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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.



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...

From Attic Books

$6,000.00


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


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


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

£890.00


A voyage to Hudson's-Bay : by the Dobbs galley and California, in the years 1746 and 1747, for discovering a north west passage ; with an accurate survey of the coast, and a short natural history of the country. Together with a fair view of the facts and arguments from which the future finding of such a passage is rendered probable by ELLIS, Henry

1748 1st ed Henry Ellis Voyage to Hudson Bay Northwest Passage ESKIMOS Canada Henry Ellis was an 18th-century voyager who sought to find a northwest passage from the Hudson Bay. The expedition, however, proved that no such passage existed. And while Elli...

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books

$950.00


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


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 Original brown cloth on boards decorated in cattails. Minor shelf abrasion to foot. Previous owner's name (C.H. Brock) in pencil the only writing. No other damage. A provincial history centred on Portage la Prairie. ...

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


The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

This is the First Canadian Edition of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer written by Mark Twain. The book was published by the Belford Brothers in Toronto, in 1876, the same year the first edition of the American version was published. The entire book is intact ...

From C.J.S.

$400.00


The Fur Trade of the Little North: Indians, Pedlars, and Englishmen East of Lake Winnipeg, 1760-1821 by Lytwyn, Victor P

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada: Rupert's Land Research Centre, 1986. 208 pages. Square and solid with color fading of the covers on the spine and along the spine on both covers and also along the top of the front cover. Small corner crease on top of the back ...

From John Thompson

$360.00


Stories of Early British Columbia by Walkem

Original light-brown boards having longhouse and two totems in red and blue. 287 pages. illustrated by S. P. Judge. Frontis of Walkem is signed Yours truly WWymondWalkem in a single flourish. He was a well-known author of early B.C. books. This book rela...

From Michael's Pride and Joys

$345.00


HITORY OF THE COUNTY OF LUNENBURG 2nd edition by M. B. DesBrisay

DesBRISAY, Mather Byles. History of the County of Lunenburg. Second Edition. Toronto : William Briggs / Montreal: C.W. Coates, 1895. Pp (11), xii-xvi,(1), 18-585,(3) of adverts,(2). frontispiece, 1 folding map, 8 leaves plat es. Four chapters of particula...

From Masons' Books

$300.00


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