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BINNEY, GEORGE [W.W. PERRETT; DR. S.K. HUTTON, TRANS.]. THE ESKIMO BOOK OF KNOWLEDGE / AGLAIT ILISIMATIKSAT INUN ILINGNAJUT Rendered into the Labrador Dialect by the Reverend W. W. Perrett with the Assistance of Dr. S. K. Hutton. London: Hudson’s Bay Company, 1931. pp. 237. 8vo in original paper-covered boards with illustrated pastedown to front board, blue lettering to front board and spine, and Hudson’s Bay Company flag to rear board. Map endpapers. Photographic frontispiece, black and white photos. Spine slant, some scuffing, top of spine torn and repaired, half-title coming away from binding at gutter, contents clean, binding remains tight. Hardcover. Dual language text. A condescending colonialist treatise containing “information useful to the Labrador and other Canadian Eskimos, in adjusting to the white man’s administration; includes sections on the British Empire, health, and work (trapping, handicrafts, etc.)” – Arctic Bibliography 1569. Scarce. Provenance: ink inscription reads “Gordon Tennet Donator/ III: MCMLXVI … / ex Libris Dermot F Collis”: likely the Collis who was translator of “Ulirnaisigutiit: An Inuktitut-English Dictionary of Northern Quebec, Labrador and Eastern Arctic Dialects”. (#049694)                   $400.00

RIEL, LOUIS; GEORGE F.G. STANLEY (ED.); RAYMOND HUEL; GILLES MARTEL; THOMAS FLANAGAN; GLEN CAMPBELL. THE COLLECTED WRITINGS OF LOUIS RIEL | LES ECRITS COMPLET DE LOUIS RIEL (FIVE VOLUMES) VOLUME 1: 1861-1875; VOLUME 2: 1875-1884; VOLUME 3: 1884-1885; VOLUME 4: POETRY; VOLUME 5: REFERENCE. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada: The University of Alberta Press, 1985. 8vo. All volumes uniformly bound in green cloth with gilt lettering to spine and front board. Black and white frontispieces, maps, photographic reproductions and illustrations. Negligible shelfwear, split to front endpapers of Volume I revealing mull beneath (binding remains sound), very light occasional pencil notations throughout (unaffecting text). Overall, a very presentable set. Hardcover. (#049697)                   $100.00

MORRISEAU [MORRISSEAU], NORVAL; SELWYN DEWDNEY, ED. LEGENDS OF MY PEOPLE THE GREAT OJIBWAY. Toronto: Mcgraw-Hill Ryerson, 1977. pp; xxii, 130. 8vo. Morrisseau’s black and white illustrations. Light shelfwear, spine lightly sunned, binding sound, contents clean and unmarked; very good. Paperback. (#050011)                   $60.00

REDSKY, JAMES; JAMES R. STEVENS, ED. GREAT LEADER OF THE OJIBWAY: MIS-QUONA-QUEB. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1972. pp. 127. 8vo. Map, black-and-white photos. Light wear to extremities, contents clean and unmarked, binding sound; very good. Unknown. The tale of a legendary 18th century Ojibway hero, “the last great war leader of the Ojibway”. (#050010)                   $50.00

SYMS, E. LEIGH. STORIES OF THE OLD ONES FROM THE LEE RIVER, SOUTHEASTERN MANITOBA THE OWL ININI, CARVER ININI AND DANCER IKWE. Winnipeg: The Manitoba Museum, 2014. pp. 127. 4to. Pictorial boards. Black and white and colour maps, photographs and illustrations. No detectable flaws; near fine. Hardcover. (#049903)                   $60.00

HOLLAND, LYNDA; LARRY HEWITT. THE DENE ELDERS PROJECT STORIES AND HISTORY FROM THE WESTSIDE. La Ronge: Holland-Dalby Educational Consulting, 2002. pp. 117. 4to. Black and white photographs, maps and illustrations. Lightest rubbing to covers, contents remain clean and unmarked; very good+ to near fine. Paperback. (#049902)                   $50.00

ODJIG, DAPHNE; WOOD, MORGAN. DAPHNE ODJIG: FOUR DECADES OF PRINTS. Kamloops, British Columbia: Kamloops Art Gallery, 2005. 4to. Light shelfwear; very good. Paperback. Foreword by Jann LM Bailey. Essay by Morgan Wood. (#049490)                   $50.00

[WILLS]. WILLS’ CIGARETTE CARDS / ROSES, SECOND SERIES: 85 CARDS. Bristol & London: W. D. & H. O. Wills, ca. 1910-1930. Condition generally good to very good; in Shamrock album showing significant wear. Includes numbers 50-72 & 74-100. Missing number 73. Some duplicates (56, 57, 58, 59, 62, 66, 69, 70, 72, 75, 78, 80, 82, 85,87, 88, 94, 96, 97, 99, 100) and triplicates (54, 63, 77, 83, 84, 89, 91).  (#049347)                  $175.00

DE JOUVANCOURT, HUGUES; BILL TRENT (TRANS.). SUZOR-COTE. Montreal: La Fregat, 1967. pp. 132. 4to. Bound in full luscious brown suede with inlayed hand-painted artwork to front panel and gilt lettering to spine. Five raised bands and six compartments, decorative endpapers, gilt top edge. Color plates, black and white illustrations, and etching portrait of Suzor-Cote by Adam Sherrifs Scott. Lightest fading to spine, else; very good+. Leather Bound. Limited edition number 18/200. (#049914)                   $100.00

BROWNE, MAGGIE [ARTHUR RACKHAM, ILL.]. THE BOOK OF BETTY BARBER. Toronto: The Musson Book Company, ND. First Canadian edition. 8vo. Bound in brown cloth with gilt lettering; colour pastedown to front board. Plates all present as called-for. Top edge gilt. Edges rubbed, gift inscription (dated 1917), damage to three of the colour plates, occasional smudges, binding remains nice; overall good. Hardcover. (#049176)                   $175.00

SERPIERI, PAOLO E.; JULIE SYMMONS-LYNCH (ED.); ADAM KUBERT. MORBUS GRAVIS I & II (TWO VOLUMES). Heavy Metal Magazine | Kitchen Sink Press, 1997. Slim 4to. Pictorial boards. No detectable flaws; near fine. Hardcover. (#049352)                   $75.00

[BIBLE]; [COMMON PRAYER]; ROBERT F. HERREY; THOMAS STERNEHOLD, JOHNS HOPKINS, ETC., COLLECTED. THE BIBLE: TRANSLATED ACCORDING TO THE HEBREW AND GREEKE &C., 1615 / BOUND WITH: THE BOOKE OF COMMON PRAYER WITH PSALTER, 1613; TWO RIGHT PROFITABLE AND FRUITFULL CONCORDANCES, 1613; THE WHOLE BOOKE OF PSALMES, 1615. London: Robert Barker, 1615. Bound thus: Booke of Common Prayer: [46? leaves]; Bible: pp. 553 [1]; Concordances: [0000?]; Psalmes: pp. 91 [9]. 8vo, 19th century leather binding with gilt lettering and decorations. Gilt page edges. Edges scuffed, rear joint splitting, free endpapers loose, pages trimmed in rebinding, last page tattered with old calligraphy to margins; good. Leather Bound. This is the Geneva or “Breeches” Bible. “Whole Booke of Psalmes” is complete to the “FINIS” of the Psalms but the “Prayers” following are incomplete, ending mid-sentence after five pages. (#049806)                   $1,000.00

CAVE, WILLIAM. ECCLESIASTICI: OR, THE HISTORY OF THE LIVES, ACTS, DEATH, & WRITINGS, OF THE MOST EMINENT FATHERS OF THE CHURCH, THAT FLOURISHT IN THE FOURTH CENTURY WHEREIN AMONG OTHER THINGS AN ACCOUNT IS GIVEN OF THE RISE, GROWTH, AND PROGRESS OF ARIANISM, AND ALL OTHER SECTS OF THAT AGE DESCENDING FROM IT : TOGETHER WITH AN INTRODUCTION, CONTAINING AN HISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF THE STATE OF PAGANISM UNDER THE FIRST CHRISTIAN EMPEROURS. London: Printed for Richard Chiswel, 1683. pp. [Dedication; Preface; Contents], lxxi, 543, 61 (last page mis-numbered). 4to, full brown leather, with raised bands to spine and gilt-lettered leather title label. Engraved title, and in-text engravings scattered throughout. Leather dry, with some scuffing, loss and cracking, binding sound, tide marks to text block; good. Leather Bound. Bound with “An Appendix: Containing a Brief Account of Some other Eminent Fathers That Flourish’d in this Fourth Century”, London, printed by A. Godbid and J. Playford, 1682. (#049349)                   $200.00

DOYLE, ARTHUR CONAN. THE HISTORY OF SPIRITUALISM / VOLUMES I AND II. London: Cassell and Company, Ltd., 1926. 8vo. Bound in blue cloth with gilt lettering. All plates present. Vol. I poor; Vol. II very good. Vol I in a utilitarian rebind, shows spine slant, age-toning, highlighting, some soiling, top edge coloured red, smaller in size than II; Vol. II shows light shelfwear, ink names to ffep, contents generally clean and bright, binding sound. Hardcover. (#049792)                   $250.00

GRIFFITHS, JULIA, ED., FOR THE ROCHESTER LADIES’ ANTI-SLAVERY SOCIETY [FREDERICK DOUGLASS]. AUTOGRAPHS FOR FREEDOM. Boston: John P. Jewett and Company, 1853. First edition. pp. viii, 263. 12mo. Bound in teal-green cloth with gilt lettering, and gilt rules and decoration to boards. Three full-page engraved plates including portrait frontispiece. Cloth worn through at corners and spine ends, front free endpaper excised, one quire sprung, foxing, damage to frontispiece, intact and complete, but only fair. Hardcover. A collection of anti-slavery essays, stories, and poems, collected by The Rochester Ladies’ Anti-Slavery Society, and with the only known published fictional work by Frederick Douglass. With authors’ signatures appended. Sabin 28835. (#049175)                   $1,000.00

BEATTIE, KIM. 48TH HIGHLANDERS OF CANADA 1891-1928. Toronto: 48th Highlanders of Canada, 1932. pp.434. Royal 8vo. Bound in blue faux-leather, with embossed crest to front board and gilt lettering to spine. Decorated endpapers, colour frontispiece with tissue guard, maps, b&w photos, all present as called-for. Light scuffing to edges, endpapers split at hinges (binding sound), contents clean and crisp; very good. Hardcover. Maps by E. W. Haldenby. Cooke p. 220. (#049805)                   $300.00

TANNER, JOHN (ED.). BRITISH MILITARY AIRCRAFT OF WORLD WAR ONE THE OFFICIAL TECHNICAL AND RIGGING NOTES FOR RFC AND RNAS FIGHTING AND TRAINING AEROPLANES, 1914-1918. London: Hippocrene Books, 1976. pp. 313. Oblong 4to. Bound in full dark green boards with gilt lettering to spine. Black and white photographic reproductions, charts and illustrations. No detectable flaws; near fine and housed in very good+ lightly rubbed price-clipped dustjacket. Hardcover. RAF Series Volumes 4. (#049688)                   $100.00

[NO AUTHOR STATED]. THE NAVAL HEROES OF GREAT BRITAIN AND THEIR HISTORY AND ACHIEVEMENTS. London: Clarke and Beeton, N.D. (Circa 1860). pp. 350. 12mo. Bound in 3/4 green leather over marbled boards with burgundy with gilt lettering over burgundy spine spine label. Five raised bands, six compartments. Black and white engravings. Edgewear, scuffing to boards, ink inscription to ffep, child’s pencil marking to rear endpapers. Text remains clean and unmarked with tight, sound binding; good+ Leather Bound. (#049829)                   $100.00

ATEAH-LESTER, LAELA. CEDARS OF LEBANON. Winnipeg, Manitoba: The Columbia Press Limited, 1951. pp. 159. Small 8vo. Bound in full navy blue cloth with gilt lettering to front board. Light rubbing to boards, a few small spots to initial pages otherwise contents remain clean and unmarked with tight, sound binding. Overall, very good+. Hardcover. “‘This is the true story of Michael Ateah and his wife Shafia, my father and mother, who came to Canada to from Mount Lebanon, Syria, in the Middle-East.” (#049704)                   $100.00

[OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS]. OXFORD REFERENCE CLASSICS OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE: 8 VOLUME SET. 500TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION, WITH CUSTOM BOOK STAND The Compact Edition of the Oxford English Dictionary: Complete Text Reproduced Micrographically Volume I, A-O; Volume II, P-Z, Supplement and Bibliography; A Dictionary of Modern English Usage; The New Oxford Book of American Verse; The New Oxford Book of English Verse 1250-1950; The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations; The Oxford Companion to English Literature; The Oxford Companion to American Literature. Oxford: Oxford University Press / The Franklin Library, 1981. Limited edition. All volumes bound in full dark-blue leather with gilt Oxford University Press insignia and rules to front board, gilt lettering and decoration to spines. Raised bands to spines, page edges gilt. Moire endpapers, ribbon page markers. Lightest shelfwear, faint spotting to top page edges, minor sunning to ribbon page markers, binding sound, contents clean, very good+. Leather Bound. The edition is limited to 7,500 sets, of which this is number 4437. (#050012)                   $400.00

[ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA]. THE ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA: ELEVENTH EDITION / 29 VOLUMES + 3 SUPPLEMENTAL “12TH EDITION” VOLUMES A DICTIONARY OF ARTS, SCIENCES, LITERATURE AND GENERAL INFORMATION. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1910/1911 & 1922. 11th edition. 4to. Sumptuously bound in limp burgundy leather with gilt lettering and decoration to front boards and spines. Decorated endpapers on 11th edition volumes; color maps, black and white illustrations and charts. Printed on “onionskin” paper with page edges in gilt. Overall very good, but individual volumes show minor defects. Most volumes show superficial creasing and minor sunning to spines, some show sporadic rubbing to boards, periodic light rippling to margins, tide marks to the bottom edges of volumes 4-7, previously existing repair to a map in Vol. 5, rear endpaper of Vol 1 is creased; contents clean and bright, bindings sound. Leather Bound. Generally regarded as the finest edition of the Encylopedia Britannica, “the 11th” has maintained a loyal following due to it’s impeccable scholarship and enduring readability. With an authorship consisting of over 1,500 of the most prominent academics of the early 20th century, this set represents the intellectual unity that characterized the years prior to the first world war and still maintains it’s lasting reputation over 100 years after it’s original publication. (#049384)                   $550.00

DELILLO, DON. THE NAMES. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1982. First edition. pp. 339. 8vo. Bound in 1/4 cream-coloured cloth over beige paper boards with gilt lettering to front board and spine. Previous owner’s bookplate to front pastedown and blindstamp to title page, spotting to top page edge; very good in very good, lightly rubbed dustjacket with author’s photo to rear panel. Hardcover. SIGNED and inscribed by the author on title page. (#049695)                   $60.00

DELILLO, DON. LIBRA. Toronto: Lester & Orpen Dennys, 1988. First Canadian edition. pp. 456. 8vo. Bound in 1/4 black cloth over grey boards with bronze lettering and decoration to spine. Spotting to top edge, else very good+ in very good dustjacket showing some sunning at spine. Paperback. Includes letter from the publisher outlining Libra’s story line in association with the 25th anniversary of JFK’s assassination. SIGNED by author on title page. (#049696)                   $50.00

DELILLO, DON. WHITE NOISE. New York: Elisabeth Sifton Books / Viking, 1985. First edition. pp. 326. 8vo. 1/4 bound in white cloth over grey boards with silver lettering to spine. Light edgewear, slight spine slant, faint spotting to top page edge; very good, in very good dustjacket with $16.95 price intact and author’s photo to rear panel, showing light edgewear to top of spine and slight rubbing overall. Hardcover. SIGNED by author on title page. (#049693)                   $200.00

NABOKOV, VLADIMIR. LOLITA. New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1955. Second Impression. pp. 319. 8vo. Bound in quarter black cloth over paper boards with gilt lettering to spine. Edgewear, light spotting to boards, slight split at front endpaper revealing mull beneath (binding remains sound). Contents remain clean and unmarked. Good+ to very good. Hardcover. (#049336)                   $50.00

HOWARD, ROBERT E.; FRANK FRAZETTA (ILLUST.). THE ULTIMATE TRIUMPH: THE HEROIC FANTASY OF ROBERT E. HOWARD. London, England: Wandering Star, 1999. pp. v, 259, A56. 8vo. Bound in full terracotta cloth with black lettering to spine. Black and white illustrations. No detectable flaws; near fine and housed in near fine dustjacket. Overall, near fine. Hardcover. (#049504)                   $60.00

DICKENS, CHARLES [CECIL ALDIN, ILL.]. THE POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF THE PICKWICK CLUB / TWO VOLUMES. New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., 1910. 4to. Taupe buckram spines over tan cloth boards, with black and gilt lettering and decoration to spines and front boards. 24 colour plates with captioned tissue guards, and b&w in-text illustrations. Edges rubbed, 1″ tear to inner hinge of Vol. I, ink name and bookplate to rear endpapers, contents clean, bindings square and sound; very good. Hardcover. (#049383)                   $125.00

RENTOUL, ANNIE R. (WORDS); GEORGETTE PETERSON (MUSIC); IDA S. RENTOUL-OUTHWAITE (ILLUSTRATIONS). AUSTRALIAN SONGS FOR YOUNG AND OLD. Adelaide: Allan & Co. Pty. Ltd, ND [1924]. pp. 28. Oblong 4to. Cord-tied wrappers. Pictorial cover printed in black and silver, decorated dedication page and 9 full-page illustrations. Edgewear, cover splitting at top of spine, tidy owner’s name, some smudges to contents; good. Imperial edition, No. 335. “A.P. K 7072” to lower rear cover. (#049174)                   $100.00

RENTOUL, ANNIE R. AND IDA RENTOUL OUTHWAITE. THE LITTLE GREEN ROAD TO FAIRYLAND. London: A & C Black Ltd, 1922. 1st edition. pp. viii, 102. 4to. Bound in floral-patterned paper-covered boards, with green cloth spine, and paper title label to front board. Colour and black-and-white plates, and in-text illustrations. Boards worn through at edges, free endpapers excised, binder’s tape to hinges, some dogearing and fingerprints, occasional chips/tears. Frontispiece missing. Fair. Hardcover. (#049109)                   $175.00

BERGMANN, FRIÐRIK JÓNSSON. ÍSLAND UM ALDAMÓTIN: FERÐASAGA SUMARIÐ 1899 [ICELAND AT THE TURN OF THE CENTURY: A TRAVELOGUE, SUMMER, 1899]. Reykjavík, Iceland: Isafoldarprentsmidja, 1901. pp. vi, 321. 12mo. Bound in full light brown cloth with gilt and black rules and lettering to spine and front board. Light rubbing and a few light spots to boards otherwise, contents remain clean and unmarked with tight, sound binding. Overall, very good+. Hardcover. Referenced in Hjartar, Page 58. (#049357)                   $100.00

KEE, ED. SAVING OUR HARVEST THE STORY OF THE MID ATLANTIC REGION’S CANNING & FREEZING INDUSTRY. Baltimore, Maryland: CTI Publications, 2006. First edition. pp. 436. 4to. Bound in burgundy cloth with gilt lettering to front board and spine. Black and white photographic reproductions, illustrations and charts. No detectable flaws; near fine in near fine dustjacket. Hardcover. “Saving Our Harvest is the story of the Mid-Atlantic region’s canning and freezing industry.” (#049251)                   $150.00

SCOTT, PETER [WRITTEN AND ILLUSTRATED]. MORNING FLIGHT: A BOOK OF WILDFOWL. London: Country Life Limited, 1935. Signed Limited Edition. pp. xiii, 138. 4to. Bound in full brown cloth with gilt rules and lettering to spine. Illustrated endpapers and sixteen colour plates protected with original tissue-guards and forty-eight black and white illustrations and wood-cuts. Light edgewear, a few light spots to front board, tide-mark to rear board (unaffecting contents). Front-free endpaper has been excised, contents remain clean and unmarked with tight, sound binding. Overall, very good+. Hardcover. Peter Scott was a noted 20th century ornithologist, artist, conservationist and a founding member of the World Wildlife Fund. A remarkable and beautiful work – it was completed when he was only twenty-five – it is a testament to his love of birds and nature. Signed Edition Limited to 750 Copies for Sale of Which This Is Number 463. (#049153)                   $150.00

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