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.
Dunlop, Jean.THE CLAN MACKENZIE: INDEPENDENCE IN THE NORTH. WITH TARTAN AND CHIEF'S ARMS IN COLOUR, AND A MAP. W. & A.K. JOHNSTON'S CLAN HISTORIES SERIES. W. & A.K. Johnston, Edinburgh, 1953. 30 pp, 7 1/2" H, hard cover (yellow paper-covered boards with black lettering on spine and boards, clan tartan on front board) - no dust jacket. Colour coat of arms and clan tartan, b&w map and view of Kintail/Loch Duich. Provides a brief history of the Clan Mackenzie, followed by: Miscellaneous Clan Notes; Septs of Clan Mackenzie; Cadets of Clan Mackenzie; The Earldom of Cromartie; notes on Clan Music. Small areas of erased pencil marks on front pastedown, minor browning to pages, light ed ge wear, moderate soiling to boards, wear and tiny tears at top/bottom of spine, browning to edges of textblock, darkening to spine. Good-