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Vie privée et politique du roi Isaac Chapelier, premier du nom, et chef des rois de France de la quatrième race, en 1789, Louis XVI étant roi des François. Précédée d'une introduction, et ornée du portrait de sa majesté
Rennes: Author, 1790.
Disbound. Octavo (19 cm); xvi, [2], 18-112 pp; with the half-title. An anonymous diatribe against Isaac René Guy Le Chapélier (1754-1794), deputy to the Estates General, president of the National Constituent Assembly, and co-founder of the Breton Club. A radical in the early days of the French Revolution, he eventually proved not radical enough for the Jacobins, who lured him back to France from temporary exile in Britain and guillotined him in 1794. Le Chapélier appears as a character in Rafael Sabatini's historical novel Scaramouche. Browning, corner chips, and wear to the first and last leaves, with blank lower inner corner of half-title leaf with old paper replacement; mild toning and occasional light spotting to the rest of the text; corners a bit bumped; VG otherwise, tightly bound. The subtitle's claim that the work is adorned with a "portrait de sa majesté" appears to have been an empty boast: none of the few holdings we can find in OCLC (British Library, Bibliotheque Nationale, etc.) makes any mention of a portrait or frontispiece being present. Uncommon French Revolution pamphlet.
$150.00                          Book Number: 47224                          Order / Enquire




Lettre adressée à MM. les députés de la noblesse (drop title)
Versailles: No publisher, no date (1790?),
Disbound, 8 pp, no wrappers, 19 cm. Signé : Le Ch. de B***. / Versailles, 19 mai,1789. Fine copy. FRBNF36437425. Note: lighter parcel, any default shipping price may be reduced.
$65.00                          Book Number: 47226                          Order / Enquire




THE WIDENING GYRE
New York: Delacorte, 1983.
Cloth & boards. Near fine, no owner names. Price-clipped jacket has soft ripples, else fine.
$14.95                          Book Number: 47764                          Order / Enquire




Canada 1812-1871. THE FORMATIVE YEARS. Illustrations by C.W. Jefferys
Toronto: Imperial Oil, 1967.
Quarto, 96 pp. Spine very lightly yellowed, else fine. Confederation centennary issue, July 1967, of the Imperial Review, notable for the excellent Jefferys line drawings.
$7.95                          Book Number: 45016                          Order / Enquire




A Toronto Album: Glimpses of the City That Was
Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1970.
Dark brown boards. 109 photos of old Toronto plus text. Private bookplate at front, else a fine, jacketless copy.
$13.95                          Book Number: 45212                          Order / Enquire




THE FIRST FIFTY YEARS: Royal Canadian Legion Branch 43
Oshawa, ON: Royal Canadian Legion, 1979.
Oblong octavo, blue pictorial cloth gilt, yellow endpapers. pp 160. Many photos. Lists of officers. Ex library, with removed label scar at rear, small scar to bottom of half title page, abrasion and whitening to upper outer corner of front free endpaper, mainly fine otherwise. Orange jacket has some sunning and abrasion to the spine, VG otherwise. History of this Oshawa, ON, branch.
$17.95                          Book Number: 45494                          Order / Enquire



THE RULES OF WORK OF THE CARPENTERS' COMPANY of the City and County of Philadelphia 1786. With the Original Copper Plate Illustrations. Annotated, with an Introduction, by Charles E. Peterson...
Princeton, NJ: The Pyne Press, 1971.
Facsimile reprint, with notes and a new introduction, of the original Philadelphia, 1786, edition. Blue cloth. Fine copy. Price-clipped jacket is rubbed, spine lightly tanned; short edge tears, about VG. "the first illustrated work on architecture produced by and for Americans."
$19.00                          Book Number: 10115                          Order / Enquire



THE BATTLE OF FORT SUMTER AND FIRST VICTORY OF THE SOUTHERN TROOPS, April 13th, 1861. Full Account of the Bombardment, with Sketces of the Scenes, Incidents, Etc. Compiled Chiefly from the Detailed Reports of the Charleston Press.
Charleston, SC: Walker, Evans & Cogswell, 1971.
Facsimile reprint of the original edition (Charleston, 1861). 8vo, 35 pp, stapled, in card covers. Fine. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
$10.00                          Book Number: 10652                          Order / Enquire



A SYMPOSIUM ON ANDREW FURUSETH.
New Bedford, MA: The Darwin Press, no date [1948]., 1948.
Green cloth. [2], vi, 7-233, [2] pp + frontispiece portrait and numerous plates. Rubber stamp of American Merchant Marine Library Association to front pastedown; AMMLA presentation label to front free endpaper; rubber stamped to top page edges; foxing to endpapers, page edges, and first three leaves; a good, unworn copy otherwise, tight in the binding. Furuseth was leader of the SUP and the ISU seamen's unions on the west coast of the USA. Contributions by Robert LaFollette, Louis Adamic, John L. Lewis, Fiorella LaGuardia, and many others.
$25.00                          Book Number: 11891                          Order / Enquire



THE PELICAN ANNUAL
Kingston, Jamaica: Univeristy of the West Indies, 1956.
Octavo, maroon pictorial boards printed in yellow. (120) pp. Photos in text. Inscribed by the editor in 1956. Staples rusty at rear, else fine. Yearbook of University College, University of the West Indies.
$30.00                          Book Number: 12646                          Order / Enquire



LIST OF CASUALTIES IN SOUTH AFRICAN FIELD FORCE, From 11th October, 1899, to 20th March, 1900.
Oaklands, Essex: Oaklands, 1972.
Folio, burgandy buckram gilt lettered. Over 700 pages. Glue residue to front pastedown from removed label; covers have soft bruises to outer corners; book leaned; very nearly fine otherwise. A facsimile reprint with a new foreword by M.G. Hibbard. "I believe that this re-issue...will become a 'must' for the serious collector of Boer War Medals, for not only will it provide a ready reference to the casualties sustained by the British side in any nation, but it will help to give a medal its rightful recognition. Never in the history of medal collecting has it been so important to identify whether the recipient was a casualty."- from the foreword. Note: 3 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.
$85.00                          Book Number: 13088                          Order / Enquire



THE ARMY LIST FOR DECEMBER, 1878.
London: War Office, 30th November, 1878., 1878.
12mo. Rebound in maroon buckram, spine gilt lettered, sprinkled page edges. xcvi, 899 pp. VG tight and unworn copy. The section listing Canadian militia and volunteers by name occupies pp 815-50.
$95.00                          Book Number: 13859                          Order / Enquire



CUBAN POETRY 1959-1966.
Havana: Book Institute, 1967.
Review copy with slip of the Canadian distributor (Progress Books) laid in. Thick octavo, grey boards. (789), pp. Fine copy. Dust jacket has nicks, closed tears, and slight rubbing to spine tips, upper outer corner of front panel; VG otherwise. Photos, biographical sketches, checklists, and poems in Spanish with English translation on facing pages, of 40 Cuban poets. Note heavier book, extra shipping will be required.
$35.00                          Book Number: 14151                          Order / Enquire



TABLES OF THE TRADE AND NAVIGATION OF THE PROVINCE OF CANADA, FOR THE YEAR 1856. Compiled from Official Returns...
Toronto: Printed by Stewat Derbishire and George Desbarats, 1857.
Original brown cloth. 257 pp + 5 folding tables. Spine slightly sunned; ink inscription to the title page "with Mr. DeWitt's most affectionate respects". Some old ink underlining to pp 3-5 (Table of Duties of Customs Inwards). Text is entirely tables detailing "Principal Articles of British and Foreign Merchandise, Entered for Consumption in Canada", showing quantities, values, countries of origin, etc., etc. VG copy, tight in the binding.
$50.00                          Book Number: 16101                          Order / Enquire



THE DAISY. A Journal of Pure Literature. Amusing and Instructing Reading for Every Member of the Family. January-June 1877. Seventh Thousand.
London: Dickinson & Lobb, 1878.
Quarto, hardcover, original brown decorated cloth stamped in black, blind and gilt. [2, index], 430 pp. Text in double columns. Rear cover has a white paint spot to upper inner corner and a one inch tear to the board at lower edge; cracked inner hinges neatly repaired; a few very small white paint spots to spine; closed tears to bottom pp 21-22 neatly repaired with clear archival paper tape (no text loss); small tan spots to fore edges (only very slight penetration into text margins); one inch split to lower rear cover near the middle; slight wear to outer corners; else a VG clean, bright and unworn copy. Serializes INFELICE, a novel by August Evans Wilson (complete), NICHOLAS MINTURN by J.G. Holland (partially), and STORY OF THE MAN WHO DIDN'T KNOW MUCH by W.H.H. Murray (complete), plus poetry, stories, articles, etc . Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping may be required.
$50.00                          Book Number: 19338                          Order / Enquire



ONTARIO HISTORICAL SOCIETY PAPERS AND RECORDS. Vol. XXIII.
Toronto: Published by the Society, 1926.
Thick quarto, original black cloth. 564 pp + 18 plates and one folding map. Cracked inner hinges neatly repaired, mild wear to outer corners; VG otherwise. Contains 30 articles concerning Ontario history, including: "Some Facts About the Schooner 'Nancy' in the War of 1812", "First Settlements of Pennsylviania Mennonites in Upper Canada", "Shipbuilding and Navigation on Lake Ontario to September, 1816", "Canal Engineering Yesterday and To-Day", "The Law Society in Upper Canada in 1822", "The Diary of C.M. Wr ight, 58th Batallion, 14th Brigade, France", and much more, including more on the War of 1812. Note: 2 kg parcel, extra postage will be required.
$45.00                          Book Number: 3977                          Order / Enquire



CENTENAIRE DE LA SOCIETE CHIMIQUE DE FRANCE (1857-1957).
Paris: Masson, 1957.
(2), viii, (252), (2) pp, paper covers. Light soiling to the cream covers, one inch split to lower spine fold, ink name to first leaf, else a VG unopened copy.
$25.00                          Book Number: 7815                          Order / Enquire



CANADA AT THE UNIVERSAL EXHIBITION.
Toronto: John Lovell, 1856.
Original purple cloth stamped in blind & gilt. (ii), (464) pp + frontispiece and 2 maps (one folding). Spine and margins of covers sunned, as usual with this colour; damp stains and rubbing to rear cover, less so to front cover; otherwise a VG+, clean & unworn otherwise. Sabin 94187. TPL 3512. Government report on Canada at the Paris Universal Exhibition of 1855.
$75.00                          Book Number: 8543                          Order / Enquire



GUDRUN. A Story of the North Sea. From the Mediaeval German.
Edinburgh: Edmonston & Douglas, 1864.
Small octavo, original green honeycomb grain bevel-edged cloth, all edges gilt, black endpapers. (iv), 214, (2) pp + frontispiece with tissue guard (sepia tone mounted photo by McGlashon & Walker from a sketch by J. Noel Paton of Herwig's Parting), decorated title page in red and black, head and tail pieces, by J.M. Corner. Spine tips chipped to a depth of 1/4 inch; book a bit leaned; prize bookplate to front pastedown; inner hinges cracked; covers have a bit of wear to outer corners; soft corner crease to text throughout; small rubber stamp to verso of front free endpaper; this is otherwise mainly a VG+ bright copy. Translated by Emma Letherbrow. A prose translation in 23 chapters of this medieval legend of Friesland.
$60.00                          Book Number: 8775                          Order / Enquire



A PICTORIAL BOOKLET. San Francisco in Ruins.The Spirit of '06 [cover title].
San Francisco: Advergraph Press, no date [1906].,
15.5 x 11.3 cm. Grey card covers printed in gilt. 9 leaves printed both sides in a continuous strip folded accordian style, glued into covers. Covers have soft creases, nicks to fore edges, VG. Captioned photos of the aftermath of the Great San Francisco Fire and Earthquake. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
$50.00                          Book Number: 9338                          Order / Enquire



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