RICHARD, René [Jean] (Illus.) & ROY, Gabrielle (Text). folio. pp. 6 p.l., 147, . printed in 14 point Palatino by Caractéra de Québec, on lana royal vellum. reproductions of 14 coloured lithographs & 3 b/w lithographs by René Richard. numerous other smaller illus. in the text after drawings by Richard. A fine copy in original stiff wrs. Justification page signed by Gabrielle Roy. Signed Presentation Copy from René Richard to his good friends Claire & Elizabeth Vanier & dear Madame Vanier, dated 17 October 1976. Housed in a custom walnut memory box with the title of the book carved on the lid, made by Canadian master-carver Dan Gallagher. First Edition Thus, Limited to 230 copies, this No. XXX of 30 copies with a separate portfolio containing 16 original lithographs (including 4 planches réfusées) printed at Ateliers Arachel Inc., each numbered & signed by the Artist. Also included are two sets of slightly reduced copies of the 12 plates & one set of the 4 planches réfusées. Roys story is loosely based on the northern Canadian travels, trapping life, and artistic journey of René Jean Richard, who was a close friend of Roys. Hould & Laramée 246.
HOLGATE, Edwin H[eadley] (Illus.) & CHOQUETTE, Robert [Guy] (Text). 4to. pp. 5 p.l. (inc. 1 blank), 29, , blank. with half-title. 13 woodcut text illus. (incl. title). loose uncut gatherings in original wrs. (wrs. with a few short tears along spine & fore-edges, contents fine & crisp). slipcase with Holgate title woodcut. Signed Presentation Copy from Choquette to Mr. & Mrs. Sherman P[ost] Haight (American collectors). First Edition, limited to 450 numbered copies on Medway paper (+ 25 hors commerce), this being number 229. Hould & Laramée 53. Thom, The Prints of Edwin Holgate, 45.
The Seventh Report From The Select Committee Of The House Of Assembly Of Upper Canada On Grievances; to whom were referred Lord Viscount Goderichs Despatch, to His Excellency Sir John Colborne, of the 8th November, 1832. To Which Is Added, The Report From The Same Committee, On The Petition Of William Forsyth, Late Proprietor Of The Niagara Falls Pavilion. W.L.Mackenzie, Esq. Chairman. Ordered, by the House of Assembly, to be Printed, (2,000 copies) 10th April, 1835.(MACKENZIE, W[illiam] L[yon] [1795-1861]). UPPER CANADA. HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY. SELECT COMMITTEE ON GRIEVANCES. 8vo. pp. 6 p.l., 76(index), 2(errata), li, , 372, vi, 26, A-I, K-Y. with half-title. original cloth-backed bds. (covers soiled & worn but binding solid, spine label chipped, scattered light foxing). First Edition of this famous report, an eloquent and forceful indictment of the Family Compact Government, inspired and largely written by William Lyon Mackenzie. The grievances of the Reformers are listed in detail and demands are made for an elective legislative council and responsible government. A landmark document in the political history of Upper Canada. Francis Bond Head, in his Narrative (1839; p. 7), described it as "a large octavo grievance volume, in boards, containing 553 closely-printed pages.it has been calculated (I believe accurately) that there exist in this book more than three times as many gross falsehoods as pages!" Fleming 892. Gagnon I 2196. Lande 859. Sabin 10577. TPL 1929. Watters p. 885.
De Corporibus Marinis Lapidescentibus Quae Defossa Reperiuntur. Addita Dissertatione Fabii Columnae De Glossopetris.SCILLA, Augustino [1629-1700]. 4to. pp. 4 p.l., 73, . with half-title. additional engraved title & 30 engraved plates numbered 1-28 incl. 2 bis plates 11 & 23. engraved headpiece & initials. 19th century bds. (worn, paper chipped from spine & corners, scattered light foxing). bookplate & signature of Swiss-born American biologist & geologist, Louis Agassiz [1807-73]. Harvard University bookplate recording the copy as the gift of Agassizs son, scientist & engineer Alexander Agassiz. First Edition of the Latin Translation (first published in Italian in 1670) of this pioneering illustrated study of fossils by Italian Baroque artist and paleontologist Agostino Scilla. His researches in Sicily and Malta led to the publication of this work which affirmed that they were not of supernatural or divine origin but the remains of living creatures trapped in mud or soil that later turned into rock. Scilla also correctly identified what had previously been considered magical objects called glossopetrae or tongue stones as sharks teeth. In the appended dissertation Fabio Colonna describes how he had burnt these fossils to show that they were made of lime, organic matter, rather than minerals. The plates, engraved by Pietro Santi Bartoli after drawings of fossil specimens made by Scilla, include depictions of fossilized animal bones, teeth, shells, corals, snails, a hammer head shark and white shark. Scillas fossil collection was acquired in 1717 by John Woodward, an English physician, and now forms the nucleus of the collections of the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences at Cambridge University. Nissen ZBI 3780 (calling for frontispiece & 31 plates, apparently in error).
MARSHAM, Sir John [1602-1685]. folio. pp. 2 p.l., 424, 427-438, 437-626, . contemporary paneled calf, rebacked, corners renewed (some scattered light foxing, old ms. note on first leaf). First Edition of this examination of the dating of ancient history and the principal difficulties that occur in the chronology of the Old Testament, incorporating the text of the authors previously published Diatriba Chronologica (1649). Subsequent editions, Leipzig 1676 and Franeker 1690, were both inaccurate. According to William Wotton, the noted linguist and historian, this was the first book to make Egyptian antiquities intellibible. "A beautifully printed book." (DNB) Wing M810.
Description Of The Plain Of Troy: With A Map Of That Region, Delineated From An Actual Survey. Read in French before the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Feb. 21. and 28. and March 21. 1791 Translated from the Original not yet published, And the Version accompanied with Notes and Illustrations, By Andrew Dalzel.LE CHEVALIER, Jean-Baptiste [1752-1836]. 4to. pp. 1 p.l., [v]-xv, , 154, index. lacking half-title? large folding double-page engraved map & 3 smaller engraved maps & plans (1 folding, 1 double-page). contemporary half calf (very worn, covers detached, leather on spine wanting, some foxing to plates & adjacent leaves). First Edition. Publication of the English translation preceded that of the original French version by nine years. The French astronomer and archaeologist served as secretary to the Comte de Choiseul-Gouffier, the French ambassador in Constantinople, and it was during that time that he explored and mapped the Troad, a historical region in northwestern Anatolia which was the setting for Homers Greek myth of the Trojan War. Le Chevalier situated Troy at Bunabarshi, a short distance south of Hisarlik, the currently accepted location, and his determination was generally viewed as correct until 1860. Blackmer 993.
The Thousand And One Nights, Commonly Called, In England, The Arabian Nights Entertainments A New Edition, From A Copy Annotated By The Translator, Edited By His Nephew, Edward Stanley Poole.LANE, Edward William [1801-1876]. 3 Volumes. 8vo. pp. 2 p.l., [vii]-xxx, 555; xii, 578; xii, 701, . numerous wood-engraved text illus. by Landells, O.Smith & others after designs by William Darbey. contemporary half calf, gilt backs (joints & extremities worn, spine labels partly chipped).
Mémorial De Sainte-Hélène, Ou Journal Ou Se Trouve Consigné, Jour Par Jour, Ce QuA Dit Et Fait Napoléon Durant Dix-Huit Mois.LAS CASES, [Emanuel Augustin Dieudonné Marin Joseph, comte de] [1766-1842]. 8 Volumes. 12mo. with half-titles. folding engraved plan of Longwood. contemporary quarter calf (edges worn, some scattered foxing, repair along edge of folding plan). Published the same year as the first edition. As usual this copy is without the two maps that were issued separately.
BOLINGBROKE, Henry ST. JOHN, first Viscount [1678-1751]. 5 Volumes. 4to. An attractive set in contemporary mottled calf, neatly rebacked, spines gilt (occasional foxing, 1 leaf in Vol. I browned, some browning to title margins). First Collected Edition of the works of the prominent Tory politician and philosopher who became a major political propagandist in opposition to the Whig Party led by Sir Robert Walpole. "In the late 20th century, Bolingbroke was rediscovered by historians as a major on Voltaire, and on the American patriots John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison. Adams said that he had read all of Bolingbrokes works at least five times; indeed, Bolinbrokes works were widely read in the American colonies, where they helped provide the foundation for the emerging nations devotion to republicanism. His vision of history as cycles of birth, growth, decline and death of republic was influential in the colonies, as was his contention on liberty; that one is "free not from the law, but by the law." (Wikipedia) NCBEL II 1119. Rand I 127.
Memoirs Of The Antiquities Of Great-Britain, Relating to the Reformation, &c. Containing, the first Institution of the order of the Grey-Friers, with the Life of St. Francis: some Remarks upon Wolsey, Cromwel, and the holy Maid of Kent; with the Occasion of the Dissolution of the Franciscan Monasteries. Of several eminent Fryers, particularly Roger Bacon, and Thomas Bungey, two supposed Conjurers. Some curious Observations relating to Fair Rosamund, and the Nunnery of Godstow, &c. An Account of Church-plate, Money, and Jewels, Images, &c. deliverd to K. Henry, taken from the Bodleian Library. The D. of Buckinghams Treason supported by a Carthusian Monk, his End, with the Manner of Degrading a Knight of the Garter, K. Henry the 8ths Oration to reform the Clergy and Laity; with Sir Thomas Moors thoughts about the State of Religion, &c. To which is prefixd a Preface, with some Remarks on Mr. Stevens first Additional Volume to Sir William Dugdales Monastichon Anglicanum, in DefenceANON. 12mo. pp. 1 p.l., xii, 139, . title in red & black. 4 (of 5) engraved plates by Sutton Nicholls: lacking frontis. woodcut head & tailpieces & initial. contemporary paneled calf (very worn, covers detached, some browning & a few stains, small faint rubberstamp on title, lacking free-endpapers & front paste-down). First Edition.
OUTRAM, Sir James [1864-1925]. 8vo. pp. xii, , 466, ads. 2 (of 3) colour maps lacking the folding map at end (apparently never bound in) & 46 plates. A nice copy in original pictorial cloth. First Edition. Outram made the first ascents of Mounts Assiniboine, Lyell, Bryce, Columbia, Forbes, and other peaks. Edwards & Lort 2681. Neate 592.
COLEMAN, A[rthur] P[hilemon] [1852-1939]. 8vo. pp. 383, . 4 maps (3 folding, 2 in colour, the Canadian Pacific Railway map not called for in plate list) & 32 plates (incl. frontis.). original pictorial cloth, t.e.g. (some light foxing). First UK Edition. An account of climbs in the Rockies and Selkirks made by the author, a professor of geology at the University of Toronto, between 1884 and 1908, including descriptions of expeditions to the Mount Robson region. "One of the most interesting accounts of Canadian mountain exploration and climbing." (Neate) Edwards & Lort 949. Lowther 1589. Neate 168. Smith 1881.
CASTONGUAY, Jacques. 12mo. pp. 95, . 4 double-sided plates (incl. maps. 1 text illus. index. padded leather with gilt crest of the Military College of St. Jean on upper cover, original wrs. bound in (slight crease in padding on upper cover). Presentation copy, from Col.-Comm. J.Chouinard to Roland Michener, Governor-General of Canada (1967-74). First Edition, Limited to 2,000 copies.
Paris Kanonen the Paris Guns (Wilhelmgeschütze) and Project HARP: The Application of Major Calibre Guns to Atmospheric and Space Research (Wehrtechnik und wissenschaftliche Waffenkunde Band 4).BULL, G.V. & C.H.MURPHY. 4to. pp. 246, ads. profusely illus. (some colour). biblio. bds. Fine copy. First Edition.
BOISSONAULT, Charles-Marie Et Al. 8vo. pp. 4 p.l., -414. 12 maps (11 folding), 1 folding plate, 4 colour plates & numerous text illus. red leather, gilt & silver crest of the regiment on upper cover. Fine copy. Presentation copy to Roland Michener, Governor-General of Canada (1967-74), dated Sept. 10, 1973, signed by numerous officers of the regiment. with Micheners armorial bookplate. First Edition, this one of 100 numbered copies on Japon Laurentique reserved for the regiment (total edition: 3000 copies).
STUTFIELD, Hugh E[dward] M[illington] & J[ohn] Norman COLLIE. 8vo. pp. xii, 342, . large folding coloured, 1 text map & 76 illus. on 52 plates. index. original cloth (rear cover rubbed, front endpapers stained, title & tissue guard browned, 2 leaves with marginal defects, else a very good tight copy). First Edition. "One of the classics of Canadian mountain exploration and climbing." (Neate) Including chapters on the ascent of Lefroy and Victoria, and the Waputhehk Ice-Field, in search of Mount Murchison, through the Pipestone and Siffleur Valleys, up the north fork of the Saskatchewan, the discovery of the Columbia Ice-Field and the first ascent of Mount Athabasca, a big-horn hunt, to the valley of the Athabasca and ascent of Diadem Peak, Thompson Peak and the Selkirks, Bush River, to the head of the Bush Valley, camp on Goat Peak, Bear Creek, Mount Murchison and Mount Freshfield, Mount Forbes and Howse Peak, Glacier Lake and the Lyell Ice-Field, Moraine Lake and the Ten Peaks, and sport and game in the Rockies. Edwards & Lort 3407. Lowther 1519. Neate 769. Smith 10002.
The Natural System of Colours (1766): A Facsimile Edition of What Is Perhaps the Rarest Known Book in the Literature of Color With Historical Notes and Commentary by Faber Birren.HARRIS, Moses. folio. [ff. 9]. 3 lithographed plates (2 in colour). 1 full-page text illus. cloth, printed label on upper cover. A fine copy in tattered, lightly soiled & foxed plain dw. Limited Edition (Limitation not stated).
The Glittering Mountains Of Canada: A Record Of Exploration And Pioneer Ascents In The Canadian Rockies 1914-1924.THORINGTON, J[ames] Monroe. 8vo. pp. xxii, 310. 6 mpas (3 folding), 7 panoramas on 4 folding plates & numerous other illus. on 28 double-sided plates. index. original cloth (slightly shaken, spine ends & corners frayed & rear joint starting, small dampstain & short tear to 1 map no loss, 2 stains on upper cover). First Edition, Limited to 1500 numbered copies. The American ophthalmologist was a member of the American Alpine Club for 64 years and edited the American Alpine Journal from 1934 to 1946. He spent fifteen seasons in the Canadian Northwest, during which he explored much of the Alberta-British Columbia watershed between Mount Assiniboine and Robson, making some 50 first ascents, including Mounts Barnard, Lyell, Saskatchewan and North Twin, the latter being the highest summit entirely in Alberta. He also visited the Interior Ranges of British Columbia, with five seasons in the Purcell Range, and a peak in the Purcells now bears his name. Many of the names of peaks suggested by him were accepted by the Geographic Board of Canada. The present volume includes chapters on the Freshfield Group, Alexandra Angle, North Twin, Mount Saskatchewan and Mount Columbia, Saskatchewan Glacier, Athabaska Pass, Scott Glacier, Mount Fraser, and Mount Robson. Neate 807. Smith 10213.
McLUHAN, Herbert Marshall. 4to. pp. vii, , 157. text in double columns. profusely illus. cloth. dw.(some shelf-wear, dw. defective). Signed Presentation Copy. First Edition of McLuhan's penetrating study in the field of popular culture and the persuasive influence of communication media independent of content. McLuhan's aphorism "the medium is the message" is later elaborated in his Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man (1964). "Ours is the first age in which many thousands of the best-trained individual minds have made it a full-time business to get inside the collective public mind. To get inside in order to manipulate, exploit, control is the object now. And to generate heat not light is the intention. To keep everybody in the helpless state engendered by prolonged mental rutting is the effect of many ads and much entertainment alike." (Preface)
MACDONALD, J[ames] E[dward] H[ervey]. 8vo. [pp. 9]. woodcut of Lake OHara after a drawing by J.E.H.Macdonald. 2 woodcuts by Thoreau Macdonald (1 on front cover). printers woodcut device on title. grey wrs. (crease to upper outer corner of front wr. & front blank, slight soiling to lower outer corner of title). First Edition. Edison B18.
[JESSUP, A.R. Et AL.]. 4to. pp. ix, , 267. 6 folding colour maps & 33 plates (8 folding). additional gilt lettered & ornamented title-page. mounted gilt-lettered & ornamented presentation leaf. signed design binding by Gyula Andras, Masterbinder, Ottawa, dated 1868: gilt-stamped red leather spine with blue leather lettering piece, blind-stamped blue leather sides with embossed maple leaf & mounted metal insignia medallion of the regiment on upper cover, gilt-stamped red cloth endpapers. Uncut. Presentation Copy to Roland Michener, Governor-General of Canada (1967-74), dated March 24, 1968, from the officers and men of the Regiment, signed by two officers. with Micheners armorial bookplate. First Edition.