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  • FERGUSON, Trevor
    HIGH WATER CHANTS

    Edition: First printing

    Toronto: Macmillan, 1977. Green boards. Very small bumps to outer corners, else fine. Dust jacket has minor use to spine ends and outer corners, very nearly fine. Author's first book, a novel set in British Columbia. Ferguson has been called Canada's best novelist both in Books in Canada and the Toronto Star.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 49367
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  • CHAMBERS, Edith D.
    HISTORY OF OUR CITY PORT COQUITLAM

    Edition: First Edition

    No place (British Columbia): B.A. Thompson, 1973. Card covers. pp [150]. Many photos. Two soil spots on front cover, small chip to rear cover, ink price on title page, VG otherwise. BC local history.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 50840
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  • Robinson, Noel
    History of the Art, Historical and Scientific Association. Vancouver’s First Cultural Association.

    Vancouver, BC: Cover title: "Vancouver City Museum Golden Jubilee, 1899-1944. The Art, Historical and Scientific Association of Vancouver, B.C." 20 pp, printed on cream stock, stapled in self wrappers. Soft corner crease throughout, else a fine copy. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced, depending upon your location.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 29127
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  • MORTON, James
    IN THE SEA OF STERILE MOUNTAINS: the Chinese in British Columbia

    Edition: First edition

    Vancouver: J.J. Douglas, 1974. Red cloth. pp (xiv), 280, [2]. Index. VG+. no owner names. Jacket has creases and small tears, one internal repair, VG otherwise.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 41881
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  • MATCHES, Alex
    IT BEGAN WITH A RONALD: a pictorial history of Vancouver's firefighting equipment

    Edition: First printing

    Vancouver: Author, 1974. Light brown boards. 144 pages. Many photos. Fine copy. Dust jacket has a crease all along top margin of rear panel, VG otherwise. "A pictorial presentation of the fire apparatus used from 1886-1974 and contains many excellent and unpublished photos of Seagrave, American-LaFrance, Amoskeag and Waterous, all world-famous manufacturers of equipment, as well as many little-known makes."

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 50788
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  • BAIRD, Irene
    JOHN: a novel

    Philadelphia: Lippincott, c1937. Second printing. Terra cotta cloth. Light yellowing to page edges, else fine. Jacket has chips at spine ends, minor soiling, price-clipped, VG otherwise. British Columbia setting. Glowing jacket blurbs. Her first book.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 50399
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  • INGRAHAM, Joseph (Mark D. Kaplanoff, editor, notes, and introduction)
    JOURNAL OF THE BIGANTINE HOPE ON A VOYAGE TO THENORTHWEST COAST OF NORTH AMERICA 1790-92. Illustrated with Charts and Drawings by the Author

    Edition: First of this edition

    Barre, MA: Imprint Society, 1971. Quarter bound in mustard cloth with paper spine label and grey boards illustrated in green and gold on front cover. pp [4], (xxx), (250) + 10 double-sided plates. Very nearly fine, no owner names, lacking slipcase. Falkland Islands, around the Horn, Marquesas, Sandwich Islands, China, Nootka Sound, crusing the Northwest Coast. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping may be required.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 25959
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  • Averkieva, Julia P.; Sherman, Mark A.
    Kwakiutl String Figures

    Edition: First printing

    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.

    Condition: Book: Fine, Dust Jacket: Fine, Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 28199
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  • GRAHAM, Donald
    LIGHTS OF THE INSIDE PASSAGE: a history of British Columbia's lighthouses and their keepers

    Edition: First paper edition

    Madeira Park, BC: Harbour Publishing, 1992. pp (2), (269. Many photos in text. Notes, list of lighthouses, at rear. Fine copy.

    Condition: Binding: Trade Paperback

    Book ID: 44067
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  • SANFORD, Barrie
    McCULLOCH'S WONDER: the story of the Kettle Valley Railway

    Vancouver: Whitecap Books, 1996. Fifth printing. Glossy card covers. pp 260. Photos, index. Creases and small chip to lower outer corner of front cover, VG otherwise. British Columbia railway, some claiming it was the most expensive and difficult line of track on earth.

    Condition: Binding: Trade Paperback

    Book ID: 43570
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  • GUSTAFSON, Lillian, compiler
    MEMORIES OF THE CHEMANIUS VALLEY: a history of people

    No place (Chemanius, BC): Chemanius Valley Historical Society, 1978. Octavo, olive boards. endpaper maps. pp xix, 389 + 22 leaves of plates. Ink flecks on Dedication leaf; light coffee stains on pp 78-79; short strip of cellotape bottom of front pastedown; rubbing and small skinned spots on rear cover; else a VG unworn jacketless copy. Briitish Columbia local history, including Saltair, Chemainus, Westholme, Crofton, Thetis, Kuper and Reid Islands. Note: bit over 1 kg parcel, extra shipping may be required.

    Book ID: 41878
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  • LYONS, C.P.
    MILESTONES ON THE MIGHTY FRASER

    Edition: First edition.

    Toronto: J.M. Dent, 1950. Octavo, red boards, endpaper maps. pp xxxvi, 157, [2] + plates; illustrations in text. Light spine sunning, else a VG clean, tight and unworn jacketless copy, no owner names. Facts and history about different points along Southern British Columbia's Fraser River.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 28190
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  • MacGILL, Elsie Gregory
    MY MOTHER THE JUDGE: a biography of Judge Helen Gregory MacGill

    Edition: First edition.

    Toronto: Ryerson, 1955. Maroon cloth. pp xvi, 248 + plates. Index. Ink owner name at front, else a VG copy in moderately used, mainly VG jacket. Signed by the author, an aeronautical engineer and the judge's daughter. Helen MacGill was also, among other things, the first female graduate of Trinity College, University of Toronto. After a career as a journalist, she became a suffrage leader before serving for 23 years on the bench of Vancouver's Juvenile Court.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 45807
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  • MATHER, Barry and Margaret McDonald
    NEW WESTMINSTER the Royal City

    Edition: First Edition

    [Don Mills, ON]: J.M.Dent and The Corporation of the City of New Westminster, 1958. Blue cloth, endpaper maps. pp (xxx), 192. [2] + plates. Ink gift inscription at front of the city's fire chief, else a fine, jacketless copy. BC local history.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 45176
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  • SINCLAIR, Bertrand W.
    NORTH OF FIFTY-THREE. With Illustrations by Anton Otto Fischer

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, no date. Reprint ca. 191-? from plates of the 1914 Boston, Little, Brown US first edition. Light brown ribbed pictorial cloth stamped in dark green, lettered in blakc. pp (iii-viii), 345 + 4 plates. Ink owner names, slight wear to spine tips, else a VG bright and tight copy. British Columbia novel. Variant binding, variant text with no publisher's ad at rear.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 29407
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  • NORTH OF FIFTY-THREE. With Illustrations by Anton Otto Fischer by SINCLAIR, Bertrand W.
    SINCLAIR, Bertrand W.
    NORTH OF FIFTY-THREE. With Illustrations by Anton Otto Fischer

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, no date. Reprint ca. 191-? from plates of the 1914 Boston, Little, Brown US first edition. Brown pictorial cloth stamped in green, lettered in black. pp (iii-viii), 345 , (1, ad for the publisher) + 4 plates. Offset tanning to fore margins of free endpapers, tidy ink owner name on front free endpaper, near fine otherwise. In the uncommon dust jacket, which has small chips to tips of lightly yellowed spine, three inch tear at foot of spine, VG otherwise. British Columbia novel. Variant binding, variant text with publisher's ad at rear.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 29408
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  • MASON, Geo., Rev. [George Mason, 1829-93].
    ODE ON THE LOSS OF THE STEAMSHIP "Pacific," November 4th, 1875.

    Nanaimo, British Columbia: Printed by Geo. Norris, Free Press Office, 1875 [but actually 19--]. Unidicated reprint. 32mo, 13.2 x 10 cm. 4 pp, stapled, in beige wrappers. Printed on laid paper. Soft crease to front cover, else fine. "A poem commemorating Victoria's greatest maritime tragedy. The Pacific steaming out of Victoria and carrying 280 passengers and crew, collided with a large sailing ship and sank off Cape Flattery. Only two lives were saved." - Whale, Hudson's Bay to Haro Strait 990. Lowther, Bibliography of British Columbia 484. Watters p. 137 (BVaU only). Rev. Mason, an Anglican clergyman, was a graduate of Oriel College, Oxford. He came to British Columbia in 1873 to join Bishop Hills, serving in New Westminster…

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    Nanaimo, British Columbia: Printed by Geo. Norris, Free Press Office, 1875 [but actually 19--]. Unidicated reprint. 32mo, 13.2 x 10 cm. 4 pp, stapled, in beige wrappers. Printed on laid paper. Soft crease to front cover, else fine. "A poem commemorating Victoria's greatest maritime tragedy. The Pacific steaming out of Victoria and carrying 280 passengers and crew, collided with a large sailing ship and sank off Cape Flattery. Only two lives were saved." - Whale, Hudson's Bay to Haro Strait 990. Lowther, Bibliography of British Columbia 484. Watters p. 137 (BVaU only). Rev. Mason, an Anglican clergyman, was a graduate of Oriel College, Oxford. He came to British Columbia in 1873 to join Bishop Hills, serving in New Westminster 1873-79, and in Nanaimo 1875-79. He was at the time of original publication Rector of St. Paul's Church, Nanaimo, and he returned to England in 1881. While in British Columbia he published this and one other verse chapbook - LO, THE POOR INDIAN (Victoria, 1875). The original of the present little pamphlet appears to have been the third literary book published in British Columbia, and the first in Nanaimo. The only "poet" to have previously been published in BC was obscure Scottish prospector James Anderson, who had printed a broadside SAWNEY'S LETTERS: OR, CARIBOO RHYMES, in Barkerville in 1866 (no copy of the first printing is known). LO, THE POOR INDIAN, was read before the Mechanics' Literary Institute, Victoria, 28 October, 1875 (Lowther 485), and I assume it preceded the present title. A small stash of these turned up out west about 20 years ago and were thought at the time to be "real". Subsequently, it has been learned that this unindicated reset reprint was done sometime in the earlier half of the 20th century. These copies used period typefaces, but are a bit different typographically from the genuine article. Also, the real ones are a bit taller (14 cm per Lowther). The old bookseller had already thanked whatever gods there may be when he found this little gem and was only saved from sin when he pondered the freshness of the staples, combined with the usual worry when an old pamphlet is too clean, and he thus went sniffing down the trail. The real thing, by the way, is pretty rare.

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    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 14649
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  • WRIGHT, Richard Thomas
    OVERLANDERS

    Edition: First Edition

    Saskatoon: Western Producer Prairie Books, 1985. pp (xiv), (311). Photos, illustrations, notes, bibliography, index. Fine copy. Story of the determined bunch who decided to open a northern, unexplored, land route across the Prairies to the BC gold fields in 1858.

    Condition: Binding: Trade Paperback

    Book ID: 45177
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  • 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.

    Condition: Binding: Trade Paperback

    Book ID: 43372
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  • JONES, Charles, Chief with Stephen Bosutow
    QUEESTO, Pacheenaht chief by brithright

    Edition: First Edition

    Nanaimo, BC: Theytus Books, 1981. Black boards. pp 125. Fine in VG jacket. "The story of Charlie Jones. Thought to be the last of the pelagic seal hunters, Mr. Jones is the hereditary Chief of the Pacheenaht people of Vancouver Island's West Coast. Born in 1876, he is one of the few remaining B.C. Indian people who has lived through the transition from the traditional Indian to the modern Canadian way of life. In this book he relives for the reader the fascinating odyssey of his people." - dust jacket.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 44636
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