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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 - LITERATURE BY WOMEN - Catalogue #90 NEW!

Our latest catalogue is now available for download or viewing in PDF format at: Literature by Women



LATEST ELIST NOW ONLINE - eList #45 NEW!


Our latest e-list is now viewable at: eList #45 This list will always be emailed out before being posted on the website so if you wish to receive the list email us at:

 

 

SPECIAL LIST OF KUBASTA POP-UPS - NEW!

Our latest catalogue is now available for download or viewing in PDF format at: Kubasta Pop-Ups


NOW ONLINE - LOVE AND MARRIAGE - NEW!

Our latest catalogue is now available for download or viewing in PDF format at: Love and Marriage


 

NEW ACQUISITIONS ADDED to Database.

  1. 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.





FEATURED ITEMS


BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR - Death of Lord Nelson


(BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR) The London Gazette Extraordinary. Wednesday November 6, 1805.
Vice-Admiral Collingwood's Official Report of the Battle of Trafalgar and the Death of Nelson, off Cape Trafalgar, October 22, 1805, reading in part "SIR, The ever to be lamented Death of Vice- Admiral Lord Viscount Nelson, who, in the late Conflict with the Enemy, fell in the Hour of Victory .... " Published in a complete issue of the London Gazette Extraordinary for 6 November, 1805, the report occupying the front page to the third page. 4to., bound in the 20th century with a dark green morocco spine, marble boards, gilt, pp. 1365-1367. A fine copy of this scarce item.




$8,000.00


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.



Special terms to booksellers.
50.00




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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 89


Love and Marriage.

Just issued catalogue. We have some printed hard copies of this catalogue which can be obtained for $10.00 inc. by request.

To download a PDF copy of our latest Catalogue entitled Love and Marriage, click to launch OR right click and select "Save Target As" to save to your computer.

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Catalogue 88


19th Century Literature.

Just issued catalogue. We have some printed hard copies of this catalogue which can be obtained for $10.00 inc. by request.

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Catalogue 87


Old New Age.

Just issued catalogue. We have some printed hard copies of this catalogue which can be obtained for $10.00 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.

To view an HTML version of the Catalogue - click here School Days

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