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Gregor, David.
In Different Times: A Fictional Memoir.
A Fine unread copy. A trade paperback original. Signed by the author. There was no hardcover edition of this book. Set on Puget Sound in the Pacific Northwest during the summer of 1966, In Different Times follows nineteen year old Eddie Carr and his friends through the last turbulent summer of their adolescence. This fiction memoir is the author's first book. Author Jim Heynen wrote: "The book reminds me of Steinbeck and the best of realistic American Fiction in its unswerving allegiance to well-defined people and place."

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Hugo, Richard.
A Run of Jacks.
A Fine copy with a touch of rubbing to the board edges in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. Author's First Book. Richard Hugo was a poet of the Pacific Northwest, yet his renown attests to a stature greater than that of most "regional" poets. He is noted for the tight, rhythmic control of his language and lines and for the sharp sense of place evoked in his poems. Hugo's images are urgent and compelling; he imbues the many minute or seemingly irrelevant details found in his poems with a subtle significance, thereby creating a tension between the particular and the universal. This tension is considered central to Hugo's most powerful poems. In his poems Hugo reflected as much upon the internal region of the individual as on the external region of the natural world, and he considered these two deeply interconnected.

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Hugo, Richard.
Death and the Good Life. A Mystery.
A Near Fine copy with slightly bumped corner in a Near Fine, unclipped dust jacket with sunning to the spine. This copy is signed by Hugo. The Northwest poet's only novel. Al Barnes is a good but admittedly mushy hearted homicide cop who trades his stressful Seattle beat for a small-town deputy's life in rural Montana. The peace is disrupted when a local fisherman and a mill owner are found gruesomely axed. Barnes is drawn into a twenty-year-old unsolved case near Portland, adding to an already puzzling search through murky secrets and sweeping him up in the decadent -good life- of his suspects.

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Kesey, Ken.
Sometimes a Great Notion.
A Near Fine copy with a previous owner inscription on the flyleaf in a Near Fine, price-clipped 1st issue dust jacket with light edgewear to the spine. This is the quintessential Northwest novel in its depiction of the Oregon landscape and it influence on the lives independent loggers who resist the imposition of unions on their lives. Using a variety of voices and multiple points of view, Kesey has created one of the richest story-telling experieinces ever.

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Kesey, Ken.
Sometimes a Great Notion.
A Near Fine copy in a Near Fine, unclipped 1st issue dust jacket with light edgewear. This is the quintessential Northwest novel in its depiction of the Oregon landscape and it influence on the lives independent loggers who resist the imposition of unions on their lives. Using a variety of voices and multiple points of view, Kesey has created one of the richest story-telling experieinces ever.

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[Northwest Exploration] Wood, Robert L.
Across the Olympic Mountains. The Press Expedition, 1889-1990.
A Near Fine copy with a previous owner's name on the title page in a good plus dust jacket with chips missing from the head and heel of the spine and edge wear to the extremities. In 1889 Washington's then governor, Elisha Ferry, called on men of adventure to cross the Olympic Mountains, a range shrouded in mystery. The Seattle Press, the state's primary newspaper, stepped up to the challenge, sponsoring the Press Expedition. And soon a band of men departed into the Olympic Mountains during one of the worst winters in recorded history. The expedition traveled from the north on the Elwha river out the south on the Quinault river. There are times when they get low on food and their attempts to travel the rivers on rafts are laughable knowing the topology. But they were going to places no one had ever been before, so they did not know the topology.

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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 Literature] Doig, Ivan.
Winter Brothers: A Season at the Edge of America.
A Fine crisp copy in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. In this his second book, Doig shares the life of another: James Gilchrist Swan (1816-1900), a Boston-born drifter with frontier talents and a gifted diarist of the late-19th-century Northwest. And while part of Doig's mission here is simply to introduce us to Swan-the-diarist, he is also determined to share his own feelings as the ""Winter Brother"" who discovers Swan and is somehow held by him, sharing Swan's westward urgings. Doig sifts through the 40-plus volumes of Swan's writings--a record, from the 1850s on, of the transformation of the Puget Sound region--and sees Swan's life in irregular counterpoint to his own. Swan's experiences include stints as oyster entrepreneur, Indian schoolmaster, customs inspector, Smithsonian correspondent, and ethnological registrar. (The Indians of Cape Flattery, 1870, remains the standard reference on the Makahs; his survey of the Queen Charlotte Islands was also highly esteemed.) And there's a darker side to Swan, too--bouts of drunkenness (excluded from the diaries), occasional gloom--and some familiar pioneer spirits, ""railroad fever"" among them. Above all, how-ever, he was a precise, untiring recorder, often at the heart of the action; and Doig, the habituated sojourner here as before, readily retraces his steps--in a strange and special historical/literary/personal mosaic.

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[Northwest Poet] Hugo, Richard.
31 Letters and 13 Dreams: Poems.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine, bright unclipped dust jacket. Review copy with review slip laid-in.

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[Northwest Poet] Hugo, Richard.
White Center: Poems.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine, unclipped dust jacket. Review copy with review slip laid-in.

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[Northwest Trail Guide] Becky, Fred.
Cascade Alpine Guide: Climbing and High Route. Three Volumes Complete. Columbia River to Stevens Pass; Stevens Pass to Rainy P
Very Good plus copies in flexible paperback bindings. Volume 1 and 3 are First Printings and Volume 2 is a Second Edition. These volumes describe the approaches and forest roads that lead to alpine trails, and hiking and climbing routes as well as listing mileages to key campgrounds, passes. trail connections and final destinations.

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[Poetry] Hugo, Richard.
A Run of Jacks.
A Near Fine copy with a previous owner inscription on the flyleaf in a Near Fine dust jacket with light wear to the spine edges. This is Hugo's first published book.

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[Poetry] Hugo, Richard.
Making Certain It Goes On: The Collected Poems.
A Fine tight copy in a Near Fine, price clipped dust jacket. This increasingly uncommon collection of Hugo's published poetry also contains 22 new poems not previously collected. 456 pages, indexed. This posthumously published book of Hugo's collected poetry evinces that Hugo's poems are marked by crisp, gorgeous images of nature that often stand in contrast to his own depression, loneliness, and alcoholism. Although almost always written in free verse, his poems have a strong sense of rhythm that often echoes iambic meters. He also wrote of large number of informal epistolary poems at a time when that form was unfashionable. Primarily a regionalist, Hugo's work reflects the economic depression of the Northwest, particularly Montana.

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[Poetry] Stafford,William and Marvin Bell.
Segues: A Correspondence in Poetry.
A Fine copy in a Near Fine unclipped dust jacket with a touch of wear to the extremities. Two of our most respected poets have joined talents in the volume to produce a truly unusual book of poetry. "Segues" unfolds as a sequence of interlocking poems, each one triggering the material for the next. Stafford and Bell improvise off each other's phrases and subjects; exchange lines, rhythms,and themes; tease and direct each other into an even-larger arena of poetic exploration.

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[Underground Tabloids] .
The Seattle Simpleton. Vol 1, No. 1.
A Near Fine copy. Long before Seattle was the headquarters of Fantagraphics, many leading alternative cartoonists and grunge bands, there was The Seattle Simpleton. This 2-color tabloid comic was short-lived, but helped set the pace for what followed in this corner of the country and culture. Contributors included John Workman (longtime Heavy Metal art director) who did the cover; veteran underground comix artist Bobby London ("Dirty Duck"); Gilbert Shelton ("Freak Brothers"); Gary King ("The Left Overs"); Tom Christopher ("Motel Blues... somewhere in Oregon"); Bob Smith ("San Clemente Beachcomber Comics" starring Richard Nixon); and a double-size centerfold cartoon by Rod Ingalls, who is described as a "Seattle longshoreman" when he isn't cartooning.Includes "Comix World" by the late underground comic columnist Clay Geerdes, talking about comix, art, money and new products. Plus local ads illustrated by Workman and London (2) along with the worst Mr. Natural you've ever seen (by an anonyomous artist). Full page ad for the just-released Famous Cartoonist Series buttons (featuring self-portraits by Barks, Crumb, Kurtzman, Elder, Shelton and Gahan Wilson). Published by longtime regional comix distributor (Homestead Books) David Tatelman, who contributes a column and an "I told you so" to Seattle cartoonist Shary Flenniken. Tabloid size (11/38" x 17.5") folded, as originally published.

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