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.
Canadian and Polar History
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 +.
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.
Montreal: Normandie Roof. Paperback. SCARCE. Very good. No date, probably late 1930's. Wine list from Normanie Roof, a swanky ballroom/restaurant that was in the Mount Royal Hotel in Montreal. Gold paper side stapled wrappers with an illustration of a woman and black title on front wrapper. Bound with a green tasselled cord. Wine. WIN/7102. Very Good.
[Toronto]: George A. Walker, . Hardcover. Copy A of ten lettered copies done for private distribution. Signed by George Walker, Justin Trudeau, George Elliott Clarke, and Tom Smart. This book was originally a limited edition of 15 signed and numbered copies. A stunning book and fitting tribute to its subject, Pierre Elliott Trudeau, who was one of Canada’s most charismatic - and polarizing - politicians. His tenures as Prime Minister during the 1970s and 80s were marked by conflict and crisis but also by a sense of nationalism, the development of multiculturalism and Canadian pride. He is known for invoking the War Measures Act in response to FLQ terrorism during the October Crisis; for introducing the Official Languages Act to improve the position of francophones in Canada; and, perhaps most memorably, for the patriation of the Canadian constitution and the establishment of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Trudeau: La Vie en Rose pays tribute to the life and career of this influential Canadian. In a series of eighty wood engravings, George Walker documents Trudeau’s political achievements, events of cultural significance and famous friends while also capturing Trudeau’s confidence, passion and irreverence. Presented without captions and open to interpretation in any language, it is a testament to the multilingual culture of Canada and a celebration of the man whose political legacy has had a profound influence on the definition of Canadian culture. Trudeau’s influence has now been mirrored by his son Justin Trudeau, the also charismatic current Prime Minister of Canada. He wrote a moving tribute to his father, included here, taken from his eulogy at his father’s 2000 funeral. Also included is an eighty item chronology that corresponds to the engravings. The engravings are hand printed on 250 Rising Stonehenge 100% rag archival paper with text and headings in Bembo and Bernhard types. It is bound in full red leather with title in gilt to spine and a rose in gilt to front cover. It is housed in a clamshell in quarter red leather and beige cloth covers. An engraving of Trudeau is inset on the front cover. In fine condition. Book size: 6.25 X 8” X 2.5 inches. Unpaginated. [232 pages printed recto] PRI/110716. Fine.
St. Paul, Minn. Privately Printed, 1896. Hardcover. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. 8vo. Black leather backed, blue cloth covered boards. Heavy chipping to spine, which has been coated in a shiny substance. Title is partially missing. Bumping to corners and minor rubbing to boards. Interior is clean and bright with illustrated frontis and photographic illustrations throughout. Frontis has intact tissue guard. Inscription to front free end page reads "To William G. Daugherty, Esq., With the regards of the author. June 1, 1904." Excellent candidate for rebacking. Index, 491 pages. BOB/032818. Good +.