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1 Bougeant (Pere Guillaume Hyacinthe) Published anonymously. Amusement Philosophique sur le Langage des Bestes.
Paris: Gissey, etc., 1739. First edition. First cat40a 
12mo. [160]pp. Full contemporary calf, spine decorated and lettered in gilt. Marbled end papers. A very good copy, scattered foxing throughout. Published in English in 1739 as: "A philosophical amusement upon the language of beasts", this work was censured, and led to the author being imprisoned, then exiled from Paris for a time. 
Price: 400.00 CAD
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2 Christmas Scrap Book (1871-73) A Christmas scrapbook kept during the years 1871 - 1873.

Red cloth, "Scrap Book" in a gilt decorative circle on front cover. 6.5 x 7.5 inches. Ownership inscription on front page dated 1871. 42 scraps pasted in, mostly 2 to a page, various sizes, with dates and names of senders written beneath. Christmas and New Years themed. The first two are larger, with moveable parts to create a 3D effect. The lower quarter of the spine is chipped away, some wear to hinges and edges, but very good condition for the most part. It appears to be complete, nothing has been removed. 
Price: 125.00 CAD
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3 Cram (George F.) (Seattle Post-Intelligencer). The Seattle Post-Intelligencer Ideal Reference Atlas of the World. Geographical. Historical. Statistical. With the Last Complete United States Census By Counties and Towns.
Chicago: Geographical Publishing Company, 1905. 
Folio, 12 x 15 inches. Green cloth designed and lettered in black. 296 pp. The spine is gone and has been replaced by a strip of black cloth tape. Inner hinges taped. The first few and final few leaves have wrinkling and edge wear, generally very good otherwise. This appears to be an edition of Cram's Ideal Reference Atlas which has been published expressly for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, and has their name incorporated into the title on the front cover and inner front cover, Maps occupy pages 3 - 142, followed by historical text, photographic plates, and indices. Maps are all in colour; a few have bent corners, but condition is very good. On front cover: "The Post-Intelligencer Special Edition". Not common. WorldCat cites only one copy, in Tacoma, and reports 272 pp. 
Price: 125.00 CAD
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4 De La Mare (Walter) Lispet, Lispett and Vaine.
London: Bookmans Journal, 1923. First edition. 
Full vellum, spine lettered in gilt. Patterned end papers. A few small marks to vellum, but a nearly fine copy. Printed in an edition of 200 copies of which 175 were for sale. This copy out-of-series, the colophon altered in holograph to indicate that it is one of nine copies printed in addition to the 200 - six of which were for copyright libraries. It is signed by someone, perhaps the printer, "for The Bookman's Journal". Issued as Number 3 of The Vine Books, with three wood blocks by W.P. Robins, printed at the Morland Press. 
Price: 225.00 CAD
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5 Delavoye (Captain [Alexander Marin]) The Scout's Guide and Field Book.
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London: Richardson / Marchant Singer, 1880. First edition. Black calf, front cover lettered in gilt. Marbled end papers. 92 pages, plus some (unused) blank forms and a leaf of ads at the rear. A bit over 5 X 3 inches, opens at the top. The lower black elastic ribbon (for attaching it while consulting?) is intact; indentations on the upper rear cover suggest that there may have been a second attachment, now absent. A few scuffs, but quite a nice copy. A guide to military reconnaissance, and to such things as ammunition, building platforms, Morse code, and a wealth of associated subjects. Delavoye was the author of The Records of the 90th Regiment, (Perthshire Light Infantry), 1880. This book is very scarce. 
Price: 150.00 CAD
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6 Durer (Albrecht) Christ Taking Leave From His Mother. (Christi Abschied von Seiner Mutter).
[c.1596 - 1600]. 
A woodblock print on paper, with the watermark of a two-headed eagle with a five-petal flower (estimated 1596 - 1600). Size of image is 209mm x 299mm. The sheet measures 230m x 320mm. A little wear to upper corners, short tear at center of upper margin (not touching image), residual paper tape in three spots on the verso of the upper edge, light horizontal crease at center, but quite a nice copy overall. Good margins, well outside the borderline on all four sides. Originally executed in 1504/05 for The Life of The Virgin, published in the 1511 edition. [Bartsch 92. Meder 204]. This impression is estimated to have been printed c.1596 - 1600. 
Price: 2500.00 CAD
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7 Gillmore (Inez Haynes) Angel Island. With Two Illustrations by John Rae.
NY: Henry Holt, 1914. First edition. First cat40a 
[352]pp. + 10pp. ads at rear. Blue cloth, front cover stamped in blind and lettered in white, spine lettered in white. Frontispiece in color, and one double-page plate by John Rae. Very light chipping to white lettering on spine, light edge wear, quite a clean very good copy, better than usual for this fragile book, which typically has its white lettering mostly eradicated. Shipwrecked men on an unknown island discover a race of winged women. Reginald 05998. Bleiler, Science Fiction: The Early Years: 892. A re-issue was published in 1988, with an intro by Ursula K. Leguin. 
Price: 275.00 CAD
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8 Gorey (Edward) The 19th Annual Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair.
New England Chapter of the ABAA, 1995. Signed
A color poster by Gorey produced for the Boston Book Fair. Measures 21 X 13 inches. This is one of 350 numbered copies, signed by Gorey. One little spot on right margin (on the back, shows through slightly), a couple of slight marginal creases at top and bottom, but basically fine, unused. An amusing image, books & elephants. 
Price: 300.00 CAD
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Americae Descriptio., Hondius (Jodocus)
9 Hondius (Jodocus) Americae Descriptio.
[Amsterdam, c.1631]. 
Engraved map, 8 x 6 inches. Nicely coloured borders and in outline. Framed (14.5 x 12.5 inches). Excellent condition. "America" in English above map, and the page or plate number 19 in the upper right. First published in 1606, this version is from an Amsterdam edition c.1631. An early map of America, showing an unusual NW Coast which includes a NW Passage near Quivira. 
Price: 750.00 CAD
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The Geography of the Great Solar Eclipse of July 14 MDCCXLVIII. Exhibiting an accurate Map of all parts of the Earth in which it will be Visible. with the North Pole according to the latest Discoveries. By G. Smith, Esq., Jefferys (Thomas)
10 Jefferys (Thomas) The Geography of the Great Solar Eclipse of July 14 MDCCXLVIII. Exhibiting an accurate Map of all parts of the Earth in which it will be Visible. with the North Pole according to the latest Discoveries. By G. Smith, Esq.
London: Cave,1748. 
Engraved map, 18 x 13 inches (framed: 24.5 x 19.5 inches). Contemporary colouring, 24 coloured vignettes around edges. Old repaired tear on right side, clean and attractive overall. Published in George Smith's work: "A dissertation on the General Properties of Eclipses; and particularly the ensuing Eclipse of 1748, considered thro' all its periods." 
Price: 450.00 CAD
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11 Landseer (Thomas) A Race! A Race!

[London]: Published 1825 by Moon, Boys and Graves, 64 Pall Mall. A print, measuring 19.75mm X 16mm. Mounted on a heavy card stock, which measures 25mm X 21mm. Some yellowing of print, but very good. The backing board has a thick residue of yellowed glue all around the edges, likely leftover from when it was mounted in a frame. Accompanied by some very brittle and yellowed glassine. The print is marked "Proof" in the lower left corner. This edition somewhat at variance with that described by the British Museum. Their copy bears a publication date of 1828, and gives the publisher's address as "6 Pall Mall". Also the script in which the title and accompanying rhyme are written is in an entirely different hand, with some letters capitalized on their copy, which are in lower case on this copy. Since Moon, Boys and Graves acquired the stock of Hurst, Robinson after their bankruptcy in 1825, it is not unrealistic to presume that this print was created by Hurst, Robinson, but not issued under their imprint. A satirical illustration by Landseer, depicting two monkeys riding an ass and racing with another monkey on horseback, all three in human clothing. A rare image, not included in Landseer's MONKEYANA, which was published by Moon, Boys & Graves in 1827-28. 
Price: 325.00 CAD
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12 Markwick (Edward) The City Of Gold. A Tale of Sport, Travel and Adventure in the Heart of the Dark Continent. With Illustrations by H. Piffard.
London: Thacker/Calcutta: Thacker, Spink, 1898. First edition, later issue. cat40a 
Original blue pictorial cloth designed and lettered in red and black. Frontispiece and seven inserted plates by Harold Piffard. Wear to hinges (fraying along rear hinge - partly worn through) and corners, inner hinges cracking, some soiling of cloth, generally very good otherwise. Gift label on front end paper. Rear fly leaf detached but present. The book was first issued by Tower in 1896; the title page was replaced by Thacker when they reissued the book in 1898. A lost-race novel set in Africa, of a pre-Phoenician civilization. 
Price: 125.00 CAD
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13 Minto (William) The Crack of Doom.
NY: George Munro, (1892). Early US printing. cat40a 
Original printed pictorial wrappers. A bit of spine wear, old stains to the margins of some leaves, paper browning and crumbling a bit at edges; in general a very good copy. Issued as Seaside Library Pocked Edition No. 1993, May 9, 1892. The first edition was published in England in 3 volumes in 1886; the first American issue was issued by Harpers in 1886. This 1892 printing is the first Munro edition. All early editions are rare. Furor and panic on Earth in the future as a comet approaches, but disaster is averted. 
Price: 150.00 CAD
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14 Parry (John) -editor. The London Collection of Glees, Duets and Catches. Comprising the Established compositions of the Old Masters, with Selections from the Works of Attwood, Bishop, Braham, Callcott ..... &c. Calculated for Public or Private Performance. To be Published in Numbers. No. 1 [2] [3].
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London: Goulding & D'Almaine, [c.1825]. Oblong, half-calf & marbled boards, spine designed and lettered in gilt. Marbled end papers. The boards very rubbed, wear to corners, front board detached, yellow tape marks to front end papers from ancient tape, last leaf and rear end paper detached; basically very good otherwise. 246 pages. The first three numbers bound together, each with an engraved title page; a fourth part was published, not present here. At the front is a decorative engraved title page, with the title spelled: Duetts. A scarce compilation of the popular songs of the day. 
Price: 225.00 CAD
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15 Songsters. The Charms of Melody; or Siren Medley. Being the Most Extensive Collection of Love, Sentimental, War, Hunting, Bacchanalian, Humorous, Sea, -and Political Songs, Old English, Irish, Scotch and German Ballads, Legendaries, &c. Every Brought Together in a Single Publication. Selected from the Best Poets and most admired Writers.
Dublin: Printed by J. and J. Carrick, [1818]. anticat16 
4to. Old half-calf & marbled boards, the spine mostly lacking, wear to edges and corners, some old stains to margins, very good otherwise. Stamped on the verso of the title, indicating that this copy is surplus from the Library of Congress. A reprinted collection of one hundred 4-page songsters, published from 1795-1810. 400 pages. This copy is defective, lacking six leaves: pages 9/10; 27/28; 99/100; 163/164; 199/200; 375/376. This type of songster was prevalent in England and Scotland during this period, but not so much in Ireland; this collection is an exception. Many hundreds of early popular songs. 
Price: 300.00 CAD
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16 The Minstrell [English Song Book] The Minstrell. Being a New & Select Collection of the most Admired English Songs, Duets, & Cantatas, most of which have been Sung at the Public Theatres & Gardens. With some of the most favorite Scotch Songs. Chiefly for the use of the Ladies.
London: Printed for Richardson & Urquhart, [c.1783]. 
12mo. Old calf, spine label missing, upper hinge cracked. Frontispiece & engraved title. Small bookplate and several ownership signatures of the 19th century. An imperfect copy, lacking a number of leaves: 15 leaves are lacking from various locations. Missing are: A1 (Advertisment and first page of index); D6, D7 (59-62); F9 (113-114); L6, L7 (227-230); O5, O6, O7, O8 (297-304); R12 (383-384); S1, S2, S3, S4 (385-392). The title leaf is mounted, the frontispiece pasted to the front fly leaf; some soiling of leaves, marginal damage to B5 (9-10) with slight loss; a very good copy otherwise. A scarce song book. A copy is described in the Stainer Collection, who points out that Richardson & Urquhart were also publishers of The Masque [c.1781]. Offered with all faults. 
Price: 150.00 CAD
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17 White (Richard Grant) (published anonymously) The Fall of Man: or, The Loves of the Gorillas. A Popular Scientific Lecture Upon the Darwinian Theory of Development by Natural Selection. By A Learned Gorilla. Edited by the Author of "The New Gospel of Peace". (Published anonymously)
NY: G.W. Carlton & Co./London: S. Low, 1871. First edition. cat40a 
48pp. Illustrated title page & illustrations in the text. Disbound, scraps of old binding clinging to spine. Trimmed close; page 11 trimmed slightly into the text; very good otherwise. Wright II: 2708 (8 locations). A satire on Darwin's theory. 
Price: 150.00 CAD
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18 Williams (Thomas) -editor. The Sylph or Ladies Pocket Melodist. Edited by T. Williams
London: T. Williams, [1825]. First edition. anticat16 
8vo. 48pp. Contemporary green boards, red leather spine designed and lettered in gilt. Grey coated end papers. Decorative title page and frontispiece of Madame Vestris. Rubbed at edges, some wear to tips and spine ends, some foxing and offsetting to pages, a few bent page corners; in general a very good copy. On the spine is: Vol. I; evidently the only volume published. Published undated, the date of 1825 is obtained from the copy in the British Library. 
Price: 125.00 CAD
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