RARE AND COLLECTIBLE from Back Lane Books (Member of IOBA)

New Arrivals

image of The Classics and The Man of Letters

Show Details

Description:
The Classics and The Man of Letters: The Presidential Address delivered to the Classical Association on 15th April 1942, T.S. Eliot, Oxford University Press, London, New York, Toronto, 1942. First Edition; early printing (see Donald Gallup A40). 12mo up to 7½" tall., 27pp. Light blue, yapped-edge card covers with black titles front; sewn binding with two signatures. Contents in fine… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
CA$70.32
image of The Emigrant

The Emigrant

by Sir Francis B. Head

Seller
Back Lane Books (Member of IOBA)
Item Price
CA$218.76

Show Details

Description:
The Emigrant, Sir Francis B. Head. Published by John Murray, London, 1846. 2nd edition. 12mo up to 7½" tall.; 3 preliminary leaves, 441 pp. Three quarter midnight blue leather over marbled boards; all edges marbled. Five gilt panels to spine with scrolled borders, fleurets and title; marbled endpapers; green silk reading ribbon. Rubbing to front board marble paper; very light… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
CA$218.76
image of Remington's Frontier Sketches

Show Details

Description:
Remington's Frontier Sketches, Frederick Remington. Published by The Werner Co, Chicago, Akron and New York, 1898. First Edition. Oblong folio (12" x 9 1/4"). Pictorial boards with beveled edges, all gilt edges, stylized typography with art nouveau illustration of an Indian chief on horseback reproduced in copper colored ink. Design repeated on title page. Introduction by George S.… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
CA$351.59
image of The Arrow of Gold - A Story Between Two Notes

Show Details

Description:
The Arrow of Gold - A Story Between Two Notes, Conrad, Joseph. Published by Doubleday, Page & Company, Garden City, 1919. First Edition, First Printing with "credentials and apparently" (no "who") on lines 15 and 16 of page 5 and Publisher's list of 20 titles opposite title page. 8vo up to 9½" tall., 385pp. Navy cloth boards with gilt titles… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
CA$62.50
image of Animal Portraiture with Fifty Studies in Full Colour Reproduced from the Original Paintings (of Wilhelm Kuhnert),

Show Details

Description:
Animal Portraiture with Fifty Studies in Full Colour Reproduced from the Original Paintings (of Wilhelm Kuhnert), by Lydekker, R. B.A. F.R.S. Published by Frederick Warne & Co. London and New York, Circa 1912. Folio up to 15" tall. viii, 105 pages. Plates are mounted on recessed card mat with tissue guard and accompanied by a few leaves of… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
CA$390.65
image of Atala

Atala

by Chateaubriand, Illustrated by Gustave Dore

Seller
Back Lane Books (Member of IOBA)
Item Price
CA$156.26

Show Details

Description:
Atala, Chateaubriand, Illustrated by Gustave Dore. Belford, Clarke & Co., Chicago,1886. Translated by James Spence Harry from Firmin Didot's edition of the Viscount's works. Illustrated by Gustave Dore. Folio up to 15". 48 text pages plus 30 full page plates with facing caption leaf and in text illustrations to chapter heads and tailpieces. Red cloth boards with beveled corners;… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
CA$156.26
image of The Insect

The Insect

by Michelet, Jules

Seller
Back Lane Books (Member of IOBA)
Item Price
CA$140.63

Show Details

Description:
The Insect, Michelet, Jules. T. Nelson and Sons, London, 1883. 8vo up to 9½" tall. 369 pages illustrated with 140 exquisite plates and vignettes specifically designed for the English edition by Hector Giacomelli. Translated by and with a forward by William Henry Davenport. Brick red cloth boards with detailed floral, insect and bird illustrations in black and gilt to… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
CA$140.63
image of Under the African Sun

Under the African Sun

by W.J. Ansorge

Seller
Back Lane Books (Member of IOBA)
Item Price
CA$343.77

Show Details

Description:
Under the African Sun A Description of Native Races in Uganda, Sporting Adventures and Other Experiences by W.J. Ansorge. Published by Longmans, Green, and Co., New York, 1899. First American Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 355 pages, 16 plates, 2 colored plates and over 120 illustrations. Appendix A 'Birds' was compiled by Ernst Hartert, Director of the… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
CA$343.77
image of The Spirit- Ridden Konde

Show Details

Description:
The Spirit- Ridden Konde, D R Mackenzie. J.B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia, 1925. First American edition. 8vo up to 9½" tall. xvi, 17-318 pages with index, frontispiece, folding map and 15 plates. 8vo. Blue illustrated cloth boards with gilt stamped figure to front and gilt titles to spine. Subtitled: "A Record Of The Interesting But Steadily Vanishing Customs And… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
CA$140.63
image of The Gardens of The Sun: Or A Naturalist's Journal On The Mountains And In The Forests And Swamps Of Borneo And The Sulu Archipelago

Show Details

Description:
The Gardens of The Sun: Or A Naturalist's Journal On The Mountains And In The Forests And Swamps Of Borneo And The Sulu Archipelago. Burbidge, F. W. London: John Murray, Albemarle Street, 1880. Assumed First Edition; more than one issue was printed in 1880 in at least 2 different styles; cloth back and a half leather edition. There is… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
CA$625.04
image of Two Solitudes

Two Solitudes

by MacLennan, Hugh

Seller
Back Lane Books (Member of IOBA)
Item Price
CA$625.04

Show Details

Description:
Two Solitudes, MacLennan, Hugh, Collins, Toronto, 1945. First Edition. First state un-clipped dust jacket. Signed and Inscribed by Hugh MacLennan front free endpaper. "For Ian Robertson*, good luck & good wishes Hugh MacLennan 1962". 8 vol. over 7¾" - 9¾", 370 pages. Maroon cloth, silver spine titles. Boards are in fine condition with very light spine lean; contents… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
CA$625.04
image of Vegetable Cook Book, McFayden Seed Co

Vegetable Cook Book, McFayden Seed Co

by Katharine Middleton

Seller
Back Lane Books (Member of IOBA)
Item Price
CA$156.26

Show Details

Description:
Vegetable Cook Book, McFayden Seed Co, Winnipeg, 1941. First Edition. 8vo up to 9½" tall. Stapled card wraps with text and illustrations to both sides front and rear. 37 (orange) pages with illustrations; text in black and red; blank "Memo" page and leaf of 4 book coupons. Light wear to covers; contents in fine condition without marks or tears. … Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
CA$156.26
image of Bar-Room Ballads, A Book of Verse

Bar-Room Ballads, A Book of Verse

by Service, Robert

Seller
Back Lane Books (Member of IOBA)
Item Price
CA$703.17

Show Details

Description:
Bar-Room Ballads, A Book of Verse, Service, Robert. Published by Reginald Saunders, Toronto, 1940. First Canadian Edition, First impression. Signed (not inscribed): Best of Luck: Robert Service on endpaper. 8vo up to 9½" tall. viii, [2], 169 pp. Bright teal cloth boards with gilt titles front and spine. Light spine slant, 3 tiny water spots to front board, light bumping… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
CA$703.17
image of The Stone Diaries

The Stone Diaries

by Shields, Carol,

Seller
Back Lane Books (Member of IOBA)
ISBN
9780394223629
Item Price
CA$218.76

Show Details

Description:
The Stone Diaries, Shields, Carol, Published by Random House Canada, Toronto, 1993. First Edition; First Printing. Signed on half-title: "Carol Shields - 21/10/95 – Vancouver". Dustjacket in as new condition protected in mylar, Boards in mint condition with a very light spine slant. Tiny name and date of purchase (1993) to very top edge of free endpaper and otherwise contents… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
CA$218.76
image of Ceylon, An Account of the Island

Ceylon, An Account of the Island

by James Emerson Tennent

Seller
Back Lane Books (Member of IOBA)
Item Price
CA$937.56

Show Details

Description:
Ceylon, An Account of the Island: Physical, Historical, and Topographical with Notices of its Natural History, Antiquities and Productions, James Emerson Tennent. Published by Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts, London, 1859. Third Edition, Thoroughly Revised. Two volumes. 8vo. Vol. I: pp. xxxix, 643, with wood-engraved frontis; 31 wood engravings; 6 maps; 7 plans and charts. Vol II: xvi, 663, with… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
CA$937.56
image of Gaskell's Compendium of Forms, Educational, Social, Legal and Commercial

Show Details

Description:
Gaskell's Compendium of Forms, Educational, Social, Legal and Commercial, Embracing a Complete Self-Teaching Course in Penmanship and Bookkeeping, and Aid to English Composition Together with The Laws And By-Laws Of Social Etiquette And Business Laws And Commercial Forms. A Political Dictionary; The Government of the U.S., The States and Territorial Governments, Colored Charts etc. Also A Manual of Agriculture,… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
CA$312.52
image of Sermons on the Most Important and Interesting Subjects delivered chiefly on Communion Occasions

Show Details

Description:
Sermons on the Most Important and Interesting Subjects delivered chiefly on Communion Occasions, by the Rev. Thomas Boston. Printed by Edward Knull &Co. for W. Somerville, A, Fullarton, J. Blackie, & Co. Booksellers, Glasgow 1814. vi, 642 pages with frontis. Original binder's boards, rough cut edges. Sporadic publisher vertical page creases; off setting from frontispiece to title and free endpaper.… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
CA$93.76
image of A Treasure of Memories: A Story of the Monitor and Pemukan Districts in Alberta, Canada

Show Details

Description:
A Treasure of Memories: A Story of the Monitor and Pemukan Districts in Alberta, Canada, Rutledge, Elaine; Kiknes, Marion: Editors. Published by Monitor L.A.C.C., Alberta, 1975. 4to up to 12" tall. 682 pages. Black embossed boards with gilt titles front; photographic endpapers. Filled with local history including biographical information on several families. Illustrated throughout with reproductions of archival black and… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
CA$187.51
image of The Awakening: A Fantasy

The Awakening: A Fantasy

by Stella Benson

Seller
Back Lane Books (Member of IOBA)
Item Price
CA$39.07

Show Details

Description:
The Awakening: A Fantasy by Stella Benson. Published by Lantern Press, San Francisco, 1925. This is no. 89 of a limited edition of 500 copies printed by Edwin and Robert Grabhorn for The Lantern Press. 8vo up to 9½" tall. 16 pages including one full page illustration by Donald McKay. Black paper over spine with gilt-stamped spine title;… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
CA$39.07
image of Mes Croisières dans la Mer de Behring, Nouvelles chasses et nouveaux voyages

Show Details

Description:
Mes Croisières dans la Mer de Behring, Nouvelles chasses et nouveaux voyages, Niedieck, Paul, Paris, Plon-Nourrit & Cie, 1908. Translated to French from the original German by L. Roustan. 8vo up to 9½" tall. (6), ii, 296, (2) pages printed on coated paper. Quarter red leather over marbled boards; gilt titles to banded spine; marbled endpapers; gilt top edge.… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
CA$203.14