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SIR JAMES DOUGLAS. THE MAKERS OF CANADA SERIES.

by Coats, Robert Hamilton and Gosnell, R.E.

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Published
1908
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Very Good
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Edition de Luxe.
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Toronto: Morang, 1908. 369 pp, 9 1/2" H. Beige cloth with paper title label on spine (a duplicate label laid in at the last page at time of publication could be used to 'freshen' the book's appearance), top edge gilt. A volume from the "Edition De Luxe" (limited to four hundred sets - this is copy number 47 -… Read more
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THE DOMINION OF CANADA WITH NEWFOUNDLAND AND AN EXCURSION TO ALASKA. HANDBOOK FOR TRAVELLERS. FOURTH REVISED AND AUGMENTED EDITION. (BAEDEKER'S CANADA.)

by Baedeker, Karl.

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Published
1922
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Good+
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Fourth Revised and Augmented Edition.
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Leipzig: Karl Baedeker, 1922. 420 pp, 6 1/4" H, red cloth over card covers, gilt titling on spine and front board, blind stamping to spine and covers, text block edges marbled, two ribbon book marks. 14 maps (some fold-out) and 12 plans (all present). The fourth and final edition. A paper label pasted on the title page gives addresses… Read more
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THE DOMINION OF CANADA WITH NEWFOUNDLAND AND AN EXCURSION TO ALASKA. HANDBOOK FOR TRAVELLERS. SECOND REVISED EDITION. (BAEDEKER'S CANADA.)

by Baedeker, Karl.

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Published
1900
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Good
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Second Revised Edition.
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Leipsic: Karl Baedeker, 1900. 268 pp, 6 1/4" H, red cloth over card covers, gilt titling on spine and front board, blind stamping to spine and covers, text block edges marbled, ribbon book mark. 10 maps (some fold-out) and 7 plans (all present). The introductory section includes a "Geographical and Geological Sketch" by G.M. Dawson and "Sports and Pastimes", by… Read more
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THE DOMINION OF CANADA WITH NEWFOUNDLAND AND AN EXCURSION TO ALASKA. HANDBOOK FOR TRAVELLERS. (BAEDEKER'S CANADA.) FIRST EDITION.

by Baedeker, Karl.

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Published
1894
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Good-
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First Edition
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Leipsic: Karl Baedeker, 1894. 254 pp, 6 1/4" H, red cloth over card covers, gilt titling on spine and front board, blind stamping to spine and covers, text block edges marbled. 10 maps (some fold-out) and 7 plans (all present, although the map listed as at page 33 is actually at page 60, opposite the appropriate text). The introductory section… Read more
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THE DOMINION OF CANADA WITH NEWFOUNDLAND AND AN EXCURSION TO ALASKA. HANDBOOK FOR TRAVELLERS. THIRD REVISED AND AUGMENTED EDITION. (BAEDEKER'S CANADA.)

by Baedeker, Karl.

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Published
1907
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Very Good
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Third Revised and Augmented Edition.
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Leipzig: Karl Baedeker, 1907. 331 pp, 6 5/16" H, red cloth over card covers, gilt titling on spine and front board, blind stamping to spine and covers, text block edges marbled, two ribbon book marks. 13 maps (some fold-out) and 12 plans (all present). The introductory section includes a "Geographical and Geological Sketch" by G.M. Dawson and "Sports and… Read more
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A STORY AS SHARP AS A KNIFE: THE CLASSICAL HAIDA MYTHTELLERS AND THEIR WORLD.

by Bringhurst, Robert.

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Published
2000
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Very Good
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9781550547955
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Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre, 2000. 527 pp, 9" H. B&w illustrations. "Native American oral literature has often been presented, wrongly, as a sea of anonymous folktales. Here instead are the works of unforgettable individuals: the blind poet Ghandl, the crippled master myth-spinner Skaay, the cagey old historian Kilxhawgins, and other Haida authors who speak with crystal clarity… Read more
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image of ADDRESSES DELIVERED BEFORE THE CANADIAN CLUB OF TORONTO.  SEASON 1908-09.  (PROCEEDINGS OF THE CANADIAN CLUB, TORONTO FOR THE YEAR 1908-1909).  VOLUME VI.

ADDRESSES DELIVERED BEFORE THE CANADIAN CLUB OF TORONTO. SEASON 1908-09. (PROCEEDINGS OF THE CANADIAN CLUB, TORONTO FOR THE YEAR 1908-1909). VOLUME VI.

by Northcliffe, Lord; Milner, Viscount; Fernow, B.E., Prof.; James, C.C.; Leonard, J.A., Dr.; Spence, F.S.; Muensterberg, Hugh, Prof.; Miller, W.G., Prof.; Sexton, Frederick H., Dr.; Lawrence, Fred S.; Knight, J.P.; Whitney, James P., Sir; et al.

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Published
1909
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Good-
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Toronto: Warwick Bro's and Rutter, 1909. 153 pp, 8 5/8" H. Contents: Our Business Partner, John Bull; The Imperial Question; The Truth as to the Timber Situation; The Agricultural Problems of Ontario; The Reformatory Idea; Some Suggestions as to Toronto's Street Railway Problem; Moral Bi-Metallism; The Right and Wrong of the Prohibition Movement; The Mineral Resources of Canada;… Read more
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CAMP VERNON: A CENTURY OF CANADIAN MILITARY HISTORY.

by Rayment, Hugh & Sherlock, Patrick. Foreword By Pierre Berton.

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Published
2003
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Very Good+
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780968791714
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Vernon, B.C.: Kettle Valley, 2003. 524 pp, 10 1/4" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. Camp Vernon officially celebrated "its Centennial as an army training camp in 2008. However, historical records indicate that discussions for its formation and actual military training activities began as early as 1896. This is a book of historical events and the personal stories… Read more
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BEYOND THE BLUE MOUNTAINS: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY.

by Woodcock, George.

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Published
1987
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Very Good
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780889029286
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NZ$23.13

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Markham, Ontario: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 1987. 300 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). This, the second volume of George Woodcock's autobiography, "deals with the period between 1949 and 1977. (It) details Woodcock's life in the British Columbia bush, his close and longstanding relationship with the Doukhobors, his battles with US immigration officials. We learn of the founding… Read more
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LOGGING BY RAIL: THE BRITISH COLUMBIA STORY.

by Turner, Robert D.

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Published
1990
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Very Good+
Edition
Second Printing
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9781550390186
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Victoria, British Columbia: Sono Nis Press, 1990. 326 pp, 11 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs, maps, plans. Chapter headings: The First Logging Lines in British Columbia; Steam in the Woods; Rolling Stock, Camps, Trestles and Skidders; Depression, Heyday and Decline; Steam's Finale; The Diesel Years; Epilogue; Appendix: Preserved British Columbia Logging Locomotives; Reference… Read more
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A MULTITUDE OF THE WISE: UVIC REMEMBERED.

by Smith, Peter L. With F.G.C. Wood & S.G. Pettit.

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Published
1993
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Very Good+
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9781550580525
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Victoria, British Columbia: Alumni Association of the University of Victoria, 1993. 208 pp, 11 1/4" H. Colour and b&w photographs, cartoons, etc. "(T)ells the story of UVic's evolution from the tiny original Victoria College of 1903 to the modern University of Victoria (British Columbia). (An) informal and affectionate review of an unusually colourful institution, presented by a… Read more
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VANCOUVER: FROM MILLTOWN TO METROPOLIS.

by Morley, Alan.

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Published
1969
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Very Good
Edition
Second Edition, revised and updated.
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Vancouver: Mitchell Press, 1969. 241 pp, 9 1/8" H. B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. "This is the story of Hastings Mill and Moodyville days, of Gassy Jack and his Deighton House saloon, of John Morton, the brickmaker, Sam Greer and Sam Brighouse, of the Great Fire, of Van Horne, the railway builder, and so many of those whose names… Read more
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THE YEAR BOOK OF BRITISH COLUMBIA AND MANUAL OF PROVINCIAL INFORMATION. 1903.

by Gosnell, R.E.

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Published
1903
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Very Good
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Victoria, B.C.: Province of British Columbia, 1903. 394 pp, 9" H. B&w photographs, tables. Contents: Introduction; Physical Characteristics (Geology of British Columbia / Rivers and Lakes / Political Divisions / A Coast Trip / Climate); Agriculture ( Upper Mainland / Lower Mainland / Vancouver Island and Adjacent Islands / General Conditions / Fruit-growing in Okanagan / Poultry-raising in… Read more
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NORTHWESTERN APPROACHES: THE FIRST CENTURY OF BOOKS.

by Smith, R.D. Hilton. Foreword by Samuel Rothstein.

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Published
1969
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Very Good
Edition
First Thus
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Victoria, B.C.: Adelphi Book Shop, 1969. 67 pp, 9 5/16" H. Brown simulated leather boards with gold lettering on spine, gold illustration on front board. B&w plates. "First published as the complete issue of the 'British Columbia Library Quarterly' for January 1969. Now published by the Adelphi Book Shop Ltd. in an edition of 750 copies,… Read more
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VANCOUVER: A LIFE, 1757-1798.

by Godwin, George.

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Published
1930
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Good
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First Edition
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NZ$57.82

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London: Philip Allan, 1930. 308 pp, 9 1/8" H. Pale lilac/gray cloth with dark blue lettering/banding on spine. B&w reproductions, charts - all present, including large folded map in pocket at rear. Contents: Preface; Early Days; With Cook to Hawaii; With Rodney and Gardner; The Nootka Affair; Start of the Great Voyages; Otahiti; The Fabled Coast; Quadra… Read more
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VICTORIA: A PRIMER FOR REGIONAL HISTORY IN ARCHITECTURE.

by Segger, Martin. Introduction by Leonard K. Eaton.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1979
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
First American Edition
ISBN
9780892570294
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Watkins Glen, NY: Pilgrim Guide to Historic Architecture / American Life Foundation and Study Institute, 1979. 377 pp, 9 1/4" H. Dark green cloth with gold lettering on spine. Signed on title page by Martin Segger and Douglas Franklin. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps, drawings. Contents: Acknowledgements; Preface; Introduction; Four Essays (The Townscape: Images of… Read more
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VANCOUVER'S FAIR: AN ADMINISTRATIVE AND POLITICAL HISTORY OF THE PACIFIC NATIONAL EXHIBITION.

by Breen, David & Coates, Kenneth.

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Published
1982
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Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 1982. 192 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w illustrations, tables, maps. "(F)ocuses on the political and administrative history of a highly visible, controversial provincial institution. The book deals with two main themes: the fair's evolution from a small urban exhibit to one of the largest of its type in North America, and… Read more
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THE LITTLE EMPEROR: GOVERNOR SIMPSON OF THE HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY.

by Galbraith, John S.

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Published
1976
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780770513894
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Toronto: Macmillan of Canada, 1976. 232 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w illustrations, map. "For forty years the 'Little Emperor', Sir George Simpson, ruled a domain that stretched from Hudson Bay to the Pacific and the Arctic, wielding power a feudal king might have envied. An illegitimate child, raised by his father's family in Scotland, Simpson caught the… Read more
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image of THEIR ROYAL HIGHNESSES THE PRINCE AND PRINCESS OF WALES ON TOUR IN THE CANADIAN CITIES OF VICTORIA, NANAIMO, VANCOUVER, KELOWNA, KAMLOOPS AND PRINCE GEORGE IN THE PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA.  APRIL 30 TO MAY 7, 1986.

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Burnaby: Peter Legge, 1986. 58 pp, 10 7/8" H. Profusely illustrated with colour photographs. Interior - very small bump at top corner of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, tiny crease at top corner of front cover, small sticker removal mark on front cover. Postage for… Read more
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LEANING INTO THE WIND: MEMOIRS OF AN IMMIGRANT PRAIRIE FARM BOY.

by Jacobsen, Larry G. Signed.

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Published
2004
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9781410768049
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Bloomington, Indiana: 1st Books , 2004. 309 pp, large 8vo (9" H). Signed by author on title page. B&w photographs. "This is a humorous story about an awkward runt - a misfit growing up on a farm on the western prairies during a time when there were few radios and no electricity or plumbing. It tells… Read more
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