Our Books - Twenty Recent Aquisitions

The Third Voyage of Captain Cook
Zimmermann, Heinrich [Howay, His Honour F.W., Intro.]

Fairfield, Washington: Ye Galleon Press, 1988. Limited/Numbered. 4to. Cloth. A Fine copy; blue cloth boards with gilt titles and publisher’s tall ship device; #270 of 500 copies thus (limited printing... [read more] | $60.00

The Place of the Forest Industry in the Canadian Economy.
Keenleyside, Hugh L

Vancouver: University of British Columbia, 1950. Small 8vo. Stapled Card Covers. Fine pp. [2] + 16. An unblemished copy of the text of the H.R. MacMillan Lectureship Address delivered at the University... [read more] | $20.00

Quatre-vingts Ans de Souvenirs: Histoire d'une Famille
Béique, Mme. F.-L.

Montreal: Editions Bernard Valiquette, 1939. Octavo. quarter leather. Fine. Small 8vo, beautifully rebound in quarter morocco over marbled paper with the original card covers and spine bound in. 287 +... [read more] | $100.00

Lost in the Funhouse: Fiction for Print, Tape, Live Voice
Barth, John

New York: Doubleday & Company, 1968. First Edition. Octavo. Cloth. Fine / Near Fine. [x], 201 pp. From the dj blurb: "In an interview with a student at McGill earlier this year, John Barth remarked,... [read more] | $25.00

Nature’s Argonaut: Daniel Solander 1733-1782. Naturalist and Voyager with Cook and Banks.
Duyker, Edward

The Miegunyah Press, Melbourne University, 1998. Already out of print, this scholarly, well-illustrated work is the definitive study of the Naturalist who’s contributions to plant and animal taxonomy... [read more] | $80.00

A Christmas Carol and Other Stories
Dickens, Charles

Worth Press, 2013. 336 pp.; small octavo in decorated maroon cloth; illustrated. A lovely reprint edition of A Christmas Carol, and other Christmas stories. Sewn-in book mark. A clean copy with a light,... [read more] | $18.00

Museum and Art Notes, Second Series, Vol. 1 No. 3
Various

Vancouver: The Art, Historical ad Scientific Association of Vancouver, B.C., 1950. Octavo (9"). Stapled Pictorial Wraps. Near Fine This issue from September of 1950 features various articles on the... [read more] | $15.00

Recapitulation: A Journey
Caetani, Sveva

Vernon; Coldstream Books, 1995. First Edition. Quarto (12"). Cloth, Fine / Near Fine. 128 pp.; colour reproductions and photographs throughout; Notes and Translations; Biography; and list of Paintings... [read more] | $40.00

John Foster McCreight
Johnson, Patricia M.

Victoria; British Columbia Historical Quarterly, 1949. Octavo. Stapled Card Covers. Though somewhat out-of-memory now, McCreight was the first Premier of British Columbia, and lead the first sittings... [read more] | $49.00

Holy Tooth
Samson, Edward

John Wright & Sons, Bristol, 1958. 8vo, 125 pp.; photographs, short-form bibliography; a Very Good copy in original publisher’s dustjacket, VG-. An interesting study of a Holy Relic of Buddhism... [read more] | $30.00

Perseus and the Gorgon
Hulst, Cornelia Steketee

The Open Court Publishing Co., La Salle, Illinois, 1946. Small 8vo; [xvii] + 222 pp.; photographs and line drawings throughout; map rear endpapers; bibliography and ornately decorated black cloth. Lacking... [read more] | $25.00

First Flowering: A Selection of Prose and Poetry by the Youth of Canada.
Frisch, Anthony (Ed.) [ Dennis Lee ]

First publication of Dennis Lee (Alligator Pie) Toronto: Kingswood House, 1956. First Edition. Octavo. Cloth. Near Fine / Very Good -. This anthology of verse arose from a competition amongst Secondary... [read more] | $40.00

Quite Early One Morning
Thomas, Dylan

First North American Printing of ‘A Child’s Christmas in Wales’. New Directions, New York, (1954); original gray cloth, octavo, white spine titles and unclipped dustwrapper showing... [read more] | $60.00

London Fire Brigade: History and Development

Leeds: Vernon Publishing Company, Small 8vo. Stapled Card Covers. VG-. n.d. (but circa 1953); 80 pp. A sound copy of an uncommon item of the history of the London Fire Brigade with material from the Great... [read more] | $35.00

The Nines, Summer 1952: The Journal of the Hertfordshire Fire and Ambulance Brigade

Hertfordshire: Self Published, 1952. Small 8vo. Stapled Card Covers. Very Good +. 44 pp. in blue, pictorial card covers; illustrated throughout, with sources on tipped-in listing inside front cover. Apart... [read more] | $50.00

Thompson Ethnobotany. Knowledge and Usage of Plants by the Thompson Indians of British Columbia
Turner, Nancy J. et al

Victoria: Royal British Columbia Museum, 1990. quarto (11"). Card Covers. Fine Turner is the acknowledged expert in the field of ethnobotany in the Pacific Northwest. She was joined in this early... [read more] | $80.00

Roving Fisherman. An Autobiography. Recounting Personal Experiences in the Commercial Fishing Fleets and Fish Industry of Canada and the United States 1911-1924.
Wallace, Frederick William

Gardenvale, Quebec: Canadian Fisherman, 1955. Signed Limited Numbered. Royal Octavo (9.5"). Cloth. Signed. Very Good [xxi], 512 pp.; illustrated. Number 485 of a limited edition of 1,000 copies,... [read more] | $160.00

Report of the Provincial Museum of Natural History for the Year 1915
[British Columbia]

Victoria: Province of British Columbia, 1916. quarto (10.5"). Stapled Card Covers. Very Good Of historical interest in terms of the development and early work of the Provincial Museum, this war-time... [read more] | $40.00

75 Years of Service. A History of Olivet Baptist Church 1878-1953.
Sangster, J. Lewis

New Westminster: The Olivet Board of Management, 1953. Limited/Numbered. Octavo. Stapled Card Covers. Near Fine 77 pp.; ports. and photographs. A beautifully produced history of this church: clear archival... [read more] | $55.00

A Souvenir of Glenallan. Containing Also The Two Dreams of Joseph and The Universal Empire Sun Clock
Pirie, Dr. John S.

New Westminster, BC: Self Published, 1947. Octavo. Stapled Card Covers. Near Fine. pp. [7] + 8-28; port. and frontispiece of 'The Universal Empire Sun Clock'; with a Preface from the author - a Justice... [read more] | $35.00