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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

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 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

Nothing Too Good For A Cowboy
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Nothing Too Good For A Cowboy

By HOBSON, Richmond P., Jr.

Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1955. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good +/Very good +. 252 p. 21 cm. Maps on endpapers. Brown hardcover in mylar-covered dustjacket. Front flap price-clipped. Former owner's address label and ink notes on half title. Discolouration to copyright and dedication pages. Richmond P. "Rich" Hobson, Jr. wrote several memoirs of his life as a rancher in British Columbia. Besides this true tale of ranching, he wrote "Grass Beyond the Mountains" and "The Rancher Takes a Wife." Altogether his books inspired the CBC television programme "Nothing Too Good for a Cowboy" which aired in the late 1990s. This volume portrays the difficulties of maintaining his ranch during the shortages caused by World War II.

$150.00

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

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

History of Burnaby and Vicinity
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History of Burnaby and Vicinity

By GREEN, George

Vancouver, B.C.: George Green, 1947. Hardcover. Near Fine. 242 p. 23 cm. Maps and illustrations. Burgundy hardcover. Appendices. Index.

$35.00

The History of the Northern Interior of British Columbia, Formerly New Caledonia [1660 to 1880]
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The History of the Northern Interior of British Columbia, Formerly New Caledonia [1660 to 1880]

By MORICE, The Rev. A. G.

Toronto: William Briggs, 1904. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. 349 p. 23 cm. Fold-out map of New Caledonia, 19 plates of photographs plus scattered diagrams. Blue cloth hardcover with gold print. Some dampstaining around spine, dent in front board. Ink stamp of Otto P. Fillman, Ottawa on front free endpaper. Hinges cracking internally. Morice was a member of an oblate order, acting as a missionary to the aboriginals of Canada, and also the creator of the first comprehensive map of the interior of British Columbia.

$100.00

British Columbia
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British Columbia

By FAIRFORD, Ford

London: Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, Ltd., 1914. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. 137 p. plus 12 p. publisher's ads. 19 cm. Fold-out map of the province. Frontispiece plus 22 other photographs. Light brown hardcover with pasted-on photographic image. Spine darkened. Inkstamps on front endpapers, map and ads foxed but text pages clean. This book describes Canada's "Pacific Gateway," its laws, revenue, taxation, social conditions, climate, mineral wealth, agricultue, fruit-farms, sea and river fisheries, timber, wages and cost of living, trade and finance, cities and towns, angling and shooting, the province's future. Introduction by Hon. J. H. Turner, Agent-General for British Columbia in London. Index.

$125.00

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