Our Books - Twenty Recent Acquisitions

Three Times and Out, Told by Private Simmons: A Canadian Boys Experience in Germany
McClung, Nellie L.

Thomson Allen/Houghton Mifflin, Toronto/Boston, 1918. Small octavo in blue cloth with double-ruled border and barbed wire fence motif behind titles in black on front boards. Previous owner gift inscription... [read more] | $80.00

Good Time Girls of the Alaska-Yukon Gold Rush
Morgan, Lael

Epicenter Press, Fairbanks and Seattle, 1998, First Edition. 351 + [1] p.; photographic endpapers; illustrated throughout; double-page map; Notes, Bibliography and Index. A Fine, unmarked copy in NF... [read more] | $20.00

Kootenai Brown. His Life and times 1839-1916
Rodney, William

Gray’s Publishing, Sidney, 1969, First Edition. A Fine copy in dj. 251 p., map endpapers, Notes and Bibliography. Maclean’s Magazine described Brown as a “guide, scout, plainsman,... [read more] | $20.00

London Nights. Studies and Sketches of London at Night
Graham, Steven

John Lane, The Bodley Head Ltd., London, 1929. First thus reprint of the 1925 original edition, 12mo in green cloth with gilt spine titles and facsimile author signature on front boards. A VG+ copy,... [read more] | $30.00

Vet in the Saddle. John L Poett: First Veterinary Surgeon of the North West Mounted Police.
Loew, Franlkin M, and Edward H. Wood

Western Producer Prairie Books, Saskatoon, 1978. A Fine, un-marked copy in VG dj, with two short closed tears and rubbing at the head and tail of the spine. 128 pp., illustrated, frontis port., Notes... [read more] | $25.00

Pearl-Maiden. A Tale of the Fall of Jerusalem.
Haggard, H. Rider

London; Tom Stacey, 1972. First Thus. 463p. ; octavo in bright orange cloth. Fine / Fine. A very nice reprint, unmarked, of Haggard's novel, first published in 1901, of historical romance and adventure... [read more] | $25.00

Gauntlet to Overlord. The Story of the Canadian Army
Munro, Ross

Hurtig Publishers, Edmonton, 1972. First thus, after the MacMillan printing of 1945 which won the Governor General’s Award that year. A Fine copy in price-clipped Else Fine, mylar-protected, dust... [read more] | $45.00

The Riders of the Plains. A Record of the Royal North-West Mounted Police of Canada 1873-1910
Haydon, A. L.

M. G. Hurtig, Edmonton, 1971. First Thus reprint of the 1910 edition with a new Introduction by Geor. B. McClellan; previous owner name on ffep, Else Fine in VG- dj, with a closed tear across the spine... [read more] | $25.00

Sketchbook, 1915-1922
MacDonald, J.E.H.

Penumbra Press, 1979, Moonbeam, Ontario. Square octavo in card covers; a facsimile edition limited to 2,200 copies, with Stempel Garamond type on Zephyr Antique Laid paper. Introduction by Hunter Bishop.... [read more] | $25.00

From B.C. to Baisieux; being the Narrative History of the 102nd Canadian Infantry Battalion
Gould, L. McLeod

Rare Regimental History from WWIPrivately Printed, Victoria, 1919. 134 pp.; frontis port. and 9 photographs; 1 map; 1 sketch; vignettes at head of each chapter; followed by an appendix of 98 unnumbered... [read more] | $100.00

The Land of Twelve-Foot Davis: A History of the Peace River Country
MacGregor, James Grierson

Applied Art Products, Edmonton, 1952. Iv, 395 p., illustrated, ports, double-page map, Index. PON on front free endpaper and a small area of roughness (from erasing?), Else Fine in like dj. A history... [read more] | $25.00

Sheridan Lawrence: Emperor of the Peace, 1870-1952
Lawrence, Sheridan

Privately printed in a limited edition of 100 copies, this copy being unnumbered. Peace River, [1952?], viii, 61 p., illustrated. Blue cloth octavo (approx.. 24 cm.). Previous owner name stamp on front... [read more] | $55.00

The Hidden Life of Trees. What They Feel, How They Communicate: Discoveries from a Secret World
Wohlleben, Peter

David Suzuki Institute and Greystone Books, Vancouver and Berkeley, 2015. Translated from the German by Jane Billinghurst. Near Fine/Near Fine. xv, 272 pp. Foreword by Tim Flannery, Notes and Index. “Peter... [read more] | $15.00

The World is Flat. A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century.
Friedman, Thomas L.

Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, New York, 2005, First Edition. 485 p. A Fine, unmarked copy in dj. Perhaps a more valuable guideline now than when first published. “In his brilliant new book, award-winning... [read more] | $15.00

Unless
Shields, Carol

Random House Canada, Toronto, 2002. A Fine First Edition copy in mylar-protected dj. 12mo. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. A mother confronts the reality of her eldest daughter unexpectedly leaving... [read more] | $15.00

Runaway
Munro, Alice

McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, 2004. A Fine First Edition in price-clipped dj. A lovely collection of eight short stories by this winner of three Governor General’s Awards, a Giller Prize,... [read more] | $15.00

Reminiscences of a Canadian Pioneer for the Last Fifty Years [1833-1883]
Thompson, Samuel

McClelland & Stewart, Toronto and Montreal, 1968. 288 pp. Near Fine in VG dj with minor tears and rubbing. Originally published by Hunter, Rose & Co., 1884. The publisher’s blurb describes... [read more] | $25.00

Selected Poems 1956-1968
Cohen, Leonard

McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, 1968 (later reprinting). 245 pp. Near Fine: unmarked in tight binding; minor edge wear. Ya, ya, I know: it’s only a trade paperback of a common book, but I also... [read more] | $10.00

A Promised Land
Obama, Barack

Crown Publishing, New York, 2020, First Edition. A Fine, unmarked copy in dj. xvi, 751 p., illustrated, extensive index. From the publisher: “A Promised Land is extraordinarily intimate and introspective... [read more] | $25.00

People of the Southwest Coast of Vancouver Island
Scott, R. Bruce

Self-published, Victoria, 1974, Signed on the half-title. 138 pp., 22 photographs and 23 illustrations; map endpapers. A Fine copy in lightly-worn dj. Author of two other studies of B.C. history, Scott... [read more] | $20.00