|Presentation Binding for Voyages from Montreal|
Friday, March 13, 2015
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Carte de visite of Salish woman and child
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Who Killed Charles Francis Hall?
Last week I wrote about the death of Charles Francis Hall on the Polaris expedition.
Hall was the only person to die on that expedition. Eventually, when the survivors had returned to the United States, a government inquiry was held.
George Tyson, the ice-master, spoke of Hall’s conviction that someone had poisoned him. He suggested that Captain Sidney O. Budington or the scientist Emil Bessels was responsible. At a subsequent inquiry, a crew member testified that Budington had said, “There’s a stone off my heart,” after Hall’s death..... To read more, go to:
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Kenn Harper has also published a wonderful volume of collected articles entitled:
|IN THOSE DAYS: Collected Writings on Arctic History|
Friday, March 21, 2014
- TRAVEL AND EXPLORATION
- SCIENCE AND MEDICINE
- Photograph Albums
- Individual Vintage Photographs by Notable 19th Century and Early 20th Century Photographers
- Postcard Albums
- Postal History Related to Canada and China
- Anything Related To China, Including Publications in Chinese 中文
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
|Garbage has never looked so "interesting"|
Could this image of akimbo trucks depict part
of the clean-up after the Regina Cyclone in 1912?
Thursday, April 18, 2013
A first edition of Robert Louis Stevenson's KIDNAPPED (1886), and the first "Edinburgh" edition of POEMS, CHIEFLY IN THE SCOTTISH DIALECT (1787) by Robert Burns.
|KIDNAPPED with a Bayntun Riviere Binding|
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Monday, November 5, 2012
Taken in the Winnipeg studio of J. Penrose in front of a painted backdrop with forest scenery, this striking portrait appears to depict a warrior. With beaded floral design on his tunic the subject wears a fur hat and fur mittens. At his waist are a hunting knife and pistol. In his right hand he holds a talking (?) stick.
Photographs Wanted by these photographers: Humphrey Loyd Hime, Frederick W. Steele, Oliver Buell, J.A. Brock, H.T. Devine, William Notman, Charles Mcmunn, Charles Horetzky, Richard Maynard, Hanna Maynard, Alexander Henderson, Boorne and May, Bingham and Thom, R.H. Trueman, etc. What do you have? Old photo albums also wanted.
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
I am trying to build up a collection of her photographs in the form of any vintage photographic prints, lantern slides, or her writings, watercolours, as well as any papers, documents and related materials associated with her life.
Although she is relatively unknown to collectors, she had a keen eye and a good sense of composition.
See below for a photographs she took while she was in the arctic.
I also collect vintage photographs by noted Canadian photographers such as: Richard and Hanna Maynard, Carlo Gentile, Bailey, Steele, Daly, William Notman, and many others.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Do you have anything like the following items? If so, give us a call or send an email.
Saturday, November 12, 2011
In September of this year, I helped a client pack a very, very large collection of books for a move within Richmond. Our team had an efficient assembly-line approach to box assembling. The screech of packing tape rolling off tape-guns echoed in the garage for several days. I never thought boxes could look so chaotically beautiful....
Monday, March 8, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Vintage Photos of China: Black, J.R. THE FAR EAST. A Monthly Journal. 2 volumes. Shanghai: 1876-1877.
Among the best photographs of the period...
Approximately 55 photos related to China
(Sold November, 2011)
Friday, January 22, 2010
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
"In addition, we are actively seeking rare books, photographs, photo albums, antique maps, antique prints, and articles and artifacts with historical provenance."
We are keen to purchase vintage photographs, and photo albums of Canadian scenes, particularly the Canadian Prairies, Canadian Rockies and British Columbia.
Photographers we are seeking include:
Call us at (250) 381-2230
Monday, August 10, 2009
Usually, 19th century books were illustrated with steel engravings, woodcuts, photo-lithographic illustrations, or lithographs. One of the most important books on exploration in the arctic in the late 19th century is the work by George Nares.
We are offering for sale a near fine copy of one of the three books to use actual photographs for illustrative purposes.
George Nares. NARRATIVE OF A VOYAGE TO THE POLAR SEA DURING 1875-76, in H.M. Ships 'Alert' and 'Discovery.' Published in 1878.
The other two arctic books that used actual photographs were:
Allen Young. Cruise of the 'Pandora.' From the Private Journal kept by Allen Young, R.N.R., F.R.G.S., F.R.A.S., &c., Commander of the Expedition. [London: William Clowes], 1876. 8vo. Folding lithographed map and 12 mounted sepia photographed plates by W. J. A. Grant. And....
William Bradford. The Arctic regions illustrated with photographs taken on an art expedition to Greenland. London, 1873.
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Krusenstern, Adam Johann von. VOYAGE ROUND THE WORLD, IN THE YEARS 1803, 1804, 1805, & 1806, by order of His Imperial Majesty Alexander the First, on Board the Ships Nadeshda and Neva. Translated from the Original German by Richard Belgrave Hoppner, Esq. London: Printed by C. Roworth [Vol. 1] and T. Davison [Vol. 2] for John Murray, 1813. 2 volumes bound in one. 4to. 1st edition in English. xxxii + 4pp (Contents) + 314pp; 1pp (title leaf) + 7pp (Contents) + 404pp. 2 hand-colored aquatint frontispieces, folding engraved chart of the “Northwest Part of the Great Ocean.” Finely bound by Courtland Benson: period-style straight-grained morocco, raised bands with elaborate gilt decorations in spine compartments, marbled endpapers. A very clean copy in a very attractive binding.
This is the narrative of the first Russian circumnavigation of the globe, sent jointly by the Russian government and the Russian-American Company.
Bjarne Tokerud is a member of the ABAC and ILAB [Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of Canada and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers], as well as a Past President of the ABAC. He is also a member of the PBFA [Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association, Great Britain].
Specialities include Travel and Exploration, Canadiana, Artic and Polar Exploration, Rare books in most fields, Vintage Photography and Photo Albums, Rare books on China, Chinese cartography, and historically interesting ephemera. We are also interested in purchasing Canadian Chinatown history. Documents, photographs, business histories, and more...
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