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41 Morton, W.L., edited and with introduction by. Assisted by Vera K. Fast. Preface (and based on materials provided by) R.D. Symons. (Monica Storrs.) GOD'S GALLOPING GIRL: THE PEACE RIVER DIARIES OF MONICA STORRS, 1929-1931.
University of British Columbia Press, Vancouver, (1984), reprint. 
307 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. B&w photos, drawing, map. "What brough Monica Storrs to embark on a wilderness life in the depressed thirties amidst the hardships of B.C.'s Peace River country - the last North American frontier?...A refined woman of 41, the delicately reared daughter of the dean of Rochester Cathedral, she was following a family tradition in seeking missionary work in rough and alien surroundings. Her mission was the settlers and the frontier. She came to teach Sunday School and the traditions of guiding and scouting to tough, work-hardened country children. She rode horseback to bring the gospel to the families of isolated farmers and trappers. She welcomed the poor and hungry to her home - both the god-fearing and the godless. And she was, for the most part, welcome in theirs...Overcoming early fears of failure and rejection, she learned to subdue the prejudices of her moral and social upbringing and at last won acceptance and a permanent place in the heart of the north..." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, very light rubbing, spine flat and uncreased. Very Good 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE VAGABOND FLEET:  A CHRONICLE OF THE NORTH PACIFIC SEALING SCHOONER TRADE., Murray, Peter.
42 Murray, Peter. THE VAGABOND FLEET: A CHRONICLE OF THE NORTH PACIFIC SEALING SCHOONER TRADE.
Victoria, B.C. Sono Nis Press 1988 1550390007 / 9781550390001 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good Maurice Chadwick. 
260 pp, 9 1/4" H. Map endpapers. Sepiatone photographs, colour ship portraits. "This gripping history of Canada's unknown seal hunt is a saga of greed and subterfuge, of bumbling diplomatic intrigue that almost led to war. At the same time it is the story of brave men who battled stormy seas in aging ships, many of which had seen better days. Countless lives were lost. Many of the victims were native Indians recruited with their canoes and spears from villages along the west coast of Vancouver Island. The effect of these tragedies on the Indian population and the economic impact of the fur seal hunt on their way of life is examined here for the first time. Threaded throughout the book are stories of the colourful characters who skippered and manned the sealing schooners. After years of acrimonious negotiations, a four-nation treaty was finally signed in 1911 which saved the fur seals from extinction. It was a landmark agreement in the conservation of marine life which set the pattern for a number of other international treaties over the years." Dust jacket has small wrinkle at top edge of rear flap, very light rubbing/soiling on rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
43 Paterson, T.W. BRITISH COLUMBIA SHIPWRECKS.
Langley, B.C. Stagecoach Publishing 1976 0889830053 / 9780889830059 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good- 
195 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. "The rugged coasts and rivers of British Columbia, Alaska and the Arctic Ocean have exacted a heavy toll of ships and seamen during the past 200 years. During this time, hundreds of vessels and thousands of lives have been lost to storms, uncharted reefs, treacherous currents and primitive navigational aids. Shipwreck, piracy, heroism and infamy; all have played their roles on this stormy stage of sea, ice and river rapid. (The author) covers the more spectacular of these ship disasters from the so-called 'mystery wrecks' to the comical salvage of the poor 'Nanette'. Previous owner's name in ink on front pastedown, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling/rubbing, several small edge tears archivally taped, wrinkling on spine. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
FIRST APPROACHES TO THE NORTHWEST COAST., Pethick, Derek.
44 Pethick, Derek. FIRST APPROACHES TO THE NORTHWEST COAST.
Vancouver J.J. Douglas 1976 0888940564 / 9780888940568 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good- 
232 pp, 9 1/4" H. Illustration section on green stock at front of book, map. "An ocean-going ship built of copper-sheathed mahogany. A trans-Siberian expedition that builds gallows every 20 miles. A circumnavigator who starts his working life as an apprentice to a Scottish grocer. Of the marvels and quirks of Europe's 18th-century forays to the northwest coast, few signs remain on Canada's Pacific shores. Yet before 1792, twenty-nine voyages reached land between what is now the California-Oregon border and the Bering Sea. Each of these voyages permanently altered the balance of power among European courts - as well as setting the tone of relations between the native peoples and the 'mau mau'l ney': those who came 'floating on the water without land'. Derek Pethick captures the political significance of each voyage while conveying the important details that make the men, their failures and accomplishments, come alive: for instance, the journal entry showing how the crew of the fated second Bering expedition, marooned on a desolate northern island, still debated whether they might lighten their misery by playing cards or whether this behaviour would be at variance with the tsar's orders." Faint erased pencil marks at top of front free endpaper, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear/wrinkling, a few very small chips, several edge tears with old tape repairs on inside top edge, light rubbing/soiling, small surface paper loss on spine, small light water stain on inside bottom edge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
45 Pethick, Derek. VICTORIA: THE FORT.
Mitchell Press, Vancouver, (1968). 
286 pp, large 8vo, HC. The first small settlement of the area that would become modern Victoria was sheltered behind stockade walls and protected by sturdy, axe-hewn timber bastions. Founded in 1843 by James Douglas, the Hudson's Bay Company's fur trading centre was soon given the name of Victoria. Here is the story of this isolated Fort and of the early colonial and gold rush days. B&w illus. Dj has heavy rubbing to surfaces, edges and corners, rear hinge has several holes d u t o h e a v i e r wear, one or two small closed tears and some indent lines on rear panel. VG/Fair 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
46 Provincial Archives. BRITISH COLUMBIA HERITAGE SERIES 1. OUR NATIVE PEOPLES. VOLUME 10. BELLA COOLA.
Province of British Columbia, Department of Education, Victoria, [1964]. 
77 pp, 9 1/2" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). B&w photographs, maps. Contents: Introduction; Subsistence; Tools, Techniques, and Industry; Religion; Family Life; Community Life; Conclusion; Appendix - Bella Coola Legends. Interior - clean and t ight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light browning to edges of covers, very light wear on spine, tiny soling speck on front cover. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE SCOT IN BRITISH NORTH AMERICA.  4 VOLUME SET., Rattray, W.J.
47 Rattray, W.J. THE SCOT IN BRITISH NORTH AMERICA. 4 VOLUME SET.
Toronto Maclear 1880 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - 
Four volumes, bevelled boards covered in blue cloth with gilt/black/blue lettering and decoration on spines and front boards. Brown endpapers to volumes I & II, white to volumes III & IV. Tissue-covered b&w portrait frontispiece in each volume. Pagination runs consecutively through the set - 1197 pages in total, plus publisher's advertising. Publication began in 1880 and concluded with volume IV in 1883. Contents - Volume I: The Scots at Home (The Land and the People / Early History / The War of Independence / Religion in Scotland - The Reformation and the Covenant / The Highlanders and Jacobitism / The Women and the Homes of Scotland / General Summary); The Scot Across the Sea (Abroad / Early Conquest and Colonization / British Rule after the Conquest). Volume II: The Scot in Public Life (The War of 1812 / Colonial Government down to 1791 / Constitutional Rule prior to 1812 / From 1815 to 1841 / Canada from 1840 to 1867). Volume III: The Scot in Public Life, continued (The Maritime Provinces from 1837 to 1867 / The Dominion from 1867 to 1882); The Scot in Professional Life (Universities and Colleges / The Churches / The Legal Profession). Volume IV: The Scot in the North-West (The Country and its early History / British Fur-hunting, and Settlement / The Rival Companies and Lord Selkirk / The Company and Colonization / The Canadian Pacific Railway / The Influx of Settlement / British Columbia / Journalism and Literature / Addenda). The books bear contemporary ownership blindstamps/signatures/dates of the Hume family of Galt. Some light rubbing/wear to edges, corners of boards and top/bottom of spine; light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine; wrinkling/rubbing to endpapers of the first two volumes; very light toning to edges of textblock - a little more on bottom; a few minor marks to text, but overall a clean, tight, handsome set, protected by removable stiff mylar jackets. 
Price: 225.00 USD
 
 
48 Rich, E.E. (Edwin Ernest.) THE FUR TRADE AND THE NORTHWEST TO 1857.
Toronto McClelland and Stewart 1967 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
336 pp, 9 1/4" H. One of 'The Canadian Centenary Series'. B&w plates, maps. "An exciting and authoritative account of the opening of the Northwest and the history and the development of the great fur-trading concerns. Professor Rich etches a graphic picture of how the often-unwilling partnership of exploration and fur trade revealed the full extent of what was to become Canadian territory." Very light edge wear/wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light to moderate edge wear wrinkling with a few tiny tears (archivally taped) and chips, slight browning to spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
49 Robertston, Heather. MEASURING MOTHER EARTH: HOW JOE THE KID BECAME TYRRELL OF THE NORTH.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 2007 0771075391 / 9780771075391 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
348 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs, maps. "One of Canada's first scientific explorers, Joseph Burr Tyrrell began his career in the late nineteenth century by surveying the Rocky Mountains on foot and mapping remote northern regions from a birchbark canoe; he ended it at the dawn of the Atomic Age, flying across the wilderness in bush planes. Among his many accomplishments, Tyrrell discovered Canada's first dinosaur, Albertosaurus, and an Ice Age glacier he named Keewatin. He risked his own and his companions' lives charting the Dubawnt and Kazan river networks west of Hudson Bay, and rescued the maps and records of Canada's great geographer, David Thompson, from oblivion. After he failed to find gold in the Klondike, Tyrrell gambled on buying a gold mine in Kirkland Lake, Ontario, and won millions." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very minor edge wear. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE RUSH FOR SPOILS:  THE COMPANY PROVINCE, 1871-1933 & PILLARS OF PROFIT:  THE COMPANY PROVINCE, 1934-1972.  2 VOLUME SET., Robin, Martin.
50 Robin, Martin. THE RUSH FOR SPOILS: THE COMPANY PROVINCE, 1871-1933 & PILLARS OF PROFIT: THE COMPANY PROVINCE, 1934-1972. 2 VOLUME SET.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1972 0771076754 / 9780771076756 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
318 pp, 351 pp, 9 1/4" H - 2 volume set. 'The Rush for Spoils' - published 1972, ISBN 0771076754. 'Pillars of Profit' - published 1973, ISBN 077107672X. B&w illustrations. "This is an extensively researched and thorough history of British Columbia that represents a new departure in the political and historical literature of the province. (The) first volume covers the years to 1933, when Conservative Premier Tolmie was replaced by the Liberal Pattullo. (The second volume covers) the stormy years of T.D. Pattullo's war on the Great Depression, the Liberal-Conservative coalition against Socialism, the reign of W.A.C. Bennett and Social Credit during twenty years of scandal and controversy and, finally, the victory of the N.D.P. under Dave Barrett in the general election of August, 1972. Dr. Robin's critical approach to the politicians, their ideologies and policies, is supported by a mass of facts that will make this well-written and entertaining study a standard reference work for years to come." The Rush for Spoils has minor wrinkle at bottom of spine and very small light stain on top of text block. Dust Jackets: 'The Rush for Spoils' has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, four small edge tears archivally taped. 'Pillars of Profit' has very light edge wear and rubbing. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
THE CANADIAN COWBOY:  STORIES OF COWS, COWBOYS, AND CAYUSES., Russell, Andy.  Illustrations by Don Brestler.
51 Russell, Andy. Illustrations by Don Brestler. THE CANADIAN COWBOY: STORIES OF COWS, COWBOYS, AND CAYUSES.
McClelland & Stewart, (Toronto, 1994), 2nd printing. 
287 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. B&w illustrations. Contents: Trailing Herds North and West; Saddles and the Men Who Rode Them; The Development of Cowboy Costume; Cowboys and the Buffalo; The Last of the Free Range; Life in Cow Country; Saskatchewan Campfires; British Columbia Cow Country; Trails of a Young Cowboy; Tough Times; The Unknown Quantity; Some Hazards of the Game; George and Frenchy; Cows, Cayuses, and Dudes; In Retrospect; Epilogue - The Wall-Eyed Stud. Interior - a few scattered light ink marks on last page, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing. VG+ 
Price: 11.50 USD
 
 
52 Sanford, Barrie. MCCULLOCH'S WONDER: THE STORY OF THE KETTLE VALLEY RAILWAY.
(Whitecap Books, North Vancouver, 1981), 3rd edition. 
260 pp, 8vo, HC in dust jacket. B&w photos and maps. The discovery of silver in British Columbia's Kootenay District lead to "a three decade long struggle to build a railway - the Kettle Valley Railway - west from the mines of the interior to the seaports of coastal British Columbia against political and geographic difficulties which were perhaps no less formidable than those faced by the Canadian Pacific Railway itself - ." Pages browning very lightly. Dust jacket has one small closed tear , minor edgewear, light wrinkling, light rubbing. VG+/VG 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
53 Scoones, Anny. TRUE HOME: LIFE ON A HERITAGE FARM.
TouchWood Editions 2010 1926741099 / 9781926741093 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ Bobak, Molly Lamb & Bobak, Bruno. 
232 pp, 7 1/2" H. Illustrated in colour and b&w by Canadian artists Molly Lamb Bobak and Bruno Bobak. The author relates anecdotes of her life at Glamorgan Farm, North Saanich, British Columbia - a heritage farm housing pigs, goats, horses, dogs, cats, chickens and various wild visitors who share Scoones life and thoughts. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - tiny corner crease on front cover, very minor edge wear at bottom edge of front cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
54 Segger, Martin. Introduction by Leonard K. Eaton. VICTORIA: A PRIMER FOR REGIONAL HISTORY IN ARCHITECTURE.
Watkins Glen, NY Pilgrim Guide to Historic Architecture / American Life Foundation and Study Institute 1979 0892570296 / 9780892570294 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Photographs by Douglas Franklin. Signed by Author and Photographer.
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 Permanence, Prosperity, and Pleasure / The North-South Axis: Trade, Commerce, and Communications / Technology and Convenience: Developments in Civic Amenities / Style and Function: Insitutions, Politics, and People); Four Tours (Map / Tour One: Old Town / Map / Tour Two: James Bay / Map / Tour Three: Victoria's Churches / Map / Tour Four: Victoria's Residences); Biographies of Architects; Bibliography; Glossary of Terms; Index. Minor wrinkle on spine, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, minor rubbing on boards. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
55 Smith, Peter L. With F.G.C. Wood & S.G. Pettit. A MULTITUDE OF THE WISE: UVIC REMEMBERED.
Victoria, British Columbia Alumni Association of the University of Victoria 1993 1550580523 / 9781550580525 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
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 native Victor-ian who is an alumnus of Victoria College and a longtime faculty member at UVic. (The) narrative is enlivened with anecdotal reminiscences, and is richly illustrated with archival photographs. A primary aim has been to reveal how UVic's personality continues to be influenced by its long tradition, although greatly altered by the dramatic changes that it has undergone. The University's history is treated in detail only until 1975, a watershed year in its growth. In reflective essays, the author sum-arizes more recent developments." Minor wrinkle at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
56 Smith, R.D. Hilton. Foreword by Samuel Rothstein. NORTHWESTERN APPROACHES: THE FIRST CENTURY OF BOOKS.
Victoria, B.C. Adelphi Book Shop 1969 First Thus Hard Cover Very Good 
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, May 1969." "This is not a bibliography, nor is it a pemmican history of the early northwest, although in some ways it shares the nature of both. It is a series of informal lectures, slightly expanded and re-arranged, on the books written by the explorers of British Columbia and its approaches during the century which began with Bering's first voyage and ended with Sir George Simpson's second journey to the Columbia." Contents: Foreword; Acknowledgements; Background & Introduction; Spaniards versus Russians; The British Approach by Land and Sea; The French Look In; The Americans Reach Out; Check-list; Index. Faint erased pencil marks at top of frent free endpaper, lettering on spine had faded. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
LOGGING BY RAIL:  THE BRITISH COLUMBIA STORY., Turner, Robert D.
57 Turner, Robert D. LOGGING BY RAIL: THE BRITISH COLUMBIA STORY.
Victoria, British Columbia Sono Nis Press 1990 155039018X / 9781550390186 Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
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 Notes; Bibliography; Index. "First-hand accounts from men who worked for a lifetime on the logging trains are interwoven with the intriguing history of the railroads and equipment. Here is an interesting and detailed picture of the Shay, Climax and Heisler geared locomotives, the Baldwin and Porter rod engines, the donkey engines and skidders, the speeders and rolling stock that gave logging railroads their unique character." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light rubbing on rear panel, one wrinkle down top half of spine. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
THE PACIFIC PRINCESSES:  AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY'S PRINCESS FLEET ON THE NORTHWEST COAST., Turner, Robert D.
58 Turner, Robert D. THE PACIFIC PRINCESSES: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY'S PRINCESS FLEET ON THE NORTHWEST COAST.
Victoria, British Columbia Sono Nis Press 1977 0919462049 / 9780919462045 Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- Harlan Hiney, dust jacket art. 
252 pp, 11 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps, reproductions, scale drawings. "In 1901 the Canadian Pacific Railway Company acquired control of the pioneering Canadian Pacific Navigation Company which for 20 years had provided the principal steamship services for the British Columbia coast and a major link between Puget Sound and Alaska. Within a few years, the CPR transformed the CPN's assortment of outdated coastal freighters, passenger steamers, and ancient paddlewheelers into a modern fleet of luxurious coastal liners - the Princess ships - offering unprecedented services to Washington State, British Columbia, and southern Alaska. The CPR's palatial intercity liners of the famed Triangle Route between Seattle, Victoria and Vancouver captured the public eye but there were other less renowned aspects of the Princess fleet's history that could not go unrecorded: the coastal freighters; the tugs; the riverboats of the lower Fraser River; the war services of the 'Princess Kathleen' and 'Princess Marguerite'; the CPR's Atlantic Princesses; the pioneering automobile ferry 'Motor Princess', and the competition of Puget Sound Navigation, Grand Trunk Pacific, Union Steam, Canadian National, Black Ball, and finally, British Columbia Ferries." Slight bump at top of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, has general light edge wear, moderate wear on flap-folds, light rubbing and a few tiny scuffs, wrinkling and tiny tear at top of spine - archivally taped. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
59 Twichell, Heath. NORTHWEST EPIC: THE BUILDING OF THE ALASKA HIGHWAY.
New York St. Martin's Press 1992 0312077548 / 9780312077549 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
368 pp, 9 1/2" H. Map endpapers, b&w photographs, maps. "(T)he panoramic story of the courageous U.S. Army Engineers and civilian contractors who toiled in the tense months after Pearl Harbor to build a 1,500-mile emergency supply line through the rugged Canadian Rockies to isolated military bases in Alaska. The construction of this winding gravel road - GI's called it the ALCAN - was very much an all-American adventure: blacks, whites, and natives working together under the harshest extremes of climate and terrain - racing to bolster Alaska's defenses and deter another Japanese attack on North American soil. The Alaska Highway - with its hundreds of bridges, chain of airfields, and oil refinery and pipeline system (known as CANOL) - opened to traffic in late 1942 and was in full use one year later. Though one of the greatest feats of twentieth-century macro-engineering, this huge project sparked as much protest as patriotism. Critics argued that the road was in the wrong place and would have little postwar value; a well-publicized investigation of CONOL's excesses gave a critical boost to the career of Senator Harry S. Truman." Very light wrinkling at top of spine, very small bump at top corner of both boards. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, light fading to spine color. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
HUDSON'S BAY TO HARO STRAIT: BOOKS ON WESTERN CANADA AND THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST.  A COLLECTORS' GUIDE., Whale, G.J. Kim.
60 Whale, G.J. Kim. HUDSON'S BAY TO HARO STRAIT: BOOKS ON WESTERN CANADA AND THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST. A COLLECTORS' GUIDE.
Victoria, British Columbia Rockland Books 1998 0968326005 / 9780968326008 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Signed by Author
316 pp + Index, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). No. 186 of the first edition of 500 copies. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper. "(T)he boundaries of the guide are reasonably flexible. If a book contains significant Western or Western Arctic material, it will be included. The geographic reach embraces all the past and present territory of Western and Arctic Canada, all that was once Rupert's Land as well as those areas where histories have intermingled. For example, the great gold rushes of Alaska and the Klondike are strongly linked, and that's reflected in the accounts dealing with those events. I don't think I've missed many of the West's important books, but allow me the occasional oversight. The listings of the books have been made as clear and simple as possible, with a minimum of bibliographic description; enough ony to provide a sense of the size, shape and format of the book and a rough guide to the contents. The physical description is as extensive as needs be to identify the first or most desired edition or, in a lot of cases, the best edited; occasionally all three." From the Introduction. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
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