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Image for Pioneer Pipers of British Columbia - A biographical directory of Pipers active in B.C. in the 1950s

Pioneer Pipers of British Columbia - A biographical directory of Pipers active in B.C. in the 1950s

By: N/A

Price: $199.95

Publisher: British Columbia, Western Academy of Pipe Music B.C.: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 155A5135

ISBN: 0969303505

Condition: Very Good


0969303505 286 pages. Index. Bibliography. "A compilation and sythesis of biographical data. Consists of almost 700 articles on about that many pipers, plus a few miscellaneous subjects. Some of the articles are rather full biographical outlines, and others are brief mentions of early pipers found in early newspapers and other sources." - from Introduction. Black and white illustrations throughout. Unmarked but for publication date hand-written upon title page. Light wear. Nice copy. View more info

Image for A Man and His Century Gerald Smedley Andrews 1903 - 2005

A Man and His Century Gerald Smedley Andrews 1903 - 2005

By: N/A

Price: $79.95

Publisher: Canada, Self Published: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 326H4421

ISBN: 0973434902

Condition: Very Good


0973434902 Signed, without inscription, by Doreen Hunter upon title page. ix, 56 pages. Generously illustrated with black and white reproductions of photos. Andrews was a teacher, forester, surveyor, engineer, author, artist, and Surveyor-General of British Columbia 1951-1968. Clean and unmarked with light wear. A nice copy of this interesting and important B.C. life story. View more info

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The Last Wooden Spar

By: N/A

Price: $199.95

Publisher: Canada, Self-Published: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 664G4421

ISBN: B01NB1AL8L

Condition: Very Good


B01NB1AL8L 176 pages. Index. Reproductions of archival black and white photos in text. Signed by author upon title page. Oblong 8.5" x 11". An engaging account of the history of coastal British Columbia logging and the part the author played in it over his long career. Clean, bright and unmarked with very light wear. A handsome copy. View more info

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Home from the Hill: Autumn Wanderings in the North-West, 1881-1884

By: A.S. Hill

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Victoria, BC, Canada, TouchWood Editions: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 754C7108

ISBN: 0920663303

Condition: Good


0920663303 214 pages including footnotes and index. Black and white photos. "Fun, freedom and adventure - these were what drew many young men away from Victorian England to a life of wide horizons in British Columbia. This 'Triography' profiles three of the most intriguing of these newcomers. Moderate external wear. Unmarked. Binding tight. Faint evidence of small label removal atop half-title page. A quality copy. View more info

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B.C. Binning

By: Abraham J. Rogatnick; Ian M. Thom; Adele Weder

Price: $99.95

Publisher: Canada, Douglas & McIntyre: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 53AH3779

ISBN: 1553651715

Condition: Good


1553651715 "This elegantly designed book pays well-deserved homage to the life and work of B.C. Binning, a man who helped steer Vancouver's artistic community more boldly towards the mainstream and an international future." - dust jacket. 179 pages. Chronology, footnotes, selected bibliography and index. Generously illustrated in colour and black and white. Printed upon glossy stock. Large handwritten gift greetings upon front free endpaper, otherwise unmarked with moderate wear. Binding intact. Short opening to front fold of dust jacket which is now preserved in archival-grade... View more info

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Bryan Adams

By: Adams, Bryan

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Firefly Books: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 147A6796

ISBN: 1895565839

Condition: Very Good


1895565839 108 pages. "This book contains a selection of pictures from our various expeditions (and a few more for good measure). You won't get the whole story, but you'll get a few clues." - from Introduction. Excellent photography throughout. Clean, bright and unmarked with light wear. Nice copy. View more info

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OUR FIRST 60 YEARS. A Story of a Cariboo Pioneer

By: Allen, C. C.

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Canada, Caryall Books Ltd: 1989

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 155H1491

ISBN: B000ONTJJQ

Condition: Good


B000ONTJJQ 83 pages. Several black and white reproductions of archival photos. Author was born in England in 1890. Here he recounts his B.C. pioneering memories. Unmarked with moderate wear. A sound copy. View more info

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Mr. Chemainus: A Milltown Daughter Recalls Noel Frederick Lang

By: Anderson, Joy Lang

Price: $69.95

Publisher: Canada, Fir Grove Publishing: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 863H3505

ISBN: 0921271093

Condition: Good


0921271093 100 pages. Bibliography. Grainy black and white reproductions of archival photos. "A warm tribute to not only Noel Lang but all the men and women who have laboured to make Chemainus what it is today." - Introduction. Prior owner's details blacked out atop title page otherwise unmarked with moderate wear. A sound copy. View more info

Metis outpost: Memoirs of the first schoolmaster at the Metis settlement of Kelly Lake, B.C., 1923-1925

By: Andrews, G. S

Price: $69.95

Publisher: Victoria, BC, Marketing by Pencrest Pub: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 64500671

ISBN: 0969216904

Condition: Fine


0969216904 340 pages including index. Abundantly illustrated in black and white. "It was long the custom to regard local and even regional history as being of relatively little importance. But of late it has been recognized that if the generalizations that properly characterize broader studies are to be valid, they must often be based upon local sources that are frequently the only record of past events, changed conditions and vanished life-styles. The great number of local and regional studies now being published will result eventually in a much better and more perceptive general hist... View more info

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My Borrowed Life

By: Audain, James

Price: $149.95

Publisher: Sidney, B.C., Gray's Publishing Limited: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 463H4080

ISBN: B002GW9RT0

Condition: Good


B002GW9RT0 226 pages. 24cm. Autobiography of Vancouver Island coal magnate James Dunsmuir's eldest grandson. "I feel that exposing the situations through which I have passed may be of help to others. I have laced the story of my life with familiar names and incidents of a sensational nature not only to entertain but to point up the pitfalls to be avoided at all levels of society." - dust jacket. "He brings to life the downward path from the silk of society to the seamy side of Soho and the gutters of Marseilles." - dust jacket. Moderate wear to publisher's green cloth. B... View more info

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From coalmine to castle;: The story of the Dunsmuirs of Vancouver Island

By: Audain, James

Price: $149.95

Publisher: New York, Pageant Press: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 326H3283

ISBN: B0007EO5QE

Condition: Fair


B0007EO5QE 213 pages. Eight pages of photographic plates. "A true saga of the New World is the story of the Dunsmuirs of Vancouver Island. No history of British Columbia, no references to older days, no account of the 'good old times' could possibly be complete without a story of the famous family whose members helped found the Province, and whose adventures in life brought them wealth, power, and social position." - page 1. Author was the grandson of James Dunsmuir. Lowther indicates publication of this title was withdrawn in consequence of legal action. Bit of writing stroked o... View more info

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A Journey with E.J. Hughes: One Collector's Odyssey

By: Barbeau, Jacques

Price: $399.95

Publisher: Vancouver, BC, Canada, Douglas & McIntyre: 2005

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 546H0645

ISBN: 1553651537

Condition: Fine


1553651537 Signed upon title page by author. 180 pages. Index. References. Biographical overview. List of works. Colour illustrated endpapers. "E.J. Hughes is famous for his unforgettably rich and accomplished landscapes, primarily depicting the British Columbia coast. His works now command the highest auction prices ever paid for a living Canadian artist, confirmation of his emergence as a major figure on the international art scene... The passionate collector has always been central to the emergence of important artists. In this extraordinarily personal account, the world of a c... View more info

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A Journey with E.J. Hughes: One Collector's Odyssey

By: Barbeau, Jacques

Price: $299.95

Publisher: Vancouver, BC, Canada, Douglas & McIntyre: 2005

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 547C8609

ISBN: 1553651537

Condition: Very Good


1553651537 180 pages. Index. References. Biographical overview. List of works. Colour illustrated endpapers. "E.J. Hughes is famous for his unforgettably rich and accomplished landscapes, primarily depicting the British Columbia coast. His works now command the highest auction prices ever paid for a living Canadian artist, confirmation of his emergence as a major figure on the international art scene... The passionate collector has always been central to the emergence of important artists. In this extraordinarily personal account, the world of a collector comes alive. Here are 76 ... View more info

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The Remarkable Adventures of Portuguese Joe Silvey

By: Barman, Jean

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Canada, Harbour Publishing: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 328A4771

ISBN: 155017326X

Condition: Very Good


155017326X 88 pages. Index. Many interesting black and white photos. "Joe Silvery was a colourful B.C. settler - a saloon keeper, whaler and pioneer of herring seine fishing in the province." - from back cover. Clean and unmarked with light wear. Nice copy. View more info

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Camp Inspector - Tales of a B.C. (British Columbia) Logger

By: Barney, Gord

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Canada, First Choice: 2006

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 465G4961

Condition: Very Good


227 pages. Author's humourous black and white illustrations. Barney logged up and down the West Coast of British Columbia, including the Queen Charlotte Islands, and in many of the small logging camps on the Central Coast. Unmarked with light wear. A nice copy. View more info

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Clayoquot: The Sound of My Heart

By: Betty Shiver Krawczyk

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Canada, Orca Book Publishers: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 151A5161

ISBN: 1551430762

Condition: Very Good


1551430762 213 pages. "A riveting and humorous account of one woman's reflective journey as she moves from the segregated American South in the 1940s to the Clayoquot Sound blockades in the 1990s. Betty's willingness to act on the injustices she is confronted with is a true inspiration to us all." - Vicki Husband (from back cover.) Clean and unmarked with light wear. Nice copy. View more info

Uncommon Will : The Death and Life of Sue Rodriguez

By: Birnie, Lisa H.; Rodriguez, Sue

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Toronto, ON, Canada, Macmillan Canada: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 46207473

ISBN: 0771590911

Condition: Very Good


0771590911 179 pages. Tracing the path she took from obscurity to public prominence, her physical and legal battles and private torment from the time she was diagnosed in August of 1991 to her death in February of 1994, this story illuminates the sensitive moral issues raised by Sue's crusade and sheds light on this woman of uncommon strength and deep conviction. Includes black and white photographs. Former owner's rubber stamp upon front endpaper else unmarked. Please note: prior owner neatly taped dust jacket to boards with invisible tape. Book remains attractive in pale green illustrat... View more info

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The Life of Emily Carr

By: Blanchard, Paula

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Univ of Washington Pr: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 463C6520

ISBN: 0295965460

Condition: Good


0295965460 331 pages. Selected bibliography and reference notes. Index. Colour and black and white plates. "A model biography, a perfect blend of careful , caring scholarship with the human presence of Carr and a sensitive author' - Doris Shadbolt. Minor lean to spine. Moderate wear. Gift greetings upon front free endpaper else clean and unmarked. A quality copy. View more info

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Settling Clayoquot (Sound heritage series)

By: Bossin, Bob

Price: $59.95

Publisher: Victoria, B.C., Province of British Columbia, Ministry of Provincial Secretary and Govt. Services, Provincial Archives, Sound and Moving Image Division: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 323A0778

ISBN: 0771882734

Condition: Good


0771882734 76 pages. Numerous archival black and white illustrations. Considerable emphasis upon Japanese residents and the effect of World War II upon them. Moderate wear. Unmarked. Coupon neatly removed along perforated lines on last page. View more info

Image for Rubber Boots for Dancing and Other Memories of Pioneer Life in the Bulkley Valley

Rubber Boots for Dancing and Other Memories of Pioneer Life in the Bulkley Valley

By: Bourgon, Nan; Rosberg, Marjorie (Editor)

Price: $199.95

Publisher: Smithers, BC, Tona and Janet Hetherington: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 648G2181

Condition: Very Good


138 pages. Profusely illustrated with reproductions of archival black and white photos. Biography of Nan Bourgon wonderfully intertwined with the history of British Columbia's Bulkley Valley. Prior owner's name discreetly atop title page, otherwise unmarked with moderate wear. Binding tight. A quality copy. Hale and Barman #98. View more info