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Victoria and Vancouver Island : old world atmosphere in a western setting
Victoria, BC: David Spencer, no date (1930s?),
Oblong format, 23 x 31 cm, wire bound, in green paper covers. pp (40), (2), unpaged. Sepia and green toned photos throughout. Soft creases to outer corners, near fine otherwise. AMICUS online locates only 2 copies, both at LAC.
$34.95                          Book Number: 38393                          Order / Enquire

Victoria, BC: The Board of Trustees of the Old Craigflower Schoolhouse, 1958.
Octavo, 16 pp, stapled, in glossy card covers. Photos in text. Laid in is an unused postcard with a sketch of the building. Inscribed inside front cover by a member of the board. VG+ copy. This schoolhouse was built in 1855 and at the time of publication was the oldest still-standing schoolhouse in Western Canada. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced, depending upon your location.
$15.00                          Book Number: 40326                          Order / Enquire

A GULF ISLANDS PATCHWORK: some early events on the islands of Galiano, Mayne, Saturna, North and South Pender
British Columbia: Gulf Islands Branch B.C. Historical Association, 1977.
pp (12), (195) + folding map at rear. Index, many photos. Sunning to fore edge of front cover, VG clean and unworn copy otherwise.
$6.95                          Book Number: 45019                          Order / Enquire

Vancouver: Vancouver Historical Society, 1971.
Octavo, (32) pp + plates, stapled in gold card covers. Occasional paper, no 3. Fine copy. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
$15.00                          Book Number: 45346                          Order / Enquire

AKRIGG, G.P.V. & Helen B. Akrigg
BRITISH COLUMBIA CHRONICLE 1847-1871: Gold and Colonists
Vancouver: Discovery Press, 1977.
Mustard boards, endpaper maps. Pp (xxii), 439, [3] + plates; indexed. Small bump to upper outer corners and foot of spine, else fine, no owner names. Dust jacket has nicks and creased corner tear, good. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping may be required.
$20.00                          Book Number: 29691                          Order / Enquire

Aldergrove, BC: Frontier Publishing, no date,
Later printing. Octavo, pp (47), stapled, in card covers. Photos in text. Sticker scar on front cover, else fine. Frontier Book no. 12 (rear cover ads list up to no.33). Account of the Jan., 1965, landslide near Hope-Princeton, British Columbia. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced, depending upon your location.
$10.00                          Book Number: 37179                          Order / Enquire

Averkieva, Julia P.; Sherman, Mark A.
Kwakiutl String Figures
Vancouver, British Columbia: University of British Columbia Press, 1992.
Red cloth, pp (xxxii), 199. Maps and 102 string figures and 10 string games in text. Fine in jacket, no owner marks. The author, a young Soviet scholar who accompanied Franz Boas on his 1930 expedition to Vancouver Island, left a manuscript with Boas that is now for the first time published, and expanded.
$18.50                          Book Number: 28199                          Order / Enquire

Barrett, Anthony A.
Francis Rattenbury and British Columbia: Architecture and Challenge in the Imperial Age
Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 1983.
Blue boards. (xiv), 391 pp, indexed, numerous photos and reproductions in text. Fine copy. Dust jacket has soft ripples to front panel, else fine. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping may be required.
$19.95                          Book Number: 23542                          Order / Enquire

Calgary: The Calgary Group of The British Railway Modellers of North America, 1985.
Oblong quarto. pp 50 including inside of glossy card covers. Map, photos. Corner crease to front cover repaired on inside with clear archival paper tape, VG otherwse. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
$15.00                          Book Number: 43539                          Order / Enquire

Breen, David H.
Vancouver's Fair: An Administrative and Political History of the Pacific Northwest Exhibition
Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press,, 1982.
Octavo. Cream boards. [10], 192 pp + plates; indexed. Fine copy, no owner marks. Dust jacket spine slightly sunned, else fine.
$15.00                          Book Number: 23213                          Order / Enquire

Toronto: Ryerson, 1965.
Orange boards. pp (6), 84, [6]. Fine copy. Dust jacket has rubbing along spine folds, VG+ otherwise. A novel for youngsters about a Kwatkiutl Indian boy of the British Columbia coast in the 18th century. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
$15.00                          Book Number: 44777                          Order / Enquire

BROADFOOT, Barry (Gwendolyn MacEwen)
YEARS OF SORROW, YEARS OF SHAME: the story of the Japanese Canadians in World War II
Toronto: Doubleday, 1977.
Grey boards. pp (xii), (370), [2] + plates. Small bruise to upper outer corner of covers, else fine. Dust jacket has rubbbing to ends of lightly sunned spine, VG otherwise. Ink gift inscription at front of Canadian poet Gwendolyn MacEwen "To Bic (?) all my love, Gwendolyn / 78".
$30.00                          Book Number: 44066                          Order / Enquire

MAPS AND DREAMS: Indians and the British Columbia frontier
Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre, 1981.
Grey boards. pp (xx), 297. Maps, index. Light yellowing to page edges, else fine in fine jacket. "Maps and Dreams is a journey into the lives and lands of the Beaver Indians, forest hunters of the Canadian sub-Arctic of northeastern British Columbia Two realities emerge: The rapacious dreams and plans of the white man, and the maps the Indians made to demonstrate the tenacity of a hunting and trapping economy."
$15.00                          Book Number: 44635                          Order / Enquire

CALDER, James A. and Roy L. Taylor
FLORA OF THE QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS. Part I: Systematics of the Vascular Plants. Part 2: Cytological Aspects of the Vascular Plants
Ottawa: Research Branch, Canada Deptartment of Agriculture, 1968.
Two volumes, octavo, orange cloth. pp (xiv), (660, (2); (x), (149). Colour and b&w photos in text. Indexed. Fine copies, no owner names. Dust jacket of Part 1 has a short tear and nicks at top of spine, the jackets are otherwise fine. Note: 2.5 kg parcel, please enquire for shipping rate.
$50.00                          Book Number: 32919                          Order / Enquire

Canada. Department of the Interior. Scott, William Duncan (b.1861), author of text.
Western Canada farm lands: Free 160 acres farm lands: Where and how and all about it: Information and facts for the prospective settler
Ottawa: Department of the Interior, 1903.
Single 53 x 71 cm sheet folded accordion style to 19 x 10 cm panels, printed both sides, 22 pp text on recto, colour 1903 map of Canada on reverse side, many photos. Peel 2716 notes "There may have been a precursor published by the Department of Agriculture circa 1891, Where and how and all about it: Information and facts for the prospective settler." Short split to one fold and one corner, crease to one panel, else fine. Quite scarce.
$125.00                          Book Number: 41821                          Order / Enquire

CLEMENS, W.A. and G.V. Wilby
FISHES OF THE PACIFIC COAST OF CANADA. Illustrations by F.L. Beebe and D.B. Denbigh.
Ottawa: Fisheries Research Board of Canada, 1961.
Second edition, revised (first edition was in 1946). Tall octavo, green buckram. 443 pp + colour frontispiece and 6 other colour plates, numerous black & white illustrations in text. Bit of foxing to top page edges, else a fine copy, without jacket, as issued. 2 kg.
$19.95                          Book Number: 5459                          Order / Enquire

Coates, Kenneth; Morrison, William R.
The Sinking of the Princess Sophia: Taking the North Down with Her
Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1990.
Review copy with large rubber stamp on first page. pp (xviii), 216. Photos, maps, bibliography, notes, list of the dead. Fine copy. The Princess Sophia, bound from Skagway, Alaska to Vancouver, ran around on Vanderbilt Reef on 23 Oct., 1918. All 353 on board were lost.
$9.95                          Book Number: 45174                          Order / Enquire

COLLINS, David, compiler
Toronto: Clarke, Irwin, c1969.,
Oblong format, 9 x 13 inches, stiff paper portfolio, illustrated covers. Fine condition. Jackdaw No. C18. An innovative publishing idea to promote the teaching of history. Contains all 10 reproductions of historical documents pertaining to the gold rush in the Cariboo district of British Columbia in the 19th century, plus the 5 sheets of text written for this package and one introductory sheet. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
$15.00                          Book Number: 22177                          Order / Enquire

DECKER, Frances, Margaret Fouberg, and Mary Ronayne
PEMBERTON: the history of a settlement
Pemberton, BC: Pemberton Pioneer Women, 1978.
Second printing. pp (4), 348. Many photos in text. Near fine uncreased copy, no owner names.
$15.00                          Book Number: 43372                          Order / Enquire

DUNAE, Patrick A.
GENTLEMAN EMIGRANTS. From the British Public Schools to the Canadian Frontier.
Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre, 1981.
Octavo, maroon boards. (x), 276 pp. Photos and illustrations in text. Notes, bibliography, index. Fine copy. Dust jacket has sunned spine, small tears, VG otherwise.
$14.95                          Book Number: 45596                          Order / Enquire

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