Our Books - Twenty Recent Acquisitions

Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America.
Barry, John M.

New York: Simon & Schuster, 1997. First Edition. Octavo. Cloth. Small remainder mark on bottom edge, Else Fine in unclipped dust jacket. 525 pp., map, photographs, extensive bibliography, Notes and... [read more] | $15.00

A Poet-Pioneer of Canada
[Charles Mair] Fraser, A.[nnie] Ermatinger

Published as an offprint from Queen’s Quarterly, in stapled red card covers. Pp. [2] 440-450 + [3]; n.d. (but circa 1927). Near Fine. Mair (1838-1927) was a poet, a journalist with the Montreal... [read more] | $60.00

Rome : Premiere Partie: Des Origines au Regne de Costantin avec 128 Illustrations.
Angeli, Diego [traduite par Marguerite Vincent].

Bergamo: Istituto Italiano D'Arti Grafiche, 1926. Royal Octavo. Card Covers. 138 pp., profusely illustrated throughout; text translated into French from the original Italian. A fine study of the history... [read more] | $45.00

Armistice and Germany's Food Supply 1918-19. A Study of Conditional Surrender.
Menne, Bernhard.

”A Fight for Freedom Publication” London, New York & Melbourne: Hutchinson & Co, Small 8vo (18cm.). Hard Cover. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper. Very Good+; 96... [read more] | $85.00

American Coast Artillery Materiel. Prepared in the Office of the Chief of Ordnance June 1922
[Military, American]

Washington: Government Printing Office, 1923. Octavo (9"). Cloth. Near Fine. Ordnance Department Document No 202. pp. [v], [2], 513. Includes the history of the development of artillery; the design... [read more] | $180.00

It Can’t Happen Here
Lewis, Sinclair

What if a Fascist Demagogue is Elected President? Doubtless motivated by Lewis’s sense of the dangers inherent in the rise of Hitler, America’s new President sets up a dictatorship, arrests... [read more] | $40.00

Twenty-eighth Annual Archæological Report 1916, being part of Appendix to the Report of the Minister of Education, Ontario.
Orr, Dr. R. B.

Toronto: A.T. Wilgress, 1916. First Edition. Octavo. Near Fine, printed 'by Order of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. Red cloth, front panel titles gilt with provincial crest, ruled in blind with... [read more] | $50.00

Cloudsplitter
Banks, Russell

Alfred A. Knopf Canada, Toronto, 1998. A Fine first edition in like dust jacket. “At once a magical evocation of one of the most iconic figures in American history, John Brown as the Che Guevara... [read more] | $15.00

Proofs from the Holy Qur'an (Regarding the Advent of Baha'u'llah)
Afaqui, Prof. Dr. Sabir

New Delhi: Mir'at Publications, 1993. First Edition. Small Octavo. Paper Over Boards. Near Fine / Near Fine. pp. [xvii] + 158, including bibliography, preliminary short notes by Peter Khan and Dr. Allessandro... [read more] | $55.00

Renaissance: The Journal of the Guild of St. Michael and All Angels: Feast of the Resurrection 1946.

Cheltenham: Burrow's Press, 1946. Small Octavo. Sewn Card Covers. Very Good +. 24 pp.; cover device of St. Michael printed in blue. The unstated editor of this Journal was English essayist, poet and... [read more] | $25.00

The Long Pursuit: Selected Essays 1941-1944.
Kenmare, Dallas

Cheltenham: Burrow's Press, 12mo. Card Covers. Signed by Author on front endpaper.. Very Good +. n.d. (circa 1945); 56 pp.; Kenmare, herself a poet, here provides 8 essays, much affected in theme by the... [read more] | $30.00

Forty Years After: The Story of the Franco-German War, 1870
Bailey, H. C.

With an Introduction by W. L. Courtney, LL.D. Hodder and Stoughton; London, New York and Toronto; 1914. 12mo (17 cm) in red cloth with silhouette of soldier in black on front cover; 192 pp. with frontispiece... [read more] | $40.00

The West That Was
Goldwater, Barry

Signed by the Senator and Presidential Candidate A Fine copy; 16 pp. staple-bound in stiff card covers, containing the text of Goldwater’s address at the 8th Annual Conference of the Western Historical... [read more] | $80.00

A Short History of Bond Street Old and New : From the Reign of King James II to the Coronation of King George V.
Wheatley, H. B. [F.S.A.].

London: The Fine Arts Society, 1911. First Edition. 4to in Cloth; Very Good. This title was published for "The Bond Streets Coronation Decoration Committee" in honour of the Coronation of King... [read more] | $60.00

The Face of Early Canada: Pictures of Canada which have helped to make history
Spendlove, F. St. George (1897-1962)

Signed, Limited Edition A Fine quarto volume in VG dust jacket, #32 of only 250 copies of this work signed by the author. The Ryerson Press, Toronto, 1958. Foreword by Lorne Pierce. Illustrated with... [read more] | $100.00

On Snow-Shoes to the Barren Grounds. Twenty-eight Hundred Miles After Musk-Oxen and Wood Bison.
Whitney, Caspar.

London: Osgood, McIlvaine & Co, 1896. Octavo. Leather. Very Good [x] + 324 pp.; frontispiece with tissue guard; profusely illustrated throughout with photos and line drawings. These include 2 maps... [read more] | $70.00

Over the Fifty Years. A Keepsake Commemorating the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Men’s Canadian Club of Vancouver 1906-1956
McGregor, D. A.

Staple-bound in yapp card covers; emblem of the Club in blind on front cover; fore-edges uncut; 32 pp. Extremities very lightly age-toned, Else Fine. [Hale, Vancouver Centennial Bibliography, Vol. 1... [read more] | $30.00

British Poetry Today
Woodcock, George

University of British Columbia, 1950. Staple bound wraps, [4], 15 + [1, blank] pp. Published as No. 7 of the Lecture Series, this was the text of the address delivered by Woodcock on January 24, 1950,... [read more] | $30.00