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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…

  • HAMMETT, Dashiell
    RED HARVEST

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap. 1943 reprint from plates of the 1931 Knopf third printing; sixth printing overall. Red linen grain cloth stamped in black, red top page edges. Light damp stain along fore margin of rear cover skillfully touched up; slight yellowing to endpapers, page edges, and text; ink name and address to front pastedown, ink name to rear pastedown, and interesting scene-within-a-skull bookplate on front free endpaper; nearly fine otherwise. Dust jacket has small rubbed chips and small tears to spine ends; rubbing to front spine fold and flap folds; damp stain along rear and front flap fold; small light sticker scar on front panel; otherwise VG, still decent in appearance. Author's first book, same jacket art as the first edition.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 50926
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  • North, John David
    The Measure of the Universe: A History of Modern Cosmology

    New York: Dover, 1990. Card covers. pp 436. Minor rubbing to edges, else fine.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 50925
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  • D'Abro, A.
    The Rise of the New Physics: its mathematical and physical theories (Volume 1 & 2)

    New York: Dover, c1952. Two volumes, complete. Card covers. Volume 1 is fine, volume two has a vertical crease and corner chip to front cover, VG+ otherwise. A new, corrected edition, with additions, of THE DECLINE OF MECHANISM (1939). 1.5 kg parcel.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 50924
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  • Russo, V.E.A., Brody, S., Cove, D., Ottolenghi, S.
    Development: The Molecular Genetic Approach

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Springer, 1992. Printed cloth. pp 605. Fine copy. As a result of the molecular genetic analysis of development similar mechanisms for the regulation of gene expression are found in a wide range of organisms. In "Development - the Molecular Genetic Approach" these common mechanisms as well as the specific events leading to a differentiated cell are described. Particular items treated are, for example, how asymmetry is achieved, how cell size is determined, how cell division is controlled, how cell lineage influences development, how cells know their position, and how cells communicate during development. 2 kg parcel

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 50923
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  • Reichenbach, Hans
    The Philosophy of Space and Time

    New York: Dover, c1957. Later printing. Card covers. pp 295. Fine copy.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 50922
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  • Bajaj, Y.P.S., editor
    Biotechnology in agriculture and forestry 30. Somatic Embryogenesis and Synthetic Seed I

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Springer, 1995. Printed cloth. pp 472. Fine copy. In print (2019) at EUR 467.99. 1.5 kg parcel

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 50921
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  • Contopoulos, G.; D. Kotsakis
    Cosmology: The Structure and Evolution of the Universe

    New York: Springer-Verlag, 1987. Glossy card covers. pp 235. Fine copy.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 50920
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  • Penrose, Roger and W. Rindler
    Spinors and Space Time. Volume 1: two-spinor calculus and relativistic fields

    Cambridge University Press, 1995. Fifth paperback printing, text of the 1986 corrected edition. Card covers. pp 458, index. Fine copy.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 50919
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  • Prange, Richard E. and Steven M. Girvin, editors
    The Quantum Hall Effect

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Springer, 1987. Brown printed cloth. pp 419. Graduate Texts in Contemporary Physics series. Fine copy. After a foreword by Klaus von Klitzing, the first chapters of this book discuss the prehistory and the theoretical basis as well as the implications of the discovery of the Quantum Hall effect on superconductivity, superfluidity, and metrology, including experimentation. The second half of this volume is concerned with the theory of and experiments on the many body problem posed by fractional effect. Specific unsolved problems are mentioned throughout the book and a summary is made in the final chapter. The quantum Hall effect was discovered on about the hundredth anniversary of Hall's original work, and the finding was announced in 1980…

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    New York: Springer, 1987. Brown printed cloth. pp 419. Graduate Texts in Contemporary Physics series. Fine copy. After a foreword by Klaus von Klitzing, the first chapters of this book discuss the prehistory and the theoretical basis as well as the implications of the discovery of the Quantum Hall effect on superconductivity, superfluidity, and metrology, including experimentation. The second half of this volume is concerned with the theory of and experiments on the many body problem posed by fractional effect. Specific unsolved problems are mentioned throughout the book and a summary is made in the final chapter. The quantum Hall effect was discovered on about the hundredth anniversary of Hall's original work, and the finding was announced in 1980 by von Klitzing, Dorda and Pepper. Klaus von KIitzing was awarded the 1985 Nobel prize in physics for this discovery.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 50918
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  • Moore, Walter J.
    Schrödinger: Life and Thought

    Edition: First printing

    Cambridge (UK): Cambridge University Press, 1989. Black cloth. pp 513. Photos, Index. Soft bump to one corner, else fine in fine jacket. 1.5 kg parcel.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 50917
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  • Rudin, Walter
    Principles of Mathematical Analysis. Third edition

    New York: McGraw-Hill. c1976. Dark blue cloth. pp 342. Index. International Series in Pure and Applied Mathematics. Later printing. This edition in print (2018) at USD 163.00. Fine copy.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 50916
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  • Salam, Abdus
    Unification of Fundamental Forces: The First 1988 Dirac Memorial Lecture

    Cambridge University Press, 1990. Blue cloth, 143 pp. Fine in fine jacket. "This is an expanded version of the third Dirac Memorial Lecture, given in 1988 by the Nobel Laureate Abdus Salam. Salams lecture presents an overview of the developments in modern particle physics from its inception at the turn of the century to the present theories seeking to unify all the fundamental forces. In addition, two previously unpublished lectures by Paul Dirac, and Werner Heisenberg are included. These lectures provide a fascinating insight into their approach to research and the developments in particle physics at that time. Nonspecialists, undergraduates and researchers will find this a fascinating book. It contains a clear introduction to the major themes of particle…

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    Cambridge University Press, 1990. Blue cloth, 143 pp. Fine in fine jacket. "This is an expanded version of the third Dirac Memorial Lecture, given in 1988 by the Nobel Laureate Abdus Salam. Salams lecture presents an overview of the developments in modern particle physics from its inception at the turn of the century to the present theories seeking to unify all the fundamental forces. In addition, two previously unpublished lectures by Paul Dirac, and Werner Heisenberg are included. These lectures provide a fascinating insight into their approach to research and the developments in particle physics at that time. Nonspecialists, undergraduates and researchers will find this a fascinating book. It contains a clear introduction to the major themes of particle physics and cosmology by one of the most distinguished contemporary physicists."

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 50915
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  • Lovelock, David ; Hanno Rund
    Tensors, Differential Forms, and Variational Principles

    New York: Dover, 1989. Card covers. pp 366. Small crease to outer corners of covers, else fine. Reprint with corrections of the Wiley, 1975, edition.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 50914
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  • Wald, Robert M.
    Quantum Field Theory in Curved Spacetime and Black Hole Thermodynamics

    Edition: First printing

    University of Chicago Press, 1994. Glossy card covers. pp 205. Fine copy.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 50913
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  • Thirring, Walter
    A Course in Mathematical Physics: Volume 2: Classical Field Theory

    New York: Springer, 1986. Second edition. Translation by Evans M. Harrell. Printed boards. pp 261. Fine copy. This edition still available from the publisher in paperback at USD 74.99 (2019).

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 50912
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  • Levine, William S., editor
    The Control Handbook

    Edition: First printing

    Boca Raton, Florida: CRC Press / IEEE Press, 1996. Glossy boards. pp 1548. Fine copy. "This is the biggest, most comprehensive, and most prestigious compilation of articles on control systems imaginable. Every aspect of control is expertly covered, from the mathematical foundations to applications in robot and manipulator control. Never before has such a massive amount of authoritative, detailed, accurate, and well-organized information been available in a single volume. Absolutely everyone working in any aspect of systems and controls must have this book" 4.5 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 50911
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  • Schwartzchild, Martin
    Structure and Evolution of the Stars

    New York: Dover, c1965, 1977. Card covers. pp 296. Fine copy.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 50910
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  • Atiyah, Michael ; Nigel Hitchin
    The Geometry and Dynamics of Magnetic Monopoles

    Edition: First printing.

    Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1988. Blue cloth. pp 133. A fine, jacketless copy.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 50909
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  • Bernardo, José M. ; Adrian F. M. Smith
    Bayesian Theory

    Chichester, UK: Wiley, 1995. Third printing. Blue boards. pp 586. Fine in fine jacket. 1.5 kg parcel.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 50908
    View cart More details Price: USD $74.95 USD $67.46
  • Iachello, F.; P. van Isacker
    The Interacting Boson-Fermion Model

    Edition: First printing

    Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 1991. Blue cloth, 312 pp. Fine in fine jacket. This book describes the mathematical framework on which the interacting boson-fermion model is built and presents applications to a variety of situations encountered in nuclei. It addresses both the analytical and the numerical aspects of the problem. The analytical aspect requires the introduction of rather complex group theoretic methods, including the use of graded (or super) Lie algebras. The first (and so far only) example of supersymmetry occurring in nature is also discussed.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 50907
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A selection of our current highlights…