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Image for TimeShaver: 4-Panel Brochure for a Passenger Hovercraft Service Which Connected Vancouver Island (Nanaimo and Victoria) with Vancouver, British Columbia in the Early 1970s

TimeShaver: 4-Panel Brochure for a Passenger Hovercraft Service Which Connected Vancouver Island (Nanaimo and Victoria) with Vancouver, British Columbia in the Early 1970s

By: Pacific Hovercraft Limited

Price: $199.95

Publisher: British Columbia, Pacific Hovercraft Limited: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 323A0906

Condition: Very Good


Rare memento of this early high-speed endeavour to connect passengers travelling between Vancouver and Vancouver Island by sea. Claimed to connect downtown Nanaimo with downtown Vancouver in just over 45 minutes; downtown Vancouver to downtown Victoria in under one and a half hours. Light wear. Few pencil notes. Undated. Circa 1972. View more info

First water, tigers!: A history of the Victoria Fire Department

By: Parker, Dave

Price: $89.95

Publisher: Canada, Sono Nis Press: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 75403623

ISBN: 0919203752

Condition: Fine


0919203752 234 pages including bibliography and index. "Tells the colourful story of the Victoria Fire Department through a well-researched absorbing text and in hundreds of eloquent photographs. Included also are maps, appendices of the department's apparatus over the years, and sections of aural history dating back to 1912, as well as numerous anecdotes. Many original archival sources and the official records of the Victoria Fire Department were used in research." - from dust jacket. Black and white illustrations throughout, plus several in colour. Book clean, bright and unmarke... View more info

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Sea-Lake

By: Pearson, Anne

Price: $295.00

Publisher: Victoria, B.C., Sea-Lake Editions: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 155H3730

ISBN: B004GVYMOY

Condition: Fair


B004GVYMOY Signed, without inscription, by author upon half-title page. 120 pages. Black and white photographic plates. Maps. Prior owner's name atop half-title page. Few markings to contents. Above-average wear. Binding intact. A worthy copy of this informative southern Vancouver Island local history and valuable genealogical reference. HALE & BARMAN 712. View more info

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James Douglas: Servant Of Two Empires

By: Pethick, Derek

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Vancouver, B.C., Mitchell Press: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 325A1662

Condition: Good


306 pages. Footnotes, bibliogrphy and index. "At a time when all of the West Coast of what is now Canada might have through neglect slipped from British North America into other national ownership, one man played a saving role. Fate had ordained that James Douglas, chief factor on the Pacific for the Hudson's Bay Company at Victoria, governor of the colonies of Vancouver Island and British Columbia, would influence the future and help create a great nation." - from dust jacket. Gift greetings upon front free endpaper else book clean and unmarked with light wear. Average wear to du... View more info

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Highheels to Gumboots

By: Phillips, Geraldine

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Canada, Geraldine Phillips: 2002

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 124A5478

ISBN: 1894532112

Condition: Fine


1894532112 367 pages. Author's signature upon title page. Clean, bright and unmarked. A Vancouver Island biography. Black and white illustrations. Lovely copy. View more info

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The Empress Hotel: In the grand style

By: Reksten, Terry

Price: $79.95

Publisher: British Columbia, Douglas & McIntyre: 1997

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 647A4323

ISBN: 155054604X

Condition: Fine


155054604X 136 pages. Index. Bibliography. "Based on memoirs, interviews and archival records, this is the first full account of the glorious, occasionally scandalous, life and times of one of the world's legendary hotels... Lavishly illustrated with over 100 black and white and 30 colour photographs, as well as some drawings, gathered from both public and private collections." - from dust jacket. Book clean, bright and unmarked with negligible wear. Light wear to dust jacket. A high quality copy of this engaging and handsomely presented work. View more info

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Long Shot: Steve Nash's Journey to the Nba

By: Rud, Jeff

Price: $99.95

Publisher: Canada, Polestar Pr: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 462G2579

ISBN: 189609516X

Condition: Fair


189609516X 160 pages. Black and white photos. A wonderful early biography of the best athlete Vancouver Island has ever produced! Above-average wear. Usual library markings. Binding intact. A worthy copy of this amazing story. View more info

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BC (British Columbia) Aviator Magazine: December/January 1993 - Campbell River Focus

By: Schofield, Jack: Editor

Price: $69.95

Publisher: Canada, Pilot Press: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 761A9227

Condition: Good


Features: W. (Bill) Sylvester/Victoria Flying Services - Part Two; CF-CCO Comes Home; The Found FBA 2C; Fred Sebus - From Jet Mech to Prop Doc; Murphy's Ultralight Maverick; Campbell River; Island Airlines, Ltd.; Dispatchers we have known; Travels of a Beaver; YBL. Sound copy. View more info

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British Columbia (B.C. / BC) - Sixty (60) Years of Progress: A History

By: Scholefield, E.O.S.; Gosnell, R.E. (Signed)

Price: $3,500.00

Publisher: British Columbia, British Columbia Historical Association: 1913

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 559A9589

Condition: Fine


Unread. As new. Number 216 of limited edition of 350 copies. Signed by co-author R.E. Gosnell. "Few publications, if any, of similar size and excellence have been produced in Canada." - From Editor's Foreword. Part I includes 210 pages and eighteen chapters which constitute "a survey of events from the earliest times down to the Union of the Crown Colony of British Columbia with the Dominion of Canada." Part II is "a history, mainly political and economic, of the Province since Confederation up to the present time." Part I is preceded and followed by dozens of ti... View more info

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Nanaimo Magazine, May 1994

By: Scott, Cameron: Editor

Price: $99.95

Publisher: Nanaimo, BC, Canada, Naughty Dog: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 319G0604

Condition: Good


26 pages. Features: Photo of Nanaimo's "Queen Victoria"; Great assortment of local ads; Getting Wired II - Second of a two-part series on communicating using computers in the Nanaimo area, with photo of Mayor Gary Korpan at the keyboard; Gardens of Earthly Delights - Bringing our backyards to Life, by Alison Watt, with photo of local naturalist Bill Merilees; Short photo-illustrated article on the Hogle House which sits atop Nanaimo's Nob Hill; Is Prostitution a Problem in Nanaimo?, view from the left by Jean Blackburn and view from the right by Larry Hume; Nice full-page colour ad fo... View more info

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Nanaimo Magazine, December 1993

By: Scott, Cameron: Editor

Price: $99.95

Publisher: Nanaimo, BC, Canada, Naughty Dog: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 319G0607

Condition: Good


50 pages. Features: Bingo or Bust? - feature article on bingo in Nanaimo with photo of Carol Lafond and Debbie Jorgenson at play at the Shamrock Bingo Hall; Halcyon's proposed new fast passenger-only ferry service to Vancouver; Full-page advertisement for Cameron Island, Phase II; The Killer Whale Conundrum - article on these local giants by Alison Watt; Nice full-page ad for Zeta's Cafe; Super full-page ad for Anton's "all wood pit style barbecue" on Victoria Crescent; Dozens of additional ads for local small businesses; and more. Moderate wear. Unmarked. A sound copy. View more info

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Nanaimo Magazine, January 1994 -

By: Scott, Cameron: Editor

Price: $99.95

Publisher: Nanaimo, BC, Canada, Naughty Dog: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 319G0609

Condition: Good


30 pages. Features: Nice full-page ad for the Cameron Island development, Phase II; Great full-page ad for Anton's restaurant on Victoria Crescent in National Enquirer format with photo of an alleged Elvis sighting at their restaurant; Jim Smiliey considers 1984 ten years later; All in the family - part I of a two-part series on family and community in Nanaimo; Family Business in the 90's; Where to locate Nanaimo's new Ferry Terminal? (which was ultimately located at Duke Point); Dozens of ads for local small businesses; and more. Moderate wear. Unmarked. A sound copy. View more info

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Nanaimo Magazine, October 1993

By: Scott, Cameron: Editor

Price: $99.95

Publisher: Nanaimo, BC, Canada, Naughty Dog: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 319G0611

Condition: Good


46 pages. Features: Mayoral ads for Joy Leach and Larry Iwaskow; Moving on from the Mill - Port Alberni's work-force heads into the 90s; Big Changes - a new Nanaimo City Plan will lead downtown and the waterfront into the next century - with large photo of Victoria Crescent; Photo of the Gordon St. area and the old Malaspina Hotel; Photo of Gino Sedola on the Visiting Vessel Pier; Ian le Cheminant and the Victorian restoration of the Thomson residence on Milton St. - article with construction photo; Phantoms of the Island, by Linda Putnam - discusses Kanaka Pete (Peter Kakua); Super aerial ph... View more info

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The Buildings of Samuel MacLure: In Search of Appropriate Form

By: Segger, Martin

Price: $199.95

Publisher: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, Sono Nis Pr: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 538A1382

ISBN: 0919203760

Condition: Fair


0919203760 274 pages. Index. Bibliography. Complete list of over 450 architectural designs and commissions 1889-1929. "Maclure headed British Columbia's largest domestic architectural practice for over 30 years. His clients included those domineering figures whose imagination, vision and rapacity set the province's economic, political and cultural history on a course which is still recognizable today. Yet Maclure was a shy often retiring man of frail health and wry humour, generous and not financially successful. This is the account of a sensitive artistic personality constantly sea... View more info

Image for The Dearborn Independent - Chronicler of the Neglected Truth, July 10, 1926: Birth Control - A World Blight

The Dearborn Independent - Chronicler of the Neglected Truth, July 10, 1926: Birth Control - A World Blight

By: Shore, W.Teignmouth; Benson, Allan L.; Hough, Donald; Thompson, Huston; McClorey, Rev. John A.; Swift, Ivan; Ellis, J. Breckenridge; Barton, William E.; Finger, Charles J.; Lowden, Carl Schurz; Cook, H.T.

Price: $199.95

Publisher: Dearborn, Michigan, The Dearborn Publishing Co.: 1926

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 838G4916

Condition: Good


32 pages. Features: An Intimate Talk with John Galsworthy; A Mixture No Nation Can Stand - America's stomach revolts at concoction of outlawed liquor crooked politics; America Writes A Book - the most crowded field of endeavor in this country; The Price-Fixing Association - how it ingeniously evades those troublesome anti-trust laws; Birth-Control - A World Blight - in this second article on birth control, Father McClorey says if propaganda succeeds, earth will become a desolate planet, driving through space, as dead as the moon; Pere Gilbault, le Coureur des Bois - a man of northern Michiga... View more info

Image for Lady Franklin Visits the Pacific Northwest: Being Extracts from the Letters of Miss Sophia Cracroft, Sir John Franklin's Niece, February to April 1861 and April to July 1870 - Provincial Archives of British Columbia Memoir No. XI

Lady Franklin Visits the Pacific Northwest: Being Extracts from the Letters of Miss Sophia Cracroft, Sir John Franklin's Niece, February to April 1861 and April to July 1870 - Provincial Archives of British Columbia Memoir No. XI

By: Smith, Dorothy Blakey

Price: $99.95

Publisher: Victoria, BC, Provincial Archives of British Columbia: 1974

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 64601729

Condition: Good


157 pages including index plus 8 black and white plates. Documents the First visit, February to April 1861 and the Second Visit, April to July 1870. Illustrations include: Victoria, Vancouver Island, 1861; The Royal Engineer's Camp Near New Westminster in 1861; Yale in the 1860's; Oregon City in 1858; San Francisco in 1866; The American Camp on San Juan Island c. 1870; The Flying Squadron in Esquimalt Harbour, 1870; Sitka, Alaska. Average wear. Unmarked. Binding sound. Remnants of two price stickers at bottom of front cover. Crease to back cover. Solid copy. View more info

A multitude of the wise: UVic remembered

By: Smith, Peter L

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Victoria, BC, Canada, Alumni Association of the University of Victoria: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 64501157

ISBN: 1550580523

Condition: Fine


1550580523 208 pages. Tells the story of UVic's evolution from the tiny original Victoria College of 1903 to the modern University of Victoria. An informal and affectionate review of an unusually colourful institution. Richly illustrated with archival photographs. Very light wear to clean and unmarked book. Dust jacket in similar condition. Excellent copy. View more info

Growing up in Victoria

By: Stofer, Eric

Price: $54.95

Publisher: Victoria, BC, Canada, Self-Published: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 64500768

ISBN: 0969516312

Condition: Fair


0969516312 366 pages. Recollections of a Victorian, from early childhood to the day he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II. Author's signature upon title page. Binding fragile with two loose leaves and major lean to spine. Includes some black and white illustrations. View more info

Looking Back - Recollections of an Ordinary Life

By: Stranix, Dorothy

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Victoria BC, Self-Published: 1987

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 46206042

Condition: Very Good


76 pages. A personal bouquet of whimsical stories, favorite sayings and poems, asked-for recipes - and tender recollections of family and friends, of times long ago and not so long ago. Made special by their warmth and humor, these memories of an "ordinary life" are a tribute to life and love. Author has lived in Victoria all her life, except for three years in Ottawa. She worked as a newspaper colummnist in the Western Communities outside Victoria and has also written Notes and Quotes, a brief historical record of Colwood, Langford, Metchosin, and Happy Valley-Glen Lake on Souther... View more info

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Telephone Talk, September - October 1947: Magazine of the British Columbia Telephone Company (B.C. Tel.) - Iris Steeves Cover Photo

By: Sutherland, Peard: Editor

Price: $149.95

Publisher: Vancouver, British Columbia Telephone Company (B.C. Tel): 1947

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 662G3754

Condition: Good


28 pages. Features: Nice one-page photo of Lineman Gordon MacDonald, of New Westminster, at work on a pole near Cloverdale; One-page appeal for operators - jobs available; Lovely one-page photo of beautiful twin-sister operators Phyllis and Dorothy Harper at work; Photos of mother and daughter at work as operators - Annabelle Corriveau and Florence Corriveau; Photo of Norma and Christine Laughton workking together; Photo of Shirley Sinclair working with her mother Agnes; Great photos of elaborate B.C. Tel. parade float in Vancouver; Photos of operators who recently assisted in various rescue ... View more info