Limited edition 1,081. Pp. [lviii] + 212 + xvii. Black cloth... [read more] | $55.00

Tsimshian Mythology, based on texts recorded by Henry W. Tate
Boas, Franz

The 31st Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology 1909-1910 Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1916. Pp. [26], [4] + 31-1.037, with Boas’ essentially comprising the whole of the... [read more] | $90.00

Ethnology of the Kwakiutl
Boas, Franz

35th Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology 1913-1914 This fundamental work was published in two volumes, Washington, DC, 1921. Part 1: pp. [xi] + 794, with Boas’ study at p. 41 ff.;... [read more] | $160.00

Crowsnest and Its People together with Photo Companion Crowsnest and Its People

Coleman, Alberta: Crowsnest Pass Historical Society, quarto. Illustrated Cloth. The original local history of this Alberta community [914 pp.] was published in 1979; the photo companion in 1990 [252 pp.].... [read more] | $120.00

The Colonies and India in London. Read before the Literary and Scientific Society of Ottawa, 5th April. 1887
Cross, Thomas.

Sewn in wrappers; 26 pp. Light soiling and creasing. The meeting was Chaired by the Hon. Sir Charles Tupper, later Primer Minister of Canada (1896). Cross was the Late Secretary to the Canadian Commission... [read more] | $40.00

Charles Purpora. Catalogue 1 Modern First Editions

Burnaby: Purpora Books, octavo. Stapled Card Covers. Fine The first catalogue issued by this respected Canadian book dealer, specializing in Modern Fiction in First Editions. Listing 470 items, it remains... [read more] | $15.00

The Alcuin Society: A Compilation of Publications. A Bibliography of Books, Pamphlets, Keep-Sakes & Broadsides Published by the Alcuin Society From 1965 to 1998.
Rainer, Jim (Compiler)

Vancouver: Alcuin Society, 1999. First Edition. octavo. Card Covers. Fine. pp. 82 + [3]; typographic design by Susanna Gilbert; type Slimbach's Minion and Alcuin; illustrated from its publications; printed... [read more] | $40.00

Don Messer's Jubillee Program 1963
[Music, Television]

A Signed Copy of ephemera from Canadian TV History1963. 8vo. Stapled Wraps. Signed. Near Fine. A bit of Canadian musical history: the program guide for the Don Messer Jubilee Show Tour of 1963. Unpaginated... [read more] | $30.00

Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America.
Barry, John M.

New York: Simon & Schuster, 1997. First Edition. Octavo. Cloth. Small remainder mark on bottom edge, Else Fine in unclipped dust jacket. 525 pp., map, photographs, extensive bibliography, Notes and... [read more] | $15.00

A Poet-Pioneer of Canada
[Charles Mair] Fraser, A.[nnie] Ermatinger

Published as an offprint from Queen’s Quarterly, in stapled red card covers. Pp. [2] 440-450 + [3]; n.d. (but circa 1927). Near Fine. Mair (1838-1927) was a poet, a journalist with the Montreal... [read more] | $60.00

Rome : Premiere Partie: Des Origines au Regne de Costantin avec 128 Illustrations.
Angeli, Diego [traduite par Marguerite Vincent].

Bergamo: Istituto Italiano D'Arti Grafiche, 1926. Royal Octavo. Card Covers. 138 pp., profusely illustrated throughout; text translated into French from the original Italian. A fine study of the history... [read more] | $45.00

Armistice and Germany's Food Supply 1918-19. A Study of Conditional Surrender.
Menne, Bernhard.

”A Fight for Freedom Publication” London, New York & Melbourne: Hutchinson & Co, Small 8vo (18cm.). Hard Cover. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper. Very Good+; 96... [read more] | $85.00

American Coast Artillery Materiel. Prepared in the Office of the Chief of Ordnance June 1922
[Military, American]

Washington: Government Printing Office, 1923. Octavo (9"). Cloth. Near Fine. Ordnance Department Document No 202. pp. [v], [2], 513. Includes the history of the development of artillery; the design... [read more] | $180.00

It Can’t Happen Here
Lewis, Sinclair

What if a Fascist Demagogue is Elected President? Doubtless motivated by Lewis’s sense of the dangers inherent in the rise of Hitler, America’s new President sets up a dictatorship, arrests... [read more] | $40.00