Our Books - Twenty Recent Acquisitions

Far Distant Ships. An Official Account of Canadian Naval Operations in World War II
Schull, Joseph

Stoddart Publishing, Toronto, 1987. A Fine, unmarked copy of their reprint of the 1950 edition from the King’s Printer, in VG, price-clipped dj with wrap-around art by David Craig. Pp. [xix] [1]... [read more] | $20.00

Ardennes 1944: Hitler’s Last Gamble
Beevor, Antony

Viking (Penguin Random House), New York, 2015; First Edition. Pp. [xxi] [2] + 451; 48 illustrations; 19 maps, including end papers; Glosssary; Table of Military Ranks; Order of Battle; Notes; Bibliography... [read more] | $20.00

West with the Night. The Illustrated Edition
Markham, Beryl

North Point Press, San Francisco, 1987. Gold Seal with initials of p. o. in blind on ffep, Else Fine in like dustjacket. This edition, itself long out of print in cloth, was published by arrangement... [read more] | $20.00

Da Vinci’s Ghost: Genius, Obsession, and how Leonardo Created the World in His Own Image.
Lester, Toby

Free Press, New York, etc., 2012. First Edition; Fine in Fine dustjacket. “This is the story of the world’s most famous drawing: Leonardo da Vinci’s man in a circle and a square. Art... [read more] | $15.00

The Swerve: How the World Became Modern
Greenblatt, Stephen

W. W. Norton & Company, New York & London, 2011. 356p, index, bibliography, notes & Illustrations. A Fine, unblemished copy in dustjacket. Winner of the National Book Award. “A riveting... [read more] | $15.00

Exploits of Don Quixote
[Ardizzone] [Cervantes] Reeves, James

Blackie & Sons; London & Glasgow, (1959). 219 pp.; b&w illustrations by Edward Ardizzone as chapter headings, tail pieces and vignettes within the text; and 11 illustrations together with... [read more] | $40.00

The Panama Canal.
[Book Club of California]

The Book Club of California, San Francisco, 1965, being its keepsake that year for its members. Twelve quarto folders, each with an illustrated with accompanying descriptive text relating to an aspect... [read more] | $20.00

Sisu, Even Through a Stone Wall: The Autobiography of Okkari Tokoi
Tokoi, Oskari and John Kolehmainen (Introduction).

New York: Robert Speller & Sons, Reprint Edition. Octavo. Hard Cover. Fine. A Literary Licensing reprint of the original edition of 1957. 252 pages, including index; 32 illustrations, including frontis... [read more] | $30.00

The Serpent on the Crown
Peters, Elizabeth

A Limited, Signed First Edition. William Morrow, New York, 2005. Another volume by the “Grande Dame of historical mystery”, set in the Valley of the Kings in 1922. Fine in dustjacket.... [read more] | $25.00

The Romance of Travel
Pearsall, Ronald

Todtri Book Publishers, New York, 1999. About Fine; quarto, illustrated paper covered boards; 128 p.; 94 illustrations: photos, posters, art. Text and illustrations arranged by ‘Early Days of Travel’,... [read more] | $20.00

The Alberta Field Force of 1885
Jamieson, Frederick Charles (Editor)

Canadian North-West Historical Society, Battleford, Sask.; Volume 1 no. 7; an undated reprint of the original edition of 1931 . Preface by Frank Oliver. 53p., illus., ports. maps, bibliography. 23 cm.... [read more] | $25.00

Speeches of William H. Seward in Alaska, Vancouver’s [sic], and Oregon
Seward, William H.

Shorey Book Store, Seattle, 1965. Stapled card covers, p. 31 + [5, advt.]. A Very Good facsimile reprint, in a first print run of only 100 copies, of the original edition by Philip & Solomons,... [read more] | $20.00

Canada and the States: Recollections, 1851 to 1886
Watkin, Sir Edward William

Ward, Lock & Co., London & New York, [1887]. [xvi], 524 p., frontispiece. two folding lithographed maps; 19.5 cm. The maps are “A Railway Map of the Dominion of Canada and of the Northern... [read more] | $280.00

Elements of Botany. Part II. Terms of the Science
Thornton, R. J., M.D.

J. Whiting, London, 1812. Pp. [3], 4-73 (“Terms of Botany”, with cross-referencing to plate numbers), [84 plates, printed rectos only] Robert John Thornton (1768? – 1837) was a medical... [read more] | $95.00

Bering's Search for the Strait: The First Kamchatka Expedition 1725-1730.
Kushnarev, Evgenii G.

Portland: Oregon Historical Society, 1990. Quarto (10”) Cloth; Near Fine / Fine. Oregon Historical Society, Portland, 1990. pp. [xxxv] + 214 + [advts. & colophon]; map endpapers; glossary; maps... [read more] | $20.00

Cork Lines & Canning Lines : The Glory Years of Fishing on the West Coast.
Meggs, Geoff and Duncan Stacey.

Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre, First Edition, 1992. 208 pp.; 150 photographs, many of which “are rare and have never before been published.” A Fine copy in like dustjacket. In text and... [read more] | $30.00

Navy and Government in Early Modern France 1572-1661
James, Alan

The Royal Historical Society and The Boydell Press, Suffolk & Rochester, 2004. First Edition; Fine in dustjacket. Part of the ‘Studies in History, New Series’, of the RHS. Pp. [ix] +... [read more] | $80.00

Lanuza, Jose Luis; Foreword by Jorge Luis Borges

Takarajima Books, New York, 1994. Quarto (12”), cloth in dj; unpaginated redesigned edition of that of 1968 with a new “beautifully written” forward by the Argentinian writer Jorge Borges... [read more] | $20.00

Early Printing in the Red River Settlement 1859-1870 and its effect on the Riel Rebellion.
Peel, Bruce

Winnipeg: Peguis Publishers Ltd., 1974. 56 pp. First Edition. quarto. Pictorial Card Covers. By the distinguished bibliographer and author of Peel’s Bibliography of the Canadian Prairies to 1953,... [read more] | $15.00