1. Locked Diary
Locked Diary Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo. 14 x 19 cm. Full leather, with working lock and key. Light rubbing to the leather at the tips and spine ends. A few pages removed and written in until page 52, with a few pages used at the end, but other than that, very clean and uncommon with a functional lock and key. S. Mordan & Co. stamp to lock. London. [Item #46900]
2. Locked Ledger
Locked Ledger Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo. 17 x 24 cm. Full leather, with working lock and key. Boards and spine with heavy rubbing and scuffing, chipping to the spine ends and the hinges broken, but still holding tight and the binding tight and functional. Several pages removed at front and end, with a small number in one other spot. Penciled date of 1899 to the front blank, no printer information or identifying lock markings. [Item #46899]
3. Mother Goose ABC (Little Lessons Series)
Mother Goose ABC (Little Lessons Series) Boston: DeWolfe, Fiske & Co., 1890. Hardcover. Very Good. No date, c. 1890. First edition in this series? Oblong 8vo. 16 pages, plus endpapers. Illustrated by colour lithography and printed in colour to one side only, first to the recto, then to verso, with the text and endpapers in black and white. Quarter red cloth over orange paper boards, front board illustrated in colour. Edge-wear and some soiling to the boards, paper over the hinges split but the text block and binding still tight. First plate rubbed at the fore-edge margin, with the typical kind of soiling and wear you would see in many children's books of this age throughout, but not that bad, still a rather nice example. [Item #46895]
4. Toronto. The Queen City
Toronto. The Queen City Ottawa: Photogelatine Engraving Co., Limited, 1912. Softcover. Very Good. Oblong 8vo. 310 x 230 mm. Brown card wrapper, bound by green cord, with dark brown titles and mounted photograph to the front cover. Introduction, plus 26 mounted plates, some showing more than one view or landmark, mounted recto only. Corner of front cover and intro page with creased corner, else clean and undamaged and the binding tight and square. [Item #46901]
5. Learn to Ski!
Learn to Ski! Bautzmann, Hermann Toronto: The Macmillan Company of Canada Limited, 1935. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good / Very Good. Small 8vo. 81pp. Blue cloth boards with very lightly bumped corners and spine ends, discoloured patch on rear board, clean throughout, in the original dust jacket, which is a little edge-worn and scuffed and darkened at the spine, with a few short rips around the edges. [Item #46884]
6. Battle Sketches
Battle Sketches Bierce, Ambrose London: Shakespeare Head Press, 1930. Thomas Derrick. Hardcover. Very Good. 4to. 88pp,  - colophon. Bound in original vellum, yapp edges, with gilt lettered front board and spine. The vellum darkened, with occasional stain, boards a little bowed. Interiors clean and the binding tight. One of 350 copies printed by The Shakespeare Head Press. Designed and arranged by Bernard H. Newdigate. Nice copy. [Item #46835
7. The Purple Sapphire and other posthumous papers.
The Purple Sapphire and other posthumous papers. Blayre, Christopher [Edward Heron-Allen] London: Philip Allan & Co., 1921. First Edition. Hardcover. Signed Very Good. 8vo. 210pp. Purple cloth with black lettered spine, spine faded, board edges a little bumped and the spine ends a touch rubbed. Bookseller ticket to paste-down, clean throughout and the binding tight, with a very light bow to the front board. No dust jacket, but quite scarce even so. This copy inscribed by the author, and dated 1929, but we do not know who the recipient was. A very good copy. [Item #46902]
8. We are the Living
We are the Living Caldwell, Erskine New York: The Viking Press, 1933. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good / Very Good. 8vo. First edition. Oatmeal coloured cloth boards with lettering and accents in brown and green. Cloth a little darkened at the edges and spine, bookseller ticket to front paste-down, clean throughout and bright, the binding tight and square. The dust jacket price clipped, spine faded, with a small black ding around the illustrated lower panel, with very light edge-wear and a few short closed tears, but in all, a very good copy, in the very attractive dust jacket. [Item #46888]
9. Nothing But Names. An inquiry into the origin of the names of the counties and townships of Ontario
Nothing But Names. An inquiry into the origin of the names of the counties and townships of Ontario. Gardiner, Herbert Fairbairn Toronto: George N. Morang and Company, Limited, 1899. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. 8vo. 561pp. Publisher's burgundy cloth with gilt lettering tothe front board and spine. Top edge gilt, very lightly rubbed att he tips and spine ends, otherwise a fine copy with clean and bright interiors. [Item #46889]
10. Twenty Questions. A Short Treatise on the Game...
Twenty Questions. A Short Treatise on the Game to which are added A Code of Rules and Specimen Games for the use of beginners. HOTSPUR New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1882. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 12mo. 40pp. Original green cloth with blind stamped boards, with gilt title to the spine and 20 question marks stamped in gilt on the front board. Light wear to the spine ends and the corners lightly rubbed, faint damp stain to rear board and light foxing to the first blank, but overall a great copy. [Item #46898]
11. So this then is the Battle of Waterloo. Roycrofters.
So this then is the Battle of Waterloo Hugo, Victor East Aurora: The Roycrofters, 1907. First Edition. Leather. Fine. Small 8vo. Bound in half teal coloured morocco over pale blue marbled boards, with arts and crafts gilt tooling to the compartments, with titles in gilt. Top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. Edition of 194 copies on Imperial Japan Vellum, this is no. 93, signed by Elbert Hubbard. No nicks or scuffs to the leather, a really fresh and fine copy, housed in the original paper clamshell lined with silk. Box exterior worn and a little soiled, book immaculate. Lovely copy. [Item #46890]
12. Through Blood and Ice. Scarce. Inscribed.
Through Blood and Ice Imrey, Ferenc New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1930. First Edition. Hardcover. Signed Near Fine / Very Good. 8vo. 353pp. Checkered black cloth with red lettering to spine, borders and shield design in red to the front board and spine. In the original dust jacket, no price, corners lightly chipped, with chip to the spine head, some edge creasing and light nicking around but overall a nicely preserved dust jacket. Inscribed by the author in the year of publication on the half-title. The true accounts of the author, a Hungarian artist captured by the red army and sent to Siberia as a POW. Written in collaboration with Lewis Stanton Palen, with illustrations by the author. Scarce book, very uncommon signed and in such great condition. [Item #46815]
13. A Line. Incline Press.
A Line Kim, Suyeon Oldham: Incline Press, 2009. Hardcover. Near Fine. 8vo. Blue cloth with hand-made Korean paper over front board and rear. Housed in a slipcase, with the prospectus loosely inserted. "A Line is a continuing illustration made of sixteen prints. Almost seventeen feet long, so accordion folded in a hard cover and slip-case, 10 by 7 inches...We first saw the images at the Fine Press Book Fair in November 2007, so it has taken almost two years to complete. Graham Moss and Mike Tregear printed, hand-coloured and bound the book." From the colophon. Printed in an edition of 200 copies, this is no. 95, signed by Suyeon Kim. A small scratch to the cloth around the spine head, with some light rubbing to the delicate hand-made paper to the boards, about fine otherwise. [Item #46894]
14. Andrew Lang Fairy Books. Folio Society
The Fairy Books. [With] The Nursery Rhyme Book. 13 Volumes. Lang, Andrew London: The Folio Society, 2010. Hardcover. Near Fine. The full Folio Edition set of 12 volumes: Blue, Red, Green, Yellow, Pink, Grey, Violet, Crimson, Brown, Orange, Olive and Lilac, all in matching slipcases. Interiors crisp and clean. Each volume contains a frontispiece, 12 colour illustrations and a few in black and white. Illustrators include: Kate Baylay, Caitlin Hackett, Danuta Mayer, Debra McFarlane, Julian de Narvaez, Lauren Nassef, Niroot Puttapipat, Omar Rayyan, Charles van Sandwyk, Tim Stevens, Tomislav Tomic and Bob Venables. Apart from a couple of very small bumps to a couple slipcases, this set is near fine and unread. More specifically, Olive has 2 very small spots, Brown with a small bump, Grey with a heavier hit to the opening left side, a very small bump to Orange and Pink with 1 very tiny spot to one side. The books perfect and unharmed. All titles are the first printed edition in this Folio Society collection. Includes The Nursery Rhyme Book, making this a 13 volume set. [Item #46897]
15. Glad Ghosts. D. H. Lawrence
Glad Ghosts Lawrence, D. H. London: Ernest Benn Limited, 1926. Softcover. Fine. 12mo. 78pp. Chapbook. In yellow wraps, printed in black. One of 500 copies of this first edition, and No. 2 in The Yellow Books series. Virtually no wear and zero foxing. A fresh and tight copy. With an original invoice laid-in from 1931, from Elkin Mathews, Ltd. [Item #46887]
16. Wicked Boards. The Life & Letters of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
The Life & Letters of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Marshall, Julian London: Richard Bentley & Son, 1889. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 2 volumes. 8vo. First edition. Publisher's full light brown cloth with gilt lettering to spines, with wicked embossed decorated paper over the boards depicting some four legged beast and floral motif. Lightly bumped corners and the spine ends with light wear and bumping to the cloth, but otherwise a clean and tight set. Uncommon in this condition. [Item #46893]
17. Winnie the Pooh, The House at the Corner, When We Were Young, Now We Are Six.
Winnie the Pooh, The House at the Corner, When We Were Young, Now We Are Six. Milne, A. A. London: Methuen, 1985. Hardcover. Very Good. Small 8vo. Reprints. The four books bound in one in half turquoise leather over light blue cloth boards. Bound for Asprey. Gilt tooled compartments with little animal devices and lettering in gilt. Cloth a little rubbed and the spine sunned. All edges gilt, floral patterned endpapers, clean throughout and the binding tight and square. Nice copy. [Item #46891]
18. Paradise Lost. Illustrated by Gustave Dore
Paradise Lost. With Notes and a life of Milton by Robert Vaughan Milton, John New York: Cassell, Petter, Galpin and Co., 1876. Gustave Dore. Hardcover. Near Fine. No date. c. 1876-80. 4to. Pp. lxii, 329. Printed in New York by J.J. Little and Co., 10-20 Astor Place, with bookseller's ticket of Buckley and Allen Booksellers, Halifax to rear paste-down. The printer set up shop at Astor very close to this date, around the same time this bookseller was active in Halifax, Nova Scotia. In the original brown cloth with gilt stamped illustration to front board, lettering in black and in gold, and gilt lettered spine, all edges gilt and the endpapers with leafy green design, front endpaper with a crease. Very light foxing to the endpapers, but otherwise clean throughout and the binding tight and square, with only very light wear to the cloth at the tips and spine ends. One plate with light wear at the very fore-edge margin, not affecting the plate, but otherwise an excellent copy. Illustrations by Gustave Dore. [Item #46892]
19. A Reference for Mellors. Signed by Anthony Powell
A Reference for Mellors Powell, Anthony London: Moorhouse & Sorensen, 1994. First Edition. Hardcover. Signed Near Fine. 8vo. 19pp., colophon. First Separate edition. A Reference for Mellors first appeared in Winter's Tales 12, 1966. Bound in quarter black cloth over olive green cloth, with gilt titles to the spine. Edition of 100 signed copies, this is no. 17, signed by Anthony Powell. Previous owner's name to the front endpaper, else a fine copy. [Item #46826]
20. Around an Iroquois Story Fire. Inscribed
Around an Iroquois Story Fire Powers, Mabel (YEH SEN NOH WEHS) New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1923. First Edition. Hardcover. Signed Near Fine. Small 8vo. 115pp. Publisher's dark orange cloth with lettered and decorated front board in black. Lightly rubbed tips and spine ends, with a small nick in the cloth at one edge of front board. Binding tight and square, book clean throughout. An excellent copy, inscribed by the author to Ontario M.P, William Gawtress Raymond? With a descriptive and biographical pamphlet of the author stapled to the rear endpaper, signed by the publisher. With illustrations in colour by R. Emmett Owen. [Item #46896
21. No Second Spring. Number 1
No Second Spring Purdy, Al Coatsworth, Ontario: Black Moss Press/ The Coach House Press, 1977. First Edition. Hardcover. Signed Very Good. 4to. Quarter black cloth over marbled cloth boards, with paper label to the front board. Front cover label a little yellowed, maybe from the glue used, and the corners a little rubbed, else a fine copy. Published by Black Moss Press and typeset by The Coach House Press. Printed at The Porcupine's Quill in Dec. 1977. Edition of 100 copies, this copy inscribed by Al Purdy and numbered 1 of 100, with an additional inscription by Black Moss Press publisher Marty Gervais, on the occasion of 20th Black Moss Press anniversary. Nice copy. [Item #46886]
22. Lightning Calculations & Novel Memory Tricks. Magic/Conjuring
Lightning Calculations & Novel Memory Tricks Roy, Satya Ranjan Jubbulpore, India: Mishra Bandhu Karyalaya Booksellers & Publishers, 1925. First Edition. Softcover. Near Fine. Small 8vo. 38pp., folding chart. White paper wrappers, printed on front and back, front cover illustrated and with a portrait of the author. Light wear to the spine but a rather fine copy overall. [Item #46904]
23. Memoirs of A Fox-Hunting Man
Memoirs of A Fox-Hunting Man Sassoon, Siegfried London: Faber & Faber, 1929. William Nicholson. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good / Very Good. 8vo. First illustrated edition. White cloth with lettering to front board and spine. Spine with a faint stain and very lightly bumped spine ends, book clean and tight. Dust jacket not price clipped, with matching stain to the spine, more visible to inside of jacket but still rather light on the surface, with some rubbing to the spine foot, edges a little darkened and with light wear, but overall a very good and clean copy still. Illustrated by William Nicholson. [Item #46885]
24. The Princess and other Poems. Alfred Lord Tennyson
The Princess and other Poems Tennyson, Alfred Lord London: J. M. Dent & Co., 1904. Paul Woodroffe. Hardcover. Near Fine. 8vo. 285pp. Original green cloth stamped with gilt and black design to the front board and gilt decorated and lettered spine. Top edge gilt, illustrated endpapers. Corners very lightly rubbed and the spine ends with super light wear, previous owner signature to front endpaper, with a couple of small and light spots to the fore-edge of h/t and t/p, but inall, an excellent copy, clean and tight, with illustrations by Paul Woodroffe. This is book no. 3 in the Miranda's Library Series. [Item #46903]
25. Narrative of the shipwreck and sufferings of the crew and passengers of the English Brig Neptune,...
Narrative of the shipwreck and sufferings of the crew and passengers of the English Brig Neptune, Which was wrecked in a violent snow storm on the 12th of January, 1830, on her passage from Bristol [Eng.] to Quebec. Smith, John New York: J. Smith, 1830. First Edition. Softcover. Good. 200 x 120 mm. 36pp, frontis illustration, in original blue wrappers, with author's name and date in ink to the top left corner and a shelf sticker tot he front cover. Wrappers shorter than text-block, a few corners little damaged or chipped, light foxing throughout, with heavier foxing to the first and last leaves. Overall a very good copy of this scarce narrative. Continued from title-page, ''Of seventeen souls on board but six succeeded in reaching the shore, among whom was the wife and a son of the captain, who was unfortunately drowned in an attempt to save the life of one of his children - the survivors, after enduring great hardships for 14 days, on a wild and uninhabited coast, were fortunately discovered and conducted to an English settlement by a friendly Indian.'' Sabin: 82911; Lande: S-2093; NUC: 5-21342. [Item #46905]
26. The Oregon Question.
The Oregon Question. Substance of a lecture before the Mercantile Library Association, delivered January 22, 1845. Sturgis, William Boston: Jordan, Swift & Wiley, 1845. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 8vo. 32pp. frontis folding map, in the original printed paper wrappers. Map excellent, just some light wear to the top corners of covers, name erasure to upper left of front cover and the spine starting at the foot and head, but quite a fresh copy, clean throughout. Strathern 527; TPL 5306. [Item #46906]
27. Canada's Alaskan Dismemberment.
Canada's Alaskan Dismemberment. An Analytical Examination of the Fallacies underlying the Tribunal Award Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. Charles Thonger, 1904. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 8vo. 76p. Original printed green wrappers, cover as title-page. Rear wrapper with a small chip to corner, a little darkened at the edges and a few chips to the spine middle and foot. Clean and bright throughout. [Item #46907]
28. Galt, Ontario.
Reminiscences of the early history of Galt and the settlement of Dumfries, in the province of Ontario Young, James Toronto: Hunter, Rose and Co., 1880. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Small 8vo. 272pp. frontis, 5 plates (3 portraits). Original gilt lettered cloth rubbed at the edges, spine ends with wear, hinges tight and binding strong, book clean throughout. [Item #46908]
29. Sketches Illustrating the Early Settlement and History of Glengarry in Canada
Sketches Illustrating the Early Settlement and History of Glengarry in Canada Macdonell, J.A. Montreal: Wm, Foster, Brown & Co., 1893. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo. 337pp. Original pebbled burgundy cloth with gilt title to front board and spine. Small chip at the edge of the front endpaper and the paper over the hinges split, binding still tight and strong, clean throughout. Only light bumping and rubbing to the spine ends, overall an excellent copy. [Item #46683
30. The Tourist, or pocket manual for travellers on the Hudson River
The Tourist, or pocket manual for travellers on the Hudson River, the western canal and stage road to Niagara Falls down Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence to Montreal and Quebec. Comprising also the routes to Lebanon, Ballston, and Saratoga Springs. Fifth edition, enlarged and improved. Vandewater, Robert J.] New York: Harper & Brothers, 1836. Hardcover. Very Good. 12mo. 106pp, folding map. Original brown cloth with paper title label to front board. Spine chipped and worn, especially at ends, hinges tight and binding strong. Mis-fold to map, but otherwise the map in excellent condition, at about 3 feet in length. The fifth edition. [Item #46909]
31. The Quotation Puzzle, Or, How To Read Each Other's Thoughts. Cornwall, Ontario, 1889
The Quotation Puzzle, Or, How To Read Each Other's Thoughts. Calder, James Cornwall, Ont. The Standard Printing and Publishing House, 1889. First Edition. No Binding. Near Fine. Game/Magic. 70 x 127 mm. 9 cards, 1 title-page/directions, 8 cards. Housed in yellow printed slipcase. Complete. Scarce little game/ magic trick. Printed in 1889, Cornwall Ontario. A+ item. [Item #46910]
32. You are The Store Detective. Press-Down, Pop-Up
You are The Store Detective Brassey, Richard London: Orion Children's Books, 1996. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. Oblong 8vo. A pop-up detective story with press down features. Make the elevator go up as you press the buttons, follow the suspects and try to find the thief.A few light nicks, else about fine and in great working order. [Item #46911]
33. The Book of Bond, or Every Man His Own 007
The Book of Bond, or Every Man His Own 007 Tanner, Lt. Col. WIlliam ('Bill') London: Jonathan Cape, 1965. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good / Very Good. Small 8vo. 111pp. Black boards with golf, blue, and red lettering to the spine. Spine foot lightly bumped, boards a touch bowed and the text-block sticking out beyond the boards a bit, but not shaken or loose, binding still tight and the book clean. Recto of rear endpaper with bookseller's ticket. Dust jacket price clipped, a couple of light scuffs, and a 2 mm rip to the top edge. A good clean copy. [Item #46912]
34. Harpoon of the Hunter. Limited Signed Edition.
Harpoon of the Hunter Markoosie Montreal: McGill-Queens University Press, 1970. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Oblong 8vo. Signed Very Good. 81 pp., illus. Illustrations by Germaine Arnaktauyok and with a foreword by James H. McNeill. Edition limited 200 numbered copies signed by Markoosie, and the illustrator Germaine Arnaktauyok. Bound in sealskin, with illustrated board silkscreened by Arnaktauyok. The spine foot with a stain, or burn mark which is very visible, otherwise a fine copy, housed in a thick card and paper slipcase. [Item #46913]
35. SIGNED. The Triumph Of Mischief. Kent Monkman
The Triumph Of Mischief Monkman, Kent Toronto: Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, 2008. First Edition. Hardcover. Signed Fine. 4to. 110pp. Textured boards with gilt stamped lettering. Published in conjunction with the traveling exhibition organized and circulated by the Art Gallery of Hamilton and the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art. Curated by David Liss & Shirley J. Madill. A fine copy, signed by Kent Monkman in silver marker on the half-title. [Item #46785]