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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

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

The Letters of John McLoughlin From Fort Vancouver to the Governor and Committee. Second Series, 1839-44
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The Letters of John McLoughlin From Fort Vancouver to the Governor and Committee. Second Series, 1839-44

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

Toronto: The Champlain Society, 1943. Hardcover. Very Good. The Publications of The Champlain Society. Hudson's Bay Company Series VI. 550 copies printed of which this is no. 338. xlix, 427, xv p. 25 cm. Two tipped-in b&w plates. Red cloth hardcover with gold lettering. Very minor soiling of cloth. Bookplate on front free endpaper. Contains letters on general topics, the Russian American Company, S. S. Beaver, and the murder of John McLoughlin Jr. Intro by W. Kaye Lamb.

$50.00

Souvenir of Victoria British Columbia
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Souvenir of Victoria British Columbia

Grey Line Tours Association. Card Covers. Near Fine. ca. 1928. 36 p. 17 cm. 6 b&w illustrations. Green card covers. Inside title: "Round About Victoria. A Little Guide to the City's Historic Sites and Scenic Beauties." Includes: history of Victoria; Vancouver Island; ferries, steamers, and trains; Fort Victoria; golf courses; Hudson's Bay Company; fishing and hunting; Butchart Gardens; etc.

$35.00

Cinq Langues de la Colombie Britannique: Haida, Tshimshian, Kwagiutl, Nootka et Tlinkit
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Cinq Langues de la Colombie Britannique: Haida, Tshimshian, Kwagiutl, Nootka et Tlinkit

By DE LA GRASSERIE, Raoul; MAISONNEUVE, J. (ed.)

Paris: J. Maisonneuve, 1902. First Edition. Original Wraps. Near Fine. 530 p. 26 cm. Bibliothèque Linguistique Amèricaine Tome XXIV. Paperback. Slight wear to edges of covers. French text.

$150.00

Blazing the Trail Through the Rockies: The Story of Walter Moberly and His Share in the Making of Vancouver
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Blazing the Trail Through the Rockies: The Story of Walter Moberly and His Share in the Making of Vancouver

By ROBINSON, Noel

Vancouver: News-Advertiser, nd. ca. 1914-15. First Edition. Original Wraps. Good. 117 p. 24 cm. 43 b&w illustrations, including "the last spike" on p. 109. Paper wraps. Rear cover detached, spine ends chipped, small stain to front cover. Bookseller's label and inscription on back of rear cover. One of B.C.'s forgotten heroes, Moberly (1832-1915) experienced the Cariboo Road, snow-covered mountain peaks, meetings with a grizzly bear, Sir John A. Macdonald and Brigham Young, railway building, a fall through the ice while playing "shinny" (hockey), onions for supper, fragile canoes, and life in early Vancouver - and lived to tell the tale. One the more prosaic side, Moberly was a civil engineer who laid out the site for New Westminster in 1859 as well as surveying several roads and trails throughout B.C. He was also instrumental in his role as a surveyor for the Canadian Pacific Railway.

$350.00

The First Circumnavigation of Vancouver Island
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The First Circumnavigation of Vancouver Island

By NEWCOMBE, C. F.

Victoria, B.C.: Printed by William H. Cullin, 1914. First Edition. Hardcover. Good+. 69 p. 8 maps. Archives of British Columbia Memoir No. 1. Rebound in green leather and cloth with gilt spine title. Some wear at hinges, minor soiling, label residue on front board. A bit of glue on title page. Ink number on rear of title. A discussion of the first circumnavigation of Vancouver Island by Captain George Vancouver.

$400.00