Our Books - Twenty Recent Acquisitions

In His Presence: Visits to 'Abdu'l-Baha.
Wilhem, Roy; Stanwood Cobb; Genevieve L. Coy.

Los Angeles: Kalimat Press, 1989. 12mo (approx. 7" x 4.75"). Cloth. Fine A pristine copy of this collection of 'Pilgrim's Notes' from three early followers of the Baha'i Faith recalling visits... [read more] | $40.00

The Hand of Mary Constable
Gallico, Paul.

London: The Reprint Society of London, 1965. Small Octavo of 255 pp.; Near Fine in a Very Good dj. A very nice reprint copy, without previous owner name or other markings, of Gallico's novel about "the... [read more] | $20.00

When the West Was Young : Historical Reminiscences of the Early Canadian West.
Higinbotham, John D

Lethbridge, Alta.: The Herald Printers, Second Edition. Octavo. Cloth. Fine. [ix] [1] 328 pp.; index; photographs. A pristine copy of this second edition of 1978 reproduces the text of the original printing... [read more] | $20.00

No Boundaries Upstairs: Canada, the United States, and the Origins of the North American Air Defence, 1945-1958.
Jockel, Joseph T.

Vancouver, University of British Columbia, 1987. Octavo. Cloth. Fine / Fine. 160 pp., 3 maps; Notes, Bibliography and Index. The best in-depth review of post-WWII response to the perceived nuclear... [read more] | $60.00

Davidson Black. A Biography.
Hood, Dora

Toronto; University of Toronto Press, 1964. First Edition. Octavo. Cloth. Fine / Near Fine. "In 1929 a fossilized skull found in Peking was named Sinanthopus pekinensis, Peking Man. Dr. Davidson Black,... [read more] | $25.00

The Ghadr Movement and India's Anti-Imperialist Struggle.
Kalia, Dr Prithvi Raj. (Editor)

Edmonton: Progressive Peoples' Foundation, 2013. Octavo. Cloth. Fine / Fine. Issued in a printing of 1500 copies, this compilation of essays celebrated the Centennial of the Ghadr Movement launched on... [read more] | $30.00

Report of the Commission Appointed to Delimit the Boundary between the Province of British Columbia and the Yukon and Northwest Territories
Thistlethwaite, Robert and Gerald Smedley Andrews

British Columbia – Yukon – Northwest Territories Boundary Commission, Ottawa, 1966. Pp. 114;royal octavo in blue cloth, issued without dj; fold-out Key Map of Boundary facing the Foreword;... [read more] | $140.00

History vs. The Whitman Saved Oregon Story
Marshall, William I

The Blakely Printing Co., Chicago, 1904. Pp. 43,[blank verso] and [1] printed recto only, ‘Corrections’]; 45-92, [2], [1, Title], 221-236. Further ‘Corrections’ in small, tipped-in... [read more] | $70.00

Handbook of British Chronology
Powicke, Sir F. Maurice and E.B. Fryde

Offices of the Royal Historical Society, London, 1961, Second Edition. xxxvii + 565 pp.; Near Fine in red cloth, lacking dust jacket. An important handbook of value to the historian of the British Isles,... [read more] | $30.00

Report on Agricultural Tract of Land on the Upper Reaches of the Kootenay River
Clark, J. W.

Department of Lands Survey Branch, Victoria. Quarto volume, bound in bonded, burgundy leather especially for the Honourable F[rederick] P[arker] Burden (1874-1971), then the Conservative Minister of... [read more] | $520.00

Tom Brown’s School Days
Hughes, Thomas

Collins, London & Glasgow; bonded burgundy leather; 16mo (6” x4”); frontispiece and illustrations by Harold Copping. Gift inscription in pencil and dated 1927 on blank prelim., otherwise... [read more] | $15.00

“Stand-Down”: Vancouver Barracks 1940-1945
[Military] [Vancouver]

Vancouver Barracks Entertainment Committee, 1945. Single-fold broadside on light card stock; 16mo (approx. 6” x 5”, folded); two-colour printing listing the members of the Committee; “By... [read more] | $50.00

Hiroshige’s Tokaido in Prints and Poetry
Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858); Chiba, Reiko (Editor)

Charles E. Tuttle, Tokyo and Rutland, 1969. Oblong 12mo; unpaginated. Master of the ukiyo-e genre, this work features miniature reproductions of Hiroshige’s block prints of fifty-three ‘stopping... [read more] | $60.00

Awful Ends: The British Museum Book of Epitaphs
Wilson, David M.

British Museum Press, London, 1992. A Fine, unmarked trade paperback. 96 pp.; Name Index and list of Sources. The epitaphs are arranged by theme. “This light-hearted anthology of funeral inscriptions,... [read more] | $12.00

The Private Journal of Captain G. F. Lyon, of H.M.S. Hecla, During the Recent Voyage of Discovery Under Captain Parry 1821-1823. Introduction and Illustrations by James A. Houston.
LYON, Captain G[eorge] F[rancis] [1795-1832].

Imprint Society, Barre, MA., 1970. Large quarto (approx. 12”), quarter cloth over paper, Fine, in VG- slip case with cover image duplicated. Xvii [4] + 297 pp.; faux marbled endpapers; large fold-out... [read more] | $80.00

Cricket in Eastern Canada
[Cricket] Whiting, Colin F.

Colmur Co., Montreal, 1963. 295 pp.; illustrations, charts and tables throughout; frontis port. of the author with Signed and dated gift inscription. Fine, red cloth duodecimo (8”) in dustjacket. While... [read more] | $75.00

I Planted Trees
Baker, Richard St. Barbe

Richard St. Barbe Baker came to be known as “The Man of the Trees” for his work in Africa, the Middle East, and other venues in promoting forestation, and the organization that bears this name... [read more] | $50.00

The Book of Strange: A Journey
Fraser, Sylvia

Doubleday Canada, Toronto, 1992. A Fine copy in dust wrapper. 375 pp.; Notes; Bibliography; Index. “A lifelong student of philosophy, Fraser draws astonishing parallels between the new scientific... [read more] | $25.00

Man of the Century: The Life and Times of John Paul II
Kwitny, Johnathan

Henry Holt & Company, New York, 1997. First Edition, Fine in Near Fine dustwrapper. xii + 754 pp.; Notes; Index, and A Note on Pronunciation. “To read Man of the Century is to enter the life... [read more] | $20.00

Tom Slade : In the North Woods.
Fitzhugh, Percy Keese.

New York: Grosset & Dunlap, Octavo. Cloth. Near Fine / Good. n.d. (copyright 1927]; frontis and illustrations by Howard Hastings. Green cloth with brown titles; photographic endpapers of marching boy... [read more] | $55.00