Our Books - Twenty Recent Acquisitions

A Secret Pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina
Burton, Richard

London: The Folio Society, 2004. 4to. Cloth. A Fine copy, in Slip Case, of the Folio Society printing of Sir Richard Burton's work first published in two volumes by Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans (1855-6)... [read more] | $60.00

The Oxford Companion to Australian Military History
Dennis, Peter et al.

Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1995. First Edition. Royal Octavo (9.5"). Cloth. Near Fine / Fine. [xxi] + [1]-692 pp.; photographs, over 30 maps in text. Light rubbing at the bottom edges, Else... [read more] | $35.00

Arabian Travellers: The European Discovery of Arabia
Trench, Richard

Macmillan, London, 1986. 224 pp.; map endpapers; Glossary; List of Sources; Bibliography; Index and lusciously illustrated throughout. First Edition; quarto, Fine in like dustwrapper; with a Foreword... [read more] | $45.00

Revolt in the Desert
Lawrence, T. E.

The Folio Society, London, 1986, reprint 2006. Royal octavo Illustrated cover in publisher’s slipcase, with Introduction by Raleigh Trevelyan, photographs by Lawrence himself, amongst others, and... [read more] | $35.00

Tibetan Rugs
Kuloy, Hallvard Kare

Bangkok: White Orchid Press, 1982. Square 8vo. Pictorial Card Covers. Near Fine pp. 228 + [4]; bibliography; colour plates throughout. A clean, tight copy of this well-researched study of Tibetan rugs,... [read more] | $30.00

Tukutuku and Kowhaiwhai: The Arts of the Maori Instructional Booklet

Wellington: Department of Education, Royal Octavo (9.5"). Stapled Card Covers. Near Fine n.d. (circa 1966); pp. 23 + [1]; photographs and line drawings throughout. Intended as a book for young people... [read more] | $15.00

The Shorter Pepys: Selected and Edited by Robert Latham.
Pepys, Samuel [Robert Lathan and William Matthews, eds.]

Bell & Hyman, London, 1985. Royal octavo in green cloth with gilt spine titles and publisher’s device on front boards. Pp. [l] + 1,096; Chronological Summary; list of Principal Persons; Glossary;... [read more] | $40.00

History of the Netherlands East Indies
de Klerck, E. S.

Rotterdam: W.L. & J. Brusse N.V., 1938. First Edition. Royal Octavo. Cloth. Very Good +. Two Volumes; blue cloth with gilt Titles; publisher’s blind stamp on front boards. Pp. xii + 448 pp.;... [read more] | $120.00

Agricultural Development in British Columbia
Ormsby, Margaret A.

Agricultural History, 1945. Octavo. Stapled Wrappers. Very Good +. Reprinted (not dis-bound) from Volume 19 of the journal "Agricultural History". pp. [11] - 20; double-column text. Age toning... [read more] | $24.00

Notes on Western Caledonia
Ogden, Peter Skene (W. N. Sage, Introduction)

Vancouver, 1937. Stapled excerpt from BC Historical Quarterly, pp. [45] – 56. Near Fine, with two-page prefatory comments by W. N. Sage documenting, inter alia, the original source of this memorandum... [read more] | $24.00

The Cominco Story

Trail B.C. The Consolidated Mining and Smelting Company of Canada, 1953. Quarto. Stapled Pictorial Wraps. Very Good Published as a special issue of the Cominco Magazine for May of 1953 "for its employees"... [read more] | $40.00

Indians of Canada
Jenness, Diamond

National Museum of Canada, Ottawa, 1938. First Edition. Bulletin Number 15; Anthropology Series Number 15. [x] + 446 pp.; colour frontis; photographic illustrations (b&w; that accompanying this... [read more] | $60.00

The Totem Poles in Stanley Park
Goodfellow, John C.

Vancouver: The Art, Historical and Scientific Association; Vancouver. Card Covers; 22cm. Fine; n.d. 22cm.; Cover titles in two colours with mounted paneled totem pole in full colour. 44 pp. illustrated.... [read more] | $30.00

The Story of the Totem
Campbell-Johnston, Ronald Campbell

Vancouver: J.T. Pyott, 12mo (18cm). Illustrated Card Covers. Good + n.d. (but 1924); 62 pp.; yapp edges; illustrations by Amy Ellen Campbell-Johnston, with her self-attribution in the margin at the base... [read more] | $60.00

History of the Reign of Philip the Second, King of Spain [3 volumes in Two, Complete].
Prescott, William H.

London & New York: George Routledge & Sons, 12mo (7.25"). Half-Leather. Very Good +. All six books from previous printings are gathered here, including the final book of "Biographical... [read more] | $65.00

A Short Tour Through The United States & Canadas October 10th to December 31st, 1832: The Journal of Lieut. George Kirwan Carr.
Carr, Lieut. George Kirwan [Edited with Notes by Deoch Fulton].

New York: The New York Public Library, 1937. quarto (10"). Stapled Card Covers. Near Fine pp. [2] + 3-34; frontispiece reproducing Carr's map of his tour; 2 pages reproducing 4 images of Pendleton's... [read more] | $20.00

Early California Trade Cards. 1966 Keepsake Series
[Book Club of California]

San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 1966. quarto (10"). Card Covers. Fine. Nine four-page folded inserts loosely housed in a card cover folder, each representing one early California business... [read more] | $25.00

A Ride Over the Rocky Mountains to Oregon and California. With a glance at some of the Tropical Islands, The West Indies and the Sandwich Islands.
Coke, The Hon. Henry J.

London: Richard Bentley, 1852. First Edition. Small Octavo. Hard Cover. Very Good [10] 388 + [2] pp. Spine uniformly darkened; Original marbled boards lightly bumped and worn at corners; triple ruled in... [read more] | $280.00

Gullband Thought Measles Was A Happy Ending
Musgrave, Susan

London: Richard Bentley, 1852. First Edition. Small Octavo. Hard Cover. Very Good [10] 388 + [2] pp. Spine uniformly darkened; Original marbled boards lightly bumped and worn at corners; triple ruled in... [read more] | $15.00

Kiskatinaw Songs
Musgrave, Susan and Sean Virgo

Victoria: The Pharos Press, 1977. Limited/Numbered. quarto. Cloth. Signed. Fine These songs/poems of the Kiskatinaw rendered by Canadian poet Susan Musgrave and Sean Musgrave and illustrated by Douglas... [read more] | $80.00