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Philadelphia: George Barrie, 1905. Plates, a few in color. xxiv, 442pp. 8vo, publisher's 3/4 brown morocco, margins uncut, spine lightly rubbed. Philadelphia: George Barrie, (1905). First Edition. Very good One of 100 numbered copies. The History of North America, volume X. Edited by Guy Carleton Lee. History of California, Oregon, Washington, and Alaska, from their discovery until 1900.
Observations on the Country, Its Scenery, Soil, Climate, Resources, and Improvements... 368pp. 8vo, orig. cloth; (spine ends and edges of corners worn, lacks front flyleaf, penciling on endpapers). San Francisco: John Carmany, 1872. "Mrs. Victor conceived a strong enthusiasm for the Pacific Northwest and, by systematic travel and study...became the most competent authority on the region and its history." DAB XIX, p. 265. Smith 4192. Howes V-87.
The Washington Benevolent Society. Original bookmark. 1.75" x 5.5" (rounded corners), depicting an image of George Washington with an angel holding a wreath above his head, captioned "Pro Patrio" (above image) and "Washington Benevolent Society". Interesting to note that the wording 'Benevolent Society' is imprinted on one line as opposed to the ribbons of the same era which have a three line imprint. Condition: usual wrinkling and light soiling, one small chip at right-hand margin, small hole below the image...
Washington, D.C. 1885. Rare assemblage of three documents pertaining to the founding, completion, and dedication of the Washington Monument. First is the original ornate August 1, 1850 subscription mailing letter titled "The Officers and Board of Managers of the Washington National Monument Society." 1 page measuring 10.5 x 8.25 inches, with 19 facsimile signatures of the officers including Millard Fillmore as ex-officio President and Winfield Scott and Peter Force as Managers. A vignette of the original design of the Washington...
Washington: 1875. Map. Lithograph with original hand coloring. Image measures 16" x 25.75". Beautiful map of the Pacific Northwest. Shows counties, towns, railroads and forts. Features beautifully detailed geographic and topographic elements including mountains (and their heights), lakes, canyons, deserts, gold mines, plains, volcanic regions, waterfalls, prairies and valleys. In excellent condition and hard to find. Gaylord Watson was based in Chicago and known for his beautiful coloring.