History of British Columbia, from Its earliest Discovery to the Present Time
Heavily Illustrated First Edition, Pinnacle Book of British Columbia History
Comprehensive First Edition about the history and development of British Columbia, Canada. Author, Alexander Begg was a journalist, civil servant, and emigration officer who persuaded many Scots to settle in Canada. Heavily illustrated with 118 text illustrations and large folding map of The Canadian Pacific Railroad.
First Edition, Toronto, William Briggs, 1894, 568 pages, frontispiece black and white portrait of Begg with facsimile signature and tissue guard. Book is near Fine, rust brown cloth with bright gilt title to spine and front board. Map present at page 568. Bright gilt seal of British Columbia on front board, book is tight and square, floral endpapers, fantastic bookplate of Captain Frederick A. Zeusler, USCG on front pastedown, rear hinge is cracked but book is tight and square, protected in a custom mylar sleeve.
Very clean and Superior First Edition Complete with Railroad Map