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(Arctic Exploration) Lopez, Barry.
Arctic Dreams: Imagination and Desire in a Northern Landscape.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine, bright unclipped dust jacket. In this award-winning classic, Barry Lopez explores the ways the human imagination engages with a landscape at once barren and beautiful, perilous and alluring, austere yet teeming with vibrant life, and shot through with human history. The Arctic has for centuries been a destination for the most ambitious explorers—a place of dreams, fears, and awe-inspiring spectacle. Based on Lopez’s years spent traveling the Arctic regions in the company of Eskimo hunting parties and scientific expeditions alike, Arctic Dreams investigates the unique terrain of the human mind, thrown into relief against the vastness of the tundra and the frozen ocean. Eye-opening and profoundly moving, it is a magnificent appreciation of how wilderness challenges and inspires us.

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(Boer War) Davitt, Michael.
The Boer Fight for Freedom: From the Beginning of Hostilities to the Peace of Pretoria.
A Very Good copy with gold and multi color stamping to the front board and spine without dust jacket; a bright, tight copy with foldout map. The two Boer Wars (1880-1902) pitched British colonial forces against the Dutch Boer settlers in the region of Africa today known as South Africa. The conflict concerned the discovery of gold in the region which threatened to destabilize British control with Germany stalking in the wings; conditions were worsened with Dutch abusive treatment of immigrant gold miners. The British stepped in to regain control and the ensuing warfare took the lives of over 40,000 men, women and children.

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(Brassai) Warehime, Marja.
Brassai: Images of Culture and the Surrealist Observer.
A Fine copy in a Fine bright unclipped dust jacket. The author analyzes Brassai's contradictory position as an artist between his documentary realism and his interest in Surrealism in France in the 1930s by focusing on his photographs but also including his literary, aesthetic and autobiographical writings.

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(Civil War) National Historical Society, edited by William C. Davis.
The Image of War 1861-1865 in Six Volumes.
Fine copies in Near Fine dust jackets with some light edge wear to several volumes. This comprehensive pictorial history of the Civil War, features thousands of photographs, many of them published here for the first time. Each volume includes a historical essay that puts the volume's images into a historic perspective. The six volumes include: Shadows of the Storm, The Guns of '62, The Embattled Confederacy, Fighting for Time, The South Besieged, and The End of an Era. Extra postage required for this set of 6 volumes.

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(Vietnam War) Coleman, J. D.
Incursion: From America's Chokehold on the NVA Lifelines to the Sacking of the Cambodian Sanctuaries.
A Fine tight unread copy in a Fine bright unclipped dust jacket. J.D. Coleman has written an in-depth account of one of the most controversial and mis-represented military operations of the Vietnam War, the Cambodian incursion. Coleman documents the American strategy, exposes the myths that surround the campaign, and examines the rationale President Nixon gave for sending troops into Cambodia.

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Dinesen, Isak.
Letters from Africa, 1914-1931.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright unclipped dust jacket. This collection of Dinesen's letters, primarily written to members of her family, cover the 17 years she spent on her coffee plantation in Kenya. While her famous memoir of her African experience--Out of Africa--was written ten years after she left Africa and spoke specifically to the African experience, these letters address the daily immediacy of that period in her life; they also address more specifically the one person she did not mention--the young, inexperienced Isak Dinesen.

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Kruckeberg, Arthur R.
The Natural History of Puget Sound Country.
A Fine copy in a Fine dj. Bounded on the east by the crest of the Cascade Range and on the west by the lofty east flank of the Olympic Mountains, Puget Sound terrain includes every imaginable topographic variety. The book begins with a discussion of how the ice ages and vulcanism shaped the land and then examines the natural attributes of the region and both positive and negative aspects of the human impact. With some 400 b&w photographs and line drawings.

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Kruckeberg, Arthur R.
The Natural History of Puget Sound Country.
A Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. Bounded on the east by the crest of the Cascade Range and on the west by the lofty east flank of the Olympic Mountains, Puget Sound terrain includes every imaginable topographic variety. The book begins with a discussion of how the ice ages and vulcanism shaped the land and then examines the natural attributes of the region and both positive and negative aspects of the human impact. With some 400 b&w photographs and line drawings.

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Northwest Native Americans] Ruby, Robert H. and John A. Brown.
The Cayuse Indians: Imperial Tribesmen of Old Oregon.
A Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dust jacket with light edge wear. In this book, Robert H. Ruby and John A. Brown tell the story of the Cayuse people, from their early years through the nineteenth century, when the tribe was forced to move to a reservation. First published in 1972, this expanded edition is published in 2005 in commemoration of the sesquicentennial of the treaty between the Cayuse, Umatilla, and Walla Walla Confederated Tribes and the U.S. government on June 9, 1855, as well as the bicentennial of Lewis and Clark’s visit to the tribal homeland in 1805 and 1806.

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O'Brian, Patrick.
Men-of-War. Life in Nelson's Navy.
First US Printing. A Fine tight copy of the hardcover edition in a Near Fine, bright unclipped dust jacket. This fully illustrated book provides a rich overview of the historical background to O'Brian's Aubrey/Maturin series, including in-depth descriptions of the various ships, the guns, the sailors, and life at sea.

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Root, Waverley; Abt, Samuel (editor).
The Paris Edition: The Autobiography of Waverley Root 1927-1934.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright dust jacket. Advance Review Copy with publisher's original promotional release laid in. This is the previously unpublished memoirs of Waverly Root who was a reporter, editor, and food writer who worked for the Paris Edition of the Chicago Tribune from the late 20s and the early 30s. Root writes of Lindbergh's landing in Paris, the expatriate community of Montparnasse with such figures as Hemingway, Henry Miller, Gertrude Stein, Elliot Paul, as well as the events and places of the day that he saw through his work as a writer with The Daily Miracle: The Paris Edition.

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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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[Alaska History] Ballou, Martin M.
The New Eldorado: A Summer Journey to Alaska.
A Very Good plus copy with a small moisture spot to the front cover in brown cloth binding with gilt lettering and black ink illustration. The flyleaf is clipped on one corner. In the late 1800s, the author traveled from Massachusetts to Alaska just in time to catch the Gold Rush. This is his account of his travels and adventures with commentary on the native inhabitants, the Alaska culture and the prospectors who came in search of wealth and those who came looking for an escape.

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[Alaskana] Jordan, David Starr.
The Fur Seals and Fur-Seal Islands (Pribilof Islands) of the North Pacific Ocean. Two Volumes.
Both volumes are in Very Good plus condition bound in blue cloth. Northern fur seals have been a staple food of native northeast Asian and Alaskan Inuit peoples for thousands of years. The arrival of Europeans to Kamchatka and Alaska in the 17th and 18th centuries, first from Russia and later from North America, was followed by a highly extractive commercial fur trade. The commercial fur trade was accelerated in 1786, when Gavriil Pribylov discovered St. George Island, a key rookery of the seals. An estimated 2.5 million seals were killed from 1786 to 1867. This trade led to a decline in fur seal numbers. Restrictions were first placed on fur seal harvest on the Pribilof Islands by the Russians in 1834. Shortly after the United States purchased Alaska from Russia in 1867, the U.S. Treasury was authorized to lease sealing privileges on the Pribilofs, which were granted somewhat liberally to the Alaska Commercial Company. From 1870 to 1909, pelagic sealing proceeded to take a significant toll on the fur seal population, such that the Pribilof population, historically numbering on the order of millions of individuals, reached a low of 216,000 animals in 1912. Part One concerns: The History, Condition, and Needs of the Herd of Fur Seals Resorting to the Pribilof Islands; Part Two addresses: Observations on the Fur Seals of the Pribilof Islands 1872-1897 as extracted from the log of St. Paul Island, and as recorded in the daily journal of the commission of 1896 and 1897. Both volumes 606 pages. Numerous photographs and illustrations. Fully indexed.

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[Alaskana] Stuck, Hudson.
Voyages on the Yukon and Its Tributaries: A Narrative of Summer Travel in the Interior of Alaska.
A Near Fine tight copy with a touch of edge wear to the spine. Blue cloth binding with gold stamped lettering on front board and spine. 397 pages with 48 plates, with two folding maps; the rear map has been repaired. Stuck was born in London, England in 1863 and died in 1920. He was an American missionary and explorer, who emigrated to the United States in 1885, graduated from the University of the South (1892), and was dean (18941904) of the Episcopal cathedral at Dallas, Texas. In 1905 he became archdeacon of the Yukon and spent the remainder of his life in Alaska. With three companions he accomplished the first ascent (1913) of Mt. McKinley, and he traveled extensively in Alaska writing comprehensive accounts of his explorations.

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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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[American History] De Tocqueville, Alexis.
Democracy in America. The Henry Reeve Text as Revised By Francis Bowen.
Two Volume set in slipcase. Both volumes are Fine in Fine unclipped dust jackets in a Near Fine slipcase. First published in Paris in 1835 and reprinted many times in the 19th Century, but long out of print in this country until this edition. In this book, Tocqueville examines the democratic revolution that he believed had been occurring over the previous seven hundred years. In 1831, Alexis de Tocqueville and Gustave de Beaumont were sent by the French government to study the American prison system. They arrived in New York City in May of that year and spent nine months traveling the United States, studying the prisons, and collecting information on American society, including its religious, political, and economic character. "Democracy in America" has long been considered "one of the seminal sociological works of the 19th Century." Harold Laski writes in his foreward that it is "perhaps the greatest work ever written on one country by the citizen of another."

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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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[Art Deco] Kery, Patricia Frantz.
Art Deco Graphics.
A Fine copy in Fine dust jacket. Here is the first full-scale study of the dynamic graphic design created in the three decades before World War II, when economic and political upheaval mixed with a wild pursuit of gaiety, luxury, modernism, and elegance to produce a style that came to be known as Art Deco. Art Deco style grew in several distinct directions out of an extraordinarily rich cultural melting pot. Breaking sharply with its predecessor, Art Nouveau, Art Deco assimilated the ideas of the vibrant avant-garde art movements such as Cubism, Constructivism, and Futurism; the early modernist applied-arts groups like the Vienna Secession and Bauhaus; and the leading fashion designersóPaul Poiret, Coco Chanel, and others. A flavor of Orientalism from Diaghilev's sensational Ballets Russes; the influences of American jazz, primitive art, and Egyptian culture; and the new world of machines all contributed to the development of a design style that radically changed the way visual communication is perceived in most of the world. By the time the great Paris Exposition des Arts DÈcoratifs et Industriels Modernes opened in 1925, the masters of modern artóPicasso, LÈger, Kandinsky, and othersóhad transformed the graphic arts. Their visual tacticsóabstractions, multidirectional views, distortion, extreme contrasts, and striking color juxtapositionsówere put to use by a rising generation of brilliant graphic designers such as Cassandre, Jean Carlu, Herbert Bayer, and E.McKnight-Kauffer to create superb graphics for both commerce and social purposes. With chapters on posters, magazines, commercial design, books, and fashion and costume, Art Deco Graphics is both a sourcebook and an inspiration for designers, illustrators, art directors, photographers, scholars, collectors, and anyone interested in the graphic style of one of the most exciting periods in history. 476 illustrations, 248 in color.

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[Author Profile] Gerstenberger, Donna.
Richard Hugo (Western Writers Series, No. 59).
A Fine unread copy in illustrated paper wraps. This 47 paage monograph on the renown Northwest poet provides a biographical and critical overview of his life and work..

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[British Naval History] King, Dean with John B. Hattendorf, editors.
Every Man Will Do His Duty: An Anthology of Firsthand Accounts from the Age of Nelson, 1793-1815.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright unclipped dust jacket. This collection of first hand reports features the voices of officers and seamen who fought and lived at sea during the French Revolutionary War (1993-1802), the Napoleonic War (1803-1815) and the War of 1812 (1812-1815). These true life stories inspired the fictional works of such popular writers as Patrick O'Brian, C.S. Forester and Alexander Kent.

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[Civil War Memoir] Sheridan, Philip H.
Personal Memoirs of P. H. Sheridan.
A Fine bright and tight set in full sheep leather bindings with green and red spine labels fresh mylar protective jackets. Very uncommon in the leather binding. The gilt lettering is bright. Philip Sheridan was a Union general in the Civil War and his career was noted for his rapid rise to major general and his close association with Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant. Grant transferred Sheridan from command of an infantry division in the Western Theater to lead the Cavalry Corps of the Army of the Potomac in the East. In 1864, he defeated Confederate forces in the Shenandoah Valley and his destruction of the economic infrastructure of the Valley, called "The Burning" by residents, was one of the first uses of scorched earth tactics in the war. In 1865, his cavalry pursued Gen. Robert E. Lee and was instrumental in forcing his surrender at Appomattox. Sheridan prosecuted the later years of the Indian Wars of the Great Plains. Both as a soldier and private citizen, he was instrumental in the development and protection of Yellowstone National Park. The general suffered a series of massive heart attacks two months after sending these memoirs to the publisher.

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[Civil War Memoir] Sheridan, Philip H.
Personal Memoirs of P. H. Sheridan.
A Fine bright and tight set in fresh mylar protective jackets. The gilt lettering and cover decorations are bright. Philip Sheridan was a Union general in the Civil War and his career was noted for his rapid rise to major general and his close association with Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant. Grant transferred Sheridan from command of an infantry division in the Western Theater to lead the Cavalry Corps of the Army of the Potomac in the East. In 1864, he defeated Confederate forces in the Shenandoah Valley and his destruction of the economic infrastructure of the Valley, called "The Burning" by residents, was one of the first uses of scorched earth tactics in the war. In 1865, his cavalry pursued Gen. Robert E. Lee and was instrumental in forcing his surrender at Appomattox. Sheridan prosecuted the later years of the Indian Wars of the Great Plains. Both as a soldier and private citizen, he was instrumental in the development and protection of Yellowstone National Park. The general suffered a series of massive heart attacks two months after sending these memoirs to the publisher.

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[Custer, George] Kinsley, D.A.
Favor the Bold. Custer: The Civil War Years & Custer: The Indian Fighter. 2 volumes complete.
Near Fine copies in Near Fineunclipped dust jackets with light edge wear. Volume One is an action-full, dramatic and essentially admiring volume following the career of Custer, a romantic, chivalrous, determined pursuer of glory, from his application to West Point in 1856 at age 16 through the Civil War. Volume Two describes Custer's activities with the postwar army in Texas, campaigns in the Midwest for President Andrew Johnson's reconstruction policies, and Indian fighting on the frontier until his death at Little Big Horn.

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[Drug Literature] Farrere, Claude.
Black Opium.
A Very Good plus copy of this paperback original with one creased corner and a touch of rubbing to the extremities. The 17 tales in this collection delineate six periods in the history and use of opium and are said to bear comparison to James Joyces's "Dubliners." . Originally published in French in 1911, this edition is a facsimile of the first English translation by George Putnam published in 1929. This edition features Illustrations by Alexander King for that original English translation.

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[George Custer] Gray, John S.
Custer's Last Campaign. Mitch Boyer and the Little Big Horn Reconstructed. Foreword by Robert M. Utley.li.
A Fine tight unread copy in a Fine dust jacket. The author has applied rigorous analysis as no previous historian has done to these oft-analyzed events. His detailed time-motion study of the movements of the various participants frankly boggles the mind of this reviewer. No one will be able to write of this battle again without reckoning with Gray"-Thomas W. Dunlay, Journal of American History "Gray challenges many time~honored beliefs about the battle. Perhaps most significantly, he brings in as much as possible the testimony of the Indian witnesses, especially that of the young scout Curley, which generations of historians have dismissed for contradictions that Gray convincingly demonstrates were caused not by Curley but by the assumptions made by his questioners.

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[Industrial Design] Wilson, Richard G.; Pilgrim, Dianne H.; Tashjian, Dickran.
The Machine Age in America, 1918-1941.
A Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. This large-format book is published in conjunction with a current exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum. Far more than just a catalog, the book studies in depth the reciprocal influences of American technology and art. In this context, several chapters discuss subjects such as industrial machines, landscapes, transportation, and architecture. Attention is given to designers such as Loewy and Bel Geddes who considered industrial design as a new art form. The machine age was also an inspiration for both abstract and realistic artists. Liberally illustrated, with photographs and reproductions on almost every page.

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[Klondike Gold Rush] Bronson, William; Reinhardt, Richard.
The Last Grand Adventure. The Story of the Klondike Gold Rush & the Opening of Alaska.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine, unclipped dust jacket. Alaska! The Yukon! The Klondike! This volume documents the whole glorious story of the great gold hunt in the last decade of the 19th century, with more than 500 rare photographs. Authors Bronson and Reinhardt document the complete story of the monumental gold discovery in Alaska beginning with the gold-laden schooner Excelsior in San Francisco the summer of 1897 to the wind down of the stampede in 1899. Fully illustrated with more than 500 black and white photographs of the era.

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[Lewis & Clark Expedition] Gass, Patrick.
The Journals of Patrick Gass: Member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Edited and Annotated by Carol Lynn MacGregor.
A Near Fine copy with a touch of soiling to the foredge in a Fine dust jacket. Sergeant Patrick Gass was one of the few members of the Lewis and Clark expedition to keep a continuous log of the entire epic journey. His simple and direct wrIting style, along with his emphasis on the daily activities of the trip, made Gass's journal more accessible to the general reader than other firsthand accounts and revealed the optimistic spirit of the expedition. In this new edition, Carol MacGregor's thorough annotation of the journal and the inclusion of Gass's recently discovered personal account ledger lend new insight into the life and work of PatrIck Gass. The Journals of Patrick Gass represents a significant contribution to the study of the Lewis and Clark expedition, essential for everyone interested in the history of Western expansion.

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[Literary Criticism] Geismar, Maxwell.
Rebels and Ancestors. 1890-1915: An Age of Intellectual Liberation reflected in the American Novel.
A Near Fine copy in a Very Good dust jacket with some edgewear to spine and shallow chipping to edges. A "Complimentary Copy" slip from the publisher tipped in on the front paste down. In this critical study of Frank Norris, Stephen Crane, Jack London, Ellen Glasgow and Thoedore Dreiser, Maxwell Geismar covers the years of ferment between 1890 and 1915, a period of changing trends and attitudes and of intellectual liberation as illustrated in the works and lives of these five authors. These are solid and definitive studies of significant writers and of the shifting facets if their temperaments, the central themes of their work and the conflicts of the environment..

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[Literary Criticism] Geismar, Maxwell.
Rebels and Ancestors: A Critical Study.
A Fine tight copy in a Very Good Plus, price clipped dust jacket with some age darkening to spine. In this critical study of Frank Norris, Stephen Crane, Jack London, Ellen Glasgow and Thoedore Dreiser, Maxwell Geismar covers the years of ferment between 1890 and 1915, a period of changing trends and attitudes and of intellectual liberation as illustrated in the works and lives of these five authors. These are solid and definitive studies of significant writers and of the shifting facets if their temperaments, the central themes of their work and the conflicts of the environment..

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[Modern Art] Greenough, Sarah et al.
Modern Art and America: Alfred Stieglitz and His New York Galleries.
A Fine unread copy in a Fine bright dust jacket. Greenough, curator of photographs at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, arranged the exhibit there that focused on the role of photographer Alfred Stieglitz as a promoter of modern art in the United States. This book complements the exhibit, featuring essays by Greenough and other scholars on the New York galleries that Stieglitz operated as showcases for modern painting, sculpture, and photography during the first three decades of the 20th century. Greenough's book is successful in explaining the importance of the galleries, which made European art available to Americans while also revealing the talents of modern American painters, photographers, and sculptors. Most of the essays focus on the artists who exhibited in Stieglitz's galleries, e.g., Picasso, O'Keeffe, Matisse, and Strand. The research and documentation in this volume are exemplary, and the high-quality photographic reproductions are well chosen.

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[Northwest Exploration] Wood, Robert L.
Men, Mules & Mountains: Lt. O'Neil's Olympic Expeditions.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright unclipped dust jacket . This is the story of Lieutenant Joseph P. O'Neil of the Fourteenth Infantry and his two reconnaissance expeditions in 1885 and later in 1890 into the Olympic Mountain Range in Northwest Washington State, with much of the account based on the hand-written account kept by Private Harry Fisher. Fisher's account puts the military expedition on a much more personal level regarding the hardships and difficulties as well as some of the humor that made the endeavor bearable. There are forty illustrations and photographs and twenty-one maps.

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[Northwest Exploration] Wood, Robert L.
Men, Mules & Mountains: Lt. O'Neil's Olympic Expeditions.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright unclipped dust jacket . This is the story of Lieutenant Joseph P. O'Neil of the Fourteenth Infantry and his two reconnaissance expeditions in 1885 and later in 1890 into the Olympic Mountain Range in Northwest Washington State, with much of the account based on the hand-written account kept by Private Harry Fisher. Fisher's account puts the military expedition on a much more personal level regarding the hardships and difficulties as well as some of the humor that made the endeavor bearable. There are forty illustrations and photographs and twenty-one maps.

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[Northwest Exploration] Wood, Robert L.
Men, Mules & Mountains: Lt. O'Neil's Olympic Expeditions.
A Near Fine copywith previous owner stamp on the front flyleaf in a Very Good plus bright unclipped dust jacket with two internally repaired closed edge tears. This is the story of Lieutenant Joseph P. O'Neil of the Fourteenth Infantry and his two reconnaissance expeditions in 1885 and later in 1890 into the Olympic Mountain Range in Northwest Washington State, with much of the account based on the hand-written account kept by Private Harry Fisher. Fisher's account puts the military expedition on a much more personal level regarding the hardships and difficulties as well as some of the humor that made the endeavor bearable. There are forty illustrations and photographs and twenty-one maps.

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[Northwest History] Holm, Bill and George Irving Quimby.
Edward S. Curtis in the Land of the War Canoes. A Pioneer Cinematographer in the Pacific Northwest.
A Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. In 1914, famed photographer of the Western Indians Edward Curtis made the first full-length motion picture of an aboriginal North American society. The film was a financial disaster and quickly fell into obscurity until 1940 when a damaged copy surfaced. The authors of this book restored the film in 1974. This book is a tribute to Curtis' genius. The authors spent nearly ten years restoring his film, and as they worked, they came to know well and respect the man behind the camera. Using much hitherto unpublished material - oral histories fromIndians who had worked with Curtis, and newly discovered records, correspondence, and photographs - they present Curtis as photographer, entrepreneur, ethnologist, and sometime family man. Their careful recording of the procedures they used ot restore the film is a valuable historical document in itself. It will be of interest to anthropologists, filmmakers and film historians, and all who admire Curtis' Indian photographs.

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[Northwest History] Howay, Frederick W., Editor.
Voyages of the "Columbia" to the Northwest Coast 1787-1790 and 1790-1793.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine dust jacket. This volume offers everything of value that is still extant relating to the first voyage of the Columbia and the Washington, 1787-1790, and the second voyage of the Columbia, 1790-1893. The pre-eminent source on the Columbia's voyages, this book includes John Boit's log, Robert Haswell's first and second logs, and John Hoskins' narrative.

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[Northwest History] Manring, B(enjamin) F.
Conquest of the Coeur D'Alenes, Spokans & Palouses. The Expeditions of Colonels E. J. Steptoe and George Wright Against the "No
A Very Good copy with age darkening to the spine and board edges. No dust jacket. Illustrated. In 1858, Colonel Steptoe led a detachment of 164 soldiers to the Washington Territory to engage local tribes but during what is called the Spokane–Coeur d'Alene–Paloos War, a combined force of about 1,000 Coeur d’Alenes, Spokanes, and Palouses attacked and defeated Steptoe at the Battle of Pine Creek. The battle, and the subsequent (successful) retreat, is also known as "the Steptoe Disaster." Author Manning has written a fine history of this event and circumstances that led up to it.

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[Northwest History] Meany, Edmond S.
Vancouver's Discovery of Puget Sound.
A Fine copy in a Very Good plus dust jacket with several shallow chips to the head of the spine. In addition to the history of Captain George Vancouver's exploration of Puget Sound and a section of Vancouver's original journals, this revised edition contains a manuscript journal kept by a member of the crew of the "Chatham" which accompanied Vancouver's sloop "Discovery."

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[Northwest History] Meeker, Ezra.
Pioneer Reminiscences of Puget Sound: The Tragedy of Leschi.
A Near Fine copy in blue cloth binding with light wear to the extremities. This copy is signed by Ezra Meeker on the dedication page. Ezra Meeker (1830-1928) was a Washington pioneer, successful hops farmer, merchant, and an influential advocate for preserving the Oregon Trail. With his wife Eliza Jane Sumner Meeker (1834-1909) he founded the town of Puyallup on the land surrounding their small cabin. Meeker represented Washington Territory and later the state of Washington in several major expositions in America and abroad. In 1903 Meeker began collecting notes for what would become his Pioneer Reminiscences of Puget Sound: The Tragedy of Leschi. The book's publication in 1905 sparked further public brawling with his nemisis Edmond Meany on the pages of local newspapers. Meany objected to Meeker's stance that Indian Agent and Territorial Governor Isaac Stevens (1818-1862) mistreated the Indians and grossly mishandled treaty negotiations. In Meeker's view, heavy drinking contributed to what he saw as Stevens's ineptitude.

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[Northwest History] Miles, George A.
James Swan, Cha-Tic of the Northwest Coast.
A Fine tight unread copy in a Fine bright dust jacket. This exhibition catalog features a wonderful selection of James Swan's diary entries and illustrations of his travels around and exploration of the Pacific Northwest and the Indian tribes that inhabited the region in the mid-1800s. Includes 115 drawings from Swan's collection, nearly all of them reproduced here for the first time.

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[Northwest History] Newell, Gordon R.
Ships of the Inland Sea: The Story of the Puget Sound Steamboats.
A Near Fine copy in a Very Good plus unclipped dust jacket with edge wear and partial separation of the fold of the spine. The Puget Sound steamboats played an intimate part of the Pacific Northwest in the days it was coming of age. The author documents the history of the Mosquito Fleet, the Paddle-Wheel Pirates, the early steamboats, side-wheelers, the tugs, ferries as well as the shipping disasters and changes in power systems. Illustrated with photos.

Price: $75.00
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[Northwest History] Wing, Robert C.
Joseph Baker: Lieutenant on the Vancouver Expedition, British naval office for whom Mt. Baker was named.
A Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket . Joseph Baker was the Senior Lieutenant and chief cartographer on Vancouver's ship Discovery during the ship's voyages from 1791-1795. It was during this time that Vancouver explored the South Pacific , the west coast of the Americas including what is now Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. Includes many painitngs, documents and reports of Baker's voyages.

Price: $65.00
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[Northwest History] Woodhouse, Philip R.
Monte Cristo.
A Fine copy in a Near Fine unclipped dust jacket with light edge wear to the head of the spine. This copy is inscribed by the author. The Monte Cristo area, pocketed in spectacularly beautiful mountains in the Pacific Northwest, has long intrigued visitors with its colorful history, rooted in the search for deposits of gold and silver as rich as the Count of Monte Cristo. Here is the story of the region, from discovery to disillusionment and, ultimately, to the dust of a ghost town. The several decades of Monte Cristo's glory led to the construction of the Everett & Monte Cristo Railway (a marvelous engineering mistake) and the founding of the city of Everett as a processing and shipping point for the projected mining riches all events manipulated by Eastern corporate titans including John D. Rockefeller and the Guggenheims. Through boom and bust the struggling railroaders, miners, merchants, and their families dreamed, worked, failed, and sometimes died in Monte Cristo's unforgiving winters. What was the true extent of Monte Cristo's fabled riches? How could the skilled geologists of the day have been so wrong?

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[Northwest Indian History] Glassley, Ray H.
Pacific Northwest Indian Wars.
A Near Fine copy with previous owner name on flyleaf in a Near Fine dust jacket with light sunning to the spine. The author documents the 30-year period when Native Americans and white settlers in the Northwest clashed over over the Western Empire. The tribes involved in these wars include the Cayuse, Rogue River, Yakima, Coeur d'AleneModoc, Nez Perce, Bannock and Sheepeater. The action moves from Indian camp to white settlement and the ensuing engagements the evolved from disagreements of culture.

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[Northwest Maritime] Bonnett, Wayne.
A Pacific Legacy: A Century of Maritime Photography 1850-1950.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. This is a treasury of rare photographs of the Pacific Coast maritime history from the archives of the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Partk. The author provides 132 detailed photographs that cover the California Gold Rush to the growth of seaports on San Francisco Bay, Puget Sound, the Columbia River and southern California.

Price: $150.00
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[Northwest Maritime] Bonnett, Wayne.
A Pacific Legacy: A Century of Maritime Photography 1850-1950.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine price-clipped dust jacket. This is a treasury of rare photographs of the Pacific Coast maritime history from the archives of the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Partk. The author provides 132 detailed photographs that cover the California Gold Rush to the growth of seaports on San Francisco Bay, Puget Sound, the Columbia River and southern California.

Price: $145.00
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[Northwest Maritime] Faber, Jim.
Steamers Wake. Voyaging Down the Old Marine Highways of Puget Sound, British Columbia, and the Columbia River.
A Fine tight copy in a Near Fine unclipped dust jacket. The author chronicles the history of paddlewheel steamers and screw steamers that plied the Columbia and Fraser rivers and later on Puget Sound. The 260 photographs that illustrate this large format volume capture scenes of gold seekers, beach picnics, boat races and launchings.

Price: $95.00
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[Northwest Maritime] Gibbs, James A., Jr.
Pacific Graveyard. A Narrative of the Ships Lost Where the Columbia River Meets the Pacific Ocean.
A Very Good plus copy in a Very Good dust jacket with a half inch chip to the top edge of the front panel and wear to the spine ends. The Columbia River bar that borders Washington and Oregon is considered one of the most treacherous maritime hazzards. At the time the book was written over 150 major shipwrecks occurred around the Columbia River and the author describes many of the more dramatic events, illustrated with vintage photographs. Fold-out map is present.

Price: $45.00
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[Northwest Maritime] Kline, M.S. And G.A, Bayless.
Steamboat: Virginia V.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright dust jacket. The authors document the history of the last remnant of the Northwest's famed Mosquito Fleet of steamboats that plied the waters of Puget Sound in the early years of Washington State. Illustrated with numerous historical black and white photographs.

Price: $75.00
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