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TOUGH TIMBER : The Loggers of British Columbia.... Their Story

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..


WORKING IN THE WOODS: A History of Logging on the West Coast

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..



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THE CHILLIWACKS AND THEIR NEIGHBORS

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..


LIGHTS OF THE INSIDE PASSAGE : A History of British Columbia's Lighthouses and Their Keepers

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.



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GOLDEN SPRUCE : A True Story of Myth, Madness, and Greed

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.


JAMES DOUGLAS : Servant of Two Empires

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 .


THE STUMP RANCH

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.


VANCOUVER ISLAND : PORTRAIT OF A PAST

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.



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EDENBANK : The History of a Canadian Pioneer Farm

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.


TOPPING'S TRAIL : The First Years of a Now Famous Smelter City

By TURNBULL, ElSIE G

Mitchell Press Ltd., 1964. Hardcover. Near Fine. pp: [x], 65, blank, [2], 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.


CENTENNIAL HISTORY OF SALMON ARM 1885 - 1912

By DOE, ERNEST

[ Ernest Doe ]., 1971. Soft Cover. Near Fine. pp: [viii], 280. Well illustrated with b&w photographs, documents, maps. No index.


THE REAL OLD WEST : Images of a Frontier. Photographs By Frank Matsura

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.


MAPLE RIDGE : A History of a Settlement

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.


CARIBOO YARNS

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".


THE SUZIE A

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.


THE VALLEY OF YOUTH

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.


THE GIBSON'S LANDING STORY : An Illustrated History of Gibson's Landing and the " Sunshine Coast "

By PETERSON, LESTER R

Peter Martin Books Canada., 1962. Hardcover. Near Fine. pp: [vi], 121. Illustrated withb&w photographs, maps. Appendices.


THE SURREY STORY. Vol. 2 ( only)

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.


KAMLOOPS CATTLEMEN : One Hundred Years of Trail Dust!

By BULMAN, T. ALEX

Sidney, B.C.: Gray's Publishing., 1972. Book. Near Fine. Cloth. First Edition. 8vo. pp: 183. Sixteen pages of b&w photographs. Map endpapers. The story of one hundred years of cattle ranching in the Kamloops area of BC..


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