1. 1. (BRONTE, Emily). Wuthering Heights. A Novel. By The Author of "Jane Eyre." [First U.S. edition.]

    $12,000 (CAD)

    New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1848. First U.S. edition. 8vo., rebound with a contemporary cloth spine, marble boards, leather spine label, 288pp. Small bookplate, some occasional foxing throughout which is heavier on the first few leaves, some wear to the head of the spine, with a small tear in the upper gutter but in fact a very good copy of a scarce edition.

    Smith p.73-74.

    ‘Wuthering Heights is now widely considered to be one of the greatest novels ever written in English, but contemporaneous reviews were polarised. It was controversial for its depictions of mental and physical cruelty, including domestic abuse, and for its challenges to Victorian morality, religion, and the class system.' (Martha Craven Nussbaum. "Wuthering Heights: The Romantic Ascent". Philosophy and Literature, Volume 20, Number 2, October 1996, pp. 362-382)

  2. 2. BUTLER, Samuel. Hudibras, A Poem, By... With Notes, Selected From Grey And Other Authors: To Which Are Prefixed, A Life of the Author, And A Preliminary Discourse on the Civil War, & c.

    $850 (CAD)

    London: Printed by W. Lewis, ..., For Thomas M’Lean, Bookseller..., 1819. In two volumes. New Edition, Embellished with Engravings. Tall 8vo., later 19th century full tan calf, raised bands, elaborate gilt compartments, leather spine labels, inner dentelles gilt, a.e.g, lxxiv, 444; 494pp. With twelve hand-coloured plates. A fine copy.

  3. 3. (CANADIAN FURNITURE CATALOGUE - 193-?). McLagan of Stratford presents... Symphonies in Furniture. (Cover-title): The Blue Book of Furniture Fashions.

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    Stratford: McLagan of Stratford, (193-?). Oblong large 4to., orig. duotang style wrappers, unpaginated (40pp). With illustrations throughout. Some edge wear, wear to corners, a bit of offsetting to covers, very good. Not in Voila.

    “Dedicated to our most charming contemporary, the Canadian Hostess”, this large-format catalogue was issued by furniture maker McLagan of Stratford.

  4. 4. (CANADIAN SETTING). MARSH, George. Toilers of the Trails. Illustrated by Frank E. Schoonover.

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    Philadelphia: The Penn Publishing Company, 1921. First edition. Tall 8vo., orig. blue cloth with a pictorial paper panel on the upper cover, 245pp. With a frontis in colour and an additional eight black & white plates. Name, inner front hinge cracked, touch of rubbing, certainly a very good copy.

    A collection of adventure short stories of the Canadian wilderness. All the stories were first published in various magazines such as Scribner's, Century and the Red Book.

  5. 5. (CANADIANA/COOKERY). Reliable Recipes and Helpful Hints.

    $125 (CAD)

    Hamilton: Egg-o Baking Powder Co., 1919. 12mo., orig. colour printed wrappers, 72pp. With colour illustrations. Some soiling to covers, and slight wear to spine ends, o/w near fine.

    “This is an Egg-o cook book and the recipes contained in it are proportioned for the use of Egg-o Baking Powder. For the best results use Egg-o exactly according to directions.”

  6. 6. (CANADIANA/CPR 1892). The Canadian Pacific. The New Highway To The Orient. Across The Mountains, Prairies and Rivers of Canada.

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    (Montreal?): Canadian Pacific Railway Company, (1892). Small 4to., orig. pictorial wrappers with a depiction of the ‘Fraser River Canyon' on the upper wrapper and circular black and white illustration of the globe, looking down on the Arctic Circle on the rear wrapper, 48pp. Profusely illustrated, including full-page illustrations and a map of CPR routes on the inner rear wrapper. Perimeter of the wrappers somewhat soiled but still a near fine copy.

    ‘A railway line from the Atlantic to the Pacific, all the way on British soil, was long the dream of a few in Canada. This dream of the few became, in time, the hope of the many, and on the confederation of the British North American province, in 1867, its realization was found to be a political necessity...' This work provides a brief history of the building of the CPR and describes the many cities and sites along the route from east to west, from the Maritimes to British Columbia. It also mentions the Canada Pacific Railway Upper Lake Steamship (which is illustrated). In addition to the illustrations of buildings and scenic views along the route, there are also depictions of the interiors of the CPR passenger cars and the amenities offered.

    These publications seemed to have been issued annually during the 1890s. While some of the content and illustrations was common to each issue, there are also textual differences (additional or removed material) as well as a difference in some of the illustrations.

  7. 7. (CANADIANA/CPR 1894). The Canadian Pacific. The New Highway To The Orient. Across The Mountains, Prairies and Rivers of Canada.

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    (Montreal?): Canadian Pacific Railway Company, (1894). Small 4to., orig. pictorial wrappers with a depiction of the ‘Stony Creek Bridge, Selkirk Mountains' on the upper wrapper and a colour illustration of circular maps of the northern and southern hemispheres on the rear wrapper, 48pp. Profusely illustrated, including full-page illustrations and a map of CPR routes on the inner rear wrapper. Perimeter of upper wrapper slightly darkened o/w a near fine copy.

    ‘A railway line from the Atlantic to the Pacific, all the way on British soil, was long the dream of a few in Canada. This dream of the few became, in time, the hope of the many, and on the confederation of the British North American province, in 1867, its realization was found to be a political necessity...' This work provides a brief history of the building of the CPR and describes the many cities and sites along the route from east to west, from the Maritimes to British Columbia. It also mentions the Canada Pacific Railway Upper Lake Steamship (which is illustrated). In addition to the illustrations of buildings and scenic views along the route, there are also depictions of the interiors of the CPR passenger cars and the amenities offered.

    These publications seemed to have been issued annually during the 1890s. While some of the content and illustrations was common to each issue, there are also textual differences (additional or removed material) as well as a difference in some of the illustrations.

  8. 8. (CANADIANA/GUIDEBOOK). Canadian Rockies 1954. Jasper — Columbia Icefield— Lake Louise — Banff.

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    NP: Athabasca Motor Tours, 1954. Two sheets (40cm x 23cm) printed on both sides, folded and stapled to make 8pp. (20cm x 23 cm) and folded to make a brochure measuring 10cm x 23cm, printed in black, red, and green. A fine copy.

    This attractive brochure contains information for tourists including accommodations; activities; sightseeing motor drives; and rates, costs, and routes of C.N.R. tours run by Athabasca Motor Tours.

  9. 9. (CANADIANA/JUVENILE/FORE-EDGE PAINTING). (WELD, Isaac). Voyage Au Canada.

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    Paris: Chez J.E. Gabriel Dufour...Et a Amsterdam, 1806. Two volumes bound in one. First of this edition, issued as volumes seven and eight of the Bibliotheque Geographique et Instructive Des Jeunes Gens Au Recueil De Voyages Interessants... 12mo., 20th century full calf, blindstamped on covers, gilt spine compartments, a.e.g., 216, 215pp. With a frontispiece in each volume. Some scattered foxing o/w a fine copy.

    This copy has a fore-edge painting of Niagara Falls, which is curiously not copied from the scene of Niagara used as the frontis in one volume. The fore-edge painting is pretty and certainly competent but clearly not contemporary to the book itself. This juvenile adaptation was done for the extensive series of world travels issued in the “Bibliotheque Geographique et Instructive Des Jeunes Gens Au Recueil De Voyages Interessants”.

  10. 10. (CANADIANA/ONTARIO). (COVER-TITLE): This is Algoma the unspoiled Canadian outdoors for the whole family to enjoy!

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    Sault St. Marie: Sault St. Marie and District Chamber of Commerce assisted by the Algoma Regional Tourist Council, Printed by the Sault Daily Star, (1967). Tall 8vo., orig. pictorial wrappers with an attractive depiction of a moose standing in water, 94pp. With illustrations. About fine. Not in Voila.

    This contains the usual information that one would expect to be provided to potential tourists: general information about the area itself, border regulations, hunting and fishing information, adverts for accommodations and other businesses, lists of ‘where to stop and where to eat' along with an ‘editorial index' which provides page references to places, businesses, highways, etc.

  11. 11. (CANADIANA/QUEBEC/NEW BRUNSWICK TOURIST GUIDE). Motoring in Quebec and New Brunswick – Voyages dans Quebec et le Nouveau Brunswick.

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    Quebec: Quebec Automobile Club, (1938). 8vo., wrappers, 320pp. Text in French and English. With illustrations, many local ads, foldout map affixed inside rear wrapper. Some wear to corners and spine ends, better than very good but not quite near fine.

    A collection of various tourist routes for Quebec and New Brunswick. Routes range from many pages in length to half a page. Quite a lot of local information is included. Text is in French and English.

  12. 12. (CANADIANA/TRADE CATALOGUE). Stanley Wrought Hardware. Catalog No. 14.

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    New Britain, Conn: The Stanley Works, (1926). The Canadian issue with the rubberstamp of ‘A. MacFarlane & Co., Limited, Montreal, Sole Agents for Canada' on the title-page and upper wrapper. 4to., orig. blue wrappers with “Stanley” printed on the spine vertically, 353pp. Profusely illustrated. Wrappers a bit soiled and creased o/w a very good copy.

    A comprehensive catalogue of ‘general hardware' — including hinges, buckles, bearings, bolts, slides, sashes, handles, hangers, irons, latches, hardware for appliances, and milk can handles.

  13. 13. (CHILDREN'S). (GOODRICH, Samuel Griswold). Uncle Philip's Conversations With Children About The Tools and Trades Among The Inferior Animals.

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    London: Printed for Thomas Tegg and Son, ..., 1837. Third edition. 12mo., cont. half calf, marble boards, leather spine label, xvi, 303, (1)pp. ads. With illustrations throughout. Some light rubbing o/w a near fine copy of this instructive work.

    As the adverts are headed ‘A List of the Popular Works of Mr. Peter Parley' and include this title, we think it is safe to assume this work was written by Samuel Griswold Goodrich. In addition to being a politician, Goodrich authored (using the pseudonym Peter Parley) several works for children, which embraced geography, biography, history, science, and miscellaneous tales. The above work focuses on animals/insects who ‘build or construct' and the ‘tools' they use to do so.

  14. 14. (CHILDREN'S/CHAPBOOK). (DEFOE, Daniel). The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe.

    $500 (CAD)

    (Otley: Walker & Son Printers, nd circa 1840). 8vo., orig. pictorial printed wrappers, 8pp. With woodcut illustrations, including one on the upper cover and two on the rear wrapper. Very tiny tear at the lower edge of the upper wrapper but o/w a fine copy of this incredibly delicate chapbook. A rare survival. OCLC notes three locations; curiously, two of them are in Canada.

    This is one of several juvenile chapbooks, published by the successful nineteenth-century West Yorkshire printer and bookbinder William Walker (fl. 1810-1875), notable as the founder of Otley's first newspaper.

  15. 15. (CONDUCT BOOK). (COLLIER, Jane). An Essay On The Art of ingeniously Tormenting; With Proper Rules For The Exercise of that Pleasant Art. Humbly addressed, In the First Part to the Master, Husband, & c., In the Second Part to the Wife, Friend, &c., With some General Instruction for Plaguing all your Acquaintance.

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    London: Printed for A. Millar, 1757. Second edition, corrected. Tall 8vo,. recently rebound in full calf, gilt on spine, (iv), 234pp. Professionally reinforced with linen tape between the frontispiece and e/paper as well as between pp. 230/231, some foxing which is heaviest on the first and last few leaves but otherwise occasional, this is a very good copy of a fascinating book.

    Jane Collier (1714 – March 1755) was an English novelist best known for this title, “An Essay on the Art of Ingeniously Tormenting”, first published in 1753. Collier also collaborated with Sarah Fielding on her only other surviving work, “The Cry”, published in 1754. Collier's “The Art of Ingeniously Tormenting” has been described as the "best-known generic satire written in the 18th century by a woman. "She is one of the many female 18th-century authors (including Frances Burney, Sarah Fielding, Sarah Scott, and Charlotte Smith) who experimented with "alternative models for relationships, for different ways of regarding others and even for ameliorating society.” The frontispiece, which depicts a cat toying with a mouse, with the caption ‘The cat doth play/And after slay’ sets the tone for the rest of the work. The "Essay" was Collier's first work, and operates as a satirical advice book on how to nag. It was modelled after Jonathan Swift's satirical essays, and is intended to "teach" a reader the various methods for "teasing and mortifying" one's acquaintances. It is divided into two sections that are organised for "advice" to specific groups, and it is followed by "General Rules" for all people to follow. Although the work was written by Jane Collier, there are speculations as to who may have helped to contribute to the content and style of the work, ranging from friends to fellow writers such as Sarah Fielding, Samuel Richardson, and James Harris. There was only one edition printed during Collier's life, but there were many subsequent revisions and republications of the work.

  16. 16. (CURIOSITY/PETS). (LEIGH, Major Egerton). Pets A Paper. Dedicated to All Who Do Not Spell Pets – Pests. Read at the Mechanics' Institution at the Music Hall, Chester.

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    London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, and Roberts, 1859. First edition. The cover-title reads ‘Pets, A Book for the Old & Young.’ Sm. 8vo., orig. blue cloth lettered in gilt, pictorial gilt on the rear board, 62pp. With a frontispiece and two other plates, one of which duplicates the pictorial gilt design on the rear board: the head of a man sticking out his tongue, with the caption ‘The Only Thing That Cannot Be Tamed', while the frontispiece depicts a variety of animals with a caption ‘What Can Be Tamed.' Name on ffep, a near fine copy of this uncommon and curious little book containing anecdotes about pets and their care— including hares, pigeons, an officer's raccoon, bears, a naval ram, school mice, etc.

    Egerton Leigh (1815 – 1876) served as a Captain in the 2nd Dragoon Guards and a Major and Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel in the Cheshire Militia. He was also a Justice of the Peace and Deputy Lieutenant for Cheshire, and served as High Sheriff of the county in 1872. In 1873 he was elected to Parliament for Mid Cheshire at a by-election, which seat he represented until his death three years later. In addition to the above title, he wrote a couple of books relating to Cheshire legends and dialect.

  17. 17. (EDUCATION/SCIENCE). COMINGS, B.N. (Benjamin Newton). Class-Book Of Physiology For the Use of Schools and Families. Comprising the Structure and Functions of the Organs of Man, Illustrated by Comparative Reference To Those of Inferior Animals... With Twenty-Four Plates, and Numerous Engravings on Wood, Comprising All Above Two Hundred Figures.

    $475 (CAD)

    New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1864. Second edition, with an Appendix. With the printed slip ‘Judson W. Shaw 160 Main Street, Concord, N.H., Supplying Agent...' tipped on the front free e/paper. 8vo., orig. publisher's leather spine lettered in gilt, cloth, 324, (12)pp. With twenty-four full-page plates and numerous illustrations in the text. Some very minor wear to the lower corners, one spot of wear to lower edge, light rubbing but this is in fact an about fine copy of this educational text.

    In his Preface the author notes that a previous work, "Principles of Physiology", was so well received that he was encouraged by educators to produce a lower-priced book in order to ‘explain and illustrate to the student, fully and clearly, as many of the most practical principles of physiology, as could be included in the moderate limits of the present volume.' This work includes chapters on ‘The Blood', ‘Respiration', ‘Digestion', ‘Nutrition', ‘The Brain', ‘The Sense' to name but a few.

    Benjamin Newton Comings [1816-1899] American physician and educator. In addition to being a practicing physician, Comings also gave lectures at the State Normal School and was the surgeon to the 13th Reg. Conn. Volunteers. He was the author of several works on physiology.

  18. 18. (EDUCATION/SCIENCE). HUTCHISON, Joseph C. The Laws of Health. Physiology, Hygiene, Stimulants, Narcotics. For Educational Institutions and General Readers.

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    New York: Clark & Maynard, (1884). First edition. 8vo. orig. green cloth decorated and lettered in black on the upper board, gilt on the spine, 223pp. With a frontis and one other plate in colour, and black & white illustrations throughout the text. Pages 211-223 contain questions for students. Some notes in pencil by students (girls) in the 1880s, some light rubbing to spine ends but certainly a better than very good copy.

    ‘The object of this work is to present in clear and concise language the knowledge of to-day concerning the laws of Health and the effects of Narcotics and Stimulants, as far as possible in a work so elementary....It is specially designed to meet the needs of Grammar Schools, but is also adapted to those of a higher grade.'

  19. 19. FLEMING, Ian. Diamond Smugglers. With an Introduction by ‘John Blaize' formerly of the International Diamond Security Organization. [First Edition]

    $400 (CAD)

    London: Jonathan Cape, (1957). First edition. Publisher's black cloth with white lettering on the spine. Illustrated with photographs. A few white smudges to the cloth but o/w a very good copy in the d/w with the price ‘12 s. 6d net' and with chipping to the spine ends and a chip to the lower edge of the upper panel— an acceptable d/w.

  20. 20. FLEMING, Ian. The Man with the Golden Gun. [First edition, second issue.]

    $750 (CAD)

    London: Jonathan Cape, (1965). First edition, second issue. Fine in an about fine d/w.

  21. 21. FLEMING, Ian. Thunderball. [First Edition]

    $700 (CAD)

    London: Jonathan Cape, (1961). First edition. Brown cloth with the skeleton hand in blind, gilt lettering. A touch of sunning to the edges o/w a near fine copy in a price clipped d/w with edge wear to lower edge and spine, some small chips at spine ends, and two tears with creasing to the rear panel— a very good d/w.

  22. 22. (CANADIANA) (Cover-title): GOOD THINGS TO EAT FROM SIMPSON'S MARKET.

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    (Toronto): Robert Simpson Co., Ltd., (1930). 12mo., wrappers, 77pp. plus product ads. Some wear to covers and spine ends, very good. Not in Voila.

    A mail-order directory of foods and other goods available from the Simpson's Market. The customer would write down all the items wanted, then mail off the list, with the correct amount of money (or use a Simpson's charge card), and "Out-of-Town Shopping Service will then act as your buying representative and will shop for you - just as though you were doing it yourself." Then the groceries and change would be delivered to the customer.

  23. 23. SERVICE, Robert. Ballads of a Cheechako. [Signed by Service.]

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    Toronto: Ryerson Press, 1933. Signed by the author on the e/paper. 8vo., orig. blue cloth. A near fine copy in the pictorial d/w which has a 1" chip out of the front panel, some nicks at the spine ends and a bit of creasing but is still very good.

  24. 24. (MAGIC). THEOBALD, J. Dazley. Magic and Its Mysteries Explained and Illustrated by Professor J.D. Theobald.

    $200 (CAD)

    London: Frederick Warne and Co., nd (circa 1895). A re-issue in the ‘Warne's Useful Books' series (so stated on the upper board) of a title was first published by Warne in 1881. Sm. 8vo., orig. cream pictorial paper boards (a yellowback), 144, (1)p. ads. With illustrations. Some rubbing to the spine and ends, some wear to corners, some soiling but still a very good copy of this delicate book.

    Topp IV 788 indicates it was first published by Warne as a yellowback in 1881 and then reissued in their ‘Warne's Useful Books' series circa 1895.

  25. 25. (CANADIANA/ALBERTA TOURIST GUIDE) (Cover-title): HOLIDAY GUIDE TO SUNNY ALBERTA CANADA.

    $85 (CAD)

    Edmonton: Alberta Travel Bureau Dept. of Economic Affairs, 1949. Tall thin 8vo., colour pic. wrappers, 68pp. With illustrations. Some light creasing and minor darkening along the cover edges o/w near fine. Not in Voila.

    A bright and cheerful guide to the charms of Alberta, from the Badlands to Banff, including guides to hunting and fishing, lodges and provincial parks.

  26. 26. (ILLUSTRATED/DICKENS). SMITH, Jessie Wilcox. Dickens's Children. Ten Drawings by...

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    Toronto: McClelland & Goodchild, (1912). First Canadian edition. Small 4to., orig. green cloth with a small circular pictorial paper panel on the upper cover (Tiny Tim), no pagination. With 10 colour plates, each preceded by a title identifying the scene and characters and with a short descriptive text facing the plate. Light chipping to the top of the spine o/w a very nice copy of this uncommon Canadian edition.