Keyword: but also of the unwritten lore of Indians and traders experienced in the intricacies of that most magnificent coast. Major damage and closed tears to pages 527-530 with two chunks missing from page 529. Fortunately all text remains and is legible. Once inch tear to interior of page 546. Map at page 547 removed. Back hinge open. Front hinge going. Prior owner's small initial rubber stamp upon front endpaper and bottom edge else unmarked. Average soiling. Moderate yellowing. Gilt lettering upon spine remains clearly legible. Above average wear to dark green cloth spine and boards. A good first edition reading copy of this comprehensive reference
Ottawa, Canada, Minister of Marine and Fisheries of Canada (For the Geographic Board of Canada): 1909
Edition: First Edition
Seller ID: 64500905
546 pages. Black and white frontis of George Vancouver plus twenty black and white photographic reproductions. Author was well-equiped for this work. By disposition a student, he became greatly engrossed in his researches, and secured copies of all the old records of voyages to the coast of British Columbia and knew their contents intimately. His duties in command of the Quadra took him to every portion of the British Columbia coast, including a great many waters that were practically unsurveyed, and so he acquired a thorough knowledge not only of the charts in existence, but also of the u... View More...