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Last Updated December 1, 2016


1. Baker, W.W. FORTY YEARS A PIONEER: BUSINESS LIFE OF DORSEY SYNG BAKER, 1848-1888. Seattle: Lowman and Hanford, 1934. 255 pages. Signed by the author. Come shelf wear to binding and rubbing to spine and corners. Slight dulling to cover title. Scarce limited edition. $95.00

2. Becker, Robert H. THOMAS CHRISTY'S ROAD ACROSS THE PLAINS: A GUIDE TO THE ROUTE FROM MORMON CROSSING. Denver: Old West Publishing Co. , 1969. Some shelf wear, with corners slightly bumped. Some soiling and small chips to dust jacket. $14.95

3. Benton, Thomas Hart. Speech of Mr. Benton, of Missouri on the Oregon Question Delivered in the Senate  of the United States May 22, 25 & 28, 1846. Ye Galleon Pr, 1998. 98 pages. Slight wear else very good condition. $45.00

4. Bigler, David L. FORT LIMHI: THE MORMON ADVENTURE IN OREGON TERRITORY, 1855-1858. Spokane: Arthur H. Clark Company, 2003. 376 pages. Near fine condition. $32.95

5. Bourne, E.G. & H.W. Scott. The Whitman Myth. N.p.: Privately Printed, 1903. 13 pages. Small pamphlet with stapled binding. Beautifully preserved and in very good condition. No date of publication, but probably around 1903, from dates within the text. $10.00

6. Centralia Washington. Centralias First Century, 1845 1955. Tumwater, Washington: H.J. Quality Printing, 1977. 130 pages. Green cloth covers show shelf wear to the spine edges and corners and slight dulling to the gold title on the spine and covers. A clean and tight copy. $26.95

7. Cook, Marion. WHERE FLOWS HOOD RIVER. Portland, Oregon: Hicks-Chatten Engraving, 1907. 91 pages. Flexible board covers with dust jacket bound onto the boards. Some wear to the edges. A few chips and tears to the paper spine at the edges. $12.00

8. Cram, Thomas Jefferson. Topographical Memoir. Ye Galleon Pr, 1998. 126 pages. Red hardback covers in very good condition. Limited to 250 numbered copies, of which this is #70. $39.50

9. Denny, Arthur A. Pioneer Days on Puget Sound. Glen Adams, 1980. 100 pages. Shelf wear to the spine edges and corners. Light soiling to the edges of the front cover. $17.50

10. Dickson, Albert Jerome Dickson, Arthur Jerome,. Covered Wagon Days: A Journey Across the Plains in the Sixties, and Pioneer Days in the Northwest. The Arthur H. Clark Company, 1929. Shelf wear and rubbing to the spine edges and corners. The spine has some light discolored spots. $60.00

11. Dr. Ernest N. Huthinson. Told By The Pioneers: Reminiscences Of Pioneer Life In Washington, Volume 3. WPA, 1938. WPA publication. Brown softbound covers show wear and rubbing to the spine edges and corners. $35.00

12. Dye, Eva Emery. STORIES OF OREGON. San Francisco: The Whitaker and Ray Company, 1904. 203 pages. Shelf wear to binding and rubbing to spine and corners. Corners slightly bumped. Oly bumped. Slight soiling to the covers. $14.50

13. Flandrau, Grace. Astor and the Oregon Country. Great Northern Railway, 1930. Brown paper wrappers show some wear to the edges. A couple of small tears and light soiled spots to the covers. A clean and tightly bound copy. $38.00

14. Forster, Dale E. OREGON EXPRESS COMPANIES. Lake Oswego, Oregon: Raven Press, 1985. 231 pages. Slight shelf wear, else VG. Limited to 500 copies. An important historical book. $39.50

15. Franzwa, Gregory M. MAPS OF THE OREGON TRAIL. Signed by the author. Gerald, Missouri: The Patrice Press, 1982. Signed by the author, with a warm inscription to a colleague. Very good condition in lightly edge-worn dust jacket. $150.00

16. Goulder, W.A. Reminiscences of a Pioneer: Incidents in the Life of a Pioneer in Oregon and Idaho. Boise, Idaho: Timothy Regan, 1909. 1909 first edition. Blue cloth covers show shelf wear to the spine edges and corners. The corners are rubbed and slightly bumped. A few small scuffed spots to the front and back covers. The binding is tight and the pages are clean. The back blank endpaper has been removed, but all text pages are present. A scarce title. $90.00

17. Gregg, J.R. A HISTORY OF THE OREGON TRAIL, SANTA FE TRAIL, AND OTHER TRAILS. Portland, Oregon: Binfords & Mort, Publishers, 1955. 313 pages. Shelf wear to binding. In edge-worn d.j. with a tape-repaired vertical strip across the front panel. $7.95

18. Hines, J.W. TOUCHING INCIDENTS IN THE LIFE AND LABORS OF A PIONEER ON THE PACIFIC COAST SINCE 1853. San Jose, California: Eaton & Company, 1911. 198 pages. Shelf wear to binding and rubbing to spine and corners. Corners slightly bumped. A few small stains to the front cover. A couple of text pages are browned at the edges. This copy is signed by the author's daughter. $45.00

19. Howard, Helen Addison. Northwest Trail Blazers. Caxton Printers, 1963. 418 pages. Slight shelf wear to the spine edges and corners. Dust jacket has slight edge-wear. $6.50

20. Ingersoll, Charles Jared (introduction by Glenn Mason). I Consider Oregon Worth a War: Letter of Charles Jared Ingersoll on the Oregon Question, March 3, 1846. Univ. of Oregon, 1975. Large softbound covers with stapled binding. Slight discoloration to the edges of the covers. Overall near very good condition. $9.50

21. Johnson, Robert Cummings. John McLoughlin: Patriarch of the Northwest. Metropolitan Press, 1935. 302 pages. Signed by the author. Shelf wear and rubbing to the spine edges and corners. Corners bumped. Some fading and discoloration to the covers. $7.00

22. Langlois Centennial Committee. The Pioneers of Langlois. Langlois, Oregon, 1881-1981. Langlois, Oregon: Langlois Centennial Committee, 1981. 207 pages. Large glossy pictorial hardback covers. Some shelf wear to binding and rubbing to spine and corners. Numerous historic photographs. A well-produced Oregon local history. $95.00

23. Llwyd, J.P.D. THE MESSAGE OF AN INDIAN RELIC. Seattle: Lowman & Hanford Company, 1909. 21 pages. Grey paper covers with string-tie binding and color photographic illustration of a totem pole on the front cover. Light wear to the edges of the covers. A rare publication devoted to the history and background of totem poles in the Northwest. $75.00

24. Lockley, Fred. To Oregon by Ox-Team in '47. The Story of the Coming of the Hunt Family to the Oregon Country and the Experiences of G. W. Hunt in the Gold Diggings of California in 1849. Portland, Oregon: Privately Printed, 1924. 16 pages. Paper covers have some chipping to the bottom of the front cover and spine. Title page has a chip to the bottom right corner. A few other pages have small chips and the bottom right corners of all of the pages are bumped and creased. Slight discoloration to the covers. An interesting historical narrative. $7.50

25. Lucia, Ellis. Wild Water: The Story of the Far West's Great Christmas Week Floods. Overland West Press. 1965., 1965. Softbound covers. Some wear to the edges. One small chip to the paper at the bottom of the spine. A clean and tight copy. $6.95

26. Mccurdy, James. By Juan De Fuca's Strait. Portland, Maine: Binford & Mort, 1937. 312 pages. Some shelf wear. Dust jacket has chips and tears to the edges. $18.50

27. Nelson, Amanda Wimpy. My sister and I. Ye Galleon Press, 1973. 38 pages. Light wear to the edges of the binding. Limited to 300 copies. $22.50

28. Peery, Wilson Kimsey. AND THERE WAS SALMON. Portland, Oregon: Binfords & Mort, Publishers, 1949. Signed by the author. Slight shelf wear to spine edges and corners. One spot on front cover has a small stained spot. Dust jacket has slight chipping to edges and light soiling. Tmall stained spot. Dust jacket has slight chipping to edges and light soiling. A rare title. Aes and light soiling. A rare title. Beautifully illustrated in color and black-and-white by Grace Livinia Pollock. $34.00

29. Pierce, Henry H. Report of an Expedition from Fort Colville to Puget Sound, Washington Territory, by Way of Lake Chelan and Skagit River. Ye Galleon Pr, 1975. 27 pages. Softbound covers. Light shelf wear to the edges of the covers. $22.00

30. Powers, Alfred. Early Printing in the Oregon Country. Portland, Oregon: Portland Club of Printing House Craftsmen, 1933. The spine has a small chip to the bottom. Some wear to the edges. Limited edition of 500 copies. $14.00

31. Prescott, Philander & Donald Dean Parker. The Recollections of Philander Prescott, Frontiersman of the Old Northwest, 1819-1862. University of Nebraska Press, 1966. 272 pages. Slight shelf wear, else VG in slightly worn dust jacket. The dust jacket also has a couple of small tears to the edges. $12.50

32. Rich, John Martin. Chief Seattle's Unanswered Challenge. Glen Adams, 1977. Softbound covers. Some wear to the edges. A clean and tight copy. $23.50

33. Root, Riley. Journal of Travels from St. Josephs to Oregon: With Observations of That Country, Together With Some Description of California, its Agricultural Interests, and a Full Description of its Gold Mines. Biobooks, 1955. Some shelf wear to binding and rubbing to spine and corners. Limited to 500 copies. $24.00

34. Smith, Charles W. A CONTRIBUTION TOWARD A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF MARCUS WHITMAN. Seattle: University of Washington, 1909. 62 pages. 1909 softcover edition. Some wear and rubbing to the covers. There is a small taped spot on the top of the spine. Bottom right corner is creased. Scarce. $11.95

35. Wells, Rev. Lemuel H. A PIONEER MISSIONARY. Seattle: Progressive Printing, 1931. 167 pages. Some shelf wear to binding. Dust jacket has some chips to the edges. $9.50

36. Williams, John H. The Mountain That Was "God": Being a Little Book About the Great Peakwhich the Indians Named Tacoma But Which is Officially Called Rainier. Published by the Author, 1910. Black softbound covers. Some wear to the edges. A clean and tight copy. $20.00

37. Winther, Oscar O. & Gayle Thornbrough. To Oregon In 1852. Indiana Historical Society, 1964. 37 pages. Softbound covers show light wear. $6.50

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