Our Books - Twenty Recent Acquisitions

Frontier Settlement in Mexican California. The Hijar-Padres Colony, and Its Origins, 1769-1835
Hutchinson, C. Alan

New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1969. First Edition. Octavo. Cloth. Near Fine / Very Good. Pp. [xv[ + 457; bibliography (pp. 423-440) 2 maps in text. A lovely copy in price-clipped dj, now... [read more] | $30.00

Sealskin Trousers and Other Stories.
Linklater, Eric.

Wood Engravings by Joan Hassall. Rupert Hart-Davis, London, 1947. First Edition. Price-clipped, edge-worn dustjacket, and previous owner gift card taped to front free endpaper. 127 pp. Five Stories... [read more] | $25.00

Theological Lexicon of the New Testament (3 Volumes, Complete)
Spicq, Ceslas (Translated by James D. Ernest)

Hendrickson Publishers, Peabody Massachusetts, 1994. All Fine, unmarked copies in uniformly light-faded dust jackets, Else Fine. A translation of Notes de lexicographie néo-testamentaire. Royal... [read more] | $150.00

Fleury Mesplet, The First Printer of Montreal.
McLachlan, R. W.

Royal Society of Canada, 1906. Octavo. Fine. Taken from the Transactions of the Royal Society of Canada for 1906, pp. [197] -309; bound in royal blue wraps by H. Hart, Ottawa. Bibliographic references... [read more] | $25.00

A Bibliography of Stephen Leacock.
Spadoni, Carl.

Toronto: ECW Press, 1998. Quarto (10"). Cloth. By the well-respected Canadian bibliographer, and author of, amongst other works, "The Bibliography of McClelland & Stewart" (1994), this... [read more] | $55.00

Fireside Mining: A Compendium of Mining Stories.
Shier, Morley

B.C.: Self Published, 8vo. Signed by Author. Very Good +. Anecdotal history of the author's experiences in the Canadian mining industry, especially as a powder man in British Columbia. Shier has affixed... [read more] | $25.00

Scurvy. How a Surgeon, a Mariner, and a Gentleman Solved the Greatest Medical Mystery of the Age of Sail.
Bown, Stephen R.

Thomas Allen, Toronto, 2003. A Fine copy in like dustjacket. 254 pp. Map endpapers, Timeline, a suggested Reading List, Bibliography and Index. The surgeon was James Lind; the mariner James Cook;... [read more] | $20.00

A Voice in Her Tribe: A Navajo Woman’s Own Story
Stewart, Irene

Ballena Press Anthropological Papers No. 17, with a Foreword by Mary Shepardson (and a gift inscription from her on the first blank) and edited by Doris Ostrander Dawdy. Socorro, New Mexico, 1980. Pp.... [read more] | $20.00

The Fur Trade in Colonial New York 1685-1776
Norton, Thomas Elliot

The University of Wisconsin Press, Madison, 1974. First Edition. Previous owner notes on ffep, Else and unmarked, Fine copy in dustjacket. Pp. [x] + 243 + [1, Colophon], Bibliographical Note (i.e. an... [read more] | $20.00

A Catalogue for the Easter Term containing divers matters relating to the History of the Book. Its Printers, Technique, Art, Collectors, Compilers, Repositories and Forgers and its Unusual Delights.
Rostenberg, Leona

New York: Leona Rostenberg Rare Books, 1946. Octavo. Stapled Card Covers. Near Fine. Listed as the Associate, Madeleine Stern, the "junior partner", was most reluctant to choose this theme for... [read more] | $75.00

Maria Chapdelaine: Récit du Canada Français
Hémon, Louis

Paris: Bernard Grasset, 1924. 12mo. Cloth. Very Good. 255pp., bound in red cloth, with an original photograph of "L'Eglise de Peribonka" on the front paste-down. Pages age-toned, with shallow... [read more] | $35.00

Holy Madness. Romantics, Patriots, and Revolutionaries, 1776-1871
Zamoyski, Adam

Viking, New York, 2000. First American edition. [xii] + 498 pp.; extensive Notes (pp. 452-282), Index and 50 illustrations. An unmarked copy: Fine/Fine. From the dj: “Hailed as ‘a dashing... [read more] | $15.00

Days: A Tangier Diary
Bowles, Paul

Harper Perennial, New York, 2006. Trade paperback, 106 pp. Illustrated. Remainder mark on bottom edge. From the publisher: “Between 1987 and 1989, Paul Bowles . . . kept a journal to record the... [read more] | $8.00

Vistas de las Faenas Y Puertos Salitreros.
[Chile] [Photography]

Iquique, Chile: Asociancion Salitrera de Propaganda, Oblong quarto. Pictorial Cloth. Near Fine n.d. (but dated in fine pen on Index page 1924); printed by Schmitz & Bukofzer, Berlin. "Obsequio... [read more] | $400.00

Far Distant Ships. An Official Account of Canadian Naval Operations in World War II
Schull, Joseph

Stoddart Publishing, Toronto, 1987. A Fine, unmarked copy of their reprint of the 1950 edition from the King’s Printer, in VG, price-clipped dj with wrap-around art by David Craig. Pp. [xix] [1]... [read more] | $20.00

Ardennes 1944: Hitler’s Last Gamble
Beevor, Antony

Viking (Penguin Random House), New York, 2015; First Edition. Pp. [xxi] [2] + 451; 48 illustrations; 19 maps, including end papers; Glosssary; Table of Military Ranks; Order of Battle; Notes; Bibliography... [read more] | $20.00

West with the Night. The Illustrated Edition
Markham, Beryl

North Point Press, San Francisco, 1987. Gold Seal with initials of p. o. in blind on ffep, Else Fine in like dustjacket. This edition, itself long out of print in cloth, was published by arrangement... [read more] | $20.00

Da Vinci’s Ghost: Genius, Obsession, and how Leonardo Created the World in His Own Image.
Lester, Toby

Free Press, New York, etc., 2012. First Edition; Fine in Fine dustjacket. “This is the story of the world’s most famous drawing: Leonardo da Vinci’s man in a circle and a square. Art... [read more] | $15.00

The Swerve: How the World Became Modern
Greenblatt, Stephen

W. W. Norton & Company, New York & London, 2011. 356p, index, bibliography, notes & Illustrations. A Fine, unblemished copy in dustjacket. Winner of the National Book Award. “A riveting... [read more] | $15.00

Exploits of Don Quixote
[Ardizzone] [Cervantes] Reeves, James

Blackie & Sons; London & Glasgow, (1959). 219 pp.; b&w illustrations by Edward Ardizzone as chapter headings, tail pieces and vignettes within the text; and 11 illustrations together with... [read more] | $40.00