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1 Adams, John Point Ellice House : A Victorian Household
0968496814 / 9780968496817 pbk 
Victoria bc history of Point Ellice house and household. 
Price: 10.00 CDN
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Lighthouse Chronicles : Twenty Years on the BC Lights, Anderson, Flo
2 Anderson, Flo Lighthouse Chronicles : Twenty Years on the BC Lights
155017181X / 9781550171815 

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3 Belyk, Robert C Ghosts - True Tales of Eerie Encounters
0920663842 / 9780920663844 
Ghost tales from Victoria BC Canada 
Price: 9.50 CDN
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Nine Visits to the Mythworld Ghandl of the Qayahl Llaanas (Haida), Bringhurst, Robert (Transl)
4 Bringhurst, Robert (Transl) Nine Visits to the Mythworld Ghandl of the Qayahl Llaanas (Haida)
1550548034 / 9781550548037 hc good 
Translated from the Haida. Sound clean hc in dj. 222pp 
Price: 45.00 CDN
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The Veterans Cemetery : Esquimalt British Columbia
5 Buckmaster, Harvey A The Veterans Cemetery : Esquimalt British Columbia " God's Acre"
2014 2nd revised and Updated coil new 
Complete listing and description of the interred as well as description of their headstone or marker. **no photos. 
Price: 30.00 CDN
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Introducing the Dragonflies of British Columbia and the Yukon, Cannings, Robert A
6 Cannings, Robert A Introducing the Dragonflies of British Columbia and the Yukon
0772646376 / 9780772646378 soft cover good 
full colour. Old edition available as well. 
Price: 10.00 CDN
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Hundreds and Thousands, Carr, Emily
7 Carr, Emily Hundreds and Thousands
1553651723 / 9781553651727 pbk good 
sound clean copy. 
Price: 16.95 CDN
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Super Suckers : The Giant Pacific Octopus, Cosgrove, James A and Neil McDaniel
8 Cosgrove, James A and Neil McDaniel Super Suckers : The Giant Pacific Octopus
1550174665 / 9781550174663 trade paper 
sound copy. prev owner name 
Price: 14.00 CDN
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The Fernwood Files (Victoria BC), Ellis, John J with Charles Lillard
9 Ellis, John J with Charles Lillard The Fernwood Files (Victoria BC)
0920501176 / 9780920501177 pbk good 
sound clean copy in store in stock 
Price: 8.50 CDN
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10 Feldman, Denis The Bridges of Metro Vancouver : A Pictorial Survey
Cordillera 1895590450 / 9781895590456 wraps new 

Price: 32.95 CDN
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Carlo Gentile, Gold Rush Photographer 1863-1866, Greene, Ronald A.
11 Greene, Ronald A. Carlo Gentile, Gold Rush Photographer 1863-1866
Victoria BC 2015 0994763506 / 9780994763501 oblong wraps new 
From : Royal BC Museum website: Ron Greene has been interested in the Colonial period for many years, doing a study of Macdonald & Co. bankers over fifty years ago. Among his interests are photographs and his presentation will discuss and show photographs by the talented photographer, Carlo Gentile, who was a photographer in Victoria from October 1863 until August 1866.  He accompanied British Columbia Governor Frederick Seymour into the interior of British Columbia in 1865, and later the same year visited Quesnel and Williams Creek, travelling on both the Harrison Lake to Lillooet route and the recently completed Fraser Canyon route. Come and see these beautiful and technically accomplished early photographs of BC. Ronald Greene is a life-long resident of Victoria.  He obtained a degree at the University of British Columbia in Chemical Engineering.  Later, in his spare time he obtained another degree from the University of Victoria in Japanese Studies and French. Ron has served in many volunteer positions, recently as President of the B.C. Historical Federation and of the Victoria Historical Society 
Price: 75.00 CDN
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Victoria's Past : The View from Marifield House., Helme, David
12 Helme, David Victoria's Past : The View from Marifield House.
Victoria Bc 2016 0993841708 / 9780993841705 1st trade paper new Dale Hitchcox 
Baok cover : Victoria's Part blazes a fresh trail through the history of the city from the vantage point of one property located in the historic neighbourhood of James Bay (Victoria BC Canada). The book follows the histories of the past owners of the land on which Marifield house sits beginning with the Hudson;s Bay Company. Content includes Sir James Douglas, Bishop George Hills, Emily Carr, Edward Cridge, Frances Barkley and others. Illustrated throughout with line maps and archival photos. 215pp incl index. 
Price: 21.95 CDN
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Sappers : The Royal Engineers in British Columbia, Hill, Beth
13 Hill, Beth Sappers : The Royal Engineers in British Columbia
0920663052 / 9780920663059 trade paper good 
sound clean trade paper. 
Price: 12.00 CDN
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14 Horth, Nell North Saanich Memories and Pioneers
1988 091993112x / 9780919931121 pbk inscribed by the author to prev owner

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Spirit in the Stone (Petroglyphs), Inglis, Joy
15 Inglis, Joy Spirit in the Stone (Petroglyphs)
Horsdal & Schubart 1998 0920663583 / 9780920663585 softcover good 
petroglyphs on Quadra Island BC Canada. 111pp illustrated throughout. Sound clean copy in stock. 
Price: 10.00 CDN
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16 Irlbacher-Fox, S Finding Dahshaa
0774816244 / 9780774816243 

Price: 48.00 CDN
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17 Kennel,Rebecca Victoria Bench by Bench
2010 986701801x / 9789867018014 pbk inscribed by the author
A Creative guide to over 60 sites 
Price: 6.50 CDN
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Pushing the Beach The Story of Marine Link Transportation and the MV Aurora Explorer, Meadows, Al with S C Heal
18 Meadows, Al with S C Heal Pushing the Beach The Story of Marine Link Transportation and the MV Aurora Explorer
Cordillera 2015 1895590442 / 9781895590449 2nd softcover new 
new. colour edition. Story of Marine Link Transportation and the Aurora Explorer makes for a fascinating read. The story of Marine Link Transportation and its founding partners is one of incredible perseverance. Alan Meadows, a troll fisherman and then a young man living in Victoria, established a fledgling business that hit the boom in herring row exports for the Japanese market at just the right time. His account of acting as a buyer and collector for a herring processor is almost hilarious as he carried a fortune in dollar bills on his person that sometimes reached $750,000 in paper money. Soon after this traffic started, he met Tim Campbell, another commercial fisherman from Sidney, B.C., who proved his worth to their joint venture. Meadows, the man of vision and ideas with an insatiable appetite for business development was matched by Campbell, the practical hands-on engineer who could fix anything and found pragmatic solutions to almost everything. Photo above: Cover of Pushing the Beach, a new book by S.C. Heal. Pushing the Beach, a newly published book written by Alan H. Meadows and S.C. Heal (author of 25 marine books and frequent contributor to BC Shipping News), follows the trials and tribulations of Marine Link Transportation through the early start up years of handling herring straight off the fish boat and onto Marine Link I and through the growth of their fleet, including the story behind the Aurora Explorer and her unique conversion to a hybrid working freight barge / passenger vessel where up to 12 people could sample the working coast, a concept totally opposite to the luxury cruise liner slogans. The story of how they found the Aurora Explorer in Northern Alberta and had her delivered to Campbell River via the Mackenzie river system, Tuktoyaktuk, Cape Barrow and down through the Bering Sea and across the Gulf of Alaska is an epic in itself and is fully described along with a map of her journey. In addition to the ever-expanding fleet, Marine Link Transportationís land acquisitions are no less entertaining ó from operating a busy terminal at Campbell River spit to the acquisition of strategic acreage with several hundred feet of waterfront at Menzies Bay from MacMillan Bloedel just before that company was acquired by Weyerhaeuser of Tacoma, U.S. Here, they have developed their own terminal as a secure home base and provide space for others with full facilities for wharfage, warehousing and storage. Repair work is undertaken on site by Campbell River Marine Terminalís associate business, Ripple Rock Repairs. Written in an intimate way, warts and all, the book is not only entertaining and historical, but also expresses a great deal of wisdom and lots of hands on experience of value to both laymen and professional operators. This large-format book (8.5 by 11 inches) contains over 200 pages plus more than 220 photos. 
Price: 39.95 CDN
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The Gorge of Summers Gone (Victoria BC), Minaker, Dennis
19 Minaker, Dennis The Gorge of Summers Gone (Victoria BC)
1895332184 / 9781895332186 softcover good 
various copies available in store. Oversized wraps with illustrations throughout. Gorge waterway BC. "A History of Victoria's Inland Waterway" 
Price: 18.00 CDN
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First Son : Portraits by C D Hoy, Moosang, Faith
20 Moosang, Faith First Son : Portraits by C D Hoy
1551520710 / 9781551520711 oversized wraps good 
sound clean copy in stock 
Price: 45.00 CDN
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