Place Published: Victoria (BC)
Publisher: The Adelphi Book Shop, Ltd.,
Date Published: 1969
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Hard Cover
First edition. Limited edition of 750 copies. 6 x 9 inches. 67 pp
Signed and inscribed "for Miss Evelyn MacDonald with the Best Wishes of the author" on the front end paper. Brown imitation leather boards and book in fine condition. Foreword by Samuel Rothstein. Near fine condition.
Content based on a lecture for librarians, intended primarily to identify important books relating the exploration and beginnings of British Columbia. The contents includes lectures on Spaniards versus Russians, The British Approach by Land and Sea, The French Look In and The Americans Reach out. Illustrated in black and white wityh facsimiles of letters and drawings. From the copyright page, "First published as the complete issue of the British Columbia Library Quarterly for January 1969... in an edition of 750 copies. With a foreword by Samuel Rothstein. An account of important books concerning the early exploration and history of British Columbia. Originally published as the complete issue of the 'British Columbia Library Quarterly' for January of 1969.
Books written by the explorers of British Columbia and its approaches during the century which began with Bering's first voyage and ended with Sir George Simpson's second journey to the Columbia".
Near Fine. Item #3301