Our Books - Twenty Recent Acquisitions

The Pleistocene, or Ice Age, of South-west British Columbia: Part 1 The Glacial Lake Georgia; Part 2 The Great Interglacial; Part 3 Vashon Glaciation.
Draycott, Walter MacKay

Vancouver; The Art, Historical and Scientific Association of Vancouver, 1951. octavo (9" x 6"). Stapled Wrappers. Near Fine. Printed in three volumes of the periodical "Museum and Art Notes",... [read more] | $60.00

The Cod Fisheries. The History of an International Economy.
Innis, Harold Adams.

New Haven: Yale University Press, 1940. First Edition. Royal Octavo (9.5"). Cloth. Near Fine / Very Good +. (xviii) + 520 pp.; map endpapers in colour; previous owner blind stamp on title page and... [read more] | $100.00

Eight Cousins
Alcott, Louisa M.

A lovely, clean edition of this classic tale by the author of Little Women; published by World Publishing Co, Cleveland; colour frontispiece, colour and b&w illustrations; cameo endpapers.... [read more] | $20.00

Pride and Prejudice
Austen, Jane

The Franklin Library edition with 7 Portraits by Chris Duke; bonded red leatherette; all edges gilt; some fading of the gilt in the middle of the front boards, Else Fine.... [read more] | $20.00

Look Towards the Sea
Baines, Frank

Eyre & Spottiswoode, London, 1958. Bottom corner of title page clipped, Else Near Fine in mylar-protected dustjacket featuring evocative art by Julian Trevelyan. Autobiographical account of author’s... [read more] | $15.00

On Chesil Beach
McEwan, Ian

Alfred A. Knopf Canada, Toronto, 2007. First Canadian Edition; small octavo of this short novel – 166 pp. – by the author of Atonement. Fine in dustjacket . ... [read more] | $20.00

The Charcoal Burners
Musgrave, Susan

McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, 1980. A First Edition copy, Fine in like dustjacket, of her first novel following her established reputation as one of Canada’s preeminent poets. “Here... [read more] | $20.00

The British Columbia Fisheries. With a Foreword by H.A. Innis
Carrothers, W[illiam] A[lexander]

Toronto; The University of Toronto Press, 1941. First Edition. Octavo. Cloth. Very Good [xv], 136 p.; 36 Tables; Index. Volume 10 in the U of T Political Economy Series. Innis, who penned the Foreword,... [read more] | $40.00

Doctor Dolittle: A Treasury
Lofting, Hugh

J.B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia & New York, 1967. First Edition Thus, in slip case. A celebration of the delightful imagination and humour of Doctor Dolittle selected from eight volumes, including... [read more] | $30.00

Crucial Maps in the Early Cartography and Place-Nomenclature of the Atlantic Coast of Canada
Ganong, W[illiam]. F[rancis].

Association Copy The University of Toronto Press in Co-operation with The Royal Society of Canada, 1964. A Fine copy in price-clipped, Near Fine dustjacket. Royal octavo (9”); [xvii], [2] &... [read more] | $190.00

Glengarry School Days: A Story of the Early Days in Glengarry
Connor, Ralph [pseud. of C. W. Gordon

Archibald Munro had a steady purpose in life – to play the man, and to allow no pain of his – and pain never left him long – to spoil his work, or to bring a shadow to the life of any... [read more] | $25.00

The Journals of William Fraser Tolmie, physician and fur trader.
Tolmie, William Fraser.

Vancouver; Mitchell Press, 1963. First Edition. Octavo. Half-Leather. Fine. [xv] [1] 413 pp; illust. including single-page map, facsims., ports. This publication was the first time these journals,... [read more] | $50.00

Solution Gamma
Brodsky, Jaroslav

Self-published, Toronto, 1971; translated from Czech by Kaca Polackova. Octavo in stiff card covers, and Signed (not inscribed) by the author in bold hand on dedication page. Illustration (b&w) on... [read more] | $80.00

Cocktails at the Mausoleum
Musgrave, Susan

McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, 1985; 155 p.; trade paperback. Fine. An apparently unopened copy of this “major poetic achievement by any measure.” I want you to be gentle because the... [read more] | $10.00

Reminiscences of an Old Timer. A Recital of the Actual Events, Incidents, Trials, Hardships, Vicissitudes, Adventures, Perils, and Escapes of a Pioneer, Hunter, Miner and Scout of the Pacific Northwest.
Hunter, George, Colonel

Balance of title of this Third Edition reads: Together with His later Experiences in Official and Business Capacities, and a Brief Description of the Resources, Beauties and Advantages of the New Northwest;... [read more] | $120.00

Go Ahead or Go Home: The Trethewey Story.
Sleigh, Daphne

Abbotsford, B.C.; Viccaro, 1994. Fine / Fine. 227 pp., including index; photographs throughout. The history of 5 generations of the Trethewey family in the lower Mainland of British Columbia, and the... [read more] | $35.00

Heretics and Heroes: How Renaissance Artists and Reformation Priests Created Our World.
Cahill, Thomas

Doubleday, New York, 2013. A Fine, First Edition in like dust jacket. 341 pp.; pictorial endpapers; 29 colour plates: b&w illustrations in text; Map of the Religious Divisions of Europe after 1648;... [read more] | $15.00

Obama, Michele

Crown Publishing, New York, 2018; A Fine, First Edition in dustjacket. 426 pp., colour photographs; illustrated endpapers. “An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady... [read more] | $15.00

East Midlands and the Peak
Hoskins, W. G. (Geoffrey Grigson, General Editor)

Collins, London, 1951; small 8vo. Part of this publisher’s “About Britain” series (this being No. 8), with 90 photographs (3 in colour), a word-portrait by Hoskins, a Gazetteer compiled... [read more] | $20.00

The Saladmaker
McFadden, David

12mo, stapled card covers with light sun-fading along the spine and top edge, Else Fine. Cross Country Press, Montreal & New York, 1977; n.p. This collection of poems (in “somewhat revised”... [read more] | $15.00