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H ello and welcome to our new locations on the web and the street! We have a new location in Toronto Ontario Canada at 366 Adelaide Street West, Ste LL04/LL05 M5V 1R9 (see map). The store is open Monday through Friday 10am to 5pm (and by appointment on Saturdays). Our new website is open 24 hours a day. We can accept orders over the phone or via email.
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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:


 


LATEST CATALOGUE NOW ONLINE - 19th CENTURY LITERATURE - NEW!


Our latest catalogue is now available for download or viewing in PDF format at: 19th Century Literature


LATEST ELIST NOW ONLINE - eList #43 - NEW August 2014


Our latest e-list is now viewable at: eList #43 This list will always be emailed out before being posted on the website so if you wish to receive the list email us at:

 

 

NEW ACQUISITIONS ADDED to Database.

New books have been added to our online database.
American Literature
Canadiana
Canadian Literature
Eighteenth Century Literature
English 19th Century Literature
Fine Arts
Modern Firsts
Science
Travel


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MEDICAL AND PSYCHIATRIC JOURNAL OFFPRINTED NOW IN OUR DATABASE.

Journal offprints have been added to our online database. Click here to view.





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FEATURED ITEMS


Early Nautical Science in the Polar Regions


PHIPPS, Constantine John. A Voyage Towards The North Pole Undertaken By His Majesty's Command 1773.
London: Printed by W. Bowyer and J. Nichols for J .Nourse..., 1774. First edition.
4to., full contemporary calf, this copy has been rebacked with a new spine after the period, raised bands, gilt decoration in the compartments, leather label, viii, 253, (254 blank), (255) "Instructions to the Binder." With 15 folding or double page plates and maps (12 plates and 3 maps) and 11 tables (some folding). Rebacked as noted above, small dampstain (approx 1") on the lower corner of pp.70-76 which is also present in the corner of 2 of the plates appearing in that range but does not affect or even approach the image, o/w a fine copy.



Constantine John Phipps, later Baron Mulgrave [1744-1792] officer in the British Navy and explorer. In 1773 Constantine set off on a voyage of exploration towards the North Pole, with two ships, the 'Racehorse' and the 'Carcass'. Also part of the group was Dr Irving as naturalist and doctor, and Israel Lyons (1739-1775) as astronomer. The 'Carcass' was commanded by Skeffington Lutwidge and one of her midshipmen was a young Horatio Nelson. "This work is an important addition to early nautical science in the polar regions. Besides a journal of the voyage, it contains a descriptive catalogue of the natural history and resources of Spitsbergen. This is the official account written by Phipps himself, who later became the 2nd Baron Mulgrave." (Hill).

Sabin 62572, Hill p.207.
$6,000.00 CAD


Earliest First-Hand Narrative of Lewis & Clark Expedition


GASS, Patrick. Journal of the Voyages and Travels of a Corps of Discovery, Under the command of Capt. Lewis and Capt. Clarke of the army of the United States, from the mouth of the River Missouri through the interior parts of North America to the Pacific Ocean, During the Years 1804, 1805, and 1806...
Philadelphia: Printed For Mathew Carey.... 1811. Third edition. (first published in 1807). Tall 12mo., full contemporary calf, leather spine label, (x), (11)-262pp. With six plates including the frontispiece. Pages browned with some foxing, corner torn from rear free e/paper, binding rubbed with one inch piece chipped off the top of the spine but still a very good copy. Howes G77, Sabin 26741, Shaw & Shoemaker 22891.

First published in 1807 this is the "earliest first-hand narrative of the Lewis and Clark expedition, preceding the official account seven years." (Howes).

Howes G77, Sabin 26741, Shaw & Shoemaker 22891.
7000.00


Our Latest Publication


The TRUE and GENUIN ELEGY OF Matthew Gun Bookseller
NP: Aliquando Press, 2014. 1 of 125 copies. Size is 15" x 10 1/2". A reprinting of an early Eighteenth century broadside on the pitiful lot of the bookseller then. This is copied from the original held by the British Library. We have been unable to trace any other copy and we felt it was worthy of a Twenty-first century revival. Now that the book trade is perhaps more threatened than at any earlier time, Matthew Gunís lament resonates strongly. It has been printed by Will Rueter at his Aliquando Press in Garamond, the display fonts are ATF Baskerville and xiv Century Roman. Itís is printed on Hahnemuble white mould made paper. Rueter is one of the foremost designers and private printers in Canada and we are very pleased he agreed to take on the project. This printing is indicative of the quality of Rueterís work and now that we have exhausted our list of friends we offer copies for sale.



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The Protocols of Used Bookstores


NOW IN ITS THIRD PRINTING!

David Mason.

The Protocols of Used Bookstores. A Guide to Dealing with Certain Perils Which Could be Encountered in a Used Bookstore.
(Toronto): David Mason Books, (2010).
8vo., printed wrappers, (18)pp. With illustrations.

Price $10.00.


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Catalogue NOW AVAILABLE Online


Catalogue 87


Old New Age.

Just issued catalogue. We have some printed hard copies of this catalogue which can be obtained for $5.00 inc. by request.

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Catalogue 86

Boy's Adventure Stories.

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School Days - A Selection of Books and School Related Artifacts.

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