Published by Princeton, 1916
184pp. Original gilt cloth. About fine. In dust jacket. Facsimile reprint of the 1515 original.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM8080
Published by Berkeley, 1932
120pp. Frontis. Stiff printed wrappers. Very good, largely uncut. Prints the correspondence of John Wilkes and Jean-Baptiste Suard between 1764 and 1780, shedding light on French-British relations of the period.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM17528
Publication Date: 1950
230pp. Frontis. Stiff printed wrappers. Some pencil marginalia, minor soiling. Very good. A romance based on the famous novel, ATALA, by Chateaubriand, set among the Indians in the South.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM16196
Published by Ottawa, 1910
138pp. plus plates. Large octavo. Printed wrappers. Good portion of text and plates dampstained, else very good. French translation, published the same year as the English language edition. Howes calls this narrative the "first detailed account of the Yukon region." Murray describes his trip from Ft. McPherson to the Yukon, and the building of Ft. Yukon. GRAFF 2937. HOWES M911. RICKS, p.160.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM10857
Published by Paris, 1872
113,pp. 16mo. Original printed blue wrappers. Spine chipped, covers loosening and lightly soiled. Internally clean. Very good. Much later edition of Franklin's WAY TO WEALTH, published by the Societé Frankline.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM47645
Published by Eusèbe Sénécal, Montreal, 1866
245pp. in French. Half title. Original printed wrappers. Minor chipping to spine and extremities of wrappers, ink notations and faint ink stamp on front cover. Good. Account of missionary work of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate in western Canada between 1845 and 1866. Alexandre-Antonin Taché settled at the Red River Mission in 1845 and was named second bishop of St. Boniface in 1863. VINGT ANNÉES. is a revealing look at conditions around Fort Garry in the years before the Confederation, and immediately before the Red River Rebellion of 1869, which Taché helped quell. LANDE 1471. PEEL 213. TPL 4540.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM49541
Published by Paris, 1917
,350,pp. Illus. Original printed wrappers. Front wrapper detached, bottom margin torn with loss. Else good. First French edition. Includes material regarding Ohio, Illinois, Lincoln, Debs Rebellion, football, social life and customs, etc.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM15303
Published by Librairie Saint-Joseph, Montréal, 1897
86,pp. Original printed wrappers, spine faded and chipped. Manuscript inscription on front wrapper. Tanned, corners lightly worn. Good. A turn-of-the-20th-century tract on perceived issues and problems affecting schools in Manitoba, presented in the form of a dialogue and from a Catholic, French Canadian perspective. Jean DesPrairies was a pseudonym for Pierre-Zacharie Lacasse, a Catholic religious figure in Québec and author of several pamphlets on educaction. OCLC 184851864.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM51540
Published by Quebec, 1908
93pp. plus facsimiles. Frontis. Folding map. Original printed wrappers bound into cloth. Good. Published in celebration of the founding of Quebec. The author recounts the 1759 battle which ended the hopes for a French empire in North America, and which resulted in the deaths of Generals Montcalm and Wolfe. The battle site is now a national park.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM8239
Published by Paris, 1901
227,pp. Original printed wrappers, light foxing to edges and spine. Modern bookplate to rear pastedown. Uncut and untrimmed. Near fine. In a half calf and marbled paper slipcase with gilt spine. A substantial, well documented biographical treatment of La Salle, with detailed accounts of his travels and explorations.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM50271
Published by Quebec, 1880
,120pp. Contemporary cloth backed boards. Some wear at extremities. A very good copy. Interesting compendium of instructions on subjects ranging from agriculture to telescopes to daguerreotypes. Each section is curiously executed in the printed script of a different hand.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM16391
Published by Montreal, 1884
139pp. plus ten illustrations (including frontispiece). 12mo. Original pictorial wrappers. Wrappers chipped, rubbed, and soiled. Text tanned. Else very good. Third edition. Also published in English as ESCAPED FROM THE GALLOWS. Popular memoir of Félix Poutré, who claimed to have been one of the leaders of the Canadian rebellion of 1837- 38. Authorship has also been attributed to Louis-Edouard Bois. The narrative was turned into a play in 1871 by Louis-Honoré Frechette. TPL 9036 (1st ed). SABIN 64741 (1st ed).
Seller Inventory # WRCAM30249
Published by [Montreal, 1900
12pp. Self-wrappers. Very good. An account of the Catholic missions among the Sioux in Minnesota, reprinted and translated from an article that first appeared in the Pioneer Press of St. Paul, March 7, 1897.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM16604
Published by Letouzey et Ane, Paris, 1904
lxiii,,221pp. Original printed green wrappers, with (likely original) glassine cover. Fine. "These hitherto unpublished letters, on French activities in the Upper Mississippi and Lake regions, etc., were erroneously attributed by the editor to Antoine Silvy, or, possibly, Moreau de Nautour" - Howes. Raudot was the Intendant of New France and as such received a slew of reports on a variety of subjects. Included herein are letters sent to him on the climate, terrain, and animals of Canada, Niagara Falls, the navigation of the St. Lawrence, the culture and characteristics of various Indian tribes (including one letter on the inclination of the Miami and Illinois Indians toward sodomy), the "Esquimaux" of the far north, and much more. HOWES R70.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM47523
Published by Paris, 1810
Two volumes. xxiv,202; ,244pp. plus two folding maps. Contemporary three-quarter calf and marbled boards, spines gilt, leather labels. Extremities rubbed, corners lightly worn. Ink stamp on half title and each titlepage, light toning and scattered foxing. Very good. Marmontel's novelistic treatment of the fall of the Inca empire was a huge success in an age that saw several empires tumble. This popular work was first issued in Paris in 1777 and went through many editions. SABIN 44652.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM47561
Published by the Grolier Club, New York, 1926
12,pp. plus pp. of facsimiles. Original cloth backed boards. Very good. Nicely printed facsimiles of this excessively rare publication from the Revolution.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM23903
Published by Imprimé par Robertson, Roger & Cie., Ottawa, 1873
30,pp. Original printed wrappers. Spine chipped. Overall very good. First French edition. In 1872 Shantz visited Manitoba with an eye toward the establishment of a Russian Mennonite settlement there. He was impressed with what he saw, describing the suitability of the lands in this pamphlet. This work led to the first Mennonite settlement in the West. SABIN 79770. PEEL 376 (English ed).
Seller Inventory # WRCAM35566
Published by [Ottawa, 1886
77pp. in French. Original printed wrappers bound in later cloth and marbled boards; handwritten paper label affixed to front board. Front wrapper detached. Closed tear in outer corner of pp.21-22, affecting a few characters of text. Overall very good. An official, point-by-point refutation of Malcolm Colin Cameron's criticisms of the Canada Department of Indian Affairs, issued in the year following the North-West Rebellion. PEEL 892 (English ed).
Seller Inventory # WRCAM35578
Published by Paris, 1955
Eight volumes. Original green publisher's cloth, gilt. Corners and spines worn, with some hinges broken. Internally sound. A sound and usable set. Revised and corrected. Important art reference work, the primary tool for details on European artists.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM44390
Published by Eusèbe Sénécal, Montreal, 1869
xiii,245pp. Modern polished calf, gilt, a.e.g. Internally clean. A near fine, handsome copy. Account of missionary work of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate in western Canada between 1845 and 1866. Alexandre-Antonin Taché settled at the Red River Mission in 1845 and was named second bishop of St. Boniface in 1853. VINGT ANNÉES. is a revealing look at conditions around Fort Garry in the years before the Confederation, and immediately before the Red River Rebellion of 1869, which Taché helped quell. LANDE 1471. PEEL (3) 472. TPL 4540.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM47223
Published by Paris, 1903
vii,,278,pp. plus plates. Original printed wrappers. Wrappers darkened, dust soiled and bit chipped at edges. Contents tanned. Good. Third edition. Covers the rest of the American travels of the author of DANS LES MONTAGNES ROCHEUSES, LA BRECHE AUX BUFFLES. Mostly devoted to American society and travels in the East, but contains a long account of the author's visit to the Chicago stockyards.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM13870
Published by New York, 1831
207pp. Contemporary calf. Front hinge cracked, extremities worn. Contemporary ownership inscription on front flyleaf. Internally clean. Good. "Imprimé sur l'édition de Paris, de l'année 1805. Édition stéréotype, revue et corrigée avec soin d'après le texte Grec." A publication of the American Bible Society. AMERICAN IMPRINTS 6138.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM45598
Published by Paris, 1917
,130pp. Illustrated with plates and in- text drawings. Original printed wrappers chipped and worn. Spine cracked, internally clean and sound, library spine label and stamp. Good. An important history of the foundation of New Orleans. "Study of the struggle between France and England for the Mississippi, with much on the Illinois country, Pontiac, etc." - Howes. HOWES V108.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM16413
Published by Paris, 1888
,339pp. plus folding map. Original printed wrappers. Rear cover and endpaper detached, small library label at toe of spine. Internally clean. Very good, largely unopened and untrimmed. The author sailed from Europe to New York, then went on to Canada, through Quebec, Montreal, Ottawa, and the Pacific coast of Canada, including a visit to Canadian Indian tribes.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM13579
Published by Librarie Plon, Paris, 1893
,321pp. plus folding map. Half title. Original printed wrappers. Wrappers slightly soiled, spine sunned. A few scattered fox marks, heavier on front and rear free endpapers and outside edges of pages, but generally quite clean internally. Very good. A sympathetic and thoughtful portrait of Hawaii. Sauvin arrived in New York and journeyed overland, admiring Niagara Falls, Chicago, and the Rocky Mountains before reaching San Francisco. The majority of the book is devoted to the islands of Hawaii, however, and includes information about history, native culture, social development, natural wonders, and the leper colony on Molokai. The folding map depicts the archipelago, with the principal towns and geographical features marked. FORBES 4500.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM31047
Published by Montreal, 1893
205pp. Original printed tan wrappers. Front cover detached, rear cover lacking. Cover and spine chipped and worn. Presentation inscription from the author on titlepage. Minor toning to text. Good. The author describes his trip from Montreal to the Pacific, focusing particularly on the Prairie Provinces. There was another French and an English edition published the same year. PEEL 1295.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM47663
Published by Printed by Maclean, Roger & Co., Ottawa, 1886
xvii,97pp. Original pebbled cloth. Covers slightly bubbled, old library bookplates. A very good, clean copy. An informative census report on the Canadian Northwest, covering the districts of Saskatchewan, Assiniboia and Alberta. Many charts provide statistics relating to people, religions, occupations, animals, furs and pelts, minerals, fisheries, and other economic data. The text is in English and French.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM21997
Published by Paris, 1892
698pp. Photogravure frontis. Plates. Illus. Thick quarto. Three quarter calf, a.e.g. Calf rubbed, otherwise very nice. An all-encompassing account of American life and culture, through the eyes of a visitor. Includes much on the West, including ranching, petroleum, westward emigration, agriculture, manufacturing, social mores, politics, art, etc. Not in Howes or Adams HERD.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM6202
Published by Paris, 1850
3pp. Plain wrappers. A very good copy, in modern folder. An extract from COMPTES RENDUS DES SEANCES DE L'ACADEMIE DES SCIENCES, TOME XXXI. A rare separately printed piece about a balloon trip taken by Bixio et Barral, presumably in France.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM16807
Published by New York, 1888
77pp. Folding frontispiece map. Original printed wrappers. Wraps chipped. Internally very good. Prints an old manuscript list of refugees in the possession of the Ravenel family, which sheds light on the history of the Huguenots in America.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM11312