Thursday, September 26, 2019

Vancouver Rare Book, Photograph and Paper Show October 12 and 13, 2019

We will be exhibiting a wide range of antiquarian and collectible books, photographs and ephemera at the Vancouver Rare Book Photograph and Paper Show on October12 and 13, 2019 at Heritage Hall at 3102 Main Street.
Saturday, October 12 – 9:00AM to 5:00PM; 
Sunday, October 13 – 10:00AM to 3:00PM

Admission: $10.00 (good for both days)
We will offering several collections of fine leather bindings

We will also be offering--

Kane, Paul.  WANDERINGS OF AN ARTIST AMONG THE INDIANS OF NORTH AMERICA From Canada to Vancouver’s Island and Oregon Through the Hudson’s Bay Company’s Territory and Back Again.  London: Longman and others, 1859.  1st edition.  xvii + 1pp (list of illustrations) + 455pp + 7pp (appendix) + 24pp (advertisements).  8 chromolithograph plates. Folding partly-coloured map, 16 woodcut illustrations.  Publisher’s gilt blind-stamped russet cloth, minor handling.  Text, plates, and map clean and fine.  Scarce in this condition.

Paul Kane (1810-1871) is best known for his paintings and sketches of Indigenous people during the 1840s.  After a short sojourn between Toronto and Sault Ste. Marie in 1845, he secured the support of the Hudson’s Bay Company, and travelled with their canoe brigades to western Canada.  He visited the Red River settlement, and then passed through the Saskatchewan valley, across the Rocky Mountains and down the Columbia River to Fort Vancouver in the Oregon Territory, and thence along the shores of Puget Sound to Vancouver Island where he stopped off at Fort Victoria.  Kane sketched and painted the people he encountered on his travels, and documented their way of life. Upon his return to Toronto, Kane exhibited his work.  The exhibition met with great success.  With the support of Sir George Simpson, his book was published in London. 


Another Western Canadian Treasure
that will be exhibited
Dobbs, Arthur. AN ACCOUNT OF THE COUNTRIES ADJOINING TO HUDSON’S BAY, IN THE NORTH-WEST PART OF AMERICA: Containing a Description of their Lakes and Rivers, the Nature of the Soil and Climates, and their Methods of Commerce, &c. Shewing the Benefit to be made by settling Colonies, and opening a Trade in these Parts; whereby the French will be deprived in a great Measure of their Traffick in Furs, and the Communication between Canada and Mississippi be cut off. With An Abstract of Captain Middleton’s Journal, and Observations upon his Behaviour during his Voyage, and since his Return. 
London: Printed for J. Robinson, 1744. 4to (large paper copy: 28.4 cm). 1st edition. 1pp (title page) + ii + 211pp. Large folding engraved map. Early 20th Century signed binding by Sangorski & Sutcliffe: three-quarter chocolate morocco and marbled boards, raised bands, gilt. Very clean and wide-margined.

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