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ADAM, G[raeme] Mercer [1839-1912].
Toronto, Old And New: --A Memorial Volume -- Historical, Descriptive And Pictorial, Designed To Mark The Hundredth Anniversary Of The Passing Of The Constitutional Act Of 1791, Which Set Apart The Province Of Upper Canada And Gave Birth To York (Now Toronto) To Which Is Added A Narrative Of The City's Industries And Commerce, With Some Sketches Of The Men Who Have Made Or Are Making The Provincial Capital...
Toronto: The Mail Printing Company, 1891..
folio. pp. 2 p.l., 212. 4 plates (incl. frontis.). numerous text illus. original blind & gilt-stamped cloth, rebacked with title portion of spine mounted (corners worn). First Edition. Morley p. 226.
$450 USD                          Book Number: elala4972                         Order / Enquire

ADAMS, John Quincy [1767-1848].
The Lives Of James Madison And James Monroe, Fourth And Fifth Presidents Of The United States...With Historical Notices Of Their Administrations.
Buffalo & Cincinnati: Geo. H. Derby And Co., 1850..
8vo. pp. viii, [9]-432. additional engraved title incorporating 2 portraits & a view of the Capitol. contemporary calf (worn but sound, joints cracked, moderate foxing throughout). cfSabin 289.
$175 USD                          Book Number: elala4577                         Order / Enquire

ADAMS, John Quincy.
The Great Design Two Lectures on the Smithson Bequest.Delivered at Quincy and Boston in November 1839 now first published together from contemporary printed and manuscript texts Edited, with an Introduction, by Wilcomb E. Washburn.
Washington: The Smithsonian Institution, 1965..
8vo. pp. 95, [2 leaves]. quartercloth (institutional bookplate). dw. (extremities chipped).
$36 USD                          Book Number: AAMeADAM54                         Order / Enquire

ALEXANDER, Capt. J[ames] E[dward] [1803-1885].
L'Acadie; Or, Seven Years' Explorations In British America.
London: Henry Colburn, 1849..
2 Volumes. 12mo. pp. xvi, 345; viii, 326. 6 engraved plates, 2 engraved maps, & 1 text illus. (plan). wood-engraved title vignettes. original blind-stamped cloth, rebacked, retaining endpapers (remains of label on lower spine of Vol. I, scattered light foxing). First Edition. An officer in the British army, Alexander was stationed in the Canadas and Halifax and New Brunswick from 1841 to 1847 and from 1848 to 1855. During his stay in New Brunswick, he was engaged in a survey of communications between that province and Quebec City. Alexander took a keen interest in his surroundings and travelled widely, making the acquaintance of some of the country's leading personalities, including Thomas Talbot, William Dunlop, Archibald McNab, and the notorious smuggler and pirate, Bill Johnstone. He also relates his meeting in Kingston with British novelist Charles Dickens. The plates include views of Kingston, London, a forest camp, Grand Falls, the Miramichi, and Chambly. Dionne II 1260. Lande 3. Morgan p. 7. Sabin 733 (incorrect pagination & no plate count). TPL 2950.
$849 USD                          Book Number: elala1519                         Order / Enquire

The Life Of Jefferson Davis.
Cincinnati & Chicago: Caxton Publishing House..., 1868..
8vo. pp. xvii, [1]blank, [13]-645. engraved frontis. portrait. original cloth (extremities frayed, some light foxing - heavier on frontis. & title). First Edition.
$100 USD                          Book Number: elala4973                         Order / Enquire

[ALLARDICE, Robert] Barclay [1779-1854].
Agricultural Tour In The United States And Upper Canada, With Miscellaneous Notices. By Captain Barclay Of Ury.
Edinburgh: William Blackwood & Sons., 1842..
12mo. pp. xxiii, 181, [2]ads. with half-title. original blind-stamped cloth (spine ends & corners chipped & worn). First Edition. The author, a retired British army officer and noted pedestrian, toured Canada and the United States in the spring of 1841 at the age of sixty-two, visiting Halifax, Boston, New York, Albany, Geneseo, Pittsburgh, Richmond, Washington, Toronto, and Hamilton. Clark notes that he spent twelve days in the slave states. "He entered Virginia at Wheeling (now West Virginia) and travelled through 'Haggerston' and Frederick, Maryland, to Baltimore and thence to Washington and Richmond.he described Mount Vernon, his introduction to President Tyler, his impressions of slavery, and several farms that he had hurriedly inspected." The Canadian section of his narrative (pp. 57-73) relates his meetings and conversations with Adam Fergusson, Sir Allan MacNab, and Bishop Strachan. In comparing the relative advantages offered to the agricultural emigrant, he notes that the obstacles and difficulties encountered in Canada are surprisingly great. TPL 2427. Lande 1535. Howes B-132 & Sabin 3368 [vide BARCLAY]. Clark III 121.
$599 USD                          Book Number: elala978                         Order / Enquire

[ALMON, John] [1737-1805].
A Review Of Mr. Pitt's Administration.
London: Printed for G.Kearsly, 1763..
8vo. pp. viii, [9]-152. disbound (some light foxing, small hole in 1 leaf with loss of 2 letters). Third Edition, Corrected And Enlarged. A review of the major political and military events of the Seven Years' War, particularly in Canada and the American colonies. Included is an interesting anecdote regarding the detection of Dr. Florence Hensay, the French spy in London. Casey I 353. Howes A-184. Lande 5. Sabin 70211. cfTPL 355.
$400 USD                          Book Number: elala1942                         Order / Enquire

RECUEIL D'ESTAMPES Représentant Les Différents Évenemens de la Guerre qui a procuré l'Indépendance aux États unis de l'Amérique.
Paris: Ponce & Godefroy, [c1784]..
4to. 16 engraved plates (incl. title). contemporary bds., rebacked in calf. First Edition. An attractive series of sixteen plates and maps of the American Revolution, engraved by Nicolas Ponce and François Godefroy, after designs by Fauvel, Marillier, Le Paon and other notable French artists of the period. Recorded here are some of the major events of the War and of the larger global conflict between Great Britain and France, including the tarring and feathering of John Malcom at Boston, the battle of Lexington, the capitulation of Burgoyne at Saratoga, the capture of Dominica, Senegal, Grenada, Pensacola, and Tobago, the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown, the battle of St. Eustache, the siege of Fort S.Philippe, and the attack on Brimstomhill. There is also a general map of the United States and a composite map of the Gulf of Mexico, Barbary, Minorca, and Tobago. Below each view, forming part of the engraved surface, is brief explanatory text by Niquet. The engraved title contains a précis of the War, surmounted by five inset views of military and naval engagements, while the final plate, decorated with four similar insets, gives a précis of the Treaty of Versailles in 1783 and a list of the principal officers killed or wounded in the war. Howes describes this as the first French book with a title-page mentioning the United States. Another issue of the book is also recorded, with additional title-page Collection d'estampes., and with several of the plates unnumbered. Cohen-De Ricci 862. Howes C-576. Sabin 68421. Winsor VI p. 185. cfJCB II 2997.
$6993 USD                          Book Number: elala979                         Order / Enquire

AMES, Fisher [1758-1808].
Works.Compiled By A Number Of His Friends. To Which Are Prefixed, Notices Of His Life And Character [by J.T.Kirkland].
Boston: T.B.Wait & Co., 1809..
8vo. pp. xxxi, [4 leaves], 519. frontis. portrait. modern buckram (cloth slightly spotty, hint of foxing as usual). First Edition. The American statesman, orator and political writer Ames was a member of the Massachusetts convention which ratified the federal constitution in 1788 and served as a staunch Federalist in the first four Congresses (1789-1797). Included are his early writings contributed to Boston journals under the pen-names 'Brutus' and 'Camillus', in which he developed a philosophical basis for New England Federalism, his later works on the European war, and the most eloqquent and powerful speech of his political career, that in favour of Jay's Treaty. Sabin 1303. Shaw & Shoemaker 16855.
$150 USD                          Book Number: elala473                         Order / Enquire

AMES, Nathaniel.
An Astronomical Diary, Or, An Almanack For the Year of our Lord Christ 1760.
Boston: Printed for and Sold by the Booksellers, [1759]..
small 8vo. [pp. 24]. untrimmed. disbound (foxed & little stained, edges tatty, short tear in title with no loss). The last three pages contain a poem On the Reduction of Quebec, Sept. 18, 1759, by General Wolfe and the brave Troops under his Command, &c. Lande S2343. Sabin 1309. cfEvans 8292.
$250 USD                          Book Number: elala1943                         Order / Enquire

[ANBUREY, Thomas].
Travels Into The Interior Parts Of America. In A Series Of Letters. By An Officer.
London: Printed For William Lane, 1789..
2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. vii, [1]plate list, [19]list of subscribers, [1]errata, 467; 2 p.l., 558. complete with half-titles. folding engraved map, 6 engraved plates (5 folding) & 4 facsimile plates of American dollars printed in red & black on recto & verso of 2 leaves. engraved dedication headpiece. contemporary calf, rebacked with gilt spines mounted (extremities worn, several abrasions to covers, some offsetting & foxing to titles plates & neighbouring leaves, 1 plate with short fold tear - no loss). First Edition of this valuable first-hand account of the expedition from Canada, which culminated in the disastrous surrender at Saratoga in 1777. Anburey, who came to America as an officer in General Burgoyne's army, here attempts to vindicate the General's conduct in the British defeat. The work is arranged in the form of 79 letters, many of the earlier ones being addressed from Canada (Quebec, Montreal, St. John's, and from H.M.S. Howe off the coast of Newfoundland). Most of the second volume relates Anburey's experiences as a prisoner-of-war in Virginia and Maryland. The large folding plates include several fine views of military encampments and major battle locales of the American Revolutionary War: 'View of St. John's, upon the River Sorell, in Canada, with the Redoubts, Works, &c.', 'A View of a Saw Mill & Block House upon Fort Anne Creek, the property of Gen. Skeene, Which on Gen. Burgoyne's Army advancing, was set Fire to, by the Americans', 'View of the West Bank of the Hudson's River 3 Miles above Still Water, upon which the Army under the command of Ltd. General Burgoyne, to post on the 20-th Sept. 1777', and 'Encampment of the Convention Army At Charlotte Ville in Virginia after they had surrendered to the Americans'. Our copy is complete with the list of subscribers, which is often wanting. Bell A190. Clark I 192. Howes A-226. JCB II 3247. Lande 7. Sabin 1366. TPL 541. Vlach 7.
$2597 USD                          Book Number: CNBav[AN0                         Order / Enquire

ANDERSON, Alex[ander] D.
The Silver Country Or The Great Southwest A Review Of The Mineral And Other Wealth, The Attractions And Material Development Of The Former Kingdom Of New Spain, Comprising Mexico And The Mexican Cessions To The United States In 1848 And 1853.
New York: G.P.Putnam's Sons, 1877..
12mo. pp. 221. folding partially coloured lithographed map. original cloth with map of New Spain stamped in black on front cover (extremities frayed, lower rear cover stained, bookplate removed, some minimal marginal dampstaining mainly towards end, several tears in map - no loss). First Edition. The first general work on the whole of the southwest territory to be published following the war with Mexico, including discussion of mineral resources (silver and gold), agriculture and stockraising, topography and climate, scenery and tourist attractions, the foreign commerce of Mexico, and the advance of railways. Chapter V, pp. 139-187, contains an early bibliography of the region. "The Silver Country includes Mexico and her lost provinces, California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, and Western Colorado. Texas is considered only as to resources in agriculture and stockraising." (Raines) Cowan p. 14. Raines p. 9.
$256 USD                          Book Number: CDEeANDE66                         Order / Enquire

America Not Discovered By Columbus. A Historical Sketch Of The Discovery of America by the Norsemen, In The Tenth Century.With An Appendix On The Historical, Linguistic, Literary And Scientific Value Of The Scandinavian Languages.
Chicago: S.C.Griggs And Company And London: Trübner & Co., 1874..
8vo. pp. viii, [9]-104, [2]ads. original cloth. First Edition.
$75 USD                          Book Number: elala1680                         Order / Enquire

ANDERSON, Rev. Duncan.
Lays Of Canada And Other Poems.
Montreal: Printed By John Lovell & Son, 1890..
8vo. pp. 116, [1 leaf]. original blind-stamped cloth (cloth soiled, minimal stain to upper outer edge of leaves in first half). First Edition. Watters p. 7.
$60 USD                          Book Number: elala3803                         Order / Enquire

[ANDERSON, William James] [1812-1873] (Compiler).
[Holiwell's Tourist Guide To Quebec].
[Quebec: 1872]..
12mo. pp. [5]-46. lacking the ads (pp. 1-4) & probably printed wrs. 11 mounted albumen prints. old cloth (bit spotted). First Edition. Scarce.
$1199 USD                          Book Number: elala3700                         Order / Enquire

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