Karol Krysik Books – Booth 2
Karol Krysik Books was established in 2010. We are based in Toronto, Canada. We are a general antiquarian bookshop with a focus on folklore, legends, fairy tales, publishers’ bindings, illustrated books, detective/crime fiction, literature, history and art.
We occasionally issue lists and catalogues and participate in bookfairs in Canada and abroad.
We buy individual books and collections, as well as ephemera, posters, photographs, archives and other interesting and unusual or rare items.
Karol Krysik Books is a proud member of the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of Canada (ABAC), the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB), the Independent Online Booksellers Association (IOBA) and The Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association (PBFA) and we adhere to these organizations’ strict codes of ethics.
31. Buntin Reid Paper Co. Limited “The Paper House” Advertising Broadsides
Item Description: Buntin Reid
Buntin Reid Paper Co. Limited “The Paper House” Advertising Broadsides
Toronto: Buntin Reid Paper Co. Limited, 1936. Soft cover. Very Good. Item #42623
Collection of Advertising broadsides produced for clients of Buntin Reid Paper Co. “The Paper House,” Toronto. 28 broadside sheets, printed on various nice papers, with lovely printing in full colour, each with a quote or poem featuring various contributors. Including a Coronation pamphlet for Queen Elizabeth. Broadsides for years 1936-64, needing 1945, 1952 and 1963, with one undated. A couple with bent corners, one with a small hole in the middle, but all in very good condition otherwise and very attractive examples of fine printing of the largest independent fine paper merchant in Canada.
32. North’s Plutarch: The Lives of the Noble Grecians & Romans
Item Price: $525
Item Description: Plutarke [Plutarch]. Translated by James Amyot, and Thomas North.
North’s Plutarch: The Lives of the Noble Grecians & Romans compared together by that Grave Learned Philosopher and Historiographer Plutarke of Chaeronea [in 5 volumes].
London: The Nonesuch Press, 1929. T.L. Poulton. Hardcover. Very Good. Item #42528
The Nonesuch Press, 1929-1930, 1929. Limited Edition. 4to. 5 volumes. No. 1,165 of an edition limited to 1,550 copies. Full-page illustrations throughout, lithographed at the Curwen Press. Vol. 1: pp. xxix, 431; 442; 454; 482; 410. Cased by A.W. Bain in full brown buckram over beveled boards, printed paper spine labels, spare labels tipped-on to rear endpapers, top edge gilt on the rough, others untrimmed, bookplate of Canadian literary giant, Robertson Davies to front pastedowns of each volume. Spines gently dust soiled, a little bubbling to vol. 2, else a very good, clean, square set. Dreyfus: History of the Nonesuch Press, #63.
33. The Beggar’s Opera. to which is Prefixed the Musick to each Song.
Item Description: Gay, John. Preface by Claud Lovat Fraser, An Appreciation by John Drinkwater.
The Beggar’s Opera. to which is Prefixed the Musick to each Song.
London: William Hienemann, 1921. Hardcover. Very Good. Item #42558
Tall 8vo. Full Leather. Pp. xviii, 93. 8 full-colour illustrations with tissue-guards, one of each character, by the Scenery and Costume designer at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, Claud Lovat Fraser. The preface is dated February 1921. He died four months later at the age of 31, hence the Appreciation by Drinkwater. Bayntun Riviere binding in full, gilt-framed red Morocco, 5 raised bands, gilt-rules spine compartments, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. Small, light scuff to upper cover, negligible fading to spine. Armorial bookplate of Canadian literary giant, Robertson Davies on front free endpaper, else near fine copy. Includes loosely inserted: “Programme. The Beggar’s Opera by Mr. Gay. Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith. Lessee: Nigel Playfair”, dated 4/2/21 on final leaf. 8-pages including covers, stapled binding. Patterned paper covers with paper cover label, ‘Six Pence’ circular stamp label affixed to front cover fore-edge and looks like it may have once wrapped around fore-edge to back cover. Very good. Rare.
34. The Grip Magazine. (1884-1887) In Two Volumes
Item Price: $2000
Item Description: Bengough, J. W. [ed.]
The Grip Magazine. (1884-1887) In Two Volumes
Toronto: The Grip Printing and Publishing Company, 1884. Hardcover. Good. Item #42566
4 years of The Grip Magazine bound in 2 volumes. Volume 1 contains years 1884-86 and is the most damaged.  Volume XXI, no. 1, 2, 12, 16. No. 1: first page detached, several repairs to 2-4 sheet, 3rd sheet has a piece of cartoon excised, pgs. 12, 13, 17 with rip to the edges. No. 2: Light water staining, small tear bottom of pags, 5-8. No. 12: Small water stain for 8 pages, small rips and repairs. No. 16: Piece removed from one page, small tears and paper repairs.  Vol. XXIV, Nos. 15, 17-23, 25-26 (includes litho of Mr. Bell). Vol. XXV, Nos. 1-11, 16.  Vol. XXV, Nos. 27. Vol. XXVI, Nos.1-26. Vol. XXVII, 1, 3-19, 23-25. 1884-86 bound in brown cloth, gilt spine lettering, exterior worn, cloth at front joint split but the binding is tight and solid. 1887 bound in blue cloth with gilt lettered front board and spine, worn at extremities, front joint cloth split, inside hinges split but also holding well.
35. Views of Toronto
36. Toronto, Canada. The Queen City
Item Price: $145
Item Description: Toronto, Canada. The Queen City
Toronto: Galbraith Photo Co., 1906. Soft cover. Very Good. Item #42587
No date, c. 1906. Oblong 12mo. Brown pictorial wraps. Former owner’s name on the title page, otherwise clean interior. Viewbook contains 46 pages of illustrations. Nice copy.
37. Souvenir of Toronto, Ont.
Item Price: $100
Item Description: Souvenir of Toronto, Ont.
Toronto: 1910. Soft cover. Very Good. Item #42588
Oblong 12mo. Pictorial card wraps, gilt and red lettering, red string, faint dampstains and spatter, creases across the covers and at the bottom corner. Viewbook contains 10 colour pictures surrounded by gorgeous art nouveau borders.
38. Coronation Souvenir: Canadian Pavilion, Crystal Palace
Item Price: $90
Item Description: Coronation Souvenir: Canadian Pavilion, Crystal Palace
London: John H. Avery & Co., 1911. Soft cover. Very Good. Item #42594
Gray wraps, gilt, tears to edges, pencil, bumped and worn corners. Gray string. Oblong 8vo. 19 plates, two folding, 6 in colour. Two pages with chipped upper corner, otherwise clean.
39. Through the Canadian Rockies
Item Description: Through the Canadian Rockies: A Series of Views Illustrating the Chief Points of Interest and the Glorious Mountain Scenery Seen in a Journey Through the Rocky and Selkirk Mountains
Canadian Pacific Railway News Service, 1920. Softcover. Very Good. Item #42595
No date, c. 1920. Oblong 4to. Green pictorial wraps, torn heel, dented around the edges and slightly soiled, more on the rear with two small tears on the rear bottom. Dark green binding string. Bottom corner bent, but otherwise a clean interior. Contains 24 plates of sepia photographs. Take a trip through the rockies and through time with this viewbook.
40. The Flowering Plants and Ferns of Great Britain [WITH] The Ferns of Great Britain, and Their Allies, the Club-mosses, Pepperworts, and Horsetails [WITH] The British Grasses and Sedges
Item Price: $650
Item Description: Pratt, Anne
The Flowering Plants and Ferns of Great Britain [WITH] The Ferns of Great Britain, and Their Allies, the Club-mosses, Pepperworts, and Horsetails [WITH] The British Grasses and Sedges
London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1865. Hardcover. 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall. Good. Item #42596
Set of 7 volumes. Green cloth, gilt, sunned edges and spines, lightly bumped corners, head and heel. Vol. 6 top of spine holding but loosely. All edges gilt. (c1865). Former owner’s name on front free endpaper. Interior shows occasional minor wear. 4 pages of advertisements at the books’ rear. Contains over 300 colour plates of plants, all present with protective tissues. Pratt was an expert in botany in the Victorian era, when flowering plants and ferns were used for decoration as well as being used by pharmacies.
41. Natalis Comitis Mythologiae Sive Explicationum Fabularum Libri Decem.
Item Price: $2350
Item Description: Conti, Natale
Natalis Comitis Mythologiae Sive Explicationum Fabularum Libri Decem. In Quibus Omnia Prope Naturalis et Moralis Philosophiae Dogmata in Veterum Fabulis Contenta Fuisse Perspicue Demonstratur. Opus Cuiusuis Facultatis Studiosis Perutile Ac Propre Necessarium. Accessit G. Linocerii Musarum Mytholgia, & anonymi observationum in tota de diis gentium narrationem libellus. Adiectae sunt insuper novissimae huic, post Germanica & Gallicam, editioni elegantissimae Deorum imagines, & eruditissimae mythologie M. Antonio Tritonii Utinensis. Omnia summo studio, & exquisito labore emendata.
Padua: Petrumpaulum Tozzium [Pierpaolo Tozzi]: Patavii, apud Petrumpaulum Tozzium, 1616. Hardcover. Very Good. Item #42604
4to. [xliv], 614pp, [ii], 60p. Early patterned boards, later calf spine. Large woodcut arms on title page, folding woodcut plate of the heavens before p. 1, and two full-page and over 100 half-page woodcut illustrations in the text. Title-page a bit spotted and water stained. Some wear to boards at edges, rear joint split but the board firmly attached and the binding solid, bumping to corners. First illustrated edition of the most influential mythography of the late Renaissance–and indeed the whole Baroque period. This text was used as a source by Ronsard and others of the Pleiade in France, as well as by George Chapman and Francis Bacon in England; but on artists its influence was equally profound, especially once it appeared in illustrated editions. Art theorists, too, took the work as a fruitful source: Lomazzo in particular lifted great portions for his section on iconography. The early editions (it first appeared in 1561) were not illustrated, but here for the first time the reader would be able to see a graphic image of what had previously only been described in text. The previous year the celebrated antiquarian Lorenzo Pignoria (1571-1631) had collaborated with the Paduan printer Pierpaolo Tozzi to produce a scholarly and much augmented edition of Cartari’s Imagini. Some of the woodcuts used for that work appear again here in an equally well-prepared edition which incorporates other relevant text. For a full discussion of the work and its great influence, see Jean Seznec’s “Survival of the Pagan Gods” (1953).
42. La Morte Di Ruggiero
Item Price: $3250
Item Description: Pescatore, Giovanni Battista
La Morte Di Ruggiero Continuata Alla Materia De l’Ariostocon Ogni Riuscimento Ditutte L’imprese Generose Da Lui Proposte, & Non Fornite. Aggiontoui Moltibellisimi Successi, Che a L’alto Apparechio Di Quel Diuno Poeta Seguirdebbono, Con le allegorie ad ogni canto, che possono leuare l’intelletto acomprendere gli effetti della virtu, e del vitio.
Venice: Luca al Segno De La Cognitione, 1551. Hardcover. Good. Item #42605
Small 4to, , 209 leaves set in double columns and printed rcto verso. - Registro,  blank. Speckled binding with title on gilt label on spine, with library labels to foot of spine and front board, from the Schonborn Buchheim family library. The armorial bookplate of Monsieur le Conte de Schonborn Buchheim to front pastedown endpaper. Elegant engraved head and tail pieces with historiated initials. Some light staining throughout, some dark stains to leaves 100-103. and foot of p. 129, partially affecting text. A tiny tear to margin of p. 78, but text unaffected. Light rubbing to edges, spine ends. Else in very good condition. A continuation of the epic poem, Orlando Furioso, originally completed by Italian poet Ludovico Ariosto in 1532 about the Italian romantic hero, Ruggiero, which was an inspiration for later writers such as Edmund Spencer and fabulist Jean De La Fontaine.
43. Sammelband of 6 Early Canadian Almanacs
Item Description: Scobie
Sammelband of 6 Early Canadian Almanacs
Scobie, Patrick Swift, 1834. Leather. Good. Item #42606
(1) A New Almanack for the Canadian True Blues.1834. Patrick Swift. York Colonial Advocate Press, printed and published by Peter Baxter. Sevenpence-half-penny] [Fine paper. 24pp. Trimmed at bottom edges. (2) Scobie & Balfour’s Canadian Almanac…for the Year 1848, Being Leap Year. Toronto. Scobie & Balfour, 1847. Folding Map, repaired. (3) Scobie for 1849. Bottom inner corners of 17-33 clipped out about 4 x 2 cms. (4) Scobie for 1950. Folding map very neat. 80pp. Clean, great ads. (5) Scobie for 1851. 84pp. Title-page spotted and with one ink stain and pencil note, folding map very neat. Edges touching on lightly trimmed but text complete. Last page Marked and scratched at upper edge. 2 pages of handwritten notes tipped-in before the map. (6) Scobie for 1852. Leap Year. Hugh Scobie. 96pp. Folding map very neat, one short tear. Some edges trimmed, 2 particularly touching on some words, but clean throughout. 8vo. Bound in half calf over marbled boards and gilt lettered spine with years 1834. 1848-52. Clean and tight volume, first map mis-folded and not so tidy, with two repairs, but otherwise a very good volume, and nice collection of early Canadian Almanacs, with several folded maps.
44. Toronto Directory for 1882
Item Description: Might & Co.
Toronto Directory for 1882. Containing an alphabetical directory of citizens and a street directory, also a classified business directory, and a misc. directory, to which are added directories of Ben Lamond, Brockton, Don & Danforth Road, Doncaster, Leslieville, Norway, Parkdale, Riverside, Seaton Village and Yorkville. Corrected to January 1st, 1882.
Toronto: Might & Co. Publishers. 1882. Hardcover. Good. Item #42607
. 567 pp. Thick 8vo. Original cloth backed printed paper covered boards, 8 additional ads inserted, spine a bit chipped at the head and head, edge-wear to the printed paper boards and a 1 x 2 inch abrasion to the top right corner of the front board affecting a few words, otherwise a clean and tight copy.
45. The Toronto Almanac and Royal Calendar of Upper Canada. For the Year 1839
Item Price: $750
Item Description: The Toronto Almanac and Royal Calendar of Upper Canada. For the Year 1839.
Toronto: The Palladium Office, 1839. Hardcover. Good. Item #42608
Fifth edition. 12mo. 224pp. Half black leather over marbled boards, gilt spine lettering and gilt library stamp of The Parliamentary Library of Canada to spine foot, ex-library, with markings on t. p., light foxing throughout, newer endpapers, lacking the front endpaper, hinges split, binding still tight and square.
46. Tales of North Toronto (Volumes 1 & 2)
Item Price: $75
Item Description: Jackes, Lyman B.
Tales of North Toronto (Volumes 1 & 2)
Toronto: North Toronto Business Men’s Association, 1948. Softcover. Very Good. Item #42609
2 volumes. 32pp, plus ads to inside covers and rear, light edge-wear, some light spotting to rear cover, paper yellowed. Volume 2: 64pp. Slightly sunned around the edges, paper yellowed. Good clean set.
47. Robertson’s Landmarks of Toronto. A Collection of Historical Sketches of the Old Town of York [From 1792 to 1914] – [in 6 Vols.]
Item Price: $2500
Item Description: Robertson, John Ross
Robertson’s Landmarks of Toronto. A Collection of Historical Sketches of the Old Town of York [From 1792 to 1914] – [in 6 Vols.]
Toronto: J. Ross Robertson. Published from The Toronto “Evening Telegram”, [1894 – 1914], 1894. Cloth. Large Octavo. Very Good. Item #42610
Six Volumes. First three volumes numbered: Vol. 1. Last 5 volumes numbered: Second through Sixth Series. First and last volume in blind-stamped burgundy cloth with gilt lettering to cover and spine. Volumes 2-5 are in the blind-stamped dark blue cloth with gilt cover and spine lettering. All volumes slightly rubbed at extremities, paper browning as usual. Spine ends with light wear. Vol. 1: Front hinge split, a few corners bent, horizontal tear in plate facing p. 280, plate opposite p. 492 misfolded and a little darkened at the edges. Vol. 2: Front hinge weak between second blank and frontis, rear hinge split, map facing. 812, very light water spot to margin of p. 1062. Vol. 3: A few small marks throughout, clean. Vol. 4: Gift inscription to front endpaper, clean. Vol. 5: Hinges split, binding a little shaken, pencil name to front endpaper, else clean, the maps and plan in excellent condition. Vol. 6: Light spotting to rear endpaper. A very good complete set, clean throughout, and the bindings good overall. Profusely illustrated and with many plates, maps, plans, and fold-outs. [WITH] Subscription slip/receipt for Robertson’s “Landmarks of Toronto,” signed ‘Paid’ and dated 17/5/94 by J. Ross Robertson. [WITH] Memorial poster of John Ross Robertson issued by the Hospital for Sick Children, for which he served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees, 1891-1918. Robertson left almost his entire estate to the hospital.
48. Mitchell’s Toronto Directory for 1864-5;
Item Description: Mitchell’s Toronto Directory for 1864-5; Containing and alphabetical directory of the citizens , a street directory. .
Toronto: W.C. Chewett & Co. , King Street East. 1864. Hardcover. Good. Item #42611
8vo. Original printed paper boards heavily worn and rubbed, recent re-back in black leather with gilt spine lettering. Pencil name to endpapers, ink name to title, a few small tears to some page edges, a couple gatherings loose, a few pages with light staining, one circular quarter sized stain to lower gutter of 176-180, but contents clean generally and bright.
49. Ford Service Handbook: Ford, Mercury, Lincoln Zephyr V-12
Item Price: $100
Item Description: Ford Motor Company of Canada Ltd.
Ford Service Handbook: Ford, Mercury, Lincoln Zephyr V-12
Windsor: Ford Motor Company of Canada Limited, 1940. First Edition. Softcover. 12mo. Very Good. Item #42612
201 pp., illus. Service manual. Bound in card covers with maroon cloth spine. Finger soiling (grease) on fore-edge, dust soiling to first page, some staining to covers and spine is loosened and torn at head and foot of spine. A somewhat worn but very nice copy. Scarce copy of this Canadian service manual.
50. A Golden Anniversary 1875 1925 [with] For 55 Years. (2 Items)
Item Description: The Bennett & Wright Co., Limited
A Golden Anniversary 1875 1925 [with] For 55 Years. (2 Items)
Toronto: The Bennett & Wright Co., Limited, 1925. First Edition. Softcover. 12mo. Very Good. Item #42613
16 pp., illus. Bound in blue card covers with gilt lettering and insignia on cover. From the business library of the printer Gilchrist-Wright Limited which was founded in Toronto in 1919 with their discreet bookplate on the verso of the front cover. Interior of book is slightly age toned and the last page has been thoroughly edited with a pencil. The covers are fine if slightly worn at the corners. Brief history of The Bennett & Wright Company of Toronto which specialized in heating, plumbing, electrical and automatic sprinkler systems. [Second Item] For 55 Years. No date (1930). 16mo. Unpaginated (6 pp.), illus. Single cream coloured sheet folded three times to form small pamphlet, printed in black and red ink. From the business library of the printer Gilchrist-Wright Limited which was founded in Toronto in 1919, with their blind stamp and index number on the front cover. Some finger soiling and light scuffing. Brief business history of The Bennett & Wright Company of Toronto which was a heating, plumbing, electric wiring and automatic sprinklers company. Includes list of employees.
51. Sackcloth and Splashes. Fragments from The Goblin [WITH] The Goblin. A Brief History of Canda’s Humour Magazine of the 1920’s.
Item Description: Crombie, Keith; McDougall, J. E.
Sackcloth and Splashes. Fragments from The Goblin [WITH] The Goblin. A Brief History of Canda’s Humour Magazine of the 1920’s.
Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1923. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Item #42615
8vo. No dust jacket, black lettered and decorated orange cloth, bookplate, front endpaper with inscription and red ink mark, clean throughout, illustrated in b/w, with light wear to the board edges, spine a little darkened, and some white paint to the rear cover. Includes The Goblin A Brief History of Canada’s Humour Magazine of the 1920’s, by John N. Mappin. Edition of 185 copies, this signed and numbered 58, additionally inscribed by the author.
52. The White Comrade and Other Poems
Item Price: $50
Item Description: Hale, Katherine
The White Comrade and Other Poems
Toronto: McClelland, Goodchild & Stewart, 1916. First Edition. Softcover. Fair. Item #42616
8vo. 23 pp. Cover design by Dorothy Stevens. Contains a long poem The White Comrade” about the battle of Ypres. Katherine Hale was the pseudonym of Amelia Beers Warnock. Bound in sewn blue paper covers with a silver embossed decoration on the front cover. Damp staining to top of pages but not affecting text, covers are chipped and worn at edges and generally scuffed and worn but still instact. Lower right corners are folded. A fragile item. Scarce. (Watters, p. 205).
53. The Treaties of Canada with The Indians of Manitoba and The North-West Territories
Item Price: $225
Item Description: Morris, Alexander
The Treaties of Canada with The Indians of Manitoba and The North-West Territories, including the negotiations on which they were based, and other information relating thereto.
Toronto: Belfords, Clarke & Co., Publishers, 1880. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Item #42617
8vo. 375, ,  ads,  blank. Original brown cloth, gilt lettering to front board and spine, edges and hinges rubbed, corners bumped and rubbed, spine ends sunned and bumped, with a small nick in the middle of the spine, boards a little rubbed, slightly cocked, clean throughout with some light foxing near the beginning, binding tight. [Cover title] The Treaties of Canada with the Indians of Manitoba The North-West Territories. And Kee-Wa-Tin.
54. Correspondence Relative to the Affairs of Canada. (2 Volumes)
Item Description: Correspondence Relative to the Affairs of Canada. (2 Volumes)
London: William Clowes and Sons, Stamford-Street, 1840. Wraps. Near Fine. Item #42618
2 volumes in the original printed blue wraps. Folio. P.l. v, 207; 227. Part 1: Lower Canada. Part 2: Upper Canada. Many pages uncut. Nice two volumes, in about fine condition.
55. Vinland the Good. Nevil Shute
Item Price: $400
Item Description: Shute, Nevil
Vinland the Good
London: William Heinemann, 1946. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good / Good. Item #42619
8vo. Dark blue boards with silver lettering to the spine. Two corners lightly bumped and a few small stains to the top edge of the text block. Dust jacket with a faint stain to the front cover and two light stains to the rear.
56. The Mackenzie Homestead, 82 Bond Street, Toronto.
Item Price: $30
Item Description: The Mackenzie Homestead, 82 Bond Street, Toronto.
Toronto: T. H. Best Printing Company, Ltd., 1947. wrappers. Very Good. Item #42620
Booklet. [190 x 130mm]. Not paginated, 20pp. Black and white illustrations.
57. Revolutionary Radicalism
Item Price: $150
Item Description: Lusk, C. R.; Joint Legislative Committee Investigating Seditious Activities
Revolutionary Radicalism. Its History, Purpose and Tactics with an Exposition and Discussion of the Steps Being Taken and Required to Curb it. Report of the Joint Legislative Committee Investigating Seditious Activities, Filed April 24, 1920, …[4 Vols.]
Albany: J.B. Lyon Company, 1920. Hardcover. Good. Item #42621
4 volumes. Pp. xxxii, 1140; vii, 1141-2008, 245 (General Index, part I); xxi, 2009-3140; xvi, 3141-4450 (includes General Index, part II). 1 folding map of New York with Counties showing persons unable to read or write, nor speak English from the 1920 Census. Illustrated with photo reproductions and facsimiles. Original navy-blue cloth, gilt spine lettering. Interiors clean and bright, covers rubbed and scuffed, tips bumped and rubbed, rear cover fore-edge of vol. 3 abraided, spine ends started, very slightly shaken. Overall, good plus.
58. Wayagamack. A Romance of Canada
Item Description: Sherriff, W. H.
Wayagamack. A Romance of Canada
Three Rivers: Privately Published, 1924. Softcover. Very Good. Item #42622
8vo. 30pp. . Cream coloured paper covers, lettered in green and gold, unevenly sunned at the edges and spine, light bumping to edges and corner, illustrated endpapers, tipped-in illustrations. Promotional booklet for Wayagamack Pulp and Paper Co., Ltd. Three Rivers, Canada. From the Reference library of Toronto printers Gilchrist Wright, bookplate to front pastedown and stamp to the paper dust jacket.
59. A Narrative of Occurrences in the Indian Countries of North America .
Item Price: $3000
Item Description: WILCOCKE, SAMUEL HULL; or MCGILLIVRAY, SIMON; or ELLICE, EDWARD, the Elder / [HALKETT, JOHN]
A Narrative of Occurrences in the Indian Countries of North America … Earl of Selkirk … Hudson’s Bay Company … Colony on the Red River; WITH Statement Respecting The Earl of Selkirk’s Settlement Upon the Red River … Its Destruction 1815 and 1816
London: Printed by McMillan, Sold By T. Egerton / John Murray, Albemarle Street, 1817. First Edition / Revised and Enlarged. Hardcover. Octavo. Very Good. Item #42624
2 Volumes bound in one: 1) A NARRATIVE OF OCCURRENCES IN THE INDIAN COUNTRIES OF NORTH AMERICA, SINCE THE CONNEXION OF THE RIGHT HON. THE EARL OF SELKIRK WITH THE HUDSON’S BAY COMPANY, AND HIS ATTEMPT TO ESTABLISH A COLONY ON THE RED RIVER; WITH A DETAILED ACCOUNT OF HIS LORDSHIP’S MILITARY EXPEDITION TO, AND SUBSEQUENT PROCEEDINGS AT FORT WILLIAM IN UPPER CANADA. London: Printed by B. McMillan, Sold by T. Egerton, 1817. First Edition. Attributed to Samuel Hill Wilcocke – The Macmillan Dictionary of Canadian Biography / W. Stewart Wallace. Attributed also to Simon McGillivray or to Edward Ellice, the elder – National Union Catalog pre-1956 imprints. Pp. xiv, 152, [iv], 87 – Appendix. Volume 2) STATEMENT RESPECTING THE EARL OF SELKIRK’S SETTLEMENT UPON THE RED RIVER, IN NORTH AMERICA; ITS DESTRUCTION IN 1815 AND 1816; AND THE MASSACRE OF GOVERNOR SEMPLE AND HIS PARTY. WITH OBSERVATIONS UPON A RECENT PUBLICATION ENTITLED “A Narrative of Occurrencies in the Indian Countries,” &c. London: John Murray, 1817. A new revised and enlarged edition with the added “Observations Upon a Recent Publication …” published the same year. Pp. viii, 194, [ii], [i] – [xcx] – Appendix,  – publ. adverts dated July, 1817. With a frontispiece map of Part of Hudsons Bay Company’s Territory. Drawn and engraved by A. Arrowsmith, London, 12th February, 1817. Bound together in half red morocco and comb-marbled boards, gilt titles direct to spine, top edge gilt, others deckled, matching marbled endpapers with binders’ ticket T.W. Taylor, Winnipeg. Covers scuffed, front free endpaper splitting near gutter, some offsetting to text and map, else very good copy.
60. Travels Through the States of North America, and the Provinces of Upper and Lower Canada, During the Years 1795, 1796, and 1797. In Two Volumes
Item Price: $1500
Item Description: WELD, ISAAC
Travels Through the States of North America, and the Provinces of Upper and Lower Canada, During the Years 1795, 1796, and 1797. In Two Volumes
London: Printed for John Stockdale, Piccadilly, 1799. Second Edition. Hardcover. Octavo. Very Good. Item #42625
2 volumes. Pp. [xxiv], 427; xii, 376,  – publ. adverts., complete with folding frontispiece map of the Northern States of America with hand-coloured outlines, plus 2 folding maps, 2 folding plans, and 9 plates. Recent rebinding in quarter dark navy calf and marbled boards, new endpapers, 5 gilt-ruled raised bands, gilt-stamped maroon leather spine labels, volume number direct to spine, new endpapers. Covers fine. Top edges rough-trimmed, others deckled. Water staining to top and bottom gutters, and along top and bottom edges primarily to prelims and end pages, and occasionally scattered throughout, most plates affected, however, frontispiece map is clean and bright. Contemporary ink signature of Edward Tanqueray to title-page of volume 2. The Irish topographer’s first, youthful work. He preferred Canada to the U.S. but left “without a sigh, and without entertaining the slightest wish to revisit it.” Well received, it went through several editions and re-issues and was translated into French, Italian, German, and Dutch. Howes W235; Cf TPL 708-9.