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The Story of the Totem
Author: Campbell-Johnston, Ronald Campbell
Illustrator: Amy Ellen Campbell-Johnston
Reference #: 1516
Status: For Sale
List Price: $60.00
Vancouver: J.T. Pyott, 12mo (18cm). Illustrated Card Covers. Good + n.d. (but 1924); 62 pp.; yapp edges; illustrations by Amy Ellen Campbell-Johnston, with her self-attribution in the margin at the base of the front cover and her manuscript corrections in the text. Recounted are the legends connected with the totems in Stanley Park, Vancouver. The tales are "as mostly told by the Indians themselves, in several separate stories narrated at times to [the illustrator] and then duly transcribed, with the most respectful care, by her husband. . .". Uniform dustiness of the covers with wear at all edges; binding tight. Scarce. [Edwards & Lort 590; Smith 1426; Hale Volume 1 #494] An important and desirable item of Vancouver history and of native mythology and symbol.
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