Aquila Books specializes in books dealing with Polar Exploration, Western Canadiana, Mountaineering, the Canadian Pacific Railway, Early Voyages as well as many other areas. We also deal in antique maps and prints, historic photos, autograph letters, postcards, antique scientific instruments and antique bookcases. In the following pages you may explore some of the items available at Aquila Books. Please contact us if you have any questions. Wants lists are always welcome.
Aquila Books was started in 1984 in the basement of my home. Since then Aquila has grown, and we have now maintained a retail shop for over 25 years. We are located on the Trans-Canada Highway in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and are just 20 minutes away from the Calgary International Airport. We have our own parking lot at the rear of the store and additional parking is close by if needed. Our office hours are Monday to Saturday 10:30 - 5:30 and other times by appointment. We are flexible in this and there is often staff in the store from 9-6 Monday to Saturday but please call ahead if you plan to stop by outside of regular office hours. Our street address is: 826 16th Ave N.W. Calgary, AB T2M 0J9.
Fine. 1st Edition. 252 pp. Octavo. Elaboratately illustrated green cloth with inset pictorial paper label on front. Pictorial endpapers also illustrated by van Sandwyk. Includes a decorative grey/green slipcase in fine condition. fine Kenneth Grahame wrote the Wind in the Willows in 1908 and this edition follows the original Methuen and Co text. Charles van Sandwyk is an award winning Canadian artist. He has illustrated books including the Parade to Paradise, Sketches from the Dream Island of ...
Fine. 4th printing. Unpaginated. Oblong octavo. Illustrated with 16 plates from coloured paintings of animals, plants and birds (including frontispiece). Original green wrappers. Maroon dust jacket with copper lettering, decoration and coloured mounted illustration of an owl on front cover. fine Charles Van Sandwyk is a Vancouver artist and author who has attained renowned status and won numerous awards as a fantasy artist. His paintings can be found in the National Gallery of Canada and his ...
Near fine. 1st Edition. 119pp. Small square octavo. Original pictorial wrappers. Illustrated with colour and black and white photos. Flaw to ffep, otherwise in near fine condition. near fine "This book tells the amazing story of the Belgica Expedition and the crew of the Belgica's struggle for survival in the Antarctic pack ice. It is fully illustrated with Roald Amundsen's personal collection of photos from the expedition and contains several excerpts from his diary. The book includes Emile ...
Publisher: Thomas Allen, Toronto
Date published: 1923 1923
Description: Very good. 1st Edition. 2p.l., 149, pp. 16 mo in original stiff card covers. Coloured dust jacket is pasted onto covers as was released. Dust jacket is worn and chipped at edges. There is some light soiling to the back of the jacket. Clean text block with some light pencil markings on front free endpaper. Scarce. A lovely copy. very good The fifth work of published fiction by the famous Canadian feminist, politician, and social activist. Read More
Description: As new. 1st thus. , 383pp. Octavo with 3 folding maps and illustrations from photos + folding coloured reproduction of the separately issued Canadian Pacific Map of Canada. Bound in gilt lettered blue buckram with colour illustration on front cover. In as new condition. The first Canadian Rockies book written by a Canadian, as well as one of the most readable. A reproduction of the 1911 edition with a new introduction and illustrations, including a new portrait of the author. Read More
Description: As new. 1st thus. , xv, 251pp. Small Octavo with 8 plates, and 1 Illustration in text plus folding map. Fine exact facsimile of the original edition in red cloth with a new introduction and portrait of the author. as new First book on the mountains in Canada. Green's explorations lead to the discovery of Lake Louise and the building of the Chateau Lake Louise being built on its current location. Read More
Binding: Advance proof
Publisher: Arctic Institute of N. A, Calgary
Date published: 1985 1985
Description: Fine. 1st. vii, 222pp. Octavo in original stiff teal card covers with Illustrations from photos and drawings. Signed by the author. fine Includes the American expeditions to Lady Franklin Bay and Point Barrow plus expeditions from Austria, Sweden, Russia, etc. Read More
Binding: Trade paperback
Publisher: Arctic Institute of N. A, Calgary
Date published: 1983 1983
Description: Fine. 1st Edition. ix, 124p. pp. Octavo with illustrations from photos and drawings. fine Based on two archaeological surveys of the MacKenzie Basin, Northwest Territories, in the early 1970's, undertaken in anticipation of the proposed MacKenzie Valley pipeline. The studies involved locating prehistoric and historic archaelogical sites along the MacKenzie River and the interior regions east and west of the river. Read More
Description: As new. Facsimile Reprint. xii, 343pp. Octavo with plates from photos and fold map. Bound in gilt lettered grey cloth to match original book. as new With John Norman Collie and Hermann Wooley, Stutfield discovered the Columbia Icefields and made the first ascent of Mt Athabasca. Read More
Publisher: Lone Pine / Alpine Club of Canada, Edmonton
Date published: 1994 1994
Description: As new. 1st edition limited to 250 numbered and signed copies. xii, 403pp. Octavo with illustrations from photos. Signed by Bruce Fairley. as new Anthology of mountaineering articles that originally appeared elsewhere, including the Canadian Alpine Journal. Read More
Publisher: John Murray, London
Date published: 1896 1896
Description: Very good. 1st edition. 10, , 445pp. + pp. (publisher's ads)pp. Octavo in original brown cloth and patterned grey endpapers, uncut with two photogravure portraits (including frontispiece), two facsimiles and two coloured maps (one folding). Name on half title with scattered light foxing, primarily to edges and preliminaries. very good AB 17923. Read More