Our Books - Twenty Recent Acquisitions

Memory Pictures of Puget Sound Region
Higgins, Beth Bell

New York; Dodge Publishing Company, 16mo (16 cm). Card Covers. Very Good +. n.d. [circa 1900]; 53 pp.; illustrated.. A lovely copy in green soft card covers; no previous names or other markings. The... [read more] | $45.00

Cultivated Forests and British Columbia's Lumber Markets
Gilmour, John D.

Vancouver: The Truck Loggers' Association, 1946. quarto (11.5"). Stapled Card Covers. Very Good +. [2] + 8 pp., text double-column, with a Foreword over the facsimile signature of H. R. MacMillan. A... [read more] | $50.00

Annual Report of the Women's National Indian Association

Philadelphia: Executive Board of the Women's National Indian Association, 1888. Small Octavo. Stapled Wrappers. Very Good - 41 pp. Rusted staples, not affecting text or integrity of the binding, though... [read more] | $40.00

An Embassy to China: Being the Journal Kept by Lord Macartney during his Embassy to the Emperor Ch’ien-lung 1793-1794
Macartney, Lord

The Folio Society, London, 2004; illustrated throughout with watercolour sketches made during the Embassy by William Alexander. Introduction by Jonathan Spence and Edited by L.L. Cranmer-Byng. A Fine,... [read more] | $40.00

British Columbia Library Quarterly July 1962 Volume 26 Number 1.
Jordan, M. P. [Editor]

Vancouver: British Columbia Library Association, Octavo. Stapled Pictorial Card Covers. Fine. 44 pp., illustrated. The front cover features a Pacific Northwest native frog motif design by C. B. Grell.... [read more] | $45.00

A History of the East and West Viking Ladies' Aids 1894-1931.

North Dakota: Viking Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Church, Octavo. Card Covers. Fine. Card Covers bound with cord; n.d. (circa 1932), n.p.; illustrated; unpaginated (but 16 pp.). Uncommon history of... [read more] | $60.00

Some Lengthy Open-boat Voyages in the Pacific Ocean.
Howay, F. W.

The American Neptune, 1944. Octavo. Stapled Wrappers. Fine A 5-page offprint from Volume IV, Number 1 of The American Neptune, 1944. A well-researched study by this eminent Pacific Northwest historian,... [read more] | $12.00

Correspondence Between Lieut.-Governor McInnes and Honourable C. Semlin, Premier, In Respect to the Dismissal of the Semlin Government.
Semlin, Premier Charles A.

A Minority Government in British Columbia! Whoever has heard of such a thing? (some guidance on what not to do!) n.d., n.p. stapled wrappers, unpaginated, with 7 pp. of text (six double column).... [read more] | $90.00

Steam Along the Boundary: Canadian Pacific, Great Northern and the Great Boundary Copper Boom.
Turner, Robert D. and J. S. David Wilkie.

Winlaw, BC: Sono Nis Press, 2007. Oblong quarto [9" x 11"]. Hard Cover. Fine / Fine. The definitive study, by respected historian Robert Turner, of the railway history in the Boundary Country... [read more] | $100.00

Old Folks at Home: "Way down upon de Swanee Ribber".
Foster, Stephen Collins

Boston: Ticknor and Company, 1889. Small Octavo, Near Fine. The original printing of Foster's famous song was published by Firth, Pond & Co. in 1851; this edition with drawings and engravings by Charles... [read more] | $60.00

Far Eastern History (together with Supplement).
Waltz, Emelyn

Boston: Christopher Publishing House, 1953. Revised Edition. Octavo. Cloth. Signed. Very Good + / Very Good. 578 pp.; photographs, illustrations, maps, comparative time chart, bibliography and index. A... [read more] | $35.00

Songs of the Pogo
Kelly, Walt (with Norman Monath at the clavichord).

New York: Simon & Schuster, 1956. First Edition. quarto. Cloth. Very Good / Very Good -. The stories behind the songs, the lyrics, and the musical scores, all based upon the famous - or infamous -... [read more] | $30.00

Once on a Time.
Milne, A. A.

“This book was written in 1915, for the amusement of my wife and myself at a time when life was not very amusing.” The above words are those of Milne from the Preface to this volume, published... [read more] | $80.00

Un Exorciste Raconte
Amorth, Dom Gabriele

Paris: F. S. de Guibert, 1992. Octavo. Soft Cover. Fine. 246 pp. An unmarked copy in tight binding. "Ce livre, où Dom Amorth, exorciste du diocèse de Rome nous confie sa science et... [read more] | $22.50

Notes on Rupert's Land.
Corbett, Rev. G. O., M.D.

Toronto: Bibliographical Society of Canada, 1967. Facsimile Edition. Octavo;. Card Covers; Near Fine. This reprint is Number 8 in the facsimile series of the Bibliographical Society, and is of note not... [read more] | $15.00

An Account of the Conduct and Proceedings of the Late John Gow, alias Smith, Captain of the Late Pirates, Executed for Murther and Piracy, Committed on Board the George Galley, Afterwards Call'd the Revenge . . .
Defoe, Daniel

A True Recounting of Piracy by the author of Robinson Crusoe Edinburgh: Gordon Wright Publishing, 1978. Published under the short title, The Pirate Gow, 'this reprint is a facsimile of the 1890 edition... [read more] | $70.00

Constitution and Regulations for Indian Homemakers’ Clubs
Harris, Walter, The Honourable [Foreword]

Indian Affairs Branch, Department of Citizenship and Immigration; Ottawa. n.d. (but circa 1951). pp. [4] + 5-16 in stiff blue stapled cardcovers (approx. 20x13 cm.). Fine. From the Foreword penned... [read more] | $90.00

White Spot Armistice Dinner

1939;Near Fine; Broadsheet. Near Fine Single-fold (8.25" x 11", unfolded), with corporate logo and floral motif still-life painting reproduced on the front fold. The inside text sets out the... [read more] | $25.00

1866 The Union Proclamation: Colony of British Columbia Colony of Vancouver Island.
Seymour, Frederick; Margaret Ormsby

Vancouver; The Alumni and the Friends of the University of British Columbia, 1966. First Thus. Broadside. Fine A single-fold, 4-page, broadside. printed in two-colours, with an essay by British Columbia... [read more] | $30.00

La Petite Nation and the Papineaus: Background to The Seigniory Club 1674-1957.
Claxton, Brooke. [Brian Brooke Claxton, 1898-1960]

Ethel Wilson – Association Copy Ottawa: Self Published, 1957. Quarto; (11"). Cerlox bound. About Fine pp. [8] + [1]-51 pp.; Typed manuscript printed on rectos only with the exception of frontispiece... [read more] | $590.00