LE BEAU, Claude
12mo, 15.5cm, in 2 volumes, 370,6 & 430,6pp., with 6 folding engraved plates, 1 folding engraved map, rubricated title pages, in contemporary full specked calf, real raised bands, double crimson and black leather labels gilt, gilt border and decorations in the panels, very good to fine set, rare. (cgc). T.P.L. 168. Lande 513. Gagnon I-1992. Howes L-167. Field 901. Gagnon I-1992. Sabin 39582. JCB I-582. Winsor IV-p299. In 1729, Le Beau was transported to New France from a French prison where he had been incarcerated for libertinism. He fled from Quebec to Holland in 1730, having been charged with counterfeiting and thereby facing a death sentence. Sabin describes his narrative as "a pleasant gossiping book, evidencing considerable acquaintance with the subjects described. It contains a description of the manners and customs of the Iroquois, the Hurons, the Algonquins, and other Indian tribes, derived from the author's personal experiences, although the style in which the work is written is rather that of a romance than a true narrative." Of particular interest are the chapters in which the author discusses the habits of the beaver and the religious ideas and customs of the Indians. "A description of Huron, Iroquois, and Algonquin customs, written in charming style and based, the Author claims, on observations made on a trip to America in 1729" - TPL.
PROCTOR, Frank B.
8vo, 22.2cm, xiv,373p., with a Table of Cases Cited, (8 pages), indeses (pp317-373), in contemporary half tan calf, raised bands, double crimson and black leather labels gilt, green cloth boards, worn on the edges, rare. (sgc).
4to. 28cm, over 400 pp., handwritten entries, labeled index in front, three-quarter leather, gilt spine title ("Letter Book"), some cover wear, the binding is very good, the contents are in fine condition, very rare. (cgc). An invaluable first person account of the Upper Ottawa lumber trade.
LECLERC , Charles
8vo, vii,,424p., in the original quarter calf backed French marbled boards, crushed dark crimson leather label, marbled endpapers, ex-Franser Institute with their bookplate and library stamps, faded spine call number, hinges expertly restored, a fine sound copy thus. (amp). Bibliotheca Americana is a catalogue of a very valuable collection of ancient and modern books, on America and the Philippines. It was considered among the best catalogues in French on Americana.
DAVENPORT, Francis Gardiner, (Edited by)
8vo. 23cm, second edition, vi,387 & vi,386 & vi,269 & viii, 222pp., volumes indexes, terra cotta brown cloth, black stamped spine titles, as new. (TR). A reprint of the first editions of 1917, 1929, 1934, 1937. Volume 4 was completed by Charles Oscar Paulin after the death of Francis Gardiner Davenport. Francis Gardener Davenport (1870-1927) was an American historian and "European Treaties" is considered her magnus opus.
12mo, 19cm, 232p., marron cross grain cloth, gilt titles, thunder & illustrations on the spine and cover, cover, jacket and endpapers by Alan B. Beddoe, in full jacket chipped at the top spine edge otherwise very good to fine jacket, rather difficult to find in a jacket.(ar). A.B. 3964. "About Dawson and the Gold Rush days". Antmann. Contributions Dictionary Canadian Pseudonyms. 1972. Indicating Madge MacBeth / Hamilton Lyons.
8vo. 22.5cm, The First Edition, x,324,p. with 114 plates and illustrations, and text illustrations from engravings, and maps, (including 15 plates from paintings by Fredericton Remington), in the original dark blue cloth, gilt spine and cover titles, colour stamped pictorial illustrations on the covers, some slight wear on the spine edges and corner, very good to fine condition.(ar). Somewhat of a classic of an area that was pretty much unknown at the time. Some very good observations on the northern Indians. A.B. 19410. Includes descriptions of the author's hunting around Great Slave Lake, in 1895; with chapters on Barren Ground caribou and musk ox; with comments throughout on the Indians and their customs.
GREELY, Adolphus W.
thick tall8vo, 23.5cm, the First Edition, in 2 volumes, xxv,428 & xii,444pp., with 43 plates from engravings (inc. engraved frontis portrait), 82 text illustrations and 9 maps (including 2 double page, 2 large folding [1 in rear pocket]), in the original dark blue cloth, colour decorated title labels and oval colour pictorial vignettes on the spines and upper covers, titles stamped in silver on the spine and upper covers, a fine bright set.(cgc). A.B. 6118. Based at Ellesmere Island, they explored the northern coast of Greenland, the interior and west coast of Grinnell Land (Northern Ellesmere). When relief ships failed to reach the expedition all but seven died of starvation in the attempt to walk to safety. Included are accounts of sea ice, sledge journeys, camp life, the arduous march, and the geography of the area explored. One of the first U.S. expeditions and one of the most tragic.
TRIPLER, Chas. S. & George C. Blackman
12mo, 19cm, Fourth Edition, (6),121, xlii,6p., appendex, ads., in the original diamond-grain light brown cloth, gilt spine titles, this book was gnawed on the back spine bottom corner and has been expertly restored, it is a very good to fine sound copy otherwise, rare.(mt). We located listing for the first edition, 1861, and 2nd edition, but none for this 4th issue. (same coalition). A scarce Work. Cf. Kelly. Dict American Medical Biography, (Tripler) p1225. Blackman p105.
Three quarter length photograph mounted on studio card, 15x 10.5cm, (6" x 4 1/8")., studio portrait, in excellent condition, clear resolution, a fine copy, rare.(cgc). One undated record located, sold 1250.00us. "White Knife", family is listed in "Cumulative Index to the Collections of the State Historical Society of North Dakota, Volumes I VII: White Knife, Indian family of, IV:391. but not this person. The Battle of Cut Knife is a significant battle that took place during the North-West Resistance of 1885. The Cut Knife battlefield is located on the Poundmaker Reserve, about 40 km west of Battleford, Saskatchewan, just north of Cut Knife Hill, a feature named for a Sarcee warrior who died near there. A cairn sits near the middle of the battlefield, near the grave of Pitikwahanapiwiyin (Poundmaker).
large linen backed folding map of Boston, dated 1894. Map size: 103x 75 cm (35"x 29.5") folded to 8vo, 21x 11cm, being a detailed street map with some colour borders, parks in green, Charles, Mystic Rivers & ports in blue, light wear on the folds, outside panels are dust worn, very good to fine (). Legend: "Blue lines 8, show new wards". A detailed map of Boston and area in the last decade of the 19th century. First settled in the 1630's by the Puritans by the 1890s had grown to a city of around 450,000.
Great Britain. Admiralty
folio, 32.3cm, pp469 - 732., being: Part III. Sledge Journies, Part II. including several engraved text illustrations, wanting the spine cap, original boards loose, with the "Darkmouth College Library - Stefansson Collection" bookplate on the front endpaper, the text is sound as is. Maps included are: 1) - Chart shewing The Coast Discovered by Captain F.L. McClintock with track in Search of Sir John Franklin's Expedition, 1853. large folding map, outlines in colour, loosely inserted. (2). Chart shewing the Track of H.M. Sledge "Hero". 1 fold, route colour, p488. (3) - Track of Sledge Discoverer, from Sept 22nd to Oct 14th, 1852. under the charge of Luiet. G.F. Mecham, H.M.S. Resolute, folding map, route colour, p490. (4) - Chart shewing the Track of H.M. Sledge "Discovery" between April 4 and July 6th, 1853. G.F. Mecham, Lieut H.M. Ship Resolute in command of the Party. large outline coloured folding map with 4 landfall views, 2 short tears at folds, p498. (5) - Chart shewing the Route pursued by H.M. Stedges "Star of the North" and "Hero" between 7th and 27th, Oct. 1852. F.L. Mclintock, 1 folio page, p589. (6) - Track of H.M. Sledge, Perseverance between Apr 4 & June 14th, 1853. large folding map, p602. (7) - Chart shewing the Track and Discoveries of H.M. Sledge Hope. folding map, outline colour, p616. (8) - Chart shewing the Track and Discoveries of H.M. Sledge Hope, from Sept 22nd till Oct 7th, 1852. one folio page, out line colour, p618. (9) - Chart of H.M. Sledge "John Barrow" from Deadly Island to Harbour of Mercy, March 1853. outline folding map, p646. (10) - John Dyer between May 5th and June 9th, 1853, forming part of the Search Operation from H.M.S. Resolute , Capt. H. Kellett, C.B. both Sledges under charge of William T. Domville, M.D. Surgeon. large colour outline folding map, p664. (11) - Track of H.M. Sledge"Murchisen" from Deadly Island to Cape Fisher, May 9th - June 9th, 1853. folding outline colour map, 1 short tear, p680. (12) - Track of H.M. Sledge, Discovery between April 3rd & June 12th, 1854. folding outline colour map, p702. (13) - Track of H.M. Sledge, Newton, detached from H.M.S. Resolute from 3rd April to 13th June, 1854. Mr. E.J. Krabbe, Commanding Party. large colour outline folding map. p706. (cgc). cf. A.B. 45245. Sabin 25633. T.P.L. 3549. This whole work is so important that the Arctic Bibliography devotes a nine pages to its description. We have had the complete report twice previously, in Cat 156 and in the Plimer Franklin Search cat 218, in 2013.
tall8vo. 24cm, the First English Edition, in 2 volumes, xvi,496 & xii,504p., two frontis & 60 plates and 158 illustrations from photographs, 6 maps (including 2 rear folding pocket maps), scientific appendices, dark blue cloth, titles and vignette illustrations stamped in silver, with John Bockstoce's bookplate, repair label on volume two spine, very good condition, stamping bright and clear.(ar). A.B. 17322. Narrative of the Second "Fram" Expedition, 1898-1902, under Sverdrup's command. The voyage includes the mapping of southern and western Ellesmere Island, and the discovery of Axel Heiberg, Ellef Ringnes, Amund Ringnes, and King Christian (now Findlay) Islands. The expedition filled in the last major unknown area in the map of the western Arctic.
DUER, William Alexander
8vo. 22.5cm, First Edition, xii,272p., steel engraved frontis portrait, 5 battle plans, original elaborately blind decorated dark brown cloth, gilt spine titles, hinge expertly restored, Author's Signed Presentation to his Brother, some slight foxing, a fine copy. (MT). Gagnon I-1193. Sabin 21113. In 1781, Lord Sterling was a Major General who was appointed to the command of the American troops in New York, New Jersey and the Northern Department, at Albany. Chapter IX, relates to operations in Canada and along the frontier. - Volume two of the Collections of the New Jersey Historical Society.
COTTRELL, Charles Herbert
8vo, 22cm, The First Edition, xii, 410p., (errata leaf), WANTING the folding map, in original blind-stamped blue green cloth, expertly restored, sound and clean, very good copy.(ar). Nerhood #219. "British businessman on tour from Moscow to Irkutsk and back to St. Petersburg, 1840-41, presents Siberia as low in refinement but high in hospitality. The exiles, whom he met and described near Lake Baikal, thought him very eccentric." Nerhood does not mention the map, however most copies do have a map. Subjects include Roads, Russian Officials, Frontier, Mines, Roguery of Traders, The Mammoth, Snow Storm, Gold, Rivers, Capital Punishment, Budism, Trade with China,
8vo. 19cm, 4th edition, 540,4p., (publishers ads.), folding map in fore pocket, 2 original title-page facsimiles, 2 plates, map, dark blue cloth, gilt spine titles, worn on the spine edges, good to very good (Gar). ~ Originally published in 1703, this 1934 edition has included "Martin's Voyage to St. Kilda" (1698) and Sir Donald Moore's "Description of the Western Isles" (1774). Martin's book is noted as accompanying Samuel Johnson and James Boswell on their famous tour of the Hebrides in April, 1773.
PARIS ATLAS 1834]. PERROT, A.M.
4to. 29x 20cm, title-page vignette,18p., (preliminary place name index), with 49 double-page colour maps, preliminary lists, prominent features in red, each map with lithographic vignettes (buildings, parks, boulevards, etc.), foliated, (paper is printed on one side only), in the original paper over green boards with title with vignette reproduced on the upper cover, with half title and publisher's vignette on the title page, spine chipped at the top with 7cm piece missing, covers worn, hinges loose, library plate removed removed on the front paste-down endpaper, internally text and plates are fine. Note: the date on the title page is 1834 but 1835 on the cover title page. ~ A series of maps the first displaying the twelve arrondissements and the 42 districts of Paris as of 1834. The following maps are of the individual districts, very detailed with prominent features in red and vignettes of important buildings, parks, and boulevards. The population of Paris was over 900,000 at this time and was still a walled-city (until 1860). The maps show the results of improvements made under Napoleon to be followed by changes made after the Restoration of 1815 and the reign of Louis XVIII.
CABELL, James Branch
8vo., 21.2cm, First Edition, xi,,291p., with 10 colour plate illustrations by Howard Pyle, text printed within ornamental floral borders & with decorative initials letters, bound in stiff orange/red cloth, spine titles and cover stamped in black, dust worn, spine colour slightly faded, decorated endpapers, text slightly toned, the plates are fine, A variant issue, very good, rare (ho3.2). Not indicated but probably a "publisher's dummy" or less likely a remainder issue. ~ James Branch Cabell, (1879-1958), an American author of fantasy fiction and belles-lettres. He was well-regarded by his contemporaries, including H. L. Mencken, Edmund Wilson, and Sinclair Lewis. His works were considered escapist and fit well in the culture of the 1920s, when they were most popular, this is his second book. The book contains a series of episodes which are adaptations from medieval legends and tales, all carrying the theme of love, which Cabell considers to be "no trifle". He argues in his Epistle Dedicatory that "literature, mimicking life at a respectful distance, may very. reasonably.be permitted an occasional reference to the corner-stone of all that exists". Howard Pyle's coloured illustrations depict the chivalristic stories very well.
BOOK CATALOGUE]. WEBER, Shirley Howard (compiled by)
8vo. 21cm, facsimile reprint of the 1952 edition limited to 200 copies, x,208p., frontis, index, red cloth, gilt title on black, fine, as new (gar). ~ A facsimile reprint of the 1952 edition published by the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. The author was Librarian of the Gennadeion.
FRIEDE, Juan & Benjamin Keen (edited by)
thick8vo. 23cm, xiii,632p., frontis portrait (Las Casa), folding colour map, 5 text facsimile maps, 17 text illustrations, bibliography, glossary, index, grey linen with gilt titles, spine title on red label, fine in fine jacket (tr). ~ A massive study honoring the Spanish priest and social activist, Barthole de Las Casas (1488-1566) noted for his efforts to halt the exploitation of the Indians in Spanish colonial America. Illustrated with woodcuts taken from Las Casas's "Narratio regionum Indicarum per Hispanos." (1598).
BURTON, Sir Richard Francis]. PENZER, Norman
8vo. 22cm, reprint of 1923 first edition, xvi,351p., with 24 illustrations including frontis portrait, appendices, index, brown cloth, fine as new copy (bks). ~ In three parts: I-Existing Bibliographies. 2- Original Works & Translations. 3- Articles, Pamphlets, Reviews. The significant Introduction is by an associate of Burton in later life Frederick Grenfell Baker-his traveling physician.
BRITTON, Allen Perdue, Irving Lowens & Richard Crawford
thick4to. 27cm, xvi,798p., bibliography, references, appendices, index, tan linen cloth with American Antiquarian Society blind-stamp logo on the ccover, gilt spine title on black label, fine (as new) condition (bks). ~ An important bibliographical reference of early American sacred music. "Public worship in churches and meetinghouses called for singing of psalms and hymns. Sacred music-psalmody, as it was often called-could also be sung outside the meeting house: at prayer meetings or family gatherings, or simply for social enjoyment" (Introduction).