Toronto: Stoddart Publishing Co. Limited, 1995. Hardcover. Near mint thick 8vo. (some light scuffing and markings to page edges), black paper boards w/bronze gilt to spine; in fine d.j. Interior is crisp and clean, except for Library of Congress Duplicate stamp on ffep.746 pp. Canada. CAN/5293. Near Fine.
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Victoria, BC: Prescott Publishing Co, 1963. Hardcover. First Edition, First Printing. Includes 40 pages of illustrations and a bibliography, maps, and an index. Green cloth boars with gilt title to spine. Includes two typed, signed, laid-in letters from the author to Doubleday regarding publishing books. Occasional spots of soiling / smudge marks, but clean and bright overall. A few spots to covers and minor wear to corners and edges of boards. 557 pages. CAN/041520. Very Good.
Paris: Librairie Tross, 1863. Hardcover. This is a later edition of this book which was originally published in 1545. Explorer Jacques Cartier made three voyages to Canada the first in 1534. This volume in French recounts his voyages, makes corrections and additions to the original book, and provides other notes about their encounters. Bound in three quarter leather with marbled brown paper boards. Leather is scuffed along spine and corners rubbed. Marbled endpapers. The recto of the ffep has a stamp that is partly rubbed out. Interior is in very good condition. Measures 5 x 8 inches. 69 pages. TRAV/122820. Very Good.
New York: Charles Scribners Sons, 1886. Hardcover. Illustrated with many drawings from nature and maps. Very good in original dark brown cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front board. Illustration in red and gilt to front cover and spine. Wear and fraying to spine ends and corners. Small dampstain to spine and slight sunning to spine as well along top edges of both boards. Bookplate of Wilcox featuring a large anchor to front pastedown. Binding remains secure with mull intact; although, the paper across both interior hinges is cracked. There are also a few interior splits. Pencil notation on last page of text, else clean and bright. 473 pages plus 2 pages of ads. ARC/010721. Very Good.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1929, Later Printing. Hardcover. Very good+ in grey cloth covered boards with dark blue title to front board and to spine. Slight foxing to frontis, title page, and pages opposite illustrations. Else is clean and bright. 68 pages. Canadian History. CAN1110191. Very Good +.
Philadelphia: Rufus C. Hartranft, 1893. Hardcover. Noted as being the "Author's Edition" on foot of spine. Illustrated with maps, portraits, and photographic views. Bound in the original red cloth boards with oxidized gilt title to spine and front cover. Silver illustration of the "Kite" sailing between icebergs to front board. Minor sunning to spine, light color pencil scribbling to front cover, and small spots of dampstaining to covers and spine. No evidence of dampstaining to interior. Green grapevine patterned endpapers with partially removed newsclipping to front endpaper. Offsetting from removed clipping to facing pastedown. Second free endpaper is creased and torn along one edge. Slightly more than occasional spots of foxing, mostly to margins, but clean overall. An attractive volume despite the noted condition issues. 524 pages. ARC/010721. Very Good.
New York: The Platt & Munk Co., Inc, 1935. Hardcover. Good+ Green cloth backed beige and brown illustrated paper covered boards with brown title to front board. Front board is detached though binding remains tight. Edgewear and browning to exterior. Minor toning to interior though text and illustrations remain bright. Photographic illustrations throughout. American Biography. AMBIO/6172. Good +.
Canadian-Croatian Folklore Festival Sudbury Centennial, 1983. Paperback. Oblong 8vo. Off white textured paper wrappers with red title to front panel. Light yellowing to edges of wraps. Minor bumping to corners. Interior is clean and bright with illustrations throughout. 208 pages. Canadian History. CAN/070113. Very Good+ in Wraps.