Our Books - Twenty Recent Acquisitions
Ward, Lock & Co., London & New York, . [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
J. Whiting, London, 1812. Pp. , 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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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