A Selection of Antiquarian Books

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Coleman, A.P. THE CANADIAN ROCKIES. New & Old Trails. Toronto: Henry Froude, 1911. 8vo. 383 pp. 41 illus and 3 maps. Blue cloth; lettering gilt. Colour illus on top board. Ex-lib with spine lettering removed, otherwise minimal markings. Short tear to frontis, repaired with archival tape. Light bruising to spine tips, else a very good copy, bright clean and sound; partially unopened. $ 150.00

Coryat, Thomas CORYAT'S CRUDITIES. Hastily gobled up in five Monteths travels in France, Savoy, Italy, Rhetia commonly called the Grisons country, Helvetia alias Switzerland, some part of high Germany and the Netherlands; Newly digested in the hungry aire of Odcome. Glasgow James MacLehose, 1905. (Originally published 1611). 2 vols. xx+428 pp, ; xii+436pp. Illus including facsimilie title pages. Red cloth; spine lettering, devise and colour vignette gilt. Top edge gilt, foredge and bottom edge untrimmed. Foxing to the page edges. Two plates in vol 2 lack protective tissues and have lightly browned. Light wear to spine tips, a nice bright set. The first continental guide book ever to be written in England. C$300.00

Cowper, William. Edited by H.S. Milford. THE COMPLETE POETICAL WORKS OF WILLIAM COWPER. Oxford Edition. London: Oxford, 1913. Crown 8vo. xxxii+672 pp. Portrait frontis. Cushioned red pebbled leather, lettering gilt. All edges gilt. An about fine copy clean and bright. $50.00

Craven, Lady Elizabeth A JOURNEY THROUGH THE CRIMEA TO CONSTANTINOPLE IN A SERIES OF LETTERS. Written in the Year 1786. London: Robinson, 1789. 4to. Folding map frontis of the Crimea with two short tears, one repaired. 6 engraved plates, one folding. London: Printed for G.G.J. And J.Robinson, 1789. [4]+327pp+[1]. Original full leather binding. Rebacked. Leather spine label, five raised bands. Wear to corners and blemish on rear board. Some light foxing to plates and more so to plate III with water marks to plate I. $1200.00

Dufferin, Lord A YACHT VOYAGE. Letters from High Latitudes: Being Some Account of a Voyage, in 1856, in the Schooner Yacht "Foam", to Iceland, Jan Mayen, and Spitzbergen. NY: Worthington, 1882. Third Edition. With preface written for the Canadian edition. 8vo. xvi+268 pp. Illus. Brown cloth. Spine and top cover lettering gilt. Gilt cover vignette of a ship. Black rules. A bit of spotting, and name stamp on front blank, else a nice bright clean copy. $150.00

 

Duhamel du Monceau A PRACTICAL TREATISE OF HUSBANDRY: Wherein are contained, many Useful and Valuable Experiments and Observations in the New Husbandry, Collected During a Series of Years, by the Celebrated M. Duhamel du Monceau, ... London: J. Whiston and B. White, 1759. 4to. xxiv + 491 + [9] pp. ...Also, The most approved Practice of the best English Farmers, in the Old Method of Husbandry. Illus from 6 fine copper-plate engravings, four of which are folding + 1 fold-out table. Decorated initial pages to each of the four Parts and one tailpiece. Beautifully rebound in full antiqued brown calf in the 18th century style. Gilt dentelle rules on boards; raised bands with gilt decoration. Original leather spine label. New endpapers and blanks. Foredge of title page has been reinforced with archival tape. Some offsetting between plates and opposing text pages. A very handsome copy.

  $750.00

Though much of this work is taken from Duhamel's pamphlets on agricultural subjects, portions are also taken from English works such as Evelyn's.

 

Garneau, F. X. Translated by and Accompanied with Illustrative Notes by Andrew Bell HISTORY OF CANADA, FROM THE TIME OF ITS DISCOVERY TILL THE UNION YEAR. (1840-1). In Three Volumes. Translated from L'Historie du Canada. Montreal: John Lovell, 1860. 3 vols. xxii+404; 382; 442 pp. 3/4 polished calf over marbled paper boards; spine lettering gilt. Marbled edges. Leather a bit scuffed at spine and corners. Spine of volume 2 has lost it's lettering and has an apparent worm hole. Previous owner's signature/place on front endpapers. Still a very good sound set. $150.00

 

Hamilton, J.C. THE GEORGIAN BAY. An Account of Its Postition, Inhabitants, Mineral Interests, Fish, Timber and Other Resources. Toronto: Carswell, (1893). 12 mo. 170 + 4 plates. Illus and fold-out map. Burgundy cloth. Some spotting to rear board, else a fine copy. $200.00

 

Harvey, William THE ANATOMICAL EXERCISES OF DR. WILLIAM HARVEY. De Moto Cordis 1628: De Circulatione Sanguinis 1649: The first English text of 1653 now newly edited by Geoffrey Keynes. London: The Nonesuch Press [1928] 8vo xvi+202+[6]. Engraved inset Nonesuch #51. One of an edition of 1450 copies. Top edge gilt. Bound in full niger morocco with raised bands, gilt spine lettering and lines on covers. Apparently one of the few copies that were flexibly sewn (see Dreyfus HISTORY OF THE NONESUCH PRESS p. 204). Printed in Holland on Dutch paper with Fleischman & van Dijck types. Uncut and unopened. Light rubbing to spine tips and corners. Foredge and free endpapers margins darkened. Some light wear to boads. A very good handsome copy. $300.00

 

Herschel, Sir John F. W. OUTLINES OF ASTRONOMY. Third edition. Corrected and updated with a New Preface by Herschel. London: Longman, Brown, Green & Longmans, 1850. 8vo xvi+661 pp. Illustrated with five plates from engravings of astronomical features; one fold-out diagram showingperturbations of Uranus by Neptune; and numerous illustrations in text from charts, diagrams and drawings. Contemporary full leather binding with gilt rules, richly gilt decorated spine and gilt decorations to board edges. Marbled endpapers and all edges marbled. Rebacked with original spine laid down. Foxing to prelims and plates at rear; some inoffensive wear to binding but a very nice copy.

  $300.00

 

Maclean, J.P. AN HISTORICAL, ARCHAEOLOGICAL AND GEOLOGICAL EXAMINATION OF FINGALS'S CAVE, IN THE ISLAND OF STAFFA. Cincinnati: Robert Clarke & Co;, 1890. Subscribers' Edition. Rewritten and Enlarged from the Original Report Made to the Smithsonian Institution, In the year 1887. Lrg 8vo. 49 pp. illus. Blind stamped blue cloth; gilt cover vignette. Some glue on front pastedown and light damage to front endpaper. Faint rubbing to extremities else a lovely bright copy. C$400.00

 

 

White (Gilbert) NATURAL HISTORY OF SELBORNE & A GARDEN KALENDAR. London: Freemantle, 1900. Edited by R. Bowdler Sharpe with an Introduction to The Garden Kalendar by the Very Reverend S. Reynolds Hole, Dean of Rochester, and numerous illustrations by J. G. Keulemans, Herbert Railton and Edmund J. Sullivan. 2 vols. 8vo, pp. xiii+[1]+427; xv+[1]+443. Two facsimiles of White's letters bound in. Full vellum bindings, gilt decorated red leather spine labels, inner gilt dentelles and top edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Nameless bookplates on front paste-downs. Foxing to foredges and lightly to a few early pages. Vellum a trifle soiled, as usual, with a few worn spots at front edges (imperceptible except when seen edge-on). A very good, very handsome set. The Keulemans bird engravings (of which there are 44 plus 3 small mammals) are stunning, the Railton sketches from Selborne are charming and Bowdler Sharpe's notes are most interesting. Definitely one of the nicest editions of Selborne.

  $1200.00

 

Williams, Helen Maria LETTERS WRITTEN IN FRANCE , IN THE SUMMER 1790, TO A FRIEND IN ENGLAND; CONTAINING VARIOUS ANECDOTES RELATIVE TO THE FRENCH REVOLUTION; AND MEMOIRS OF MONS. AND MADAME DUF--- London: T. Cadell, 1790. 223 pp. Full contemporary leather. Probably rebacked. Gilt decoratation to spine with leather title label. Some light foxing to preliminary pages and occasionally throughout. A handsome copy, clean and sound. $1200.00