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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., Aikman, Linda and Leach, Karen.
1 Aikman, Linda and Leach, Karen. 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.
Burnaby Peter Legge 1986 Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
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 this light item will be reduced to most destinations. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
2 Birrell, Andrew. BENJAMIN BALTZLY. PHOTOGRAPHS & JOURNALS OF AN EXPEDITION THROUGH BRITISH COLUMBIA: 1871.
Toronto Coach House Press 1978 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Benjamin Baltzly, photographer. 
159 pp, oblong (9" H x 10 3/4" D). Illustrated with 71 of Baltzly's magnificent b&w photographs, plus a folded map (on thin tissue paper) - "Detail of map of British Columbia drawn by Joseph Trutch, 1871". "(B)rings together for the first time the photographs and journal of Benjamin Baltzly from his trip through British Columbia in 1871. Baltzly was a talented photographer working in the Montreal studio of William Notman. His trip to British Columbia was made with a party sent out by the Geological Survey of Canada to examine the geology along one of the proposed routes for the Canadian Pacific Railway - the North Thompson River through the Yellowhead Pass. Although a few of Baltzly's photographs have appeared in print, they have never been examined as a body. His journal, which appeared in 'The Gazette' of Montreal in 1872, is one of the very few written records left by Canadian photographers of the (19th) century. The photographs are probably the earliest taken of the rugged British Columbia interior." Two very small ink smudges on title page, tiny ink mark at bottom edge of rear pastedown. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, light wrinkle at bottom of spine and tiny tear at nottom of rear hinge. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
CHEADLE'S JOURNAL OF TRIP ACROSS CANADA, 1862-1863., Cheadle, Walter B.  Introduction and notes by A.G. Doughty and Gustave Lanctot.  Introduction to new edition by Lewis H. Thomas.
3 Cheadle, Walter B. Introduction and notes by A.G. Doughty and Gustave Lanctot. Introduction to new edition by Lewis H. Thomas. CHEADLE'S JOURNAL OF TRIP ACROSS CANADA, 1862-1863.
Edmonton M.G. Hurtig 1971 0888300352 / 9780888300355 First Thus Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
311 pp, 7 5/8" H. B&w illustrations, fold-out map at rear."The incredible journey of William Fitzwilliam, Viscount Milton, and his long-suffering companion, Dr. Walter Butler Cheadle, over the uncharted Yellowhead route in 1862-63 was a highly improbable, miraculously successful expedition, well-seasoned with comic relief though it very nearly ended several times in tragedy. Dr. Cheadle's 'Journal' first appeared in 1931, sixty-six years after publication of 'The North-West Passage by Land', a bestselling account of the expedition supposedly co-authored by the young Lord Milton and his companion. Besides confirming suspicions that the first book was in fact Cheadle's, the 'Journal' is more candid about the two adventurer's motives ('we were a mere party of pleasure'), and a much more precise record of life and travel in the Northwest during the latter days of the fur trade era. Cheadle acknowledges the heavy debt owed by all of the early explorers to the plains Indians, who passed on to the first white men their sophistication in the ways of the wilderness. He also records the gradual demoralization of the native people under the impact of European culture. His own Assiniboine guide was an invaluable support to Cheadle, who had to cope not only with Lord Milton's constant petulance and frequent illness, but with the most obnoxious hitchhiker ever to cross the Rockies." On or two small faint areas of browning on edges of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear and tiny tears/creases - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds (archivally taped), slight fading to spine color, faint small writing impressions on front panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
4 Doughty, A.G. and Lanctot, Gustave. (Walter Butler Cheadle) CHEADLE'S JOURNAL OF TRIP ACROSS CANADA 1862-1863.
Ottawa Graphic Publishers 1931 Hard Cover Good+ No Jacket 
311 pp, small 8vo (8" H). Volume One of The Canada Series, edited by F.P. Grove. Fold-out b&w map at rear, b&w illustrations. "This is the journal of the first transcanadian tourist. Before him others either on business, exploration or duty, had crossed overland from Eastern Canada to British Columbia. But Walter Butler Cheadle was the first to traverse the whole country from the Saint Lawrence to the Pacific simply 'for pleaseure', for the sheer enjoyment of seeing new lands, hunting the buffalo and visiting the gold regions of Cariboo - ." Pages and eps browning lightly, small tear at bottom of inside front hinge. Edges of textblock dust stained, light edgewear to boards, small areas of tape residue on front/rear boards near bottom of spine, spine/front cover lettering/decoration faded. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
5 Gosnell, R.E. THE YEAR BOOK OF BRITISH COLUMBIA AND MANUAL OF PROVINCIAL INFORMATION. 1903.
Victoria, B.C. Province of British Columbia 1903 Hard Cover Very Good 
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 B.C. / Hog-raising / Sheep-raising / Cattle-raising / Dairying / Fruit-growing / General Farming / Dominion Census Returns / Land Returns / Prices, Current Market, Etc. / Laws Affecting Agriculture); Mining in British Columbia (Mining Statistics / Coal and Coke Production / Placer and Hydraulic Mining / Mining by Districts / Coal Mining / Iron Ores in B.C. / Coal and Coke Supply / Synopsis of Mining Laws / Gold Commissioners and Mining Recorders); The Fisheries ; Forest Wealth (Legislation Affecting Manufacture of Pulp / Timber Statistics / Timber on Dominion Lands); Educational; Provincial Health Laws; Taxation and Assessment; Municipal; Our Indians; Towns and Cities; Census of British Columbia; Railway Enterprise; Game of British Columbia; Labour and Wages; Political Information; Trade and Navigational Statistics. Slight bump to top corner of both boards, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light browning to edges of text block, very small shallow bump on rear board, very small area of surface paper loss at top of page 235, very minor edge wear. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
6 Grant, George M. (Sanford Fleming.) OCEAN TO OCEAN: SANDFORD FLEMING'S EXPEDITION THROUGH CANADA IN 1872. BEING A DIARY KEPT DURING A JOURNEY FROM THE ATLANTIC TO THE PACIFIC WITH THE EXPEDITION OF THE ENGINEER-IN-CHIEF OF THE CANADIAN PACIFIC AND INTERCOLONIAL RAILWAY.
Toronto Coles 1970 Facsimile Edition. Hard Cover Very Good- 
371 pp, 8 1/2" H. Facsimile reprint of the James Campbell, Toronto, edition of 1873 - part of the Coles Canadiana Collection. Maroon boards with black title block, gold lettering/banding on spine, gold lettering/banding on front board. B&w illustrations, maps. Minor cracking in gutter of copyright/preface pages, very small light stain at top of preface page, light cut across spine, light browning to edges of text block. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE YOUNG SURVEYOR., Knox, Olive.
7 Knox, Olive. THE YOUNG SURVEYOR.
Ryerson Press, Toronto, 1967, reprint. 
164 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers. "What boy or girl wouldn't like the adventure of surveying in the Rockies when pack-mules, gold miners, and railway surveyors followed trails known only to the Indians? Bruce, the greenhorn from San Francisco, and Josette, the French girl from Edmonton, and her half-brother Mike had that exciting experience when they accompanied Edward Jarvis on his Canadian Pacific Railway surveys in 1874-1875. During the summer the two boy s endured the hardships and adventures of an exploratory survey from Kamloops to Tete Jaune Cach, then an instrumental survey along the North Fraser River to Fort George. A rock slide, plunge into a treacherous river, forest fire, cougar a t t a c k , s n ow avalanche and losing the trail are some of the dramatic events in this book for both boys and girls. That was the life of the first Canadian Pacific surveyors, who pioneered the trail-finding so that the Atlantic could be link ed t o th e Pa ci f ic w ith steel." Minor soiling at top of front hinge. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, several small closed tears with creases, a few tiny chips, light foxing at top of rear flap, a few tiny light foxing marks along to p e dg e, li ght dy e sta in at top inside edge of rear panel, very light rubbing on rear panel. Very Good+/Good+ 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
HISTORY OF THE CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY., Lamb, W. Kaye.
8 Lamb, W. Kaye. HISTORY OF THE CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY.
New York Macmillan 1977 0025676601 / 9780025676602 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good- Good+ 
491 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). One of the 'Railroads of America' series. B&w photographs, maps. "In 1881 a company was formed to lay the 1,900 miles of railway that would connect Montreal and British Columbia in just five years. There were two separate and distinct sections. The first extended through the forbidding Laurentian Shield north of Lake Huron and Lake Superior, between Callander and Thunder Bay. The second spanned the 1,250 miles between Red River and Kamloops, starting with 850 miles of relatively easy going across the prairies, followed by 400 mountainous miles through the Rockies and on to the Pacific. On November 7, 1885, with a minimum of ceremony, the last spike in the track was driven at Craigellachie. There followed the years of expansion. The railroad was doing its job and now it ws the turn of ocean liners, Great Lakes steamers and finally, the airlines. Diversification, the prevailing pattern in the middle twentieth century, had been foreseen by the Canadian Pacific in the 1870s. Its original charter empowered it to own telegraph and telephone lines and to build wharves, docks, and grain elevators, and an early critic's remark that he 'did not know of anything they are not authorized to do' is still appropriate." Wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light wear on bottom edge of boards, shelf soiling on bottom of stext block. two very small corner bumps. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing, a few very small tears and tiny chips 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
9 Leduc, Joanne, editor. (Thomas McMicking.) OVERLAND FROM CANADA TO BRITISH COLUMBIA. BY MR. THOMAS McMICKING OF QUEENSTON, CANADA WEST.
Vancouver University of British Columbia Press 1981 0774801360 / 9780774801362 First Thus Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ William G.R. Hind 
121 pp, 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w and colour illustrations - reproductions, photographs, map. "Spurred on by reports of gold in the Cariboo, adventurers from all over the world descended on British Columbia in the mid-1800s. Among them were ambitious easterners who accepted the challenge of the shorter but more arduous overland route across the prairies and the Rockies. One such man determined to find his fortune in the West was Thomas McMicking - destined to lead the largest and best organized group of 'Overlanders' into British Columbia. His record of their epic journey is a valuable historical document that possesses the universal appeal of an adventure story." Minor wrinkle at top of spine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
10 Maiden, Cecil. LIGHTED JOURNEY: THE STORY OF THE B.C. ELECTRIC.
Vancouver British Columbia Electric Company 1948 First Edition Hard Cover Good Poor 
170 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. A history of power generation and urban transportation in lower B.C. from the mid-nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century. Three very tiny stains on front pastedown, previous owner's address label on copyright page, area of light browning on free rear endpaper, slight browning on copyright page and on front pastedown, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small bump at bottom corner of boards, very light browning to edges of text block, minor bumps to top edge of rear board. Dust jacket several chips and tears, old tape and tape marks, one 4' tear on rear flap fold has been archivally taped, moderate browning, foxing on rear panel, edge creases and edge wear, several tiny scuffs, now protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
11 McDonald, Lois Halliday. (Francis Ermatinger.) FUR TRADE LETTERS OF FRANCIS ERMATINGER. WRITTEN TO HIS BROTHER EDWARD DURING HIS SERVICE WITH THE HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY 1818-1853.
Glendale, California Arthur H. Clark 1980 0870621300 / 9780870621307 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
317 pp, 9 1/2" H. Northwest Historical Series XV. Blue cloth with gilt lettering/banding on spine. Sepia tone frontispiece, portrait and three maps, fold-out b&w map. Contents: Foreword; Introduction; Ermatinger Family Background - Merchants of Montreal; Apprentice Clerks at the Bay; Reassignment to the Columbia Department; Brother Edward Leaves the HBC; Indian Troubles - Ermatinger Keeps a Journal; Domestic Troubles; Among Flatheads and Americans; Ministering to Missionaries and Nursing a Grudge with the HBC; Keepng the Cowlitz Farm and the Willamette Falls Store; Exile in Athabasca; Last Days of an Old Fur Trader; Bibliography; Index. Tiny tear on inside front hinge - archivally taped, two soft creases at top corner of front free endpaper, three corners slightly bumped, light edge wear, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, some light rubbing on boards 
Price: 85.00 USD
 
 
A COUNTRY SO INTERESTING:  THE HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY AND TWO CENTURIES OF MAPPING, 1670-1870., Ruggles, Richard I.
12 Ruggles, Richard I. A COUNTRY SO INTERESTING: THE HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY AND TWO CENTURIES OF MAPPING, 1670-1870.
Montreal McGill - Queen's University Press 1991 0773506780 / 9780773506787 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
300 pp, oblong (9 1/4" H x 12 1/4" D). Dark blue cloth with gold lettering/banding on spine. "Maps were an essential tool for the Hudson's Bay Company. The Company became, during the two centuries before Confederation, the main mapping agency in British North America for the immense territory extending from Ungava Bay to the Pacific Ocean. Richard Ruggles describes and analyses the mapping activities of the more than 160 Company servants and surveyors engaged in the field, as well as the contributions of more than fifty Indians and Inuit who drew sketches and gave confirgurations. Also included are annotated catalogues of all the maps known to have been produced by the (Company), and sixty-six reproductions of the most important maps and sketches." Minor edge wear, slight waviness to top/bottom edges of text block Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, very minor rubbing. 
Price: 85.00 USD
 
 
13 Williams, David R. THE MAN FOR A NEW COUNTRY: SIR MATTHEW BAILLIE BEGBIE.
Sidney, British Columbia Gray's Publishing 1977 0888260687 / 9780888260680 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 
333 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "(B)iography of Sir Matthew Baillie Begbie, the first judge of British Columbia, who, after his death, became known as 'The Hanging Judge'. An extremely humane, literate, generous, humorous and fair-minded man, this misnomer has prevented appreciation of his well-rounded personality and his importance in the development of British Columbia. A successful lawyer in London, he left England to seek adventure. He found it quickly, during the gold rush days, and the Cariboo area, around Barkerville, was the locale of most of his work before 1871. Though many officials preferred to stay in Victoria, Begbie travelled constantly, mainly on horseback - camping out, baking his own bread, and living off the land, as he established British law throughout the enormous area. This book is an account of a highly-talented man: speaker of several languages and Indian dialects; mathematician, meteorologist and cartographer; classical scholar and student of history and literature; musician and artist; hunter and outdoorsman; courageous judge. He ranks as an outstanding Canadian pioneer." Light edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor soiling on top of text block, tiny stain on bottom of text block, faint erased pencil mark on front free endpaper. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, light to moderate rubbing, very small tear at top of spine archivally taped, one or two tiny chips, two tiny dents on front hinge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
14 Woodcock, George. A PICTURE HISTORY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA.
Edmonton Hurtig 1980 0888301855 / 9780888301857 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
240 pp, 11 1/4" H. "With almost four hundred (b&w) illustrations - which include paintings, drawings, maps, and original documents as well as a splendid section of fascinating photographs - the story of British Columbia is presented here in all its exciting contrast. In telling the story of Canada's western-most province, George Woodcock has vividly caught its unique character. (He) presents the varied personalities who shaped the province: Canadian fur traders and British naval captains; genteel citizens of nineteenth-century Victoria and brawling miners in Barkerville; high-minded missionaries and hard-living railroad builders; land speculators, farmers, politicians, journalists, industrialists, and of course the original inhabitants, the Coast Indians with their rich cultural traditions. (This book) spans the whole range from the age of the dinosaurs to the politics of the 1980s, and it includes (many) fascinating details. History comes alive as, picture by picture, Woodcock traces the development of a small settlement on Vancouver Island into the thriving province we know today." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear, minor edge wrinkling, very light rubbing with a few tiny scuffs on rear panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 


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