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The 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles
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The 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles

by Chalmers Johnston

  • Used
  • very good
  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Very Good
Edition
FIRST EDITION stated on fep
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Victoria, British Columbia
Item Price
$197.00

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Hard cover. Used - Very Good plus in Poor dust jacket. Book has coloured battle honours on front Dust jacket has split in two and has repairs at front . First printing. 171 p.; illus.; Published 1927-1932 and undoubted first printing This is the only regimental history of the 2nd C. M. R. It has 5 appendices: Decorations, Honor Roll killed, Honor Roll list of missing/POW, Nominal Rolls, Glossary. Lots of photos including one of John MacGregor V. C. M. C. and Bar, D. C. M. (the most decorated soldier in all of canada's army history ISBN 0969869983)
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$197.00
A Symposium on World War11
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A Symposium on World War11

by Thurgood, M.F.

  • Used
  • Hardcover
  • Signed
  • first
Condition
all three are new
Edition
FIRST PRINTING AND SIGNED AS A GIFT TO A POLITICIAN
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 13
9780968606605
ISBN 10
0968606601
Seller
Victoria, British Columbia
Item Price
$295.00

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New in new dust jacket and signed by author. SHINING BOOKS IN SHINING JACKETS AND IN their ORIGINAL BLACK SLIP-CASE. UNTOUCHED, UNREAD, AND PERHAPS ONLY OPENED BY AUTHOR WHEN HE SIGNED IT AS A GIFT. BETWEEN THE TWO VOLUMES IS THE MAP VOLUME, ALSO UNOPENED, UNMARKED, CONTAINING MAPS OF THE BATTLES. Would be expensive to ship outside North America.
Item Price
$295.00
Among the People of British Columbia (Red, White, Yelloow and Brown)
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Among the People of British Columbia (Red, White, Yelloow and Brown)

by Frances E Herring

  • Used
  • good
  • Hardcover
Condition
Used - Good
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Victoria, British Columbia
Item Price
$140.00

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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 no substantial defects. The frontis still has the full tissue-protection. All 20 plates are presnt and correct with no defects. General mild toning. Overall dull looking
Item Price
$140.00
first circumnavigation of Vancouver Island
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first circumnavigation of Vancouver Island

by Newcombe and Forsyth

  • Used
  • Paperback
  • Signed
  • first
Condition
Used - SIGNED FIRST EDITION
Binding
Paperback
Seller
Victoria, British Columbia
Item Price
$495.00

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Book has an errata sheet slipped in. It has 8 maps (8 plates) all perfect, all numbered, all protected by a tiussue in which is printed in red the plate number and title, and all dated betwen 1768 and 1792. The book has no writing inside, no dirt, no defects. It is in near fine condition for its age,but has a piece of paper strip missing from top of spine. I highlight that in one of the scans.
The author has signed "from C.F.Newcombe" at the top of the front cover, gifting the book. Newcombe as a noted naturalist and a volunteer at the Provincial Library.
Memoir # 1 by the Archives of B.C. Archives of B.C. published a number of Memoirs. This is #1. I have for sale #5 Menzies Journal of Vancouver's Voyages, #iv House of Assembly Correspondence. #vii Assay Office and Proposed Mint, #viii Colonial Postal System and Postage Stamps. and #ix Overlanders of '62. Some signed
Item Price
$495.00
Overlanders of '62
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Overlanders of '62

by Wade

  • Used
  • near fine
  • Hardcover
  • Signed
  • first
Condition
Used - Near Fine
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Victoria, British Columbia
Item Price
$88.00

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NEAR FINE Signed and dated to member legislative commission by the editor John Hosie (PROVINCIAL LIBRARIAN AND ARCHIVIST) Brown linen? effect boards with black titling and beveled edges. Smooth cut top edges and untrimmed edges side and bottom. xiii+174+2 pages 22 illustrations 174 appendices/notes. very neat and has the strengthening strips front and back that I have seen on all copies and assume are a part of the publishing process. The book is in near perfect condition, but because the board has a small corner bump and some tinmy discoloration marks you may be able to see on the scans, I do not grade it FINE.
It is Memoir #ix of that early series published by the archives. See my listings of #1, 5, 8
Item Price
$88.00
Les Drames Intimes Contes Russes
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Les Drames Intimes Contes Russes

by Marmier, X

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  • Fine
  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Fine
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Victoria, British Columbia
Item Price
$75.00

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Les Drames Intimes Contes russes
par Marmier , Xavier
première édition
Première édition . 4.1 cuir . Michel Lévy Frères, Paris (1857 )
Amende . Pas de jaquette tel que délivré . Traduit du russe par Marmier 302 p . Cuir trimestre colonne vertébrale avec titre doré brillant 6 striées . Conseils en marbre . Original vert endroit cordon ( pas de ruban ) . On dirait sent et ouvre en neuf et jamais lu PREMIER EDITION Xavier Marmier a vécu de 1808 à 1892 Translated from the Russian of author Nicolas Alexeievith Polevoi, Russian journalist born Siberia 1796. . LANGUE FRANÇAISE
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$75.00
Tradition, Phase and Style of Shang and Chou Bronze Vessels (Outstanding Dissertations in the...
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Tradition, Phase and Style of Shang and Chou Bronze Vessels (Outstanding Dissertations in the Fine Arts)

by Linduff

  • New
  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
new
Edition
First edition First printing
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 13
9780824032371
ISBN 10
0824032373
Seller
Victoria, British Columbia
Item Price
$215.00

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NEW hardbound isbn 0824032373 first edition and presumed first printing. IMPECCABLE PERFECT UNTOUCHED Suspect this was issued without a dust jacket. Doctprate study by Katheryn Linduff with 39 plates of charts, maps, and illustration
My scanner produces shadows that chould not be there
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$215.00
Through the MacKenzie Basin: A Narrative of the Athabasca and Peace River Treaty Expedition of 1899
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Through the MacKenzie Basin: A Narrative of the Athabasca and Peace River Treaty Expedition of 1899

by Mair, Charles

  • Used
  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
like new
Edition
First
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Victoria, British Columbia
Item Price
$165.00

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OUTSTANDING QUALITY. An incredible survivor like new with name on fep. Otherwise about fine. Fold-out Colored map Department of Indian Affairs 1900 showing territory ceded under treaty no. 8 and the Indian tribes therein) in perfect condition. A host of other illustrations. Frontis is tissue-protected (both perfect). Errata slip tipped in. Front of boards incredibly fresh in gilt with two b/w photos inset. Printed on laid paper. Original printed cloth, pictorial onlay to front cover. Near fine. Peel 2004 . NOTE: PUBLISHER OMITTED TO INCLUDE A 2-PAGE ACCOUNT OF TRAVEL AND PROVIDED IT AS A LOOSE ADDITION. WITHOUT THAT "OMISSIONS PAGE" A FIRST EDITION WOULD BE INCOMPLETE. MY COPY HAS THAT PAGE. Mair was secretary of the commission negotiating the 1899 Peace River treaty
Item Price
$165.00
Chinese Repository

Chinese Repository

by none stated

  • New
  • Paperback
Condition
New
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 13
9781402156380
ISBN 10
1402156383
Seller
Victoria, British Columbia
Item Price
$88.00

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The entire series is of 20 volumes. I offer volumes 5, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 16 at 17.00 each. Or the lot for $100.00 plus the actual cost of shipping. This is the ELIBRON reprint as described by Amazon. The series was originally published in Canton, starting 1832, in English, for the information of missionaries and others about China, its history, its diaspora, and all things Chinese. Typical page count is 500-600 per volume. Different iSBNs for each volume. The depth of coverage is amazing. Vol 6, (sorry, sold) for example covers period may 1837 to April 1838. Its chapters include Prospects of China+(then 300 mio people) Coast of China, Embassis to China Central Asia (Uzbek Turkestan etc) Ophthalmic hospital at Canton,, Opium trade, Canton C of Commerce, Christian missions, Topography of Bankok, Historical account of China CAmerican consular est in east asia, Central Asia Bokhara and kokan, , Education, , Mission to Dayaks. Penang. Singapore schools. Orphan Asylum. HMS (HBMS) Raleig… Read More
Item Price
$88.00