Our Books - Twenty Recent Acquisitions

Chainsaw Lumbermaking
Malloff, Will

Newtown, Connecticut: The Taunton Press, 1982. First Edition. Octavo. Pictorial Hard Cover. Fine / Very Good +. 213 pp.; 400+ illustrations and photographs. The fundamental handbook on turning timber into... [read more] | $50.00

Rhymes of a Rolling Stone
Service, Robert W.

In a flannel shirt from earth’s clean dirt, Here, pal, is my calloused hand! Oh, I love each day as a rover may, Nor seek to understand. To enjoy is good enough for me; The gipsy of God am I; William... [read more] | $0.00

Poesies Nouvelles: Les Nuits / Lettre a Lamartine.
Musset, Alfred de

Paris: Les Editions Parisiennes, 1906. Octavo (20 cm). Wrappers. Very Good -. With a planned weekly release in this format, the present volume is from this publisher's "Oeuvres completes d'Alfred... [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

Little Ann and Other Poems.
Taylor, Jane and Ann.

London & New York: Frederick Warne & Co., Ltd., Small Octavo. Hard Cover. n.d. (circa 1890). Originally printed in 1883, this early reprint, unlike later editions, is half-bound in olive cloth,... [read more] | $120.00

The Shoulder Strap. Official Journal of the British Columbia Provincial Police No. 19 June 1949.
Merriman, Alec R. (Editor).

Victoria: Admark Ltd., 1949. quarto (12" x 9"). Stapled Pictorial Wraps. Very Good 120 pp., illustrated throughout; table of contents near the end (p. 117) as customary with this publication;... [read more] | $80.00

Helk’eminem Calendar [Halkomelem]

“Before the arrival of non-Indians to the Southeastern Vancouver Island (around 1790), the Cowichan and Saanich Indian People had names that approximated the days, months and seasons of the year.” Victoria... [read more] | $30.00

Property Concepts of the Navaho Indians.
Haile, Berard O.F.M.

The Catholic University of America Press, Washington, 1954. Small octavo in stapled card covers. [viii] + 54 + [2] pp. The volume is No. 17 of this university’s Anthropological Series and in its... [read more] | $30.00

The Conquest of the Maya
Mitchell, J. Leslie

Jarrolds Publishers, London, 1934; First Edition. With a Foreword by Professor G. Elliot Smith (author of, inter alia, The Diffusion of Culture). Pp. 279 [+advts]; map endpapers; fold-out frontispiece... [read more] | $20.00

Seven Pillars of Wisdom: a triumph
Lawrence, T. E.

Lawrence of ArabiaFirst American Trade Edition Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.; MCMXXXV; 672 pp.; frontis portrait; quarto in buckram, lacking uncommon dustjacket. First published in 1926, A. W.... [read more] | $60.00

Paul Kane's Great Nor-West.
Eaton, Diane and Sheila Urbanek.

Vancouver: U.B.C. Press, 1995. Oblong quarto. Cloth. Near Fine / Near Fine. Illustrated throughout, some of Kane's best-known works in full colour, but a wonderful selection of field sketches. The text... [read more] | $30.00

Cabins in the Laurel.
Sheppard, Muriel Earley

Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, Octavo. Cloth. Near Fine / Very Good -. Augmented with 128 photographs by Bayard Wootten, Sheppard records the mountain life as she experienced it in the... [read more] | $20.00

Abbot Railroad Surveys, 1855. In two parts Oregon Historical Quarterly, Vol. XXXIII Numbers 1 & 2.
Sawyer, Robert W.

Salem, Oregon: The Oregon Historical Society, 1932. Octavo. Card Covers. Fine These consecutive issues include two two-part studies of particular note: Robert W. Sawyer's "Abbot Railroad Surveys,... [read more] | $40.00

Bell, Clive

A Lovely First Edition from the Hogarth Press London: Hogarth Press, 1928. First Edition. 16mo. Decorative Cloth. Near Fine pp. 88 + [1]; paper spine label faded, as is usual; top edge red; minimal toning... [read more] | $170.00

The Last Flower: A Parable in Pictures
Thurber, James

New York: Harper & Brothers, Facsimile Edition. Oblong quarto; Pictorial Hard Cover. Fine / Fine. This facsimile reprint edition (circa 1961) looks confusingly like the first edition from 1939 -... [read more] | $30.00

The Political Adventures of John Henry. The Record of An International Imbroglio.
Cruikshank, Brig.-General E. A. Cruikshank.

Inscribed, Association Copy – Judge F. W. Howay Toronto: The MacMillan Company, 1936. First Edition. Octavo. Cloth. Inscribed by author. Near Fine [12] + 206 pp. + nine letters reproduced in facsimile;... [read more] | $80.00

The Military Religious Orders of the Middle Ages: the Hospitallers, the Templars, the Teutonic Knights, and Others. With an Appendix of Other Orders of Knighthood: Legendary, Honorary, and Modern.
Woodhouse, F. C.

Knights Templar and Hospitaller Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, London, and Pott, Young & Co., New York, 1879. pp. [xxiv] + 360 (+ advts.) The “Home Library” edition. The... [read more] | $80.00

My Travels. Visits to Lands Far and Near: European, British, American and Canadian.
Shields, Robert

William Briggs, Toronto, 1913, “Illustrated by Pen and Pencil, Enlarged Edition” – though it must be added that most of the illustrations are photographic. 12mo.; Brown ribbed cloth... [read more] | $50.00

Lives of British Seamen
Atkinson, W. A.

John F. Shaw & Co., London; n.d. (circa 1905). Small octavo in blue cloth with gilt titles and art nouveau motif in blind. 192 pp. with frontispiece and two plates in full colour. A readable introduction... [read more] | $15.00

Sowing Seeds in Danny
McClung, Nellie L.

Signed by one of “The Famous Five” & Elected Alberta Legislature 1921-1926 Thomas Allen, Limited, Toronto. A later reprint of McClung’s first novel, originally published in 1911.... [read more] | $100.00