Our Books - Twenty Recent Acquisitions

Canada and the States: Recollections, 1851 to 1886
Watkin, Sir Edward William

Ward, Lock & Co., London & New York, [1887]. [xvi], 524 p., frontispiece. two folding lithographed maps; 19.5 cm. The maps are “A Railway Map of the Dominion of Canada and of the Northern... [read more] | $280.00

Elements of Botany. Part II. Terms of the Science
Thornton, R. J., M.D.

J. Whiting, London, 1812. Pp. [3], 4-73 (“Terms of Botany”, with cross-referencing to plate numbers), [84 plates, printed rectos only] Robert John Thornton (1768? – 1837) was a medical... [read more] | $95.00

Bering's Search for the Strait: The First Kamchatka Expedition 1725-1730.
Kushnarev, Evgenii G.

Portland: Oregon Historical Society, 1990. Quarto (10”) Cloth; Near Fine / Fine. Oregon Historical Society, Portland, 1990. pp. [xxxv] + 214 + [advts. & colophon]; map endpapers; glossary; maps... [read more] | $20.00

Cork Lines & Canning Lines : The Glory Years of Fishing on the West Coast.
Meggs, Geoff and Duncan Stacey.

Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre, First Edition, 1992. 208 pp.; 150 photographs, many of which “are rare and have never before been published.” A Fine copy in like dustjacket. In text and... [read more] | $30.00

Navy and Government in Early Modern France 1572-1661
James, Alan

The Royal Historical Society and The Boydell Press, Suffolk & Rochester, 2004. First Edition; Fine in dustjacket. Part of the ‘Studies in History, New Series’, of the RHS. Pp. [ix] +... [read more] | $80.00

Lanuza, Jose Luis; Foreword by Jorge Luis Borges

Takarajima Books, New York, 1994. Quarto (12”), cloth in dj; unpaginated redesigned edition of that of 1968 with a new “beautifully written” forward by the Argentinian writer Jorge Borges... [read more] | $20.00

Early Printing in the Red River Settlement 1859-1870 and its effect on the Riel Rebellion.
Peel, Bruce

Winnipeg: Peguis Publishers Ltd., 1974. 56 pp. First Edition. quarto. Pictorial Card Covers. By the distinguished bibliographer and author of Peel’s Bibliography of the Canadian Prairies to 1953,... [read more] | $15.00

El Ingenioso Hildalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha
Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de

Don Quixote Alfredo Ortells Ferriz, Valencia, 1969. With engravings throughout, many in the First Part by ‘H. Pisan’ (i.e. Heliodore Joseph Pisan) after Gustave Dore. All edges marbled in... [read more] | $190.00

His Majesties Proclamation in Scotland with an Explanation of the Meaning of the Oath and Covenant. By the Lord Marquesse, his Majesties high Commissioner. Set forth by the Kings special licence.

London, Robert Young; 1639. (The ‘Lord Marquesse’ was James, Duke of Hamilton.) Small octavo (18 cm.), in sewn wraps; woodcut royal coat-of-arms on p. 1, and woodcut device on title. Light... [read more] | $255.00

Pandora's Box: A History of the First World War
Leonhard, Jorn

Published by HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS, Cambridge and London, 2018. A Fine copy in NF dj. Translated from the German, this is the result of a lifetime of research and writing: a massive 1,087 pages with... [read more] | $25.00

The North West Company in Rebellion : Simon McGillivray's Fort William Notebook, 1815.
McGillivray, Simon [Jean Morrison, ed.].

Thunder Bay, Ontario: Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society, 1988. Octavo (9"). Stapled Card Covers. Fine. 50 pp., illustrated. From the Preface: "Simon McGillivray's Memoranda of his stay at... [read more] | $15.00

Henry's Journal : Covering Adventures and Experiences in the Fur Trade on the Red River, 1799-1801.
Bell, Charles Napier [ Alexander Henry ].

Fairfield, Washington: Ye Galleon Press, 1982. Small 8vo. Stapled Card Covers. Fine. A reprint of a paper, read before the Historical and Scientific Society of Manitoba in 1888, based upon the "Journal... [read more] | $15.00

Histories, Territories and Laws of the Kitwancool.
Duff, Wilson (Editor).

Victoria: British Columbia Provincial Museum, 1959. First Edition. quarto (10.5"). Stapled Card Covers. Very Good. Anthropology in British Columbia Memoir No. 4. 45 pp.; 1 internal map; 7 plates.... [read more] | $18.00

We Sagebrush Folk
Greenwood, Annie Pike.

New York & London: Appleton-Century Co., 1934. First Edition. Octavo. Cloth. Near Fine pp. [xi] & 483; frontispiece and over 20 illustrations. The scarce first printing of the autobiography of... [read more] | $100.00

Indian Myths & Legends from the North Pacific Coast of America. A translation of Franz Boas’ 1895 edition of 'Indianische Sagen von der Nord-Pacifischen Kuste Amerikas'
Boas, Franz (1858-1942)

Translated by Dietrich Bertz; Edited by Randy Bouchard and Dorothy Kennedy; Foreword by Professor Clause Levi-Strauss. Talonbooks, Vancouver, Second printing, 2003, of the First Edition thus. 702 pp.;... [read more] | $90.00

Eliel Saarinen. Projects 1896-1923
Hausen, Marika; Kirmo Mikkola, Anna-Lisa Amberg and Tytti Valto

Otava Publishing Company, Helsinki, 1990. Folio (13”) in cloth with dust jacket; Fine/Near Fine. 355 pp.; Extensive Catalogues of Works: interior design, architecture and urban planning; References... [read more] | $250.00

Views of 18th Century Russia. Costumes, Customs, History
Pallas, P. S., Robert Johnson and W. Miller

Portland House, New York, 1990; Folio (13”); Fine, with small name stamp on the half-title, in mylar-protected dustjacket. 224 pp.; full colour plates throughout; maps. Foreword by Sir Fitzroy... [read more] | $35.00

The Canadian Military Atlas. The Nation’s Battlefields from the French and Indian Wars to Kosovo.
Zuehlke, Mark

Stoddart Publishing, Toronto, 2001. First Edition, Folio (12”); Fine in like dust jacket. Pp. [xi] + 228; Bibliography, Index. With more than 80 maps by C. Stuart Daniel, 50+ photographs, and... [read more] | $40.00

Fortune’s a River. The Collision of Empires in Northwest America
Gough, Barry

Harbour Publishing, Madeira Park, 2007. First Edition; Fine in dustjacket. 413 pp.; Notes, extensive Bibliography, Index; illustrated. “. . . the most authoritative and readable account to date... [read more] | $20.00

History of The Northwest Coast. Vol. I 1543-1800; Vol. II 1800-1846
Bancroft, Hubert Howe

Volumes XXVII and XXVIII of The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft. Originally published in 1890 (San Francisco), this reprint by Arno Press (1967) in cooperation with McGraw-Hill, New York, Toronto, London,... [read more] | $90.00