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1834- Toronto - 1934. 100 Years of Progress. Toronto, from Coopers Wharf, Foot of Church Street

1834- Toronto - 1934. 100 Years of Progress. Toronto, from Coopers Wharf, Foot of Church Street

by The Canadian Bank of Commerce

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Toronto, 1933. Calendar. Artist: A.B. Kelly, from a drawing by W.H. Bartlett, 1830. Entire calendar 18" X 26". Image 15" X 12.5". Copyrighted 1933 the Canadian Bank of Commerce. In good condition. White wrinkle lines coming from edges, a few which have cracked. Tear at bottom left and bottom right corners. Minor wrippling. Date pad only contains December, the rest have been removed. Metal hanger at top and bottom. Shows a lovely view of Toronto from Coopers Wharf which was finished in 1817. Painted with soft pinks and blue which set the city in a very romantic light. The Canadian Bank of Commerce merged with the Imperial Bank of Canada in 1961 to form the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) 1933
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Aerial Navigation. The Best Method.
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Aerial Navigation. The Best Method.

by Caulkins, Daniel

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Toledo, Ohio: Self Published, 1895. Hardcover. very good. 1st Edition. vi, 90pp. Octavo. Original brown cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine and front. Previous owners bookplate on front paste-down endpaper. Eight black and white plates, including frontispiece of author. A clean, crisp textblock. very good Dr. Daniel Caulkins (1824-1905) earned degrees in medicine, law, and theology. He practiced medicine in northwest Ohio at Williams Center and while fever was prevalent in the county in the 1860s, he never lost a patient. He also served in the Mexican-American War, and taught medical courses after the war. He began designing airships in the 1860's and tried to construct a flying machine that ran on gas. Many historians argue that the Wright brothers applied his theories while developing their first attempt at an airplane. 1895
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Alaska and the Klondike Gold Fields Containing a Full Account of the Discovery of Gold; Enormous...
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Alaska and the Klondike Gold Fields Containing a Full Account of the Discovery of Gold; Enormous Deposits of the Precious Metal; Routes Traversed by Miners; How to Find Gold; Camp Life at Klondike. Practical Instructions for Fortune Seekers, Etc, Etc. Including a Description of the Gold Regions; Land of Wonders; Immense Mountains, Rivers and Plains; Native Inhabitants, Etc.

by [Klondyke] Harris, A. C.

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Chicago: Monroe Book Company, r1897. Hardcover. very good. 2nd Edition. xi,17-556pp. Octavo. Frontispiece (illustrated both sides), plates (both sides) from photos, woodcut illustrations (some full paged), and two folding maps. Original pictorial gold cloth, with patterned endpapers and lightly marbled edges. Includes Mrs. Eli Gage's experiences of a year among the Yukon Mining Camps; Mrs. Schwatka's recollections of her husband as the Alaskan pathfinder; and the prosaic side of gold hunting, as seen by Joaquin Miller, the Poet of the Sierras. Popular work sold by subscription but getting harder to find a nice unworn copy. 1897
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An Ambassador of Peace Volume 1 from Spa (1920) to Rapallo (1922); Volume 2 the Years of Crisis June 1922- December 1923

by D'abernon, Viscount

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London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1929. Hardcover. very good. 1st edition. x, 332 : viii, 336 pp. Purple boards with gilt title on spines and gilt crest on front boards. No dust jackets. Octavo, faded spines. Some pencil underlining in text. very good First two volumes (of three) of pages from the diary of Viscount D'Abernon covering the post World War Conferences and Treaties in Europe. 1929
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Australia, Its History and Present Condition; Containing an Account Both of the Bush and of the...
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Australia, Its History and Present Condition; Containing an Account Both of the Bush and of the Colonies, with Their Respective Inhabitants

by Pridden, Rev. W.

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London: James Burns, 1845. Hardcover. very good. 2nd Edition (stated on title page). xiii,[1],363pp. Small octavo. Original salmon coloured cloth. Spine darkened. Corners somewhat bumped. Top of spine a bit worn. Original coated yellow endpapers. Folding map frontispiece. One other map and 10 other illustrations. 2 pages of text reversed when the book was originally bound. A few very minor stains in the text. very good The second edition seems to be just a reprint of the first which came out 2 years earlier. It also seems much scarcer than the first. The author makes extensive comments on the natives, colonies and Tasmania. 1845
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The Autobiography of Joseph Jefferson

by Jefferson, Joseph

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London: T. Fisher Unwin, r1890. Hardcover. very good. 1st UK Edition. xv,501pp. Octavo in original full vellum binding, gilt top edge, others uncut with plates (including frontispiece portrait). Boards slightly bowed and soiled, endpapers browned else a clean copy; name on front free endpaper. very good 1890
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Back to Prosperity. The Great Opportunity of the Empire Conference.

by Leacock, Stephen

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Toronto: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1932. Hardcover. very good. 1st edition. 108pp. 12mo. Original blue cloth with black lettering on front cover and spine in dust jacket. Page 69 is a cancel. Spine slightly fade. Small stains to back of dust jacket. Small tears to edges of dust jacket. very good 1932
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Berlin Bank Defrauders 18000 Marks Reward for Bank Messengers Gustav Bruning and Leon Zebell
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Berlin Bank Defrauders 18000 Marks Reward for Bank Messengers Gustav Bruning and Leon Zebell

by Imperial German Consulate

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Berlin: Imperial German Consulate, 1912. Undetermined. very good. 86.4cm X 58.4cm. Original broadside. Fold lines present, folded four times in length, three times in width. Light wear and very small chipping to extremities, appropriate with age. Lengthy text in six languages with 7 black and white photos. Previously stamped, which has offsetted where folded. Back has previous blue writing. very good Blue writing states "Aug 5/ 12. Reward. Germany". Small stamp reads "Police Detective Bureau Recieved Oct 9 1912 Hall of Justice San Francisco, CA". On June 24th, 1912 two bank messengers, Gustav Bruning and Leon Zebell, absconded with 260,000 Marks and 120,000 Marks respectively. The Imperial German Consulate sent out wanted posters, of which this item is one, to police agencies throughout the world. It is depicted in six languages including German, English, French, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese. There are four black and white images of Gustav Bruning, with a characteristic… Read More
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Block-Print History of the Northwest

by [Meany, Professor Edmond]

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Seattle, Washington: University of Washington Book Store, r1928. Wrappers. very good. 1st Edition. 16 leavespp. Quarto in original pictorial rose coloured wrappers over stiff card with illustrations from linoleum cuts by pupils in Art Structure, under the direction of Helen Rhodes, Department of Painting, Sculpture and Design, College of Fine Arts. very good 1928
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The British Empire. Its Structure, Its Unity, Its Strength

by Leacock, Stephen

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New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1940. Hardcover. fine. 1st edition. vi,[6],263pp. 12mo. Original red cloth with gilt lettering on spine in dust jacket. Dust jacket slightly rubbed with tears and chips to edges of dust jacket. fine 1940
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British Exploits in South America. A History of British Activities in Exploration, Military Adventure, Diplomacy, Science, and Trade, in Latin-America.

by Koebel, W.H.

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New York: Century Co., 1917. Hardcover. very good. 1st edition. xiv,587pp. Octavo. Illustrated with plates from photos and paintings. Original maroon cloth with black lettering on spine. Slight rubbing and wear to extremities. Front hinge weak. very good 1917
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The Bushmen

by Wannenburgh, Alf;

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Cape Town: C. Struik Publishers, 1979. Hardcover. near fine. 1st edition. 63pp. Quarto. Ilustrated with numerous coloured plates. Original brown cloth with gilt lettering on spine with dust jacket. Near fine condition Photography by Peter Johnson & Anthony Bannister. The author and photographers searched deep in the Kalahari to record their experience with the last of the Kalahari Bushmen as hunter-gatherers. Large book, extra shipping charges may apply 1979
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Caffre War. Return to an Address of the Honourable the House of Commons, Dated 8 June 1837; -...
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[London]: Ordered by the House of Commons, 1837. Undetermined. very good. 1st Edition. iv,354pp. Folio. Original printed blue wrappers. Some chipping to edges of wrappers. Penned number on rear wrapper. Title printed on spine, with some loss of paper to head and tail of spine. Edges uncut. Internally tight and clean with only occasional spotting and foxing. very good Parliamentary papers for July 1837 (#503). A fascinating account of the conflicts between the Colonial South African Government and various native tribes of South Africa. Includes a coloured folding map of the "Route of the Mission under the charge of Captain Delancy, 75th Reg[imen]t, to the Chiefs-Crieli, the successor of the Hintza-Vadana of the Tambookees & Faku of the Amanondas in 1836". An attractive book in original wrappers as issued. 1837
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Canadian Frontiers of Settlement. Vol.Viii Pioneering in the Prairie Provinces : The Social Side of the Settlement Process.

by Dawson, C. A. and Eva R. Younge

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Toronto: MacMillan Company, 1940. Undetermined. very good. 1st Edition. xi, 338pp. Octavo (26 X 18 cm). In original publisher's light blue cloth with gilt stamped spine titles. In rare dustjacket which shows minor wear along edges. Text block clean and tight. very good Volume No. 8 of the 9 volume series: Canadian Frontiers of Settlement. 1940
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Canadian Frontiers of Settlement. Vol.Viii  Pioneering in the Prairie Provinces : The Social Side...

Canadian Frontiers of Settlement. Vol.Viii Pioneering in the Prairie Provinces : The Social Side of the Settlement Process.

by Dawson, C. A. and Eva R. Younge

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Toronto: MacMillan Company, 1940. Undetermined. very good. 1st Edition. xi, 338pp. 26 X 18 cm. In original publisher's light blue cloth with gilt stamped spine titles. In rare dustjacket. Text block clean and tight. very good Volume No. 8 of 9 volume series: Canadian Frontiers of Settlement. 1940
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Cape of Good Hope. Correspondence with the Governor of the Cape of Good Hope Relative to the...
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Cape of Good Hope. Correspondence with the Governor of the Cape of Good Hope Relative to the State of the Kafir Tribes on the Eastern Frontier of the Colony

by Maitland, P.

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London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1847. Undetermined. very good. 1st Edition. 200 + folding mappp. Folio. Original blue printed wrappers. Ink stamp of the Colonial Office Library to front wrapper and penned number to top of rear wrapper. Printed title on spine. Small loss of paper to head and tail of spine. Edges uncut. Interior is generally clean and tight. Expert repair to small hole in lower right corner of title page and page 3. An attractive publication as issued in paper wraps. Printed by William Clowes and Sons. very good The Parliamentary papers for February 1847, with fascinating content about the Kafir Tribes of South Africa. The colonial governor, P. Maitland expresses his worry that treaties will not prevent the Kafir tribes from entering colonial lands and stealing cattle. Maitland's remedy to the Kafir incursions is to "...overawe them into keeping good faith with the Government for their own sakes," and he Maitland goes on to say "...it is… Read More
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The Centenary of the Revival of the Order of St John in England 1931

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St. John's Gate, 1932. Undetermined. very good. 1st Edition. vi,73pp. Small Octavo in original gilt lettered vellum binding, top edge gilt with plates (including frontispiece). Gilt emblem on front cover and decorated corners. very good This account of the celebrations includes appendix on banquet guests, representatives of brigades, tea parties and numberous photos of the events. 1932
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The Character of Queen Elizabeth. Or, a Full and Clear Account of Her Policies, and the Methods...
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The Character of Queen Elizabeth. Or, a Full and Clear Account of Her Policies, and the Methods of Her Government Both in Church and State. Her Virtues and Defects, Together with the Characters of Her Principal Ministers of State. And the Greatest Part of the Affairs and Events That Happened in Her Times.

by Bohun, Edmund [Esq.]

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London: Printed for Rich. Chiswell, at the Rose and Crown in St. Paul's Church-Yard, 1693. Undetermined. very good. 376pp. Octavo. 20th century leather binding with gilt tooling on spine and gilt rules. Marble endpapers, half title, etched frontispiece and title page. Ink inscription to title "G.J. Craney 1883" Text edges dust soiled, overall an attractive copy in remarkable condition. Bohun appears to have written prolifically on subjects ranging from religion to science. A copy of this text is held by the Cambridge University Library. Rare, no copy located in WorldCat. 1693
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Chinese Paintings in American Collections

Chinese Paintings in American Collections

by Siren, Osvald

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Paris: Les Edition, 1928. Undetermined. very good. 1st Edition. 109pp. Tall folio (33.5 X 41 cm.) Original blue cloth binding with gilt title on spine. Top edge gilt and others untrimmed. Top and bottom of spine with a bit of minor repair. Foredge a bit foxed and with a bit of light foxing on a number of the plate margins. Boards a bit bumped and with slight soiling. A total of 200 full page illustrations all printed in photogravure. Overall a very nice copy of a title difficult to find in good condtion. very good Although there is no limitation we can assume this was printed in quite small numbers due to its scarcity. It seems the book may also have been issued in 5 portfolios as well. The quality of the plates is very good indeed. No complete copy at auction in over 20 years and then it seems that most copies that surface are x-library of which this copy is not. 1928
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Cinquante- Quatre: Being a Short History of the 54th Canadian Infantry Battalion.

by Bailey, John Beswick

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Vancouver: Self Published, 1919. Undetermined. very good. 1st Edition. 108pp. Octavo. Rebound in brown buckram lettered in black along front and spine. Previous owner's stamp to ffep. Scattered foxing to first five and last five pages. 14 plates depicting 20 black-and-white images, and one colored plate. very good This is a brief narrative of history of the 54th (Kootenay) battalion in World War I, written by "One of Them", later determined to be Major John Bailey Beswick. The battalion was in action as Vimy, Passchendaele, Canal du Nord, the Scarpe, and others. Includes more than 70 pages of honors and awards lists and nominal rolls. 1919
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