Oliphant, Margaret - Mary Porter
Edinburgh and London, 1898
Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1897, 1898. 3 volume mixed set. Volumes 1 & 2, limited edition of 150 copies on handmade paper, published 1897, quarto, in dust jackets, navy-blue buckram with gilt device to covers and gilt spine lettering, top edges gilt, others deckled.. Vol. 1: pp. 522, engraved frontispiece portrait; Vol. 2: pp. 514, engraved frontispiece portrait plus two other engraved portraits. Vol. 3: unopened, ordinary edition, octavo, navy blue cloth with identical gilt device on cover and gilt spine lettering, pp. 435, engraved frontispice portrait, illustrated. Lacks dust jacket. Covers lightly rubbed and scuffed, else nice, clean set. Includes a purchase invoice addressed to Mr. Neill, Bodleian Library, Oxford and dated 22nd March 1971.. Limited First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good Plus.. Quarto.
Small, H.B (Compiler). Taylor, J. (Ed.)
Montreal: M. Longmoore & Co., 1866. Pp. 196,  - (steamer and railway adverts) printed in blue, with 10 inserted albumen photographs mounted on heavy card stock all by WILLIAM NOTMAN. Original green, blindstamped, fine dotted diaper cloth, gilt spine lettering, yellow coated endpapers. Front free endpaper bears an inscription by John Edward Taylor, the editor: "Annie Maria Allen With her Uncle John's kind love. July 15th 1866", at head of page is the ownership stamp of H.M. Hughson, Rockcliffe Park, Ottawa. Interior is very clean and bright, covers are lightly scuffed and soiled, corners a bit bruised. Overall, a very good plus copy.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus.. Illus. by William Notman. Octavo.
[Toronto: s.n., 1954] Blue printed card covers with three side-staples, pp. , signed "by Marshall McLuhan" on front cover beneath title, and with pencilled price of "35" in top right corner. Covers gently faded and browned around margins, very light stains near fore-edge of rear cover, top outer corner curled. "In the same year that Wyndham Lewis published "Self Condemned", Marshall McLuhan took inspiration from Lewis's journal "BLAST" and produced "COUNTERBLAST", intended, like "Self Condemned" to shake the city of Toronto out of its smugness, complacency, and spiritual torpor." - from the foreword by Terrence Gordon, of the reprint edition.. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. Quarto.
Maeterlinck, Maurice. Translated by Alfred Sutro. With Introduction by A.B. Walkley
Toronto: Musson Book Company, 1911. Pp. xviii, , handwritten musical score on the front free endpaper, inscribed and signed by the eminent Canadian composer and organist, Healey Willan: "To Vera Feb. 14. 1915. With all good wishes", recipient's signature, Vera [N. Livingston] to front pastedown. Original green ribbed cloth, title framed in gilt on front cover, ornate gilt spine. "The Treasure of the Humble" (French: Le Trésor des humbles) is a collection of thirteen deeply reflective mystical essays.. Pocket Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 12mo..
Blackstone, Sir William.
London: Printed by A. Strahan for T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1803. 4 volumes, eccentrically paged to conform to earlier editions, (Vol. 1: A8-Tt8, Uu4; Vol. 2: A4, B8-Uu8; Vol. 3: A4, B8-Mm8; Vol. 4: A4, B8-Pp8, Qq4, Rr2), frontispiece portrait engraving, 2 tables (1 folding) in vol. 2, contemporary calf. Rebacked and with double title and volume spine labels in maroon and dark green. Covers worn and scuffed, contemporary ink signature of John Sutcliffe dated 1804 in vol. 1 only, else a very nice tight set. "Still remains the best general history of English law" Concise DNB.. Fourteenth Edition. Full Leather. Very Good. Octavo.
Montreal / Kingston, 1860
Montreal / Kingston: John Lovell / John Creighton, 1860. Pp. 186,  - "Opinions of the Press." Original brown pebbled cloth, blind-stamped, gilt spine lettering. Faint spotting first and last, else interior very clean. Overall, a very good copy. "Sangster’s ability to express the beauty of the Canadian landscape and the themes of love and spiritual life in a style never used before in his own country earned him the title, from some contemporary reviewers, of the father of Canadian poetry." - DCB. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 12 mo..
Thom, Adam. [Hudson's Bay Company]
London: Printed by E. Couchman, 1848. Pp. 44, original tan wrappers reprinting the title page with exception of the imprint to the front cover. Slight chipping to upper outer corner with a light embossed square, otherwise fine copy in custom black cloth slipcase with inserted chemise folder. TPL 7986; Peel 228. Not in Casey, Gagnon, Lande, Sabin, Amtmann, Eberstadt, Soliday or Streeter. In this charge to the jury at the commencement of the trial of an Indian for murder, Thom incorrectly declared that the rights of the Hudson's Bay Company, by its charter, extended to judicial authority over the aborigines. Thom was here exceeding his authority as the case should have been tried in Upper Canada. Adam Thom represented a unique link between Lower Canada and Rupert’s Land in that his unyielding racial attitudes earned him the enmity of French Canadians and Métis alike.. Soft Cover in Slipcase. Fine. Octavo. Pamphlet.
Hudson's Bay Company - Thomas Fraser, Secretary
London: Hudson's Bay House, November 22nd, 1858. Pp. 3 (single folded sheet of light blue paper). Caption title. A fine copy. Rare. Peel 368. Not in TPL, etc. "Although in former times the allowances and rations allowed by the custom of the Company were considered to be calculated on a very liberal scale, the Company are aware that of late, complaints have been raised that in those rations some luxuries are omitted which, though used by the labouring classes in modern times, were not thought necessary at the period when the scale of rations was originally arranged. The Committee are anxious to conform to the change, and they have consequently included Tea and Sugar among the rations to be supplied to all classes of Servants, at the same time, that the option will be given to each as may choose to dispense with those articles, to get an equivalent for the whole, or for a part, in money. In readjusting their scale of Wages and Rations, the Company have thought it right to take the opinion of some of their retired Chief Factors as to the changes...They have accordingly consulted Mr. D. Finlayson and Mr. James Hargrave...and it is in conformity with their opinion that the present Scale of Wages and Rations has been determined upon." -page 1. The text also includes a `Statement of Labourers, Mechanics and Boatmen, required for the service of the Hudson's Bay Company in 1859', and a list of `Standards of Rations supplied at York Factory to engaged Servants, &c, &c.'-pp. 2-3. Signed Thomas Fraser, Secretary. While Fraser signed it, there are extensive quotations from Hargrave on the matter of allowances and rations at York Factory, as well as at other stations. . First Edition. Soft Cover. Fine. Folio. Pamphlet.
Hudson's Bay Company]- Great Britain (Colonial Office)
London: Printed by Joseph Causton & Sons, , 1869. Pp.9, Pamphlet-stitched binding. Self Wrappers, with cover title. Rare. "Earl Granville has had under review the correspondence which has passed respecting the proposed transfer to Canada of the jurisdiction and territorial rights of the Hudson's Bay Company in North America... It is not creditable to this Country, that any inhabited parts of Her Majesty's dominions should be without a recognized government capable of enforcing the law, and responsible to neighbouring countries for the performance of international obligations... The terms which his Lordship now proposes, are as follows: [terms no.'d I to XII follow] Signed, Frederic Rogers." -from the text. Slight tanning to the fore-edge margin, else fine copy. Peel 502. Sir Stafford Northcote was governor of HBC, 1869-1875. . First Thus. Soft Cover. Fine. Octavo. Pamphlet.
Jones, David. - Thomas Dilworth, Editor
Toronto: Anson-Cartwright Editions, 1984. 8vo., pp. 101, illus. including two wood engravings by David Jones, cloth, gilt spine, dust jacket. Mint. Designed and typset by Glenn Goluska at The Nightshade Press, Toronto. The typefaces are Linotype Pilgrim and Monotype Gill Sans, both designed by Eric Gill. One thousand copies were printed on Zephyr Antique Laid at The Coach House Press, Toronto. (Multiple copies available.). First Edition. Cloth. As New/As New. Octavo.
Toronto: W.C. Chewett & Co., 1865. 16.3 cm x 12.8 cm, pp. 109, 2 very large, colour folding maps, original textured blue cloth boards, gilt-titled on a black panel. Covers slightly worn, else a very good plus copy. White, d. 1879, was a provincial land surveyor. TPL 4461. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus.. 16 mo..
Carroll, Lewis. Introduction by Joseph A. Brabant
Toronto: The Cheshire Cat Press, (Printed at the Poole Hall Press in Grimsby) 1988, 1991 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: Unbound boxed copy, #41 in an edition of 177 copies, inscribed on the half-title to "Hugh Anson-Cartwright with best wishes from Joe Brabant 19.xii.88." includes the 4-page illustrated prospectus. 95 wood engravings cut by George Walker, including tipped-on hand-painted frontispiece on hand-made paper, signed in pencil and numbered 115/200. All enclosed in original maroon, cloth-covered clamshell box with gilt spine lettering, fine. TOGETHER WITH: Alice's Adventures in Toronto: #77 in an edition of 177 copies, inscribed on the half-title to "Hugh Anson-Cartwright with best wishes from Joe Brabant 2.5.92." 28.5 cm x 20.5 cm, printed on Japanese folded sheets (double-fold), Contains George Walker's 'Alice' engravings, engravings that were not used and the reasons for not using them, and Walker's preliminary sketches. Plain brown cloth spine over beige boards illustrated with the cheshire cat, no jacket as issued. Fine, as new copy. . Inscribed. Limited Edition. Unbound Boxed Copy / Hard Cove. As New. Quarto.
Westwood, NJ, 1970
Westwood, NJ: The Kindle Press, Printed Privately, 1970. Presented by the Performing Arts Foundation of Huntington Township at the Walt Whitman Sesquicentennial Festival. Pp. [viii], 25. White card stock, illustrated and lettered in black. Covers tanned primarily around margins, water blemish near joint on rear cover, obviously caught and cleaned up in time, does not extend within to the clean, fine, unread interior. Tight, square, unread copy. . First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good Plus.. Octavo.
Phillips, James E.
Brooklyn, N.Y., 1953
Brooklyn, N.Y.: Printed by Theo. Gaus' Sons, Inc., 1953. Pp. 24. Green printed card covers, stapled binding. On inside front cover, printed price crossed out and replaced with handwritten lower price, signed by the author: "Complimentary Copy, James E. Phillips". Newspaper clippings, all dated around 1955, loosely inserted, resulting in page 1 being slightly browned. Very good copy of a rare item.. Signed by Author. First Edition, Signed. Soft Cover. Very Good.. Octavo.