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HISTORY OF SOUTHERN OREGON, COMPRISING JACKSON, JOSEPHINE, DOUGLAS, CURRY AND COOS COUNTIES, COMPILED FROM THE MOST AUTHENTIC SOURCES
HISTORY OF SOUTHERN OREGON, COMPRISING JACKSON, JOSEPHINE, DOUGLAS, CURRY AND COOS COUNTIES, COMPILED FROM THE MOST AUTHENTIC SOURCES
Walling, A[lbert] G.
Portland, OR: A.G. Walling, 1884.

545 pages of an early history of Southern Oregon with portrait engravings of contributors and views of landmark homes, some of which still exist, and county maps. Smith; Pacific Northwest Americana 10706. Bound in original three quarter black leather over black pebbled cloth covered boards with lettering and rule stamped in gilt with original tannish flowered endpapers. All edges of the text block stained in red. Professionally repaired hinges with new headbands. A near fine, exceptional copy not often found in such gorgeous condition.


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CHART OF THE NW COAST OF AMERICA AND NE COAST OF ASIA EXPLORED IN THE YEARS 1778 & 1779. THE UNSHADED PARTS OF THE COAST OF ASIA ARE TAKEN FROM A MS CHART RECEIVED FROM THE RUSSIANS [A VOYAGE TO THE PACIFIC OCEAN]
CHART OF THE NW COAST OF AMERICA AND NE COAST OF ASIA EXPLORED IN THE YEARS 1778 & 1779. THE UNSHADED PARTS OF THE COAST OF ASIA ARE TAKEN FROM A MS CHART RECEIVED FROM THE RUSSIANS [A VOYAGE TO THE PACIFIC OCEAN]
Cook, Capt. James. James King
London: G. Nicoll and T. Cadell, 1784.

Plate 36 from the atlas volume of Cook, James; A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean: Undertaken, by the Command of His Majesty, for Making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere, published by G. Nicoll and T. Cadell; London, 1784. Writing engraved by T. Harmer. Wagner; Cartography of the Northwest Coast of America, 696. Map printed border to border measures 15.25 x 26.5 inches, plate impression 16.75 x 27.25 inches, sheet 21.5 x 30 inches. An exceptionally nice uncolored copy. Request a higher resolution photograph if required.


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PORTRAIT AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD OF WESTERN OREGON, CONTAINING ORIGINAL SKETCHES OF MANY WELL KNOWN CITIZENS OF THE PAST AND PRESENT
Chicago: Chapman Publishing Company, 1904.

Biographies of many of the Oregonians who have contributed to the development and progress of Western Oregon. 1033 pages illustrated with numerous photographs of the prominent individuals, plus index. Smith: Pacific Northwest Americana 8308. Bound in original black leather with bevelled edges, raised bands, lettering stamped in gilt, and border and rule stamped in blind. All edges of text block in gilt. A handsome, near fine copy. A sturdy copy seldom found in such attractive condition.


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HISTORY OF SOUTHERN OREGON, COMPRISING JACKSON, JOSEPHINE, DOUGLAS, CURRY AND COOS COUNTIES, COMPILED FROM THE MOST AUTHENTIC SOURCES
HISTORY OF SOUTHERN OREGON, COMPRISING JACKSON, JOSEPHINE, DOUGLAS, CURRY AND COOS COUNTIES, COMPILED FROM THE MOST AUTHENTIC SOURCES
Walling, A[lbert] G.
Portland, OR: A.G. Walling, 1884.

545 pages of an early history of Southern Oregon with portrait engravings of contributors and views of landmark homes, some of which still exist, and county maps. Smith; Pacific Northwest Americana 10706. Bound in original three quarter black leather over black pebbled cloth covered boards with lettering and rule stamped in gilt with original tannish flowered endpapers. All edges of the text block stained in red. Repaired interior hinges. A very good copy.


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MAP AND PROFILES OF THE IOWA RAILROADS, 1881
MAP AND PROFILES OF THE IOWA RAILROADS, 1881
Des Moines, IA: Board of Railroad Commissioners, 1881.

A map and profile in a single volume which accompanied the Board of Railroad Commissioners Report. The first is a folded Railroad Map of Iowa engraved and printed by The Western Litho Co. measuring two feet by three feet. The second is a much larger (13 feet x 3 feet) folded Profile of Grades of the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway from McGregor to The Big Sioux River, the Demoines and Fort Dodge Railroad, the Chicago and North Western Railroad, the Illinois Central, and the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific. Both are folded and bound into the original brown cloth over limp boards measuring 6" by 9". Spine professionally replaced. There are no tears to the maps though they are very delicate and the paper can be easily torn. A little dust along upper folds. A handsome, very good copy.


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RAILWAY ROUTES IN ALASKA; MESSAGE OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES TRANSMITTING REPORT OF ALASKA RAILWAY COMMISSION; 62nd CONGRESS, 3d SESSION, 1912-1913; HOUSE DOCUMENTS, VOLUMES 118 and  119
RAILWAY ROUTES IN ALASKA; MESSAGE OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES TRANSMITTING REPORT OF ALASKA RAILWAY COMMISSION; 62nd CONGRESS, 3d SESSION, 1912-1913; HOUSE DOCUMENTS, VOLUMES 118 and 119
Washington, DC: Government Printing Office/GPO, 1913.

Rail survey for possible routes in Alaska. Volume 118, 172 pages with all eight foldout maps present. Missing the title page. Volume 119, all laid in sixteen maps and three prifiles present. Each volume within the original tan buckram bindings. Cloth bidings soiled. Ex-library with pockets removed. Call numbers on spine. Maps appear unused. A very good set, seldom found with the maps.


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CRUISINGS IN THE CASCADES: A NARRATIVE OF TRAVEL, EXPLORATION, AMATEUR PHOTGRAPHY, HUNTING, AND FISHING.
Shields, G.(George)O. (Coquina).
Chicago;: Rand, McNally,, 1889.

The extended title continues; "With Special Chapters On Hunting The Grizzly Bear, The Buffalo, Elk, Antelope, Rocky Mountain Goat, And Deer; Also On Trouting In The Rocky Mountains; On A Montana Round-Up; Life Among The Cowbys, Etc." Adams: The Rampaging Herd 2060. Shields also authored the book Battle of the Big Hole. 339 pages illustrated with engravings, plus 12 pages of ads in the rear. Lettering and illustration stamped in gilt. Border stamped in blind. Bound in original brown cloth. A contemporary owner's signature in pencil. A fine, handsome copy. Covers show no wear and hinges are sound.


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WAGON ROAD MAP OF CALIFORNIA
Judge, W. Elliott, compiled and engraved by
San Francisco, CA: Complete Map Works, 1916.

62 inch by 41 inch folded linen back map of California showing roads, railroads, proposed railroads and interurban lines in 1916. Insets of the San Francisco Bay area and the Los Angeles area. Lists counties, cities and towns. The map is folded into an unlettered and undecorated brown pebbled cloth covers. Name stamp on the linen after each fold. Very good condition.


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KINSEY, PHOTOGRAPHER: A HALF CENTURY OF NEGATIVES BY DARIUS AND TABITHA MAY KINSEY, VOLUMES ONE AND TWO.
Kinsey, Darius and Tabitha May.
San Francisco, CA;: Scrimshaw Press,, 1975.

Volume One is titled, "The Family Album & Other Early Work." Volume Two is titled, "The Magnificent Years." 305 pages of stunning photographs taken in Washington state shortly before and after the turn of the century. Both volumes bound in original buckrum cloth with large photographic labels on front covers. Both copies very fine within fine original slipcase, as issued.


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HISTORY OF THE NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD
Smalley, Eugene V.
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1883.

The earliest in depth history of the third major transcontinental railroad constructed though it was the first proposed. Howes S561. Graff 3817. 437 pages. All plates and maps present, including folded map in rear pocket. Bound in green buckram with lettering and rule on spine in gilt. Marbled endpapers. Foldout profile chart professionally repaired with rice paper. Attractive bookplate. Light toning to page edges. A very good, handsome copy.


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COVERED WAGON WOMEN. DIARIES & LETTERS FROM THE WESTERN TRAILS 1840-1890, VOLUMES I THROUGH XI
Holmes, Kenneth L., editor and compiler
Glendale, CA/Spokane, WA; 1984: Arthur H. Clark Company,

A collection of contemporary diaries and letters written by women describing the day by day events of the overland journey to California, Oregon, and Utah - and an occasional odyssey back the other way. Volumes II-IV pertain to the Gold Rush. Kurutz 340. Mintz: The Trail, 233, 234, 235, 236. Some volumes illustrated. The final volume includes large folded map, bibliography and index. Uniformly bound in blue cloth with lettering in gilt. The first two volumes are in the original plain brown paper dust jackets, all other volumes in the original plain white paper dust jackets. A fine attractive set in fine dust jackets, four of which have lightly toned spine panels.


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VOICES FROM THE SOUTHWEST; A GATHERING IN HONOR OF LAWRENCE POWELL
VOICES FROM THE SOUTHWEST; A GATHERING IN HONOR OF LAWRENCE POWELL
Powell, Lawrence Clark. Gathered by Donald C. Dickinson, W. David Laird, and Margaret F. Maxwell
Flagstaff, AZ: Northland Press, 1976.

Number 11 of 75 copies signed by the contributors on a special limitation page; L.D. Clark, Robert Mitchell, Harwood Hinten, Bernard (Berny) L. Fontana, John H. Schaefer, Sarah Bouquet, Ward Ritchie, Jake Zeitlin, R.H. Dillon, William Everson, Ansel Adams, Jose Cisneros, Al Lowman, Paul Horgan, Frank Waters, Marc Simmons, Eleanor B. Adams, Margaret Maxwell, W. David Laird, and Donald C. Dickinson. Published in honor of Lawrence Clark Powell on his 70th birthday, one of the Southwest's leading essayists and bibliographers. 159 pages. Bound in quarter black leather with red buckram cloth boards. A fine copy within a fine example of the publisher's slipcase. Issued without a dust jacket.


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INCIDENTS OF A TRIP THROUGH THE GREAT PLATTE VALLEY, TO THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS AND LARAMIE PLAINS, IN THE FALL OF 1866, WITH A SYNOPTICAL STATEMENT OF THE VARIOUS PACIFIC RAILROADS, AND AN ACCOUNT OF THE GREAT UION PACIFIC RAILROAD EXCURSION...
Seymour, Silas.
New York, NY;: D. Van Nostrand,, 1867.

A compilation of revised articles originally written for the New York Times. Howes S315. Graff 3736. See Wagner-Camp 422b for Seymour's 1865 report on the U.P. segment just west of Omaha. Engraved frontispiece of Seymour with tissue guard. Bound in original light brown cloth with lettering on cover and spine in gilt. Slight wear to lower edges and corners. One tiny damp spot and slight soiling to small portion of front cover. Hinges sound and pages fine. A very good copy.


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THE SETTLER'S HANDBOOK TO OREGON
THE SETTLER'S HANDBOOK TO OREGON
Nash, Wallis
Portland, OR: J.K. Gill Co., 1904.

The farm, irrigation, fishing, ranch, range, orchard, hop yard and timber resources are dealt with in detail. Supplies practical answers to questions usually asked by those interested in migrating to Oregon. 191 pages. Smith: Pacific Northwest Americana 7215. Spine paper and edgewear to fragile front paper cover professionally repaired. A very good plus copy.


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AN ACT TO AID IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF A RAILROAD AND TELEGRAPH LINE FROM THE MISSOURI RIVER TO THE PACIFIC OCEAN, AND TO SECURE TO THE GOVERNMENT THE USE OF THE SAME FOR POSTAL, MILITARY AND OTHER PURPOSES.
Washington, DC;: United States Geological Survey/USGS/Government Printing Office/GPO, 1862.

Senate, 37th Congress, 2nd Session, Document No. 108. The seminal legislation outlining the route and conditions for construction of the Pacific Railroad. Government document crating the Union Pacific Railroad Company. 12 pages. A handsome copy privately bound in red quarter leather with marbled boards. Tiny chip to very last page, else fine.


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NEWS OF THE PLAINS AND ROCKIES 1803 - 1865: ORIGINAL NARRATIVES OF OVERLAND TRAVEL AND ADVENTURE SELECTED FROM WAGNER-CAMP AND BECKER BIBLIOGRAPHY OF WESTERN AMERICANA, VOLUMES 1 THROUGH 9
White, David A.
Spokane, WA: Arthur H. Clark Company [1996-2001],

Complete set of nine volumes. All are fine, Volumes 2, 3, 7 and 8 remain in original shrinkwrap.


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THE VALLEY ROAD (ILLUSTRATED): A HISTORY OF THE TRAFFIC ASSOCIATION OF CALIFORNIA, THE LEAGUE OF PROGRESS, THE NORTH AMERICAN NAVIGATION COMPANY, THE MERCHANTS' SHIPPING ASSOCIATION, AND THE SAN FRANCISCO AND SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY RAILWAY
THE VALLEY ROAD (ILLUSTRATED): A HISTORY OF THE TRAFFIC ASSOCIATION OF CALIFORNIA, THE LEAGUE OF PROGRESS, THE NORTH AMERICAN NAVIGATION COMPANY, THE MERCHANTS' SHIPPING ASSOCIATION, AND THE SAN FRANCISCO AND SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY RAILWAY
San Francisco: Wheeler Publishing Co., 1896.

Extended title reads, "With Portraits of Representative Men that Advocate California's Progress and Industrial Suprmacy." A history of the development of competing transportation to the giant Southern Pacific Railroad. Photographs taken by Tabor of San Francisco and Spooner of Stockton. 224 pages, the majority of which pertain to the SF & SJV RW, with listing of subscribers and stockholders [with number of shares purchased], maps and contents pages. Numerous photographs of stockholders, subscribers, and officers, and scenes along the San Juaquin Valley. The San Francisco and San Joaquin Valley Railway existed from 1895 to 1901 when it was incorporated into the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad. Bound in original three quarter brown leather over brown cloth boards, with lettering and rule in gilt. All text block edges marbled though faded. Marbled endpapers. A near fine copy.


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RAILROAD TO OREGON, JUNE 23, 1848.
Pollock, James.
Washington, DC;: United States Geological Survey/USGS/Government Printing Office/GPO, 1848.

House of Representatives. Thirtieth Congress-First Session. Report No. 733. [To accompany H.R. bill No. 468.] Pull document. Mr. Pollock, from the select committee to whom the subject was referred, made the following report: The select committee, to whom was referred the memorial of Asa Whitney, relative to the construction of a railroad from Lake Michigan to the Pacific Ocean. A project of vast magnitude for its time. Proposes the granting of land to the company on either side of the right of way to be sold by them to finance construction. The government would not be involved in the construction or its possible failure. The public would not be burdened with the expense. 77 pages with tables plus two folded maps. Professionally bound in blue quarter leather with blue marbled paper covered boards. Rear endpaper foxed. Overall, a fine, handsome copy.


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REPORT OF THE GEOLOGICAL EXPLORATION OF THE FORTIETH PARALLEL, VOLUME 2. PROFESSIONAL PAPERS OF THE ENGINEER DEPARTMENT, U.S. ARMY, NO. 18
REPORT OF THE GEOLOGICAL EXPLORATION OF THE FORTIETH PARALLEL, VOLUME 2. PROFESSIONAL PAPERS OF THE ENGINEER DEPARTMENT, U.S. ARMY, NO. 18
King, Clarence. Major General A.A. Humphreys, under the direction of
Washington, DC: Government Printing Office/GPO, 1877.

"By order of the Secretary of War according to acts of Congress of March 2, 1867, and March 3, 1869." 890 pages. Bound in green buckram with lettering and rule on the spine in gilt Of the 26 plates listed, Plate XVII, facing page 530, Caņon in Limestones, East Humboldt Range, Nevada, is not present. Evidence of removal of library pocket from the rear paste-down endpaper and small stamp on the title page. No other indication of library markings or labels present. The title page, the two pages of contents, plus a few others throughout have been previously repaired. A very good copy.


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INVESTIGATIONS IN ALASKA RAILROAD BELT, 1931. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY BULLETIN 849
INVESTIGATIONS IN ALASKA RAILROAD BELT, 1931. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY BULLETIN 849
Smith, Philip S., and others
Washington, DC: Government Printing Office/GPO, 1933.

When the Alaska Railroad undertook intensive consideration of the problem of finding tonnage that would increase its revenues, it looked to the Geological Survey to supply technical information as to the known mineral deposits along its route and to indicate what might be done to stimulate a larger production of minerals and induce further mining developments and prospecting that would utilize its service. The studies were issued separately in nine reports; bulletins 849-A through 849-I, and also all collected in hardcover with maps in rear pocket. This is the scarce hardcover edition which includes the forward by Smith. All maps present. Bound in original red cloth with lettering in gilt. Neat owner's signature on front endpaper. Spine mildly faded. A solid, very good copy.


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