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British Columbia 150th Birthday

BC, the province where AbeBooks HQ is located is turning 150 this year so to celebrate we did a quick little search for the most expensive books about British Columbia that AbeBooks has ever sold.

It turns out that the most expensive book about BC that we have ever sold is also the most expensive book that a resident of Victoria (the city we are located) has ever bought!

David Thompson’s Narrative of his Explorations in Western America 1784-1812
First edition, 1916 copy of this Champlain Society publication, limited to only 550 copies. A first hand narrative from Thompson’s explorations of the Western Canada to the Pacific, including rarely found information of the local native tribes of the region sold for $4,250

Happy Birthday BC!

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