775 QUEENS AVENUE
LONDON, ON, Canada
We are semi-retired antiquarian booksellers, formerly operating a mid-sized, retail, family-run used bookshop & now operating out of our home; selling hand-picked items that pique our interest or tickle our fancy. We offer a full appraisal service and provide consultation to collectors and collections. Viewing by appointment only. All our items are shipped in archivally appropriate sleeves.
This collection extols the history of popular English language publishing in Canada. Canadian editions are wrongfully overlooked by many collectors of First Editions, assuming these editions are less valuable than their US or Bitish counterparts. This is an unfortunate and incorrect view: Canadian editions have generally been published contemporaneously with (and frequently in advance of) their British and American counterpoints and in the same language. Additionally, Canadian editions are much scarcer. The diminished demand created by Canada's small population dicated that historically, best-selling American or British authors published here often saw a first printing of less than a few thousand copies - a non-best-selling author even fewer. As well, we must consider the fascinating history of Canadian commercial book arts. Prior to WWII, commercial binderies in Canada were of no less merit in style and sturdiness than that of any other country.
A remarkably well preserved collection from the Victorian and Edwardian Eras.
Kindly remit payment immediately upon approval. Prices in U.S. dollars. We accept personal cheque, bank draft or money order. Credit cards sales via ABE. Reciprocal terms to the trade. Institutional sales net 30 days. All items shipped within two business days, via Canada Post surface mail, unless instructed otherwise (i.e. UPS, Fedex, etc.). Average Canada Post shipping time, 1-4 weeks.
Orders usually ship within 2 business days. Shipping costs are based on books weighing 1.32 LB, or .600 KG or less. If your order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required. If your order is underweight (e.g. thin pamphlets, single sheets in 8.5" x 11" or smaller, postcards, etc.) we will reduce your postage costs to match our costs for shipping via standard letter-mail. All items preserved in archivally-correct sleeve and professionally packed in stiff corrugated card or bubble mailers.