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A GEOGRAPHICAL VIEW OF THE BRITISH POSSESSIONS IN NORTH AMERICA: COMPREHENDING NOVA SCOTIA, NEW BRUNSWICK, NEW BRITAIN, LOWER AND UPPER CANADA [G], Smith, Michae
1 A GEOGRAPHICAL VIEW OF THE BRITISH POSSESSIONS IN NORTH AMERICA: COMPREHENDING NOVA SCOTIA, NEW BRUNSWICK, NEW BRITAIN, LOWER AND UPPER CANADA [G] Smith, Michae
Baltimore P. Mauro 1814 1st Thus Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
GEOGRAPHY; British America; Nova Scotia; New Brunswick; New Britain; Canadian History; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 288 pages; A GEOGRAPHICAL VIEW OF THE BRITISH POSSESSIONS IN NORTH AMERICA: COMPREHENDING NOVA SCOTIA, NEW BRUNSWICK, NEW BRITAIN, LOWER AND UPPER CANADA with all the country to the frozen sea on the North and Pacific Ocean on the West With an Appendix, Containing a Concise History of the War in Canada. Baltimore: P. Mauro, 1814. 12mo, original calf, leather spine label, 288 pages. Binding strong with old wear and some scuffing, base of spine chipped, text solid with mild foxing. American Imprints 32800. Streeter Sale 4233. Sabin 83623. U. S. IANA S642. Smith moved to Ontario in 1803 from Pennsylvania; he returned to the U. S. After war with Britain began and promoted cheap lands in Ontario (once the war was over). This work was initially published in Hartford in 1813, with a number of other immediate editions in N. Y. , Trenton, and Philadelphia. This Baltimore edition apparently was the first to include an account of hostilities in an expanded 60 page section. According to Howes, "some copies (of the Baltimore edition) sent to Washington, were burned by the British." graphic available of Title Page. ; 0 28336 
Price: 357.15 USD
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2 EXPLORING CANADA'S SPECTACULAR NATIONAL PARKS Diivision, Book
National Geographic Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; National Geographic Society; Color Illustrations; 199 pages; Filled with the normal stunning nat Geo photography along with descriptive text. Sound and tight with DJ; 0 2377 
Price: 13.11 USD
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HISTOIRE DU CANADA DE SON EGLISE ET DE SES MISSIONS[CT IN 2 VOLUMES], Brasseur De Bourbourg, Charles Etienne.
3 HISTOIRE DU CANADA DE SON EGLISE ET DE SES MISSIONS[CT IN 2 VOLUMES] Brasseur De Bourbourg, Charles Etienne.
Paris Sagnier Et Bray 1852 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
French Language; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Later mauve cloth and marbled boards leather spine label, (iii) iii and 328, (iii) 350 pages including half-titles, original blue-green wrappers bound in. Bindings strong and clean with minor wear, some scuffing at edges of spine labels, texts tight and still very good, slight soiling to wraps, attractive copies. Sabin 7431. Lande S254, mentions the 2nd edition of 1859. French Language text. Primarily a history of the Roman Catholic church and its missions in Canada during the 18th and first half of the 19th Century. Provenance, unknown religious initialed HV[? ], book plate and a second book plate removed. ; 0 29323 
Price: 352.45 USD
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IN SCARLET AND PLAIN CLOTHES, THE HISTORY OF THE MOUNTED POLICE, Longstreth, T. Morris
4 IN SCARLET AND PLAIN CLOTHES, THE HISTORY OF THE MOUNTED POLICE Longstreth, T. Morris
May not be noted. 1933 Reprint Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
RCMP; Royal Canadian Mounted Police; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 0 16492 
Price: 27.21 USD
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THE CONQUERING HERO, Gibbon, J. Murray,
5 THE CONQUERING HERO Gibbon, J. Murray,
N Y, London Lane; & C, 1920 First US Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
7.5"; 288 pages; original pictorial cloth, very good. (Canadian locale. Gibbon was a prominent Scottish/Canadian writer and an advocate of folk culture. ) ; 0 34790 
Price: 23.45 USD
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THE GOLDEN DOG, A ROMANCE OF THE DAYS OF LOUIS QUINZE IN QUEBEC, AUTHORIZED EDITION, ILLUSTRATED, Boswell, Hazel
6 THE GOLDEN DOG, A ROMANCE OF THE DAYS OF LOUIS QUINZE IN QUEBEC, AUTHORIZED EDITION, ILLUSTRATED Boswell, Hazel
Montreal News Co Reprint Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket Illustrated by Boswell, Hazel 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 23rd printing 1913.; 0 21084 
Price: 13.11 USD
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Almost from time immemorial book collecting, and before that manuscript collecting, and before that anything that you could scratch or carve a message on, has been the subject of much interest. Today we have many categories of book collecting- Fancy bindings, Religious books, Philosophy books, Mystery books, Modern 1st editions, Leather bound books, Textbooks, Early readers, Archaeology books, Art books, Children's books and numberless others. You need not break the bank on 15th and 16th century works. There are some areas that are not yet popular and have a lot of growing to do. Alice in Wonderland with it's endless editions and artists is a fertile field for study as is Disney and Pinocchio. Religious books are now enjoying a greatly increased following. Early readers have a ways to go in appreciation yet. Poetry works may be on the decline a bit though still holding firm. Areas that appear unexploited at this time are Salesman's Dummy books. These are typically turn of the century or early 20th century works comprising highlights of several books. They were designed for salesmen to take orders with. These frequently included covers, spines, limited amounts of text and a good supply of illustrations from each featured book all bound together. Currently these are cheap out of all proportion to their scarcity. Search and you shall find in the land where the Princes of Serendip reign. ARC's (Advance review Copies) are also scarce relative to their key role in publication. These usually contain uncorrected proofs of the book to be issued, often along with author's signatures. They usually sell, even signed, at a considerable discount to the First Edition work which actually came later. Local Cookbooks such as published for church groups, clubs, etc. are now very low priced. You have to have a game plan here or risk being overwhelmed by the mass of cheap material now out there. Beeton's 1907 magazine, arguably the most highly valued magazine is popular for pritning "A Study in Scarlet", Sherlock Holmes first appearance in print. This sold in 1929 for a few shillings, about 1974 it achieved 80L at auction. A couple of years ago it exeeded $150,000 when sold at auction. Early magazines with their appearances of Edgar Alan Poe, Frank Baum, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Maxfield Parrish, Winslow Homer and the Wyeths among hundreds of coveted authors and artists in print are a fertile field. The best children's collection assembled was put together by a poorly paid school teacher in the the years when Children's books were not considered suitable for serious collectors. Today that collection resides at Yale to world acclaim. There is such a large world out there. Pick your specialty, buy quality, and your search will be a happy one and your rewards many.
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