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Journals of Samuel Hearne and Philip Turnor Between the Years 1774 and 1792
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Journals of Samuel Hearne and Philip Turnor Between the Years 1774 and 1792

By TYRRELL, J. B. (ed.)

Toronto: The Champlain Society, 1934. Hardcover. Ex library-good. 550 copies printed, of which this is no. 418. The Publications of The Champlain Society XXI. xviii, 611, xii p. 25 cm. 19 b&w illustrations, 7 maps at rear, one of which is a large fold-out in rear pocket. Red cloth hardcover. Top edge gilt. A little soiling to cloth and corners bumped. Ex library with label residue on lower spine, labels and ink stamps on endpapers and rear map pocket. Some bleeding of red colouring onto front endpapers and bottom corners.

$400.00

The Hargrave Correspondence 1821-1843
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The Hargrave Correspondence 1821-1843

By GLAZEBROOK, G. P. De T. (ed.)

Toronto: The Champlain Society, 1938. Hardcover. Very good. 550 copies of this volume printed, of which this is no. 333. The Publications of The Champlain Society XXIV. xxvi, 472, xii p. 25 cm. 4 illustrations. Red cloth hardcover with a little soiling to exterior. Thumbing to half title. Rough edges. These collected letters were written almost exclusively to James Hargrave, a Hudson’s Bay Company trader who was employed initially by the North West Company, but from 1821 onwards by the HBC after the amalgamation of the rival firms. The letters were written at company posts ranging from the Gulf of St. Lawrence to the Pacific, and from the southernmost limits of the Company’s territory to the Arctic Circle. As the editor notes in his introduction: “They form what is probably a unique chronicle of the north and west in the days before newspapers” (p. xv).

$100.00

James Isham's Observations On Hudsons Bay, 1743 and Notes and Observations on a Book Entitled A Voyage to Hudsons Bay In The Dobbs Galley, 1749
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James Isham's Observations On Hudsons Bay, 1743 and Notes and Observations on a Book Entitled A Voyage to Hudsons Bay In The Dobbs Galley, 1749

By ISHAM, James; RICH, E. E.; JOHNSON, A. M. (eds.)

Toronto: The Champlain Society, 1949. Hardcover. Very good +. The Publications of The Champlain Society. Hudson's Bay Company Series XII. Copy no. 1175 of a limited edition issued only to subscribers to The Hudson's Bay Record Society. cv, 352, xv p. 25 cm. 19 mainly b&w illustrations. Blue cloth hardcover with gold lettering on spine. Although his style, grammar, and spelling are eccentric by today's standards, Isham's writings stand out as essential source-material for any approach to the fur trade of the 18th century, for the challenges faced by the HBC, and for a study of the flora and fauna of Rupert’s Land. Isham was at once a skilled and understanding trader, a perceptive planner and strategist, and a conscientious and observant natural historian.

$50.00

Minutes of Council, Northern Department of Rupert Land 1821-1831
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Minutes of Council, Northern Department of Rupert Land 1821-1831

By FLEMING, R. Harvey (ed.)

Toronto: The Champlain Society, 1940. Cloth. Near fine. 550 copies printed, of which this is no. 200. Hudson's Bay Company Series III. lxxvii, 480, xiii p. 25 cm. Incl. 1 b&w frontispiece. Red cloth hardcover. Top edge gilt. Introduction by H. A. Innis.

$40.00

The Letters of John McLoughlin From Fort Vancouver to the Governor and Committee. First Series, 1825-38. Second Series, 1839-44. Third Series, 1844-46
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The Letters of John McLoughlin From Fort Vancouver to the Governor and Committee. First Series, 1825-38. Second Series, 1839-44. Third Series, 1844-46

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

Toronto: The Champlain Society, 1941-44. Cloth. Very good. 450 copies printed, of which this is no. 200. Hudson's Bay Company Series IV, VI & VII. 3 vols.: cxxviii, 374, xiii; xlix, 427, xiii; lxiii, 341, [1], xv p. 25 cm. Frontispiece portrait of McLoughlin in vol. 1, 2 tipped-in b&w plates in vol. 2, 2 maps in vol. 3. Red cloth hardcovers. Spines a little faded and some spots to cloth on vol. 3. Some pages uncut in vol. 2 and 3.

$175.00

Hudson's Bay Company 1670-1870. Volume I: 1670-1763. Volume II: 1763-1870
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Hudson's Bay Company 1670-1870. Volume I: 1670-1763. Volume II: 1763-1870

By RICH, E. E.

London: The Hudson's Bay Record Society, 1958-1959. Copy no. 966 of a limited edition. Hardcover. Near fine. 2 vols.: 687, xiii, [2]; xi, 974, xiii, [2] p. 25 cm. 2 colour frontispieces, 4 b&w plates, 2 fold-out maps, maps on endpapers. A little fading to cloth on vol. II with faint scratch on front and softened spine head. Numerous historians have tied the fur trade to an imperial struggle for power, suggesting that the fur trade served both as an incentive for expanding and as a method for maintaining dominance. Dismissing the experience of individuals, authors have searched for connections on a global stage that reveal the trade's political and economic importance. E.E. Rich brought the economic view down a notch, focusing on the role of trading companies and their men as the ones who “opened up” much of Canada’s territories instead of the role of the nation-state in opening up the continent.

$200.00

Saskatchewan Journals and Correspondence, Edmonton House 1795-1800, Chesterfield House 1800-1802
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Saskatchewan Journals and Correspondence, Edmonton House 1795-1800, Chesterfield House 1800-1802

By Johnson, Alice (ed).; Hudson's Bay Company

London: The Hudson's Bay Society, 1967. Hardcover. Fine/Near fine. #966 of a limited edition. cii, 368, xv p. 24 cm. Incl. 1 map. Black cloth in mylar-covered dustjacket.

$45.00

Cumberland House Journals and Inland Journal 1775-82 First and Second Series
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Cumberland House Journals and Inland Journal 1775-82 First and Second Series

By Rich, E. E. (ed.)

London: Hudson's Bay Record Society, 1951. Hardcover. Very good. # 440 of a limited edition. 2 vols.: xciii, 382, xiv; lxii, 313, xiii p. 25 cm. Spines of both volumes sunned.

$90.00

John McLean's Notes of a Twenty-Five Year's Service in the Hudson's Bay Territory
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John McLean's Notes of a Twenty-Five Year's Service in the Hudson's Bay Territory

By WALLACE, W. S. (ed.)

Toronto: The Champlain Society, 1932. Cloth. Fine. 550 copies printed; number on this copy erased. The Publications of The Champlain Society XIX. xxxvi, 402, xii p. 25 cm. Vignette on title page. Red cloth hardcover. Many pages uncut. John McLean endured Iroquois treachery, bivouacs in the woods, influenza, sudden storms, an avalanche, company despotism, etc. in his 25 years of fur-trading.

$325.00

Simpson's 1828 Journey to the Columbia
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Simpson's 1828 Journey to the Columbia

By SIMPSON, George; RICH, E. E. (ed.)

Toronto: The Champlain Society, 1947. Cloth Bound. Very Good. The Publications of The Champlain Society. Hudson's Bay Company Series X. 550 copies printed. This copy not numbered. lii, 277, xv p. 25 cm. Red cloth hardcover with slight soiling to spine. Inside title: "Part of Dispatch From George Simpson Esqr Governor of Ruperts Land to the Governor & Committee of the Hudson's Bay Company London March 1, 1829. Continued and completed March 24, and June 5, 1829." Intro by W. Stewart Wallace. As Governor-in-Chief of Rupert's Land and administrator over the Northwest Territories and Columbia Department, Sir George Simpson oversaw the merging of the HBC and the North West Company in 1821, and sought to streamline the company by closing competing fur trade posts. He was instrumental in establishing Fort Vancouver on the Columbia River, the headquarters of HBC's Columbia District. Includes discussion of the China trade and the American boundary.

$100.00

Colin Robertson's Correspondence Book, September 1817 to September 1822
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Colin Robertson's Correspondence Book, September 1817 to September 1822

By RICH, E. E.; FLEMING, R. Harvey

Toronto: The Champlain Society, 1939. Cloth Bound. Good. The Publications of The Champlain Society. Hudson's Bay Company Series II. 550 copies printed of which this is no. 238. cxxxi, 372, xiii p. 25 cm. Frontispiece with four silhouettes. Red cloth hardcover has slightly faded spine and minor soiling. Tissue guard over frontispiece detached.

$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

Copy-Book of Letters Outward &c Begins 29th May, 1680 Ends 5 July, 1687
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Copy-Book of Letters Outward &c Begins 29th May, 1680 Ends 5 July, 1687

By RICH, E. E.; JOHNSON, A. M.; TAYLOR, E. G. R. (eds.)

Toronto: The Champlain Society, 1948. Hardcover. Very Good. The Publications of The Champlain Society. Hudson's Bay Company Series XI. 550 copies printed. This copy unnumbered. xli, 415, xv p. 25 cm. Five fold-out maps. Red cloth hardcover with faded spine. A little softening to spine ends. Correspondence of the Hudson's Bay Company in the 17th century.

$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

Hudson's Bay Company papers
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Hudson's Bay Company papers

By ANONYMOUS

House of Commons: The House of Commons, 1850. Unbound. Very Good. 15 p. One colour fold-out map of Canada. In cream folder with cloth spine and matching brown ties. Minor soiling of front inside cover. Ink numbers at page tops. Tear in last page at bottom affects map slightly. Letters pertaining to territory, trade, taxation and government as exercised by the Hudson's Bay Company. Many of the letters are addressed to Earl Grey, Colonial Secretary at the time.

$450.00

John Long's Voyages and Travels in the Years 1768-1788
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John Long's Voyages and Travels in the Years 1768-1788

By LONG, John; QUAIFE, Milo Milton

Chicago: R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company, 1922. Hardcover. Very Good. An abridged edition of the original Work, 1791. The Lakeside Classics. xxx, 238 p. 18 cm. Fold-out map of Western Canada, 1791. Black cloth hardcover with gold impressing. Spine ends a bit softened. Ink signature on front pastedown, spot in margin of p. 67. Long came to Canada in 1768, lived for a time on the Caughnawaga mission, and fought among the pro-British Indians in the American Revolutionary War. He travelled and traded throughout the Upper Country, about Hudson Bay, and returned penniless to England in 1788. His is a graphic record of Indian life and customs and of conditions in the fur trade during the furious competition of the Montreal traders among themselves and with Hudson's Bay Co.

$60.00

The Letters of Charles John Brydges 1879-1882, 1883-1889 (2 Volumes)
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The Letters of Charles John Brydges 1879-1882, 1883-1889 (2 Volumes)

By BOWSFIELD, Hartwell (ed.)

Winnipeg: Hudson's Bay Record Society, 1977, 1881. First Edition. Hardcover. Ex library - very good/Very Good. Vols. XXXI & XXXIII. 2 vols.: lxxxiv, 328; xviii; lxxxii, 380, xvii p. 3 maps (1 fold-out). Frontispiece portrait. Black cloth hardcovers in mylar-covered dustjackets. Ex library with ink stamps on lower edges of text blocks and bottom of Contents page, rear endpapers. Call labels on lower spines. Otherwise a sharp set. Introduction by Alan Wilson (Vol. 1) and J. E. Rea (Vol. 2).

$60.00