Our Books - Twenty Recent Acquisitions

The Commissions of W. C. Palgrave: Special Emissary to South West Africa 1876-1885.
Palgrave, W. C. ( E. L. P. Stals, Ed.).

Cape Town: Van Riebeeck Society, 1991. First Thus. 8vo. Cloth. Near Fine / Fine. Printed as No. 21 of the Second Series of the Van Riebeeck Society with a view to keeping in print primary source material... [read more] | $20.00

Evangeline
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Indianapolis. Dating from 1866, this illustrated edition was published in 1905, with numerous reprints without date in the following years. Quarto, 132 pp.; 31 illustrations... [read more] | $20.00

Souvenir Programme
[Vernon]

A New Movie Theatre in Vernon, B.C. Published to celebrate the Grand Opening of the Capitol Theatre in Vernon, November 7, 1938. Oblong, 5.25” x 8.5”; stapled , 2 leaves in light card covers.... [read more] | $40.00

Presentation of the Cairn Commemorating the Great Fraser Midden by the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada through His Honour Judge F.W. Howay.
Hill-Tout, Charles

Vancouver: The Art, Historical ad Scientific Association of Vancouver, B.C., 1938. Octavo (9"). Stapled Pictorial Wraps. Fine Cover title: The Great Fraser Midden. [14] pp.; illustrated. Hill-Tout's... [read more] | $30.00

Cartographies of Disease: Maps, Mapping and Medicine
Koch, Tom

ESRI Press, Redlands, California, 2005. Softcover, quarto. Pp. [xxvi], [3] 389; maps throughout (some in colour), extensive bibliography and index. Fine, unmarked copy in tight binding. “Dr.... [read more] | $25.00

Songs of the Okanagan.

Vernon: Okanagan Historical Society of Vernon, B.C., 1944. First Edition. Small Octavo. Stapled Card Covers. Fine 31 pp.; frontispiece line drawing by G. A. Meeres, 'The Cliffs of Enderby'. The lyrics... [read more] | $15.00

The Boer War
Pakenham, Thomas

Random House, New York, 1979. First Edition. A Near Fine copy (underlining to two lines of Historical Note) in Fine dust jacket. Pp. [xxix], [2, map] + 718; photographs; 9 maps; illustrated endpapers;... [read more] | $20.00

First Annual Publication: A Selection of Papers Presented in 1968-69

The First Annual Publication of the Jewish Historical Society of Western Canada Winnipeg, 1970; The Jewish Historical Society of Western Canada. Staple-bound quarto in card covers; non-sequential pagination;... [read more] | $120.00

Jesuits’ Estates Answer to a Communication in the “Montreal Star” of the 19th May 1888 t/w Jesuits’ Estates Act.
U. E. L. [Pseudonym of Arthur Edward Jones, S.J] t/w [Witness Printing House]

The ‘Answer’ was self-published; Montreal, 1888. Stapled wrappers, octavo, pp. [2] + 3-58, with Errata bound in. A Very Good copy with the stamp of the true name of the author on front wrapper. A... [read more] | $80.00

A Bibliography of Printing. [Three Volumes in One]
Bigmore, E. C. & Wyman, C.W.H.

Oak Knoll Press and The British Library; Newcastle and London, 2001, with a new Introduction by Henry Morris. Pp. (xi) + Facsimile of Original Prospectus, + 449, 412 and 117; plus added Indexes of Subjects,... [read more] | $60.00

Canada at War: A Speech delivered by Rt. Hon. Sir Robert Laird Borden, K.C., P.C., G.C.M.G. in New York City, November 18th, 1916
Borden, Sir Robert Laird Borden

"Nearly two years ago the First Canadian Division, composed of untried men gathered hurriedly from the ordinary avocations of life throughout our country, were put to the supreme test at Ypres. Men... [read more] | $40.00

For Those Who Love Music t/w The Bibelot, March 1945.
Munthe, Axel.

Montreal: Privately Printed, 1936. Limited Edition. Royal Octavo. Pictorial Boards. Privately Printed. Fine. 27 pp., frontispiece; royal octavo with sewn binding; in original slip-case.. Printed for Christmas... [read more] | $80.00

Gertrude Stewart’s Manila Cook Book
Stewart, Getrude

Self-published (printed by The Evening News), Manila, Philippines, 1958, First Edition. Pp. [2, Preface], 1-72; [1 + A-Z, line drawing illustrations], 73-105, [1] + [14, Index]. Previous owner name... [read more] | $95.00

The Ceremony of Laying the Foundation Stone By His Royal Highness Prince Arthur of Connaught, K.G. Order of Proceedings.
[Prince Arthur of Connaught].

London, 1914. The booklet produced for the laying of the Foundation Stone of the new British Columbia Building in London. Laid in is a single broadsheet on the letterhead of the Office of the Agent General... [read more] | $85.00

Programme of the Official Commemoration of the Jubilee of Confederation at the Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B.C. Ten o’clock Monday Morning, July 2, 1917
[Canadian Confederation]

Single fold broadsheet outlining the programme for the celebration, including the address by Sir Charles Hibbert Tupper, and listing the members of the Committee. Amongst the latter were His Honour Frank... [read more] | $30.00

B.C.:N Suomalainen. Uusi Lansi - B.V.:N 100-Vuotisjulkaisu - 1967.

Vancouver: 1967. quarto (11"). Stapled Wrappers. Very Good + pp. 35 + [1] (including wraps); illustrated throughout. With an introductory note by K.H.W. Seppala, the Finnish Consul, this magazine... [read more] | $45.00

Of Time and the River: A Legend of Man’s Hunger in His Youth
Wolfe, Thomas

Charles Scribner’s & Sons, New York From the dj blurb: “It is impossible to convey the sweep and richness, both physical and spiritual, of the diversity of scene and background, the multiplicity... [read more] | $25.00

The Moneychangers
Sinclair, Upton

Of Money, Power & Greed First Edition R. W. Dodge & Company, New York, 1908. A First Edition, in bright, illustrated green cloth covers, lacking scarce dustjacket. Sinclair made his name addressing... [read more] | $50.00

Epochs of Italian Literature.
Foligno, Cesare

London; Oxford University Press, 1920. First Edition. 12mo (12.5 x 19 cm.). Cloth. Near Fine 94 pp., including a List of Authors and their works cross-referenced to page numbers in the text, and a separate... [read more] | $25.00

The American Printer September 1941 Volume 113 Number 3
[Dr. Seuss] [Printing].

Philadelphia;Robbins Publishing Co., 1941. Quarto (12"). Very Good. Known to the world as Dr. Seuss, Theodor Seuss Geisel published his first children's book, 'And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry... [read more] | $190.00