1. Of Water...187 woodcut illustrations of marine animals. 1553. More Images on Website.
De Aquatibilus. Libro duo, cum eiconibus ad vivam ipsorum effigiem, quoad eius fieri potuit, expressis. Belon, P. [Petri Bellonii Cenomani] Paris: Carolum Stephanum, 1553. First Edition. Vellum. Very Good. Oblong 8vo [111 x 170 mm]. [xxxii], 448 pp. 187 woodcut illustrations. Contemporary limp vellum, a little toned but overall clean and bright, with ink title to spine head. Spine head with early restoration to correct a large chip. Bookplate to front pastedown; small stamp of former owner 'Library of Robert(?) Rofen' in the lower margin of the front endpaper recto, with previous owner's signature on the title page, dated 1555. Title page with neat repair along the bottom edge. Occasional spotting throughout, but overall, a very clean and nice copy with wide margins. First Latin edition of this rare book by one of the founders of modern ichthyology, French naturalist and explorer Pierre Belon (1517-1564). "In his De Aquatilibus, Belon provided drawings of 110 species of fishes, including 22 cartilaginous species and 17 freshwater species; and he discussed some 20 other species for which he gives no drawings." (Cuvier, p.42). Some of the woodcut illustrations are small, some are full page, including the famous mythical sea monk illustration, and illustrations of various fishes, a turtle, crocodiles, hippo, whales, lobsters, oysters and sting rays. [Item #46199]
2. Under The Lily & The Rose. Deluxe Limited Edition (Binding)
Under The Lily & The Rose. A Short History of Canada for Children Doughty, Arthur G. Toronto: J. M. Dent and Sons, Ltd., 1931. Hardcover. Very Good. 2 volumes. 8vo. First of this edition and limited to 250 numbered sets, this is no. 100. Bound in full green leather with fully stamped front boards and spines, with alternating floral and fleur-de-lis pattern in gilt, with gilt titles, gilt ruled edges and 1 cm dentelles and marbled boards. The spines sunned to brown, with a few light nicks and scuffs, and very light rubbing to the bottom of the board edges. With tipped-in illustrations in colour, the frontis ills. with light folds in the corners. Nice set. [Item #46864]
3. Marchbanks Press. The Story of the birth of Jesus Christ
The Story of the birth of Jesus Christ according to the Gospels of Saint Matthew and Saint Luke. Falls, C. B. New York: The Marchbanks Press, 1929. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. Small square 4to. Edition limited to 1000 copies. Designed by C. B. Falls, with very attractive illustrations in black and white, with some gold accents throughout. Bookplate to front endpaper, bottom right corner, very light bump to the spine head, else a clean and bright copy, bound in blue paper boards with gilt stamped front board. [Item #46859]
4. Some Fancy Napkin Folding...Nice fresh copy.
L. Fritzsches Illlustrietes Servietten-Album. Tischdecken-Servieren-Serviettenbrechen Tranchieren. 136 Figuren. Uber 500 Abbildungen. Firitzsche, L. Frankfurt: Verlag A. Detloff, 1898. Hardcover. Near Fine. Later edition, c. 1898. Cancel glued to lower title-page, original red cloth, lettered in gilt and black, with illustrations stamped in black and silver stamped devices to the corners, spine in gilt, rear board blank. Marbled fore-edges and patterned endpapers, clean throughout and the binding tight and square, light bumping and rubbing to the corners and spine ends, else a fresh and bright copy. Hundreds of illustrations and instructions for making elaborate folded-napkin sculptures. Written by a professional waiter who learned the skill as an apprentice, and honed his technique over years of practice. Nice copy. [Item #46858]
5. A Record of the Black Prince. Papier-Mache/Plaster Binding.
A Record of the Black Prince Humphreys, Henry Noel London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1849. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good / No Jacket. 12mo. Pp. 95, [ii]. Original papier mache binding, using black pierced covers moulded from a mixture of papier-mache and plaster to imitate a Gothic carved wood binding. Original leather spine cracked along the rear joint, but nothing is loose or separating, with light wear to the spine ends, a couple of minor cracks visible, red lining a little dusty and fade to the front cover, but in all, a really nicely preserved example. Marbled endpapers and all edges gilt, printed in black and red throughout, with a number of chromolithograph illustrations. Rear endpaper with vellum bookplate of Lowell Roy Smith, also from the library of A. Edward Newton, bookplate to the front pastedown. Very light foxing, and the first and last gathering weak at the hinge, but overall clean and tight, and the binding square. A beautiful copy, all original, housed in a grey cloth clamshell with wear around the corners. [Item #46872]
6. William Morris. Artist Writer Socialist. 2 Volumes. Blackwell.
William Morris. Artist Writer Socialist. 2 Volumes Morris, May Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1926. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. 2 volumes. Edition of 750 copies printed at The Shakespeare Head Press. Quarter cream cloth over blue paper boards, paper spine labels, with spare labels tipped-in at the end. Board corners with light bumps and wear, light bumping to the cloth at the spine ends and a very faint and small water spot to the spine of volume 1. Previous owner's signature and info to the front endpaper of each volume, else clean and unmarked throughout, largely unopened and unread. Really fresh set. [Item #46853]
7. George Orwell. Animal Farm. First Illustrated Edition.
Animal Farm. A Fairy Story Orwell, George London: Secker & Warburg, 1954. Joy Batchelor & John Halas. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good / Good. 8vo. Red cloth with silver lettered front board and spine. Rear upper board corner bumped, very light rubbing to the spine ends, pencil name and date to front endpaper, clean throughout, book tight and square. Dust jacket spine sunned, light creasing and edge-wear, several short tears at the edges front cover and rear, and very lightly chipped spine ends, but still a clean and attractive dust jacket, not price clipped. First illustrated edition, with illustrations by Joy Batchelor & John Halas. [Item #46848]
8. Coming Up for Air. George Orwell. Scarce First Edition.
Coming Up for Air Orwell, George London: Victor Gollancz, 1939. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo. First edition, first impression. One of 2000 copies printed of the first printing. No dust jacket, but still scarce and very desirable in this unrestored first printing. Board edges a little unevenly sunned, spine sunned, with minute rubbing and wear to the spine ends, with light scratches to the spine. Clean throughout and unmarked, binding tight and square. [Item #46849
9. Nineteen Eighty-Four. 1984. George Orwell. Scarce First Edition
Nineteen Eighty-Four. 1984 Orwell, George London: Secker & Warburg, 1949. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. 8vo. Pp. 312. Pale green cloth with red lettered spine. Spine heavily sunned, with a couple of little water spots, and uneven fading to the board edges. Light bump to one corner and the spine ends a little bumped. Clean throughout and the binding tight and square. In all, a very good and collectible copy of the classic dystopian science fiction novel. First edition, no dust jacket. Great candidate for a rebind, or, a good jacketless copy. [Item #46851]
10. City of London Ontario, Canada: The Pioneer Period and the London of Today
City of London Ontario, Canada: The Pioneer Period and the London of Today London: London Printing & Lithographing Co., 1900. Hardcover. Near Fine. Second edition. Large 4to, 178 pp plus index. Gilt lettered and decorated green cloth. Folding map in fine condition. Photographs and illustrations throughout. Very light bumping to the corners, no markings throughout, very bright and clean, binding tight and square. Very near fine copy. [Item #46854]
11. The Holy Bible. Chivers Design. Full Leather
The Holy Bible. Containing the Old & New Testament & The Apocrypha. (3 Volumes in Full Leather) London and Edinburgh: Ballantyne & Company, Ltd., 1911. Hardcover. Very Good. 3 volumes. 8vo. Full publisher's deluxe leather bindings in brown, with arts and crafts style designed boards and spines, lettered and accented in gilt, with rear board lettering stamped in black. All edges gilt, marbled endpapers, illustrated throughout with colour views of the Holy Land and some illustrations in black and white. Very faint water stains occasionally visible to the top edge margins, but not terrible at all, clean throughout. Bottom of boards lightly rubbed, corners with light rubbing and the spines a little scuffed, with a very little chip to the spine head of volume 1, and light bumping to the spine ends on that volume. Binding design by Cedric Chivers, not signed. Very attractive bible. [Item #46862]
12. Adeline's Art Dictionary.
Adeline's Art Dictionary. Containing A Complete Index of all terms used in Art, Architecture, Heraldry, and Archaeology. Adeline, Jules New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1891. Hardcover. Very Good. New edition. Authorized edition. 8vo. 422 pp.,  ads. Publisher's brown cloth with decorative borders and gilt lettering to front board and spine. Tiniest bit of rubbing to the corners, and a few light nicks tot he cloth at the spine ends. Short split to the paper over front hinge, coated brown endpapers, clean throughout and unmarked, the binding tight and square. Nice fresh copy. Translated from the French, and enlarged. [Item #46861]
13. The Vulgar Tongue: A Glossary of Slant, Cant, and Flash Words and Phrases,...
The Vulgar Tongue: A Glossary of Slant, Cant, and Flash Words and Phrases, Used in London, from 1839-1859; Flash Songs, Essays on Slang, and a bibliography of canting and slang literature. Anglicus, Ducange London: Bernard Quaritch, 1859. Hardcover. Good. 12mo. iv, 80. Original burgundy cloth boards with faint gilt lettering to the spine, borders to boards stamped in blind, spine ends worn and the front hinge broken, text block still attached and the book is clean throughout. This is the second edition, improved and much enlarged. Like the first edition, this second edition is limited to 250 copies. Scarce. [Item #46852]
14. Chants of Labour; A Song Book of the People. Walter Crane Design
Chants of Labour; A Song Book of the People. With Music Carpenter, Edward [ed.] London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1922. Softcover. Near Fine. Sixth edition. 12mo. Original wrappers, cocked, with a small chip to the spine foot, clean throughout and in very good condition overall. Featuring 2 designs by Walter Crane, the illustration for the frontis, and the title-page. [Item #46871]
15. A Fable. Signed William Faulkner. Limited Edition
A Fable Faulkner, William New York: Random House, 1954. First Edition. Hardcover. Signed Very Good. 8vo. Blue buckram with decorated front board matching the dust jacket illustration and white and gilt lettered spine. Issued without jacket for this limited edition, slipcased. Two corners very lightly bumped, else book in excellent condition. Slipcase bumped and worn at the corners, with some breakage to the paper, piece of slipcase glued back down, slipcase ok and clean otherwise. Limited to 1000 numbered copies, signed by William Faulkner, this is no. 299. [Item #46844
16. Annotations on some minor writings of T. E. Lawrence
Annotations on some minor writings of T. E. Lawrence G. (John Gawsworth) London: Eric Partridge, Ltd. At The Scholartis Press, 1935. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine / Very Good. 12mo. Orange cloth boards with lettering in black. Dust jacket a little darkened, rear cover with two light paper scars, but otherwise a near fine copy. Edition of 500 copies, this copy is no. 459. [Item #46869]
17. The Georgian Bay. 1893
The Georgian Bay. An Account of Its Position, Inhabitants, Mineral Interests, Fish, Timber and Other Resources. With Map and Illustrations. Hamilton, James Cleland Toronto: James Bain & Son. 1893. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 12mo. Pp. 170. Complete with 5 maps and folding map. Map with two short tears where joined onto page, else a very good and attractive map, with the errata slip tipped-in before the dedication page. Burgundy cloth with gilt title to the spine, very light rubbing to the corners, else a clean and tight copy. [Item #46867]
Newfoundland. The Oldest British Colony. Its History, Its Present Condition, and Its Prospects in the Future Hatton, Joseph and Rev. M. Harvey London: Chapman and Hall, Limited, 1883. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo. Pp. xxiv, 489, 2p. ads. Publisher's olive green cloth with gilt elk device to the front cover, squared black border and gilt to the spine. Spine head and foot with light wear to the cloth, rear endpapers with light foxing, heavier foxing to the half-title, frontis and t.p., front endpaper lacking in this copy. Ink name to half-title, seller's ticket to front paste-down, and a small corner of the margin missing from p. 275, not touching any text, with light foxing throughout, but overall, a good copy of this scarce book on Newfoundland. [Item #46866]
19. A Narrative. Head, Sir Francis B[ond], (1793-1875)
A Narrative Head, Sir Francis B[ond], (1793-1875) London: John Murray, 1839. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. 8vo. Pp. viii, 488, 38 [appendices].  blank,  ads. Errata tipped-in at p. 1. Original green cloth with gilt device and lettering to front cover, gilt titles to spine, very light bumping to corners and spine ends, without breakage or wear, spine lightly sunned, yellow coated endpapers, with bookplate and name in ink to the paste-down, super fresh copy. Boards clean and bright, contents too, real smart copy of the first edition of this narrative, often found in the second edition. Sir Francis Bond Head was Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada from 1835-38, during which time he was responsible for the suppression of the Rebellion led by William Lyon Mackenzie in 1837. The work gives his account of the Rebelion as well as other matters of his administration. [Item #46856]
20. A Hunter's Camp Fires.
A Hunter's Camp Fires. House, Edward J. New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1909. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo. Pp. 402. With Eighty illustrations reproduced from photographs made by the author, documenting some big hunts in Africa, Rockies, Greenland and Canada. Original cloth with gilt lettering and mounted illustration to the front board. Corners and spine ends a touch rubbed and worn, with a very small hole in the cloth near the rear spine hinge, and a small splash to the front cover. A very good copy, clean throughout and the binding tight and square. [Item #46868]
21. Gaelic Legends
Gaelic Legends Retold by Maud Churchill Nicoll. The Children of the Water; The Love of Baile and Aillinn; The Love of the Night Wind for Lost Deirdre. Nicoll, Maud Churchill New York: The De Vinne Press, 1915. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. 8vo. 36pp. Green silk-like/moire covers lettered in gilt to the front board and spine. Uneven and faint tan to the boards and very lightly rubbed spine tips, else a fine and fresh copy. Nice book. [Item #46846
22. The Story of Isaac Brock.
The Story of Isaac Brock. hero, Defender and Saviour of Upper Canada Nursey, Walter R. Toronto: William Briggs, 1908. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine / No Jacket. 8vo. 181 pp. Publisher's blue ribbed cloth with mounted colour illustration of Brock to the front cover, with gilt titles and borders, with Maple Leaf decorations to front board and spine. Virtually without wear. Embossed stamp to the front endpaper and title-page, touching on captioned frontis guard, clean throuhgout and the binding tight and square. Canadian Heroes Series. With mostly b/w ills. throughout, some in colour, and few with captioned guards. Nice copy. [Item #46855]
23. The Banquet of Plato. Designed by Bruce Rogers
The Banquet of Plato. Translated from the Greek by Percy Bysshe Shelley Plato. Shelley, Percy Bysshe Boston and New York: Riverside Press/ Houghton Mifflin Company, 1908. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. 12mo. Brown paper boards with paper spine label, spare label included at end. One tiny spot to the front board, and very lightly rubbed spine tips, else a fine and fresh copy. Yapp edges, fore-edge not trimmed. Edition of 440 numbered copies, this being no. 260. Designed by Bruce Rogers. No slipcase. Very near fine copy. [Item #46845]
24. Canada in the Great War. Patricia Edition.
Canada in the Great War. Patricia Edition. Millitary Advisory Board Toronto: Makers of Canada (Morang), 1917. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo. In six volumes. Limited to 1000 numbered copies, of which this is 449. Full leather with gilt lettered spines. Spines on a three volumes with chipped spots or wear to the spine foots, else really clean and tight volumes. Nice set.
25. Canada's Great Highway
Canada's Great Highway: From the first stake to the last spike Secretan, J. H. E. Ottawa: Thorburn and Abbott, 1924. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. 12mo. 252pp. Tan coloured coth boards with black lettered front board and spine. Spine a touch darkened, spine ends with very light rubbing, boards fresh, clean interiors and the binding tight and square. No dust jacket. First Canadian edition, from the British sheets, but publisher's slug of Thorburn and Abbott, Ottawa, tot spine foot. Nice copy. [Item #46679]
26. Old Trails on the Niagara Frontier
Old Trails on the Niagara Frontier Severance, Frank H. Buffalo: William Briggs, 1899. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 12mo. 321pp. Publisher's red cloth with black border and gilt titles to front board and spine. Corners with very light bumps, spine ends a touch crushed, with light wear, top edge gilt, bookplate neatly removed from front paste-down, bookseller's ticket to the rear, Nice and clean throughout, binding tight and square. Nice bright copy. [Item #46682]
27. Virgile La Fille D'Auberge
Virgile La Fille D'Auberge -Copa- Precedee d'un Avertissement et traduite en Francais par Henri Focillon avec les gravures sur bois originales de Carlegle. (The Inn Girl) (The Female Tavern Keeper) Virgil Paris: Leon Pichon, 1918. Carlegle. Softcover. Very Good. 8vo. 24 pp.,  colophon. Stiff cardboard boards with paper dust jacket. Corners very lightly bumped, spine foot with a small tear in the jacket, very light foxing throughout, mostly to the very edges of the margins. Housed in a hardcover folder, containing book and envelope with 9 engravings (proofs before letters?) Edition totaling 376 copies, this copy is no. 31, and 1 of 20 on Japon paper. Nice clean copy. [Item #46863]
28. Ravens and Prophets. George Woodcock. Signed
Ravens and Prophets Woodcock, George London: Allan Wingate, 1952. First Edition. Hardcover. Signed Very Good / Very Good. 8vo. Red boards with gilt lettering, in jacket. Book with light foxing to the endpapers and light foxing to the edges, upper corners very lightly bumped, good clean throughout and the binding tight. Dust jacket foxed on the inside edges, with a few short tears around the edges and some light staining and a few marks to the spine. Rather good copy overall. Signed by George Woodcock on the front endpaper. [Item #46870]
29. Navajo Blankets of the Classic Period
Navajo Blankets of the Classic Period Mera, H. P. Sante Fe, New Mexico: Laboratory of Anthropology, 1938. Soft cover. Near Fine. 12mo. [16 x 120 mm]. Stapled brown wrappers with black titles to the front cover. 7 black and white plates illustrating blankets. General Series, Bulletin no. Three. Very lightly bumped corners, otherwise a fine copy. [Item #6361]
30. Source Records of The Great War (In Original Wooden Mailing Box)
Source Records of The Great War (In Original Wooden Mailing Box) Horne, Charles F. [ed.] National Alumni/British Empire Service League, Canadian Legion, 1923. Hardcover. Very Good. 7 volumes. Bound in different coloured and patterned cloth, stamped in gilt, with glassine dust jackets and slipcases for each, housed in the original wooden shipping crate with sliding lid. Some light spotting to the cloth, glassine wrappers a little foxed, chipped and ripped in some places, slipcases in very good condition. Registered Edition, each set registered in the name of its owner and certified in volume 1. This set registered to J. Chas. Brown, Manager, Bank of Montreal. The shipping box chipped at one corner but very solid. [Item #44741]
31. The Works of Edgar Allan Poe. In Ten Volumes
The Works of Edgar Allan Poe. In Ten Volumes Poe, Edgar Allan New York: Duffield & Company, 1908. Hardcover. Very Good. 10 volumes. Small 8vo. In the publisher's original green cloth with beautifully art nouveau decorated spines in gilt to match the Stone & Kimball Set published first. Top edge gilt, endpapers clean and unmarked. Light wear to the cloth at some spine corners and board corners occasionally bumped, a few pages opened roughly and one plate re-inserted neatly in volume 10. This is a the Duffield reprint of the Stone & Kimball. Newly collected and edited, with a memoir, critical introductions, and notes, by Edmund Clarence Stedman and George Edward Woodberry. With illustrations by Albert Edward Sterner. Lovely set. [Item #46791]
32. Siberia and the Exile System
Siberia and the Exile System Kennan, George London: James R. Osgood, McIlvaine & Co., 1891. Hardcover. Very Good. 2 volumes. 8vo. 409; 575. First British edition, from the US sheets. Original mustard coloured cloth with heraldic device and design to front boards, in blue black and and gold, the spines with gilt lettering and the top edges gilt. Very light rubbing to the board corners, spine ends bumped, spine of vol. 2 with a vertical crease in the cloth. Light foxing to the endpapers, but not throughout, very clean, and the bindings tight and square. With black and white illustrations, portraits, and maps. [Item #46914]
33. DESCARTES, RENE. Principia Philosophiae. Ultima Editio...WITH: Specimina Philosophiae.
Principia Philosophiae. Ultima Editio...WITH: Specimina Philosophiae: seu Dissertatio De Methodo...(&) Dioptrice, et Meteora. AND: Passiones Animae DESCARTES, RENE [1596-1650] Amsterdam: Daniel Elsevir, 1664. Hardcover. Very Good. Daniel Elsevir, 1664. Quarto. Pp. 20 p.l., 222;  blank, , 248; , 92,  index. Three separate title pages. Engraved frontis portrait, woodcut printer's devices, initials, ornaments, and numerous textual woodcuts. Contemporary speckled calf, gilt panelled spine between raised bands. Binding a little rubbed at extremities, but on the whole an exceptionally clean, crisp copy internally, in a remarkably well-preserved binding. An early combined edition of Descartes's Philosophical Works, containing 1. "Principia Philosophiae", first published in Latin at Amsterdam in 1644. This is perhaps the most comprehensive of all Descartes's works, treating of both his theory of mind and his philosophy of matter. After recapitulating the conclusions concerning the mind arrived at the "Meditations" in part one, he goes on in the remainder of the work to deal with the principles of physical science, the concept of matter as extension, the laws of motion, the phenomena of heat, light , gravity, etc., and, at a more general level, the nature and justification of scientific hypothesis. This work also contains Descertes's famous vortex theory, by which he tried to reconcile Copernican astronomy with Biblical teaching, as well as the first scientific theory of magnetism. 2. The "Discourse on Method", which prefaces the treatises on "Dioptrics" and "Meteors", was first published in French as "Discours de la Methode" in 1637, and later appeared in a Latin version, revised by Descartes, as "Specimina Philosophicae" in 1644. Here we have the statement of the famous Cartesian 'method of doubt', rendering 'clear and distinct' ideas, which alone guarantees the certainty of human knowledge. 3. "The Passions of the Soul", Descartes's last work, was published in French in 1649 as "Les Passions de l' Ame". It considers the relation between the soul and the body, the action of the will, the emotions, and other moral issues.
34. Juliette et Romeo. Luigi Da Porto
Juliette et Romeo Da Porto, Luigi Paris: E. Dentu, 1892. Hardcover. Near Fine. 32mo. 75 x 130 mm. Translated by Jacques Soldanelle. Illustrations by Marold. With the wrappers inserted. Bound in green and gold brocade, with a small black leather spine label lettered in gilt. Navy a gold decorated endpapers, top edge gilt and the other edges untrimmed. Very light foxing to the very edges of some pages, but in all, a clean and tight copy, in a nicely preserved brocade binding. [Item #46917]
35. George Orwell. The English People.
The English People Orwell, George London: Collins, 1947. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine / Near Fine. 8vo. Green paper boards in matching dust jacket. Very light rubbing to the bottom of boards and tiny nicks to the spine ends, jacket with light rubbing along the spine, endpapers a little tanned from the dj flap, but overall a sharp copy. [Item #46847]