Place Published: Victoria
Publisher: Archives of British Columbia, W.H. Cullin, King's Printer
Date Published: 1914
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Soft Cover
First edition. 8vo- over 7-3/4 x 9-3/4 inches. Soft Cover, 69 pp. Memoir No. 1 - 8 black and white tissue protected maps plates, one folding. Regarding Vancouver’s claim to be the first circumnavigator. Uncommon booklet in very good+ condition. Bound in original printed wrappers. Errata smaller single page loose and inserted at front of book.
Provenance: “Joseph A. Pearce” name on front cover. Joseph Algernon Pearce, astrophysicist (1893-1988). Together with J.S. Plaskett, the first director of the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory in Victoria, BC, Pearce published the first detailed spectroscopic analysis of the structure of our Milky Way Galaxy in 1935.
"Harold T. Nation Victoria BC” signature on reverse of title page. Major Harold Turton Nation (1876-1967), was a field assistant and librarian, who was associated with the Department of Mines for more than 40 years. Nation Peak the second-highest mountain summit on the Spatsizi Plateau in northwestern British Columbia was named after him.
From page 3. "Vindicates the contention of Captain Vancouver that his ships were the first to complete the navigation of the inner channels which separate Vancouver Island from the British Columbia mainland." - M. Menzies.
Very Good. Item #2291