The McLuhan Bookshop

Every item offered below is from the personal collection of the author. All books are in new condition and quantities are limited. All prices are in CAD and do not include shipping or handling.

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Books and Magazines

The Interior Landscape: The Literary Criticism of Marshall McLuhan, 1943-1962

The Interior Landscape: The Literary Criticism of Marshall McLuhan, 1943-1962

Selected, compiled and edited by Eugene McNamara. New York and Toronto: McGraw-Hill, 1969. First edition, hardbound, second printing.

$75 CAD

The Interior Landscape: The Literary Criticism of Marshall McLuhan, 1943-1962

The Interior Landscape: The Literary Criticism of Marshall McLuhan, 1943-1962.

Selected, compiled and edited by Eugene McNamara. New York and Toronto: McGraw-Hill, 1969. First paperback edition, 1971.

$60 CAD

Counterblast

Counterblast

Designed by Harley Parker. Copyright 1969 by Marshall McLuhan. London: Rapp and Whiting, 1970. First edition. Hardcover, 1970.

$70 CAD

Counterblast

Counterblast

Extremely rare, original, stapled, blue covers. Imitates the style of Wyndham Lewis’s original, Blast. Also available signed by the author.

$1,250 (unsigned)

Explorations 7 and 8

Explorations: Studies in Culture and Communication

Editors: Marshall McLuhan and Edmund Carpenter. Issue 8. First edition (paperback).

$100 CAD each

Explorations in Communication and U of T Graduate magaines

Varsity Graduate issues with Explorations inserts

Original issues of Varsity Graduate magazine including “Explorations” inserts by McLuhan. Please specify the issues you are interested in.

Issues Available

  • Summer 1964 (includes Explorations 10 insert)
  • Spring 1967 (includes Explorations 18 insert)
  • Summer 1967 (includes Explorations 19 insert)
  • Spring 1968 (includes Explorations 21 insert)
  • Summer 1968 (includes Explorations 22 insert)
  • Spring 1969 (includes Explorations 24 insert)
  • Summer 1969 (includes Explorations 25 insert)
  • Christmas 1969 (includes Explorations 26 insert)
  • Summer 1970 (includes Explorations 28 insert)

For offprints of “Explorations” no. 22 to 30, see below.

$40 CAD each

Explorations in Communication

Explorations in Communication

Eds. Marshall McLuhan and Edmund Carpenter. Boston: Beacon Press, 1960. An anthology of articles from the original Explorations. Seventh printing of the first Beacon paperback of 1972.

$50 CAD

Take Today: The Executive as Dropout

Take Today: The Executive as Dropout

By Marshall McLuhan and Barrington Nevitt. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovitch, 1972. First edition, hardcover

$75 CAD

From Cliche to Archetype

From Cliché to Archetype

By Marshall McLuhan and Wilfred Watson. New York: Viking Press, 1970. First edition, hardcover

$100 CAD

Du Cliché a l’Archetype: la Foire du Sens

Du Cliché a l’Archetype: la Foire du Sens

Translated by D. de Kerckhove. Montreal: Hurtubise HMH, 1973 (Paris: Mame). Features insertions, between the chapters of the English original, from Flaubert’s Dictionnaire des idées reçues. First edition, paperback

$60 CAD

Through the Vanishing Point: Space in Poetry and Painting

Through the Vanishing Point: Space in Poetry and Painting

By Marshall McLuhan and Harley Parker. New York: Harper and Row, 1968. First edition, hardcover

$75 CAD

The Gutenberg Galaxy: The Making of Typographic Man

The Gutenberg Galaxy: The Making of Typographic Man

Paperback.

$75 CAD

City as Classroom

City as Classroom

By Marshall McLuhan, Eric McLuhan, Kathryn Hutchon. Toronto: Book Society of Canada. Paperback.

$100 CAD

Articles, Offprints and Pamphlets

Explorations in Communication issue offprints (issues 22 and 23) Explorations in Communication issue offprints (issues 24 and 25) Explorations in Communication issue offprints (issues 26 and 27) Explorations in Communication issue offprints (issues 28 and 29) Explorations in Communication issue offprints (issue 30)

Explorations offprints

Individual offprints of “Explorations” by McLuhan. Several are also available as inserts in issues of Varsity Graduate magazine. Please specify which you are interested in.

Offprint Issues Available

  • Explorations 22
  • Explorations 23
  • Explorations 24
  • Explorations 25
  • Explorations 26
  • Explorations 27
  • Explorations 28
  • Explorations 29
  • Explorations 30

$50 CAD each

Graduate Magazine with Explorations in Communication issue 32

University of Toronto Graduate with Explorations Issue 32

The very last issue of Explorations.

$100 CAD each

et cetera magazine

Et Cetera magazine

Volume 34, June, 1977: pp. 173-179.

Possibly the first appearance in English of the new study called Laws of the Media.

$40 CAD

Poetic vs. Rhetorical Exegesis

“Poetic vs. Rhetorical Exegesis”

The Sewanee Review, Spring, 1944: pp. 1-11.

$75 CAD

Henry IV, A Mirror for Magistrates

“Henry IV, A Mirror for Magistrates”

University of Toronto Quarterly, Vol. XVII, No. 2, (1948): pp. 152-160.

$75 CAD

Pound, Eliot and the Rhetoric of The Waste Land.

Pound, Eliot and the Rhetoric of “The Waste Land.”

New Literary History 10 (1978-1979): pp. 557-580. Offprint.

$50 CAD

Circuitry

“Circuitry.”

From a talk given to Airlie Foundation at Warrenton, Va., April 1, 1966. Bound with “Ecology” By Marshall Fishwick. New Patterns for American Studies. Wilmington, Delaware: The Wemyss Foundation. n.d.

$20 CAD

The Ciceronian Program in Pulpit Oratory and in Literary Criticism

“The Ciceronian Program in Pulpit Oratory and in Literary Criticism.”

Renaissance and Reformation, Vol. VII, No. 1 (1970): pp. 3-7. Offprint.

$50 CAD

The Ciceronian Program in Pulpit and in Literary Criticism.

“Cicero and the Renaissance Training for Prince and Poet.”

Renaissance and Reformation, Vol. VI, No. 3 (1970): pp. 38-42. Offprint.

$50 CAD

At the moment of Sputnik the planet became a global theatre in which there are no spectators but only actors

“At the moment of Sputnik the planet became a global theatre in which there are no spectators but only actors.”

Journal of Communication, Vol. 24, No. 1. Winter, 1974. Offprint.

$50 CAD

Joyce, Aquinas, and the Poetic Process

“Joyce, Aquinas, and the Poetic Process”

Renascence, Vol. IV, No. 1, Autumn, 1951, pp. 3-18. Pages generally uncut.

$75 CAD

Bibliographies

These two documents, first attempts at a comprehensive list of McLuhan’s literary output, were assembled at McLuhan’s office and printed by Robert Hittel, a friend in Florida. They are incomplete and contain a few errors.

The Writings of Marshall McLuhan and What has been written about him, 1934-1975

The Writings of Marshall McLuhan and what has been written about him, 1934-1975

First Edition, 1975.

$20 CAD

The Writings of Marshall McLuhan and What has been written about him, 1934-1977

The Writings of Marshall McLuhan and What has been written about him, 1934-1977

First edition, revised and expanded, 1977.

$25 CAD

Card Decks

Distant Early Warning (D. E. W.-Line) Card Deck

Distant Early Warning (D. E. W.-Line) Card Deck

A deck of playing cards designed to be used as a problem-solving device. First edition. (It was originally given to subscribers to the “DEW-Line Newsletter.”) In slipcase: choice of colours green, red, black, blue, or brown. Cards cellophane-wrapped. Includes inserted instruction sheet.

$65 CAD

Stationery

Idea Consultants Letterhead

Idea Consultants Letterhead

From a company M. McLuhan founded in the 1950s to bring various ideas to market.

$15 CAD per sheet

McLuhan Associates, Ltd. Stationery

McLuhan Associates, Ltd. Stationery (Letterhead & Envelope)

Created by McLuhan to handle copyrights and royalties from his books.

$15 CAD per item

Centre for Culture and Technology Stationery

Centre for Culture and Technology Stationery

Letterhead and envelopes from the Centre for Culture and Technology at the University of Toronto.

$15 CAD per item