LOCAL HISTORY - BRITISH COLUMBIA
RECENT ARRIVALS in LOCAL HISTORY - BRITISH COLUMBIA From John Lord's Books
By BERGREN, MYRTLE
Toronto.: Progress Books., 1967. Book. Very Good. Card Covers. Second Revised Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. pp: [1 - 6] 7 - 250. Four pages of b&w photographs. Glossary. Very light wear to edges and with just a hint of toning to the edges of the text block. Based on interviews with the men and women who helped to organize the Woodworker's Union in British Columbia. Originally published in 1966..
By DRUSHKA, KEN
Madeira Park, BC.: Harbour Publishing, 1994. Book. Near Fine. Paper Covered Boards. First Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. pp: 304. Fully illustrated with b&w photographs, both archival and (fairly) modern. Sources, Appendix, Index. Pale green endpapers decorated with sketches skidders, loaders and skylines. Bound in black paper-covered boards, titled in silver to the spine. A near fine copy, marred only by a bump to the heel of the spine and affecting about a half-inch of the text block. A fascinating and well illustrated history of West Coast logging from its beginnings in the 1860s to today. First edition, third printing..
By SWANSON, ROBERT E
Madeira Park, BC.: Harbour Publishing, 1993. Book. Fine. Paper Covered Boards. First Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. pp: 160. Fully illustrated with archival b&w photographs. Index. Photo-illustrated endpapers. Introduction by Ken Drushka. Bound in black paper-covered boards, titled in gilt to the spine. A delightful collection of stories about logging and logging characters in British Columbia's Golden Age, well highlighted with contemporary photographs. The author, himself a logger and later a safety inspector, started recording the ballads and tales, tall and otherwise, as far back as the 1930s. .
By WELLS, OLIVER N
Vancouver, BC.: Talonbooks., 1987. Book. Near Fine. Illustrated Card Covers. First Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. pp: 226. Well illustrated with b&w photographs, most of which are archival, sketches, maps, documents, etc. Index. Footnotes throughout. Minimal wear to edges and extremities. The author (1907 - 1970) died before he had completed the book although he left copious notes, sketches and recordings. The work was completed by Professor Ralph Maud, of Simon Fraser University, Marie Weeden, the author's daughter, and linguist Brent Galloway. .
THE GREAT GLACIER AND ITS HOUSE : The Story of the First Center of Alpinism in North America 1885 - 1925
By PUTNAM, WILLIAM LOWELL
New York.: The American Alpine Club, Inc., 1982. Book. Near Fine. Cloth. First Edition. Tall 4to.. pp: 223, [224, colophon]. Fully illustrated with b&w archival photographs, maps. Map endpapers. Appendices, bibliography, index. Bound in chacoal-grey cloth, title blind-stamped to top board and to spine in silver. Minimal surface wear to the dust jacket. The author looks at three historical events that were taking place in BC and especially at Rogers Pass in the Selkirk Mountains which was creating major problems for the Canadian Pacific Railway; second was the building of the first European-style hotel in the mountains; and third it was the first locality in North America to attract serious climbers from Europe. Whilst these three events are important and, obviously are inter-related, the author is more focussed on the people whose paths crossed at Glacier House. Photographs are from Notman, Byron Harmon, G.I.Bell, H. Palmer, E.R.Heacock and a host of other photographers of the era. An overweight item, may require extra postage..
By GRAHAM, DONALD
Harbour Publishing, 1986. Hardcover. Very Good. pp: 269. Well illustrated with b&w photographs, maps, sketches, etc. Endangered species, appendix, notes, index. Map endpapers. Bound in blue paper-covered boards, titled in gilt to the spine. Light tape residues to both free endpapers.
By VAILLANT, JOHN
W. W. Norton & Co., 2005. Hardcover. Fine. pp: xvi, 256. Illustrated with double-page map, sixteen-page insert of b&w photographs. Wodd measurements, endnotes, bibliography.
By PETHICK, DEREK. * Signed *
Mitchell Press Ltd., 1969. Hardcover. Fine. pp: xii, 306. Four four-page inserts of b&w photographs. Bibliography, index. Decorative endpapers. A signed " Presentation " edition half-bound in green cloth backed and cornered in brown faux leather. Signed by the author to the foot of the title page. A biography of Sir James Douglas, best remembered as the founder of settlement, trade and industry for British Columbia and in particular Vancouver Island .
By PIRIE, PETER F
Peter F. Pirie., 1975. Hardcover. Near Fine. pp: 157. Frontispiece. Light wear to edges of dust jacket. The biography and incidental local history of the Chilliwack area of BC. The author served with the Canadian Army in both World Wars , being wounded and awarded the Military Medal for his part in the attack on Hill 70 in WW I. He had a lifelong interest in the Indians of the area and spent 15 years as a lay worker at the Coqualeetza Residential School at Sardis, BC. Signed by the author to the frontispiece.
By TOUCHIE, RODGER
J. J. Douglas Ltd., 1974. Soft Cover. Near Fine. pp: 128. Profusely illustrated with archival b&w photographs, early engravings, postcards, documents, etc. Not a great deal of text but the illustrations are well captioned and provide a good look at early Vancouver Island.
By WELLS, OLIVER N. Edited By Marie & Richard Weeden
Harbour Publishing, 2003. Hardcover. Fine. pp: xiv, 186. Illustrated throughout with b&w photographs and sketches, two maps. Photographic endpapers. Appendices, notes, references, index. The history of a farm in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia in 1867. The book was written by Oliver Wells ( 1907 - 1970), grandson of the founder of the farm and edited by his youngest daughter.
By TURNBULL, ElSIE G
Mitchell Press Ltd., 1964. Hardcover. Near Fine. pp: [x], 65, blank, , 23. Frontispiece, plus twenty-three pages of b&w photographs. Front free endpaper covered with signatures, including that of the Mayor of Trail in 1983. History of Trail, BC.
By DOE, ERNEST
[ Ernest Doe ]., 1971. Soft Cover. Near Fine. pp: [viii], 280. Well illustrated with b&w photographs, documents, maps. No index.
By ROE, JOANN
Douglas & McIntyre, 1981. Hardcover. Near Fine. pp: 144. Eighteen pages of text, including full-page map, the balance of the book being devoted to Matsura's beautiful b&w photographs. Photographic endpapers. Quarter-inch tear to top of front joint of dust jacket. Matsura arrived in Conconully, BC, in 1903; from then until his death in 1913 he put his superb photographic skills to work recording the life of the Okanagan. Well dressed, educated, sophisticated and cultured........other than that Matsura is still a mystery.
By NICKOLS, SHEILA ( Editor). Violet Bokstrom et al
Maple Ridge Branch, Canadian Federation of University Women., 1989. Soft Cover. Near Fine. pp: [iv], 120. Illustrated with b&w photographs, sketches, maps. Bibliography, people interviwed, wardens, reeves and mayors. Gift inscription to inside of front cover.
By LINDSAY, F.W
F.W .Lindsay., 1962. Soft Cover. Near Fine. pp: 60. Fully illustrated with b&w photographs, sketches. Map to inside of rear cover. A fascinating collections of tales of and about the mines, and miners of the Cariboo. Many of the stories are taken from old diaries or from reminiscences of old timers. Inscribed to the title page: " Yours Truly/ Fred Lindsay".
By HAIG-BROWN, ALAN
Pacific Educational Press., 1991. Soft Cover. Near Fine. Richard Tetrault.. pp: 112. Illustrated with line drawings to the text and a number of full-page woodblock prints. Glossary. Small gift inscription to title page. The story of a fishing boat, launched as a Japanese immigrant's dream in 1926, the Suzie A went on to become part of the lives of the people who inhabit the towns and villages of BC's coastline.
By HOLLIDAY, C.W
The Caxton Printers, Ltd., 1948. Hardcover. Very Good. C.W. Holliday,. pp: 357. Fifty -one illustrations being composed of b&w photographs ( many by Alan Villiers), b&w sketches by the author as well as the frontispiece in full colour. Map endpapers. Top corner of ffep has been cropped. Bound in green cloth, titled in gilt to the spine. Top edge dyed green; fore and bottom edges untrimmed; many pages unopened. Number 182 in a limited edition of 1000 signed by the author. Dust jacket is poor, missing some pieces to the top edges including an inch to the head and foot of the spine. The first part of the book is a wonderfully graphic account of the author's first trip to the West coast of North America, via Tristan da Cunha and Cape Horn in 1887 as a hand aboard a four-masted barque of twenty-three hundred tons. He returned , and in 1889 had his first view of the Okanagan Valley. The latter part of the book is his memories of the next sixty years.
By PETERSON, LESTER R
Peter Martin Books Canada., 1962. Hardcover. Near Fine. pp: [vi], 121. Illustrated withb&w photographs, maps. Appendices.
By TREALEAVEN, G.FERN
Surrey Museum and Historical Society., 1970. Soft Cover. Fine. pp: [viii], 72. Illustrated with b&w photographs, sketches, maps. The second in a series of books about BC's largest municipality. The first volume covered the period to 1899, the current volume covers 1900 to 1939. A fine copy.