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
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
Royal Society of Canada, 1906. Octavo. Fine. Taken from the Transactions of the Royal Society of Canada for 1906, pp.  -309; bound in royal blue wraps by H. Hart, Ottawa. Bibliographic references... [read more] | $25.00
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
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 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.
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
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
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
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
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] ... [read more] | $20.00
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.
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
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
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