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Montreal: M. Longmoore & Co., 1866. Pp. 196, [22] - (steamer and railway adverts) printed in blue, with 10 inserted albumen photographs mounted on heavy card stock all by WILLIAM NOTMAN. Original green, blindstamped, fine dotted diaper cloth, gilt spine lettering, yellow coated endpapers. Front free endpaper bears an inscription by John Edward Taylor, the editor: "Annie Maria Allen With… Read more
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COUNTERBLAST

by McLuhan, Marshall

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Very Good
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First Edition
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[Toronto: s.n., 1954] Blue printed card covers with three side-staples, pp. [18], signed "by Marshall McLuhan" on front cover beneath title, and with pencilled price of "35" in top right corner. Covers gently faded and browned around margins, very light stains near fore-edge of rear cover, top outer corner curled. "In the same year that Wyndham Lewis published "Self Condemned",… Read more
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HESPERUS, and Other Poems and Lyrics

by Sangster, Charles

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Published
1860
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Very Good
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First Edition
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Montreal / Kingston: John Lovell / John Creighton, 1860. Pp. 186, [4] - "Opinions of the Press." Original brown pebbled cloth, blind-stamped, gilt spine lettering. Faint spotting first and last, else interior very clean. Overall, a very good copy. "Sangster’s ability to express the beauty of the Canadian landscape and the themes of love and spiritual life in a style… Read more
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A CHARGE DELIVERED TO THE GRAND JURY OF ASSINIBOIA, 20th February 1845

by Thom, Adam. [Hudson's Bay Company]

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Published
1848
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Fine
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London: Printed by E. Couchman, 1848. Pp. 44, original tan wrappers reprinting the title page with exception of the imprint to the front cover. Slight chipping to upper outer corner with a light embossed square, otherwise fine copy in custom black cloth slipcase with inserted chemise folder. TPL 7986; Peel 228. Not in Casey, Gagnon, Lande, Sabin, Amtmann, Eberstadt, Soliday… Read more
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London: Printed by George Edward Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1858. 33.5 cm x 22 cm, pp.18, hand-coloured folding map, "Reconnaissance of Fraser's River from Fort Hope to the Forks" by John Arrowsmith. Self wrappers, with cover title. Pamphlet-stitched binding. A little dusty around the edges, else a near fine copy. Lowther 67; TPL 3814.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good.… Read more
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PRIVATE INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE COMPANY'S AGENTS

by Hudson's Bay Company - Thomas Fraser, Secretary

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Published
1858
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Fine
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First Edition
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London: Hudson's Bay House, November 22nd, 1858. Pp. 3 (single folded sheet of light blue paper). Caption title. A fine copy. Rare. Peel 368. Not in TPL, etc. "Although in former times the allowances and rations allowed by the custom of the Company were considered to be calculated on a very liberal scale, the Company are aware that of… Read more
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[London]: Colonial Office, Downing-street, 8 August 1848. (Mr. Labouchere) Ordered, by The House of Commons, to be Printed, 10 August 1848, 1848. 34.5 cm x 21.5 cm, pp. 17. Sewn. Caption title, with Document title on verso of last leaf. Contains James Douglas' report of the most promising points of the coast for the establishment of a new settlement. A… Read more
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HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY, LETTER FROM THE COLONIAL OFFICE to the Governor of the Hudson's Bay Company, dated March 9, 1869

by Hudson's Bay Company]- Great Britain (Colonial Office)

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Published
1869
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Fine
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First Thus
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London: Printed by Joseph Causton & Sons, [1869], 1869. Pp.9, Pamphlet-stitched binding. Self Wrappers, with cover title. Rare. "Earl Granville has had under review the correspondence which has passed respecting the proposed transfer to Canada of the jurisdiction and territorial rights of the Hudson's Bay Company in North America... It is not creditable to this Country, that any inhabited parts… Read more
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image of GEOLOGY, OIL FIELDS, AND MINERALS, of Canada West: How and Where to Find Them ... Geological Maps of Canada West and of the Oil Regions ... with a Copious Glossary, Index and a Catalogue of 42 Different Mineral Species ...

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Toronto: W.C. Chewett & Co., 1865. 16.3 cm x 12.8 cm, pp. 109, 2 very large, colour folding maps, original textured blue cloth boards, gilt-titled on a black panel. Covers slightly worn, else a very good plus copy. White, d. 1879, was a provincial land surveyor. TPL 4461. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus.. 16 mo..
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Toronto: The Cheshire Cat Press, (Printed at the Poole Hall Press in Grimsby) 1988, 1991 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: Unbound boxed copy, #41 in an edition of 177 copies, inscribed on the half-title to "Hugh Anson-Cartwright with best wishes from Joe Brabant 19.xii.88." includes the 4-page illustrated prospectus. 95 wood engravings cut by George Walker, including tipped-on hand-painted frontispiece on… Read more
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Quebec: Presses de W. Cowan, No. 9 Rue de la Fabrique, 1837. Pp. [iv], 207. Original printed paper wrappers, sewn binding. Pencil signature on title-page of Hector L. Langevin, Avocat, (1826-1906), became Mayor of Quebec City in 1858, and is known as a Father of Confederation who attended the conferences in Charlottetown, Quebec, and London. Small chips to fore-edge, piece… Read more
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CHEADLE'S JOURNAL OF TRIP ACROSS CANADA 1862-63. With Introduction and Notes by A.G. Doughty and Gustave Lanctot

by Cheadle, Walter Butler.

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Published
1931
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Very Good
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First Edition
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Ottawa: Graphic Publishers, 1931. P. 311, 22 plates, double-sided folding map, limp, dark brown fabrikoid, grey/green title within a cartouche to front cover, grey/green lettering and decoration to spine. Signature of GW Stephens (George Washington Stephens), 1866-1942 to front free endpaper. First publication of the main source of Milton and Cheadle's 'The north-west passage by land,' 1865.. First Edition.… Read more
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COUNTERBLAST

by McLuhan, Marshall

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Near Fine
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First Edition
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[Toronto: s.n., 1954] Blue printed card covers with three side-staples, pp. [18], signed "by Marshall McLuhan" on front cover beneath title, and with pencilled price of "35" in top right corner. Small unobtrusive red smudge to front covers, otherwise a near fine copy. "In the same year that Wyndham Lewis published "Self Condemned", Marshall McLuhan took inspiration from Lewis's journal… Read more
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THE HAPPY ISLANDS. Stories and Sketches of the Georgian Bay. Decorations by Thoreau MacDonald

by Shaw, Marlow A.

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Published
1926
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Very Good
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First Edition
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Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1926. Pp. 254. Teal, ribbed cloth with illustration stamped in green, and red stamped lettering to cover and spine, plus six drawings (the cover makes seven) and one map. In a beige dust jacket duplicating the cover. Cover and jacket design by Thoreau MacDonald. Foxing to the text-block edges, though interior clean and crisp. Spine very… Read more
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SIX POEMS. Blue Moon Poems for Christmas

by Woodcock, George

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Published
1938
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Near Fine
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Signed, Limited Edition
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London: E. Lahr, 69 Red Lion Street, 1938. #16 of an edition limited to 100 copies and SIGNED. Grey art card folded twice to 19 x 14 cm., pp. [8]: (i) title-page, (ii-vii) poems, (viii) colophon signed by the author. Covers slightly dust soiled, else near fine copy of scarce early Woodcock publication.. Signed by Author. Signed, Limited Edition. Folding… Read more
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BALLAD OF AN ORPHAN HAND. Blue Moon Poem for Christmas 1939

by Woodcock, George Meredith

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Published
1939
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Very Good
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Limited, First Edition, Signed
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[London: E. Lahr] , 1939. SIGNED but unnumbered edition of 100 copies. Cream art card folded once to 22.5 x 14 cm., pp. [4]: (i) title-page, (ii-iii) text, (iv) colophon signed by the author. Ink correction in the author's hand changing the word "wine" to "wind" in the sixth verse. Covers lightly dust soiled, else very good copy of scarce… Read more
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The Lawrence Lande Collection of Canadiana in the Redpath Library of McGill University

by Lande, Lawrence. (Collected, Arranged and Annotated by), With an Introduction by Edgar Andrew Collard

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Published
1965
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Near Fine.
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Limited, First Edition, Signed
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Montreal: Lawrence Lande Foundation for Canadian Historical Research, McGill University Press, 1965. Special Limited Edition of 75 numbered copies, of a total edition of 950, SIGNED by the compiler, this being #30, hand bound in full teal-coloured oasis niger by Vianney Belanger, and housed in a teal leather-backed chemise with marbled boards and inserted into a matching sturdy marbled slipcase… Read more
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SCUGOG and Its Environs

by Weir, Rev. F.G.

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Published
1927
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Very Good
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First Edition
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Port Perry, Ontario: Star Print, 1927. Pp. vi, 143. Maroon cloth, gilt spine title. Very good copy, without marks or foxing. Scarce Ontario local history of the area around Lake Scugog.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. Octavo.
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Toronto: The Public Library, 1934, 1934. Includes a loosely inserted typed, mimeographed letter on The Public Library of Toronto letterhead, dated November 18, 1935, and signed in pencil by George H. Locke, Chief Librarian. Pp. xiv, 828, facsimile illustrations, brick-coloured cloth, gilt-stamped green leather spine label. Very minor rubbing to the tips, else very good plus copy in the elusive… Read more
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London: Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts, 1860. 2 volumes, pp. xx, 494, [2] - publ. list, 24 - publ. catalogue dated September 1859; xvi, 472; 20 lithographed plates (16 in colour, 4 sepia-toned) with original tissues, 76 woodcut text illustrations, 8 maps hand-coloured (3 folding). Original ornately blind stamped rose-coloured cloth, gilt spine lettering, publishers adverts on pastedowns, with… Read more
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