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Reprint. reprint of 1888 ed. Facsimile. Hard cover. Davis Books Ltd, Newcastle on Tyne (1985) t. 585 p. and pull-out maps covering each section of the county. Brand new book in brand new dust jacket. and further protected since new in Brodart-like sleeve. gleaming. . Terrific GIFT QUALITY and HIGHLY COLLECTIBLE

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  • Book condition: Near Fine
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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

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Overlanders of '62

Wade, Mark Sweeton

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Overlanders of '62 by Wade, Dr. M.S. First edition. Hard cover. (1931) Very good. No dust jacket as issued. Name "Margaret McQuarrie" on blank end page (Of the well-known McQuarries of Vancouver) 189 p. Xiii + 176 + 2. First edition. In the standard hard-bound format the archives used back then. Cloth looks like linen weave. edges are bevelled. No corner bumps. Pages untrimmed 22 plates 54 appendices being biographies of BC personalities. 18 chapters starting with organizing the journey to the goldfields. georgetown. fort garry. mcmicking party, redgrave party symington party. rail, steamship, and walk. Book is solid, with inner linen hinges as issued

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  • Edition: Two volumes bound into one book
  • Book condition: Very Good
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works of peter pindar in two volumes. Volume 1 Portrait of Peter Pindar(John Walcot 1738-1819)) 463 pp and volume 2 464 pp. The whole bound into the one book. Half leather (red) with raised gilt spines title and publisher's intitials on spine. Matching leather corner protectors. Marbled page edges. Pink end papers. VERY minor edge rubs and front hinge showing mull . Very strong and tight. Book would grade very good if it were modern, but this is 213 years old and deserves a FINE. No writing. Second volume has more tanning than first: I do not know why, but it appears to a common phenomenon. The opening poem is the "Poetical, Supplicatng, Modest, and Affecting Epistle to those Lietrary Colossuses, the REVIEWERS. Satire was the strong characteristic of Pindar's. works. He was the most prolific and successful burlesque poet of the later eighteenth century. His particular targets were the Royal Academy and the royal familyincluding the king and John Payne (Rights of Man). Publisher Wood, Vernon. H. Walker andP. B ... Read more

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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 relates stories of pioneers and pioneer days of Indian troubles, Begbie, Fort Camosun, Fort Simpson in the 1840s, potlatch, and prospecting. Remarkable conditon.Not faded. Not bumped. Not foxed. LOWTHER 1621. Small ownership label inside front board

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  • Edition: first edition first printing
  • Book condition: Fine
  • ISBN: 1919786279 / 9781919786278
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Hardcover, ISBN 1919786279Publisher: M.J. Walker, 199852 pages. Used - Like New, Simon's Town A Postcard History 1900-1913 by Walker First printing of First Edition Book shows the history of Simon's Town, its naval history, religions, buildings, everyday life. 52 pages with mostly some-coloured postcards. Seized by Brits 1795, handed back to Dutch 1803; Captured again 1806. 1814 becomes British naval base. 1898 Dockyard ceded to British Admiralty. Town layout 1904, naval base 1906 Simon's Town (Afrikaans: Simonstad), sometimes spelled Simonstown, named after Simon van der Stel, the first governor, is a town near Cape Town, South Africa.

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  • Edition: first edition first printing
  • Book condition: Good
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First edition. Hard cover. (1929) Good. No dust jacket. Ex-library. At least GOOD. Library pocket etc 139 p. Includes maps. 2 maps, both fold out of which one is extremely large Full title The Wintering Partners on Peace River From the Earliest Records to the Union in 1821 with a summary of the Dunvegan Journal 1806. Author James Nevin Wallace was a land surveyor. Book outlines movements of leaders in exploration and the fur tradeBooks look like it has half leather but it may be all cloth and made to look like half leather. I would have thought that unlikely for a 1929 book, but I am no expert. Whichever it is, it is in very good collectible condition with red boards and decorated cloth, library provenance (pocket and BOOKSALE etc.) and no writing etc. 139 pages. It was published with two LARGE pull-out maps Peace River and Western Canada Map of the Peace is complete and good to very good with no damage. Because it so huge, the map of western Canada has repaired splits but nothing missing. Obviously the Peac ... Read more

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Book condition: Very Good
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Pictures from English Literature by Waller Second edition. Hard cover. Cassell Pepper and Galpin (1879?) For its age this would grade near fine but is truly only very good 171 p. Includes illustrations. viii prelims 163 text pages plus 4 pages adverts. 20 PLATES 20 FULL PLATES. Hard-bound with bevelled edges to front board and bright decorative gilt. Gilt on spine. Text pages on quality paper still almost as new. Adverts on a thinner paper and toned. Tissue-protected frontis. All plates present and fine. Lovely prize plate of the Institute for the ducation of Young Ladies, Ediburg. Size 10" x 8". Plum-purple boards hightly decorated in gilt. Front hinge just slightly starting. FROM CHAUCER ONWARD. PICTURES AND TEXTUAL DISCUSSIONS. 1879 IS A BEST GUESS FROM READING DEALERS' LISTINGS

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29-page book of verse in purple velvet-feel? card covers published 1931 and still brand new although some toning over the years. Presumably that is because of the paper that was used as this book has lain unopened for over eighty years since the day it was signed by the author. It cannot have been read as it has never been fully opened. Villon was a Parisian-born 15th century poet, one of the best-known of the 15th century

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  • Edition: first edition first printing
  • Book condition: fine
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VERY GOOD AND FINE FOR AGE THIS FIRST EDITION 1905 BOOK ABOUT SURVEYING THE SELKIRK RANgE. MY COPY IS UNMARKED, WITH ALL ITS vast number of PLATES AND ITS ERRATA SHEET, all looking toned new. TOP QUALITY PAPER. GILT ON FRONT AND SPINE STILL BRIGHT AND NOT EVEN ANY SIGNIFICANT BUMPS. NO WRITING.

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Poems of Passion

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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Poems of Passion by Wilcox, Ella Wheeler first edition First edition. Hard cover. W. B. Conkey Co, Chicago (1883) Very good. pOOR dust jacket. 160 p. : ill.; 19 cm. Includes frontis signed portrait. This fantastic copy published by Conkey (Chicago) is a puzzle. It is in unbelievably great condition-the gilt decoration bright, brown end pages clean, page edges unmarked, no significant bumps and just pinhead-size discoloration at corners, pages clean AND unmarked, black/white portrait frontis with signature that is surely an 1mprint. AND it has a dust-jacket. It is a brown edge-damaged DJ completely severed top to bottom. But a dustjacket in 1883? Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1850-1919) was a celebrated America poet whose best-known works are this one and Solitude

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First edition. Trade paperback. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA (1973) Fine. XXI plus 217 pages. Harvard East Asian Monographs. On fep is an inked-out nameSynopsisThis is one of the most comprehensive introductions in English to Sino-logical methods and traditional Chinese historical writing. The time span ranges from earliest times to 1911, with special emphasis on the years between the third century BC and the 18th century. The author includes introductions to major reference works and biographical information, and explanations of such matters as converting traditional dates. In addition to standard histories, the survey covers biographical writing, historical and administrative geography, works on statecraft, archival sources, and Confucian, Buddhist, and Taoist writings.Product IdentifiersISBN-100674396804ISBN-139780674396807Key DetailsAuthorEndymion Porter WilkinsonNumber Of Pages236 pagesSeriesEast Asian MonographsFormatPaperbackPublication Date1991-01-01LanguageEnglishPublisherHarvard Universit ... Read more

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  • Edition: first edition first printing
  • Book condition: Very Good
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Willcock, John, 1853-1931 [ Mill, John 1712-1805 ] A Shetland Minister of the Eighteenth Century : Being Passages in the Life of the Reverend John Mill. A.D.1712 - A.D.1805. FIRST EDITION. KIRKWALL : 1897 The Leonards, Kirkwall 1897 - FIRST EDITION : 1897. Printed in LERWICK Hardback. Dark brown textured cloth (blind incuse patterning. Gilt lettered spine. Bevelled boards. Brown end-papers. Untrimmed edges as issued. Toned papers. A VERY GOOD copy. 174 pages. 7 inches by 4.5 inches

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  • Edition: first edition first printing
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Williams, Bryan A. Rod & Creel in British Columbia. How and Where to Fish. (Cover Title) (N&W America, Travel & Exploration, Cpr, Hudson's Bay Co. ) Vancouver, B. C: Progress Publishing Company Ltd 1919. Brown cloth over boards, title and decorations stamped onto top board and spine in gilt and dark brown, 8vo 8-7/8" tall, pp. 199, [10, ads], illustrated with duotone photo plates (frontis in full color), drawings, decorative tailpieces and maps, Index. Covers bumped with light wear and faint p.o. name above title on top board, gutter cracked, ads at rear and duotone plates toned, full color plate with fly selections still bright and white. Near very good overall. Written by an ex-provincal game warden, this early look at fishing in the colonies gives some valuable and historical insights into the Kootenays, Okanagan, Vancouver, Vancouver Island and the Caribou. Includes ten pages of great period ads for the Hudson's Bay Company, the Canadian Pacific Railway, etc. Ref. Hampton's/Callahan, p. ... Read more

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  • Edition: reprint of the 1898 edition
  • Book condition: Fine
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This is a Tai Pei reproduction of the 1898 edition. Both volumes are about fine although one corner rubbed and both volumes with ownership stamp on fep. 836 + 776 pages. Vast number of illustrations all impeccable as are foldouts. In back pocket is an enormous fold-out map of the empire; map in impeccable new condition (includes Tibet as colonial part of empire.)

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C. J. A. Wilson's Ships

Wilson, Charles J. A

  • Edition: FIRST and special limited signed
  • Book condition: New in new slipcase
  • ISBN: 082717103X / 9780827171039
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Barre Publishers, Barre, Mass, 1971 First edition.. Hard cover. New in new slip caset Signed by author . 127 p. : 62 illus.; 20 x 24 cm. Includes Illustrations. A SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION OF 350 FIRST EDITION BOOKS WAS PUBLISHED AND ISSUED IN A SLIP CASE INSTEAD OF A DUST JACKET. THIS IS #288 OF THAT EDITION. THAT IS SO STATED AND SIGNED BY AUTHOR WILLIAM A BAKER. Back of slip case has a few dust/dirt marks from storage but is completely undamaged. 127 PP. 62 PLATES he called his ORIGINAL ETCHINGS (OF SHIPS). Constitution, Holly of Boston Nereus,Ann McKim, Naid of Prleans, Michigan, America. Nightingale, Flying Cloud,Sovereign of the Seasa Westward ho,Red Jacket, Young America,Great Republic, Lightning,Janes Baines, Charles W Morgan, Robert E. Lee. Three Brothers. Salmon Chase. Teaser, Heave Short, Pet, Eben D, Jordan, Hotspur, Cutty-Sark, Priscilla, Hesper, Columbia, Dirigo Reliance, Tramp, Gloucesterman, Louise, Coaster Doris Hamlin The Derelict Lawrence, and more

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  • Book condition: VERY good for age
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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 terrific book. Front blue board with gilt illustration. Gilt titling etc on spine.. Corners bumped. No writing. Black front end paper stretches across inside board and page, as it should, and is cracked down centre but not open. That sound worse than it is. All it means is that the white shows along the crack. Account of a journey through the Chilkoot Pass to Klondike and down the Yukon River to St. Michael, and two-month residence among the Tchuktchis

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Gentleman Tramp

Wintle, Gilbert

  • Edition: believed first and only
  • Book condition: fine for age
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Gilbert Henry Wintle was the author of a variety fof books from "Beekeeping" in 1899, History of South Africa 1900, Strange Parters and Gentleman Tramp around 1907-1909. He also wrote books on Ovid and Latin Texts. Apart from the Latin texts, few copies have survived. It was pubblished in Toronto, but only one Canadian Library (British Columbia) has a copy, and I bought mine in B.C. Odd! Is there a connection. Anyway, it is not only collectible, it is highly readable. The tramp was a rascal

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Softcover, ISBN 0195402324Publisher: OUP, Toronto, 1975 First edition. First and scarcer first printing; see number line Trade paperback. New NEW and unopened never read but on front is a small abrasion or paper adhesion. 177 p. Includes illustrations. This IS new and obviously never read because of the way it opens--never been fully opened--but it has two defects: the paper used by OUP was not acid-free and as a result it is heavily toned, giving the impression of an older book. AND on the front is a paper abrasion. For these reason I can not grade it new and have graded it fINE. Please do note atht abrasion, clearly visible on the scan. First edition. First printing. De Cosmos was born William Alexander Smith and changed his name in San Francisco. He became a leading and controversial figure in Victoria B.C. He launched and edited the local paper and became the second premier of British Columba 1872-1874. Desoite the defects I have mentioned, this book is outstandingly better than almost all copies offe ... Read more

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  • Edition: first edition first printing
  • Book condition: Fine
  • ISBN: 0674937201 / 9780674937208
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1971 first edition first printing yet brand new book in a dust jacket that is fresh but price-clipped and has only miniscule, one millimeter, nicks at edge For almost a thousand yearVietnam was semi-autonomus under Chinese rule. Authors presents Vietnam in early 19th century and how it adopted some Chinese institutions but rejected others

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