Our Books - Twenty Recent Acquisitions

The Tread of the Pioneers: Under the distinguished patronage of the Government of the Province of Manitoba, the Corporation of the City of Portage la Prairie, the Council of the Rural Municipality of Portage la Prairie.
Metcalfe, Joseph Henry [Ed.]

Portage la Prairie and District Old Timers’ Association & Ryerson Press, 1932. Royal Octavo (9”) in red cloth; xii, 1, 305 pp.; plates; portraits throughout. [Peele (3) 5630]. Laid in... [read more] | $80.00

Nikkei Fishermen on the BC Coast: Their Biographies and Photographs
Fukawa, Masako (Editor)

Harbour Publishing, Madeira Park, 2007. A fine quarto (12”) with photographic cover repeated in the dj. xiv + 13-208 pp.; glossy paper; map endpapers; 767 biographies; photographs throughout; Appendices... [read more] | $65.00

Alexander Hamilton
Chernow, Ron

Penguin Press, New York, 2004; First Edition. A Fine, unmarked copy in Near Fine dustjacket. 818 pp.; frontis port.; Notes; Bibliography; Index. Front the dj: “A robust, full-length portrait,... [read more] | $20.00

British Columbia: A History
Ormsby, Margaret A.

Toronto: Macmillan & Co., 1958. First Edition. Octavo. Cloth. [x], 158 pp.; internal maps; illustrated; portfolio of 'Early Coloured Engravings'; index; extensive bibliography. Overall a Near Fine... [read more] | $25.00

A Dog-Puncher on the Yukon, with an Introduction by Walter Collins O’Kane
Walden, Arthur Treadwell

Scarce Signed First Edition of Travel to the Yukon 1896 Houghton, Mifflin; Boston, 1928. xviii, 289 pp; frontis piece photo of author and his team; plates, all present; map end papers. Small area of... [read more] | $185.00

British Columbia Coast Names 1592-1906 : Their Origin and History : to Which are Added a Few names in Adjacent United States Territory.
Walbran, Captain John T.

Vancouver: J. J. Douglas Ltd for the Vancouver Public Library, 1973. Third Edition. 8vo. Hard Cover. Near Fine / Near Fine. [xvi] [4] (1) - 546 pp., 21 illustrations; a reprint of the text of the original... [read more] | $30.00

Finlay’s River
Patterson, R[aymond] M.

Toronto: Macmillan, 1968. 8vo. A First Edition copy of this modern classic of British Columbia history in clipped dust jacket. With material on the geology of the area, the fur trade, early pioneers,... [read more] | $55.00

Finlay’s River
Patterson, R[aymond] M.

Toronto: Macmillan, 1968. 8vo. A First Edition, Signed copy of this modern classic of British Columbia history in an unclipped dust jacket. With material on the geology of the area, the fur trade, early... [read more] | $85.00

The Buffalo Head
Patterson, R[aymond] M.

William Sloane, New York, 1961, First American Edition in the same year as the Canadian printing. [xiii] + 273 pp.; map endpapers; photographs; marbled paper over cloth. A Fine, unmarked copy in price-clipped... [read more] | $35.00

Far Pastures
Patterson, R[aymond] M.

Gray’s Publishing, Sidney, 1963. A Near Fine First Edition copy with age-toning to the paper and a small p.o.n. sticker on the ffep. In dustwrapper. 290 pp.; photographs following p. 148. With... [read more] | $40.00

Fifth Avenue to Alaska
Pierrepont, Edward

G. P. Putnam’s, New York, 1884. A true First Edition; Near Fine with decorative black cloth covers; beveled edges; vi + 329 pp.; floral endpapers. Four folding maps by Leonard Beckwith (all Fine):... [read more] | $140.00

Trail Tales of Western Canada
Robinson, F. A.

Social Services and Evangelism, Toronto, (1914). 256 pp. A very nice copy Signed by the author and two others on the f.f.e.p., dated 1918 and inscribed to R. Swanston for his ‘unfailing courtesy... [read more] | $95.00

Fur Trade and Empire. George Simpson’s Journal 1824-25
Simpson, George

Revised Edition, Edited by Frederick Merk, Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1968. Pp. lxii, 370; frontis map (non fold-out); Index; Appendices. A Fine copy in like dustjacket. Originally... [read more] | $60.00

For Remembrance. Soldier Poets Who Have Fallen in the War
Adcock, A. St. John

Revised and Enlarged Edition, Hodder and Stoughton, London. A brilliant copy in blue cloth; frontis port. of Rupert Brooke with tissue guard in place; 25 other portraits tipped in. 312 pp.; a “Prayer... [read more] | $55.00

Son of the North
Camsell, Charles

Ryerson Press, Toronto, 1955. A Fine copy of the second printing in a Near Fine dj., the latter now in a protective mylar sleeve. xii + 244 pp.; frontis portrait; 3 maps (none fold-out); b&w photographs. Camsell’s... [read more] | $50.00

Union Steamships Remembered 1920-1958.
Twigg, A. M.

A Lovely, Signed Copy Campbell River, BC: Self Published, 1997. quarto (11"). Pictorial Paper over Boards. Near Fine. [x], 427 pp.; photographs throughout; photographic endpapers; Endnotes of sources;... [read more] | $60.00

Hostages to Fortune. The United Empire Loyalists and the Making of Canada
Newman, Peter C.

Simon & Schuster, Toronto, New York etc, 2016. Pp. 255, with 2 maps, Jarvis Family Tree, extensive Bibliography and Index. A Fine copy in dj. Esteemed Canadian author Peter C. Newman recounts the... [read more] | $20.00

The U-Boat Hunters. The Royal Canadian Navy and the Offensive against Germany’s Submarines
[Military] Milner, Marc

Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, 1994. Pp. [xx] 326 + [1]; photographs, map endpapers, Notes, Bibliography and Index. Previous owner note on title page, Else Fine/Fine. By the author of North Atlantic... [read more] | $20.00

Philippe Bunau-Varilla: The Man behind the Panama Canal
[Engineering] Anguizola, Gustave

Nelson-Hall, Chicago, 1980. A Fine copy in VG dj (tape repairs verso). Pp. [x] + 472; map endpapers, Bibliography and Index. 8 leaves of photographs following p. 310. “Unfortunately, society... [read more] | $30.00

Daylight Through the Mountain: Letters and Labours of Civil Engineers Walter and Francis Shanly
[Engineering] Walker, Frank Norman (Ed.)

The Engineering Institute of Canada, 1957. 442 pp., octavo, Fine in VG dj; Endpapers: Profile of Hoosac Mountain and proposed Tunnel, 1872. Illustrations (most portraits). Letters between these brothers... [read more] | $20.00