A Sampling From the Rare Books Collection

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One of the several Ballantyne books in the Holme Collection of children's books

One of several books by R. Ballanyne from the Holm Collection.
A 1704 edition of Voyage...D'un Tres-Grande Pays Voyage on Nouvelle Decouverte D'un Tres-Grand Pays, 1704.
An 1852 edition of Roughing it in the Bush An 1852 edition of Roughing it in the Bush.
An example of a book from the Holme Collection of children's books One of the books from the Holm Collection of children's books.
Cover of Gray's ElegyIlluminator of Gray's Elegy Illuminated Copy of Gray's Elegy, 1846.
Title Page: Gray's Elegy Page from Gray's Elegy
Bunyan's Pilgrims Progress 1805 Bunyan's Pilgrims Progress, 1805
Rev. Egerton Young, 1894

Rev. Egerton Young, By Canoe and Dog Train, 1894. His Dedication to his Wife.


Burgoyne Report, 1780 Burgoyne Report, 1780
Essay on Walt Whitman by R.L. Stevenson Essay on Walt Whitman by R.L. Stevenson . Book designed by the Roycroft Studio.
Walt Whitman Walt Whitman photograph inserted in leather-covered Essay on Walt Whitman... designed by the Roycroft studio.
Walt Whitman's writing room Photograph of Whitman's writing room in Visits To Walt Whitman, 1890.
The Rolling Earth  
The Dunciad 1729 The Dunciad. Satire published in 1729.
Portrait of Mr W.H. 1889

Privately published work by Oscar Wilde, 1889, Portrait of Mr. W.H.


Copy note

Our Forest Home 1889 Our Forest Home by F. Stewart, 1889.
The Seton Collection contains all the books and articles written by Seton in a comprehensive selection of editions. One of the many editions of Seton's Wild Animals I Have Known.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Author notice


Woodcarver's Wife The Woodcarver's Wife, Marjorie Pickthall, "With Decorations by J.E.H. Macdonald, A.R.C.A. 250 copies printed.
Nansen's Farthest North One of the books on the Canadian north from the George Douglas Collection, 1898
Manuel de Conchyliologie 1859Manuel de Conchyliologie interior Manuel de Conchyliologie, 1859
The Young Immigrants The Young Immigrants
Works of John Locke Vol 1 1794 The Works of John Locke, Vol. 1, 1794
Seven Poems and a Fragment
Seven Poems and a Fragment copy note