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British Columbia - Sixty Years of Progress: A History *SIGNED, NUMBERED AND UNREAD, FULL LEATHER-BOUND COPY*
British Columbia: British Columbia Historical Association. Hardcover. Number 216 of only 350 signed copies of this full leather-bound edition. Signed by co-author R.E. Gosnell. "Few publications, if any, of similar size and excellence have been produced in Canada..." - From Editor's Foreward. Part One is made up of 210 pages and eighteen chapters which constitute "... a survey of events from the earliest times down to the Union of the Crown Colony of British Columbia with the Dominion of Canada." Part Two is "... a history, mainly political and economic, of the Province since Confederation up to the present time." Part One is preceded by dozens of tissue-protected black and white portraits of individuals influential in the early history of the province, complete with their brief biographies upon the tissue. Part One is likewise followed by dozens of tissue-protected portraits of "Leading men in judicial and other capacities." Part Two is comprised of eighteen chapters over 226 pages, plus 5 pages of addenda. This part is again followed by dozens of tissue protected portraits of "Some of the men conspicuous as present day factors in development." Top edge gilt. Embossed decorations upon front board and back strip. Crisp gilt lettering upon backstrip. Marbled endpapers. Unread. Exceptionally clean, bright, and unmarked with no wear. Handsome suede leather exterior appears virtually as fresh as the day it was applied over 90 years ago. More a historical monument than a book, this majestic tome (over 14lb in weight and measuring 13" high by 10.5" wide by almost 4" thick) is ideally suited to life as a library showpiece or as a magnificent gift, particularly to a British Columbian of distinction. The vintage and exceedingly fine condition of this copy easily rank it as one of the most impressive volumes we have ever offered. . Fine. 1913. Limited Edition.
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