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Image for Victoria Modern : Investigating Postwar Architecture and Design on Southern Vancouver Island, an Introduction

Victoria Modern : Investigating Postwar Architecture and Design on Southern Vancouver Island, an Introduction

By: Christopher Thomas, et al.

Price: $69.95

Publisher: Victoria, B.C., University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C.: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 644H4173

ISBN: 1550583166

Condition: Fair


1550583166 44 pages. Footnotes. Black and white reproductions of photos. "This publication participates not only in local history but in a national and international conversation about the heritage of the Modern. We hope this publication will stimulate public appreciation of what remains in Victoria and on southern Vancouver Island from the postwar period - here considered the span 1945-75. It is also intended to double as a primer on modernism in architecture and design." - Foreword. Usual library markings. Somewhat above-average external wear. Binding intact. A worthy refere... View more info

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It Was Quite a Performance : The Memoirs of Ron Dalziel

By: Dalziel, Ron

Price: $179.95

Publisher: Canada, Classic Memoirs: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 716C8495

ISBN: 096826820X

Condition: Fine


096826820X 171 pages. "Ron Dalziel came of age in a peried when it was believed that any man in British Columbia could be successful - if he'd just work hard, and take a few chances. Like others of his generation, his confidence in the future of B.C. was subsequently rewarded. For nearly a half century, he fished and logged across central Vancouver Island, and up and down the Georgia Strait. This is the story of the years from the 1940's to the 1980's, and of the successes and failures of one man who embodied the spirit of the period... Presents with good humour an array of interesting... View more info

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Rural Roots: The Trials and Triumphs of a Back-to-the-Lander

By: De Candole, Richard [Signed]

Price: $69.95

Publisher: Canada, Self-Published: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 445H4430

ISBN: 1926747941

Condition: Fine


1926747941 Signed and generically inscribed by author atop title page. "Includes many columns written for the Victoria Times-Colonist in the early 2000s about country living." - back cover. Author's column was called Rural Roots and also included personal and family history. Clean, bright and unmarked with very light wear. An excellent copy. View more info

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The Esquimalt & Nanaimo Railway: The Dunsmuir years, 1884-1905

By: Donald F MacLachlan

Price: $99.95

Publisher: Canada, B.C. Railway Historical Association, with assistance from the B.C. Heritage Trust: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 328C6047

ISBN: 0969251106

Condition: Fair


0969251106 168 pages. Bibliography. Glossary. Index. Moderate wear. Contents include: Conception; Survey and Construction; The Last Spike; The Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway Land Grant; Passenger Service; The Development of Freight Service; Weather, High Water and Wrecks; E&N Presidents and other personalities; Early Facilities and Locomotives; The Sale of the E&N; Contract for Construction; Locomotive Roster; Engine Movements from Dispatcher's Diary; E&N Employees in the running trades; Railway Statistics; Abstracts of Payroll, 1905. Unmarked. Moisture exposure to last 10 pages or so ha... View more info

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Bob Dressler's 8, 10 and 12 Lessons for Accordion

By: Dressler, Bob

Price: $199.95

Publisher: North Vancouver, BC, The Canadian Accordion Publications: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 812G3685

Condition: Fair


28 pages. Undated. Appears to be circa early 1950s. "Designed primarily for progressive accordion schools that supply free student instruments with an introductory course." - from page 2. Inside front cover are pictures of Mr. Dressler's hand-picked teachers: Ken Day of Courtenay and Cumberland, Jean Robson of North Vancouver, Walt Miller of Victoria, Ronnie Jajala, Bette Kobe of Nanaimo and Ladysmith, Wilf Trim of North Vancouver, and June Elder of Sea Island and Lulu Island. The author is described as probably the only man in Canada who understands ever phase of the accordion bu... View more info

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Telephone Talk, Magazine of the British Columbia Telephone Company (B.C. Tel), November - December, 1958

By: Drummond-Hay, C.R.: Editor; Love, Peggy

Price: $99.95

Publisher: Vancouver, B.C., British Columbia Telephone Company (B.C. Tel): 1958

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 662G3743

Condition: Good


36 pages. Cover photo of Pat James. Contents: Christmas greetings from Mr. McLean, head of the company, inside front cover; Photos of D.C. Watt, Earl T. Squire and T.D. Owen-Turner; Details of construction around the province, with photo of new structure in Keating on Vancouver Island being built by Farmer Construction; Treasury cheques now processed by I.B.M. - with photos of the new technology at work; Ladysmith Conversion to dial service - with one-page photo of Mrs. Laura Ryan removing her operator headset for the last time, plus 8 more photos showing Tom McCormick, Doug Baigent, Kerry C... View more info

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A most unusual colony

By: Duffus, Maureen

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Victoria BC, Desktop Pub: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 647A4204

ISBN: 1895332117

Condition: Very Good


1895332117 156 pages. "Blends fact and fiction to present a picture of life in Fort Victoria that is both entertaining and convincing." - Terry Reksten. Clean, bright and unmarked with light wear. Nice copy. View more info

Image for The Saturday Evening Post, October (Oct.) 1, 1960 -  Bernard Baruch / Joe Bellino of Navy

The Saturday Evening Post, October (Oct.) 1, 1960 - Bernard Baruch / Joe Bellino of Navy

By: Emmett, E.; Wilder, M.; Savage, R.; Standish, R.; Baruch, Bernard M.; Crosby, B.; Povich, S.; Martin, H.; Schisgall, O.; Medawar, P.; Congdon, T.B. Jr.; Rutledge, N.

Price: $199.95

Publisher: USA, Curtis: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 202G4194

Condition: Good


116 pages. Short Stories: Enchantment; Don't Leave Me; Drowning Victim; The Gorgeous Smuggler. Articles: Bernard Baruch's Own Story - The 1929 Crash (part 1 of 3); Our Mom, Kate Crosby - Bing's kid brother Bob explains how their mom raised a houseful of rambunctious youngsters; Football Player Dynamite Joe Bellino of Navy; Our New Generation of Rockets - the new solid-fuel Polaris and Minuteman missiles help us close the missile gap; How to Become a Politician; ; Adventures of the Mind - The Future of Man - our new psychosocial form of evolution; Nuns' Day Off (color photo of nuns fishing); ... View more info

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Victoria's Streetcar Era

By: Ewert, Henry

Price: $69.95

Publisher: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, Sono Nis Pr: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 715C9492

ISBN: 1550390236

Condition: Fair


1550390236 168 pages. Footnotes. Bibliography. Index. Dozens of high-quality reproductions of archilval black and white photos. "Returns us to the beckoning spirit of early times in Victoria, B.C. and the more leisured ways of our parents and grandparents." - from back cover. Heavily worn and soiled with usual library markings. Binding intact. A worthy reading copy. View more info

Image for Vancouver Island: Land of contrasts (Western geographical series)

Vancouver Island: Land of contrasts (Western geographical series)

By: Forward, Charles N. -- (editor)

Price: $44.95

Publisher: Canada, Dept. of Geography, University of Victoria: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 321A4711

ISBN: 0919838073

Condition: Fair


0919838073 349 pages. "Acquaints the reader with the rich diversity of Vancouver Island in terms of its form, function and character, and as an important region of Canada." - from Preface. Maps, photos, tables. Heavily worn. Usual library markings. Reading copy only. View more info

Forward in the Spirit - Challenge of the People's Synod - with Preface By Remi J. De Roo, Bishop of Victoria

By: Gervai, Pearl; Maxwell, Grant (Signed)

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Victoria BC, Diocese of Victoria: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 45105786

Condition: Very Good


288 pages. The grassroots story of the People's Synod, Diocese of Victoria, B.C. as experienced and reflected upon by dozens of men and women of all ages, occupations and points of view. From late 1986 to early 1991, several hundred Catholics and friendly neighbours on Vancouver Island and adjacent islands met, prayed, discerned and set action goals for the diocesan Church as it approaches the 21st Century. Signed by Editors and Bishop Remi De Roo. View more info

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Logging As It Was

By: Gold, Wilmer

Price: $199.95

Publisher: Canada, Morriss Publishing: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 325C9553

ISBN: 0919203582

Condition: Very Good


0919203582 255 pages. Primarily "a photographic record of many of the major camps, sawmills, pulp mills and other logging camp concerns that developed, flourished, faded, discontinued, were dismantled, taken over or amalgamated on this island since its pioneer days... Also includes unique stories, reminiscences, trials and tribulations concerning life in the forest industry, plus contributions from loggers' wives, families and later generations... will be of interest to photographers, loggers and laymen alike." - from dust jacket. Black and white photos abound. Map endpapers. Book ... View more info

Image for Statutes of the Province of British Columbia, Passed in the First Session of the Fourth Parliament of British Columbia, Begun and Holden at Victoria, on the 25th January and Ending on the 12th May, 1883

Statutes of the Province of British Columbia, Passed in the First Session of the Fourth Parliament of British Columbia, Begun and Holden at Victoria, on the 25th January and Ending on the 12th May, 1883

By: Government of British Columbia

Price: $249.95

Publisher: Victoria BC, Queen's Printer: 1883

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 866A4767

Condition: Fair


Contains Acts relating to: Act Interpretation, Regulation of Coal Mines, Prospecting for Coal Mines, Coroners, County Courts, Assize and Nisi Prius, Superior Courts, Creditor's Relief, Attachment of Debts, Sumas Dyking, Evidence, Ferries in Municipalities, Game, Island Railway - Graving Dock and Railway Lands, Jurors and Juries, Justices of the Peace, Crown Lands, Married Woman's Property, Minerals, Prospecting for Minerals, Municipalities, Salt Spring Island, Provincial Officers, Quesnelle Lake Dam, Columbia and Kootenay Railway, Fraser River Railway, New Westminster Railway, South Wellington... View more info

Image for Statutes of British Columbia Passed in the Third Session of the First Parliament of British Columbia, Begun and Holden at Victoria,  on the 18th December, 1873 and Ending on the 2nd, March 1874

Statutes of British Columbia Passed in the Third Session of the First Parliament of British Columbia, Begun and Holden at Victoria, on the 18th December, 1873 and Ending on the 2nd, March 1874

By: Government of British Columbia

Price: $299.95

Publisher: Victoria BC, Queen's Printer: 1874

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 866A4776

Condition: Fair


Contains Acts relating to: Articles 2 and 12 of the Terms of Union; Crown Lands; Gold Mining; Coroner's Jury Act; Road Tax Extension; Oaths of Office; Public Boarding Schools; Administration of Justice; Agricultural Societies; Courts Merger Ordinance; Qualification and Registration of Voters; Breeding Stock; Ferries; Municipality Act; Victoria Water Works Debentures; Legal Professions; Vancouver Island Real Estate Taxes; Licences Ordinance; Fireworks - careless use of; Remedies of creditors against the Lands of their debtors; Real Estate Conveyance; Granting of Leases. Front hinge going. Abo... View more info

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1968 Vancouver Island Tourist Guide

By: Government of British Columbia

Price: $59.95

Publisher: Victoria, B.C., Department of Travel Industry, Government of British Columbia: 1968

Edition: 1968 Edition

Seller ID: 644C9708

Condition: Very Good


24 pages. Measures 9"x4". Dozens of small black and white photos capture Vancouver Island's tourist industry in 1968. Appears to have been provided free to tourists. Provides a comprehensive list of: Ferry Services; Things to Do; Where to Shop; Places to Dine; Where to Stay; Special Tourist Services; Seeing Vancouver Island; Mainland Services; Useful Information. Clean and unmarked with moderate wear. A quality vintage copy. View more info

Above stairs: Social life in upper class Victoria, 1843-1918

By: Green, Valerie

Price: $68.45

Publisher: Victoria, BC, Sono Nis Press: 1995

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 75203254

ISBN: 1550390627

Condition: Fine


1550390627 205 pages including bibliography and index. Abundant black and white illustrations. "Eight elite Victoria founding families and their monumental efforts to achieve refinement in a rugged corner of Vancouver Island. Their ample homes, their public displays, their private hopes and disappointments - the food they ate, the clothes they wore, the games they played: these are the ingredients from which Ms. Green concocts a social history of solid research, amusing detail and elegant style." - from back cover. Clean, bright and unmarked with very light wear. Excllent copy. View more info

Image for A History of Victoria (British Columbia) 1842-1970 - with Illustrations and Maps

A History of Victoria (British Columbia) 1842-1970 - with Illustrations and Maps

By: Gregson, Harry

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Victoria, B.C., The Victoria Observer Publishing Co. Ltd.: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 317C8556

Condition: Good


246 pages. Index. Excellent black and white photographic plates. Signed by author upon title page. Prior owner's name and address upon verso of front free endpaper and atop title page. Moderate wear. Binding tight. A sound copy. View more info

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Flying the chase flag

By: Hagelund, William A

Price: $249.95

Publisher: Toronto, Ryerson Press: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 666H0912

ISBN: B0006AXFVU

Condition: Good


B0006AXFVU Signed and inscribed by author upon title page. 194 pages. Endpapers illustrated with cross-section of typical whaler. "The facts of the last voyage of the S.S. Carmel were more exciting than fiction. The whaling fleet of Victoria (British Columbia) is no more, but many of the colourful men who sailed these ships still sail the B.C. coast. There is no other livelihood where a group of people of all races and creeds gather to live and work together in a place of more constant peril and danger for months on end, with only their faith in those who command and walk the bridge ... View more info

Image for The Western Socialist - Journal of Scientific Socialism in the Western Hemisphere, Vol. 37, No. 273; No. 1 - 1970 - The Message of Capital / The Black Panther Party

The Western Socialist - Journal of Scientific Socialism in the Western Hemisphere, Vol. 37, No. 273; No. 1 - 1970 - The Message of Capital / The Black Panther Party

By: Harmo; Furey, C. Peter; Vrooman, Carl M.

Price: $99.95

Publisher: Boston, World Socialist Party: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 531G3570

Condition: Good


22 pages. Features: Alice in Italy; The "Free" Press; Atrocity by American Troops in Vietnam; Capital; The Black Panther Party; Bougainville Island - Warnings from Australia; Review of Ferdinand Lundberg's "The Rich and the Super Rich"; Drugs, Plasma and Profits; The Scientists Hear About Socialism; Response to Wayne S. Huff, of Victoria, B.C..; The Defrosting of Rip Van Blow. Average wear. Unmarked. Short taped repair to fore-edge of back cover, otherwise a sound vintage copy. View more info

Image for The Cordwood Limited - A History of the Victoria and Sidney Railway

The Cordwood Limited - A History of the Victoria and Sidney Railway

By: Hearn, George; Wilkie, David

Price: $69.95

Publisher: Canada, BCRHA: 1967

Edition: Revised Second Edition

Seller ID: 647A4103

Condition: Good


81 pages. Many black and white illustrations reproduced. Prior owner' name neatly ink-stamped atop title page else unmarked. Moderate wear. Binding intact. A sound copy. View more info