The early textbook collection spans the period from the eighteenth century to about 1930, and is probably the largest of its kind in Canada. The bulk of the collection is Canadian, in English and French, but includes American and British texts, which were probably used in Canadian schools. Many of the books contain statements by the British Columbia and/or other provincial governments authorising the textbooks for use in schools. There are also a number of textbooks classified elsewhere in the rare book collection.
Photo credit: UBC Library, Rare Books and Special Collections, PZ6 1810 U534.