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Scenic Fernie, British Columbia: A Canadian Rockies Treasure in Photographs
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Scenic Fernie, British Columbia: A Canadian Rockies Treasure in Photographs

By HULL, Bethan; GALLUP, Mark et al (illus.)

Fernie, BC: Savage Publishing, 2001. Softcover. Very good +. v, 67 p. 23 x 31 cm. Colour illustrations. Softcover is a little warped with slightly roughened edges. A few faint spots.

$40.00

British Columbia From the Earliest Times to the Present Vol. I
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British Columbia From the Earliest Times to the Present Vol. I

By SCHOLEFIELD, E. O. S.

Vancouver: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, nd. Hardcover. Good. xlvi, 688 p. 27 cm. B&w illustrations. Half black leather with green cloth. Worn extremities. Plates opposite p. 156 detached. Includes prehistory, apoctyphal voyages, Captain Cook, furtraders, Nootka Sound controversy, Captain George Vancouver, Alexander Mackenzie, Simon Fraser, Hudson's Bay Company, founding of Victoria, Vancouver Island colony, native people, medical, education, banks and banking. Appendix and index.

$60.00

British Columbia in the Making 1913
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British Columbia in the Making 1913

By THORNHILL, John Bensley

London: Constable & Company, 1913. Hardcover. Good +. xi, [3], 175 p. 21 cm. 12 b&w plates and 5 maps. Green clothhardcover with black and white impressing. Some fading to cloth, long crease on front cover. "The twentieth century of the world's progress is Canada's, and the Pacific is the Ocean of the Future. Yet, despite the advertising both have received, less is known of them in England and the world generally than is their due" (p. vii). The author seeks to rectify the world's ignorance with this volume describing B.C.'s geography, mines, lumber, fisheries, government, etc. Index and glossary at rear.

$100.00

Kiln-Drying British Columbia Lumber
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Kiln-Drying British Columbia Lumber

By JENKINS, J. H.

Ottawa: Department of the Interior, 1934. Softcover. Very good. 78 p. 25 cm. B&w photos. Brown paper covers. A few faint spots to covers. Staples rusting. Otherwise clean and neat.

$35.00

Canada on the Pacific: Being an Account of a Journey from Edmonton to the Pacific by the Peace River Valley
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Canada on the Pacific: Being an Account of a Journey from Edmonton to the Pacific by the Peace River Valley

By HORETZKY, Charles

Montreal: Dawson Brothers, 1874. Cloth. Fair. x, 244 p. 19 cm. One fold-out map, one fold-out chart. Brown cloth hardcover. Some wear to spine ends and corners, dampstains to both boards. New endpapers. Dampstains to bottoms of pages up to about p. 20 and some foxing. Title continues: "And of a Winter Voyage along the Western Coast of the Dominion; with Remarks on the Physical Features of the Pacific Railway Route and Notices of the Indian Tribes of British Columbia." Visits to Assiniboine, Lesser Slave Lake, Dunvegan, Fort St. John, Rocky Mountain Portage, Stewart's Lake, Hazelton, Naas, Fort Simpson, Nanaimo, San Francisco.

$100.00

Mountaineering and Exploration in the Selkirks: A Record of Pioneer Work Among the Canadian Alps, 1908-1912
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Mountaineering and Exploration in the Selkirks: A Record of Pioneer Work Among the Canadian Alps, 1908-1912

By PALMER, Howard

New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1914. First Edition. Hardcover. Ex library. 439 p. 24 cm. 2 maps and 219 b/w photos of mountains, rivers and glaciers throughout the Selkirk range. Blue cloth binding with gilt lettering and embellishments on spine. Bumped corners, tears in spine ends, spine faded, small ink stamp on lower edge of text block and front pastedown, library label rear pastedown, dents in fore-edges, some soiling to covers. Binding cracked at page 49. A fascinating account of the 35 + loftiest peaks climbed by the author and his friends over the course of five summers. They contributed over 40 official place names to the features that they found. Numerous appendices include surveys of vegetation, glaciers, rock specimens and a list of 10,000 peaks climbed before 1913.

$200.00

Handbook of British Columbia Canada. Its Position, Advantages, Resources, Climate, Mining, Lumbering, Fishing, Farming, Ranching, and Fruit-Growing
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Handbook of British Columbia Canada. Its Position, Advantages, Resources, Climate, Mining, Lumbering, Fishing, Farming, Ranching, and Fruit-Growing

By Legislative Assembly

Victoria, BC: Published by Authority of the Legislative Assembly, 1913. Seventh edition. Softcover. Good. Bureau of Provincial Information. Official Bulletin No. 23. 54 p. 26 cm. 16 b&w photos. Brown paper covers. Chipped spine ends, small stain to top front cover and first page.

$25.00

The Journal of Captain James Colnett Aboard the Argonaut From April 26, 1789 to Nov. 3, 1791
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The Journal of Captain James Colnett Aboard the Argonaut From April 26, 1789 to Nov. 3, 1791

By COLNETT, Capt. James; HOWAY, His Honour Judge F. W. (ed.)

Toronto: Champlain Society, 1940. Cloth. Very good +. 550 copies printed of which this is no. 294. The Publications of The Champlain Society XXVI. xxxi, 328, xii p. 25 cm. 26 illustrations, maps & sketches. Spine faded. Marks at top front and scratches on lower rear. Many uncut pages. Colnett is remembered largely for his involvement in the Nootka Crisis of 1789. This dispute between British traders and the Spanish Navy over the use of Nootka Sound developed into an international crisis that led Britain and Spain to the brink of war before being peacefully resolved through diplomacy. Colnett's role in the initial incident that sparked the international crisis makes this account of his second fur trading voyage of historical importance. The journal includes the events at Nootka Sound in 1789.

$200.00

The Bute Inlet Route: Alfred Waddington's Wagon Road, 1862-1864
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The Bute Inlet Route: Alfred Waddington's Wagon Road, 1862-1864

By KERSHAW, Adrian; SPITTLE, John

Kelowna, BC: Okanagan College, 1978. Card covers. Fine. vii, 92 p. 28 cm. 2 maps, 10 b&w plates, 2 b&w figures. Stapled card covers. Topics: historical background of Alfred Penderell Waddington, Bute Inlet Route, Trans-Continental Railway; Crown Land Survey of 1895, early pioneers, water power investigations; findings from Bute Inlet to Waddington Canyon, the canyon to Rasmussen Creek, from Middle Lake to Rasmussen Creek; physiography; climate; flora and fauna; economic activities; human settlement; recreation potential; recommendations; bibliography.

$35.00

Gunboat Frontier: British Maritime Authority and Northwest Coast Indians, 1846-1890
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Gunboat Frontier: British Maritime Authority and Northwest Coast Indians, 1846-1890

By GOUGH, Barry M.

Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 1984. Hardcover. Very good +/Fine. xvii, 287 p. 24 cm. 39 b& plates and 8 maps. Beige hardcover in mylar-covered pictorial dustjacket. Inscription on front free endpaper. Topics include: policy making; piracy; policing; Nass, Kimsquit and Skeena; etc. Appendix, bibliography, index.

$50.00

The Robson Valley Story
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The Robson Valley Story

By WHEELER, Marilyn J.

McBride, British Columbia: The McBride Robson Family Story Group with assistance from Gov. of Canada's New Horizon Program, 1979. Paperback. Good. vii, 375p. 25.5 cm. Pictorial paperback binding. Includes foldout sketch maps by Matthew G. Wheeler. Numerous black and white photos throughout. Signed by author. Spine cracked and edges of book are soiled. Text is unmarked. Bumps to corners of book. A nice reading copy. Good condition. Local History of the Robson Valley in British Columbia. Contents: Form Numbers to Names; Foxtails on Main Street; A Transcontinental Railway - or Two, or Three; "The Toughest One Got the Traplilne"; Forests adn Fires; "A New Garden of Canada; "Out of the Bath, Rev., The Manse is on Fire"; "The Constable Shows Tact"; "Foolscap - and a Bottle of Ink"; "Some Went to Edmonton to be Born"; The Highway - "Next Year For Sure"; and Some Early Settlers.

$40.00

Impressions: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. "The Mecca of all Pacific Coast Tourists"
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Impressions: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. "The Mecca of all Pacific Coast Tourists"

By Colonist Presses

Victoria: Colonist Presses, ca. 1905. Pamphlet. Near fine. [24 p.]. 21 cm. About 50 sepia illustrations. Grey card cover pamphlet with green, red and white print. Spine tail splitting slightly. Clean and bright. Very tiny tear or indentation in centre of fore-edge. "The Evergreen City of Canada" has grand homes, pretty views, sailing opportunities, Beacon Hill Park, camping areas, popular hotels, etc. "There is no country on the Pacific Coast where automobiling can be enjoyed on better roads in a more temperate climate."

$30.00

Report of the Minister of Lands for the Province of British Columbia for the Year Ending 31st December, 1911
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Report of the Minister of Lands for the Province of British Columbia for the Year Ending 31st December, 1911

By Minister of Lands

Victoria, 1912. Paperback. Good. 30 p. 27 cm. Stapled paper covers. Rust mark at top front and chipped bottom corner. Title page has chipped top corner. Some discolouration and soiling to rear. Creases and light soiling to tops of pp. 20-21. Orange mark in margin of p. 9. Surveyor-General's report; Inspection of surveys; Timber Inspector's report; Report of the Water Rights Branch.

$25.00

A Study of Land Settlement in the Prince George-Smithers Area, British Columbia
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A Study of Land Settlement in the Prince George-Smithers Area, British Columbia

By ANDERSON, W. J.

Ottawa, Canada: Department of Agriculture, 1947. Staplebound. Very good. Dominion of Canada Department of Agriculture Publication No. 794 Technical Bulletin No. 62. 58 p. 24 cm. Map. Photographs. Library stamp and red pencil notations to front cover.

$25.00

The Selkirk Range Vol. I
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The Selkirk Range Vol. I

By WHEELER, A. O.

Ottawa: Government Printing Bureau, 1905. Cloth. Very good +. xvii, 459 p. 24 cm. 96 b&w plates. Olive green cloth with gold impressing. Some soiling to cloth. Front cover reads British Columbia after title. Topics include: surveying; travel and exploration; C.P.R.; Upper and Lower Kootenay valleys and lakes; mountaineering; Swiss Alpine Club; Appalachian Club of Boston; lady mountaineers in the Selkirks. Appendices.

$75.00

Province of British Columbia Report of the Provincial Fisheries Department For the Year Ended December 31st, 1941
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Province of British Columbia Report of the Provincial Fisheries Department For the Year Ended December 31st, 1941

By ANONYMOUS

Victoria, BC: Printed by Authority of the Legislative Assembly, 1942. Paperback. Good. 102 p. 27 cm. 3 b&w maps, 1 line diagram, 26 tables + appendices. Gray paper covers with soiling to front and stains around rusting staples at rear. Tiny tear lower spine. Inside clean and neat. Topics include: value of Canadian fisheries, especially BC's; capital, equipment, and employees; canned-salmon industry; canning of Pilchard, Herring, and Shell-fish; fish oil and meal; condition of BC's salmon-spawning grounds; clam investigation; International Fisheries Commission; etc. Appendices.

$30.00

British Columbia: The Making of a Province
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British Columbia: The Making of a Province

By HOWAY, F. W.

Toronto: The Ryerson Press, 1928. Hardcover. Very good/good +. John Innes. ix, 289 p. 21 cm. Frontispiece, maps, photographs, drawings. Blue cloth in orange dustjacket. Spine and edges of jacket darkened, small chips in edges, a few minor stains, scuff to upper front cover. Frontispiece detached.

$45.00

Our Town
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Our Town

By M.S.A. Community Services

Abbotsford, B.C.: M.S.A. Community Services, 1977. Soft cover. Very Good. 172 p. 28 cm. Hundreds of b&w photos and illustrations. Brown and yellow softcover with yellow print. Some soiling to rear cover. Ink inscription on title page. Primarily Abbotsford, Clearbrook and Districts. Discusses history, ethnic groups, environment, government, correctional branch and agencies, community services, health care and social services, population, housing, education, industry, media, public services, utilities, transportation, recreation, sports, leisure, drama, music, art, literature.

$25.00

The Letters of John McLoughlin From Fort Vancouver to the Governor and Committee. Third Series, 1844-46
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The Letters of John McLoughlin From Fort Vancouver to the Governor and Committee. Third Series, 1844-46

By MCLOUGHLIN, John; RICH, E. E. (ed.)

Toronto: The Champlain Society, 1944. Hardcover. Very good. The Publications of The Champlain Society. Hudson's Bay Company Series VII. 550 copies printed of which this is no. 338. xliii, 341, xv p. 25 cm. Two maps. Red cloth hardcover with gold lettering. Very minor soiling of cloth. Most pages uncut. Contains letters on general topics, McLoughlin's Willamette Falls claim, Oregon Provisional Government, McLoughlin's and the Hudson's Bay Company's relations with the Willamette settlers, protection of British interests in Oregon. Intro by W. Kaye Lamb.

$50.00

Maps of Indian Reserves and Settlements in the National Map Collection. Volume I British Columbia
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Maps of Indian Reserves and Settlements in the National Map Collection. Volume I British Columbia

By CAMPONI, Linda (comp.)

Ottawa: National Map Collection, 1980. Paperback. Good. xx, 157 p. 28 cm. 29 b&w map illustrations. Pictorial softcover with light wear. Includes general maps in Canada, general maps in British Columbia, agencies in BC, reserves and settlements in BC as well as a bibliography.

$35.00

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