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Akerman Family, The: Growing Up With Salt Spring Island
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Akerman Family, The: Growing Up With Salt Spring Island

By Akerman, Bob & Linda Sherwood

Salt Spring Island, B.C.: Bob Akerman, 2005 Autobiography of Salt Spring Island pioneer Bob Akerman. White soft cover with black titling and illustrated with black and white photographs, text illustrated with black and white photographs, 325 pages. Cover shows minor shelf wear, a light smudge to textblock edge. For some international orders we will ask you to approve additional shipping charges to cover the cost of tracking and insurance to your country, but no extra charge will apply without your consent. Soft Cover. Very Good/-. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$40.00

Voyage of Discovery: Gulf Island Names and Their Origins
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Voyage of Discovery: Gulf Island Names and Their Origins

By New, Donald A.

Sidney, B.C., 1966 "The purpose of this booklet is to tell the discoverer of today something of the history of the Gulf Islands, and how and where the name of their harbours, bays, points and mountains originated." Green card cover with brown titling and brown sketch by Irving Sinclair, staple binding, fold-out map at back of book, 18 pages. Spine and edges sunned, cover has shelf wear with some light creases, page edges darkened, text is clean. Shipping charges are calculated for a standard parcel under 1 kg. Additional charges will apply for heavier shipments, but not until the customer agrees. Canadian customers, please note that applicable sales taxes will be added. Please contact us with any questions you might have. First Edition. Card Cover. Good. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

$15.00

Lady of Culzean, Mayne Island
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Lady of Culzean, Mayne Island

By Borradaile, John

Victoria, 1970 Book is self-published, signed by the author on title page, not dated (circa 1971) Book describes the author's time spent on Mayne Island, one of the Gulf Islands off of the West Coast of British Columbia. The story gives an interesting account of life on the island in the 1920's. Blue card covers with red titling, chart of Mayne Island on cover, staple binding, includes facsimile of letter from Lord Charles Kennedy, Marquis of Ailsa, Culzean Castle, Ayrshire, Scotland(1947) and letter from Prince Von Bismarck to Colonel L.G. Fawkes(1888), 30 pages. Spine and adjacent edges sunned and foxed, light shelf wear with some minor creases to front and back cover, previous owners' names in ink and ink stamp inside front cover, occasional foxing spots in text. Shipping charges are calculated for a standard parcel under 1 kg. Additional charges will apply for heavier shipments, but not until the customer agrees. Canadian customers, please note that applicable sales taxes will be added. Please contact us with any questions you might have. Signed by Author. Second Edition. Card Cover. Good+. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$30.00

No More Illustions
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No More Illustions

By Gordon, Donald

Victoria, B.C.: Abbey Isle Publishing Book is a sequel to Donald Gordon's first novel, "Shattered Expectations." Colourfully illustrated soft cover with black titling on spine and front, signed by author on title page, 315 pages. With the exception of some light discolouration to lower text block edge and some minor shelf wear, this book is in great condition. Shipping charges are calculated for a standard parcel under 1 kg. Additional charges will apply for heavier shipments, but not until the customer agrees. Canadian customers, please note that applicable sales taxes will be added. Please contact us with any questions you might have. Signed by Author. Soft Cover. Very Good-. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$17.95

Mystery Islands: Discovering the Ancient Pacific
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Mystery Islands: Discovering the Ancient Pacific

By Koppel, Tom

Suva, Fiji Islands: USP Press (University of the South Pacific), 2012 New book by Tom Koppel, PhD. in political science, veteran author and journalist, who now makes his home on Salt Spring Island, B.C. Signed by the author. Book details his personal odyssey across a vast ocean and through time exploring new theories and discoveries surrounding life throughout the Pacific. From celestial navigation and the sweep of the ocean currents, the hardships of survival and settlement, to the rich tapestry of Pacific Island customs and traditions, "Mystery Islands" shows how new archaeological findings have changed our entire picture of when and how the Pacific islands were first discovered and settled, beginning over three thousand years ago. Book is the winner of the USP Press Award for non-fiction. Illustrated blue soft cover with white titling and French flaps, map inside front and back cover, illustrated with sixteen pages of very attractive colour photographs, nine-page Selected Bibliography, Index, 345 pages. Shipping charges are calculated for a standard parcel under 1 kg. Additional charges will apply for heavier shipments, but not until the customer agrees. Canadian customers, please note that applicable sales taxes will be added. Please contact us with any questions you might have. Signed by Author. First Edition. Soft Cover. New. Illus. by Palovcik, Annie & Tom Koppel. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$40.00

Maria Mahoi of the Islands
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Maria Mahoi of the Islands

By Barman, Jean

Vancouver, B.C.: New Star Books Volume 13 of the Transmontanus series, edited by Terry Glavin. In this signed copy, the author "gives us a portrait of a woman who was independent, resourceful and proud of her Hawaiian heritage. To date little has been written about this B.C. pioneer, yet she has many descendents all across British Columbia." Illustrated blue soft cover with white titling on front, black titling on white spine, signed by author on title page, illustrated with black and white photographs, black and white map at front, 103 pages. Cover has minor shelf wear, otherwise book is clean, bright and tight. Shipping charges are calculated for a standard parcel under 1 kg. Additional charges will apply for heavier shipments, but not until the customer agrees. Canadian customers, please note that applicable sales taxes will be added. Please contact us with any questions you might have. Signed by Author. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾".

$20.00

Morley Myers: Works in Bronze, August 2008

Salt Spring Island, B.C.: Morley Myers Gallery, 2008 A catalogue of the bronze sculptures of Salt Spring Island sculptor Morley Myers. Colourfully illustrated green soft cover with tan titling on front, signed by artist on end paper, black and white frontispiece, illustrated throughout with colour plates as well as a few in black and white, 35 pages. Cover has light shelf wear. This is a handsome copy. Shipping charges are calculated for a standard parcel under 1 kg. Additional charges will apply for heavier shipments, but not until the customer agrees. Canadian customers, please note that applicable sales taxes will be added. Please contact us with any questions you might have. Signed by Artist. Soft Cover. Very Good. Illus. by Myers, Morley. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" Tall - Oblong.

$15.00

By Degrees
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By Degrees

By Moses, Richard

Victoria, B.C.: Trafford Publishing, 2003 SIGNED by author. Stories of the author's trip "around the world by tramp freighter." Colourfully illustrated soft cover with black and white titling, illustrated with black and white photographs, 246 pages. Shipping charges are calculated for a standard parcel under 1 kg. Additional charges will apply for heavier shipments, but not until the customer agrees. Canadian customers, please note that applicable sales taxes will be added. Please contact us with any questions you might have. Signed by Author. Soft Cover. New/-. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$20.00

Randolph Parker: Beyond the Brush
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Randolph Parker: Beyond the Brush

By Parker, Randolph

2005 A collection of paintings bySalt Spring Island artist Randolph Parker. Colourfully illustrated blue soft cover with white titling, illustrated throughout with colour photographs, 71 pages. This is a handsome copy - clean, bright and tight. Shipping charges are calculated for a standard parcel under 1 kg. Additional charges will apply for heavier shipments, but not until the customer agrees. Canadian customers, please note that applicable sales taxes will be added. Please contact us with any questions you might have. Soft Cover. Very Good. Illus. by Parker, Randolph. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall-Oblong.

$27.00

Slope of Kongwa Hill, The - A Boy\'s Tale of Africa
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Slope of Kongwa Hill, The - A Boy's Tale of Africa

By Edwards, Anthony R.

Victoria, B.C.: Agio Publishing House This debut novel by Salt Spring Island author Anthony Edwards is based on his own experience living in Africa as a child. The inscription is presumed to be that of the author. Colourfully illustrated soft cover with white and tan titling, illustrated with eleven pages of black and white photographs, 412+ pages. Cover has light shelf wear, book is clean, bright and tight. Shipping charges are calculated for a standard parcel under 1 kg. Additional charges will apply for heavier shipments, but not until the customer agrees. Canadian customers, please note that applicable sales taxes will be added. Please contact us with any questions you might have. Soft Cover. Very Good-. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$21.00

Measure of Undoing, A
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Measure of Undoing, A

By Kos, David

Salt Spring Island, B.C.: Maipenrai Press Novel by Salt Spring Island author David Kos, is set in Vietnam a quarter century after the end of the American invasion, and is an account of one doctor's determination to right the wrongs of war. Signed by author on title page. Soft cover illustrated by unknown Vietnamese artist, black titling, 213 pages. Front cover has light shelf wear, back cover slightly more shelf wear and some light smudges, text is clean and tight. Shipping charges are calculated for a standard parcel under 1 kg. Additional charges will apply for heavier shipments, but not until the customer agrees. Canadian customers, please note that applicable sales taxes will be added. Please contact us with any questions you might have. Signed by Author. Soft Cover. Good+. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$9.75

Head of Oak: Life and Death in the Merchant Navy, 1937-1945
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Head of Oak: Life and Death in the Merchant Navy, 1937-1945

By Gibson, Andrew

Pog Press, 2008 "This is an account of one Canadian's service in the British and Canadian merchant navies from mid-1937 until the end of 1945". Glossy soft cover with red titling to front and red spine with white titling, SIGNED BY AUTHOR to title page, several black and white photographs, 259 pages. The book is unread. Shipping charges are calculated for a standard parcel under 1 kg. Additional charges will apply for heavier shipments, but not until the customer agrees. Canadian customers, please note that applicable sales taxes will be added. Please contact us with any questions you might have. Signed by Author. Soft Cover. As New/-. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$20.00

Lady of Culzean, Mayne Island
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Lady of Culzean, Mayne Island

By Borradaile, John

Victoria, 1970 A self-published, stated First Edition, considerably shorter than the more readily available econd Edition, signed by the author on title page, book is not dated. Book describes the author's time spent on Mayne Island, one of the Gulf Islands off of the West Coast of British Columbia. The story gives an interesting account of life on the island in the 1920's. Blue card covers with red titling, chart of Mayne Island on cover, staple binding, includes facsimile of letter from Lord Charles Kennedy, Marquis of Ailsa, Culzean Castle, Ayrshire, Scotland(1947) and letter from Prince Von Bismarck to Colonel L.G. Fawkes(1888),30 pages. Spine is slightly sunned, some light creases to front and back cover, upper left front corner lightly bumped extending several pages into book. Shipping charges are calculated for a standard parcel under 1 kg. Additional charges will apply for heavier shipments, but not until the customer agrees. Canadian customers, please note that applicable sales taxes will be added. Please contact us with any questions you might have. Signed by Author. Card Cover. Good+. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$35.00

Not the Orient
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Not the Orient

By Moore, Maureen

Ottawa, ON, Canada: Oberon Press, 2002 Salt Spring Island author, Maureen Moore, tells the story of a poor immigrant family lost in the Canadian underclass. The family is ruled with an iron hand by Granny Olive, whose daughter, Thelma, is a stripper; her granddaughter Claire, is afraid of normal love. The story is about Claire's struggle to survive in a world where she counts for nothing. Soft cover, SGINED BY AUTHOR to title page, 156 pages. Sticker to front indicating an autographed copy, light edge wear, light crease to back cover, negligible smudges to white portions of cover, lower text block edge has smudges. Shipping charges are calculated for a standard parcel under 1 kg. Additional charges will apply for heavier shipments, but not until the customer agrees. Canadian customers, please note that applicable sales taxes will be added. Please contact us with any questions you might have. Signed by Author. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good-. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$15.00

This Is Paradise
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This Is Paradise

By Fertig, Mona

Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada: Mother Tongue Press, 2005 Limited edition of 125, this is number 59. Gray card cover with 3 gradated rectangular window handcut into the cover and 1st two pages. 2 tipped-in photos fo former Mt. Belcher woods and trails by author. Handsewn with coloured cotton embroidery thread. SIGNED AND NUMBERED BY THE AUTHOR. This is a beautifully craft poetry chapbook with only minor wear. Shipping charges are calculated for a standard parcel under 1 kg. Additional charges will apply for heavier shipments, but not until the customer agrees. Canadian customers, please note that applicable sales taxes will be added. Please contact us with any questions you might have. Signed by Author. Limited/Numbered. Card Cover. Very Good/-. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" Tall - Oblong.

$42.00

Fritz the Cinema Cat
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Fritz the Cinema Cat

By Nye, Louise Adela

Victoria, B.C.: Trafford Publishing, 2007 Signed by both author and illustrator, book tells the story of Fritz, the resident cat of Salt Spring Cinema, including the story of his abduction, written for children but enjoyed by readers of all ages. White soft cover with colourful illustrations front and back, red and black titling on front, black titling on spine, black and white illustrations on title page and throughout book, black and white "film strip" border at the top of each page as well as on cover. 101 pages Shipping charges are calculated for a standard parcel under 1 kg. Additional charges will apply for heavier shipments, but not until the customer agrees. Canadian customers, please note that applicable sales taxes will be added. Please contact us with any questions you might have. Signed by Author and Illustrator. Soft Cover. New. Illus. by LundstromSmith, Jo. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$15.00

Fritz the Cinema Cat Gets His Wings
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Fritz the Cinema Cat Gets His Wings

By Nye, Louise Adela

Victoria, B.C.: Trafford Publishing, 2008 Signed by both author and illustrator, book is the sequel to "Fritz the Cinema Cat", telling the touching and humourous story of Fritz, Salt Spring Cinema's resident cat, during his last days on Salt Spring. "Reluctant to leave, he's finally encouraged by another cat-spirit to go to the other side." Book would be a good introduction to discussions of possible life-after-death scenarios with children. Blue soft cover with colourful illustrations front and back, red and black titling on front, white titling on black spine, black and white illustrations on title page and throughout book, black and white "film strip" border at the top of each page as well as on cover. 99 pages Shipping charges are calculated for a standard parcel under 1 kg. Additional charges will apply for heavier shipments, but not until the customer agrees. Canadian customers, please note that applicable sales taxes will be added. Please contact us with any questions you might have. Signed by Author and Illustrator. Soft Cover. New. Illus. by LundstromSmith, Jo. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$15.00

Kanaka: The Untold Story of Hawaiian Pioneers in British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest
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Kanaka: The Untold Story of Hawaiian Pioneers in British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest

By Koppel, Tom

North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada: Whitecap Books Ltd., 1995 The story of the Hawaiian migration in the 1880s to the coasts of British Columbia and Washington State. An extraordinary migration of the Kanaka, the Hawaiian word for "human beings", that has long been overlooked. The author chronicles the lives of the brave and hardy Kanakas and their off-spring through archival records, personal letters, photographs and interviews the decendents of the original settlers. Soft cover with a pictorial front and titling on the spine in black and blue, SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page, black and white photographs and illustrations interspersed throughout. 152 pages. Shipping charges are calculated for a standard parcel under 1 kg. Additional charges will apply for heavier shipments, but not until the customer agrees. Canadian customers, please note that applicable sales taxes will be added. Please contact us with any questions you might have. Signed by Author. Second Printing. Trade Paperback. New/-. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$24.95

Family Virtues Guide
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Family Virtues Guide

By Popov, Linda Kavelin, Dan Popov and John Kavelin

Japan "Simple ways to bring out the best in our children and ourselves." Authors live on Salt Spring Island, this edition written in Japanese, printed in Taiwan. Glossy illustration on flexible boards, red and black titling on white spine, white titling on front, 282 pages. With the exception of a light pressure mark on lower edge of back cover, this handsome book appears to be without flaws. Shipping charges are calculated for a standard parcel under 1 kg. Additional charges will apply for heavier shipments, but not until the customer agrees. Canadian customers, please note that applicable sales taxes will be added. Please contact us with any questions you might have. Pictorial Cover. Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$35.00

Wildflowers of Salt Spring Island
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Wildflowers of Salt Spring Island

Ganges, BC: Salt Spring Island Trail and Nature Club, 1982 A book of flowering plants of Salt spring Island, compiled by members of the Salt Spring Island Trail and Nature Club and illustrated by island artist Doug Penhale. Attractive full-colour illustration and blue and black titlilng on front cover, staple binding, illustrated throughout with black and white line drawings, index. Other than faint sunning to edges, this book is in great shape. 40 pages. Shipping charges are calculated for a standard parcel under 1 kg. Additional charges will apply for heavier shipments, but not until the customer agrees. Canadian customers, please note that applicable sales taxes will be added. Please contact us with any questions you might have. Soft Cover. Very Good. Illus. by Penhale, Doug. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$9.75

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