Our Books - Twenty Recent Acquisitions

Galileo in Rome: The Rise and Fall of a Troublesome Genius
Shea, William R. & Mariano Artigas

Oxford University Press; Oxford, New York et al, 2003. First Edition, Fine in like dustjacket. Pp. [xi] + 226; illustrated (b&w); References, Select Bibliography and Index. From the dj: “Galileo’s... [read more] | $20.00

Jose de Galvez: Visitor-General of New Spain (1765-1771).
Priestley, Herbert Ingram

Philadelphia: Porcupine Press, 1980. Octavo. Cloth. Fine. A reprint - octavo in blue cloth - of the 1916 First Edition from the University of California Press penned by the Assistant Curator of the famous... [read more] | $80.00

The Strickland Sisters: Catharine Parr Traill and Susanna Moodie.
Hume, Blanche

Toronto: The Ryerson Press, 1928. 12mo (18.5 cm.). Stapled Card Covers. Fine. Part of "The Ryerson Canadian History Readers" series edited by Lorne Pierce, a publishing enterprise that, as is... [read more] | $20.00

Jung & Hesse: A Record of Two Friendships
Serrano, Miguel

Schocken Books, New York, 1968. 112 pp.; 8 illustrations and frontispiece. About Fine in trade paperback format. “Here is a unique account, compiled from meetings and correspondence, on one man’s... [read more] | $12.00

The Moors: Islam in the West
Brett, Michael

“Michael Brett traces the rise and fall of the great dynastic empires, describes daily life under their rule and discusses their remarkable contributions to astronomy, philosophy and the natural... [read more] | $25.00

Bibliography & Reference Books. Catalogues 240, 242 and 244
[Books on Books; Bibliography].

New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, Octavo. Card Covers. Not having been published consecutively, these three volumes from Oak Knoll are scarce as a set. Inn all, there are 3,490 bibliographies of book catalogues,... [read more] | $90.00

Otto Donald Rogers
Caro, Sir Anthony [Foreword]

Santa Fe, New Mexico: Radius Books, 2007. First Trade Edition. quarto. Cloth. Near Fine 177, [1 blank] [2] pp. cloth with full-colour reproduction on front boards; 62 colour illustrations. Foreword by... [read more] | $190.00

Warriors of the Rainbow: Strange and Prophetic Dreams of the Indian Peoples.
Willoya, William and Vinson Brown

Naturegraph Company, Healdsburg, California; (1962), Third Printing. Octavo, 94 pp. + [2, verso card covers]; bibliography; index. Illustrated: line drawings and two fold-out pages with full-colour images... [read more] | $25.00

La grande comete de 1882. Qu'est-ce que c'est? Qu'annonce-t-elle? Est-ce la fin du monde? Si elle rencontrait la Terre, qu'arriverait-il? Causerie populaire.
A.M. [Auguste Michel].

Quebec: J. N. Duquet, 1882. 16mo (16 cm). Original Wraps. Very Good. 72 pp. in sewn wraps. Known in English as the Great Comet of 1882, it became visible in the southern sky in September o 1882, and... [read more] | $65.00

MI6: The Real James Bonds 1909-39
Smith, Michael

Dialogue Publishing, London, 2011, First Edition. 469 pp. ,extensive Bibliography, Notes and Index; illustrated. The true story of MI6 leading up to the Second World War “using material from archives... [read more] | $15.00

The Hawaiian Portion of the Polynesian Collections in the Peabody Museum of Salem
[Hawaii]

56 pp., 381 items, illustrated; royal octavo (25 cm.) in light card covers. Published by the Peabody Museum in 1920, and printed by Thos. P. Nichols & Son Co., Lynn, Mass. Prepared for an exhibit... [read more] | $100.00

Questioning Ramayanas: A South Asian Tradition.
Richman, Paula (Editor).

Berkeley: University of California, 2001. Octavo. Soft Cover. Fine. [xiv] + 432 pp.; notes, contributors, index. "Through analysis of oral and written narratives, exegesis, plays, songs, rituals,... [read more] | $12.00

Otto Donald Rogers.
[Otto Donald Rogers, 1935-2019]

Vancouver: Buschlen Mowatt Gallery, 1998. quarto. Illustrated Card Covers. Fine. The Exhibition Catalogue of the November 1998 show at the Buschlen Mowatt Gallery, featuring a photographic portrait... [read more] | $50.00

El Dorado Narrow Gauge: The Diamond & Caldor Railway.
Ferrell, Mallory Hope

Edmonds, Washington: Pacific Fast Mail, 1990. quarto (11"). A Fine copy in like dustjacket of this primary source book of the history of the Diamond & Caldor Railway, known to aficionados as... [read more] | $125.00

The People of the Harrison.
Sleigh, Daphne

Deroche, BC: Self Published, 1990. 8vo. Pictorial Card Covers. Signed by Author on title page. As New. 278 pp., bibliography, maps [in text], index, illustrated (b&w). The history of the area around... [read more] | $19.00

The Scriptures of Different Faiths; and The Oneness of Religion; collected in God, His Mediator and Man: A Study of Comparative Religion.
Singh, Pritram and McKay, Doris.

Wilmette: Baha'i Publishing Trust, 1958. Octavo. Card Covers. Near Fine Two articles, together with a brief Introduction, taken from the pages of the periodical 'World Order'. Professor Singh was a lecturer... [read more] | $20.00

Girl of the Golden West.
Jankola, Beth

Vancouver: Intermedia, 1977. Limited/Numbered. Octavo. Card Covers. Very Good. 43 pp.; #143 of a limited print run of 500, and Signed by the Author, a poet and artist from British Columbia. The theme... [read more] | $20.00

Gene Tunney on Shakespeare: His Lecture at Yale, in Haldeman-Julius Monthly, June 1928.
Various Authors

Girard, Kansas: Haldeman-Julius Company, Octavo. Stapled Card Covers. Very Good + This issue of the progressive, crusading magazine includes a little-known facet of the life and character of famed boxer,... [read more] | $25.00

a propos: An Almanac of the Humour and Satire of Nations 4/86.
Ganchev, Marko (Editor

Gabrovo, Bulgaria: House of Humour and Satire, 1986. quarto (11.5"). Illustrated Card Covers. Near Fine 160 pp. illustrated throughout in colour and b&w. This journal was published twice yearly... [read more] | $30.00