301. [OKLAHOMA]. PARK, Robert. History of the Oklahoma State Penitentiary Located at McAlester, McAlester, Oklahoma: McAlester Printing & Binding, 1914.
302. [OKLAHOMA]. Lot of 9 titles, including:
STARR, Emmet. History of the Cherokee Indians and Their Legends and Folk Lore. Oklahoma City: The Warden Co., 1921. Howes S900.
Plus 8 others.
303. [PACIFIC NORTHWEST]. Lot of 4 titles, including:
BANCROFT, Hubert Howe. The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft. San Francisco: The History Co., 1886-88. 2 vols., 8vo, original sheep. Vol. XXIX: History of Oregon, Vol. I, 1834-1848. and Vol. XXX: History of Oregon, Vol. II, 1848-1888. Howes B91. Tweney, Washington 89 #4: “It is only in recent years that historians and collectors have begun to realize the amount of work that went into these volumes, and the thoroughness with which Bancroft carried out his research.”
BANCROFT, Hubert Howe. The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft. San Francisco: The History Co., 1890. 8vo, original sheep. Vol. XXXI: History of Washington, Idaho, and Montana, 1845-1889.
BANCROFT, Hubert Howe. The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft. San Francisco: A.L. Bancroft & Co., 1884. 2 vols., 8vo, original sheep. Vol. XXVII: History of the Northwest Coast, Vol. I, 1543-1800; and Vol. XXVIII: History of the Northwest Coast, Vol. II, 1800-1846.
Plus 1 other.
304. [PACIFIC NORTHWEST]. COUES, Elliott, editor. New Light On the Early History of the Greater Northwest: The Manuscript Journals of Alexander Henry and of David Thompson.1799-1814. New York: Francis P. Harper, 1897. 3 vols., complete. Fine set.
First edition. Howes H419. Smith 4350. Tweney, Washington 89 #9: “An entirely new and original work printed from the original manuscripts.contains the authors’ daily journals of travels, explorations, and adventures in the fur trade through the Northwest. [Thompson’s] operations give credence to England’s claims to the Oregon Territory. This set is considered by historians to be the most important contribution to Western history and exploration published in the twentieth century.”
305. [PACIFIC NORTHWEST]. Lot of 27 titles, including:
DYE, Eva Emery. McLoughlin and Old Oregon: A Chronicle. Chicago: A.C. McClurg, 1900. 8vo, original green pictorial cloth.
DYE, Eva Emery. The Soul of America: An Oregon Iliad. New York: Press of the Pioneers, 1934. Fine in d.j.
GILLETTE, Martha Hill. Overland to Oregon and in the Indian Wars of 1853. Ashland, Oregon: Lewis Osborne, 1971. Very fine in original cloth and plain white d.j.
HANLY, J. Frank. A Day in the Siskiyous: An Oregon Extravaganza. Indiannapolis: The Art Press, 1916. 154 pp., plates, some colored. 4to, original green pictorial cloth. Minor shelf wear.
MEEKER, Ezra. Ventures and Adventures of Ezra Meeker: or Sixty Years of Frontier Life. Seattle: Rainier Printing Co., . 384 pp., frontispiece and numerous plates. 12mo, original tan cloth (rubbed). Autographed by Meeker. Eberstadt, Modern Narratives of the Plains & Rockies 337.
MEEKER, Ezra. Pioneer Reminiscences of Puget Sound: the Tragedy of Leschi. Seattle: Lowman & Hanford Stationery, 1905. xx, 555 pp., plates. Thick 8vo, original navy blue cloth. Front hinge cracked. First edition. Howes M477. Meeker crossed the plains to the Puget Sound country in 1852, and his status as a legendary overland pioneer earned for him the sobriquet “Ox-Team” Meeker.
MOSSMAN, Isaac van Dorsey. A Pony Expressman’s Recollections. N.p.: Champoeg Press, 1955. Fine in original red cloth.
Plus 19 others.
306. [PACIFIC NORTHWEST (ALASKA)]. Lot of 5 titles, including:
GRIGGS, Robert F. Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes. Washington: National Geographic Society, 1922.
HOLZWORTH, John M. Wild Grizzlies of Alaska. New York: Putnam, 1930. First edition.
WICKERSHAM, James. Old Yukon: Tales–Trails–and Trials. Washington: Washington Law Book Co., 1938.
RICKARD, T.A. Through the Yukon and Alaska. San Francisco: Mining & Scientific Press, 1909.
Plus 1 other.
307. [PACIFIC NORTHWEST (CANADA & POLAR)]. PARRY, Captain William Edward. Narrative of an Attempt to Reach the North Pole. In Boats Fitted for the Purpose and Attached to His Majesty’s Ship Hecla in the Year MDCCCXXVII. London: John Murray, 1828.
308. [PACIFIC NORTHWEST (CANADA & POLAR)]. Lot of 13 titles, including:
PIKE, Warburton. The Barren Ground of Northern Canada. London: Macmillan, 1892.
The North Georgia Gazette, and Winter Chronicle. London: John Murray, 1821.
DE CHARLEVOIX, Pierre François Xavier. Journal of a Voyage to North America. Chicago: Caxton Club, 1923. 2 vols.
HORNADAY, William T. Camp-fires in the Canadian Rockies. New York: Scribner, 1906.
LAHONTAN, Baron de. New Voyages to North America. Chicago: A. C. McClurg, 1905. 2 vols.
Plus 8 others.
309. [PACIFIC NORTHWEST (NATIVE AMERICANS)]. Lot of 8 titles, including:
DODGE, Orvil (editor). Heroes of Battle Rock, or the Miner’s Reward. N.p., 1904.
HOWARD, O. O. Nez Percé Joseph: An Account of his Ancestors, his Lands, his Conferates, his Enemies, his Murders, his War, his Pursiut, and Capture. Boston: Lee & Shepard, 1881.  xii, 274 pp.
First edition. Howes H711. Among the most noble of the Native American chiefs, and a statesman of first rank, Chief Joseph has come to symbolize the betrayal of U.S. promises. This scarce biography was written by General Howard, known as the “Christian General”. In 1877 Howard led the Nez Percé campaign.
RELANDER, Click. Drummers and Dreamers. Caldwell, Idaho: Caxton Printers, 1956. 345 pp. First edition. Tweney, Washington 89 #63: “The story of a nearly extinct tribe of Indians called the Wanapums who inhabited a region along the Columbia River near Priest Rapids. As only a relatively small number were printed, this book has become quite scarce in recent years.
SPLAWN, A. J. Ka-Mi-Akin: The Last Hero of the Yakimas. Portland: Kilham Stationery & Printing, . xiii  444 pp.
First edition. Howes S838. Smith 9745. Tweney, Washington 89 #71: “This book basically presents the Indian side of the war of 1855-1858. The book is the recollections of a lifetime of upwards of fifty years on the border and among the Indians, full of out-of-the-way material relating to early Indian affairs and pioneer days in the Northwest. The first edition was privately printed in a small edition, and hence is quite scarce.”
THOMPSON, William. Reminiscences of a Pioneer. San Francisco, 1912. Cowan, p. 637. Graff 4138. Mintz 464: “Important for the Northern California and Oregon Indian wars.”
Plus 3 others.
310. [PACIFIC NORTHWEST (OREGON)]. Lot of 6 titles, including:
CAREY, Charles Henry. History of Oregon. Chicago: The Pioneer Historical Pub., 1922. 3 vols. Numerous portraits and documentary photographs.
History of the Bench and Bar of Oregon. Portland: Historical Publishing Co., 1910.
WOODWARD, Walter Carleton. Rise and Early History of Political Parties in Oregon. Portland: J. J. Gill, 1913.
Plus 3 others.
311. [PACIFIC NORTHWEST (OREGON)]. Lot of 13 titles, including:
OREGON. GOVERNOR (Grover, L. F.). Biennial Message of Gov. L. F. Grover, to the Legislative Assembly of the State of Oregon, Ninth Regular Session, 1876. Salem, Oregon: Mart V. Brown, 1876. 13 imprints in one vol.
WILKES, Charles. Life in Oregon Country Before the Emigration. Ashland, Oregon: Oregon Book Society, 1974. 2 vols. Tweney, Washington 89 #83 (noting that the present publication contains material from arrival at the entrance to the Columbia River): “The squadron’s presence in the Oregon Territorial area, and Wilkes’s reports, were of the utmost political importance for the nation, coming as they did on the eve of its great westward migration.
Plus 12 others.
312. [PACIFIC NORTHWEST (OREGON)]. UNITED STATES. SENATE. Executive Documents. Second Session of the Thirty First Congress, December 2, 1850. Washington, D.C.: GPO, 1851. xxiii (index) [1, blank] 444 [Part 1]; 490 pp., 36 lithographic plates (mostly tinted, some folding) of scenes from the Oregon expedition, charts and other icongraphy not related to Cross expedition. Thick 8vo, original sheep with red and black leather labels. Spine perishing and split (resulting in a few sprung signatures at center of text), internally fine except for occasional mild to moderate foxing and marginal browning (latter affecting only the endleaves. A few of the superb Ackerman lithographs are moderately foxed (most noticeable on the first litho which is adjacent to a text page), but for the most part they are fine, clean, and sharp. Senate edition of Cross’s report issued in at least four formats (the information in both Howes and Plains & Rockies does not fully cover the various incarnations of this report). Graff 4415. Howes C923. Plains & Rockies IV:181:3: “Major Cross’s report presents a detailed description of the emigrant trail to Oregon with thirty-six lithographed views of scenes along the route from Fort Laramie to The Dalles.” This report is historically important, and the marvelous plates are among the earliest of the Oregon Trail. As so frequently happens with these massive annually issued government documents, there is a wealth of information in the work besides the Cross report, most notably the Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs (excellent documentation on the various tribes in the U.S.) and the Report of the Secretary of War (details problems with protecting borderlands following the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidaglo acquisition).
313. [PACIFIC NORTHWEST (TRANSPORTATION AND TRAILS)]. Lot of 16 titles, including:
HULBERT, Archer Butler. Call of the Columbia: Iron Men and Saints Take the Trail. Denver: Stewart Commission of Colorado College, 1934.
WRIGHT, E. W. (editor). Lewis & Dryden’s Marine History of the Pacific Northwest: An Illustrated Review. New York, 1961. Tweney, Washington 89 #87 (citing the 1895 original edition): “An encyclopedic account of the men and ships – both steam and sail - that have contributed to the history of the Pacific Northwest. An indispensable book in any collection relating to the Pacific Northwest.”
Plus 14 others.
314.[PACIFIC NORTHWEST (WASHINGTON)]. ALLEN, A. J. Ten Years in Oregon: Travels and Adventures of Doctor E. White and Lady West of the Rocky Mountains. Ithaca, NY: Mack, Andrus, & Co., 1848. xvi, -399 pp., woodcut frontispiece of Doctor and Mrs. White. 8vo, original brown blind-stamped cloth with gilt pictorial spine. Spine light and some discoloration to covers, mild to moderate foxing (mainly affecting endleaves. First edition, first issue (without the Frémont extracts). Howes A131. Smith 114. Plains & Rockies IV:144:1. Tweney, Washington 89 #1: “White was an earnest Oregon propagandist and a fervent Presbyterian minister who described the advantages of settling in the Oregon Territory. The first edition of this book is quite rare.”
315. [PACIFIC NORTHWEST (WASHINGTON)]. Lot of 12 titles, including:
BALL, John. John Ball: Member of the Wyeth Expedition to the Pacific Northwest, 1832. and Pioneer in the Old Northwest, Autobiography compiled by His Daughters Kate Ball Powers, Flora Ball Hopkins, and Lucy Ball. Glendale: Arthur H. Clark, 1925. Ball accompanied Captain Nathaniel Wyeth during the 1832 expedition to Oregon.
MACKENZIE, Cecil W. Donald Mackenzie: “King of the Northwest” Los Angeles: Ivan Deach, Jr. Publisher, 1937. Fine in original red cloth. Biography of the Astor’s fur trade partner, who was a brother of explorer Alexander Mackenzie.
WILKES, Charles. Life in Oregon Country Before the Emigration. Ashland, Oregon: Oregon Book Society, 1975. 2 vols. Very fine in dust wrappers. Limited edition. Tweney, Washington 89 #83 (noting that the present publication contains material from arrival at the entrance to the Columbia River): “The squadron’s presence in the Oregon Territorial area, and Wilkes’s reports, were of the utmost political importance for the nation, coming as they did on the eve of its great westward migration.
WYETH, Nathaniel J. Correspondence and Journals of Captain Nathaniel J. Wyeth 1831-6: a Record of Two Expeditions for the Occupation of the Oregon Country, with Maps, Introduction and Index. Edited by F.G. Young. Eugene: University Press, 1899. Fine in original wrappers. First edition. Graff 4764. Howes W718. Tweney, Washington 89 #89: “A life-long friendship was enjoyed between Nathaniel J. Wyeth and Dr. John McLoughlin, in spite of their difference of nationality, and their bitter clash of business interests. Wyeth was accompanied by Sublette the fur trader on his two expeditions to Oregon in 1832 and 1834.”
Plus 8 others.
316. [PACIFIC NORTHWEST (WASHINGTON)]. Lot of 4 titles (12mo & 8vo, original cloth, fine to good), including:
COX, Ross. Adventures on the Columbia River, Including the Narrative of a Residence of Six Years on the Western Side of the Rocky Mountains. New York: J. J. Harper, 1832. [2, ads] [iii]-xv [1, blank] -335 pp. First American edition. Howes C822: “The narratives of Cox, Alexander Ross and Franchere are chief sources for fur trading history in the early Oregon country.” Plains & Rockies 43:2n. Tweney, Washington 89 #8.
Plus 3 others.
317. [PACIFIC NORTHWEST (WASHINGTON)]. DE SMET, Pierre-Jean. Life, Letters and Travels of Father Pierre-Jean De Smet, S. J., 1801-1873. Missionary Labors and Adventures among the Wild Tribes of the North American Indians.All from Personal Observations Made during Many Thousand Miles of Travel, with Sketches of the Country from St. Louis to Puget Sound and the Altabasca, Edited from the Original Unpublished Manuscript Journals.by Hiram Martin Chittenden and Alfred Talbot Richardson. New York: Francis P. Harper, 1905. 4 vols., 8vo, original dark green cloth. Fine set, with the folding map in pocket (often lacking).
First edition. Howes C392. The Jesuit author founded the Pacific Northwest missions beginning in 1840 and became a great friend to the Plains and Northwest tribes, laboring among them for over 30 years. On several occasions he acted as chief negotiator between the government and the Indians, influencing Indian policy. Smith 9544. Tweney, Washington 89 #8: “De Smet gave more than thirty years’ service to the American Indian in his post as Superior of the Indian Missions in the Pacific Northwest. These four volumes are the most complete collection of his letters available, and the accompanying life of Father De Smet make them both authoritative and indispensable.”
318. [PACIFIC NORTHWEST (WASHINGTON)]. DE VOTO, Bernard. Across the Wide Missouri. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1947. Large 8vo, original red cloth. Mint in publisher’s slipcase. First edition, limited edition (265 copies, signed by author). Tweney, Washington 89 #9: “Deals with the Rocky Mountain fur trade during its years of climax and decline. The fur trade is inextricably a part of the history of the Pacific Northwest. It has become a classic, and should be a part of any collection relating to the Northwest.”
319. [PACIFIC NORTHWEST (WASHINGTON)]. Lot of 3 titles, including:
EDSON, Lelah Jackson. Fourth Corner: Highlights from the Early Northwest. Bellingham, Washington: Cox Brothers, . Signed and numbered by author. Tweney, Washington 89 #19: “Chronological series of factual stories of the Northwest Border country, the Northern Puget Sound and Straits of Georgia and Juan de Fuca waters. This work represents years of careful research, and is one that is often overlooked by the collector of Northwest history.”
HERMANN, Binger. Louisiana Purchase and our title west of the Rocky Mountains. Washington: GPO, 1900. Maps and plates. Tweney, Washington 89 #28: “This book is frequently overlooked and ignored by historians and collectors, but it tells the most accurate story of the annexation of the various parts of the U.S., particularly west of the Rocky Mountains. Excellent maps.”
HUSSEY, John A. History of Fort Vancouver and Its Physical Structure. [Seattle]: Washington State Historical Society, . Tweney, Washington 89 #33: “Scholarly and masterful study of the most important Hudson’s Bay Company fort in the Pacific Northwest.”
320. [PACIFIC NORTHWEST (WASHINGTON)]. Lot of 8 titles, including:
ELLS, M. Hymns in the Chinook Jargon Language. Portland: David Steel, 1889. 40 pp. 16mo, original pink printed wrappers. One thin chip to fragile wraps Second edition, revised and enlarged.
CANNON, Miles. Waiilatpu: Its Rise and Fall, 1836-1847. Boise: Capital News Job Rooms, 1915. 8vo, original slate green pictorial wrappers. Slight wear to fragile wraps. First edition. Graff 575. Smith 1474. Tweney, Washington 89 #7: “The story of pioneers days in the Pacific Northwest, and the tragic Indian attack on the Whitman Mission at Walla Walla in 1847.”
DRURY, Clifford M. Marcus and Narcissa Whitman and the Opening of Old Oregon. Glendale: Arthur H. Clark, 1973. 2 vols., 8vo, blue cloth. Very fine. Clark & Brunet 68 “Dr. Drury considered this two-volume work his culminating study of the Protestant missionaries in Oregon.”
DRURY, Clifford Merrill. Elkanah and Mary Walker: Pioneers among the Spokanes. Caldwell, Idaho: Caxton Printers, 1940. 283 pp., frontispiece, plates. Very fine in original blue cloth.
EELLS, M. History of the Congregational Association of Oregon, and Washington Territory. Portland: Himes the Printer, 1881. 124 pp. 8vo, original tan printed wraps.
EELLS, Myron. Marcus Whitman: Pathfinder and Patriot. Seattle: Alice Harriman, 1909. 8vo, original blue cloth. Fine, but the scarce d.j. is damaged.
EELLS, Myron. Reply to Professor Bourne’s ‘The Whitman Legend.’. Walla Walla, Washington: Statesman Publishing Co., 1902. 8vo, original wrappers.
MARSHALL, William I. History vs. the Whitman Saved Oregon Story. Chicago: Press of the Blakely Printin, 1904. 8vo, original brown cloth. Spine rubbed and one snag.
MOWRY, William A. Marcus Whitman and the Early Days of Oregon. New York: Silver, Burdett and Company, . 8vo, original dark green cloth.
Plus 7 others.
321. [PACIFIC NORTHWEST (WASHINGTON)]. FRANCHÉRE, Gabriel. Narrative of a Voyage to the Northwest Coast of America in the Years 1811, 1812, 1813, and 1814. Or the First American Settlement on the Pacific. New York: Redfield, 1854. 376 [8, ads] pp., frontispiece & 2 wood-engraved plates. 8vo, original black cloth. Binding rubbed and slightly shelf worn wear. Blank corner of title cut away (no loss).
First edition in English (preceded by an edition in French published at Montreal in 1820). Graff 1400. Howes F310. Plains & Rockies IV:16:2. Tweney, Washington 89 #58: “Franchére was an employee on an expedition sent by J. J. Astor of the Pacific Fur Company, to the Columbia River in 1810-1814. This is a classic account of the early days of the fur trade and early settlement in the Oregon country. This book formed the basis of Washington Irving’s later work Astoria.”
322. [PACIFIC NORTHWEST (WASHINGTON)]. Lot of 7 titles, including:
GOLDER, F. A. Russian Expansion on the Pacific 1641-1850. Cleveland: Arthur H. Clark, 1914. Howes G322. Smith 3636. Tweney, Washington 89 #23: “Soliday states ‘this is the only authoritative study of the Russian expansion on the Pacific published in any language during the past century.’”
HOLMAN, Frederick V. Dr. John McLoughlin, the Father of Oregon. Cleveland: Arthur H. Clark, 1907. Tweney, Washington 89 #31. “Because of his years and influence at Fort Vancouver, and the important role he played in the development of the Northwest, Dr. McLoughlin deserves this place in history.”
LANDERHOLM, Carl. Notices & Voyages of the Famed Quebec Mission to the Pacific Northwest. Portland: Champoeg Press, Inc., 1956. Plains & Rockies IV:78n. Howes B511n. Tweney, Washington 89 #41: “This book brings together under one cover a number of very rare early reports and correspondence of the first Catholic priests into the Oregon Country.”
WINTHER, Oscar Osburn. The Old Oregon Country: A History of Frontier Trade, Transportation, and Travel. Bloomington: Indiana University, . Tweney, Washington 89 #85: “A book done in thorough scholarly fashion, with accompanying extensive bibliography, footnotes, and index. It is important for its detailed coverage of the history of the entire Pacific Northwest.”
Plus 3 others.
323. [PACIFIC NORTHWEST (WASHINGTON)]. Lot of 3 titles, including:
GRAY, W. H. A History of Oregon, 1792-1849, Drawn from Personal Observation and Authentic Information. Portland: Harris & Holman, 1870. 624 pp., engraved frontispiece of Astoria in 1811. First edition. Graff 1630. Howes G342. Smith 3756. Tweney, Washington 89 #24: “Gray was one of the first Oregon pioneers. This book gives a long account of his journey across the plains with Whitman and Spalding in 1836. As the work of a pioneer, it cannot be ignored.”
HEWITT, Randall H. Across the Plains and Over the Divide. New York: Broadway Publishing Co., .  iii  521 [1, blank] [12, ads] pp., frontispiece portrait, plates, foldout map. Third and best edition, text greatly expanded and maps and illustrations added. Howes H457. Plains & Rockies IV:391n. Tweney, Washington 89 #27: “Graff  calls this ‘one of the best of the Oregon Trail narratives,’ and Streeter states that ‘as far as I know, it is the first published account in book form of the journey of an immigrant party through Western Montana to the Pacific Northwest.’“
LOO-WIT LAT-KLA. Gold Hunting in the Cascade Mountains. N.p.: Yale University Library, n.d. Facsimile of the rare original edition published in Washington Territory in 1861. Tweney, Washington 89 #45: “The only known copy [of the original edition of 1861 printed in Washington Territory’ is in the Yale University Library. With the existence of only one known copy, this is obviously the rarest of all the ‘Washington 89.’“
324. [PACIFIC NORTHWEST (WASHINGTON)]. Lot of 3 titles, including:
HANCOCK, Samuel. Narrative of Samuel Hancock 1845-1860. New York: Robert M. McBride & Co., 1927. 8vo, original black cloth. Other than remains of old bookplate on endsheet, fine. Smith 4027. Tweney, Washington 89 #26: “First publication of this journal [with] a detailed account of Hancock’s overland trip to the Oregon Territory in 1845 his life as a trader among the Indians on Puget Sound, together with an account of his captivity, and a recital of the Whitman massacre.”
HINES, Gustavus. A Voyage Round the World: With a History of the Oregon Mission. Buffalo, NY: George H. Derby & Co., 1850. vi  -437 pp. 8vo, original brown cloth (faded and worn). Text foxed and front flyleaf absent. First edition. Graff 1896. Howes H505. Smith 4495. Tweney, Washington 89 #31: “Hines arrived in Oregon in 1840 and his narrative tells much of value about the pioneers days.”
SWAN, James G. Northwest Coast; or Three Years’ Residence in Washington Territory. New York: Harper & Bros., 1857. 435  [4, publisher’s catalogue: Fresh Books of Travel and Adventure] pp., folding map, engraved plates. 8vo, original brown blind-stamped cloth. Middle signatures a bit weak, generally a very good copy. First edition. Graff 4046. Howes S1164. Smith 10044. Tweney, Washington 89 #74: “Swan was one of the first–and most colorful–of the pioneers and settlers of the Seattle and Olympic Peninsula area. One of the great classics of Pacific Northwest Americana.”
325. [PACIFIC NORTHWEST (WASHINGTON)]. Lot of 4 titles, including:
HASTINGS, Lansford W. The Emigrants’ Guide to Oregon and California. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1932. Fine in d.j. Howes H22. Plains & Rockies IV:116:1n. Tweney, Washington 89 #27: “The first and most ‘famous’ of the overland guides to the Pacific [and] one of the most important books dealing with overland travel. The book was avidly read and the suggestions closely followed by many an overland party bound for Oregon in the 1840s.” Zamorano Eighty 41n. We would prefer to be offering the 1845 original edition, but since that would cost a collector or institution perhaps $50,000 or more, this nice little Princeton reprint may suffice for some of our clients.
STUART, Robert. The Discovery of the Oregon Trail: Robert Stuart’s Narratives of his Overland Trip Eastward from Astoria in 1812-13. New York: Charles Scribners Sons, 1935. cxxxvii  391 pp., frontispiece portrait, plates, maps. Royal 8vo, original maroon buckram, black leather spine label. Label chafed, former owner’s name on title in ink and a few of his checkmarks in the bibliographical section.
First edition in English (first appeared in a collection of French voyages in 1821). Howes S2203. Smith 9977. Plains & Rockies IV:19n. Tweney, Washington 89 #66: “With the possible exception of Lewis and Clark, this book is probably the most important source of overland travel and the history of the Pacific Northwest. It was on this [1812-1813] trip that Stuart discovered South Pass, and hence was the first to travel the route that became known as the Oregon Trail.”
326. [PACIFIC NORTHWEST (WASHINGTON)]. Lot of 2 titles, including:
IRVING, Washington. Astoria; or Enterprise Beyond the Rocky Mountains. London: Richard Bentley, 1836. 3 vols., complete, original drab brown boards (backed with brown cloth at an early? date). One cover detached, fragile binding rubbed, hinges broken. First English edition. Howes I81: “Classic account of the first American attempt at settlement on the Pacific Coast.” Plains & Rockies IV:61:2. Tweney, Washington 89 #34: “Astor persuaded Irving to undertake this story of his ill-fated enterprise at the mouth of the Columbia River in 1834. Irving had the use of all of Astor’s notes and manuscripts. Irving’s book is indispensable to the student of early western history, and all collectors will want at least several editions in their libraries.” Sabin 35130.
IRVING, Washington. Astoria:or ancedotes of an enterprise beyond the Rocky Mountains. Edited and with an Introduction by Edgeley W. Todd. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, . Plains & Rockies 61n.
327. [PACIFIC NORTHWEST (WASHINGTON)]. KIP, Lawrence. Army Life on the Pacific; a Journal of the Expedition Against the Northern Indians. Redfield, New York: Edward O. Jenkins, 1859. 144 pp. 8vo, original brown cloth. Minor discoloration to binding and a bit of shelf wear. Bookplate of noted collector Thomas Wayne Norris.
First edition. Graff 2341. Howes K172. Smith 5519. Tweney, Washington 89 #40: “Kip was an Army officer who participated in the 1858 campaign against the northwestern tribes. This is by far the best account of that campaign.”
328. [PACIFIC NORTHWEST (WASHINGTON)]. Lot of 4 titles, including:
LEIGHTON, Caroline C. Life at Puget Sound with Sketches of Travel in Washington Territory, British Columbia, Oregon, and California: 1865-1881. Boston & New York: Lee and Shepard & Charles T. Dillingham, 1884. 12mo, original green pictorial cloth, t.e.g. Light shelf wear, but generally fine. First edition. Smith 5817. Tweney, Washington 89 #43: “The author spent sixteen years residing on the Pacific Coast, and this charming book presents her observations and experiences during that time.”
VICTOR, Mrs. Frances Fuller. River of the West. Life and Adventure in the Rocky Mountains and Oregon. Hartford: Columbian Book Co., 1870.  xxii -602 [1, ad] pp., engraved frontispiece of Joseph Meek, engraved plates, text illustrations. Thick 8vo, later three-quarter red morocco over marbled boards. Occasional offsetting and light foxmarks.
First edition. Howes V89. Tweney, Washington 89 #80: “Contains probably more material on the famous Joe Meek than any other publication. A great deal on the fur trade, early history of the Pacific Northwest, and the Washington Territory.”
Plus 2 others.
329 [PACIFIC NORTHWEST (WASHINGTON)]. MULLAN, John. Miners and Travelers’ Guide to Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, and Colorado via the Missouri and Columbia Rivers. New York: Wm. M. Franklin, 1865. 153 pp., large folding colored lithographic map by J. Bien. 12mo, original dark brown blind-stamped diced cloth. Top inch of spine lacking, tail of spine chipped, corners worn, upper joint just beginning to split, map with one tear where it is affixed to lower pastedown (no losses).
First edition. Howes M885. Plains & Rockies IV:420a. Smith 7153. Tweney, Washington 89 #55: “Mullan was Superintendent of the Northern Pacific Military Wagon Road, and a Commissioner of the Northern Pacific Railroad. He furnishes a day-by-day itinerary of the route from Fort Benton on the Missouri River, through the mountains to Walla Walla in Washington Territory. There is a general discussion of the resources of the entire region, an account of the first discoveries of gold in Idaho and Montana, and a sixty-five page addenda concerning the mining activities and mineral resources of the area. The large folding map (showing from Lake Superior to the Pacific) is particularly valuable an important.” Wheat, Transmississippi West 1126 & V(1), pp. 137-140.
330. [PACIFIC NORTHWEST (WASHINGTON)]. OWEN, John. Journals and Letters of Major John Owen. Pioneer of the Northwest, 1850-1871. New York: Edward Eberstadt, 1927. 2 vols., 8vo, original cloth in slipcase. Fine.
First edition, limited edition (550 copies). Graff 3148. Howes O163. Smith 7761. Tweney, Washington 89 #58: “Owen appeared in the Northwest in 1849, and the following year established himself as a trader in the Bitter Root Valley in what was then Oregon Territory. From then until 1877, he was one of the outstanding pioneer figures. This is the first publication of his journals and letters, which hitherto were largely unknown.”
331. [PACIFIC NORTHWEST (WASHINGTON)]. PARKER, Rev. Samuel. Journal of an Exploring Tour Beyond the Rocky Mountains. Under the Direction of the A.B.C.F.M. in the Years 1835, ’36 and ’37. Map of Oregon Territory. Ithaca, NY: Mack, Andrus & Woodruff, 1840. xvi -400 pp., large folding map, plate. 12mo, original plum cloth (faded, worn, and shaken).
Second edition (First edition, Ithaca, 1838). Howes P89. Plains & Rockies IV:70:2. Tweney, Washington 89 #24: “Parker’s map was one of the earliest to be widely circulated and to contain reliable information about the Oregon Territory.” Wheat, Transmississippi West 446 & II, pp. 165-66: “Parker’s ‘Map of Oregon Territory’ of 1838 represented a real advance, and was made form personal observation. Parker’s map had wide circulation and was a notable achievement.”
332. [PACIFIC NORTHWEST (WASHINGTON)]. Lot of 7 titles, including:
THWAITES, Reuben Gold (editor). Early Western Travels 1748-1846. Cleveland: Arthur H. Clark., 1906. 2 vols. Howes F50. Plains & Rockies IV:85:1n. Tweney, Washington 89 #58: “Best account of the first overland-to-Oregon migration of settlers.”
FRÉMONT, John Charles & Jessie Benton. Memoirs of My Life by John Charles Fremont...together with a Sketch of the Life of Senator Benton in Connection with Western Expansion. Chicago: Belford, Clarke & Co., 1887. xx, 655 pp., many plates, 8 maps (one large folding). Tweney, Washington 89 #58: “Covers the expeditions of 1843-44, which laid out the major sections of the route later followed by thousands of Oregon immigrants. Most the texts of all his reports appeared in Frémont’s Memoirs of My Life.”
Plus 5 others.
333. [PACIFIC NORTHWEST (WASHINGTON)]. WAGNER, Henry R. The Cartography of the Northwest Coast of America to the Year 1800. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1937. 2 vols., small folio, original black cloth. Fine in dust wrappers.
First edition. Howes W7. Smith 10656. Tweney, Washington 89 #81: “‘The chief purpose of this book is to show, in one continuous account and with the aid of critical lists of maps and of place names, the evolution of cartography of the northwest coats of America’ [quoting the d.j. blurb].”
334. [PACIFIC NORTHWEST (WASHINGTON)]. Lot of 2 titles, including:
WINTHROP, Theodore. Canoe and the Saddle: Adventures Among the Northwestern Rivers and Forests, and Isthmiana. Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1863.  375  16 (ads) pp. 8vo, original brown diced cloth. Fine.
First edition. Graff 4715. Howes W584. Smith 11130. Tweney, Washington 89 #86: “Winthrop was probably better fitted to portray the west than any other Eastern man who attempted to describe it. As a story of travel among the forests and mountains of the Northwest, it was the first of a long line of books that turned the eyes of the country westward.”
WINTHROP, Theodore. Canoe and the Saddle: Or Klalam and Klickatat to Which are Now First Added His Western letters and Journals. Tacoma: John H. Williams, 1913. Thick 8vo, original gilt pictorial vellum over gilt-decorated burgundy cloth. Very fine. Tweney, Washington 89 #86: “The best edition was published in Tacoma, Washington, in 1913, edited by John H. Williams. In addition to the original text, this edition included all of Winthrop’s western letters and journals, and was embellished with sixteen color plates and more than one hundred other illustrations.”
335. [TEXAS]. Lot of 11 titles, including:
BARKER, Eugene C. (editor). Readings in Texas History for High Schools and Colleges. Dallas: Southwest Press, .
DANIELL, L. E., compiler and publisher. Personnel of the Texas State Government, with Sketches of Distinguished Texans. Austin: Smith, Hicks & Jones, 1889. Raines, p. 61.
FULMORE, Z. T. The History and geography of Texas as Told in County Names. Austin: Press of E. L. Steck, .
Plus 8 others.
336. [TEXAS]. Lot of 9 titles, including:
BREWER, J. Mason. Negrito: Negro Dialect Poems of the Southwest. San Antonio, Texas: Naylor Printing, 1933.
DIXON, Sam H. The Poets and Poetry of Texas. Austin: Sam H. Dixon & Co., 1885.
McLANE, Hiram H. Irene Viesca: A Tale of the Magee Expedition in the Gauchipin War in Texas, A.D. 1812-13. San Antonio: San Antonio Printing Company, 1886. Eberstadt, 162:511.
SEALSFIELD, Charles. Life in the New World; or Sketches of American Society. New York: J. Winchester, New World Press, 1844. Howes P504. Streeter, 1532.
Plus 5 others.
337. [TEXAS]. BROWN, John Henry. History of Texas, from 1685 to 1892. St. Louis: L. E. Daniell, 1892. 2 vols. Basic Texas Books 22. Howes B856. Raines, p. 32.
338. [TEXAS]. Lot of 22 titles, including:
CLOPPER, Edward Nicholas. An American Family. Huntington, West Virginia: Standard Printing & Publishing Co., 1950.
DOUGLAS, C. L. James Bowie, the Life of a Bravo. Dallas: Banks, Upshaw, 1944.
FOREMAN, Grant. Pioneer Days in the Early Southwest. Cleveland: Arthur H. Clark, 1926. Howes F260.
GRAHAM, Philip. The Life and Poems of Mirabeau B. Lamar. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1938. Limited edition.
TRAVIS, William Barret. The Diary of William Barret Travis: August 30, 1833 - June 26, 1834. Waco: Texian Press, 1966.
Plus 17 others.
339. [TEXAS]. DE SHIELDS, James T. Cynthia Ann Parker: The Story of Her Capture. St. Louis: James T. DeShields, 1886. Graff 1064. Howes D278. Raines, p. 67.
340. [TEXAS]. Lot of 13 titles by and about J. Frank Dobie, including:
TINKLE, Lon. J. Frank Dobie: The Makings of an Ample Mind. Austin, TX: Encino Press, 1968. 8vo, original black cloth over grey boards, printed paper spine label, roadrunner insignia stamped in black on upper cover. Fine in publisher’s box.
DOBIE, J. Frank. Picthing [sic] Horses and Panthers. [Austin: Texas Folk-Lore Society, 1940]. 15 pp., illustration by Will James. 8vo, original tan printed wrappers. Fine. First separate printing, offprint from Mustangs and Cow Horses, Texas Folk-Lore Society, 1940. Adams, Herd 699. Dykes, Fifty Great Western Illustrators (Dufault [James]) 56; My Dobie Collection, p. 10 (#37 on his rarities list). McVicker D27. One Hundred Head 31.
DOBIE, J. Frank. The Seven Mustangs: Address Delivered at the Unveiling of the Monument, May 31, 194.... [Austin]: Adams Publications, 1948. 8vo, green pictorial wrappers. Fine.
DOBIE, J. Frank. “The First Cattle in Texas and the Southwest Progenitors of the Longhorns.” Offprint from: Southwestern Historical Quarterly XLII, No. 3, January 1939. N.p., 1939. Pp. 171-197. 8vo, white printed wrappers, stapled. Fine. Adams, Herd 690. Cook 238: “This article formed Chapter One of The Longhorns.” McVicker C163a. Dobie traces the introduction of cattle to the New World by Columbus in Santo Domingo on his second voyage, and to Mexico by Cortés in 1521. He follows the trail of their descendants in Texas and Southwest, and concludes with a discussion of cattle in the Republic of Texas era and the unique qualities of the longhorn.
DOBIE, J. Frank. Do Rattlesnakes Swallow their Young?. Austin: Texas Folklore Society, 1946. 24 pp. 8vo, original grey printed wrappers. Very fine. First separate printing. McVicker D36.
DOBIE, J. Frank. My Salute to Gene Rhodes. [El Paso, TX: Carl Hertzog], 1947. 8vo, original goldenrod wrappers. Very fine. First edition.
DOBIE, J. Frank. Carl Sandburg & Saint Peter at the Gate. [Austin: Encino Press, 1966]. vi, 42  pp., photographic illustrations. Square 8vo, original half blue cloth over white boards, printed paper label on upper cover. Very fine in publisher’s slipcase. First edition (limited to 750 copies). Cook 2. Dykes, My Dobie Collection, p. 13 (#49 on his rarities list). Whaley, Wittliff 15.
Plus 6 others.
341. [TEXAS]. DOMENECH, Abbe Em. Seven Years’ Residence in the Great Deserts of North America. London: Longman, Green, Longman & Roberts, 1860. 2 vols. Graff 1121. Howes D410. Plains & Rockies IV:356:1. Raines, p. 70.
342. [TEXAS]. EDWARD, David B. History of Texas: Or, the Emigrant’s, Farmer’s, and Politician’s Guide to the Character, Climate, Soil and Productions of that Country: Geographically Arranged from Personal Observation and Experience. Cincinnati: J. A. James & Co., 1836. 336 [2, ads] pp., folding engraved map of the Republic of Texas with grants hand-colored in outline (Map of Texas containing the Latest Grants and Discoveries by E. F. Lee, 12-5/16 x 8-1/2 inches). 12mo, original calf.
First edition. Basic Texas Books 53: “One of the best accounts of Texas on the eve of the Revolution. The book attempts to be unprejudiced, but the author was clearly anti-Texan at heart.” Clark, Old South III:35: “Like Mrs. Holley’s Texas, this work was extensively used as a basis for many other books on that state written in the 1830s and 1840s.” Graff 1208. Howes E48: “Conditions just prior to the Revolution described by an actual observer.” Rader 1279. Raines, p. 74. Streeter 1199: “One of the essential Texas books. It gives a good account of the physical features and towns and products of Texas of 1835.” Edward reprints many scarce Texas laws and decrees. The excellent little map is, based on the Austin-Tanner conformation (Day, p. 24).
343. [TEXAS]. FOOTE, Henry Stuart. Texas and the Texans; or, Advance of the Anglo-Americans to the Southwest. Philadelphia: Thomas, Cowperthwait, 1841. viii, 13-314 + 403 pp. 2 vols. 12mo, original blind-stamped green cloth, spines with gilt lone stars.
First edition. Basic Texas Books 63: “One of the most influential books on Texas in its time, this work is still of considerable value and interest. It suffers from the intense prejudices of the author, but it nevertheless provides material on numerous aspects of Texas history not available elsewhere. Foote wrote his work as a deliberate piece of propaganda, with the goal of encouraging annexation to Texas to the U. S. This objective led Foote into some startling statements, such as his remarks against the Mexicans, ‘whose extermination may yet become necessary for the repose of this continent.’“ Eberstadt 162:292b: “Contains many rare documents and is a valuable authority. Foote wrote at the request and with the aid of the most prominent Texas pioneers and officials of the Republic. It discusses Burr’s project; the Magee expedition; civil history of the Republic; and recognition by the U. S.” Graff 1376. Howes F238. Raines, p. 84. Streeter 1377: “Rather entertaining.”
344. [TEXAS]. Lot of 18 titles, including:
GALVEZ, Bernardo de. Instructions for Governing the Interior Provinces of New Spain, 1786. Berkeley: Quivira Society, 1951. Howes N224.
PORTER, Eugene O. San Elizario: A History. Austin: Jenkins Publishing Co., 1973. Drawings by Jose Cisneros.
WAGNER, Henry R. Spanish Southwest 1542-1794: An Annotated Bibliography. Albuquerque: Quivira Society, 1937. 2 vols. Basic Texas Books B202: “The essential starting point for any study of Spanish Texas.” Griffin 2278. The premier bibliography on the Spanish Southwest.
Plus 15 others.
345. [TEXAS]. Lot of 4 titles by Ben Green, including:
GREEN, Ben K. Ben Green Tales. Flagstaff, Arizona: Northland Press, . v volumes: v. 1 - When I Was Just A Colt; v. 2 - Up Fool’s Hill Ahorseback; v. 3 - Beauty; v. 4 - How Come I Wrote A Book. “This special edition. has been limited to 1,250 copies of the set of 4. Signed by author.”
GREEN, Ben K. The Last Trail drive Through Downtown Dallas. Flagstaff, Arizona: Northland Press, . Limited edition (1750 copies).
GREEN, Ben K. Thousand Miles of Mustangin’. Flagstaff: Northland Press, . Signed by author.
Plus 1 other.
346. [TEXAS]. Lot of 5 titles, including:
GREEN, Thomas Marshall. Spanish Conspiracy. A Review of Early Spanish Movements in the South-West. Containing Proofs of the Intrigues of James Wilkinson and John Brown; of the Complicity Therewith of Judges Sebastian, Wallace, and Innes; the Early Struggles of Kentucky for Autonomy; the Intrigues of Sebastian in 1795-7, and the Legislative Investigation of his Corruption. Cincinnati: Robert Clarke & Co., 1891. 407 pp. 8vo, original green cloth. Contemporary ownership inscription in pencil on title and in ink on front pastedown. Old tape repairs on title and following leaf.
First edition. Graff 1645. Howes G374. Larned 1784. Rader 1672. Raines, p. 99: “The Spanish policy was to separate the Western States from the Union.”
GREEN, Thomas J. Journal of the Texian Expedition Against Mier; Subsequent Imprisonment of the Author; His Sufferings, and Final Escape from the Castle of Perote, with Reflections upon the Present Political and Probable Future Relations of Texas, Mexico, and the United States. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1845. xiv  -487 pp., folding map, plan, 11 engraved plates. 8vo, original brown blind-stamped cloth.
First edition. Basic Texas Books 80: “The most important account of the tragic Texan expedition against Mier and the drawing of the black beans, this is also one of the most vitriolic Texas books. The book recounts the abortive expedition in 1842 under William S. Fisher and Thomas J. Green into Mexico after the withdrawal of the Somervell Expedition.” Graff 1643: “One of the most exciting accounts. As a participant Green was able to write a vivid and terrifying tale. He was particularly bitter toward Sam Houston and believed Houston was responsible for the deaths of those Americans shot as brigands.” Howes G371. Rader 1670. Raines, p. 98. Streeter 1581 & p. 329 (selected as one of the top books for a Texas collection): “The unauthorized so-called Mier expedition into Mexico by a group of hot-headed Texans when one out of ten of the captured Texans was immediately shot.”
Plus 3 others.
347. [TEXAS]. Lot of 9 titles by and about Sam Houston, including:
HOUSTON, Sam. Autobiography of Sam Houston, edited by Donald Day & Harry Herbert Ullom. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1954. First edition.
OSKISON, John M. A Texas Titan: The Story of Sam Houston. Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Doran and Co. Inc, 1929. First edition.
CRANE, William Carey. Life and Select Literary Remains of Sam Houston, of Texas. Dallas: William G. Scarff & Co., 1884. Basic Texas Books 126n. Howes C864. Raines, p. 56.
Plus 6 others.
348. [TEXAS]. Lot of 11 titles, including:
HUMFREVILLE, J. Lee. Twenty Years Among our Hostile Indians. New York: Hunter, [ca. 1903]. Numerous photographic illustrations. 4to, original red pictorial cloth. Front hinge broken and flyleaf detached. Second edition, revised and enlarged. Much on Texas Indians, but very negative.
Plus 10 others.
349. [TEXAS]. HUNT, Richard S. & Jesse F Randel. Guide to the Republic of Texas Consisting of a Brief Outline of the History of its Settlement. New York: J. H. Colton, 1839. Graff 2017. Howes H809. Raines, p. 122. Streeter 1348.
350. [TEXAS]. Lot of 39 titles, including:
McMURTRIE, Douglas C. The Establishment of the First Texas Newspaper. El Paso: El Paso Vocational School Press, 1935.
LOWMAN, Al. Printer at the Pass: The Work of Carl Hertzog. San Antonio: University of Texas Institute of Texan Cultures, 1972.
McMURTRIE, Douglas C. Pioneer Printing in Texas. Springfield, Illinois, 1933.
Plus 36 others.
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