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BRITISH COLUMBIA PILOT ( Canadian Edition); Volume I. Southern Portion of the Coast of British Columbia, Including :.....

Canadian Htdrographic Service., 1933. Book. Very Good. Cloth, Gilt Lettering.. First Edition, First Printing.. Small 4to. pp: [i - ii] iii - xlii, 1 - 460. One folding map. Seven Appendices, Index. Bound in green cloth titled in gilt to top board and to spine. Minimal wear to binding. Owner's name to front free endpaper, dated 1933. Book sellers label to the title page partially obscuring the publishing information. Following on fro the sub-title: The Coast of The United States and of British Columbia from Cape Flattery, Juan de Fuca Strait to Cape Caution, Together with Vancouver Island and the Inner Passages Between it and the Mainland. .


THE MAGIC BOX. The Eccentric Genius of Hannah Maynard. * Signed*


Toronto.: Exile Editions Ltd., 1980. Book. Illus. by HANNAH MAYNARD. . Very Good. Cloth. Signed by Author(s). First Edition, First Printing.. Tall 4to.. pp: [1 ] 2 - 149[150 - 152]. Fully illustrated with toned b&w photographs. Bound in blue cloth, titled in silver to the spine. Very small bumps to fore-corners of binding. Dust jacket has corresponding bumps, quarter-inch closed tear to bottom edge of front panel, minor chip to head of spine. The introduction gives a fascinating biography of Hannah Maynard and her family as well as a good historical view of Victoria and British Columbia in the latter half of the nineteenth century. The introduction occupies the first fifteen pages of the book the balance being devoted to the photographs, most of which are accompanied by a good caption. Maynard was a woman with an incredible eye for the aesthetic and the unusual. Signed by the author to the title page..




Courtenay, BC.: The Comox Argus Co. Ltd., 1934. Book. Good. Paper Wraps. First Edition, First Printing.. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. pp: [1 - 3] 4 - 61. Frontispiece drawing of the author and one other b&w illustration. Bound in brown illustrated card covers with yapped edges. The stock of the covers has become somewhat brittle and, in consequence, the yapped edges have suffered some loss along with the lower fore corner of the front cover; vertical crease to front cover and frontispiece. A short history of the Comox Valley in British Columbia, and in particular the history of the author who left the Shetlands in 1877, at the age of nineteen and travelled to Comox where he lived for the next fifty-seven years..


DISASTER LOG OF SHIPS: A Pictorial Account of Shipwrecks, California to Alaska
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DISASTER LOG OF SHIPS: A Pictorial Account of Shipwrecks, California to Alaska


New York. : Bonanza Books, Book. Very Good. Cloth-backed Boards. Revised Edition, Second Printing.. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. pp: [1 - 10] 11 - 176. Fully illustrated with dramatic b&w photographs of stranded and wrecked ships. Photo Index. Quarter bound in pale green paper covered boards, backed in green linen, titled in black to the spine. Very light sunning to both top and bottom edges of both boards. Dust jacket is fair having some wear to the tip of the front flap-foldand to the head of the spine; top edge of rear panel starting to curl with a couple of short tears and a small area of delamination, one inch tear to bottom edge. The book is divided into five chapters California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia and Alaska shipwrecks, and covers sail, steam, stern and sidewheelers, tankers, cargo and passenger ships, tenders and trollers. Originally published by Superior Publishing, 1971..


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


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


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..


THE GREAT GLACIER AND ITS HOUSE : The Story of the First Center of Alpinism in North America 1885 - 1925.


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


Madeira Park, B.C.: Harbour Publishing, 1986. Book. Very Good. Paper Covered Boards. First Edition. Tall 8vo. 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..


JAMES DOUGLAS : Servant of Two Empires

By PETHICK, DEREK. * Signed *

Vancouver: Mitchell Press Ltd., 1969. Book. Fine. Half Faux Leather.. Signed by Author(s). First Edition. 8vo. 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 ..




[Chilliwack, BC].: Peter F. Pirie., 1975. Book. Near Fine. Cloth. Signed by Author(s). First Edition. 8vo. 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: J. J. Douglas Ltd., 1974. Book. Near Fine. Illustrated Card Covers.. First Edition. 4to. 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..


EDENBANK : The History of a Canadian Pioneer Farm
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EDENBANK : The History of a Canadian Pioneer Farm

By WELLS, OLIVER N. Edited By Marie & Richard Weeden

Madeira Park, B.C.: Harbour Publishing, 2003. Book. Fine. Cloth. First Edition. 4to. 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


Vancouver: Mitchell Press Ltd., 1964. Book. Near Fine. Cloth. First Edition. 8vo. 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..




Salmon Arm, BC.: [ Ernest Doe ]., 1971. Book. Near Fine. Illustrated Card Covers.. First Edition. 8vo. 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


Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre, 1981. Book. Near Fine. Cloth, Gilt Lettering.. First Edition. 4to. 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, BC.: Maple Ridge Branch, Canadian Federation of University Women., 1989. Book. Near Fine. Illustrated Card Covers.. Fifth Impression.. Small 4to.. pp: [iv], 120. Illustrated with b&w photographs, sketches, maps. Bibliography, people interviwed, wardens, reeves and mayors. Gift inscription to inside of front cover..




Quesnel, BC.: F.W .Lindsay., 1962. Book. Near Fine. Illustrated Card Covers.. Signed and Inscribed By Author.. First Edition, First Printing.. Tall 8vo. 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"..




[ Vancouver ]: Pacific Educational Press., 1991. Book. Illus. by Richard Tetrault.. Near Fine. Illustrated Card Covers.. First Edition. 8vo. 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..




Caldwell, Idaho: The Caxton Printers, Ltd., 1948. Book. Illus. by C.W. Holliday,. Very Good. Cloth, Gilt Lettering.. Signed and Numbered By Author.. Limited/Numbered Edition.. Tall 8vo. 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 "


Peter Martin Books Canada., 1962. Book. Near Fine. Decorative Cloth. First Edition. Tall 8vo. pp: [vi], 121. Illustrated withb&w photographs, maps. Appendices..


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