Welcome to Steven Temple Books

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Having operated shops on Queen Street West in downtown Toronto since our founding in 1974, we closed the shop in March, 2014 and now operate from home in Welland, Ontario (close to Niagara Falls, only two turns from Toronto). We can see visitors by appointment. The books (currently around 10,000 of them) are priced, on shelves, and in categories. We continue to specialize in literary books, especially Canadian literary books, general Canadiana, and select out-of-print and rare books in various fields (mostly 19th and 20th century, though we do stock some earlier). We now have some ephemera, but don’t stock comic books, fairly recent used books, bestseller novels, nor paperbacks (unless collectible). Business is primarily by internet or mail. We welcome and pay attention to wants lists when they are for books we might actually find some day and which are worth more than a token amount.

We accept payment by Visa, MasterCard, Amex, PayPal, cheque (Canada and US only), money order, e-transfer (Canada only) – even cash.

Some recent arrivals…

  • McLuhan, Eric
    Electric language: Understanding the present
    Edition: First printing

    Glossy card covers, text dramatically printed in colour on glossy paper. Fine copy. Signed by the author "Regards, Eric McLuhan".

    Condition: Binding: Softcover
    Book ID: 49875
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  • DANGER MAN ANNUAL
    Edition: First printing

    Colour glossy boards. pp 93, text in double columns, colour illustrations. Small rubbed spot to fore edge of rear cover, moderate rubbing to spine ends, ink gift inscription at front, peeling to spine lamination, as often, VG clean and unworn copy otherwise. Based on the British TV series starring Patrick McGoohan as John Drake.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.
    Book ID: 49876
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  • TYSON, Ian, with Jeremy Klaszus
    THE LONG TRAIL: my life in the west (signed)
    Edition: First Canadian issue

    Black and brown boards. pp 197. Photos. Fine in fine jacket, boldly signed by Ian Tyson on the front free endpaper. Canadian folk singer legend (Ian and Sylvia) who later broke away from all that to be a rancher in the foothills of the Rockies in Alberta.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.
    Book ID: 49877
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  • McLUHAN, MARSHALL
    UNDERSTANDING MEDIA: The Extensions of Man

    Third printing. White cloth. Faint yellowing to page edges, tidy ink name at front, else fine in fine, price-clipped jacket, no fading to the spine. His third major book, after which, the deluge. The opening chapter is his important statement "The Medium is the Mesage".

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.
    Book ID: 49878
    View cart More details Price: USD $39.95 USD $35.96
  • JOYCE, James
    ULYSSES

    Revised edition, after the 1968 ninth printing of the 1960 reset edition. In a full brown polished leather prize binding from Upper Canada Colleage, with gilt arms of this elite private school, spine with black labels and elaborate git decoration, sides with gilt decorated borders and gilt decorations to the edges, pinkish patterned endpapers, top edges gilt. Minor wear to upper outer corner of rear cover, glue stain to front free endpaper from removed label, small dark spot to rear gutter and to lower spine, else fine, no owner names.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.
    Book ID: 49879
    View cart More details Price: USD $65.00 USD $58.50
  • KAVKA, Gregory S. (Thomas Hobbes)
    Hobbesian Moral and Political Theory (Studies in Moral, Political, and Legal Philosophy)
    Edition: First printing

    Octavo, black cloth, pp 460. Soft creases to front free endpaper and early leaves, else fine in fine jacket, no owner marks.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover
    Book ID: 49873
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  • Chow, Shui -Nee ; J. K. Hale
    Methods of Bifurcation Theory. Corrected second printing

    Yelow boards. pp 525. Index. Fine copy. Grundlehren der mathematischen Wissenschaften 251. A Series of Comprehensive Studies in Mathematics 251. "The author's primary objective in this book is to discuss those aspects of bifurcation theory which are particularly meaningful to differential equations. To acccomplish this objective and to make the book accessible to a wider audience, much of the relevant background material from nonlinear functional analysis and the qualitative theory of differential equations." 1.5 kg parcel

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover
    Book ID: 49866
    View cart More details Price: USD $45.00 USD $40.50
  • Stein, Elias M.
    Harmonic Analysis: Real-Variable Methods, Orthogonality, and Oscillatory Integrals
    Edition: First printing

    Brown cloth. pp 695. Index. Fine in fine jacket. "This book contains an exposition of some of the main developments of the last twenty years in the following areas of harmonic analysis: singular integral and pseudo-differential operators, the theory of Hardy spaces, Lsup estimates involving oscillatory integrals and Fourier integral operators, relations of curvature to maximal inequalities, and connections with analysis on the Heisenberg group."1.5 kg parcel.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover
    Book ID: 49867
    View cart More details Price: USD $85.00 USD $76.50
  • Glimm, James ; Arthur Jaffe
    Quantum Physics: A Functional Integral Point of View. Second edition

    Card covers. pp 535. Index. Fine copy.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover
    Book ID: 49868
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  • Birrell, N. D. ; P. C. W. Davies
    Quantum Fields in Curved Space

    Later printing, with corrections. Card covers. pp 340. Index. Fine copy. Cambridge Monographs on Mathematical Physics. In print (2018) at USD 97.99.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover
    Book ID: 49869
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  • Wang, Hao
    Reflections on Kurt Gödel

    Second printing. Grey cloth. pp 336 + photos. Index. Fine in fine jacket.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover
    Book ID: 49870
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  • Yurinsky, Vadim
    Sums and Gaussian Vectors
    Edition: First printing

    Card covers. pp 305. Index. Fine copy. Lecture Notes in Mathematics 1617.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover
    Book ID: 49871
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  • McMullin, Ernan, editor
    Evolution and Creation
    Edition: First printing

    Black cloth. pp 307. Index. Fine in near fine jacket (light rubbing). University of Notre Dame studies in the philosophy of religion.number 4.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover
    Book ID: 49872
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  • William Bechtel;, Robert C. Richardson
    Discovering Complexity: Decomposition and Localization as Strategies in Scientific Research
    Edition: First printing

    Brown cloth. pp 286. Index. Fine in fine jacket.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover
    Book ID: 49862
    View cart More details Price: USD $34.95 USD $31.46
  • Ott, Edward and others, editors
    Yorke Coping with Chaos: Analysis of Chaotic Data and The Exploitation of Chaotic Systems

    Second printng. Glossy boards. pp 418. Fine copy. 1.5 kg parcel

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover
    Book ID: 49863
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  • Hayashi, K. and H. Ishikawa, editors
    Computational Biomechanics
    Edition: First printing

    Glossy boards. pp 277. Index. Fine copy.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover
    Book ID: 49864
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  • Murray, Richard M.
    A Mathematical Introduction to Robotic Manipulation

    Glossy boards. pp 456. Index. Fine copy. In print (2018) at USD 156.00.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover
    Book ID: 49865
    View cart More details Price: USD $75.00 USD $67.50
  • Flanagan, William M.
    Handbook of Transformer Applications
    Edition: First printing

    Blue boards. Fine in fine jacket.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover
    Book ID: 49860
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  • Göckeler. M. & T. Schücker
    Differential Geometry, Gauge Theories, and Gravity

    Later printing. Card covers. pp 230. Index. Corner crease to front cover and first leaf, else fine.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover
    Book ID: 49861
    View cart More details Price: USD $29.95 USD $26.96
  • Moore, Walter J.
    Schrödinger: Life and Thought
    Edition: First printing

    Black cloth. pp 513. Photos, Index. Fine in fine jacket. 1.5 kg parcel.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover
    Book ID: 49857
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A selection of our current highlights…