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Valley of Dreams A Pictorial  History of Vernon and District
1 Valley of Dreams A Pictorial History of Vernon and District
Vernon BC Greater Vernon Museum and Archives 1992 1550561480 / 9781550561487 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Only light wear to DJ and book ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar. ; B&W Illustrations; Oblong 8vo 8" to 9" tall; 251 pages; An extensive pictorial history of the City of Vernon, published on the occassion of the city's 100th anniversary. Covers the history of the city from the establishment of the O'Keefe Ranch up to the developments of the late 20th Century. 
Price: 28.50 USD
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British Columbia Chronicle, 1847-1871  Gold & Colonists, Akrigg, G. P. V
2 Akrigg, G. P. V British Columbia Chronicle, 1847-1871 Gold & Colonists
Vancouver BC Discovery Press 1977 0919624030 / 9780919624030 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket Illustrated by Map Endpapers 
Shelfwear to edges with light chipping and short tears ; A bright solid book. DJ in Mylar.; B&W Photographs, maps; 9.13 X 6.57 X 1.11 inches; 439 pages; A history of British Columbia, from the establishment of the territory up until its entry into Confederation. 
Price: 23.50 USD
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British Columbia Chronicle, 1788-1846  Adventurers by sea and land, Akrigg, G. P. V & Helen B. Akrigg
3 Akrigg, G. P. V & Helen B. Akrigg British Columbia Chronicle, 1788-1846 Adventurers by sea and land
Vancouver, BC Discovery Press 1975 0919624022 / 9780919624023 First Edition; Second Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket Illustrated by Color Frontispiece 
Dust jacket scuffed with light general wear ; DJ in Mylar, bright, solid book ; B&W Illustrations; 429 pages; Numerous maps and drawings as well as B&W plates featuring historical persons and places, map endpapers 
Price: 18.95 USD
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British Columbia Chronicle, 1788-1846  Adventurers by sea and land, Akrigg, G. P. V & Helen B. Akrigg
4 Akrigg, G. P. V & Helen B. Akrigg British Columbia Chronicle, 1788-1846 Adventurers by sea and land
Vancouver, BC Discovery Press 1975 0919624022 / 9780919624023 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Good+ dust jacket Illustrated by Color Frontispiece 
Dust jacket scuffed with general wear, creasing & short tears. Some damage to lower fore corner of front end paper ; DJ in Mylar, bright, solid book ; B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 429 pages; Numerous maps and drawings as well as B&W plates featuring historical persons and places, map endpapers 
Price: 18.50 USD
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The Columbia Is Coming, Andersen, Doris
5 Andersen, Doris The Columbia Is Coming
Sidney, BC Gray's Publishing 1982 0888260946 / 9780888260949 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
Card covers show light shelf wear, pages yellowed.; A tight solid book. ; B&W Photographs; 9 X 6 X 0.60 inches; 205 pages; In the many small communities and logging camps along the shores of the Strait of Georgia (Salish Sea) and Johnstone Strait the comfort offered by religious teachings was hard to come by. John Antle started up the Columbia Coast Mission in the form of ships offering medical facilities, libraries, religious services as well as more social occasions. These ships ran from 1905-1969 and brought the world to the isolated along the coast. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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6 Anderson, Frank W. The Hope Slide Story
Calgary, AB Frontiers Unlimited 1966 Paperback Very Good- 
Light soil and wear to white & black card covers, small sticker damage front cover. ; A tight solid book. ; Trade PB; Frontier Book No. 12; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 46 pages 
Price: 8.50 USD
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The Frontier Guide to the Romantic Crow's Nest Pass, Anonymous
7 Anonymous The Frontier Guide to the Romantic Crow's Nest Pass
Calgary, AB Frontier Publishing ca. 1963 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
Light edgewear to pictorial card covers, small sticker pull front cover lower and upper fore corners, light dust soiling. ; This book is undated but appears to be early 1960s, ony one other title listed after this on the back cover ; Frontier Book No. 5; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 48 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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8 Anstey, Arthur THE ROMANCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
Toronto, ON W. J. Gage & Co. 1937 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
B&W Photographs; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 216 pages; Blue cloth boards are illustrated, some light soiling, light shelfwear to edges and corners. An excellent history of British Columbia, with many old prints and photographs of Victoria, New Westminster, Vancouver and other areas in the province 
Price: 12.50 USD
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Off the Highway : Growing Up in North Delta, Bach, Mette
9 Bach, Mette Off the Highway : Growing Up in North Delta
Vancouver BC New Star Books 2010 1554200490 / 9781554200498 First Edition; First Printing Paperback As New 
Only slight wear to card covers. ; A bright, solid book, unread. ; Trade PB; Transmontanus Series 18; B&W Illustrations; 9.60 X 6.60 X 0.50 inches; 124 pages; About thirty kilometres south of Vancouver, just over the Alex Fraser Bridge and bordering with Surrey and Ladner, lies North Delta, a suburb replete with strip malls, single detached family homes and every–half–hour bus service.It was a sleepy suburb, one considered the boonies, until 1986, when as part of the Expo city–wide upgrades, the Alex Fraser Bridge was built to connect the two sides of the Fraser River.Part social commentary, part personal memoir, and part history, Off the Highway is Mette Bach's thoughtful examination of growing up in North Delta. We learn about the valiant efforts of the Burns Bog Conservation Society volunteers who work tirelessly to preserve the Bog, North America's largest raised peat bog and one of Canada's natural wonders. We find out that her family rented a bedroom in their home to Expo 86 visitors and that her mother composted, a practice well ahead of current environmentally–responsible times. We also get a glimpse into North Delta's storied settlement in the 1860s when Alexander Loggie opened the first cannery, which supplied the British with canned sockeye salmon. 
Price: 14.95 USD
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Stanley Park's Secret  The Forgotten Families of Whoi Whoi, Kanaka Ranch, and Brockton Point, Barman, Jean
10 Barman, Jean Stanley Park's Secret The Forgotten Families of Whoi Whoi, Kanaka Ranch, and Brockton Point
Madeira Park, BC Harbour 2005 1550173464 / 9781550173468 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket Illustrated by Map Endpapers 
Only slight wear to dust jacket, light bump to bottom edge of front board. ; A bright, solid book, Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; B&W Illustrations; 9.10 X 6.20 X 1.10 inches; 288 pages; Officially opened in 1888, Stanley Park was born alongside the city of Vancouver, so it is easy to assume that the park was a pristine wilderness when it was first created. But much of it had been logged and it was home to a number of settlements. Aboriginal people lived at the villages of Whoi Whoi, now Lumberman's Arch, and nearby Chaythoos. Some of the immigrant Hawaiians earlier employed in the fur trade took jobs at the lumber mills that dotted Burrard Inlet from the 1860s and settled at "Kanaka Ranch," which was located just outside the park's southeast boundary. Others resided at Brockton Point on the peninsula's eastern tip. Only in 1958 was the last of the many families forced out of their homes and the park returned to its supposed "pristine" character.Working in collaboration with descendants of the families who once lived in the park area, historian Jean Barman skilfully weaves together the families' stories with archival documents, Vancouver Parks Board records and court proceedings to reveal a troubling, yet deeply important facet of BC's history. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Russian Shadows on the British Northwest Coast of North America, 1810-1890 A Study of Rejection of Defense Responsibilities, Barratt, Glynn
11 Barratt, Glynn Russian Shadows on the British Northwest Coast of North America, 1810-1890 A Study of Rejection of Defense Responsibilities
Vancouver BC University of British Columbia Press 1983 0774801654 / 9780774801652 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Illustrated by B&W Plates 
Some scuffing of glossy dust jacket, edge wear to top edge. Previous owner's attractive bookplate of front pastedown. ; A bright, solid book, DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; Pacific Maritime Studies Series; 0.75 x 9.5 x 6.5 Inches; 196 pages; Russia threw her shadow on the Northwest Coast before the British came to what is now known as British Columbia. Spanish fears of a ?Muscovite? advance on her possessions from Alaskan outposts were well known in eighteenth-century Europe. This book focuses on the development of British and Canadian perceptions of Russian naval strength in the Pacific during the nineteenth century and weighs the consequences -- psychological, political, and military -- of the reluctance of both countries to assume coastal defence responsibilities. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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Ghost Towns and Mining Camps of the Boundary Country, Basque, Garnet
12 Basque, Garnet Ghost Towns and Mining Camps of the Boundary Country
Langley, BC Sunfire 1992 0919531334 / 9780919531338 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket Illustrated by Color plates Signed by Author
Signed by Author; Light fading of dust jacket fore edge, only slight wear. ; This limited edition hardcover has the same ISBN as the paperback edition. Number 189 of 400 is signed by the author on the front free end paper. ; B&W Illustrations; 0.15 x 10.7 x 8.2 Inches; 152 pages; Lavishly illustrated with colour plates, B&W illustrations and maps, this book covers the area just above the US border with British Columbia. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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West Kootenay the pioneer years, Basque, Garnet
13 Basque, Garnet West Kootenay the pioneer years
Langley, BC Sunfire Publications 1990 091953130X / 9780919531307 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good- in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Author; Cloth boards have edge wear on bottom. DJ shows light edge wear, 1/4" tear on top front of DJ. ; Signed and numbered by author on front free end paper. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. A bright, solid book.; B&W and Colour Photographs; 8.43 X 5.85 X 0.73 inches; 168 pages; This is the deluxe cloth bound edition, number 22 of 250 copies. 
Price: 22.95 USD
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The Places of Kettle Valley, Bate, Geoff
14 Bate, Geoff The Places of Kettle Valley
Saanichton, BC Geoff Bate and Associates 2000 0968698700 / 9780968698709 First Edition Softcover Very Good Signed by Author
Signed by Author; Card covers show light shelf wear.; A tight solid book. Inscribed by the author.; Trade PB; B&W Photographs; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 182 pages 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Forgotten Legacy of the Slocan, Benton, Elizabeth
15 Benton, Elizabeth Forgotten Legacy of the Slocan
Victoria, BC Trafford Publishing 2005 1412053579 / 9781412053570 First Edition Softcover Very Good+ Signed by Author
Signed by Author; Only slight wear to card covers ; A bright, solid book, signed by author on title page ; Trade PB; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 79 pages; Elizabeth Benton was born in 1915 to the family of a mining engineer. She heard as a child many of the stories about the history of the communities she grew up in and met many of the local characters. A number of these communities have since become ghost towns and these stories remain only as oral history. Benton, who had become known as a storyteller has recreated the stories about the very real people and places that populated her childhood. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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16 Bicknell, Jacquie & Vicky White (editors) Oliver Area Secrets and Surprises
Oliver BC South Okanagan Publishers & Writers 1995 0969981708 / 9780969981701 Paperback Near Fine 
Signed by Editors; Only slight wear to yellow card covers; Signed by the editors on Acknowledgments page; Trade PB; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 140 pages; "A celebration of our town written by the people who live here" 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Settling Clayoquot, Bossin, Bob
17 Bossin, Bob Settling Clayoquot
Victoria, BC Province of British Columbia, Provincial Archives 1981 0771882734 / 9780771882739 Paperback Very Good 
Light edge wear to black card covers ; A bright, solid book ; Trade PB; Sound heritage series #33; Square 4to 9" - 11" tall; 76 pages; This is volume #33 of the Provincial Government's Aural History series, featuring interviews with a number of the families who settled the area 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Crazy Man's Creek, Boudreau, Jack
18 Boudreau, Jack Crazy Man's Creek
Prince George, BC Caitlin Press Inc. 1998 0920576710 / 9780920576717 First Edition Softcover Very Good+ Signed by Author
Signed by Author; Light edge wear and corner curl ; Signed by the author on the half title page. A bright, solid book.; B&W Photographs; 8.40 X 5.50 X 0.70 inches; 196 pages; "In Crazy Man's Creek, author Jack Boudreau tells of the characters who have "caught the fever" in the rugged McGregor Mountain Range east of Prince George. Long recognized as some of the toughest bush in British Columbia, it was home to many who chose to lose themselves.Once there, life included confrontations with grizzly bears and raids by wolves. But if men were to snap, it was the long cold winters and the deafening silence that did them in." 
Price: 18.50 USD
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19 Bourdon, Donald J. Boom Years G.G. Nye's Photographs of North Vancouver 1905-1909
North Vancouver, BC Hancock House Pub Ltd 1981 088839117x / 9780888391179 Paperback Very Good+ 
Light edge wear and scuffing to red card covers. Unread ; Trade PB; B&W Photographs; Oblong 8vo 8" to 9" tall; 85 pages 
Price: 8.95 USD
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Road, Rail and River!, Bowman, Phylis
20 Bowman, Phylis Road, Rail and River!
Prince Rupert, BC Phylis Bowman / Sunrise Printing 1983 0969090137 / 9780969090137 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
Card covers show light wear, light soiling. Sun-faded on spine. ; A tight solid book. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 144 pages; A history of the Northwest region of British Columbia, including Prince Rupert, Terrace/Kitimat and Hazelton. The author has spent much of her life in the area, and fills the book not only with local history, but interesting anecdotes and local legend. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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