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Victorian Earl in the Arctic: The Travels and Collections of the Fifth Earl of Lonsdale 1888-89

By Hugh Cecil Lowther, Earl of Lonsdale; Shepard Krech

Univ of Washington Pr, 1989. Oversize Hardback. Very Good/Very Good. XL. Book show very light use only. Binding is solid and square, text/interior is clean and free of marking of any kind. Dust jacket shows light shelf wear only, no tears. The second son of the 3rd Earl of Lonsdale, he succeeded his brother, the 4th Earl, in 1882. Lord Lonsdale was an avid sportsman and bon vivant and was known by some as ""England's greatest sporting gentleman"". He was a founding member of the National Sporting Club and he donated the original Lonsdale Belts for boxing. His name was later given to a clothing brand of boxing garments, worn by Muhammad Ali. After a scandal, in 1888, Lonsdale set out to explore the Arctic regions of Canada as far north as Melville Island, and nearly dying before reaching Kodiak, Alaska in 1889 and returning to England. Lord Lonsdale was the inspiration for the Lonsdale cigar size, and was part of a famous wager with John Pierpoint Morgan over whether a man could circumnavigate the globe and remain unidentified. He enjoyed foxhunting, serving as Master of The Quorn from 1893 to 1898 and of the Cottesmore Hunt for long periods. He was also a keen football fan, and was chairman of Arsenal Football Club for a brief period in 1936 (having previously been a club director). He later became the club's Honorary President. He was known as the Yellow Earl for his penchant for the colour. He was a founder and first president of the Automobile Association (AA) which adopted his livery. When the Earl set out on his expedition the New York Daily Tribune said of him ""When Lonsdale was last seen he was departing northward from Winnipeg, clad in a tweed suit as highly checkered as his own career - loud enough, in fact to be heard a mile away without the aid od a microphone"" This book published the diaries, journals and correspondence of that adverturous year and catalogues the collection of native artifacts that he bought home with him. Many b&w photos of the collection, including hunting equipment, fishing tackly, clothing and bodily decoration, vessels and containers, transportation, artifacts of ritual, ceremony and play, tobacco, curios.

$23.80

Early Canada: a Collection of Historical Photographs By Officers of the Geological Survey of Canada

By Hall, E. (ed.)

Canada Department of Energy, Mines and Resources, 1967. Trade Paperback. Fine. Book is in excellent condition. Binding is solid and square, covers have sharp corners, exterior shows no blemishes, text/interior is clean and free of marking of any kind except for previous owner's name on front endpaper. Covers and spine are creaseless with a little corner wear and price sticker tear on front. CONTENTS: Introduction; James Richardson (1810-1910); Thomas Chesmar Weston (1832-1910); Alfred R. C. Slewyn (1824-1902); George Mercer Dawson (1849-1901); Robert Bell (1841-1917); Albert Peter Low (1861-1942); Joseph Burr Tyrell (1858-1957); Eugene Rodolphe Faribault (1860-1953); Richard George McConnell (1857-1942); Donaldson Bogart Dowling (1859-1925); Horation Nelson Topley. 136 pages, a great many photos.

$43.74

Booze: When Whiskey Ruled the West (Western Canadian Classics)

By James H. Gray

Fifth House Books, 1995. Trade Paperback. Fine. Book is in excellent condition. Binding is solid and square, covers have sharp corners, exterior shows no blemishes, text/interior is clean and free of marking of any kind.

$16.66

Yellowknife Journal, The
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Yellowknife Journal, The

By Steinbruck, Jean

Winnipeg: Nuage Editions, 1999. Trade Paperback. Very Good. A clean, unmarked book with a tight binding. 72 pages. Oblong format.

$23.80

The Sockeye Special: The Story of the Steveston Tram and Early Lulu Island

By Hyde, Ron

By Author, 2011. Trade Paperback. Near Fine. Book is in excellent condition. Binding is solid and square, covers have sharp corners, exterior shows no blemishes, text/interior is clean and free of marking of any kind. Dust jacket shows the slightest signs of shelf wear only, no tears. Appears to be a little water warping in the lower 1/2"" of the pages about the last 10 pages of the book. Full of photos, schedules.

$43.74

This is Peggy\'s Cove: Nova Scotia
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This is Peggy's Cove: Nova Scotia

By deGarthe, W.E.

By Author, 1979. Staple Bound. Near Fine. Book is in excellent condition. Binding is solid and square, covers have sharp corners, exterior shows no blemishes, text/interior is clean and free of marking of any kind. Nice intro to the seafaring lifestyle of the region at the turn of the century. Printed on textured paper, illustrated with line drawings, authored by a marine artist. maps, about 50 pages.

$14.23

Vancouver: Representing the Postmodern City

By Delany, Paul (ed.) Trevor Boddy, George Bopwering, Elane Chang, Heesok Chang, Jeff Derksen, Rosa Ho, Mike Hoolboom, Robert Linsley, Stephen E. Miller, Alberto Perez-Gomez, Roger Seamon, Bruce Serafin, Paul Matthew St. Pierre

Arsenal Pulp Press, 2002. Trade Paperback. Fine. Brand new book in excellent condition in every respect. Binding is solid and square, covers have sharp corners, exterior shows no blemishes, text/interior is clean and free of marking of any kind.

$9.04

Tales of the CPR
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Tales of the CPR

By Jones, David Laurence

U.S.A.: Fifth House Books, 2002. Oversize Paperback. Near Fine. Book is in excellent condition with corners not perfect, but close. Text/interior is clean and free of marking of any kind. 200 pages with many b&w photos. In business for 21 years, we provide excellent and responsive customer service and ship in padded packing material.

$17.09

Alberta, A History in Photographs

By Faye Holt

Altitude Pub Canada Ltd, 1996. Trade Paperback. Fine. Brand new book is in excellent condition in every respect. Binding is solid and square, covers have sharp corners, exterior shows no blemishes, text/interior is clean and free of marking of any kind. 112 pages, over 150 photos.

$9.04

Silver, Lead and Hell - The Story of Sandon

By Pellowski, Veronika

Prospectors' Pick Publishing, 2000. Oversize Paperback. Near Fine. Book is in excellent condition with very minor shelf wear only. Binding is solid and square, covers have sharp corners, exterior shows no blemishes, text/interior is clean and free of marking of any kind. 144 pages with a great many b&w photos.

$28.08

Vancouver: A History in Photographs

By Aynsley Vogel; Dana Wyse

Altitude Publishing Canada Limited, 1993. Trade Paperback. Fine. Book is in excellent condition. Binding is solid and square, covers have sharp corners, exterior shows no blemishes, text/interior is clean and free of marking of any kind. ""Vancouver has experienced many dramatic changes since its beginnings on the edge of the frontier. Once an almost inaccessible logging town, it has grown to be a major North American urban centre, and a jewel of the Pacific Rim. Within a mere century, it has metamorphosed from a little ventured rainforest to a thriving and cosmopolitan metropolis. This book tells the extraordinary story of that coming of age. 150 striking images, carefully reproduced, capture Vancouver in every phase of its growth. See the boomtown created by the coming of the railway. The land of mansions and motor car bought by the Roaring Twenties. The lean city of the Depression and the war years. The scene of intense urban expansion since the fifties. An entertaining chronicle, this Vancouver photo history is essential for every visitor and resident. "". 111 pages, b&w photos.

$9.76

Victoria: A History in Photographs

By Peter Grant

Altitude Publishing Canada Limited, 1995. Trade Paperback. Near Fine. Book is in excellent condition. Binding is solid and square, covers have sharp corners, exterior shows no blemishes, text/interior is clean and free of marking of any kind. 112 pages with a great many photos.

$9.04

Not For Ourselves Alone: Fifty Years at York House School 1932-1982
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Not For Ourselves Alone: Fifty Years at York House School 1932-1982

By Yearsley, Meredith

Vancouver, B.C. Canada: York House School, 1983. Trade Paperback. Very Good. Ex-library book with the usual stamps, stickers, etc. Binding is solid and text/interior is clean and free of marking of any kind. Cover has a small wrnkle upper corner, otherwise book is very clean and shows little to no wear. Oblong format, 52 pages with many b&w photos. Chapters include: The Clarke era, Transition and expansion under Clare Harris Buckland, Clare French McDougall: an emphasis on tradition, Peter Tacon: a new school spirit, Expansion and consolidation under Bryan Peet, etc. With six appendices.

$62.78

Vancouver: Representing the Postmodern City

By Delany, Paul (ed.) Boddy, Trevor; Alberto Perez-Gomez, Rosa Ho, Bruce Serafin, Elaine Chang, George Bowering, Jeff Derksen, Paul Matthew St. Pierre, Heesok Chang, Roger Seamon, Mike Hoolboom, Stephen Miller,

Arsenal Pulp Press, 2002. Trade Paperback. Near Fine. Book is in excellent condition with very light shelf wear as only blemish. Binding is solid and square, covers have sharp corners, exterior shows little to no wear, text/interior is clean and free of marking of any kind. 296 pages with essays by Delany, Paul (ed.) Boddy, Trevor; Alberto Perez-Gomez, Rosa Ho, Bruce Serafin, Elaine Chang, George Bowering, Jeff Derksen, Paul Matthew St. Pierre, Heesok Chang, Roger Seamon, Mike Hoolboom, Stephen Miller.

$7.14

Along the Trail in Algonquin Park: With Ralph Bice
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Along the Trail in Algonquin Park: With Ralph Bice

By Ralph Bice

Natural Heritage Books, 2001. Trade Paperback. Very Good. Book shows light shelf wear to covers only. Binding is solid and square, text/interior is clean and free of marking of any kind. 170 pages, b&w photos, a few drawings.

$11.37

Between Mountain and Lake: a History of Ochre River Rural Municipality 1885 -- 1970
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Between Mountain and Lake: a History of Ochre River Rural Municipality 1885 -- 1970

By History Committee

History Committee of the Ochre River Women's Institute, 1970. Trade Paperback. Near Fine. Book is in excellent condition with very light wear to covers only, beige-yellow textured covers with an occasional b&w photo. Nice shots of the Queen etc. at front and a selection of ads of local businesses at the time in the back. Binding is solid and square, covers have sharp corners, exterior shows no other blemishes, text/interior is clean and free of marking of any kind with previous owners name inside front cover.

$53.26

Last Best West: Women on the Alberta Frontier
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Last Best West: Women on the Alberta Frontier

By Silverman, Elaine Leslau

Imprint unknown, 1984. Hard Cover. Near Fine. Book is in excellent condition, showing very very light shelf wear to covers only. Binding is solid and square, covers have sharp corners, exterior shows no blemishes, text/interior is clean and free of marking of any kind. 183 pages with b&w photos.

$12.33

Bill Miner Train Robber
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Bill Miner Train Robber

By Anderson, Frank W.

Heritage House Publishing Company, Limited, 1980. Staple Bound. Good. 55 page pamphlet, fairly beat-up but still well bound with several maps, b&w photos depicting a couple of guys who do look like train robbers. Good style pointers. Cover reads ""Probably North america's greatest stagecoach and train robber, he stole some $250,000 in a lifetime of crime. Included was $7,000 in 1904 from British columbia's first train hold-up. (Please note this was in the day when 26 year old Amazon workers were not knocking down 150 K. ) Chapters include Mission Junction Caper, Bill Miner on the Loose, The Portland Fiasco, Disaster at Ducks, The Last Escape.

$11.37

Letters from Windermere 1912 - 1914  (Recollections of the Pioneers of British Columbia)
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Letters from Windermere 1912 - 1914 (Recollections of the Pioneers of British Columbia)

By Harris, Cole,; Elizabeth Phillips, (eds.)

Univ of British Columbia Pr, 1991. Trade Paperback. Near Fine. Book is in excellent condition. Binding is solid and square, covers have sharp corners, exterior shows no blemishes, text/interior is clean and free of marking of any kind. 243 pages with b&w photos.

$16.66

The Chuck Davis History of Metropolitan Vancouver
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The Chuck Davis History of Metropolitan Vancouver

By Davis, Chuck

Madeira Park, BC: Harbour Publishing, 2011. Oversize Hardback. Fine/Fine. XL. A clean, unmarked book with a tight binding. Full red cloth boards. 8 3/4""w x 11 1/4""h. 574 pages.

$33.32

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