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Fine Printing: The Private Press in Canada : A travelling exhibition organized by Alan Horne and Guy Upjohn for the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild, and The Friends of the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
1 Fine Printing: The Private Press in Canada : A travelling exhibition organized by Alan Horne and Guy Upjohn for the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild, and The Friends of the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
Toronto University of Toronto 1995 0772760152 / 9780772760159 Softcover Very Good 8vo. 
63 pages. As new: clean and unmarked, with no creasing to spine. Illustrated 
Price: 15.60 CDN
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The Pied Printer's Primrose Path.  A Typographical Nonsense Book
2 The Pied Printer's Primrose Path. A Typographical Nonsense Book
Stamford, Connecticut The Overlook Press 1940 First Edition Cloth Very Good Good Edition limited to 250 copies 16mo., boards 
unnumbered pages (24pp.) light soiling to dustjacket, minor discoloration to top and bottom edges of boards 
Price: 65.00 CDN
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Harvard Judaica in the 21st Century, Berlin, Charles
3 Berlin, Charles Harvard Judaica in the 21st Century
Cambridge, Massachusetts Harvard Library 2014 First Edition Cloth Very Good large 8vo., boards 
xxi, 235pp. Charles Berlin is the Lee M. Friedman Bibliographer in Judaica and Head, Judaica Division, Harvard Library. This book was published in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Judaica Division of the Harvard Library. 
Price: 39.00 CDN
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English Book-Plates Ancient and Modern [with: Archibald MacMechan ALS and "Concerning Book Plates" - Some information and designs by The American Book Plate Co., Castle, Egerton. Archibald MacMechan
4 Castle, Egerton. Archibald MacMechan English Book-Plates Ancient and Modern [with: Archibald MacMechan ALS and "Concerning Book Plates" - Some information and designs by The American Book Plate Co.
London & New York George Bell & Sons 1894 half leather Very Good 8vo. H.M. Rosenberg, J.E.H. MacDonald 
xx, 352 pages, plus MacMechan ALS, a 20 page advertising booklet of The American Book Plate Co., and assorted loose book plates/labels. This is the 1894 reprint of the November 1893 "New and enlarged edition". Unsigned fine binding in burgundy morocco over marbled boards, green morocco labels and gilt decor to spine. All edges marbled, as well as front and rear endpapers. Foxing to preliminaries and final leaves and marginally to a minority of leaves with the worst at pp. 78/79 [seen in photo] and 242/243. Pencil inscription to verso of front marbled endpaper. Binding and hinges sound. OFFERED WITH: A two page ALS of Nova Scotian author Archibald MacMechan, and: "Concerning Book Plates" - Some information and designs by The American Book Plate Co. [20 page advertising booklet measuring 5.5 x 4.25 inches] as well as assorted book plates. The envelope is postmarked Dec. 9, 1922 - same as the hand-written date on the letter. In the letter, MacMechan explains the "usual procedure" by which a customer would communicate with an artist to obtain a book plate: "... The usual procedure is to supply an artist with ideas or sketches as to what you want. He submits a sketch, or sketches, for your approval and suggestions. Then he makes a finished drawing in pen and ink, which becomes your property. From this a zinc-etching is made by such a firm as the Royal Print & Litho, Halifax, and from this, in turn are printed the labels such as I enclose herewith. Mine was designed by Mr. H.M. Rosenberg of this city from ideas & sketches supplied by myself. It has been much admired. The college label was designed by Mr. J.E.H. MacDonald, the Studio Building, 21 Severn St. Toronto. He is the best artist in black-and-white in Canada I consider his work admirable. ..." Letter creased with some splitting at folds. Besides the bookplates (or labels) that MacMechan notes he has enclosed {his and that of Dalhousie University} are two personal labels from the individuals who contacted MacMechan on the recipient's belalf, as well as 5 examples of smaller labels: one copy of two, three copies of two, and four copies of one. 16 loose book-plates in all. 
Price: 520.00 CDN
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English - Russian Bookman's Glossary, Elizarenkova, T.P.
5 Elizarenkova, T.P. English - Russian Bookman's Glossary
Moscow Publishing Office - Soviet Russia 1962 Cloth Good 8vo., Boards 
510pp. Boards sunned, stain to foot of spine. Clean interior, with "Printed in the USSR" purple stamp on title page. 
Price: 45.50 CDN
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Early Printers and Printing in the Canadas, Gundy, H. Pearson
6 Gundy, H. Pearson Early Printers and Printing in the Canadas
Toronto Bibliographical Society of Canada 1957 Card covers Good 8vo. 
v, 54pp. Faint beverage rings to front cover, date stamp to ffep. hand inked title to spine; else clean and unmarked in sound binding. 
Price: 19.50 CDN
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A Manual on Bookselling, Hale, Robert D. (ed.)
7 Hale, Robert D. (ed.) A Manual on Bookselling
New York Harmony Books 1980 Third edition Cloth Very Good Good 8vo., Boards 
xxiii, 438pp. Jacket spine sunned, small chips to extremities, price clipped. Clean unmarked interior. 
Price: 32.50 CDN
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A Pride of Gifts: Donations From Our Friends 1990-1994, Jocz, Anne, Katherine Martyn, eds.
8 Jocz, Anne, Katherine Martyn, eds. A Pride of Gifts: Donations From Our Friends 1990-1994
Toronto University of Toronto 1994 0772760136 / 9780772760135 Softcover Very Good 4to. 
72 pages. As new: clean and unmarked, with no creasing to spine. Illustrated 
Price: 13.00 CDN
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GIFTS FROM OUR FRIENDS: AN EXHIBITION TO CELEBRATE THE FIFTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FRIENDS OF THE THOMAS FISHER RARE BOOK LIBRARY., Landon, Richard G.
9 Landon, Richard G. GIFTS FROM OUR FRIENDS: AN EXHIBITION TO CELEBRATE THE FIFTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FRIENDS OF THE THOMAS FISHER RARE BOOK LIBRARY.
Toronto University of Toronto 1990 0772760047 / 9780772760043 Softcover Very Good 8vo. 
41 pages. As new: clean and unmarked, with no creasing to spine. 
Price: 13.00 CDN
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Paradis Terrestre (Earthly Paradise) : The Chronicle,  October, 1933,  Number 217, Morse, William Inglis (Editor)
10 Morse, William Inglis (Editor) Paradis Terrestre (Earthly Paradise) : The Chronicle, October, 1933, Number 217
Self published 1933 First Edition Saddle Stapled Card Covers Very Good 8vo. William Inglis Morse 
26pp. This number festooned with photos: 36 images 1.8" square on six pages and a larger shot of the gut of Little Bras d'Or at sunset on page 1. Text is a series of bon mots, anecdotes and brief essays: travel on Cape Breton, "Poetry", "n being a grandfather"`, "Persian Curios", &c. Photos of Nova Scotia scenes, groups of people and antiquities: Cape Blomidon, Cape Split, Kejimkujic, Fairy lake, Maitland Falls, and many around Paradise & Pansy Patch, including the golf links and a wheel of Sicilian monastery bells "to call the caddies". No marks or inscriptions. 
Price: 32.50 CDN
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The Chronicle,  (Mountain Lake Florida) April, 1942,  Number 235, Morse, William Inglis (Editor)
11 Morse, William Inglis (Editor) The Chronicle, (Mountain Lake Florida) April, 1942, Number 235
Boston Self published 1942 First Edition paper covered boards Very Good 8vo. William Inglis Morse 
38pp. plus further six pp. photos and diagrams. Short essays and anecdotes; this number particularly focused on the Mountain Lake community of Florida and Bliss Carman. Illustrated with 14 photos 1.8" square of Mountain Lake personalities, as well as the Mountain Lake Ex Libris bookplate, the Early Building of the Mt. Lake Club House. Sketches by WIM throughout; portraits of Carlyle by W. Greaves and of Carman in the WIM collection. 22 letters of Bliss Carman to Herbert Small (of 50 purchased by WIM late 1941) transcribed.. List of recipients of The Chronicle "as per acknowledgements in November 1941" and excerpts from recipients. List of guests at the Mountain Lake Club for the 1942 Spring Season; and a list of widows there: 1941-42. Former owner's neat signature dated 1980 to front endpapers. Spine and half-inch strip along top of front sunned. Backstrip of spine separated for two inches along rear gutter and 1 inch along front gutter. 
Price: 32.50 CDN
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The Chronicle,  December, 1932,  Number 215, Morse, William Inglis (Editor)
12 Morse, William Inglis (Editor) The Chronicle, December, 1932, Number 215
Self published 1932 First Edition paper covered bds. Very Good Very Good Limited/Numbered 8vo. William Inglis Morse 
47pp. Copy # 115 of 125, in original mailing envelope, pencil note to outside of envelope indicates that this was to be Sukie Morse's copy, book has the original glassine wrapper 
Price: 32.50 CDN
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The Chronicle,  Mountain Lake Florida &c. April, 1935,  Number 221, Morse, William Inglis (Editor)
13 Morse, William Inglis (Editor) The Chronicle, Mountain Lake Florida &c. April, 1935, Number 221
Self published 1935 First Edition Saddle Stapled Card Covers Very Good Very Good Limited 8vo. William Inglis Morse 
25pp. Edition limited to 125 copies, stated on p. 25. Short essays and anecdotes, in this number particularly focused on the Mountain Lake community of Florida including a page on the Seminoles, a list of property owners at Mt. Lake and their respective hobbies, e.g. "golf, cards, cigars and croquet." Illustrated with 21 photos 1.8" square of the region (incl. Boca Raton), numerous local personalities, two horses and a Seminole girl. As well, a 3-page article on dynamite "by a Mountain Laker" and a hitherto unknown and unpublished autograph letter of I. Kant to A.G. Kastner in English translation. In 1917 at Pansy Patch, his estate in Paradise Nova Scotia, Dr. Morse by his own admission had "began a crude golf course." The Mountain Lake community, founded 1915, had by 1916 a course designed by Seth Raynor. 
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The Chronicle,  November, 1931,  Number 211, Morse, William Inglis (Editor)
14 Morse, William Inglis (Editor) The Chronicle, November, 1931, Number 211
Cambridge, MA Self published 1931 First Edition Saddle Stapled Card Covers Very Good Limited 8vo. William Inglis Morse 
Unpaginated. 16 leaves, printed recto and verso. Edition limited to 200 copies stated on title page. Blue card covers with front foredge untrimmed. Morse published The Chronicle from 1906, but this #211 from 1931 is the earliest issue we have seen; title page has notice: "211th issue (1905-1931)". Series of short articles, anecdotes and reflections: concerning architecture, travel in Europe - especially Italy, letter from friend at Mountain lake Club Florida, &c. As well, 41 photographs 2 inches square taken by WIM: skiing in Switzerland and Italian scenes. Excellent condition. 
Price: 32.50 CDN
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The Chronicle, May, 1947,  Number 249, Morse, William Inglis (Editor)
15 Morse, William Inglis (Editor) The Chronicle, May, 1947, Number 249
Cambridge, MA Self published 1947 First Edition paper covered boards Very Good Very Good 8vo. William Inglis Morse inscribed by author
33 pp. plus further 7 pages of photos by WIM of Mountain Lake personages and surroundings. Short essays and anecdotes; this number particularly focused on the Mountain Lake community of Florida as well: a letter of Bliss Carman, a poem by Douglas Cockerell, notes on curating Canadian History and Literature at Harvard College library, report on Roger W. Babson. Illustrated with 30 photos. Former owner's neat signature dated 1980 to front endpapers. Head of spine bumped, small dot of discolouration to rear board. Inscribed by Morse on front endpaper, dated 30 May, 1947 and numbered 41 [of edition limited to 100, so stated on cover]. 
Price: 32.50 CDN
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The Chronicle, November 1940,  Number 232, Morse, William Inglis (Editor)
16 Morse, William Inglis (Editor) The Chronicle, November 1940, Number 232
Self published 1940 First Edition paper covered boards Very Good Limited/Numbered 8vo. William Inglis Morse 
43 pages, with a further 18 pages of photographs. Edition limited to 125 copies, stated on front cover. Numbered as No. 5 in pen to front endpaper. Short essays and anecdotes; in this number: a visit to the newly constructed Port Royal Habitation at Lower Granville Nova Scotia, reviews of Morse publications, a week`s visit in Old Lyme Connecticut at the Hilles family estate, notes on collecting Bliss Carman rarities, a 2-page letter from bookbinder Douglas Cockerell, &c. Embellished with 75 photographs (smallest are 6 to a page). Photos of: pansies, Bilss Carman, Lower Granville Habitation, Pansy Patch Golf Links, Cockerell`s workshop, Whistletop : Old Lyme, numerous personalities, &c. Inscribed by the editor to Louise, 27 Nov. 1940, and then to Barbara from Louise 1989 on front endpaper. Titles to front and spine. Spine sunned, chipped at head and splitting along hinges but fully secure. Clean and unmarked. 
Price: 32.50 CDN
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Why Authors Go Wrong and Other Explanations., Overton, Grant M.
17 Overton, Grant M. Why Authors Go Wrong and Other Explanations.
New York Moffat, Yard & Company 1919 Hard Cover Very Good 12mo 
212pp. Spine and boards lightly grimed. Pencil to margin of a few pages only. 
Price: 19.50 CDN
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Librarianship in Canada 1946 to 1967, Peel, Bruce, Ed.
18 Peel, Bruce, Ed. Librarianship in Canada 1946 to 1967
Ottawa Canadian Library Association 1968 First Edition Cloth Very Good Very Good 8vo 
205 pp., Essays in honour of Elizabeth Homer Morton, In French and English.With separate Tribule laid in. Clean and unmarked in sound binding. 
Price: 26.00 CDN
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A Catalogue of the Akins Collection of Books and Pamphlets. Public Archives of Nova Scotia No. 1, Stewart, Sheila I.; D.C. Harvey
19 Stewart, Sheila I.; D.C. Harvey A Catalogue of the Akins Collection of Books and Pamphlets. Public Archives of Nova Scotia No. 1
Halifax Imperial Publishing 1933 Card covers Very Good 4to. 
206 pages. Donation inscription and Historical Society stamp to first leaf; else clean and unmarked. We purchased this directly from the Historical Society when the volume was deaccessioned. 
Price: 39.00 CDN
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Luminario; or, The Third Chapter of the Liber Elementorum Litterarum on the Construction of Roman Capitals, Verini, Giovam Baptista; A.F. Johnson, Stanley Morison
20 Verini, Giovam Baptista; A.F. Johnson, Stanley Morison Luminario; or, The Third Chapter of the Liber Elementorum Litterarum on the Construction of Roman Capitals
Cambridge / Chicago Harvard College Library / Newberry Library 1947 Cloth Very Good Folio 
32 pages. Grey cloth with gilt to spine. Glassine wrap tanned, chipped, and spine perished. Black slipcase splitting at seams but remains sturdy. Moderate foxing to interior. Small elegant bookplate of Burl Osburn [author of Measured Drawings of Early American Furniture (1925)] to front pastedown. No inscriptions. One of only 360 copies printed on wove paper for sale in the US. 
Price: 65.00 CDN
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