The First Circumnavigation of Vancouver Island. C. F. Newcombe.

The First Circumnavigation of Vancouver Island

Victoria, B.C. Printed by William H. Cullin, 1914. 1st. Hardcover. PRESENTATION INSCRIPTION by W. A. Newcombe, son of the author who assisted him with this book. First Edition. 8vo. 69pp. 8 map plates (one folding) protected with descriptive tissue guards. From the library of noted naturalist and author, Harry Schelwald Swarth, with his gilt and black leather bookplate. Tan cloth with black lettering. 2 tipped in errata sheets, Offsetting from bookplate & inked date to ffep else a fine copy. Item #15614

Archives of British Columbia Memoir No. 1. Here Newcombe, a leading authority on the early exploration of the North-West Coast, "...vindicated the contention of Captain Vancouver that his ships were the first to complete the navigation of the inner channels which separtae the island from the mainland of British Columbia and this contention is borne out in Menzies' journal." - John Forsyth. Next day shipping. Celebrating our 20th year - all domestic orders ship with Delivery Confirmation Tracking Number - Images available upon request.

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