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Early Vancouver by Matthews

You get both volumes 1 and 2. Both in leather or leather-like binding as new and fresh as the day they were born. Maps diagrams layout of town of Granville, map of Vancouver fire. Privately published in 1932 by Major J.S. Matthews (City Archivist) "Copyri…

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Woodsmen of the West by Grainger

Book is GOOD plus in strict observance of grades without regard for age but this is over a century old and at least VERY GOOD for its age. Brown boards with black titling. Tissue-protected frontis. Title page as on scan. 12 photos on 8 plates, as publishe…

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Stories of Early British Columbia by Walkem

Original light-brown boards having longhouse and two totems in red and blue. 287 pages. illustrated by S. P. Judge. Frontis of Walkem is signed Yours truly WWymondWalkem in a single flourish. He was a well-known author of early B.C. books. This book rela…

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North-west European Shelf Seas; both volumes by Banner

North-West European Shelf Seas: the Sea Bed and the Sea in Motion Both Volumes 24a and 24b by Banner, F. T., And Collins, M. B., And Massie, K. S. Hard cover. Elsevier Scientific, Amsterdam (1980) No dust jacket as issued. Both volumes are a…

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The Taming of the Samurai: Honorific Individualism and the Making of Modern Japan by Eiko Ikegami

This the hard-to-find First Edition of this iimportant book of the Samurai. It is NEW and unmarked in a new and unmarked dust jacket Militaristic groups active around ninth and tenth centuries are seen as the origin of the samuari cult. The term means 't…

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Criminality and Economic Conditions by Bonger, William Adrian

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company, 1916Used - Very Good, Usually ships in 1-2 business days, First edition. FIRST EDITION. Hard cover. Little, Brown (1916) Good. HARD BOUND IN RICH BURGUNDY COLOR BOARDS WITH FADING GILT ON SPINE. SEVERAL GIFT INSCRIP…

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Among the Indians of Alaska by Replogle

Headley Brothers, 1904. Hardcover. Very Good. Very good. No dust jacket as issued. No writing. No foxing. gilt on front fading. Minor corner bumps to beveled edges FIRST EDITION PUBLISHED 1904 BY HEADLEY COMPLETE WITH ALL EIGHT ILLUSTRATIONS. 182 PAGES.…

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Blazing The Trail Through The Rockies. by Robinson and Moberly

From the stacks (non-circulating) of a library, published as a soft cover and later rebound in this hard cover by the library because of its historical importance toi British Columbia. The sub-title is "The Story of Walter Moberly and his share in the ma…

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Tissue-protected frontis. 312 pages plus ads at back. There is a large coloured fold-out map that is only GOOD with small tear IN THE BLANK MARGIN Large number of illustrations; every one checked and present in near-fine condition. Nine appendices. A te…

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Dashing Sally Duel and other stories by Sands

Dashing sally duel by Sands first edition First edition. Hard cover. Broadway Publishing, New York (1905) Very good and grade FINE for age. Gilt titling still bright on front and spine. Small bumps and a few colour rubs abd spots. End pages…

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Menzies' Journal of Vancouver's Voyages by Newcombe and Forsyth

Author (Biographical Note Author) John Forsyth, Provincial Archivist, signed this book on September 18, 1923 as a gift to Mr. Henderson (a local.) But for the signature, I would grade the book Fine or NEAR FINe with gentle paper toning. My copy is in har…

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Colonial Postal Systems and Postage Stamps of Vancouver Island and British Columbia by Deaville

Fine. No dust jacket. was issued. A never-read copy of the definitive book on the postal systems of BC and Vancouver Island I am not sure how to grade this book. It is that scarce first edition with the statement on prelims "Of this First Edition Five …

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Rules of Proceeding and Debate in Deliberative Assemblies by Cushing, Luther Stearns

The name 'Babcock' is on fep in easily-erasable light pencilling. I have not removed it because it is a Boston name.Reverse of copyright page states 'Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1844 by LUTHER S. CUSHING In the clerk's office etc. …

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Among the People of British Columbia (Red, White, Yelloow and Brown) by Frances E Herring

FIRST EDITION, solidly bound in green with four-colour illistration to front and gilt to spine. Book probably grades Very Good for age but has a corner bump you see on scan. Top and bottom of spine have the usual wrinkles, but other wise the book has n…

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Climber's Guide to the Coastal Ranges of British Columbia SEPARATE MAP ENVELOPE 8 MAPS. with supplement AND by Culbert. Dick

Climber's Guide to the Coastal Ranges of British Columbia with 1968 Supplement to the 1965 first edition Publisher: Alpine Club of Canada, Vancouver], 1969 [2d ed.. Hard cover. Used - Fine/Like New Tiny corner scuff and that almost invisible single ripple…

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