Walbran, Captain John T. British Columbia Coast Names 1592 – 1906

John T. Walbran

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Walbran, Captain John T. British Columbia Coast Names 1592 – 1906

Ottawa: Government Printing Bureau, 1909. Hardback 8vo; first edition. 546 pp. Green cloth with gilt title to spine. Black and white frontispiece portrait of Captain George Vancouver; twenty black and white photographic plates; three-color fold-out map; tipped-in errata page which notes the incorrect title “British Columbia Place Names” on the spine. Condition: Very good plus. Minor bumping and rubbing to extremities; ¼-inch tear to head of spine; small dent to fore edge of rear board; stain from removed book plate and partially blotted-out previous owner’s name to front pastedown; residue of removed label to ffep; binding split between pp 288-289, but intact. $100

A well-preserved first edition of this standard work on the history and place names of the British Columbia coast, the result of Walbran’s celebrated thirteen-year survey made from his vessel Quadra.


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