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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 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

A Bibliography of Printing. [Three Volumes in One]
Bigmore, E. C. & Wyman, C.W.H.

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

Papers of the Bibliographical Society of Canada Spring Fall 1998
Brisebois, Michel (Ed.)

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

Epochs of Italian Literature.
Foligno, Cesare

London; Oxford University Press, 1920. First Edition. 12mo (12.5 x 19 cm.). Cloth. Near Fine 94 pp., including a List of Authors and their works cross-referenced to page numbers in the text, and a separate... [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.
Hood, Dora

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

Le Répertoire National, ou Recueil de Littérature Canadienne.
Huston, J[ames].

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

British Columbia Library Quarterly July 1962 Volume 26 Number 1.
Jordan, M. P. [Editor]

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 Pope's Bookbinder: A Memoir
Mason, David

Windsor, Ontario: Biblioasis, 2013. First Edition. Octavo. Paper Over Boards. A Fine copy, in like dustjacket, of this well-written collection of the memories of one of Canada's preeminent antiquarian... [read more] | $30.00

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

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

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

Arctic Bibliography Prepared for and in Cooperation with The Department of Defense under the Direction of The Arctic Institute of North America – The First Six Volumes
Tremaine, Marie (Director of Arctic Bibliography Project)

Royal Octavo in cloth; all VG+ to Near Fine with slight bumping to the extremities; approx. 1,200 pages each. Published 1953-56, this is an exceptional opportunity to acquire the first six volumes of this... [read more] | $310.00

A Catalogue of Books Relating to Christian Science. Including important editions and autographed copies of Mary Baker Eddy's works. Catalogue 51.
[Bibliography] [Christian Science]

San Francisco: John Howell - Books, 1980. Octavo. Card Covers. Fine This descriptive bookseller's catalogue lists 196 items, thus providing a useful research tool for the collector or practitioner of Eddy's... [read more] | $25.00

Bibliography & Reference Books. Catalogues 240, 242 and 244
[Books on Books; Bibliography].

New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, Octavo. Card Covers. Not having been published consecutively, these three volumes from Oak Knoll are scarce as a set. Inn all, there are 3,490 bibliographies of book catalogues,... [read more] | $90.00

Canada's First National Book Fair.
[Books on Books].

Toronto: 1936. Broadsheet. Very Good + Single-fold broadsheet each resultant page being approx. 9" x 6". Closed tear mid-spine, Else Near Fine. Of historical importance not only as the programme... [read more] | $40.00

The American Printer September 1941 Volume 113 Number 3
[Dr. Seuss] [Printing].

Philadelphia;Robbins Publishing Co., 1941. Quarto (12"). Very Good. Known to the world as Dr. Seuss, Theodor Seuss Geisel published his first children's book, 'And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry... [read more] | $190.00

The Frank T. Siebert Library of the North American Indian and the American Frontier
[Native Studies] [Sotheby’s]

The auction of this collection was held at Sotheby’s, New York, in 1999, and this two-volume catalogue represents a fundamental resource for the student, collector or dealer. Beautifully bound in... [read more] | $100.00