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Image for Arctic Odyssey: The Diary of Diamond Jenness, 1913-1916

Arctic Odyssey: The Diary of Diamond Jenness, 1913-1916

By: N/A

Price: $199.95

Publisher: Canada, Canadian Museum of Civilization: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 431H4126

ISBN: 066012906X

Condition: Good


066012906X xliii, 859 pages. Footnotes, references, index. Black and white diagrams and reproductions of photos. "Provides insight at a ground level of Jenness' long, tough voyage of discovery, so that anyone interested in Arctic America or Canadian studies will find this journal a rare and enriching experience. Further, for Arctic scholars, this journal presents the detailed context for those pioneer monographs that launched the career of young Jenness and led to his becoming Canada's pre-eminent anthropologist." - dust jacket. Unmarked with average wear. Binding intact. Modest... View more info

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Vancouver Island Shores

By: N/A

Price: $79.95

Publisher: Canada, Protected Shores of Vancouver Island: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 622G3855

ISBN: 0968200206

Condition: Very Good


0968200206 199 pages. Index. Selected references. Black and white illustrations. Includes: plants and animals to look for; the natural history of seashore creatures; introduction to local seaweeds; detailed drawings; maps to provincial and regional parks. Prior owner's details atop title page, otherwise minor soiling and light wear. A quality copy. View more info

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At the End of the Trail from Victoria

By: N/A

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Canada, Cougar: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 713G4132

ISBN: 0969418302

Condition: Good


0969418302 59 pages. Map. Index. Generously illustrated with black and white reproductions of archival black and white photos. Describes the good old days of hunting just north of Victoria, BC before much of the area became restricted to protect Victoria's water supply. Average wear. Unmarked. A sound copy. View more info

Romantic Vancouver Island - Victoria Yesterday and Today

By: Abraham, Dorothy

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Victoria, BC, Self-Published: 1969

Edition: Seventh Edition

Seller ID: 64500722

Condition: Good


120 pages. Author's signature upon title page. Illustrated in black and white. A story of life on Vancouver Island in the past and now. Presents extracts from now out-of-print accounts of early life on the island. Unmarked. Light to moderate wear. Nice copy in red card covers. 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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Statutes of the Province of British Columbia Passed in the Third Session of the Fifth Parliament of British Columbia, Begun and Holden at Victoria, on the 31st January, and Ending on the 6th April, 1889

By: Author Not Stated

Price: $295.00

Publisher: Victoria BC, Queen's Printer: 1889

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 866A4761

Condition: Fair


Public Acts dealing with: Consolidation of the Statutes, Bush Fires, Charitable Associations, Companies, Courts - Official Stenographer, Regulation of Elections, Protection of Game, Jurors, Land Grants, Licenses, Mechanics Liens, Lulu Island (railway purposes), Magistrates, Medicine and Surgery, Minerals other than Coal, Quartz Mines, Municipalities, Probate and Letters of Administration, Canadian Western Central Railway, Columbia and Kootenay Railway, Public Roads, Royal Columbia Hospital, Royal Hospital, Public Schools, Summary Proceedings before Justice of the Peace, Supply, Taxes on Proper... View more info

Image for Seeing Victoria and Vancouver Island By Circle Tours - Malahat Scenic Drives, Butchart's Sunken Gardens & Observatory Drive - Pierce-Arrow Cars

Seeing Victoria and Vancouver Island By Circle Tours - Malahat Scenic Drives, Butchart's Sunken Gardens & Observatory Drive - Pierce-Arrow Cars

By: Author Not Stated

Price: $99.95

Publisher: British Columbia, Publisher: 1910

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 644C9709

Condition: Very Good


Fantastic vintage 6-panel fold-out brochure measuring 24" x 9.5" when open. Undated but appears to be from the early 1900s. Pre-dates the Swartz Bay Ferry terminal. Great photo of the quaint Pierce-Arrow tour vehicle - a stretched car holding upwards of 16 passengers. Several ads for local businesses. Includes large map of the tour route/southern Vancouver Island. Clean and unmarked with light wear. A delightful early Victoria collectible! View more info

Image for Black Ball Line (Ferry) Map: Puget Sound Country, Victoria - Vancouver Island, and Southern British Columbia Coast

Black Ball Line (Ferry) Map: Puget Sound Country, Victoria - Vancouver Island, and Southern British Columbia Coast

By: Author Not Stated

Price: $79.95

Publisher: USA, Puget Sound Navigation Company/Black Ball Line, Ltd./Black Ball Ferries, Ltd.: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 228C9711

Condition: Good


Measures 18"x12". Circa early 1950s. Shows existing and proposed ferry routes. Includes photos of the MV. Chinook and the MV. Kahloke, plus photos of local scenic attractions and related write-ups. Average wear. Unmarked. A nice collectible. View more info

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Visitor's Guide: Victoria, Vancouver Island, Vancouver - Sightseeing Maps

By: Author Not Stated

Price: $59.95

Publisher: British Columbia, Publisher Not Stated: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 644C9714

Condition: Good


64 pages. Undated but appears to be early 1960s. Many colour photos and other illustrations. Provides a comprehensive snapshot of the many tourist attractions and services of these areas several decades ago. Unmarked with average wear. A great piece for those interested in the history of the tourism industry in these regions. View more info

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Victoria City and Vancouver Island Directory 1952

By: Author Not Stated

Price: $299.95

Publisher: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, B.C. Directories Ltd.: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 617G1210

Condition: Fair


1192 pages. An excellent snapshot of Vancouver Island in the year 1952. "Containing an alphabetically arranged list of business houses; private citizens; civic, provincial and dominion governments; churches; public and private schools; secret and benevolent organizations; also an avenue and street guide and directory of householders for Victoria City, with telephone numbers; also a classified business directory." - from title page. Above-average external wear and soiling. Hinges open. A worthy copy of this wonderful reference. View more info

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Victoria City and Vancouver Island Directory 1956

By: Author Not Stated

Price: $299.95

Publisher: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, B.C. Directories Ltd.: 1956

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 617G1213

Condition: Fair


814 pages. Provides an excellent snapshot of Vancouver Island in the year 1956. "Containing an alphabetically arranged list of business houses; private citizens; civic, provincial and dominion governments; churches; public and private schools; secret and benevolent organizations; also an avenue and street guide section with telephone numbers for Victoria, Nanaimo and Port Alberni cities; also a classified business directory." - from title page. Above-average external wear. Hinges starting. A worthy copy of this excellent reference. View more info

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Vancouver Island, British Columbia Shopping and Dining Directory

By: Author Not Stated

Price: $69.95

Publisher: Canada, Guide-Post Directories: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 713G3049

Condition: Good


22 pages. 9.3" x 4". Offers a wonderful snapshot of southern Vancouver Island's shopping and dining offerings in 1965. All listings include brief write-up and charming photo or illustration. Very nostalgic. Binding sound. Clean and unmarked with moderate wear. View more info

Beyond the island: An illustrated history of Victoria

By: Baskerville, Peter A

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Burlington, ON, Windsor Publications: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 71608768

ISBN: 0897811429

Condition: Very Good


0897811429 144 pages including index and bibliography. Extensive archival illustrations in colour and black and white. Chapters include: The Company Town - Image and Reality; The Gold Town; The Emerging Metropolis; The Legacy of a Boom; Modern Victoria - Leader or Laggard; Partners in Progress. Light wear. Unmarked. View more info

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Canadian West Magazine - The Pioneer Years: Summer 1994, Vol. 10, No. 2 (Collector's #36)

By: Basque, Garnet: Editor

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Canada, Sunfire: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 115H1475

Condition: Very Good


38 pages. Abundantly illustrated with colour and black and white archival photos. Features: Herschel Island - discovered by Captain John Franklin in 1826; The San Juan Island Pig War; Fort Victoria 1854-1857 (Part III) - Esquimalt emerges as a major outpost of British Naval Power in the Pacific; Prior House 1910-1960; First Winter in the West - Fort Macleod is constructed; Place Names of New Iceland. Clean, bright and unmarked with light wear. A nice copy. View more info

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Telephone Talk, Magazine of the British Columbia Telephone Company (B.C. Tel), March - April, 1959

By: Bond, Mrs. J.W.; Force, William R.: Editor

Price: $99.95

Publisher: Vancouver, B.C., British Columbia Telephone Company (B.C. Tel): 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 662G3741

Condition: Good


36 pages. Contents: Company Revamps Sales Organization - with photos of R.B. Murphy, N.C. Millidge, R.L. Auld and A.B. Evers; Accounting Geared for Automation - with photos of Allan Bryce, L.A.D. Battrum, M.G. Butler, Robert Sutherland, Kenneth Crowter, J.D. Johnston, Curtis Rice and David Cameron; Personnel Expands Scope - with photos of T.H. Halford, W.E. Wain, O.E. Snead, Dr. J.A. MacMillan, H.L. Brown, A.J. D'Ath and F.G. Fredrickson; Excellent two-page photo and text feature on the closing of the Kerrisdale office, after 38 years, to make way for the more automated Amherst office - the b... View more info

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British Columbia Electric Railway Company Limited

By: British Columbia Electric Railway Company Limited

Price: $599.95

Publisher: Vancouver, B.C., British Columbia Electric Railway Company Limited: 1923

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 328C9891

Condition: Fine


40 pages. Oblong 12" x 9.5". Circa 1923. Profusely illustrated with glorious contemporary black and white photos. Considerable supporting text. A sumptuous promotional work intended to highlight the investment potential of the British Columbia Electric Railway Company and its subsidiary companies: Vancouver Power Company Limited; Vancouver Island Power Company Limited; Western Power Company of Canada Limited; Vancouver Gas Company Limited; Victoria Gas Company Limited. Very attractive gilt lettering and decoration upon chocolate brown front cover. Clean and fresh with very light... View more info

Image for Victoria (British Columbia) and Vancouver Island Telephone Directory, May 1947

Victoria (British Columbia) and Vancouver Island Telephone Directory, May 1947

By: British Columbia Telephone Company (B.C. Tel.)

Price: $299.95

Publisher: British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Telephone Company: 1947

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 664G4286

Condition: Good


205 pages including residential listings (white pages) and many nostalgic illustrated yellow pages ads. Average wear. Binding intact. A sound vintage copy of this exceptionally informative and enjoyable shapshot of Vancouver Island in 1947. View more info

Image for The Illustrated London News (ILN) February 7, 1953 -  Loss of the Car Ferry 'Princess Victoria' / Flooding in England and the Netherlands

The Illustrated London News (ILN) February 7, 1953 - Loss of the Car Ferry 'Princess Victoria' / Flooding in England and the Netherlands

By: Bryant, Arthur; Squire, Sir John; Falls, Cyril

Price: $199.95

Publisher: London, The Illustrated London News and Sketch, Ltd.: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 302G2795

Condition: Good


Pages 181-220. Features: Cover photos of the loss of the car-ferry 'Princess Victoria' which went down on 31 January with a loss of 128 lives, plus two more pages of dramatic photos of the disaster; Simulating an atomic blast over Clapham Junction; 10 photos related to the murder of the Ruck family by Mau Mau terrorists in Kenya, a shocking crime redeemed only by the heroism of an African houseboy; Full-page photo of massive flooding on Canvey Island, Essex - the Thames estuary pleasure resort; Two more pages of photos of the Canvey Island flooding which killed 100; Photos of flood-related sc... View more info

Image for The Saturday Evening Post, March 23, 1957 -  Victor Borge / Operation Sharkbait / Preventing Premature Births

The Saturday Evening Post, March 23, 1957 - Victor Borge / Operation Sharkbait / Preventing Premature Births

By: Case, Victoria; Ruhen, Olaf; Brimmer, Lenor & Kenneth; Mayse, Arthur; Yoder, Robert; Smith, Beverly; Hauser, Ernest; Libler, John; Borge, Victor; Blair, Col. Charles F. Jr.; Wolf, Bill; Von Rosenstiel, W.; Le May, Alan; Case, Robert

Price: $199.95

Publisher: USA, The Curtis Publishing Company: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 357G2397

Condition: Good


126 pages. Fiction: Problem Mother; The Face of Death; First Baby; The Forbidden Island; Kiowa Moon (part 2 of 7); The Golden Shadow (conclusion). Articles: How an Amblance Chaser Works - other people's accidents make him money; If a President Collapses - proposed solutions to the problem of what to do if/when a President falls ill; The Face of America - The Golden Triangle - large color photo of the Monongahela meeting the Allegheny River; We are on the Spot in Spain - Franco's dictatorship rests on a powder keg; Premature Births Can Be Prevented - Releasin is used to delay labor - with ph... View more info

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Travels in British Columbia

By: Chittenden, Newton

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Vancouver, BC, Canada, Gordon Soules Book Pub: 1984

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 318C6702

ISBN: 0919574718

Condition: Good


0919574718 86 pages including index. First published in Victoria, British Columbia in 1882, this volume "...Takes a glance at the early history of Vancouver Island and the mainland, then briefly describes the gold, silver, copper, iron, coal, timber and fish interests of the province. Stock raising and agriculture are alluded to and an epitome of the land and mining laws, the government, Indian tribes, etc. is given. Trips to different portions of the province are described in a correct and even graphic manner. The first is from the city to Yale. Scenery along the canal DeHaro is char... View more info