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[Food Literature] Fisher, M.F.K.
An Alphabet for Gourmets. With Drawings by Marvin Bileck.
A Fine copy in a Very Good price clipped dust jacket with sunning to the spine and a closed edge tear to the front panel. In Alphabet for Gourmets, M.F.K. Fisher arranges a selection of her essays in a whimsical way that reveals the breadth and depth of her passion. From A for (dining) alone to Z for Zakuski, "a Russian hors d'oeuvre," Fisher alights on both longtime obsessions and idiosyncratic digressions. As usual, she liberates her readers from caution and slavish adherence to culinary tradition-- and salts her writings with a healthy dose of humor.

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[Food Memoir] Fisher, M.F. K.
Map of Another Town: A Memoir of Provence.
A Near Fine copy in a price clipped dust jacket with some toning the edges. The timeless beauty of Aix de Provence, delicately and incisively perceived, is so fused with the author's own fluctuating and most feminine sensibilities that the reader finds himself absorbed in an inner life of memory, a conscious growth of understanding. During her two sojourns in Aix de Provence with her two young daughters, the author intuits, observes the sights, sounds and humanity of the "town". The pure sensate joy of perceiving the many qualities of light, the texture of aging stone, the lyric beauty of the fountains, is brilliantly communicated. Throughout Fisher retains her own identity as the American outsider, yet indulges in a deep appreciation of the Gallic provincial identity. A refreshing guide for the senses and spirit.

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[Northwest History] Meany, Edmond S.
Mount Rainier: A Record of Explorations.
A Near Fine copy with just a hint of wear to the extremities. This copy is signed and dated by the author on the flyleaf. This book recounts the various expeditions from George Vancouver in 1792 through the U.S. Geological Survey Reports in 1914 with material taken from first person journals and other original accounts of the men who discovered, explored and first ascended the famous natural landmark in the Cascade range.

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Steinbeck, John.
Sweet Thursday.
A Fine copy in a bright unclipped dust jacket with a touch of wear to spine head and a tiny close tear to top edge of front panel. Sweet Thursday is the sequel to Cannery Row and set in the years after the end of World War II. According to the author, "Sweet Thursday" is the day between Lousy Wednesday and Waiting Friday. Returning to the scene of Cannery Row—the weedy lots and junk heaps and flophouses of Monterey, John Steinbeck once more brings to life the denizens of a netherworld of laughter and tears—from Doc, based on Steinbeck’s lifelong friend Ed Ricketts, to Fauna, new headmistress of the local brothel, to Hazel, a bum whose mother must have wanted a daughter.

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[Northwest History] Meany, Edmond S.
Vancouver's Discovery of Puget Sound. Portraits and Biographies of the Men Honored in the Naming of Geolographic Features of No
A Very Good plus tight copy in blue cloth with light rubbing to the edges and a few spots of foxing in the text Edmund S. Meany (1862-1935) was a professor of botany and history at the University of Washington and became a noted historian of Seattle and Washington state and Pacific Northwest Indian tribes, as well as the author of many histories of the region. He was a Washington state legislator for the 1891 and 1893 sessions. In 1906, Meany became editor of the short-lived Washington Magazine . From 1906 until his death, he served as managing editor of the journal Washington Historical Quarterly , the official publication of the Washington State Historical Society. He was also instrumental in bringing the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition to the University's campus in 1909.

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Harrison, Jim.
Legends of the Fall: Three Novellas.
A Near Fine copy with light foxing to the foredge in a Near Fine price clipped dust jacket with a touch of sunning to the spine. The three novellas that make up this powerful trilogy include the title story of high adventure and romantic obsession about three brothers who leave their Montana home to fight in World War I; "Revenge" tells the story of an American pilot and a powerful Mexican crime lord who fight for possession of one woman; "The Man Who Gave Up His Name" addresses a man's mid-life crisis and the death of love.

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Lopez, Barry.
Crow and Weasel. Illustrated by Tom Pohrt.
A Fine copy in a Fine bright dust jacket. This copy is signed by Lopez. Long ago, when people and animals spoke the same language, two young men left their tribe to make an adventurous voyage through the wilderness, into the unknown northland. Set in the mythic past and inspired by the traditions of the North American Plains people, this fable of self-discovery follows Crow and Weasel as they face unfamiliar perils on a quest for knowledge and wisdom. Conquering their innermost fears, the two heroes come of age and learn more than they ever could have imagined--about humanity's relationship to the land, the importance of respecting other peoples and giving thanks, and even the ery nature of friendship itself.

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Hesse, Hermann.
Reflections.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine, price-clipped dust jacket. This is a selection of Hesse's reflections from his books and letters including the topics of Love, Death, Happiness, Politics & more. According to Hesse, "In each of these essays I strive to guide the reader not into the world theater with its political problems but into his innermost being, before the judgment seat of his very personal conscience." This faith in salvation via the Inward Way is persuasively set forth as the answer to questions of war and peace.

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[Civil War Memoir] Grant, Ulysses S.
Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant in 2 Volumes Complete.
A Very Good plus, tight set in publisher's deluxe brown morocco leather over brown cloth boards with gilt circular emblems on the front and rear covers.. There is wear to the leather edges of both volumes. This set is complete with the facsimile letter of Grant's original terms for Lee's surrender that is often missing. Mark Twain was the publisher of this monumental memoir as well as its editor and proof reader. Twain was extremely fond of and a close friend of Grant and encouraged the President and war hero to write his memoirs. Grant was dying of throat cancer but completed his two volume opus, dictating the second volume to a secretary. Twain noted in a letter to his daughter that the manuscript was not even set yet and 20,000 sets had been ordered from only two states. "Wait till you hear from the other 37." Grant finished his memoirs on July 18, 1885 and died five days later on July 23rd. Following his death, advance orders of the memoirs reached 300,000 sets realizing close to $450,000 for his family which was otherwise penniless. In a 1992 New York Times book review, General Schwarzkopf is quoted as using Grant's two-volume work as his model, calling it the finest military history of the Civil War.

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[Northwest History] Phillips, James W.
Washington State Place Names.
A Fine copy in a Fine price-clipped dust jacket. The author has gathered almost 1500 histories of Washington State place names from Aberdeen to Zillah with Mabana in between. This is a valuable and informative historical examination of the major population centers, mountains, rivers and geographic features.

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[Vietnam War Literature] Moore, Lt. Gen. Harold G. (Ret.) and Joseph L. Galloway.
We Were Soldiers Once...and Young. Ia Drang--The Battle that Changed the War in Vietnam.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright price-clipped dust jacket. On Nov. 14, 1965, the 1st Battalion of the 7th Cavalry, commanded by Lt. Col. Moore and accompanied by UPI reporter Galloway, helicoptered into Vietnam's remote Ia Drang Valley and found itself surrounded by a numerically superior force of North Vietnamese regulars. Moore and Galloway here offer a detailed account, based on interviews with participants and on their own recollections, of what happened during the four-day battle. Much more than a conventional battle study, the book is a frank record of the emotional reactions of the GIs to the terror and horror of this violent and bloody encounter. Both sides claimed victory, the U.S. calling it a validation of the newly developed doctrine of airmobile warfare. Supplemented with maps, the memoir is a vivid re-creation of the first major ground battle of the Vietnam War. Photos.

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[Pulitzer Prize Winner] McMurtry, Larry.
Lonesome Dove.
A Near Fine Copy with a binding crimp to one page in a Fine, bright, unclipped dust jacket. A love story, an adventure, and an epic of the frontier, Larry McMurtry’s Pulitzer Prize— winning classic, Lonesome Dove is the grandest novel ever written about the last defiant wilderness of America. Journey to the dusty little Texas town of Lonesome Dove and meet an unforgettable assortment of heroes and outlaws, whores and ladies, Indians and settlers. Richly authentic, beautifully written, always dramatic, Lonesome Dove is a book to make us laugh, weep, dream, and remember.

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[Northwest History] Richardson, David.
Pig War Islands.
A Fine tight copy in a Very Good plus, unclipped dust jacket with some slight rubbing to the edges. This copy is signed by the author. Richardson has written the story of the 1859 clash between British and American forces over the ownership of the San Juan Islands, instigated by the shooting death of an errant British pig by an American settler. The San Juan Islands lie 80 miles north of Seattle and the author recounts the entertaining story of their early history and the military encounter that changed their history forever. Richardson also provides detailed accounts of the major players in this international incident, and the aftermath of the "war" and its effects on the islands.

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Hemingway, Ernest.
Islands in the Stream.
A Near Fine tight copy with previous owner names on front flyleaf in a Fine, bright unclipped dust jacket . This was the first of Hemingway's fictional works to be published posthumously. Set in Bimini in the 1930s, Islands tells the story of Thomas Hudson, a sculptor, with a passion for the sea, fishing and ultimately protecting the Gulf Stream waters from Nazi submariners.

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Forester, C.S.
Commodore Hornblower.
A Near Fine copy with a previous owner name on the front pastedown in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. Commodore Hornblower works as a historical novel of the Napoleonic era and as a reminder of the immense struggles and sacrifices of warfare. The book begins with Hornblower leaving his new wife and son to return to sea. How poignant this passage must have been for the first post-war readers. Hornblower, now in charge of a small squadron, must take his ships into the Baltic past hostile Danes and Swedes who maintain a sinister neutrality. What follows is a series of naval and land engagements that are typical of this type of novel. The battle scenes are both exciting and exhilarating yet horrifying at the same time. During his stint in the Baltic, Hornblower rubs shoulders with the Tsar of Russia, Marshal Bernadotte of Sweden and the warrior/philosopher Clausewitz. Hornblower must try and win over those hanging onto to neutrality by a thread and those siding with the tyrant Napoleon. As always he acquits himself well although he is his own worst critic.

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[Civil War] Grant, Ulysses S.
Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant in 2 Volumes.
Two Volumes Complete. A Very Good plus tight set with an owner's bookplate in green cloth bindings stamped in gold on the spine and front covers with light wear to the spine edges. . This set is complete with the facsimile letter of Grant's original terms for Lee's surrender that is often missing. Mark Twain was the publisher of this monumental memoir as well as its editor and proof reader. Twain was extremely fond of and a close friend of Grant and encouraged the President and war hero to write his memoirs. Grant was dying of throat cancer but completed his two volume opus, dictating the second volume to a secretary. Twain noted in a letter to his daughter that the manuscript was not even set yet and 20,000 sets had been ordered from only two states. "Wait till you hear from the other 37." Grant finished his memoirs on July 18, 1885 and died five days later on July 23rd. Following his death, advance orders of the memoirs reached 300,000 sets realizing close to $450,000 for his family which was otherwise penniless. In a 1992 New York Times book review, General Schwarzkopf is quoted as using Grant's two-volume work as his model, calling it the finest military history of the Civil War.

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[Astronauts] Hansen, James R.
First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong. The Authorized Biography.
A Fine tight unread copy in a Fine bright unclipped dust jacket. This copy has a bookplate signed by the author James Hansen afixed to the front pastedown. When Apollo 11 touched down on the moon’s surface in 1969, the first man on the moon became a legend. In First Man, Hansen explores the life of Neil Armstrong. Based on over fifty hours of interviews with the intensely private Armstrong, who also gave Hansen exclusive access to private documents and family sources, this “magnificent panorama of the second half of the American twentieth century” is an unparalleled biography of an American icon. In a riveting narrative filled with revelations, Hansen vividly recreates Armstrong’s career in flying, from his seventy-eight combat missions as a naval aviator flying over North Korea to his formative transatmospheric flights in the rocket-powered X-15 to his piloting Gemini VIII to the first-ever docking in space. These milestones made it seem, as Armstrong’s mother Viola memorably put it, “as if from the very moment he was born—farther back still—that our son was somehow destined for the Apollo 11 mission.”

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Saroyan, William.
Here Comes/The Goes/You Know Who: An Autobiography.
A Near Fine extremely tight copy in a Near Fine, price-clipped dust jacket with two small closed edge tears to the head of the spine. In these 52 brief episodic snapshots, Saroyan writes of the significant events, encounters and people he experienced in his rich and varied life as only he could write them.

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Bowles, Paul.
Too Far from Home: Selected Writings of Paul Bowles.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright dust jacket. This anthology of Bowles' writing includes the complete Sheltering Sky as well as excerpts from Up Above the World, Let it Come Down and The Spider's House. The novella Too Far From Home is complete. Also includes are twelve stories, poems, travel essays, excerpts from his autobiography, letters and jounrals. 692 pages.

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[Island Food] Moore, Laura and Deborah Skinner.
Simply Whidbey. A Collection of regional recipes from Whidbey Island, Washington.
A Near Fine copy in illustrated paperback binding as issued. This 226 page book collects a treasure trove of local island recipes to suit every pallet.

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[Custer's Last Stand] Taylor, William O.
With Custer on the Little Bighorn. A Newly Discovered First-Person Account by William O. Taylor. Foreword by Greg Martin.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine dust jacket. On June 25, 1876, as General George Armstrong Custer and his soldiers fell to Sioux warriors, Taylor, a private in Troop A of the 7th Cavalry who had just ridden into battle with Major Marcus Reno, was bunkered down, under siege, in a valley below the Little Bighorn. Three days later, he helped bury Custer's troops. Discharged for reasons of health in 1877, Taylor became a lifelong student of his first and only battle. Six years before he died, he completed this previously unpublished memoir/history, which was purchased by editor Martin in 1995. The text integrates Taylor's personal memories with extensive borrowings from existing published sources. The narrative offers vivid and original firsthand accounts of both the confused retreat of Reno's battalion across the Little Bighorn River and the grisly process of identifying and interring the already decomposing corpses on the site of the Last Stand.

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[Custer's Last Stand] Genovese, Vincent J.
Billy Heath. The Man who Survived Custer's Last Stand.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine dust jacket. For more than one hundred twenty-five years virtually every history book in print has contended that no white man survived the Battle of the Little Bighorn, where Custer made his famous "last stand." The author provides compelling proof that at least one member of the Seventh Cavalry, a man named William Heath, did indeed escape. In this analysis of previously neglected historical documents, Vincent J. Genovese provides verifiable evidence that dispels the long-held myth that none of Custer's soldiers survived the massacre that took place in Montana on June 25, 1876. What makes Genovese's contribution to the history of this famous event so interesting are public records that he here introduces, which show indisputably that William Heath lived on for fourteen more years after the Battle of the Little Bighorn.

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Stegner, Wallace.
One Way to Spell Man: Essays with a Western Bias.
a Fine copy in a Very Good plus unclipped dust jacket with edge wear to spine. In these 16 essays, the award-winning Stegner addresses a wide variety of subject focused on the West and writers of the West. He examines the mechanics of fiction writing, discusses the over use of four letter words, addresses the concept of regional culture and Canadian identity, and provides a personal consideration of three prominent western novels: The Virginian, The Ox-Bow Incident and The Big Sky.

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[Little Bighorn Battle] Scott, Douglas D., P. Willey, and Melissa A Connor .
They Died with Custer. Soldiers' Bones from the Battle of the Little Bighorn.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine dust jacket. Dead men tell no tales, and the soldiers who rode and died with George Armstrong Custer at the Battle of the Little Bighorn have been silent statistics for more than a hundred years. By blending historical sources, archaeological evidence, and painstaking analysis of the skeletal remains, the authors reconstruct biographies of many of the individual soldiers, identifying age, height, possible race, state of health, and the specific way each died. They also link reactions to the battle over the years to shifts in American views regarding the appropriate treatment of the dead.

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Bukowski, Charles.
Storm for the Living and the Dead: Uncollected and Unpublished Poems. Edited by Abel Debritto.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. In Storm for the Living and the Dead, Abel Debritto has curated a collection of rare and never- before-seen material—poems from obscure, hard-to-find magazines, as well as from libraries and private collections all over the country. This collection captures the essence of Bukowski’s inimitable poetic style—tough and hilarious but ringing with humanity.

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Twain, Mark.
The Outrageous Mark Twain: some lesser-known but extraordinary works, with "Reflections on religion."
A Fine tight copy in a Fine price-clipped dust jacket. This essay collection that takes an unusual look at the darker, irreverent, obstreperous, and sometimes even shocking side of Mark Twain. Some of the essays include" "Science of Onanism," "Is Shakespeare Dead?" "Christian Science," and "Reflections on Religion."

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Faulkner, William.
Uncollected Stories. Edited by Joseph Blottner.
A Fine copy in a Near Fine unclipped dust jacket, with a small closed edge tear to the rear panel. This collection of forty-five stories is comprised of short works that were not included in Faulkner's Collected Short Stories published in 1950 for a number of reason including the fact that twenty of them had been incorporated into future novels after their initial magazine publication. Twelve of the stories, though published in magazines, were never collected in book form and thirteen have never been published preciously.

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Rilke, Rainer Maria.
Diaries of a Young Poet. Translated by Edward Snow and Michael Winkler.
A Near Fine copy with previous owner name on flyleaf in a Fine, unclipped dust jacket. This volume contains Rilke's three diaries: The Florence Diary 1898; The Schmargendorf Diary 1898-1900; The Worpswede Diary 1900. These diaries were written during Rilke's most crucial period as an artist and are copiously annotated by the translators.

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[Nautical History] Wing, Robert C. with Gordon Newell.
Peter Puget. Lieutenant on the Vancouver Expedition, fighting British naval officer, the man for whom Puget Sound was named.
A Fine copy in a Near Fine price clipped dust jacket with some crinkling to the laminate in the rear panel. The book is an essential reference for readers interested in seafaring novels about the Royal Navy during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. It is the biography of Rear Admiral Peter Puget, covering his entire naval career from the time he was a midshipman (starting at the age of 12 in 1778) serving in the West Indies during the American Revolution, to his final assignment as Naval Commissioner in India, with details of his final days in England, and some details on his children. A large segment of the book deals with Puget's service as second lieutenant aboard His Majesty's sloop Discovery under the command of George Vancouver during that ship's voyage to the northwest coast of North America (1791-1795). It provides valuable insight into that voyage and the personality of Captain George Vancouver (Vancouver had served with Captain James Cook on both his second and third voyages). Lieutenant Puget was promoted to lieutenant at the age of 25 . The voyage of the Discovery started out soon after the mutiny aboard the H.M.S. Bounty, with the result that a consort, the armed tender Chatham under the command of Lieutenant William Robert Broughton, was sent to accompany the Discovery. George Vancouver and William Bligh had served together on Captain Cook's third voyage, Bligh being the sailing master. There is no doubt that the mutiny on the Bounty influenced Vancouver's attitudes towards his officers and men.

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[Pacific Northwest Maps] Hayes, Derek.
Historical Atlas of the Pacific Northwest: Maps of Exploration and Discovery British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Yukon
A Fine copy in a Near Fine bright, unclipped dust jacket. This volume provides a visual journey through four centuries of exploration and discovery beginning with the 16th Century Spanish and English explorers. Included are accounts and the cartographic contributions of Sir Francis Drake, Vitus Bering, James Cook, Alexander Mackenzie, George Vancouver, Lewis & Clark and dozens of other important travelers. Includes 325 map reproductions.

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[Mountaineering] Wickwire, Jim and Dorothy Bullitt.
Addicted to Danger: A Memoir About Affirming Life in the Face of Death.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright unclipped dust jacket. Jim Wickwire is considered "one of America's most extraordinary and accomplished high-altitude mountaineers". He was one of the first two Americans to reach the summit of the 28,250 foot K2 and completed the first alpine-style ascent of Alaska's Mt. McKinley. On his various climbs, Wickwire has broken bones, witnessed the deaths of fellow climbers and experienced a personal threat to his faith in himself and hope for the future. This is a compelling memoir of adventure and self-assessment. This copy is signed by Wickwire.

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[Paris in the 1920s] Ford, Hugh.
Published in Paris. American and British Writers, Printers, and Publishers in Paris, 1920-1939,
A Fine copy in a Fine ubclipped dust jacket with a touch of sunning to the rear panel. This is the most complete history of the publishing and literary world of Paris in the period between the two wars. Here are the stories behind the early published works of Hemingway, Stein, Miller, Nin, Hart Crane, Sylvia Beach, Nancy Cunard, James Joyce and many other important literary figures who found their voice and first audience in Paris.

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[Paris History] McCullough, David.
The Great Journey. Americans in Paris..
A Fine copy in a Fine dust. David McCullough tells the story of the generations of American artists, writers, and doctors who traveled between 1830 and 1900,to Paris, the intellectual, scientific, and artistic capital of the western world, fell in love with the city and its people, and changed America through what they learned. Elizabeth Blackwell, the first female doctor in America, was one of this intrepid band. Another was Charles Sumner, whose encounters with black students at the Sorbonne inspired him to become the most powerful voice for abolition in the US Senate. Friends James Fenimore Cooper and Samuel F. B. Morse worked unrelentingly every day in Paris, Morse not only painting what would be his masterpiece, but also bringing home his momentous idea for the telegraph. Harriet Beecher Stowe traveled to Paris to escape the controversy generated by her book, Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Three of the greatest American artists ever—sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens, painters Mary Cassatt and John Singer Sargent—flourished in Paris, inspired by French masters.

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[American Fur Trade] Dolin, Eric Jay.
Fur, Fortune, and Empire. The Epic History of the Fur Trade in America.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine dust jacket. In Fur, Fortune, and Empire, author Eric Jay Dolin chronicles the rise and fall of the fur trade of old, when the rallying cry was "get the furs while they last." Beavers, sea otters, and buffalos were slaughtered, used for their precious pelts that were tailored into extravagant hats, coats, and sleigh blankets. To read Fur, Fortune, and Empire then is to understand how North America was explored, exploited, and settled, while its native Indians were alternately enriched and exploited by the trade. As Dolin demonstrates, fur, both an economic elixir and an agent of destruction, became inextricably linked to many key events in American history, including the French and Indian War, the American Revolution, and the War of 1812, as well as to the relentless pull of Manifest Destiny and the opening of the West.

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[Western Exploration] Jones, Landon Y.
William Clark and the Shaping of the West.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine dust jacket. Between 1803 and 1806, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark co-captained the most famous expedition in American history. But while Lewis ended his life just three years later, Clark, as the highest-ranking Federal official in the West, spent three decades overseeing its consequences: Indian removal and the destruction of Native America. In a rare combination of storytelling and scholarship, best-selling author Landon Y. Jones presents for the first time Clark's remarkable life and influential career in their full complexity. Clark's life was spent fighting in America's fifty-year running war with the Indians (and their European allies) over the Western borderlands. The struggle began with his famed brother George Roger's western campaigns during the American Revolution, continued through the vicious battles of the War of 1812, and ended with the Black Hawk War in the 1830s. In vividly depicting Clark's life, Jones memorably captures not only the dark and bloody ground of America's early West, but also the qualities of character and courage that made him an unequalled leader in America's grander enterprise: the shaping of the West.

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[Blues Biography] Gray, Michael.
Hand Me My Travelin' Shoes. In Search of Blind Willie McTell.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine dust jacket. this odyssey to rural Georgia peels back the many layers of Blind Willie McTell’s compelling, occasionally shocking, but ultimately uplifting story. Portraying him as one of the most gifted artists of his generation, this account uncovers the secrets of McTell’s ancestry, the hardships he suffered—including being blind from birth—and the successes he enjoyed. Traveling throughout the South and beyond, this personal and moving journey unearths a lost world of black music, exploring why he drifted in and out of the public eye, how he was “rediscovered” time and again through chance meetings, and why, until now, so little has been written about the life of this extraordinary man. Part biography, part travelogue, part social history, this atmospheric, unforgettable tale connects the subject’s life to the tumultuous sweep of history, exploding every stereotype about blues musicians and revealing a vulnerable milieu of poverty and discrimination, demonstrating that little may have changed in the Deep South, even today.

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[Television Source] Bushnell, Candace.
Sex and the City.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. Sex and the City is a fantastic and sometimes terrifying foray into the hearts, minds, and mating habits of modern-day New Yorkers. Traveling in packs from lavish parties to high-end clubs, Bushnell’s vividly candid characters live out the never-ending search for the perfect relationship. Bushnell’s firsthand commentary on the behavior of the rich and famous is by turns witty and shocking, and always boldly true. In these pages you will meet “Carrie,” the young writer looking for love in all the wrong places; “Samantha Jones,” the successful proto-cougar who approaches sex just like a man; and “Mr. Big,” the captain of industry who jumps from one bed to the next. Equal parts soap opera, gossip page, sociological study, and dating manual, Sex and the City, Candace Bushnell’s former New York Observer column, has attracted a cult following and been adapted into two major motion pictures and one of the most popular TV series of our time. This is the groundbreaking work that both decoded and shaped a culture and a generation.

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[Essays] Snyder, Gary.
Back on the Fire: Essays.
A Fine copy in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. tTis collection of essays by Gary Snyder blazes with insight. In his most autobiographical writing to date, these essays employ fire as a metaphor for the crucial moment when deeply held viewpoints yield to new experiences, and our spirits and minds broaden and mature. Snyder here writes and riffs on a wide range of topics, from explorations of southwestern European Paleolithic cave art to his own personal poetic history with haiku; from reminiscences of youthful West Coast logging and trail crew days to talks given in Paris and Tokyo on art and archetypes. He honors poets of his generation, like Philip Whalen and Allen Ginsberg, and meditates on art, labor, and the making of families, houses, and homesteads. This is not a collection of essays, but a cohesive presentation of Snyder's life and work expressed in his characteristically straightforward prose.

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[Washington State History] Hitchman, Robert.
Place Names of Washington: A Guide to Travelers and Armchair Adventurers.
A Fine copy in a Very Good plus unclipped dust jacket with light edge wear to the extremities. This comprehensive volume of Washington State place names contains almost 7000 entries providing informative and sometimes humorous histories of the naming process of the various locales in the state including townships, rivers . There is much information here that has not been documented in other such volumes making this the single most comprehensive name dictionary for the state.

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[Paris in the 1920s] Fitch, Noel Riley.
Sylvia Beach and the Lost Generation. A History of Literary Paris in the Twenties & Thirties.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. Fitch has created a literary chronicle of the most creative decades of the twentieth century as seen through the life and literary engagements of bookshop owner Sylvia Beach. In 1917, Sylvia Beach walked into a Paris bookshop, where she met Adrienne Monnier, the woman who would become her life companion. In 1919, Beach opened her own English-language bookshop and lending library, Shakespeare and Company, which would become the cynosure of an entire literary movement. Literary expatriates were drawn to her shop, but her most celebrated literary efforts are those she made on behalf of her literary idol, James Joyce, undertaking the publication of Ulysses. Noel Riley Fitch uses Beach as the focal point for a fascinating portrait of an artistic community filled with anecdote after anecdote. From the intellectual salons at Natalie Barney's residence--of which "William Carlos Williams would recall only the lesbian women dancing together"--to the seemingly constant presence of Ezra Pound, Fitch's account solidifies the importance of the time and place he so vividly re-creates.

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Swan, James.
The Northwest Coast. With an Introduction By W.A. Katz.
A Very Good plus tight copy in green cloth boards with light soiling to front board without dust jacket as issued. This copy is one of 1006 published copies but is not signed or numbered by the publisher Glen Adams. In 1852, James Swan settled for the first time in Washington, on the shore of Willapa Bay, then known as Shoalwater Bay. Swan lived on Shoalwater Bay until 1855. In 1857 he described the Bay and his experiences there in The Northwest Coast, Or, Three Years' Residence in Washington Territory, one of the earliest books about life in Washington. Swan learned the Chinook Jargon, a trade language that Northwest Coast Indians used to communicate between tribes and with non-Indians, as well as the Chehalis language the local Indians spoke among themselves. He spent long winter evenings conversing with the Indians and learning their history, legends, and way of life. The Northwest Coast includes detailed descriptions of Indian homes, crafts, hunting and fishing tools and techniques, religious ceremonies, songs, games, vocabularies of the Jargon and Chehalis languages, along with illustrations by Swan, who was an accomplished artist. The book also describes Swan's travels, often with Indian friends, around the Bay and its tributary rivers, to Chinook and Astoria on the Columbia River, and up the Pacific coast to Grays Harbor and the Quinault River. From Historylink.

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[Zen Archery] Herrigel, Eugen.
Zen in the Art of Archery with an Introduction by D.T. Suzuki.
A Near Fine copy with previous owner name to the flyleaf in a Very Good unclipped dust jacket with edge wear and a closed tear to the spine fold. The book sets forth theories about motor learning and control that provide lessons for learning any sport or physical activity. A central concept in the book is that through years of practice, a physical activity becomes effortless both mentally and physically, as if the body executes complex and difficult movements without conscious control from the mind.

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[Poetry] Harlow, Mark.
Random Notes of a Messenger. Illustrations by Cyd Clark Harlow,
A Fine copy in blue cloth over boards binding. This #13 of only 20 copies issued. The eight poems in volume are accompanied by eight woodblock illustrations.

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[Cookery] Cooper, Artemis.
Writing at the Kitchen Table: The Authorized Biography of Elizabeth David.
A Near Fine copy with a remain on the bottom edge in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. Elizabeth David is recognized as one of the most influential food writers of the twentieth century and in this biography, Cooper reveals the powerful tensions between her private world and the image of a successful woman.

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[Rivers of America Series] Fisher, Anne B.
The Salinas: Upside Down River. Illustrated by W. K. Fisher.
A Fine copy in a Very Good unclipped dust jacket with sunning to the spine and a small chip to the fold.. The Salinas River is the Central Coast's largest river and has the fourth* largest watershed in California, flowing 170 miles from the mountains in southern San Luis Obispo County northward to Monterey Bay. Most rivers in California flow west or south. Because it flows northward and has one of the largest subsurface flows in the nation, the Salinas River is called "the Upside Down River." The Salinas River is an integral part of numerous novels written by John Steinbeck. The Salinas, Upside Down River, (Rivers of America). The Salinas was originally named Rio Monte Rey (the Mountain King River) in 1776 by Juan Bautista de Anza and later renamed the Salinas River.

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[Rivers of America Series] Streeter, Floyd Benjamin.
The Kaw: The Heart of a Nation. Illustrated by Isabel Bate and Harold Black.
A Fine copy in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. This is the story of the Kansas River commonly called the Kaw, and follows the usual pattern of the early history, explorations, settlers, political strife, and then diverges into the two factors that made the state, cattle and wheat. The cattle trails, the cow towns, the coming of the farmers, and the background of wheat culture that made the empire of wheat and brought about the agricultural revolt that was reflected in state and national politics. The dust storms, and the steps taken to save the land. There is a brief chapter on Kansas literary figures and the outstanding Kansas men and women, past and present, are briefly highlighted together with anecdotal material.

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[Rivers of America Series] Wildes, Harry Emerson.
The Delaware. Illustrated by Irwin D. Hoffman.
A Fine copy in a Near Fine unclipped dust jacket with light wear to the spine edges. This volume in the Rivers series tells the story of the Dutch, Swedish and English explorers that sailed up the Delaware and claimed new land for their respective countries.The American Revolution resounded throughout the region and peace brought the era of Industrial Revolution along with a cast of colorful characters.

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[Rivers of America Series] Dunn, James Taylor.
The St. Croix: Midwest Border River.
A Near Fine copy with light toning to the boards in a Very Good plus price-clipped dust jacket with light edge wear. This volume in the series chronicles the story of both the "wild river" from its source at Solon Springs, Wisconsin, to Taylors Falls, Minnesota, and the more placid lower river to its confluence with the Mississippi at Prescott, Wisconsin.

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[Rivers of America Series] Canby, Henry Seidel.
The Brandywine. Illustrated by Andrew Wyeth.
A Fine copy with a bookplate on the flyleaf in a Near Fine unclipped dust jacket with a touch of edge wear. The Brandywine is a little river of big events. New Sweden was founded at its mouth in the seventeenth century; William Penn's Quakers settled on its banks; and the chemical company, the Dupont Corporation, began in its narrow gorges.

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[American Trails Series] Cushman, Dan.
The Great North Trail: America's Route of the Ages.
A Fine tight copy in a Near Fine unclipped dust jacket with light edge wear to the spine; no names or markings to the book or text. Author Cushman documents the development of the North American continent through the Great North route of migration between the Stanovoi Highlands of Siberia, across the land bridge to Alaska and then southward along the Rockies, Mexico and South America.

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