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    Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Additional title on title page: Text and Dlocumentary Photographs by Richard Finnie. 4to. (36 cm.) ix[1]1-210p. Profusely (!) illustrated with color frontispiece of the Canol Pipeline at Macmillan Pass plus 146 other large color and black and white captioned photos throughout--almost one on every page with full documentation of what is depicted. Endpapers com prise a blue and white photo entitled On the Route of the Pipeline: The Pelly MNountains. Three appendices: A: Bechtgel-Price-Callahan--A Joint Venture of Nine Organizations [lists of the names of those in] Participating Companies, Policy Committee, Project Management, Construction Managers, Administration Managers, and Contractors of the Canol Project. B: [List of] Officers of the Northwest Service Command, United States Army, Who Served on the Canol Project. C: [List of] Bechtel-Price-Callahan Personnel Who Served Nine Months or Longer in Canada or Alaska. Olive green cloth with gilt title CANOL on the front cover. Just touches of wear to extremities, top corners ever so lightly bumped, cloth clean, gilt bright (!), all photos in fine condition, else near fine to fine with no internal markings. No dust jacket (if it ever had one). Volume is divided into the following sections: 1. Norman Wells; II. Mackenzie River Transportation; III. The Airfields; IV. The Mackenzie Winter Road; V. Prince TGupert, Skagway, and Whitehorse; VI. The Carcross-Watson Lake Line and the Alaska Highway; VII. The Whitehorse- Fairbanks Line; VIII. Pioneering Over the Mackenzie-Yukon Divide; IX. Constgruction Begins in the Moutains; X. Supplying the CANOL Liine; XI. Pipelines Follow the Road-Builders; XII. The Second Winter; XIII. The Whitehorse Refinery; and XIV. Missikon Accomplished. Richard Sterling Finnie (1906-1987), was a documentary filmmaker, photographer, ethnographer, and historian. Finnie worked for the international engineering company Bechtel Corporation for 25 years. The Canol Project was constructed during World War II to ensure a supply of oil for the defense of Alaska and the North American west coast. The project was completed in two years at an astronomical cost and was abandoned less than a year later. Just an amazing documentation of this extraordinary and extraordinarily difficult project! NOTE: Extra postage may be required for this large and heavy (!) book.

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  • Wilhelm, Honor L. (editor)

    Published by The Coast Publishing Company, Seattle, 1902

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    Soft cover. Condition: Very Good. 4to. (26 cm.) [4]pp. 91-136[2]. Illustrated with 24 black and white captioned photos, one black and white map (Chelan County), and numerous period ads. Stapled booklet in blue wrappers printed in brown and with a partial map of trhe west coast on the front wrapper. Just touches of wear to extremities, blue color slightly faded, somewhat darkened around the edges, rust on the staples, else very good to near fine with no internal markings. Articles in this issue include the following: The Puget Sound Naval Yard; Blaine, WA; Whidby(sic) Isle by Geo. T. Thompson (poem); The Triumph of Michael Sears: A Tale of Life in Seattle by Honor L. Wilhelm (Chapters V-IX, the last about the Seattle fire in 1889); More Than Clay by Walter Scott Haskell (poem); Through the Blue-Stem Wheat Belt of Eastern Washington; At the Turn of the Tide by C. A. Meeker; Chelan County, Washington; His Vacation Case by Elizabeth G. Rowe; [Short] Original Stories; As the Coast Thinks; and Books and Periodicals.

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  • The Hirst-Roger Company

    Published by The Hirst-Roger Company, Philadelphia, 1920

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    Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Additional title on the title page: "A plainly written book on the fundamentals of Motor Car Trimming and Upholstering." Large 8vo. (24 cm.) 180p. Frontispiece black and white captioned photo plus 46 other black and white (and some colored) captioned photos throughout and numerous black and white drawings showing technical aspects of motor car upholstering. Index. Blue ribbed cloth with gilt letters on the front cover and the spine and with a vignette in gilt on the front cover of the logo of the HJirst-Roger Company. Very minor wear to the extremities with a couple of corners just barely rubbed through, top and bottom of spine slightly rubbed, covers slightly soiled, all gilt bright (!), all photos in fine condition, previous owner's pencil signature on front free endpaper (A.F. Peterson Missoula Mont), one double page loose because it was never caught in the sewing but remains undamaged, else very good to near fine with no internal markings. No dust jacket (if it ever had one). Established in 1884 in Philadelphia, the Hirst-Roiger Company produced carpet woven especially for automobiles. Their slogan was "Distinctive, Dependable, Non-Shrinkable, Fast Colors." Most all you might want to know about upholstering automobiles in the 1920s, including color photos of samples of their carpets. Instructions for upholstering all types of automobiles and delivery trucks and vans.

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  • History Publication Committee

    Published by Privately published [Prinited by Standard Printing Company], Twin Falls, ID, 1974

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    Soft cover. Condition: Near Fine. Mrs. Donald Lambert (illustrator). Although the title page gives a 1962 publication date, there is an appended chapter, entitled "A decade and one year of change,? by O.A. (Gus) Kelker and dated May 1974. Also, the front cover has the dates 1863-1974. Thus, this is the 1974 edition. Additional cover title as follows: Territorial Centennial Twin Falls County 1863-1974. 8vo. [4]1-128p. Illustrated with black and white drawings throughout by Mr. Donald Lambert and with two black and white captioned photos on the last page. [Lists of] Centennial Committee,Sponsors and Subscribers. Brown wrappers printed in white and with a vignette in brown and white on the front cover of the Twin Falls. Just touches of wear to extremities, corners square and flat, else near fine to fine with no internal markings. Reminiscences of early days of white settlement in Twin Falls County, Idaho.

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  • Watson, Earl [b. ca. 1930]

    Published by Privately published, No place listed, 1962

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    Soft cover. Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 8vo. unpaged [80p.]. Illustrated with 84 black and white captioned photos, most of various racing drivers, as well as several of spectacular car wrecks during races, but also one of the author, one of the main photographer, Walter Chernokal, and one of Norman Grant, whose accumulated racing file the author consulted. Stapled booklet in black and white photo pictorial wrappers printed in black and with an official photo from the Indianapolis Speedway of cars racing wrapped around both front and rear. Born in PPhiladelphia ca. 1930, Earl Watson was a journalist who compiled his racing columns into the first edition of "Champions All." mA graduate of the Temple University School of Journalism, Watson was on the editorial staff of the North Penn Reporter, Lansdale daily, where his column "Around the Circle" appears as a regular feature. From 1949 on Watson was associated with the public relations force at Hatfield Speedway, Hatfield, PA, where he made his home. [info from inside the front wrapper] A native of Lansdale, PA, Norman Grant, whose exhaustive racing file was used by Watson, was a dyed-in-the-wool racing fan. Walter Chernokal was staff photographer for the Chester, PA Times who earned internal acclaim for his racing actions shots. Chernokal won 25 photo prizes in the Checkered Flag Photo Contests during the period, 1952-1957. [info on Norman Grant and Walter Cherokal from the booklet] Other photographers represented include the following: Harry Luther, R.N. Masser, Jr., Jim Rathman, and Don Davis. A "must have" for any serious fan of auto racing!.

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  • De Jong, Dola [Dorothea Rosalie, 1911-2003]

    Published by Reynal & Hitchcock/The Junior Literary Guild, New York, 1946

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    Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Gerard Hordyk [1899-1958] (illustrator). 4to. (28 cm.) unpaged [36p.]. Profusely (!) illustrated with full color drawings by Gerard Hordyk. Brown cloth with black letters and with a vignette in black on the front cover of a three-masted sailing ship by Gerard Hordyk. Just touches of wear to extremities, cloth clean and bright, previous owner's signature on front free endpaper [Wendell RettKowski | Junior Guild Nov. 1946], else near fine to fine with no internal markings. No dust jacket. Writer, literary agent, professional ballerina, Dorothea Rosalie ?Dola? De Jong (1911-2003) was born into a wealthy Jewish family in the Netherlands. She escaped to the U.S. in 1940, where she lived most of the rest of her life. De Jong published her first children?s book in Holland in 1936; other children and adult books followed, including one book, The Three and the Vine, which depicts a lesbian relationship. She herself was married twice. Gerard Hordyk (1899-1958) lived and worked as an artist in the Netherlands, Paris, and New York. Wendell Max Rettkowski [1935-2014], whose name appears on the front free endpaper as the former owner of this book, was born and lived on the family farm in eastern Washington until his retirement in 2007 at which time he moved to Airway Heights, Washington. Just a delightfully illustrated book about Holland!.

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  • Published by The Spokane Telegraph School [printed by Buckeye Printing Co.], Spokane, WA, 1947

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    Soft cover. Condition: Very Good. 8vo. (23 cm.) unpaged [12p.]. Illustrated with six black and white photos. Telegraph Alphabet inside front wrapper. Stapled booklet in cream colored wrappers printed in black and with a vignette in black on the front wrapper of two trains, one steam powered, the other diesel powered. Minor wear to extremities, wrappers very lightly soiled, one inch tear up from bottom of front wrapper with no loss, no rust on the staples, corners square and flat, all photos in fine condition, a couple of words written on one page, else very good to near fine with no other internal markings. Text includes various sections including the following: Opportunities in the Transportation Field, Demand, Salaries (list updated with a paste over slip), Duties, Placement (where one could be a telegraph operator), Promotions, Requirements, Age Limits for Employment (18-42!), Time Required for Complete Course, Tuition Costs (updated with paste over slip), Railroad Station Accounting, Advanced Telegraph Students, Graduation Requirements, Equipment, as well as General Information. Founded in 1917, the Spokane Telegraph School was an affiliate of the Seattle Railroad School. It directed its publicity towards ?wide awake and ambitious men and women,? though only young men were promised assistance in locating part-time work to pay for room and board while attending class. The courses prepared students for work for railroads or private industry. Date determined from contents which mentions that Veterans are approved for training under the G.I. Bill. Not in OCLC. This is basically a catalogue and advertisement for the Spokane Telegraph School. A "must have" for any telegraph or railroad buff.

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  • Seller image for BIOGRAPHY OF ISAAC HARBY WITH AN ACCOUNT OF THE REFORMED SOCIETY OF ISRAELITES OF CHARLESTON, S. C., 1824-1833 for sale by Live Oak Booksellers
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    Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Small 4to. (24 cm.) xiii[1]2-145p. Frontispiece black and white silhouette image presumably of Isaac Hardy plus six black and white photos of letters. Bibliography and Index. Green cloth with gilt letters on the front cover and the spine. Just touches of wear to extremities with noting rubbed through, cloth clean, gilt somewhat dulled, all illustrations in fine condition, newsprint transfer to two pages, previous owner's signature on front free endpaper {N. G. Osteen), else very good to near fine with no internal markings. No dust jacket. An expanded form of text originally submitted as a Master?s thesis at the University of South Carolina, this book was published with the assistance of the Central Conference of American Rabbis. Isaac Harby (1788?1828), from Charleston, South Carolina, was a teacher, playwright, literary critic, journalist, newspaper editor, and advocate of reforms in Judaism. His ideas were some of the precedents behind the development of Reform Judaism. This appears to be the only book published by Lucius Clifton Moise (1881-1967), a Sumter, SC music educator. The signature of the book?s owner [N. G. Osteen] appears to be that of Noah Graham Osteen (1843-1936), founder of Sumter, S.C.?s newspaper WATCHMAN AND SOUTHRON [now called ITEM].

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  • Seller image for TIMPANOGOS TOWN: STORY OF OLD BATTLE CREEK AND PLEASANT GROVE, UTAH for sale by Live Oak Booksellers

    Driggs, Howard R. [Howard Roscoe, 1873-1963]

    Published by Privately published [Printed by the Clark Press], Manchester, NH, 1948

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    Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Hales, J. Rulon [1899-1986] (illustrator). 1st Edition. SIGNED ON THE FRONT FREE ENDPAPER as follows: "Sincerely yours, | Howard R. Driggs." 8vo. [10]1-101p. Color frontispiece photo plus 227 (!) black and white captioned photos, mostly of individual persons and two black and white maps of Pleasant Grove, one a fold-out map. Black and white drawings by J. Rulon Hales, throughout the text. Maroon cloth with gilt letters on the spine. Just touches of wear to extremities, one corner ever so lightly bumped, cloth clean and bright, gilt bright (!), previous owner's pencil signature (Frances Wels [?]), else fine with no internal markings. Dust jacket has a couple of tears but is most all there. Born in Pleasant Grove, Utah, Howard Roscoe Driggs (1873-1963) taught English at the University of Utah and New York University, was the author or editor of more than 50 books, including, but not limited to, subjects ranging from Utah and Mormon history, pioneer trails, and the Pony Express. Driggs also wrote the following: WESTWARD AMERICA, THE PONY EXPRESS GOES THROUGH, BEN THE WAGON BOY, MORMORN TRAIL, and THE MASTER'S ART. John Rulon Hales (1899-1986) illustrated several of Driggs?s books and made maps for the American Pioneer Trails Association. Signed by Author(s).

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    Soft cover. Condition: Near Fine. SIGNED AND DATED BY THE AUTHOR on the front free endpaper as follows: "Sept, 27th 1974 |Sincerely | Lillie [Hall] Holliingshead." 8vo. [6]1-118p. Illustrated with 62 black and white captioned photos. Yellow wrappers printed in black and with a black and white photo of the remains of a stone chimney on the front wrapper. Just touches of wear to extremities, spot on the upper right front corner of front wrapper from sticker removal, rear wrapper ever so slightly wavy from moisture damage and with several small red spots, else near fine to fine with no internal markings. Born in Ontario, Canada, Lillie Hall Hollingshead (1898-1986) spent most of her life in northern Montana, where her family homesteaded, engaging in farming and coal mining. The principal locales of these reminiscences are Rudyard, MT, and Havre, MT. Besides many photographs, there is much genealogical information. Signed by Author(s).

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    Zumwalt, Kenneth D. [Kennethk Delaney, b. 1914]

    Published by Privately published [Trade Printing Company, Inc.], San Diego, CA, 1976

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    Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. No Jacket. Richard A. Zumwalt (illustrator). 1st Edition. SIGNED AND INSCRIBE BY THE AUTHOR on the title page as follows: "For Larry and Janet: | Best wishes | Ken Zumwalt | Dec. '76." 8vo. viii, 1-39[3]p. Illustrated with six black and white captioned photos, including one of the author and one of the artist, and several black and white drawings, including head and tail pieces by Richard A. Zumwalt and a double-page black and white map of the area which is the setting for this book. Brown cloth made to look like leather with gilt letters on the front cover. Just touches of wear to extremities, cloth clean, gilt bright (!), tiny scuff mark on the front cover, all photos in fine condition, else near fine to fine with no internal markings. No dust jacket (if it ever had one). "This is the story of a remarkable man and his equally remarkable wife--Joseph and Mary Ogle Zumwalt--who crossed the great Plains in 1849 from Joliet, Ill., to Sacramento, Calif. Three years later they returned to Joliet by way of Nicaragua and then made a second wagon trek to Sacramento. In 1850, they traveled to Joliet again by way of Nicaragua and returned to California this time by steamships. In retracing the Joe Zumwalt path through history, I have resisted giving him crfedit for accomplishments that I couldn't verify. I was told by a kinsman that Joe Zumwalt 'was the first white man to cast eyes on Lake Tahoe.' That may well have been but I have not been able to document it." [from "About This Book" at the beginning of the volume] The author, Kenneth Delaney Zumwalt is the great grandson of Joseph and Mary Ogle Zumwalt and a newspaperman for 40 years. Educated at Williams schools, Sacramento Junior College and the University of Maryland, he work on The Sacramento Union, The Stars and Stripes (during the war in Paris and Nice), and for the Copley Newspapers eventually working on the editorial page of The San Diego Union. Richard A. Zumwalt, who made the linoleum block prints which appear in this book, is the son of the author and the great, great grandson of Joseph and Mary Ogle Zumwalt. He served as art director and printer for several Los Angeles publications. An authoritative account of one of the pioneers of Sacramento. Signed by Author(s).

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    Cade, Leland P. [b. 1925]

    Published by Privately published [Benchmark Printers and Bookbinders], Billings, MT, 1992

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    Soft cover. Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. SIGNED ON THE TITLE PAGE beneath the author's name as follows: "Leland P. Cade | Aug. 29, 1992." Limited edition. 4to. (8.5 x 11") iv, 1-243p. Profusely (!) illustrated with black and white captioned photos, maps, and drawings. Index. Chapter 16 comprises a chronology. Photo pictorial wrappers printed in blue with a black and white photo on the front cover of a six-horse team pulling some kind of implement and with five black and white photos on the rear cover. The inside of the rear wrapper has a black and white drawing of Cade and a paragraph entitled "About the Author." Just hints of wear to extremities, wrappers clean and bright, corners square and flat, else fine with no internal markings--just in remarkably fine condition given its size and fragility! "This book if rthe lifetime story of two homesteaders, Joseph and Helen Cade. Joe homesteaded in 1911, Helen in 1914. Both homesteaded on the prairie 20 miles north of Lavina, Montana. Both came to Montana from Wisconsin with farm backgrounds. They saw their homesteading area fill with hundreds lof other homesteaders during the 1910s and they saw it go to nearly empty during the 1920s. Two good grain crops in 1914 and the best of his career in 1915, generated optimism and confidence. This led to an extravagant (ass it turned out) investment of $2,000 in an additional 160 acres. During the next 25 years they became acquainted with the real Montana--dry, not predictable, extreme. Their careers began as Wisconsin farmers and ended as Montana ranchers. After homesteading on not much more than a shoestring, two world wars, raising a family of five, one Great Depression, numerous grasshoppers and worm invasions, and one dry year after another, how did NJoe feel? 'Well, I guess I was just lucky.'" [from About The Book] This is the story of pioneers on Tuffley Bench, Musselshell County, Montana. The author, Leland P. Cade is the son of Joseph and Helen Cade about whom he writes. Born on the family homestead in 1925, Leland Cade graduated from Montana State College (1950), worked as a county extension agent in Montana and Alaska, and, in 1969, became Montana editor of the Montana Farmer-Stockman. After retiring in 1987, he began work on this book while also working on the Montana Agricultural Center and Museum at Ft. Benton. An authoritative account of pioneers in Musselshell County, Montana. Leland P. Cade also wrote THE SCHOOLS OF GOLDEN VALLEY COUNTY MONTANA (1997). Signed by Author(s).

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    Johns, J. Murray and Bill Compton

    Published by Vantage Press, New York, 1978

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    Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED ON THE BLANK opposite the title page as follows: "To | Art Mallory | with best wishes | J. Murray | Johns." Additional title on title page as follows: "An amazing true diary of a Japanese soldier and memoirs of the American sailor who found him alive, but dying, on Guadalcanal." 8vo. [14]3-76[4]p. Illustrated with three black and white captioned photos, including one of the American sailor, J. Murray Johns, and one of the Japanese soldier and one black and white map. Rear panel of dust jacket has a large black and white photo of J. Murray Johns. Green paper over boards with silver letters on the spine. Just touches of wear to extremities with the bottom of the spine just lightly rubbed, covers clean and bright, silver bright (!), all photos in fine condition, else near fine to fine with no internal markings. "This book is the realization of a thirty-year-old dream of my coauthor, J. Murray Johns, who found the young Japanese soldier alive, but dying, on Guadalcanal. The manuscript contains the true story of two men--an American sailor and a Japanese soldier--and their rare and moving meeting on Guadalcanal." [from Author's Note at the beginning of the book] The book is in three parts as follows: Part I The American; Part II The American--July-December 1942; and Part III The Japanese Soldier's Diary. "December 22, 1942. I had a strange experience today. I had walked away from the airstrip--into the jungle. I heard a slight noise in the clearing ahead. When I went to investigate I saw several dead Japaneses soldiers lying around the clearing. As I looked, I noticed on of the bodies move slightly. I approached him cautiously, looking for booby-traps. IK could see that he was in no condition to do me any harm. The young soldier was about my age. He was dressed in full uniform, as if he was attending an important affair. .I suppose the soldier wanted to die with as much dignity as possible. His lips were very cracked and dry, and I could not help but take my canteen and give him a drink of water. He took a few swallows of water and then looked at me for a moment. He made a gesture to hand me a notebook and some letters that he had. Then he relaxed and closed his eyes in death." [from the memoirs of J. Murray Johns] In this book Johns suggests that the diary of the Japanese soldier "contains a day-by-day description of Japaneses military operations during World War II, and the most complete record of the air, sea, and jungle battles on and near Guadalcanal, ever written from a Japaneses viewpoint." Johns was able to locate the soldier's foster parents and to secure a photograph of him, which appears in this book. This is an extraordinary eyewitness account of the battle for Guadalcanal. Signed by Author(s).

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    Owens, John

    Published by White River Valley Historical Society, Auburn, WA, 1982

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    Soft cover. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. SIGNED ON THE FRONT COVER beside an image of the author as follows: John Owens. 4to. (8.5 x 11")24[5]p. Title page decorated with a black and white drawing of a covered wagon drawn by a team of oxen. Stapled booklet in cream colored wrappers bound with a piece of white paper and with an image in black and white on the front wrapper of that must have been a photo of the author. Wrappers somewhat darkened around the margins, paper binding coming loose in a couple of small places, corners square and flat, else very good to near fine with no internal markings. Vignettes included in this volume refer to the following subjects: Pioneers, cooking and heating in the old days, floods, village smithY, Miss Mamie Courtney, July 4th, parades, games, Kent pioneers, valley crops, industry in Kent, O'Brien, Thomas and vicinity, Pacific City, Orillia, wagon trains, A Vignette by Ruth Owens, and Heritage by Laura Leslie. Signed by Author(s).

    Seller Inventory # 009350

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    Swaim, Mary Lou and Leona Coleman

    Published by Privately published, No place listed, 1979

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    Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. 4to. (29 cm.) [2]199p. Profusely (!!) illustrated withk black and white captioned photos, including photos of the authors and their husbands. "Our Families" which consists of an alphabetized list of people with a brief biographical sketch of each, including when they came to Thorne Bay and why. Index. Brown cloth made to look like wood grain with gilt letters on the front cover and with a vignette in gilt on the front cover of a lumber jack by Fr. Jerry Frister walking down a road with lake, forest and mountain in the background. Just hints of wear to extremities, covers clean and bright, gilt bright (!), lower right corner of front cover ever so lightly bumped, gift inscription on front free endpaper [Dear Brother and Sister Coleman, Thanks for coming to TNB Love in Jesus Name Sister Larsen), else near fine to fine with no internal markings. No dust jacket (if it ever had one). Mary Lou Swiam and her husband, Gerald, moved to Thlorne Bay from Morton, WA, in 1964. She taught Kindergarten, was an officer in the Community Club, an active Garden Club Member and al member of the board of Thorne Bay Chapel Church. Leon Cloleman and her husband, Lon, moved to Thorne Bay from Dryad, WA in 1960-. She was active in Scouts, the Teen Club, Community Club and the local school. "We have tried to describe what living in a logging camp in Alaska is like, the struggle of early camp life for those who first come, with little of the modern conveniences now enjoyed. Photos printed in the book were chosen to include as many people as possible who lived here over the years." [from the Preface] "Thorne Bay.is said to be the largest logging camp in the United States. It is located on the east coast of Prince of Wales Island in southeast Alaska, the third largest island under the American flag." [from p.7] An extraordinary volume of history of Thorne Bay, Alaska, by two persons who lived there for many years and knew the community.

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    Owens, John

    Published by White River Valley Historical Soceity, Auburn, WA, 1984

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    Soft cover. Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 4to. (8.5 x 11")v, 1-30p. Illustrated with 17 black and white captioned photos, including one of Thomas Moody Alvord. Sources and Genealogy. Stapled mimeographed booklet in tan photo pictorial wrappers with a brown cloth spine and with a photo on the front wrapper of Thomas Moody Alvord. Just hints of wear to extremities, wrappers clean and bright, cloth spine intact, corners square and flat, else near fine to fine with no internal markings. The title pretty much covers the subject of this narrative. Born in Homer, Courtland County, New Yor, Thomas Moody Alvord left for the gold fields of California in 1854 but ended up farming on the Calaveris River in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. In 1855 he lost his entire crop to grasshoppers, an event that decided him to try his luck in the gold fields along the Frazier River in British Columbia. When this venture did not pan out, Alvord came down into Washington State to the settlement called Pialschie which became his permanent home. This book narrates the story of his life there. Born in the sawmill town of Milan, north of Spokane, WA, John Owens moved with his family to Spokane and later to Western Washington. History was John's favorite in college and when the White River Valley Historical Society needed someone to write of history in the valley, John volunteered and many of his vignettes appeared in the Society Newsletter. That led to the writing of this book. Pialschie, Washington Territory was an early name for the area now known as Auburn. Pialschie Post Office opened on June 21, 1887, and the name changed to Thomas on January 31, 1907. A "must have" for those interested in the history of Auburn, Washington and its environs.

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  • Seller image for MARE ISLAND [MARE ILSAND NAVAL COMPLEX, VALLEJO, CALIFORNIA] for sale by Live Oak Booksellers

    National Military Publications

    Published by National Military Publications, El Cajon, CA, 1981

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    Hardcover. Condition: Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. 4to. (28 cm.) 48p. narrative text with picture, plus a fold-out map of Mare Island and 28p. Military "Yellow Pages". Profusely (!!) illustrated with color and black and white captioned photos. Blue cloth with gilt letters on the front cover and the spine. No noticeable wear to extremities, cloth clean, gilt bright (!), else fine with no internal markings. No dust jacket (if it ever had one). Sections of this book include the following: History of Mare Island, Arriving, Housing, Commands, Emergency & Help, Services, Clubs, Recreation, Youth Activities, Surrounding Communities, Hours of Operation and Schools plus the Yellow Pages. Most all you might want to know about Mare Island Naval Complex, including the Shipyard!.

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  • Seller image for WHITE RIVER POWER PLANT [Washington State] for sale by Live Oak Booksellers

    Puget Sound Power and Light

    Published by Puget Sound Power and Light, No place listed, 1935

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    No Binding. Condition: Near Fine. 15 x 5.5" brochure printed and decorated in green that folds in half. Front panel shows a stylized drawing of the plant in relation to Mt. Rainier, White River, and Lake Tapps. The rear panel is a black and white photo of the interior of the power house with its four turbines. The interior two panels contain printed information on such things as location, development, watershed, river flow, dam, reservoir, fish screens, turbines, generators, transmission lines, construction and the power house itself--most all you would want to know about this facility operated by Puget Sound Power and Light. Just touches of wear to extremities, a few hints at foxing on the front panel, corners square and flat, no separation at the fold, else near fine to fine with no other markings. The front panel contains the slogan "Horse Sense + Horse Power = Puget Power". The White River Power Plant, a hydroelectric facility on the White River, was built from 1909-1911. Its water storage was achieved by diking around four lakes on the Lake Tapps plateau and drawing water from the White River fed by glaciers of Mt. Rainier. The plant was operated for hydroelectric power by Puget Sound Plwer and Light until it ceased power production in 2004. In December 2009 PSE sold the reservoir to the Cascade Water Alliance, a municipal corporation whose members are five King County cities (Bellevue, Issaquah, Kirkland, Redmond, and Tukwila) and two water and sewer districts (Sammamish Plateau Water and Sewer District, and the Skyway Water and Sewer District). Cascade provides drinking water to more than 350,000 residents and more than 20,000 businesses. It uses Lake Tapps as a municipal water supply source for customers of its members. A unique piece of water and hydroelectric power ephemera. Date determined from the contents.

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  • Seller image for WYOMING-MONTANA BRODER. THEYU FOLLOWED TDHE 45TH. 1879-1880 for sale by Live Oak Booksellers

    Blevins, Bruce H.

    Published by WIM Marketing [printed by Mountain States Lithographing, Powell, WY, 2001

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    Soft cover. Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. SIGNED by the aujthor above the author's name on the title page as follows: "Bruce. H. Blevins". Oblong 4to. (11" or 28 cm.) [6]1-173[1]p. dIllustrated with numerous black and white captioned images, including black and white mile-by-mile maps. Appendix A: Surveying Details; Appendix B: [List of] Members of the Survey; Appendix C: Selected Phrases [from the field notes of Rollin Reeves and H. P. Tuttle]; End Notes; Sources; Index; and blurb about the author and other books he has written. Color photo pictorial wrappers printed with black letters on the front cover and the spine and with a vignette on the front cover looking west from the Eyoming-Montana border and a photo on the back cover of Devil Canyon among the wyoming-Montana border. Just hints of wear to extremities, ever so slight crease on lower right corner of rear wrapper, else fine with no internal markings and all internal images in fine condition--truly remarkable condition given its fragility and size! Born in Powell in northern Wyoming, Bruce H. Blevins moved with his family to Cheyenne, WY, Helena, MT, and Dubois, WY and during those years made many visits to the Beartooth Mountains along the Wyoming-Montana border. During his college career at Montana State University, Bozeman, Blevins did field work for the United States GEological Survey working out of Dubois, WY. Blevins spent a summer surveying for a road with the Bureau of Public Roads (now Department of Transportation) in eastern Montana; a summer doing field work for the U. S. Geological Survey in western Wyoming for the first 7.5 minute maps of the area; and helping civil engineering college students with their surveying courses. He spent his career as a civilian mathematician and manager with the Department of Defense in Maryland after which he retired to the Wyoming-Montana border area near the Beartooth Mountains. He started researching and writing regional history books about subjects in the area of Yellowstone, Wyoming and/or Montana which resulted in eleven books. This is just an extraordinary book about the Wyoming-Montana border area by a knowledgeable expert who spent major portions of his life in the area. Other books by Blevins include the following: EARLY HISTORY, RED LODGE MT; PARK COUNTY, WYOMING; MAPPING YELLOWSTONE; BIG HORN COUNTY, WYOIMING; and BEARTOOTH HIGHWAY EXPERIE3NDES. Signed by Author(s).

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  • Ritz, Sandra Collins and edited by Margaret Tracy West

    Published by Murkwood Enterprises, Leavenworth, WA, 1980

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    Soft cover. Condition: Near Fine. Richard Barrinigton and Miles Turnbull (Photographers), Richard McGraw (map) (illustrator). 8vo. (23 cm.) iv(3)1-64(2)p. Illustrated with 16black and white photos and one black and white double-page map. Stapled booklet in photo pictorial wrappers decorated in orange and printed in black and with a black and white photo of a man in native dress blowing on an Alpine Horn. Index. Just touches of wear to extremities, rear cover has a slight crease in it, corners square and flat, all photos in fine condition, no rust on the staples, else near fine to fine with no internal markings. No publication date listed and 1980 determined from the latest date in the book (1978) and the fact that Zip Codes are shown. Chapter headings include the following: About Town, Food, Lodging, HKigh Country Adventure, Skiing, Sunday Drives, Traveling by Bus, Calendar of Events, Who's Where: Quick Reference Information. A "must have" for anyone collecting books on Leavenworth.

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  • Knibb, David

    Published by The Mountaineers, Seattle, 1982

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    Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 8vo. 2332p. Illustrated with one black and white map. Selected Reading. Black and white photo of the author on the rear turn-in of the dust jacket. Black cloth with gilt letters on the spine. No noticeable wear to extremities, cloth clean, gilt bright, else fine with no internal markings. Dust jacket slightly shelfworn but not price-clipped. The history of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness in Washington State. David Knibb holds a degree in Forestry from West Virginia University and has worked in the U.S. Forest Service. He also has a law degree from the University of Washington (1967) and is a former member of the Washington State Forest Practice Board. An active hiker and backpacker, Knibb has devote many years to conservation and is a trustee and former president of Alpine Lakes Protection Society. This is an authoritative history of the Alpine Lakes.

    Seller Inventory # 009341

  • Freeman, Elizabeth Wright

    Published by Privately published, No place listed, 1979

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    Soft cover. Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 8vo. (23 cm.) 255(3]p. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on the first blank page: "Elizabeth W. Freeman." About the Author and Synopsis. Blue wrappers printed in white and with three stylized minarets in white on the front cover Just touches, spine sunned and a thin line sunned on the front panel, gift bookplate affixed to the first blank (not the author's and reads as follows: June 1980 | Tose, | Thanks for making | my teaching experiences | so enjoyable. Fondly, | Lynn) , else near fine to fine with no internal markings. Elizabeth Wright Freeman was the widow of William Bogle Freeman who carried on the family publishing tradition, serving for many years as President of Miller Freeman Publications in San Francisco. The author wrote two biographies about Western publishers, her husband's grandfather and father. The first, INDEPENDENCE IN ALL THINGS, NEUTRALITY IN NOTHING, is about a pioneer publisher, Legh R. Freeman, who carried his press in a covered wagon as the Union Pacific built its line between Fort Kearney, Nebraska and Ogden, Utah. The second, MILLER FREEMAN, MAN OF ACTION, deals with the trade magazine publishing career of her father-in-law in the Pacific Northwest. The author, who lived in Moraga, CA, was long active in civic and political affairs in her community. [from "About the author"] The book offered here appears to be a novel about a Bulgarian girl, Vanya Bodova, who in 1937 was torn between ambition to obtain a graduate degree from Millard College in California and regret at parting from Steffen Benechov, her fiance, but makes the hard decision to leave her love and her country. [from the Synopsis]. Signed by Author(s).

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  • Zydek, Fredrick

    Published by Pudding House Publications, Columbus, OH, 2004

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    Soft cover. Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR ON THE TITLE PAGE as follows: "For Nora -- | This sister I should | have gotten -- |love, | Frederick." 8vo., 29p. Stapled booklet in grey sparkly wrappers printed in black and with an image in black on the front cover that wraps to the back cover of an eight-man rowing crew in their boat. No noticeable wear to extremities, covers clean and bright, no rust on the staples, else fine with no internal markings. Raised in the Pacific Northwest, Fredrick Zydek is the author of five books of poetry. He was educated at Seattle University and the University of Washington and was formerly a professor creative writing and theology in the University of Nebraska and the College of Saint Mary, He is the editor of Lone Willow Press. Inscribed by Illustrator(s).

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  • Munsey, Frank A.

    Published by The Frank A. Munsey Company, New York, 1906

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    Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Thick 4to. (27 cm.) [2]3-788p. Issues bound in a Wels Binder: Green cloth blocked and printed in black and with an Arts & Crafts design on the front cover in black of 5 stylized flowers. Issues illustrated in black and white and in color by numerous illustrators (see "Keywords" field). Some wear to extremities with a couple of corners just barely rubbed through, top and bottom of spine tender, some rubbing along the rear gutter okf the spine, else very good to near fine with no internal markings. Munsey?s was the first nationally distributed and mass-read magazine in America, which had by 1907 the largest circulation in the world. Designed to appeal to a popular audience, there were articles about celebrities such as stage actresses and singers -- featured in this volume are Mrs. Leslie Carter, Fritzi Scheff, Blanche Bates, Margaret Anglin and Maxine Elliott -- and a lot of fiction. This volume includes three stories by O. Henry [e.g. The Handbook of Hymen] and two by Dorothy Canfield [A Philanthropic Honeymoon and Moonshine]. The eclectic non-fiction assortment ranges from a series on ?the Romance of Steel and Iron [millionaires]? to an article on houseboats, illustrated with photographs to "The Irish in America" illustrated with 37 photos to "A Painter of Fair Women by James J. Shannon to "The Most Valujable Ten-Acre Lot in the World" [financial district in NYC].

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  • Buchanan, Joseph Rodes [1814-1899]

    Published by Buchanan's Journal of Man, Boston, 1889

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    Soft cover. Condition: Very Good. 8vo. pp. 113-169 + 2p. ad for Hotel Flower. Stapled booklet in green wrappers printed in black, Wrappers somewhat soiled and faded with a few chips around the edges, textblock loose from the wrappers but all there, rust on the staples, else very good to near fine with no internal markings. ?As the Journal of Man is designed to occupy the highest realm of knowledge attainable by man it cannot be a magazine for the millions who have no aspiration towards such knowledge. Its pages will not be devoted to the elementary lessons that such persons need to attract them to the science of the soul and the brain, and the philosophy of reform.? (from ?An Introduction to the Journal of Man? in Vol 1., no. 1.) Note that this Introduction, which listed 10 aspects of knowledge with which readers were presumed already to be acquainted, only appears in its entirety on the cover/title page and verso of Vol. 1, no. 1. In subsequent issues (including Vol. 3, no. 3) the expansion of the table of contents required that only the verso of this ?Introduction? was printed, starting with the third of the 10 aspects of knowledge. In other words, the issue offered here is complete as published. Joseph Rodes Buchanan (1814-1899) was an American physician and professor of physiology at the Eclectic Medical Institute in Covington, Kentucky. He coined the term psychometry, to denote a therapeutic science of the relationship between body and brain. He advanced the ideas that the whole body is expressive; that the entire form is an embodiment of character; that each part of the evolving surface not only possesses a physiological characteristic but also psychological powers; and that each portion of this cutaneous surface exercises, through the nervous system, a direct action upon some particular part of the brain. Buchanan believed that understanding these relationships could have great value in the treatment of disease. Among the articles in this issue are ?The Hypnotic Treatment of Diseases and Vice,? ?The Profundities of Theosophy and the Shallowness of Hinduism,? ?Living without Eating --Josephine Marie Bedard? and "Progress of Women in Dentistry.".

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  • Seller image for BILDER-ATLAS FUR SCHULER. EIN UNTERHALTENDES BUCHLEIN FUR JEDERMANN. BAND I. SAUGETIERE for sale by Live Oak Booksellers

    No author stated

    Published by No publisher listed, No place listed, 1870

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    No Binding. Condition: Very Good. Title translation: PICTURE ATLAS FOR SCHOOL CHILDREN. AN ENTERTAINING BOOK FOR EVERYONE. VOLUME I. MAMMALS. 16mo. (16 cm.) unpaged. Foldout format with 12 double-panel full color lithographed plates [24 panels in all] of various mammals [64 individual color images in total] with their names listed below on each plate. Fold out is pasted into a blue folder printed and blocked in black with lapping wrappers. Some minor dings around the edges of the wrappers, spine rubbed, wrappers slightly soiled, corners square and flat, fold out is all there and has no separations and with bright colors, else near fine to fine with no internal markings. Just a delightful collection of expertly drawn color images of various mammals from throughout the world. No publication data included, but I would judge it was produced in the late 1800s by Ohne und Ort Verlag. NOTW: This is the first one in the series of Bilder-Atlas produced in this format.

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  • Seller image for THE PURPLE BELL INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE [Vol. I. No. 2, No. 3, No. 4 and No. 11] for sale by Live Oak Booksellers

    Phelan, C.C. (editor)

    Published by The Purple Bell Publishing Company, Saugus, MA, 1899

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    Soft cover. Condition: Near Fine. Each issue 4to. continuously paged, stapled booklet in cream colored wrappers printed in purple and with a vignette in purple on the front wrapper of a bell. Issues as follows: February, 1899; March 1899; April, 1899; and November, 1899. Illustrated with an occasional black and white captioned photo, plus period ads. Generally the condition of each is as follows: Just a few minor dings around the edges of the wrappers, wrappers ever so lightly soiled, corners square and flat, just a touch of rust on the staples, else near fine to fine with no internal markings. These are first-year issues of the official magazine of the Loyal Orange Institution (LOI) of the United States of America, popularly known as the Orange Lodges. Founded in 1795 in County Armagh, the LOI had spread from Ireland to the U.S. by 1870. The society had as its principles Protestantism, patriotism, and the separation of church and state. According to C.D. Wells in his dissertation ?Protestantism, Patriotism, and the Orange Order in the United States? (2018), The Purple Bell ? a name evoking both patriotism and one of the Masonic degrees -- was the earliest American Orange publication to survive for posterity. Its pages contain a mixture of sometimes virulent nativism aimed particularly at Irish Catholics (one article, referring to the immigrant tide from Catholic Ireland, is entitled ?Close the Gates?), paeans to the virtues of Protestantism which it equates with ?the Anglo Saxon race,? political commentary, news of American Orange chapters, and works of fiction and poetry, some apparently written by women Auxiliary members. A sample of its rhetoric is shown by the conclusion of one article defending Protestant missions among the Indians and urging the supplanting of Roman Catholicism in America?s newly acquired territories: ?Let Roman Catholicism evacuate Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines and give Protestantism the right of way unhindered, and in fifty years these people will have developed into strength of civil and religious life unknown to them now. Protestantism is the conservator of human life; the fashioner of beauty, strength and grace.? (March, 1899 issue, p. 55.) Not in OCLC. These are rare magazines indeed, which document the Orange movement in the USA in the late 1800s. SOLD AS A LOT OF FOUR ISSUES.

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  • Seller image for PILING BUSTERS. STORIES OF TOWBOATING BY TOWBOAT MEN for sale by Live Oak Booksellers

    Shipley, Jack P., et al

    Published by Peninsula Gateway, Gig Harbor, WA, 1952

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    Soft cover. Condition: Near Fine. Keith Sternberg, Erdahl, Terry Still, Gordon Newell, Evan Thomas, Don Hogue, Fred Bruce Marshall (illustrator). 1st Edition thus. 4to. (8.5 x 11"), 116p. Profusely illustrated with black and white cartoon drawings by various artists and black and white photos. Cream colored wrappers printed in maroon with a vignette in maroon on the front cover of a tugboat running into a piling. Just touches of wear to extremities, wrappers clean and bright, corners flat and square, else near fine to fine with no internal markings. Originally published as "Piling Busters" by Jack P. Shipley, this volume actually contains three books for three separate years describing tow boating experiences in the Puget Sound area: 1950 [pp. 1-42], 1951 [pp. 43-92]; and 1952 [pp. 93-116]. This is a collection of stories by hundreds of tugboat and towboat men, each one attributed to a single individual. Jack P. Shipley was President of Piling Busters, Inc. and was on the Editorial Board of the publication. Just a treasure trove of interesting, charming and humorous stories told by the men whose experiences they narrate. A rare find and a "must have" for anyone interested in tug boats or tow boats.

    Seller Inventory # 009333

  • Seller image for GOLDEN TALES OF ANATOLE FRANCE for sale by Live Oak Booksellers

    France, Anatole [François-Anatole Thibault, 1844-1924]

    Published by Dodd, Mead & Company, New York, 1927

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    Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. L.A. Patterson [Lawrence Andrew Patterson, 1896-1964] (illustrator). Illustrated Edition. FIRST EDITION, thus. Thick 4to. (25 cm.) ix[3]1-352p. Frontispiece engraving plus 13 full-page engravings by L.A. Peterson. Black cloth blocked in gilt and with gilt letters on the front cover and the spine and with vignettes in gilt on the front cover and the spine. Endpapers are black and white drawings by L.A. Patterson. Top edge red, fore- and bottom edges untrimmed. Just touches of wear to extremities, cloth clean and bright, gilt bright (! "It pops," as we say in the book trade.), all illustrations present and in fine condition, else near fine to fine with no internal markings. Dust jacket spine quite faded, as usual, else near fine to fine. Lawrence Andrew Patterson (1896-1964), printmaker, illustrator, and teacher was born in Fresno and died in San Mateo, California. After service in WWI he studied for two years at the California School of Arts and Crafts in Berkeley. Patterson?s book illustration commissions include full page illustrations and small vignettes for the 1926 edition of The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam published by Johnck and Kibbee, San Francisco. In 1927 he created fifteen illustrations for the English version of Golden Tales of Anatole France published by Dodd, Mead & Company. Patterson also illustrated Harris Merton Lyons? The Wind in the Lilacs published in 1929; Richard Middleton?s poem Queen Melanie and the Wood-Boy published in 1931; and Douglas S. Watson?s book West Wind ?The Life story of Joseph Reddeford Walker, Knight of the Golden Horseshoe published in 1934. He produced several limited edition art prints and taught art at San Mateo Community College. Just an exquisitely illustrated edition of GOLDEN TALES!.

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  • Seller image for EVEREST DIARY [Based on the personal diary of Lute Jerstad one of the first five Americans to conquer Mount Everest for sale by Live Oak Booksellers

    McCallum, John D. [John Dennis, 1924-1988]

    Published by Follett Publishing Company, Chicago, 1966

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    Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR on the front free endpaper as follows: "To: | The Jarstads-- | my favorite family-- | Best wishes always-- | Sincerely, | John McCallum | Tacoma, Wash. | 6/3/66" 8vo. vi, 1-213p. Illustrated with 44 black and white captioned photos and one double-page black and white map. Blue and tan cloth with black letters on the spine. Just touches of wear to extremities, bottom of spine very lightly rubbed, top right corner of front cover very lightly bumped, cloth clean and bright, all photos and map in fine condition, else near fine with no internal markings. Dust jacket has a couple of small chips missing but is not price-clipped. Luther G. (Lute) Jerstad (1936 ? 1998) was an American mountaineer and mountain guide who was a member of the 1963 American Mount Everest Expedition, reaching the summit of Mount Everest on May 22, 1963 with Barry Bishop. Born in Minnesota, he emigrated to the Pacific Northwest as a teenager, and earned degrees from Pacific Lutheran University, WSU, and the University of Oregon. After a brief career as a college professor, he founded Lute Jerstad Adventures, a trekking, river rafting and mountaineering service. John Dennis McCallum (1924-1988) grew up in Tacoma, Washington. A journalism graduate of Washington State University (WSU), McCallum played briefly in professional baseball with the Portland Beavers in the Pacific Coast League, and then began his professional writing career. First, he worked as a staff journalist for several Pacific Northwest newspapers, then moved to New York, beginning his work there with a daily sports column for a small tabloid newspaper. Within a few years, he had a nationally syndicated column for the Newspaper Enterprise Association. He published his first book in 1954, eventually producing nearly 40 in total, mostly popular biographies and sports reference books. His books include sole-authored works as well as many collaborations, and some projects where he operated behind the scenes as a ghostwriter. In addition to these activities, he engaged in a variety of editorial work, and served as public relations director for the National Football Hall of Fame. Among his many honors, he was named to the Washington State Sports Hall of Fame. [Taken from the guide to his papers at Washington State University] It is almost certain that the Jarstad family, to whom the book is inscribed, is John Otis Jarstad, his wife Barbara Ann, and their four children. John Jarstad (1920-1999; probably no relation to Lute Jerstad) was a pioneer in broadcasting. He had been a television and radio sports announcer, a newspaper editor, a business owner and a Tacoma city councilman. He taught communications at the University of Puget Sound and was the voice of University of Washington Huskies football and basketball, Seattle Rainiers baseball, and UPS and Pacific Lutheran University football. His businesses included Ski Hut-Honda Sporting Goods, charter fishing boats, and Jarstad Productions (film production, editing and cinematography). [Info. taken from an obituary. [see a file in John McCallum's personal papers on Jarstad Productions] An important work on climbing Mt. Everest, as well as a copy associated with several Washingtonians. Signed by Author(s).

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