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From British Columbia to Newfoundland, and from Calgary to Yellowknife, Biblio offers some of the best books on the market for rare Canadian history. If you love Canadian history, you will love our selection of rare and antique Canadian history books and ephemera. Biblio's booksellers offer magnificent Canadian history books that cover a wide range of topics, from the origins of the Canadian Mounties to the majestic natural Canadian landscape.



Statistical Account of Upper Canada. Compiled with a View to a Grand System of Emigration [two volumes]; with, General Introduction to Statistical Account of Upper Canada . . . in Connexion with a Reform of the Poor Laws. By Robert Gourlay. by Gourlay, Robert

London: Simpkin and Marshall, 1822. Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Recently bound in period-style red half-morocco over paper-covered boards, with raised bands and gilt title-labels to spines. Edges toned and unc...

From CARDINAL BOOKS ~~ ABAC/ILAB

CA$7,500.00


Canadian Scenery Illustrated. From Drawings by W. H. Bartlett. Vols. I & II by WILLIS, N. P.; BARTLETT, W. H. (illus.)

London: Virtue & Co, nd.. Probable reprint of 1842 first edition. Hardcover. Near fine. 128, 116 p., interspersed with engraved plates. 28 cm. Map frontispiece. 2 title page illustrations. 54 plates in vol. I and 63 in vol. II. Rebound in leather by Kei...

From Attic Books

$6,000.00


A Voyage of Discovery Made Under the Orders of the Admiralty, in His Majesty's Ships Isabella and Alexander, for the Purpose of Exploring Baffin's Bay and Inquiring Into the Plausibility of a North-West Passage by Ross, John

London: John Murray, 1819. First Edition. Full-Leather. Fine. 4to. 4to. Contemporary calf binding with rebacked spine and raised bands. xxxix [1] tipped in errata slip, 252 p.p., cxliv. 15 colour plates [4 folding], 9 engravings [2 folding], 4 tables [2...

From Minotavros Books

CA$7,250.00


David Thompson's Narrative of His Explorations in Western America, 1784-1812 by Thompson, David; J. B. Tyrrell [ed.]

Toronto: The Champlain Society, 1916. Book. Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Original crested gilt red buckram cloth hard covers. This is no. 272 (of 550 copies). Top edges gilt, others uncut. Spine just sligh...

From CARDINAL BOOKS ~~ ABAC/ILAB

CA$4,850.00


The Range Men the Story of the Ranchers and Indians of Alberta by Kelly, L. V. ( SIGNED )

Toronto: William Briggs, 1913. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). First Printing of the First Edition. About fine but for light superficial wear to extremities, and a minor foxing to prelims. Decorative cover still quite bright. Signed by Ke...

From Renaissance Books

CA$2,000.00


Family Records; Containing Memoirs of Major-General Sir Isaac Brock, K.B., Lieutenant E. W. Tupper, R.N., and Colonel William De Vic Tupper, with Notices... To Which are Added The Life of Te-Cum-Seh, a Memoir of Col. Havilland Le Mesurier &c by Tupper, Ferdinand Brock

Guernsey : Printed and Published By Stephen Barbet, 1835. With half-title, 2 (plate), [vii]-xii, 218 pp. Bound in original tan cloth, paper label at spine, original buff end papers. About Very Good, 3/8" loss of cloth top edge of spine, 1/4" lo...

From Dale Steffey Books

$1,500.00


Canada in Flanders- The Official Story of The Canadian Expeditionary Force (Vol I,II,III) by Sir Max Aitken, Lord Beaverbrook, Major Charles G.D. Roberts (Preface by RT. Hon. A. Bonar Law) - (Introduction by RT. Hon. Sir Robert Borden)

Hodder and Stoughton, 1916 and 1917. First edition-later impression. Hardcover. Good/No Dj cover. GC plus.Hodder and Stoughton,1916 and 1917.Three volume set.Volume I published in 1916(12th edition,1916), volume II and III published 1917(probably first ...

From Alpha 2 Omega Books

£820.00


A TOPOGRAPHICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE PROVINCE OF LOWER CANADA WITH REMARKS UPON UPPER CANADA AND ON THE RELATIVE CONNEXION OF BOTH PROVINCES WITH THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA by Joseph Bouchette

London- UK: W. Faden, 1815. A TOPOGRAPHICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE PROVINCE OF LOWER CANADA WITH REMARKS UPON UPPER CANADA AND ON THE RELATIVE CONNEXION OF BOTH PROVINCES WITH THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA by Joseph Bouchette- Illustrated- W. Faden- London-UK...

From jakoll

$1,150.00


Acadian Geology: an Account of the Geological Structure and Mineral Resources of Nova Scotia, and Portions of the Neighobouring Provinces of British America. by Dawson, John William (Sir)

Edinburgh: Oliver and Bord, 1855. RARE in the 1855 First Edition, last seen at auction in 1969 (RBH). Original green embossed cloth with gilt floral arrangement front cover and gilt lettering back, large fold-out color map at rear. Very Good Minus, tears ...

From Dale Steffey Books

$850.00


Journal of a Voyage for the Discovery of a North-West Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific; Performed in the Years 1819-20, in His Majesty's Ships Hecla and Griper . . . With an Appendix, Containing the Scientific and Other Observations. (2nd edition)(1821) by William Edward Parry

Second UK edition of Parry's 1819-20 Northwest passage expedition. Issued 1821 from same plates as first edition except for typographical corrections (see Arctic Bibliography #13145). Condition is good or better. 19th century (possibly original) full leat...

From Ironwood Hills Books

$695.00


Narrative of the adventures and sufferings of John R. Jewitt : only survivor of the crew of the ship Boston ; during a captivity of nearly three years among the savages of Nootka sound : with an account of the manners, mode of living, and religious opinions of the natives. by ALSOP, Richard

1815 1ed Nootka INDIANS Vancouver Pacific Canada John Jewitt Narrative Slaves John R. Jewitt was a 19th-century English armor maker who is remembered for being taken captive by the native Nootka people in Canada. His 'Narrative', which was written by Ri...

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books

$550.00


Manitoba: History of Its Early Settlement, Development, and Resources by Hill, Robert B

Toronto: William Briggs, 1890 Book. Illus. by Uncredited. Very Good. Hardcover. First ( No Additional printings). 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Original brown cloth on boards decorated in cattails. Minor shelf abrasion to foot. Pre...

From Dave Shoots, Bookseller

$500.00


first circumnavigation of Vancouver Island by Newcombe and Forsyth

Book has an errata sheet slipped in. It has 8 maps (8 plates) all perfect, all numbered, all protected by a tiussue in which is printed in red the plate number and title, and all dated betwen 1768 and 1792. The book has no writing inside, no dirt, no defe...

From Michael's Pride and Joys

$495.00


Lost Among The Fogs: Sketches of Life in Newfoundland England's Ancient Colony by McCrea, R. B

London: Sampson Low, Son & Marston, 1869. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First Printing of the First Edition. Very good, withwear to extremities, moderate soiling to covers, and "Arcade Library 1869 " on ffep.. colour frontis., and minor foxing...

From Renaissance Books

CA$500.00


Guide to the Province of British Columbia for 1877 - 8 by Various Including Anderson and Sproat

Victoria: T. N. Hibben & Co., Publishers, 1877. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First Printing of the First Edition. Rebound using the original boards and spine label. Probably Ex libris as there is a number stamped on the preface page.. ...

From Renaissance Books

CA$500.00


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