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  • (1925 Catalogue – Montreal) T.W. BOYD & SON GUNS, AMMUNITION. SUMMER AND WINTER SPORTING GOODS.

    (1925 Catalogue – Montreal) T.W. BOYD & SON GUNS, AMMUNITION. SUMMER AND WINTER SPORTING GOODS.

    Montreal: T.W. Boyd & Son, (1925). 8vo. (8 ¾” x 5 ¾”), wrappers, 96 pages with illustrations. Condition for this catalogue is very good+ with slight edge wear, some wear to corners and spine ends. 1925 catalogue from this Montreal based …

  • (A.J. White & Company - 1912).  Under the Union Jack.

    (A.J. White & Company - 1912). Under the Union Jack.

    (Montreal: A.J. White & Company Limited, nd –1912). 8vo., original pictorial wrappers, 32pp. With some illustrations. Printed on cheap paper, upper wrapper has a hole punched in the top left corner with string for hanging, a few nicks but …

  • (CANADA NATIONAL RAILWAYS).  Historic Quebec. Canadian National To Everywhere In Canada (Cover title). ‘Quaint French Canada' (1941).

    (CANADA NATIONAL RAILWAYS). Historic Quebec. Canadian National To Everywhere In Canada (Cover title). ‘Quaint French Canada' (1941).

    Historic Quebec. Canadian National To Everywhere In Canada (Cover title). ‘Quaint French Canada' (p.3). No place: (Printed in Canada), 1941. Square 4to. (23.5 x 21 cm), elaborate colour pictorial wrapper, 26. With a large folding map at rear ‘ …

  • (CANADA STEAMSHIP LINES/VIEW-BOOK – circa 1920s). The Land of Romance.  (Cover title: Thousand Islands and the St. Lawrence River).

    (CANADA STEAMSHIP LINES/VIEW-BOOK – circa 1920s). The Land of Romance. (Cover title: Thousand Islands and the St. Lawrence River).

    (Watertown: Santway Photo-Craft Company, circa 1920s). Oblong 4to., (24 x 30 cm) orig. light brown wrappers with a small pictorial decoration, gilt border and lettering, with cord tie (as issued), (32)pp. Profusely illustrated. Extremely faint …

  • (Canadian National Railways View Book) CANADIAN ROCKIES JASPER NATIONAL PARK ALASKA

    (Canadian National Railways View Book) CANADIAN ROCKIES JASPER NATIONAL PARK ALASKA

    (Montreal): Canadian National Railways, no date (ca. 1910-30s?). Oblong 4to. (9” x 12”), string bound, 16 photographic views in colour. Condition is very good+ with small nick to bottom right corner, former owner’s name in pen on title-page …

  • (CANADIAN TRADE CATALOGUE – 1910s to 1920s).  Simonds Crescent Ground Cross-Cut Saws.

    (CANADIAN TRADE CATALOGUE – 1910s to 1920s). Simonds Crescent Ground Cross-Cut Saws.

    Montreal: Simonds Canada Saw Company, nd. (1910s-1920s). Oblong 8vo., original pictorial (two men using a cross-cut saw to cut a log), wrappers, 20pp. With illustrations of saws manufactured by both Simonds and the Dominion Saw Works Co. Mark on …

  • (CANADIAN TRADE CATALOGUE). Woods Manufacturing Co., Limited Ottawa--Canada.  Wholesale Manufacturers of Tents, Flags, Tarpaulins, Horse Covers, Coal Bags, Pack Sack, Complete Out-Door Equipment Including the World-Famed Arctic Eiderdown Sleeping Robes.  Catalogue No. 9.

    (CANADIAN TRADE CATALOGUE). Woods Manufacturing Co., Limited Ottawa--Canada. Wholesale Manufacturers of Tents, Flags, Tarpaulins, Horse Covers, Coal Bags, Pack Sack, Complete Out-Door Equipment Including the World-Famed Arctic Eiderdown Sleeping Robes. Catalogue No. 9.

    Ottawa: Designed, Printed and Published by the Advertising Department of Woods Manufacturing Company Limited, nd. (192-?) 8vo., orig. pictorial greyish tan wrappers, (102)pp. Profusely illustrated. Spine slightly rubbed but in fact a near fine copy …

  • (FORRESTER, Alfred Henry). The Tutor's Assistant, Or Comic Figures Of Arithmetic; Slightly Altered and Elucidated From Walking-Game by Alfred Crowquill. (pseud).

    (FORRESTER, Alfred Henry). The Tutor's Assistant, Or Comic Figures Of Arithmetic; Slightly Altered and Elucidated From Walking-Game by Alfred Crowquill. (pseud).

    London: J. and F. Harwood, 1863. 8vo., original cloth with gilt on upper cover, 128pp. Inscription, some minor wear to the spine ends otherwise a better than very good but not quite near fine copy. Osborne II. p.708. ‘Question and answer …

  • (GIFT CATALOGUE--ART DECO DESIGN 1930).  Fireside Gifts.

    (GIFT CATALOGUE--ART DECO DESIGN 1930). Fireside Gifts.

    Adrian, Mich: Fireside Industries Inc., 1930. Small 4to., original pictorial decorated wrappers with an art deco design, (2 order leaves), 69, (1) order leaf. Profusely illustrated, including some illustrations in colour. Small circular mark on …

  • (GOTHIC). FLAMMENBERG, Lawrence.  (pseud. of Friedrich Karl Kahlert). The Necromancer: Or The Tale of the Black Forest.  Founded on Facts. Translated from the German of... by Peter Teuthold. (With an Introduction by Montague Summers).

    (GOTHIC). FLAMMENBERG, Lawrence. (pseud. of Friedrich Karl Kahlert). The Necromancer: Or The Tale of the Black Forest. Founded on Facts. Translated from the German of... by Peter Teuthold. (With an Introduction by Montague Summers).

    London: Robert Holden & Co., 1927. First of this edition. 8vo., orig. pictorial paper boards, (xvi), 232pp. Small chip out of the rear spine gutter and a tiny nick at the top edge of the front board but still near fine copy of this Gothic novel …

  • (GRAND TRUNK RAILWAY/GUIDE).  Playgrounds of Canada and New England. A short treatise on Tourist, Fishing and Hunting Resorts Reached by The Grand Trunk Railway System.

    (GRAND TRUNK RAILWAY/GUIDE). Playgrounds of Canada and New England. A short treatise on Tourist, Fishing and Hunting Resorts Reached by The Grand Trunk Railway System.

    (Montreal?): Issued by the General Passenger Department, 1912. Tall narrow 8vo., orig. colour pictorial wrappers (rear wrapper plain), 31, (1)pp. With illustrations and a map of the Grand Trunk Railway System on page 2. Some slight marking on the …

  • (Trade Cards with Cutouts for Children).  Spool Pets Fun With Spools.

    (Trade Cards with Cutouts for Children). Spool Pets Fun With Spools.

    New York: J. & P. Coats ~ Clark's O.N.T. The Spool Cotton Company, 1930. Six pictorial cards (each measuring 10.5 x 13 cm) printed with a picture of the front and rear of a different animal. Each has a printed poem relating to the particular …

  • (TRADE CATALOGUE/ SILVER PLATE).  Daniel & Arter, Silver Platers and Gilders, Smelters Refiners, & c. Manufacturers of Spoons, Forks, Ladles, & c., & c. In Electro Plate,

    (TRADE CATALOGUE/ SILVER PLATE). Daniel & Arter, Silver Platers and Gilders, Smelters Refiners, & c. Manufacturers of Spoons, Forks, Ladles, & c., & c. In Electro Plate,

    Birmingham: (Daniel & Arter), nd. circa 1900 (but certainly after 1896). 4to., orig. red cloth with pictorial depiction of the Birmingham factory in gilt, gilt lettering, (10), 284pp. (printed on glossy paper) Profusely illustrated. ‘B2136' …

  • (VANCOUVER/TOURIST GUIDE). Vancouver... British Columbia The Sunset Doorway... of the Dominion… Business, … Residential and Tourist… Standpoints. The cover title reads: Souvenir of Vancouver. The Sunset Doorway of the Dominion.

    (VANCOUVER/TOURIST GUIDE). Vancouver... British Columbia The Sunset Doorway... of the Dominion… Business, … Residential and Tourist… Standpoints. The cover title reads: Souvenir of Vancouver. The Sunset Doorway of the Dominion.

    (Vancouver): The Vancouver Tourist Association (printed by Evans & Hastings), nd. (1903). 8vo., orig. pinkish beige wallet-edge wrappers with an ‘art nouveau' style pictorial design depicting a woman standing on a covered deck looking out at …

  • (WINDSOR--TRADE CATALOGUE). Illustrated and Descriptive General Trade Catalog No. 28.

    (WINDSOR--TRADE CATALOGUE). Illustrated and Descriptive General Trade Catalog No. 28.

    The Heller-Aller Co. Windsor, Ont., Canada Manufacturers of "Baker" Ball Bearing Wind Engines, Galvanized Steel Towers, Sub-Structures, Suburban Outfits, Flag Towers, Bell Towers, Pneumatic Pressure Tank Systems,...Pumps, Cylinders, Hydrants, Tank …

  • 1899 Railways & Canals Annual Report With Maps

    1899 Railways & Canals Annual Report With Maps

    This is the Annual Report of the Department of Railways and Canals for the fiscal year 1897-98. The report was issued in Ottawa in 1899. The book is a large octavo and has a number of full-page, as well as folding lithographic maps. They include …

  • 1939 New York World's Fair - Ephemera (8 pieces)

    1939 New York World's Fair - Ephemera (8 pieces)

    All items are from the 1939 World's Fair in New York. Items were deaccessioned from the Toronto Reference Library and have their stamps on them. Also have a caption written across bottom of item - "Expositions - New York -1939". Item 1 - The New …

  • 19th Century Corset

    19th Century Corset

    Women's Corset, late Victorian or Edwardian, sized for a small person or younger woman. Slightly soiled but otherwise in pristine condition, no damage, breaks, tears, open seams, or loose threads. The Bodice features a finely stitched off-white linen …

  • A Souvenir of The Thousand Islands of  the St. Lawrence River . . . by Jno. A. Haddock

    A Souvenir of The Thousand Islands of the St. Lawrence River . . . by Jno. A. Haddock

    Alexandria Bay, N.Y. Published by Jno. A. Haddock. 1895 First edition. Cover title "The Picturesque St. Lawrence River". Title page continues "... from Kingston and Cape Vincent to Morristown and Brockville ... including both the American and …

  • An Alphabet of Animals

    An Alphabet of Animals

    A Lady An Alphabet of Animals London: Simpkin, Marshall, & Co. Leicester : Winks and Son, Leicester. 1865. Soft cover. Fine. Item #42649 32mo [120 x 175 mm]. 30pp. No date, c. 1865. Yellow wraps, sewn spine, with illustrations to inside …

  • Animal Wisdom, by Charles van Sandwyk

    Animal Wisdom, by Charles van Sandwyk

    North Vancouver, B.C.: Charles van Sandwyk Fine Arts, 1999, first edition (with peacock-blue wrapper over olive-tan cards; no reprint statement). A near fine copy of a beautifully illustrated and calligraphed 25 page oblong booklet, with a bit of …

  • Baedeker's Great Britain

    Baedeker's Great Britain

    Karl Baedeker: Leipsic & London. 1897. Fourth edition, Revised and Augmented. "With 16 maps, 30 plans, and a panorama." A very good copy in the original gilt-lettered red cloth, corners slightly bumped and spine a trifle faded. Folding map at …

  • CFCA THE TORONTO STAR (Toronto’s First Radio Station – 1922 – Unrecorded?)

    CFCA THE TORONTO STAR (Toronto’s First Radio Station – 1922 – Unrecorded?)

    (Toronto): no publisher, no date (1922). Small 8vo. (7 ¾” x 4 ¾”), original wrappers, 16 pages with illustrations. Condition for this booklet is better than very good but not quite near fine with a light along the right side of the booklet …

  • CHINESE IVORY CARVED PIERCED BOX C.1890.

    CHINESE IVORY CARVED PIERCED BOX C.1890.

    Great detail in this Chinese carved ivory hinge lid box, with original lock and key, C.1890. Only 3 & 3/8" X 2.25" X 1.25" high, this box has each side and the top lattice-pierced and carved. Carved figures on the top, flowers on each side …

  • CHINESE SPECTACLES TINTED LENSES C.1810.

    CHINESE SPECTACLES TINTED LENSES C.1810.

    Early 19th century brass-framed spectacles, with 4 octagonal lenses; there are 2 main (front) lenses, and 2 folding side lenses, an invention of C.1780. Each lens is clear green glass; the side lenses were to protect from glare from the water in …

  • Feline Victorian Instagram

    Feline Victorian Instagram

    Reproduction, oil portrait of appealing tabby kitten printed on canvas. Signed in the original. Just as cute and cheaper to feed. Frame 34 cm x 27 cm, sight 24 cm x 17 cm

  • Harold Town Drawings (Limited Edition)

    Harold Town Drawings (Limited Edition)

    Town, Harold; Fulford, Robert Harold Town Drawings (Limited Edition) Toronto: McClelland & Stewart Ltd., 1969. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine / Near Fine. Item #42928 Square 4to. Cream cloth, gilt spine lettering, as new in like dust …

  • James Tong Lee in the Kitchen

    James Tong Lee in the Kitchen

    A limited edition cookbook titled, "James Tong Lee in the Kitchen," by Phoebe H. Brown. Lee worked for more than 70 years at the Brown family mansion, Sea Cliff, in San Francisco. The book is based on notes taken by Phoebe Hearst Brown (1904-1990) …

  • Jinks and Joys for Girls and Boys. A Birthday Book

    Jinks and Joys for Girls and Boys. A Birthday Book

    This is a delightful 19th century, chromolithograph, birthday book, published in the 1890's by Ernest Nister, and printed at Nuremberg. In the shape of a tambourine and bound with blue ribbon, it is about 4 inches (10cm) diameter.This little gift …

  • KEATS, John. The Poems of John Keats. Arranged In Chronological Order With A Preface By Sidney Colvin. (First of this edition. 1 of 250 copies on handmade paper.)

    KEATS, John. The Poems of John Keats. Arranged In Chronological Order With A Preface By Sidney Colvin. (First of this edition. 1 of 250 copies on handmade paper.)

    London: Chatto & Windus at the Florence Press, 1905. In two volumes. First of this edition. 1 of 250 copies on handmade paper. Tall squarish 8vo., full original limp vellum, spine and cover titles in gilt, original green ties, top edges gilt, …

  • Keepsake Box in Worked Copper

    Keepsake Box in Worked Copper

    Fine lidded copper box for keepsakes, measures 14 cm x 11 cm x 6 cm, with clever detailing and a not too shiny copper patina.

  • Kenojuak: The Life Story Of An Inuit Artist

    Kenojuak: The Life Story Of An Inuit Artist

    Walk, Ansgar; Kenojuak Kenojuak: The Life Story Of An Inuit Artist Manotick, ON. Penumbra Press, 1999. Hardcover. Fine. Item #42918 8vo. 248 pp. Illustrated glossy hardcover, no jacket as issued. The German edition was published one year earlier …

  • KOSEY KORNERS. A LITTLE BOOKLET WITH STORIES AND PICTURES HERALDING THE MISSION OF KOSEY KORNER SLIPPERS. (Kitchener - Circa 1920s)

    KOSEY KORNERS. A LITTLE BOOKLET WITH STORIES AND PICTURES HERALDING THE MISSION OF KOSEY KORNER SLIPPERS. (Kitchener - Circa 1920s)

    Kitchener, ON: Canadian Consolidated Felt Co., no date, ca. 1920s. Wrappers, booklet, size is 3 1/4" x 5". 12 pages with colour illustrations. Condition for this booklet is good only with edge wear, wear to corners and spine ends, some light …

  • Milk N' Honey by Abdul Mati Klarwein

    Milk N' Honey by Abdul Mati Klarwein

    New York: Harmony Books, 1973. Brilliantly illustrated on every page, a mixture of colour and black and white pages. A classic of psychedelia. Klarwein is most famous for his work that appeared on the cover of Santana's album Abraxas. Light wear …

  • North American Butterflies by C.J. Maynard

    North American Butterflies by C.J. Maynard

    An 1891 1st edition printing of A Manual of North American Butterflies by C. J. Maynard. Charles Johnson Maynard (1845–1929) was an American naturalist and ornithologist born in Newton, Massachusetts. The Charles Johnson Maynard Award is given out …

  • Polaroids. Photographs by Attila Richard Lukacs.

    Polaroids. Photographs by Attila Richard Lukacs.

    Morris, Michael; Lukacs, Attila Richard Polaroids. Photographs by Attila Richard Lukacs Vancouver: Presentation House Gallery/Arsenal Pulp Press, 2010. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. Item #42925 Elephant Folio [420 x 330mm]. Photographic …

  • ROYAL CROWN DERBY 1128 CAKE PLATTEr d.1988.

    ROYAL CROWN DERBY 1128 CAKE PLATTEr d.1988.

    Rare Royal Crown derby pattern 1128 heavy porcelain cake platter (Gateau platter), in the original box. It is 11" diameter, and 3/4" high, robust for any weight of cake! When purchased in 1988 (so code marked to back), this was not available in …

  • SIX (6) POSTERS

    SIX (6) POSTERS

    (Canada): Walt Disney / Kleenex, (1951). Each poster size is 14" x 20". Condition for these posters is about very good with some edge wear, some light creasing, some wear to corners, 3 of the posters have a small 1" tear left side middle, minor …

  • The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments, And other Rites and Ceremonies of The Church, According to the Use of the United Church of England and Ireland.  With Notes and Illustrations.

    The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments, And other Rites and Ceremonies of The Church, According to the Use of the United Church of England and Ireland. With Notes and Illustrations.

    London: John Murray, 1850. Small 4to., bound in the publisher’s binding of full brown calf with an elaborate blind-stamped design on both boards, bevelled edges, raised bands, single blind-stamped decoration in the compartments, leather spine label …

  • THE BOOK OF TORONTO. Edited by John Henderson. (1926)

    THE BOOK OF TORONTO. Edited by John Henderson. (1926)

    Toronto: Southam Press Limited, c. 1926. 4to., original pictorial wrappers, 160 pages with illustrations. Condition for this book is better than very good but not quite near fine with a bit of edge wear, slight wear to corners and spine ends, small 2 …

  • THE HANDBOOK OF TIRE MERCHANDISING. THE FIRESTONE TIRE AND RUBBER COMPANY OF CANADA LIMITED (1935 – With 15 of 16 Bulletins)

    THE HANDBOOK OF TIRE MERCHANDISING. THE FIRESTONE TIRE AND RUBBER COMPANY OF CANADA LIMITED (1935 – With 15 of 16 Bulletins)

    (Canada): Firestone Tire & Rubber Company of Canada Ltd., no date (first bulletin is info on the “New Firestone High Speed Tires for 1935”). 4to. folder (size is 11 ½” x 9”), bulletin size is 11” x 8 ½”, two of the bulletins are a …

  • Toronto Souvenir Guide In Colors

    Toronto Souvenir Guide In Colors

    Toronto Souvenir Guide In Colors Toronto: American Autochrome Co., 1929. Soft cover. Very Good. Item #43145 16mo. [150 x 100mm]. [30]pp. Stapled spine. 14 illustrations in colour, not including the covers, with several illustrations in black and …

  • TUDRIC PEWTER HOT WATER POT C. 1910.

    TUDRIC PEWTER HOT WATER POT C. 1910.

    Tudric pewter hot water pot #0231, designed for Liberty & Co, London, England by Archibald Knox (1864- 1913). Hand-hammered surface in Arts & Crafts manner, resting on 2 “shoe” feet (rectangular bars), height is 8.75″ to thumb rest …

  • Two Hand-Tinted Lithographs from Sketches of the Canadas by Coke Smyth (1839): Huron Indian prints

    Two Hand-Tinted Lithographs from Sketches of the Canadas by Coke Smyth (1839): Huron Indian prints

    “Zity, A Huron Indian” and “Indians of Lorethe”; two plates from Sketches in the Canadas by John Richard Coke Smyth (1808-1882). Published in 1839. Paper size: 14 1/2” x 21 1/4”. Image size: 10 5/8” x 14 5/8”. Browning around edges of …

  • Valentine's Snapshots: 12 Photographs of Toronto

    Valentine's Snapshots: 12 Photographs of Toronto

    Valentine's Snapshots: 12 Photographs of Toronto Great Britain: Valentine's, 1920. Soft cover. Near Fine. Item #42675 No date, c. 1920. Oblong 48mo [88 x 124mm]. Stapled wrapper with cut-out window to front cover to show the Toronto skyline. …

  • Victorian Chess & Draughts Games Board in Your Pocket - Circa 1870

    Victorian Chess & Draughts Games Board in Your Pocket - Circa 1870

    De La Rue & Co. Combined Pocket Chess and Draughts Games Board. A scarce example of this Victorian, pocket games board in near fine condition. Made with yellow glazed heavy paper printed in black & red with all 32 original printed games …

  • VICTORIAN MOTHER OF PEARL / ABALONE STAR CARD CASE.

    VICTORIAN MOTHER OF PEARL / ABALONE STAR CARD CASE.

    Another functional, elegant case for calling cards or business cards, this is covered in segments of nacre, or Mother-of Pearl (MOP), made C.1890. The case is 4" X 3" X 3/8" thick, perfect size for today's standard business cards. On the front …

  • VIMY MEMORIAL OPENING AND PILGRIMAGE

    VIMY MEMORIAL OPENING AND PILGRIMAGE

    Small gathering of material related to the ‘pilgrimage', sponsored by the Canadian Legion, to France for the dedication of the Vimy Memorial on July 26th, 1936 and associated events (tours to other French battlefields and dinners in France and …

  • Vintage Photograph - Uniformed Marching Band - circa 1890's

    Vintage Photograph - Uniformed Marching Band - circa 1890's

    Matted, sepia toned, original photograph of an unidentified, 19th century, uniformed marching band. 23 male musicians, and their conductor, posed in a treed area with instruments presented. Place, date, and photographer unknown. Appears to be North …

  • WWI - Panoramic Photo of the 122nd (Muskoka) Overseas Battalion, CEF - 1916

    WWI - Panoramic Photo of the 122nd (Muskoka) Overseas Battalion, CEF - 1916

    Original panoramic photo 52.5 X 9.5 inches by 'Panoramic Camera Company', 239 Victoria St., Toronto, about 1916. The 122nd Overseas Battalion was a unit in the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War, with Lieut-Col. D. M. Grant as …