Our Books - Twenty Recent Acquisitions

Mark Tobey : Art and Belief.
[Tobey, Mark] Dahl, Arthur L. et al

Oxford; George Ronald, 1984. Oblong Royal Octavo. Cloth; Fine in like dustwrapper. [vii], [1], 119 pp.; colour frontis and 15 other colour plates; 62 b&w plates; Notes and Index. The dj is not price-clipped... [read more] | $60.00

The Fraser Valley: A History
Cherrington, John A.

Madeira Park: Harbour Publishing, 1992. quarto. Cloth. A blank thin label has been affixed verso the front free endpaper, we expect to cover a p.o.n., Else Fine in Fine dustwrapper. 391 pp.; photographs... [read more] | $25.00

Building the West: Early Architects of British Columbia.
Luxton, Donald [Editor].

Vancouver: Talon Books, 2003. First Edition. quarto. Cloth. Fine / Fine. 560 pp.; extensive bibliography; Index of Architects; Index of Buildings; General Index; profusely illustrated. "The Mistress... [read more] | $80.00

The Arts and Crafts Movement in the Pacific Northwest
Kreisman, Lawrence and Glenn Mason

Timber Press; Portland, Oregon; 2007. A lovely quarto volume in cloth: Fine in publisher’s original dustwrapper. 398 pp.; Notes; extensive Bibliography; Index; profusely illustrated in colour... [read more] | $30.00

The Eternal Army. The Terracotta Soldiers of the First Emperor.
Ciarla, Roberto (Editor)

Timber Press; Portland, Oregon; 2007. A lovely quarto volume in cloth: Fine in publisher’s original dustwrapper. 398 pp.; Notes; extensive Bibliography; Index; profusely illustrated in colour... [read more] | $50.00

Cistercian Abbeys. History and Architecture.
Leroux-Dhuys, Jean-Francois

Konemann, Germany, 1998; First Edition thus, with translation by Elizabeth Clegg, et al. Fine/Fine; 399 pp.; photographic endpapers; lavishly illustrated; Notes and Index. A well-researched blend of... [read more] | $40.00

Light on the Water: Early Photography of Coastal British Columbia
McLaren, Keith

Douglas & McIntyre, Vancouver; and University of Washington Press, Seattle; 1998; First edition; Quarto, Fine in Fine dustwrapper; 160 p. Bibliography and Index. Photographs on most pages. “As... [read more] | $30.00

British Columbia: A New Historical Atlas
Hayes, Derek

Douglas & McIntyre; Vancouver, Toronto and Berkeley; 2012, First Edition. Cloth; Folio in dustwrapper. A lovely copy of the updated Historical Atlas of British Columbia that was published in 1999.... [read more] | $40.00

Femme Fatale: Famous Beauties Then and Now
Normant, Serge

Viking Studio, New York, 2001. Folio (13”), Fine in like dustwrapper. Pp. 163 + [4]. Text by Bridget Foley; Photography by Michael Thompson; Foreword by Elizabeth Hurley. Amongst those photographed:... [read more] | $25.00

The Pacific Empresses. An Illustrated History of Canadian Pacific Railway’s Empress Liners on the Pacific Ocean.
Turner, Robert

Sono Nis Press, Victoria, 1981 (second printing, 1983). Quarto, Fine in VG- dj, now protected in a mylar sleeve. 290 pp., map endpapers, illustrated throughout; extensive bibliography, notes, and appendices. Written... [read more] | $35.00

Indian Suite t/w Coast Indian Suite
Shadbolt, Jack

Vancouver 1976. A desirable collection of three ephemera relating to the work of the British Columbia artist. The first relates to the exhibition of his charcoal drawing,” Indian Suite”.... [read more] | $80.00

Klamath Echoes, Numbers 1, 2 and 3.
[Oregon]

Klamath County Historical Society, Klamath Falls, Oregon; 1964, 1965 and 1966. The first two editions are noted as Volume I, Number 1 and 2, suggesting a hope that there would be multiple issues a year.... [read more] | $40.00

Assisi: Impressions of Half a Century. With Illustrations in Colour from Original Paintings and Sketches by the Author.
Richmond, Sir William B.

Macmillan and Co., Limited; and The Fine Art Society, Limited; London, 1919. Quarto (11.5”), quarter bound in tan cloth with grey paper over boards; red silk ties lacking; fold-out frontispiece... [read more] | $90.00

Vital Candle: Victorian and Modern Bearings in Gerard Manley Hopkins.
[Gerard Manley Hopkins] John S. North and Michael D. Moore, [Eds.]

Waterloo, Ontario: University of Waterloo Press, 1984. 8vo [216mm x 136mm]. Cloth. Fine. [vii] [3] 4-155 pp. A collection of presentations from the Proceedings of the International Conference held in... [read more] | $45.00

The Native Races. Vol. II. Civilized Nations. (Volume II of The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft)
Bancroft, Hubert Howe

A. L. Bancroft & Company, Publishers, San Francisco; 1883. Royal octavo, full calf, marbled edges with bevelled fore edge. Pp. [x], (fold-out map) + 805 pp.; 1 fold-out chart of 20 columns showing... [read more] | $80.00

The Frank T. Siebert Library of the North American Indian and the American Frontier
[Native Studies] [Sotheby’s]

The auction of this collection was held at Sotheby’s, New York, in 1999, and this two-volume catalogue represents a fundamental resource for the student, collector or dealer. Beautifully bound in... [read more] | $100.00

The Pope's Bookbinder: A Memoir
Mason, David

Windsor, Ontario: Biblioasis, 2013. First Edition. Octavo. Paper Over Boards. A Fine copy, in like dustjacket, of this well-written collection of the memories of one of Canada's preeminent antiquarian... [read more] | $30.00

Historia de la Conquista de Mejico, Poblacion y Progresos de la America Septentrional, Conoçida por el Nombre de Nueva Espana.
Solis y Ribadeneyra, Antonio de

Baudry, La Liberia Europea, Paris, 1844. pp. [viii] + 492; 2 engraved ports.; 3/4 marbled paper. Following its original publication in 1684, this history of Mexico became a fundamental source... [read more] | $90.00

The Days of a Man. Being Memories of a Naturalist, Teacher and Minor Prophet of Democracy.
Jordan, David Starr

World Book Company, Yonkers-on-Hudson, New York; 1922. Two volumes, lacking scarce dust jackets; Royal octavo in black cloth with gilt spine titles and facsimile signature on front boards. Pp [xxviii]... [read more] | $80.00