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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


The Range Men the Story of the Ranchers and Indians of Alberta by Kelly, L. V. ( SIGNED )

Toronto: William Briggs, 1913. About fine but for light superficial wear to extremities, and a minor foxing to prelims. Decorative cover still quite bright. Signed by Kelly on the title page.. Signed by Author. First Printing of the First Edition. Hard Co...

From Renaissance Books

CA$2,000.00


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


Journal of a Voyage for the Discovery of a North-West Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific; Performed in the Years 1819-20, in His Majesty's Ships Hecla and Griper . . . With an Appendix, Containing the Scientific and Other Observations. (2nd edition)(1821) by William Edward Parry

Second UK edition of Parry's 1819-20 Northwest passage expedition. Issued 1821 from same plates as first edition except for typographical corrections (see Arctic Bibliography #13145). Condition is good or better. 19th century (possibly original) full leat...

From Ironwood Hills Books

$745.00


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


Lost Among The Fogs: Sketches of Life in Newfoundland England's Ancient Colony by McCrea, R. B

London: Sampson Low, Son & Marston, 1869. Very good, withwear to extremities, moderate soiling to covers, and "Arcade Library 1869 " on ffep.. colour frontis., and minor foxing. A solid copy. First Printing of the First Edition. Hard Cover. ...

From Renaissance Books

CA$500.00


Guide to the Province of British Columbia for 1877 - 8 by Various Including Anderson and Sproat

Victoria: T. N. Hibben & Co., Publishers, 1877. Rebound using the original boards and spine label. Probably Ex libris as there is a number stamped on the preface page.. First Printing of the First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. ...

From Renaissance Books

CA$500.00


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