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The A. Edward Newton Collection of Books and Manuscripts. Rare Books Original Drawings Autograph Letters and and Manuscripts Collected by the Late A. Edward Newton. Removed from His Home Oak Knoll - 4 Volumes Complete.
[Newton, A. Edward].
New York: Parke-Bernet Galleries, 1941. Octavo. Cloth. Near Fine / Very Good. While some - notably Charles Everitt - dismissed this sale as being of little importance, it remains one of the great book... [read more] | $100.00
Oak Knoll Press and The British Library; Newcastle and London, 2001, with a new Introduction by Henry Morris. Pp. (xi) + Facsimile of Original Prospectus, + 449, 412 and 117; plus added Indexes of Subjects,... [read more] | $60.00
Toronto: The Bibliographical Society of Canada, 1998. Small Octavo. Card Covers. Fine These two volumes issued in 1998 (36/1 and 36/2); approx. 175 pp. in total. Apart from the Book Reviews, articles include... [read more] | $20.00
A Bibliography of Samuel Johnson together with 'The Library of Professor Gwin J. Kolb: Samuel Johnson and his Circle [2004 catalogue].
Courtney, William et al (Samuel Johnson).
Oak Knoll Press, 1984. 8vo. Cloth. As New. Original buckram, without dustjacket, as issued; A reprint of the 1935 bibliography of Courtney and David Smith, to which has been added the preface from the... [read more] | $50.00
Paddington Press Ltd., New York and London, 1979. Quarto in cloth, Fine in Near Fine jacket. 287 pp., photographs, maps, Index, Atlas and Gazetteer Sources, and Major Cartographical References. Reprint... [read more] | $25.00
Vancouver Centennial Bibliography [4 volumes]
Hale, Linda [Compliler] with cartobibliography by Frances Woodward
Vancouver: Vancouver Historical Society, 1986. First Edition. 4to - 11". Pictorial Wrappers. Fine Light creasing down the centre of Volume 4; overall a Fine set, in tight binding, without internal... [read more] | $150.00
Publications of the government of British Columbia, 1871-1947; being a complete revision and enlargement of Publications of the government of British Columbia, 1871-1937, by Sydney Weston.
Holmes, Marjorie C[olquhoun.]
Victoria: King's Printer, 1950. Octavo. Stapled Card Covers. Very Good 254 pp.; Index. Entries are listed by source, e.g.: Executive Publications; Department of Agriculture; Department of Fisheries; Railway... [read more] | $45.00
The Side Door: Twenty-six Years in My Book Room t/w Catalogue of Canadiana and Americana No. 30, 1941.
Toronto; The Ryerson Press, 1958. Octavo. Cloth. Near Fine / Very Good. The anecdotal history from 1928 until 1954 of Dora Hood's Book Room in Toronto is told with much grace and humour: the glory days... [read more] | $40.00
Revised Edition; J. M. Valois, Montreal, 1893. Four Volumes, beautifully rebound in buckram with gilt on morocco spine titles. Pp. [xxxiv], 407, 396, 397 & 427. Described as “a collection... [read more] | $120.00
Vancouver: British Columbia Library Association, Octavo. Stapled Pictorial Card Covers. Fine. 44 pp., illustrated. The front cover features a Pacific Northwest native frog motif design by C. B. Grell.... [read more] | $45.00
The Treasures of Childhood: Books, Toys and Games from the Opie Collection
Opie, Iona and Robert, and Brian Alderson.
Arcade Publishing (Little Brown & Co), New York, 1989. Quarto (12” x 10”), cloth in dj; pp. 190 ; Bibliography, Index. Fine/Fine. A fairly common reference book in an uncommonly nice... [read more] | $25.00
Early Printing in the Red River Settlement 1859-1870 and its effect on the Riel Rebellion.
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
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 + ; typographic design by Susanna Gilbert; type Slimbach's Minion and Alcuin; illustrated from its publications; printed... [read more] | $40.00
A Catalogue for the Easter Term containing divers matters relating to the History of the Book. Its Printers, Technique, Art, Collectors, Compilers, Repositories and Forgers and its Unusual Delights.
New York: Leona Rostenberg Rare Books, 1946. Octavo. Stapled Card Covers. Near Fine. Listed as the Associate, Madeleine Stern, the "junior partner", was most reluctant to choose this theme for... [read more] | $75.00
A Bibliography of Stephen Leacock. t/w Stephen Leacock: A Check-List and Index of His Writings Compiled by Gerhard R. Lomen
Toronto: ECW Press, 1998. Quarto (10"). Cloth. By the well-respected Canadian bibliographer, and author of, amongst other works, "The Bibliography of McClelland & Stewart" (1994), this... [read more] | $75.00
Borrowed and Stolen Feathers: or a Glance Through Mr. J. M. Lemoine’s Latest Work “The Chronicles of the St. Lawrence”
Tardival, J[ules] P[aul]
Self-published; printed at “Le Canadien” Steam Printing Office. Quebec, 1878. Tardival’s essay alleging plagiarism and inaccurate translation by M. Lemoine was submitted to the Editor... [read more] | $80.00