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Photo album with 101 images chronicling the goodwill voyage sponsored by the Imperial Japanese government for executives from 18 leading U.S. Hotels which left San Francisco on the Tatuta Maru October, 1938. The itinerary included several stops at hotels in Japan and Manchukuo, Japanese-controlled China, and they returned Dec. 22, 1938].

JAPAN & CHINA -- PHOTO ALBUM]. [HEATHMAN, Harry (Compiler)]. Oblong folio. 18.5 x 16.25 in. [18 leaves (unnumbered).] on thick beige-coloured paper, w/ 101 silver gelatin photos mounted, sized from 4.25 x 6 in. up to 6.25 x 8.5 in., all identified and labeled below in neat draftsman's hand, some ruling as well (two images removed by family members, and 1 leaf w/o lower 3rd of leaf). Recent black cloth post-binder, gilt lettering stamped on front cover, still VG exemplar, all images with bright strong contrast, from the library of Harry Heathman (1906-1962), owner and manager of the historic Heathman Hotel in Portland, OR. This interesting photo album chronicles the 1938 "Entente cordiale" trip of many noted U.S. hotel managers and owners to Japan and Manchukuo, China against the backdrop of continued Japanese incursions into China, including the bombing of civilians in Canton, and diplomatic conflicts with the U.S. Intended by Japanese officials to entice American tourists to visit Japanese hotels, the hotel execs including Harry Heathman of the Heathman Hotel, Charles Baad of the Los Angeles Biltmore, John Ramboz of the Los Angeles Ambassador, Carl Stanley of the Hotel Del Monte, and others all sailed on the N-Y-K ocean liner, Tatuta Maru newly renamed in 1938. The photos show the first class lounge, dances and sightseeing in Japan, the Tosyogu Shrine at Nikko where they stayed at the Kanaya Hotel, other temples and the Buddha at Kamakura, and gifts presented at the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo. Other stops included the famed Fujiya Hotel, with photos of the owner, Mr. Yamaguchi, and manager, M. Arai, a visit to the Nagoya Castle, and more. Carl Stanley and his wife are shown riding the "Asia" Express in Manchukuo, the Mukden Yamato Hotel, the Yamato hotel near Dairen (formerly Port Arthur), and photos at the Port Arthur monument in Manchukuo. The Tatuta Maru sailed originally as the Tatsuta Maru, including transporting Olympic athletes from Japan in 1932, and was the last passenger liner to travel between Japan and the U.S. with stop in Honolulu, H.T. in Oct. 1941. She was used by the Japanese Navy as a feint supposedly to pick up another load of repatriating Japanese departing Yokohama on Dec. 2nd, but reversed course the night of Dec. 6/7 and returned to Japan. See: Hotel Executives to Visit Japan, Los Angeles Times, Oct. 15, 1938, Part II, p. 22; Hotel Group Due Back From Japan, San Francisco Examiner, Dec. 19, 1938, p. 25.
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Souvenir album: scenes of the play, Ben-Hur. [Klaw & Erlanger’s production of Gen. Lew Wallace’s. . . staged by Ben Teal, vocal and instrumental music composed by Edgar Stillman Kelley. Illustrations from flashlight photographs by Joseph Byron and Hall’s Studio; Detroit Operaa House week commensing Monday, November 9, 1914. . . [Broadside].

WALLACE, Lew & [YOUNG, William]. Oblong 4to. 12 x 10 in. [40 leaves (unnumbered).], including 17 colour photo printed plates, 17 explanatory leaves on tissue, 4 leaves of music & title, and w/ self-printed colour-illustrated lithograph softcovers, punch sewn at spine w/ red silk ribbon (minor dustsoiling, edgewear), still VG; Folio. 6 x 16.5 in., printed in black, w/ illust. ad for the national Silk Co. petticoats, center fold as issued (minor toning, small crease to lower corner), still VG. First edition of this printed souvenir album which was one of the many cross-marketing pieces published by Klaw & Erlanger promoting the original blockbuster of the Progressive Era in America. Considered to be one of the most spectacular and successful Broadway productions ever mounted, whose run from 1899 to 1900 would be witnessed by over 10 million people, generating millions in profits, and featured over a dozen freight cars to carry all the equipment and cast. Young had adapted the wildly popular historical novel by Wallace which relates the story of Ben-Hur, and how his life intersects the pageantry of Rome from 7BC - 38 A.D., and the life of Christ, and the chariot race was an ingenious production in the play. Many different actors played the part of Ben-Hur over the two decade run, and this Detroit Opera House production featured Richard Buhler who began his run as Ben-Hur by 1912. See: Jon Solomon, Ben-Hur: the Original Blockbuster (2016).
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An outstanding photo album which begins with Barnes’ photo of Mount Rainier mirrored in lake, with logged stand of timber in front of unidentified town, followed by images of Spray Falls, riders on the Paradise Trail, additional views of the Mountain, glaciers, and John Reese’s tent hotel, Camp of the Clouds, and others].

MOUNTAINEERING -- MOUNT RAINIER]. [BARNES, Alfred Henry (Photographer).] Oblong folio. 13 x 10.25 in. [33 leaves (unnumbered).], on thick black paper stock. With 31 silver gelatin photos sized 5 x 8 in. to 6.5 x 8.5 in., two with sepia tinting. Contemporary black pebbled cloth (minor wear, and very slight bumping to corners, minor rippling to textblock from mounting of images, 1 w/ minor creasing at corner), still a VG album. This outstanding souvenir photo album encompasses 31 different photographs documenting a party's trek into Mount Rainier National Park with one photo depicting the party traveling by horseback with two women in the group, one riding sidesaddle. Images include Spray Falls which was a waterfall fed by Spray Creek, tributary of the Puyallup River, Paradise River; the wildflower meadows on the way to Indian Henry's Hunting Ground, Narada Falls, Eagle Peak, Pinnacle Peak, and Steven's Glacier with the ice fields and crevasses. Of additional interest is the photo of the tents at John Reese's tent hotel Camp of the Clouds. Following the establishment of Mount Rainier as a National Park in 1899, Reese would put up his tents as soon as weather permitted, and then take down his "hotel rooms" as the weather caved in on Alta Vista Ridge due north of the present day Paradise Visitor's Center. The woman riding sidesaddle with her brimmed hat obscuring part of her face does bear a resemblance to Ada Woodruff Anderson, who published her "To the Summit of Mt. Rainier in the July, 1901, Midsummer Outing magazine issue. Barnes (1876-1920) was both photographer and painter, who photographed people, cities and lanscapes of the Pacific Northwest, operating out of studios in Parkland and Tacoma, WA. His best known works are probably "Sights and Scenes from Tacoma to Paradise Park" (1909), and "Our Greatest Montain and Alpine Regions of Wonder (1911) with A.H. Denman.
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An exceptional photo album documenting the Obsidian Club Summer Camp climbs of North Sister and the South Sister in the Willamette National Forest in August, 1942, and August, 1945, including 44 photographs].

MOUNTAINEERING -- OBSIDIANS CLUB]. [STALSBERG, Clifford K. (Pres.), SIMS, Florence (Sec. & Treasurer), SIMS, Glen, et al.] Oblong 8vo. 9.5 x 6.25 in. [36 pp (unpaginated).], on thick black paper stock. With 44 photographs tipped-in (1 Kodacolor colour photo), w/ all on hinges, many w/ annotations in pencil manuscript on verso, 1 newspaper clipping for the 1945 climb. Contemporary lim suede calf post-binder, painted illust. of Native American Chief & headdress, wigwams on front cover, Vancouver, Canada, punch sewn at gutter margin w/ black silk braid (minor shelfwear, rubbing), VG exemplar. This mountaineering album offers a detailed visual record of the Obsidian Club Camp Outings during World War II, opening with their summer camp Aug. 2-16, 1942 at Linnton Meadows at the base of Husband peak, east of Husband Lake with splendid views of Middle Sister, South Sister and the Husband. The many photos show the Husband, hiking near the Lake, followed by climbs of the North and South Sister peaks, including several images of the climbing parties trekking across the glaciers, and passes. This outing also included visits by Forrest Morgan, Ray Engles, and Supervisor Bruckart of the Willamette National Forest, with Engles making his first major climb on the North Sister. The second part includes photos for the 1945 Outing held at Obsidian Camp, and featured climbs of the North Sister, Middle and South Sisters, as well as the Husband and Little Borthers, and several views of the Linnton Meadows Lake campsite. Also included is a the souvenir photo invitation from the Obsidians announcing the Summer Camp Reunion Sept. 22, 1945 urging members to bring their photos and stories. Florence Sims became the Obsidian Club's first woman president in the Fall of 1942. The Obsidian Club was originally founded after two students were lost in the Three Sisters in 1927, and it was determined their needed to be a local mountaineering and rescue group. See: The Obsidian, Vol. V, Nos. 2-3; Vol. VI, No. 1; Vol. VII, No. 9; History of Obsidians - Obsidians' First Year, The Obsidian Bulletin, Vol. 77, No. 9, Oct. 2017.
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Winter trail near Ptarmigan Drop; [View of freight wagon with fur dressed riders]; The Narrows — Teikhell Canon; U.S. Mail in Keystone Canon, Valdez Alaska; Summit of Thompson Pass; Near Thompson Pass summit; [Horse team and wagon through Canon — a fine group of seven photographs depicting the freighting of supplies into the Klondike during the Alaska-Yukon Gold Rush]

ALASKA -- KLONDIKE PHOTOS]. CANTWELL, [George G. (Photographer).] Seven silver gelatin photographs, sized 6.5 x 8.5 in., all w/ photographer's imprint w/in the negative, and most with captions, all preserved in archival mylar sleeves (minor creasing, light toning, a couple minor closed tears), still VG images w/ bright strong contrast. Recent cloth post-binder, stamping on front cover. An engaging set of original photographs documenting the conditions of transporting supplies, mail, and prospectors during the Alaska-Yukon Gold Rush at the beginning of the 20th Century. Three of the photographs show the stark snowy conditions of the 2600 foot-high pass in the Chugach Mountains northeast of Valdez, AK, which for the most part operated only in summer. However, these images by Cantwell show a wayside station and freight piled nearby, horse & mule teams drawing sleds next to canvas tented cabins, and finally a whole pack train strung out along a ridge at the top of the Pass. One of the photos shows a four-horse team freight wagon drawing several passengers swaddled in furs, probably for the Orr Stage Company, along with an additional image of a four-horse team sleigh with lettering on the side for the Ed. S. Orr & Co. Fairbanks - Valdes Carriage sleigh with passengers swathed in furs, and freight tied to the back. The Orr Stage Co. was one of the first businesses to carry passengers and freight over the Valdez-Fairbanks Trail, and set up roadhouse stations along the trail, with travelers changed from six-horse stages to double-ender sleds pulled over the Isabel Pass. Two more images show freight wagon and sleds through the Teikhell [Tiekel] River Canyon in winter with snow piles, and rugged terrain. Cantwell (1869-1948) was a Puyallup, WA photographer who by 1898 was working with E.A. Hegg, working on the S.S. Columbia on the Yukon River as photographer in 1901, partnered with Atwood taking Alaskan mining photos, photos of freighters, packers up the Chilkoot Pass, and even series of underground flashlight photos. After 1910, he leaves Valdez, moves back to Kapowsin, WA, and later becomes a taxidermist in Los Angeles for the Natural History Museum. These images are not present in George G. Cantwell Photograph Collection, 1898-1910, Univ. of Washington, Special Collections, PH0298; See: Black Rapids Roadhouse, Orr Stage Company, Alaskan Roadhouses (2020).
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Long Beach. . . [Fascinating photo album promoting this inventor’s “Hydro-Syphon” Iceless Refrigerator, factory, and idyllic family life in southern California in the 1920s].

CALIFORNIA -- LONG BEACH]. SMITH, A.[rchie] L.[oren]. Oblong 4to. 9.25 x 7.5 in. [102 pp (unpaginated).], on thick black paper stock. With 360 silver gelatin photos tipped-in, sized from 1.5 x 1.5 in up to 7 x 9 in., with the majority sized 3 x 5.25 in., a few w/ text within the negative (some w/ minor creasing a couple loose). Embossed red post-binder, brass screw posts at gutter margin, hand-lettered on front cover in neat draftsman's hand, draftsman hand annotations in pencil in blank margins of leaves when revealed on gutter spine blanks (minor scuffing, edgewear, some occasional tears to internal leaves, many leaves reinforced with archival black cloth tape), still a VG exemplar. This intriguing photo album depicts the lives of Smith's family, primarily engineers, inventors, river pilots, and miners originally on the Yukon River, out of Whitehorse and Dawson City, and then in southern California following World War I. The album opens with an image of of Archie, his brother George, and others seated in what appears to be an open 5-bench seat ca. 1915-1915 International Model F bus in front of ivy-covered building. This is followed by a section including approximately 30 photographs devoted to the store, factory, sales outlets, advertising on the company car, and sales promotions for the "Hydro Syphon" Iceless Refrigerator invented by Archie Smith. This short-lived Hydro-Syphon Iceless Refrigerator was touted throughout the West as a substitute for buying ice, and featured a bowl of an inverted glass bowl of water supplying cooling to coils above the chamber holding items to kept "refrigerated." These are followed by many photos depicting the Smith family's "smart" Southern California Bungalows (1 Norman Revival Style), apartment houses, and homes in and around Long Beach and Los Angeles during the Roaring 20s. The rest of the album focuses on the adventures and outdoor living experienced by his children Evelyn, Dorothy, and later young Robert. With their home located next to the automobile garage at which he worked, he created an extraordinary backyard for his children fitted with pergola, slide, swings, wading pool, toys, and even a chalkboard, and items for the daughter's tea parties. Archie had previously worked as an engineer and draftsman for the White Pass & Yukon Route in the Yukon, while developing Aerosleds with his brother George Smith, which were small prop-driven single man sleds used on ice and also ran on the W. P. & Y. Route Ry tracks. Archie Smith (1887-1964) had married Pansie Grace Lawrence in 1916 in Tacoma, and when registering for the World War I draft noted a physical disability. After his refrigerator business folds, he worked as real estate agent, and then draftsman in an automobile machine shop in Los Angeles. His brother George Camden Smith (1889-1972), also shown in the photos was a ship's engineer, and longtime river pilot on the Yukon River, before immigrating back to the U.S. in 1941 to live near his brother. Their stepfather William Puckett (b. 1869), Klondike gold miner living in Seattle, WA in 1900, married Anna Smith a widow sometime before 1903, and then returns to Whitehorse with the stepchildren, to establish his roadhouse, hardware store, and confectionary, and retired to Long Beach in 1938. See: Nancy DeWitt, Early Snow Vehicles in Alaska: Part 1, Fountainhead Antique Auto museum, Fairbanks, Alaska (March 3, 2014).
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Mt. Hood; Clackamas River; Columbia River Highway at Cascades Divide (2); Crater Lake (5). Nine hand-coloured salesman sample photographs for art framing depicting scenes in and around Oregon].

OREGON -- PHOTOGRAPHS]. [KISER, Fred H.] Nine hand-coloured silver gelatin photographs, 4 sized 8 x 9.8 in., 5 sized 4 x 9.8 in., all are hand-coloured, w/ some bleed in the blank margin borders, all w/ negative numbers and captions in pencil on verso, printed on thick matte finish paper (1 w/ small tear at lower corner, minor dustsoiling, light age-toning), still VG exemplars. These scarce hand-coloured salesman sample photos for Kiser Brothers scenic images were marketed towards tourists and Pacific Northwest residents alike, and often the art gallery, or studio, provided with the images would offer framing. The hand-colouring is well executed, with a luminous quality, and include one duplicate for the Columbia River Highway, and five samples for the Crater Lake image. Fred Kiser (1878-1955) and Oscar Kiser (1883-1905) began shooting photos as a hobby, but very quickly became successful commercial photographers, and one of the best artistic photographers in the country during the first three decades of the 20th century. They sold their images as prints, photo albums, stereoviews, postcards, glass lantern slides, and even later hand-coloured many of them and sold them to tourists and collectors as framed, or unframed art prints. Fred Kiser was a noted mountaineer, Mazamas member, and would later operate for a few years in Grants' Pass and Ashland selling his "Colorgraph" photos hand-coloured in oils.
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An impressive archive of albums filled with 476 photographs, primarily albumen, by such photographers as Epse Boddez-Rau, Guillaume, Brunskill, Eugene Constant, Francis Frith, Gustave Hermans, Arlo Naya, J. Kuhn, Carl Norman, the Pettitt brothers, Poulton, J. Valentine, G.W. Wilson and Zazzarini. These exceptional images, many of them quite large, document the travels and artistic interests of Warren Green. Beginning in the early 1880’s while serving as apprentice for the family printing firm, The American Bank Note Company, and studying with Parisian artist William-Adolphe Bouguereau, he traveled extensively through Great Britain, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Ireland, Italy, Norway and South Africa. His interests encompassed architecture, scenic art, gardens, mountains, and has even included a few pieces of his original artwork in the first album, augmented by mounted botanical specimens].

ARCHITECTURE & TRAVEL -- ALBUMEN PHOTO ALBUMS]. [GREEN, Warren Luqueer (Compiler & Artist).] Seven vols. Folio. 11.5 x 14 in. up to 20 x 15 in. [28 leaves (unnumbered).]; 4to. [Approx. 45 mylar leaves]; [42 pp (unpaginated).]; [72 pp (unpaginated).]; [36 pp (unpaginated).]; [68 pp (unpaginated).]; [30 leaves (unnumbered).], 6 of seven vols. on thick card stock, 2nd vol. w/ mylar sleeves; with 444 albumen photographs (353 mounted & 91 unmounted), sized from 1.75 x 2.5 in. up to 10.5 x 14.5 in., with the majority falling within approx. 5 x 8 in. sizes, most w/ annotations in ink or pencil below, many w/ photographer's imprint & caption w/in negative at lower fore-edge of image, many of the loose albumen images w/ pencil annotations on versos, some with embossed photographer's blind stamp at lower corners, 8 are hand-coloured, several in Vol. I feature mounted botanical herbarium samples; 32 silver gelatin photos on matte finish photo paper, sized from 5.5 x 7.25 in. up to 5.75 x 8.25 in., pencil annotations in lower margins; 5 original drawings (1 watercolour), sized 5 x 7 in. in vol. I, a few loose images, couple postcards (occasional foxing, creasing, offsetting from old glue used for mounting, some of the loose albumen images w/ minor closed tears, couple w/ minor loss to corners, creasing); Five of the seven volumes rebound in recent calf, Vol. VI in the contemporary padded calf binding, ruling to fore-edges, gilt inner dentelles (hinges starting, some scuffing & wear), Vol. VII contemporary half-red morocco over boards, marbled endpapers, a.e.g., some inner hinges to boards repaired. This exceptional group of photo albums offer an exceptional array of 19th-Century albumen images, depicting a fin-de-siecle Europe on the cusp of modernity as revealed by many noted photographers. Unlike most "Grand Tour" albums reflecting one vacation swing through Europe, young Green's albums show years of interest and travel throughout Europe, while studying art, architecture, and lithography at the behest of his uncle, James Macdonough, President of the storied American Bank Note Company based in New York. He apprenticed with the printing firm, and was a pupil of William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905), under whose tutelage he appears to have worked on landscape and architectural renderings, as shown by the few specimens mounted in the first volume including a pencil rendering of a half-timber Tudor home, watercolour of the Blewbury Vicarage, as well as pencil drawings of the Gosforth Cross in St. Mary's Churchyard dating to the 10th Century; another of stone plinths with Norman cross shafts at Beckermet, near the old St. Bridge's Church, and finally Kirk Fell from Wasdale Head. Also present are many different albumen photographs, some with ferns & other botanical samples mounted alongside, including Ennerdale Lake & Angler's Crag, Frith's Windermere from the Summit, Caniston & Old Man, Crieff, from Knockmary, and more images by James Valentine and George Washington Wilson (G.W. Wilson). He collected many loose albumen photos shot around Anvers by Gustave Hermans; others of pieces of sculpture by Guillaume, large images of the Sistine Chapel, as well as Edinburgh's Canongate, York Minster, Abbotsford, Rosslyn Chapel, Ely Cathedral Choir, Melrose Abbey and others by Valentine; views around Ghent, Bruges & Brussels with streetcars, cathedrals, town squares, and even to images of the Exposition d'Unvierselle in 1889. Switzerland is well represented in Vol. III, including photos of the Breithorn, Luzern, Simplonstrasse, St. Moritz, the Maloja Palace Kursal designed by Belgian architects Kuoni & Jules Ran in Neo-Renaissance style, the Morteratsch Glacier, Swiss Alpine climbers, and more. Holdovers and influences from the Gothic Revival movement are shown in Vol. IV photos of the St. Martin's church Brighton, whose interior was a reinterpretation of the 13th Century and whose altar would later be replaced in 1949, as well as a myriad of views of Salisbury Cathedral, Lincoln Cathedral, St. Joseph's Chapel, Glastonbury, Durham Cathedral, Ely Cathedral, the Hotels de Ville in Antwerp & Ghent, and more. Of interest are the series of images taken in Ireland including the Killarney, the Old Weir Bridge, Ross Castle, Muckross Abey, the Gap of Dunloe, Killarney, followed by a boat trip down the Rhine. The fifth album devoted exclusively to albumen photos of Venice, Italy, includes a number of hand-coloured examples mostly likely taken by J. Kuhn whose Compagnie Photographique was located in Paris on Rue de Rivoli, or Carlo Naya, both of whom often marked their images on versos. Albumen photos of the Grand Canal, Riva degli Shiavoni, the promenade on the basin of San Marco, San Marco cathedral, Palazzo ducale, the famed Ponte dei Sospiri, ond the Ponte di Rialto are all hand-coloured, and there are also well-executed photos of many other sites around Venice. Volume VI is of particular interest, encompassing a panoply of views from the Isle of Wight & Guernsey, to the Cornish Coast & southern England, along with significant portions devoted to South Africa, and Norway. The views included of the Isle of Wight include Clarisbrooke Castle, Totland Bay, a rustic bridge built with antlers, Tennyson's Lane, Freshwater, and others. The photographer Carl Norman (1841-1927) is well represented with many fiews in and round Guernsey, including Fermain Bay, Couffre Harbour, Saints Bay, Valley of Petit Bot, and others. Also present are large photos of gardens, church, and beaches at Felixstowe, River Tamar & Cunislake, Calstock, Morwell Rocks, Calstock Village on the River Tamar by Valentine, and several photos by Samuel Poulton. These are followed by numerous views of South Africa, sometime during the Boer War, including the Wynberg Military Hospital (structures and solider standing next to them), the harbor, Camp's Bay Cape Town Dutch Reformed Church, Dutch Reformed Church, Wesleyan Church, Batt's Wood Mission Hall, as well as Greenmarket Square, Norman Arch, and Medieval Arch in Cape Town. Frith's Series views are well
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Collection of seven original cyanotype blueprint plat maps of lands available for sale above the Columbia River, between Goldendale & Bickleton, Washington showing those reserved for the Northern Pacific Railway Co., as well as School Lands, and the Yakima Indian Reservation lands. [Township No. 4, North Range Nos. 18-19; Township No. 5, North Range, Nos. 14, 18-19; Township No. 6, North Range Nos. 18-19, East Willamette Meridian].

WASHINGTON STATE -- MAPS] O'KEANE, James J. (Surveyor & Real Estate Agent). Seven cyanotype blueprint maps, sized 14 x 14 in., all w/ fold creases, original manuscript annotations w/in the image, red annotated checkmarks added afterwards to blank lands as noted by O'Keane in margins (minor edgewear, rubbing, some closed tears to fold creases, old tape repairs to versos), still a VG- set of maps. First editions of these scarce land plat maps for Klickitat County, Washington at the beginning of the 20th Century, executed during the land rush spawned by the development of the Northern Pacific Railway Co.'s North Bank Road (Spokane, Portland & Seattle Railway). These plat maps show the odd sections alongside the rights of way for the Northern Pacific Railway Co. & Great Northern, the required sections for "School" lands, as well as carefully noting all of the landowners at the time. In addition, the boundaries on the Township maps also indicate the limits of the Yakima Indian Reservation at the time, as well as Rock Creek in Klickitat County, it's tributaries, and the Columbia River. For the purpose of those interested in purchasing land for wheat farms, or other development purposes O'Keane has carefully indicated all of those lots still vacant, or available with red check marks. Wheat farms and other small landholdings at the time were producing agricultural products to be shipped into Goldendale, WA, and then taken by wagon road to Cliffs, WA, where the Samuel Hill Syndicate was constructing a cement and stone dam for irrigation, and a great deal of infrastructure. Within two years after the drawing of these maps the railroads shifted to Wishram to connect with the Oregon Truck Railway, and much of the development simply evaporated. Rock Creek had served for generations as a seasonal Pow Wow site and pathway for Northwest Chinook and Sahaptin Indians to Celilo Falls -- whom were consolidated after 1855 into the Confederated Tribes of the Yakima Nation. O'Keane (1871-1972), was the son of John J. O'Keane, first Indian Agent to the Tulalip Indian Reservation, and by the 1890s was a draftsman and surveyor with the U.S. Land Office based in Vancouver, WA. By 1903, when he marries, he was operating as a real estate agent and land developer out of the Christ Block in downtown Vancouver, WA, and later began working as a timber cruiser for the Dole Lumber Co., and surveyor for the Alaska United Copper Co. No similar copies in Worldcat; See: James O'Keane Papers, Davies Family Research Library, Oregon Historical Society, MSS 1719; Washington State Historical Society, Klickitat Heritage, Klickitat County Historical Society, Vol. 34 (2011).
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Descriptive catalogue of the publications of the Presbyterian Board of Publication, with priced alphabetical index.

AMERICAN THEOLOGY -- CATALOGUE]. [SCHENCK, Rev. William E. (Sect.); DULLES, Rev. John W. (Editorial Sect.)]. 8vo. 84, 97-508 pp. Woodcut borders throughout on all text leaves. Plum-coloured publisher's cloth, gilt lettering stamped on front cover & spine (minor sunning to spine, edgewear, very slight bumping to corners), still VG copy. First edition of this scarce, and well annotated catalogue for the Presbyterian Board of Publication, detailing 1106 bound volumes written by the Presbyterian Church's professors and scholars, together with collections of psalms, hymns, music books, children's picture books, catechisms, spelling books, readers, cards and engravings. The Board of Publication's aims were not only to counteract the tremendous spread and influence of the American Sunday School Union publications flooding the American market in the post-Civil War era, but also to ensure doctrinal purity for Presbyterian Sunday Schools and church members. This was a pivotal point for the Presbyterian Church, as at the same time this catalogue was published, 29 representatives of denominational publishing houses and societies met to develop the National Sunday School Convention which would result in a uniform curriculum, while the Presbyterian Church was issuing the Westminster Teacher. This catalogue lists available titles on Africa, Huguenots, Alphabet Cards, Berry-pickers of Wisconsin, Chinaman in California, Quakers and Presbyterians, Zulu-land, and more. Although preceded by a very small 38 pp. catalogue in 1854, this was the first major annotated descriptive bibliography and catalogue issued on Presbyterian titles. See: Dykstra & Wigger, A Brief History of a Genre Problem: Presbyterian Educational Resource Materials, IN: Coalter, Mulder, Weeks, The Pluralistic Vision: Presbyterians and Mainstream Protestant Education (1992), pp. 183-196.
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An extraordinary well-annotated photo album documenting climbs by L.S. Lougheed, his wife Grace Lougheed, and other members of the MAAC Montaineering Club in the 1930s. The climbs depicted in the album include Zigzag Mountain north of the Zigzag River, Mt. St. Helens and Spirit Lake, Mt. Hood, Mt. Adams, and Mt. Rainier. (together with) 4 leaves pencil manuscript account of the group’s ascent of Mt. Jefferson in August 25-26, 1934, supplemented with two issues of the 1934 The Winged “M” weekly].

MOUNTAINEERING -- MULTNOMAH AMATEUR ATHLETIC CLUB]. [LOUGHEED, Loverne Sterling (Climb leader) & LOUGHEED, Grace (album compiler)]. Three parts. 1st. -- Oblong 4to. [44 pp (unpaginated).], on thick black paper stock. With 126 silver gelatin photographs all mounted w/ black corners, sized from 2.5 x 3.5 in. up to 5 x 7 in., and nearly all w/ manuscript annotations in white ink below in the margins. Contemporary faux alligator skin post-binder, punch-sewn at gutter margin w/ black braid (minor edgewear, rubbing, minor bumping to corners), still NF album; 2nd -- [4 leaves (unnumbered).], pencil manuscript, written in clear cursive using R.B. Pettijohn & Co. letterhead order sheets as scrap paper (minor creasing, a few corrections), still VG; 3rd -- 8vo. 4; 4 pp. (minor toning offsetting to front of first issue), edgewear, still VG copies. This remarkable photo album written and assembled by Grace Lougheed, chronicling the multiple mountaineering expeditions to peaks in the Cascade Mountains for the Multnomah Amateur Athletic Club, led by her husband L.S. Lougheed. "The first of our climbs for the summer of 1930," was Zigzag Mountain a 5007 foot peak considered a foothill of Mt. Hood, and a popular hiking trail of about 8 miles with images of Loverne & Grace seated, Loverne & Alden on one of the peaks, and vistas of Mt. Hood in the distance. The couple followed this with trip and climb on Mt. St. Helens, ascents of Mt. Hood from the South and North Sides with trails marked on the RPPC cards, and noting that "Left Cloud Cap Inn at 2:40 AM reached top at noon. Very hard climb -- logs of rocks falling" with views glaciers on Mt. Hood, and climbers in deep snow in August. In March, 1931, they return to a climb on Mt. St. Helens, with views across the crater from their cabin, at the summit, and crevasses they nearly fell into. In August, 1931, they make ascent on Mt. Adams, noting that they "left Cold Springs Camp at 2:40 AM, arrived back at camp 5:20 PM, went part of the way with a party of Crag Rats from Hood River," including photo of Grace seated with Joe & Loverne resting on the climb. August 31-Sept. 21, 1931 illustrates climbs to Illumination Rock, at the Summit rim, on the Reid Glacier, Ansel Rock, Zigzag Glacier, and finally Elliot Glacier at the last. In October they return for more climbs on Mt. Hood, recording first new snow, the summit cabin, the Timberline Cabin in January, 1931, with photo of the cabin interior. The first climb Jan. 11, 1931 shows image of Ole Lien, Al Builmore, Don Hampton, & Jim Harlan on the slopes above Government Camp. Their ascent of Mt. Rainier was undertaken from July 4-5, 1931, with views near Anvil Rock, near the summit, at Camp Muir, Gibraltar Rock, and views of the Tatoosh Range. The final climb documented in the album was a climb to Eliot Glacier up the Sunshine Route which follows the lower aspects of the Cooper Spur Route, and then climb toward Cathedral Ridge. The Climb up Mt. Jefferson is announced for MAAC members in The Winged "M" August 17, 1934, with announcement that this would be the fourth climb of the year for the club, whereas the pencil manuscript specifically notes that the Jefferson climb was the fifth in the series scheduled. Loverne writes that eleven people (including the only woman, Grace) chose to go and that after leaving "Wapinitia Cut-Off eleven miles past Government Camp and turning down into the Oregon Skyline Trail, we had a beautiful drive in the moonlight. The silvery light made the forest and meadows look like a fairyland with a lake now and then. . . at times we turned the car lights off and drove down the long forest road with just the bright moonlight shining through the trees." The next day just as the sun was getting bright they were "ready for our trek of seven miles into Jefferson Park. Everyone was packed pretty heavily. . . and now and then we ran into bear tracks -- before we realized it we were came to the rim of Jefferson Park. Here the scene that is before one can hardly be put into words. . . the mountain with its pinnacles and great rought (sic) contours. The great bergschruds and crevasses shining in the sun made us all thrill to the sight." They began the climb at midnight, crossed ice fields, hundreds of crevasses, and reached the summit with Jay Oliver, and Melwood Howlett. After their return climb down the mountain an hour before dark, they packed out for the return of seven miles to the cars parked at Breitenbush Lake, "a trip which was rather punishing after sixteen miles of steady climbing up the mountain & Back." Grace Lougheed (b. 1901), appears to have married Loverne Lougheed sometime in the late 1920s, first appearing in Portland City directories in 1928, but we were unable to uncover her whereabouts after 1934. Loverne Lougheed (1902-1978), was a Canadian-American, whose father Ormand Lougheed (b. 1878) owned and operated a very successful sawmill and logging saw filing operation in Portland on Denver and later Union Ave. for decades. Loverne appears as Vice President of the O.J. Lougheed & Son until after World War II, when his third wife Janet Lougheed is listed as a widow in 1948, but then he reappears returning from California and appearing in directory listings by the 1950s.
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Glaces & miroiterie, miroirs venise, glaces riches de tous styles. . . [Looking glasses & mirrors, Venetian mirrors, ornate looking glasses of all styles (catalogue)].

ARCHITECTURE -- GLASS]. BENDA, A.[rthur] & [Felix]. Oblong 4to. 10.25 x 8 in. [1], 34 leaves, lithograph title illustrated & decorated w/ medals from 1878 & 1880 Expositions, including 34 lithograph plates (30 hand-coloured). Printed green-tinted lithographed limp softcovers, green cloth spine (dampstaining & soiling to covers, scuffing to covers, minor loss to image, lettering, very faint tidemark to fore-edges of textblock), still G- copy, w/nice interior. First edition, thus, of this unusually scarce catalogue for mirrors reflective of the Style Moderne with heavy emphasis on incorporating elaborate botanical Gothic and Renaissance revival elements, featuring laurel garlands, and gilt elements for the framing of the Venetian Glass mirrors. In addition, there are many different styles of marble-topped hall tables and end tables advertised. Shells, and other ornaments decorate the gilded frames offered, and many of the mirrors depicted feature beveled, or elaborate Venetian glass mirror frames, further gilded. The Benda firm operated in Paris from the reign of Napoleon II through the 1890s, exhibiting at the 1878 Paris Exhibition, the 1880 Melbourne Exhibition, as well as an especially ornate exhibit at the Exposition Universelle in 1889, when Arthur Benda was the honorary president of the Mirror Manufacturers Syndicate. No copies located in Worldcat; See; The Official Catalogue of the Exhibits, Melbourne International Exhibition, 1880, p. 78; Journal Officiel de la Republique Francaise, No. 258, Exposition Unverselle de 1889, p. 4400.