[SCUDDER, Horace Elisha]. Sml. 4to. 236 pp., plus 2 pp. publ. ads. Frontisp. woodcut engraving, numerous text woodcuts and plates throughout. Colour chromolithograph publisher's boards, Japanese inspired cover art, decorative lettering, colour-chromolithograph endpapers (minor bumping to corners, edgewear, some rubbing, very minor fold creases to first few leaves), still VG copy, w/ ownership markings for Clara Homans Whitehouse (1869-1950), of Portland, OR. First edition, of this wonderful 2nd volume in the Bodley family travel series describing their adventures between 1848 and 1852, by the noted Boston author. Originally appearing in the Riverside magazine, this volume relates how Nathan's cousin comes to live with his cousin, and the children learn about American History, have a Mother Goose party, and journey to Cape Cod. Issued in both cloth, and these inventive and striking colour chromolithograph illustrated boards.
Them were the good old days: [an immense photo album filled with 688 photographs and Real Photo Postcards documenting the maritime travel, camping & mountaineering adventures, and automobile travel of young Jack Kamm, twin brothers Walker & Phillip Kamm, and the extended Kamm family, and college classmates at Andover, and Oregon Agricultural College in the Progressive Era. Jack Kamm, and friends played on the Oregon Agricultural College baseball, football, basketball, track, and wrestling teams, with many images depicting sporting events. They were also active riders, with many showing Jack and friends in cowboy garb, with visits to steamship building yards, the Pendleton Round-Up, and an ascent of Mary’s Peak in 1912 all thrown in to the m[MARITIME & TRAVEL -- OREGON ALBUM]. [KAMM, Jacob Gray "Jack" (Compiler)]. Thick oblong folio. 15.25 x 10 x 2.25 in. [128 pp (unpaginated).], on thick khaki-coloured paper stock. With 688 silver gelatin photos on matte finish photo paper, and Real Photo Postcard paper stock, sized 1.25 x 2.5 in. up to 5 x 7 in., and a 4 x 9 in. panoramic, 100's of them dated and annotated, many w/ text w/in image, 12 cyanotype images reproducing short story, cartoons & humorous titles from Kamm and college classmates at Andover College in Portland, ME, and Oregon Agricultural College, ruled charts at rear for OAC classmates, w/ addresses & comments. Softcover post-binder, screw-posts at gutter margin, manuscript block-lettered title on front cover, rounded corners (occasional edgewear, creasing to a couple leaves, occasional photos with minor over-exposure), still an exceptional album from the libary of Jack Gray Kamm. This extraordinary photo album serves as an historic visual record of maritime travel, sporting, and outdoors life in Oregon and Pacific Northwest in the early 20th Century, as experienced by a member of the industrious family of Jacob & Caroline Kamm. The album opens with a number of photographs of travel on the historic Columbia & Willamette River steamers, including the Lurline & Undine, Elkkader, Bailey Gatzert, steamships under construction, as well as scaffolding and buildings at the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition under construction, and opened. The Kamm family's ownership and connection of the Oregon Steam Navigation Co., and Vancouver Transportation Co., also directly connected them with some of their steamboat captains, including Captain Archibald "Scotty" McNeill (1866-1935) of the Undine which sailed between Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA with her sister ships Lurline, and the Telephone. Many of the images depict young Jack Kamm, brothers Walker & Philipp, as well as friends cowboying, traveling by automobile, logging operations and forest fire on the Lewis River, and camping with friends at Seaside & Astoria. Nine RPPC photographs vividly capture the rodeo cowboys and events at the 1911 Pendleton Round-Up, shot by W.S. Bowman, identifying such riders as Braden Girking, J.E. Briscoe, John Walletsia, Bert Kelly, Narcise McKay, and others. Much of the album surrounds Jack Kamm's college life at Andover College in Portland, ME, and at the Oregon Agricultural College (now OSU), with humorous house rules of the Billiken Inn at OAC, cartoon lampooning Kamm in his roadster slowing down to 90 MPH, as well as class excurions, mountaineering with his buddies on Mary's Peak near Corvallis in the snow, climbing on Mt. Hood, as well as riding as the "Red Devil" on his 1910 Indian Motorcycle. Of additional interest, are the over 100 photos depicting the OAC football, basketball, baseball teams, and Jack Kamm's 1909 Andover football squad, along with track & field events at Andover. Of particular value are all the identifications of players in 1909-1912, with action shots of Duarte hitting a long ball, Philips batting, Keck going for first base, Moore catching behind the bat, Max Meyer in his twirling pitching stance, and many others. Of special interest are several snapshot images capturing a women's Junior-Senior baseball game at the picnic in 1912, with women catching bare-handed, and dressed in the notoriously stifling long skirts of the pre-World War I era. In addition, Jack has included assorted images of the OAC Regiment passing in review, marching, and the assembly hall at the College. Also apearing are photos of Prom workers and staff in 1912, the theatre production "German Beer Garden at the Country Fair" Jan. 13, 1912, and even two RPPC photos of Emma Wooten as Wallulah in the Astoria Centennial version of the Bridge of the Gods historical pageant, with Leo Wise playing Chief Multnomah after having donned heavy make-up.Amongst the hundreds of images, there are also photographs of the Kamm family home in Portland, OR, dockyards, rail yards, logging operations, summer camping & canoeing, and even
Manual of the Board of Supervising Inspectors. Acts of Congress relating to steam vessels. Rules and regulations of the Board for the Government of Inspectors. . . revised and adopted October 27, 1863.[MARITIME - CIVIL WAR]. 12mo. 147, , xx pp., with woodcut rule borders throughout. Publisher's black diced calf, overlapping flap at front fore-edge, w/ tongue & strap to insert (minor rubbing, shelfwear, closed tear to close flap), still VG- copy, from the library of Caroline Augusta Gray Kamm (1840-1932), noted socialite and philanthropist in Portland, built home for poor women & girls with the YWCA, and was daughter of PNW pioneer William H. Gray (1810-1889) who traveled to the Lapwai Mission in Lewiston, ID in 1836 where he was the Nez Perce secular agent, and she subsequently later married Jacob Kamm (1823-1912), pioneering Oregon steamship builder, industrialist and entrepreneur. First edition, thus, of this Civil War-era manual for inspecting steam vessels was considered a Wartime imperative by Lincoln's Secretary of the Treasury, Salmon P. Chase, who while writing to Baltimore's Supervising Inspector that "the security of the lives of persons in the public service, whether serving in civil or military capacities on board Government transports or other vessels. . . and the protection of the Government property, are objects quite as important at the safety of private citizens." Inspectors were charged with determining seaworthiness, condition of boilers, materials, bonds, combustible fluids, enforcing regulations, pilot rules, and much more. If the vessel failed to pass due to negligence, it could be seized. Worldcat locates 3 copies (US Coast Guard Academy Lib., Smithsonian, Cincinnati & Hamilton County Lib.).
[SCUDDER, Horace Elisha]. Sml. 4to. 222 pp., plus 2 pp. publ. ads. Frontisp. woodcut engraving, numerous text woodcuts and plates throughout. Colour chromolithograph publisher's boards, cover art w/ Japanese influence, and almost surrealist elements, colour-chromolithograph endpapers (minor bumping & wear to corners, some edgewear), still VG bright copy, from library of Clara Homans Whitehouse (1869-1950), of Portland, OR. First edition of this delightful 3rd volume in the Bodley family travel series describing their adventures between 1848 and 1852, by the noted Boston author. Originally appearing in the Riverside magazine, this volume describes the family trips along the coast of Massachusetts Bay from Boston to Gloucester, and then through Ipswich and Rowley, to Newburyport, and then home again.
[COOKERY -- ARTIST'S BOOK]. RICKABAUGH, Rene (Artist & Desiger). Folio. 11.6 x 15 in. 106 (i.e. 144) pp. Illustrated title in red & black, illustrated throughout with the splendid woodblock artwork of Rickabaugh, all recipe leaves on thick paper stock w/ printed borders, final colophon illustration with original tissue, and mylar overlay. Loose leaves & 4 pp. choirs all preserved in original box, NF copy. First edition of this inventive portfolio of recipes created as a fundraiser by the Portland Art Association for their iconic Museum Art School. Printed with type set in Caslon & Garamond by Schlegel Typesetting on splendid paper, most of these portfolios tended to not survive complete, or with the box clean and unblemished. Rickabauch (b. 1947) has exhibited his work since 1972 in numerous shows with exhibitions in Portland, Seattle & New York, and also taught from 1984 to 1987 at the Pacific Northwest College of Art.
Sawmill equipment & supplies [Log haul chairs; Head sprockets for long link chain; Log haul chain; Cast steel carriage wheels; Technical data; Columbia special alloys; Analysis of miscellaneous dredge parts and logging equipment. . . ; Logging & mill equipment display list; Bucket inspection sheet. . . ]; (together with) The determination of the critical dimensions for necked-down risers; Walker & Hughey, Fundamentals of heavy cutting. . . .[LOGGING EQUIPMENT & COLUMBIA STEEL]. [BRODIGAN, James Thomas]. 4to. [Approx. 266 pp (assorted sections, some separately paginated).], including 12 cyanotype white on blue blueprints, numerous silver print diazotype blueprints, manuscript blueprints & diagrams on graph paper, as well as white paper, several sections in original typescript, copyletters signed by Brodigan, work orders w/ printed letterhead and Brodigan's autograph, and manuscript notes, two added reports at rear in their original printed covers, w/ text photo illustrations, diagrams, etc. All preserved in original gray-green cloth 3-ring binder, rounded corners, piano-hinge joints, typed label on spine, typed thumb tabs mounted on fore-edges (minor soiling, edgewear, some rubbing), still VG- exemplar from the library of Columbia Steel Casting Co. This well-organized plans and data notebook filled with original blueprints, manuscript diagrams, typescript reports, and signed work orders chronicle efforts of a Columbia Steel casting engineer & manager designing products for the fast-growing logging industry during World War II and in the post-War building boom. Columbia Steel had long been a pioneer in the logging equipment industry, founding the Skookum line before 1906, and as reflected in this manuscript notebook, specialized in the casting of Log Haul Chairs for logging trucks, loaders, and log railcars, as well as the durable log haul chains in assorted sizes. Columbia Steel maintained an in-house metallurgy lab and research group experimenting, testing, and developing new products using their specially created Manganese alloy, with some links measuring up to 8" in diameter. They also cast the sprocket assemblies to secure the loads as they were yarded out of the timber stands, and in the sawmills, as well as the much needed durable cast steel carriage wheels. As evidenced by the original reports, manuscript details, and blueprint designs preserved in this notebook, they also were pioneers and primary suppliers for dredging parts, used not only in digging and clearing holding ponds for logging operations, but also for supplying gold mining and other mineral mining operations in the West. Some of the companies specified in these included C.H. Thurman Dredge in Snelling, CA, buckets for Yuba Consolidated Goldfields, and still others for Junction City Mining Co. Original production and design materials from this historic company are quite scarce due to the catastrophic 1948 Vanport Flood, as well as later fires which nearly destroyed all the facilities. Brodigan (1918-2003) was casting engineer, and later plant manager for Columbia Steel Casting Co., starting work with them prior to World War II, and continuing until his retirement.
[LOGGING -- BRITISH COLUMBIA]. GRAINGER, M.[artin] Allerdale. Tall 8vo. ix, , 206 pp., plus 16 pp. publisher's catalogue dated 1912. Photo frontisp., 11 photo illustrations on 8 plates. Tan pictorial publisher's cloth, w/ front cover art of logger standing atop giant stump, black lettering front cover & spine (minor dustsoiling & thumbing to fore-edges, minor wear, & slight bumping to corners, edgewear, w/o ffep.), still VG- copy. First edition, early printing (1912 Arnold catalogue inserted into rear of 1908 1st), of Grainger's noted semi-autobiographical and realistic account of the life of loggers in Canada at the beginning of the 20th Century. Grainger (1874-1941) refused to gloss over the grittiness of West Coast small-time logging operations, and this account is considered one of the finest early examples of local realism by a Canadian author, and details the corruption and efforts of BC hand-loggers. Original editions are exceedingly uncommon in the trade, and seldom appear at auction, with no copies in the last 60 years.
Motor Vehicle Digest [Cover title: Engine Parts: magneto gasoline pumps. . . ; Engine Parts: water pumps, radiators, mascots, ornaments; Engine Parts: Carburetors, air cleaners, filters. . . ; Engine Parts: Carburetors; Electrical Systems & Parts: Spark plugs, ignition apparatus. . . ; Internal Combustion Engines: Diesel or modified, gasoline, kerosene. . . ; Internal Combustion Engines: Submarine diesel engines, two-cycle engines, sleeve valve motors. . . ; Final Drives or Transmissions; Elements of General Application: Gears, universal joints. . . ; Steering: Axles, knuckles, gears. . . ; Steering – Steering Gear: Roadwheels, tires, springing. . . ; Springing – Pneumatic Suspension. . . .][AUTOMOBILES -- ENGINEERING]. [LORD, Frank Howard (Ed.)]. Twelve vols. Oblong folio. 19 x 12.5 x approx. 2-3 in. per vol., 30 linear inches. [251; 278; 228; 84; 233; 312; 264; 140; 158; 160; 208; 212 leaves (11 of 12 vols. unnumbered).], all silver gelatin Photostatic photo print positives, on inconsistent quality papers, either due to processing or washing process after being shot with the Rectigraph camera reproducing through a prism an image, some w/ borders, all featuring nine 4 x 6 in. data cards on recto of each leaf, all identified w/in the original images, some from photographs, containing well over 20,000 illustrations, diagrams, photographs, and technical details (roughness to some of the fore-edges, photo textblock not cut or trimmed to size, so rough cut at fore-edges, occasional lifting from old wicking at fore-edges, faint tidemark to lower fore-edges of a couple volumes). Uniformly bound in three-quarter maroon-coloured calf over black pebbled cloth on beveled boards, Broun-Green Co. Safety Minute Book, McMillan Patented post-binders, with three metal posts and ring locking mechanism, all leaves perforated at gutter margin for loading into the binders, decorated endpapers, thumb tabs at fore-edges demarcating the front of the binder, gilt lettered title stamped on front covers of all (some scuffing, edgewear, couple hinges starting, or weakened, occasional scuffing to back covers, or to spines, former owner's labels attached to spines of a couple vols.), still a VG set originally acquired by a collector when most of Harrah's automobiles, and other material were auctioned off in three separate sales in the mid-1980's, after efforts to preserve the collection failed following the acquisition of Harrah's casino and hotel empire by Holiday Inns, with their ownership stamps on flyleaves. Since Harrah mechanics had to maintain a fleet of over 1425 automobiles, many of them exceedingly rare early Brass Era, and foreign models, these volumes provided invaluable mechanical details. This immense and unique reference set reproduces over 22,000 well-illustrated index research cards on 2525 leaves, prepared by General Motors for their engineering and technical staff tracking and recording the myriad of manufacturers and suppliers for automobiles, trucks, aircraft, and marine craft from the Brass Era through the Great Depression. These prepared by the GM in-house technical periodical, "Motor Vehicle Digest," provide essential visual and technical historical data for the development, patent history, engineering, inventions, of most of the major and minor, national and international, automobile manufacturers, and parts suppliers for over three decades prior to World War II. Basically serving as the automotive industry's equivalent of the National Union Catalogue, or Acta Sanctorum, these gigantic volumes trace the origins, mechanical development, devices, and equipment on 1000's of different manufacturers, most having been lost now to the passage of time, and the many shake-ups during the 20th Century. Not only do they serve as original reference from contemporary technical journals in German, French, Italian, Norwegian, Dutch, and Danish, all neatly translated into English, but also offer a means to visually trace the development of the automobile. The four "Engine Parts" volumes include extensive sections on magnetos, gasoline pumps, accessory drive chains, camshaft gears, water pumps, pistons, crank shafts, water pumps, fuel systems, fuel gauges, carburetors, throttle controls, air filters, fuel injection, and even the 1937 introduction of the Down Draft Carburetor. Of notable interest is the extensive section on radiator badges or mascots, and Motometer ornaments for the radiators, including winged Gods & Goddesses, animals, and grille ornaments. The myriad of manufacturers represented is dizzying, ranging from Mercedes to Packard, Bugatti to Lejeuene, Wolsely to Zenith, with Napier, Thornycroft, Solex, Rateau, Mercedes, Rickenbacker, Stromberg & Locomobile thrown in. Electrical s
[COOKERY -- WOMEN]. LAUGHTON, Cathrine. 8vo. , 341,  pp. With text illustrations. Tan publisher's cloth, red lettering front cover & spine (minor rubbing, edgewear, very minor bumping), w/ d.j. cover art by Berta Hoerner Hader (1890-1976), Caldecott Medal Award winner for The Big Snow in 1948 (minor chipping & edgewear, couple closed tears, creasing, minor sunning to spine), still VG/G copy, w/ 2 pp. in pencil manuscript at rear for added recipes. First edition of this unusually scarce cookbook taken from the columns of "Mary Cullen's Cottage," whose founder Mary Elizabeth Tobin, and later James Beard cohort, Catherine Lawton published recipes, homemaking suggestions, knitting patterns, and more from 1902-1982 in the Oregon Journal. The newspaper built a space in 1932 to house the Mary Cullen column efforts, grouped under their Household Arts Service, and also operated a demonstration kitchen. Of additional interest are the illustrations by noted artist, Berta Hoerner Hader who steadily illustrated along with her husband Elmer Hader scores of children's books.
[ALASKA-YUKON-PACIFIC EXPOSITION -- CALIFORNIA]. [BRIGGS, Arthur R., GERSTLE, William L., HIBBERD, I.N., et al]. 8vo. 80 pp., on textured clay-sized paper. Illustrated title, frontisp., illustrated throughout, border illustrations, olive-green headers. Tan printed & illustrated softcovers, raised embossed city silhouette front cover, lettering in black, yapp fore-edges (minor edgewear, rubbing), still VG copy. First edition of this nicely illustrated land promotion for San Francisco, issued just 3 years after the devastating 1906 Earthquake & Fire touting the progress of the City since the disaster, the newly reconstructed buildings, and aspirations for the future. Along with the 1905 Lewis & Clark Exposition, and the later 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco, and Panama-California Exposition in San Diego, these promotional brochures aided Western cities in selling the Far West to those living outside the region, and the tremendous potential of the U.S. inevitable expansion into the Pacific.
[SEATTLE -- WASHINGTON]. Oblong 12mo. [12 panels (unpaginated)], leporello accordion-style, illustrated throughout including 2 three-panel birds-eye views of Seattle before the June 6th, 1889 fire atop one another in the opening leaves, on glossy sized paper. Brick-red embossed pubisher's cloth, raised embossed border, gilt lettering (very minor shelfwear), otherwise an excellent bright copy. First edition of this scarce pictorial work reproducing views of Seattle, and the surrounding area, including Snoqualmie Falls, Indians picking Hops, several views of logging & saw mills, and views of a number of houses and buildings around Seattle at the end of the 19th-century. The Ward Brothers of Columbus, OH specialized in producing Albertype souvenir albums, first popularized at the end of the 19th-century by the Wittemann Brothers in 1879, and by 1890 the Ward's had acquired the Albertype process which was a photo-printing method closely related to collotypes, in which gelatin was adhered to glass plates creating printable negatives. Worldcat locates 1 copy of later version (1906 -- Seattle Public Library).
[STEEL INDUSTRY -- METALLURGY]. CONWAY, Jr., William P. 8vo. xii, 179,  pp. With photo illustrations throughout. Simulated brown textured calf, gilt lettering & logo on front cover, gilt lettering on spine (minor shelfwear), still VG copy. First edition of this informative and well-illustrated work tracing the history of steel casting in the United States from the Civil War into the late 20th Century. Steel castings offer advantages in chemical and physical uniformity, with strength and appearance, for steel rails, steel I-beams, and so many other heavy equipment products.
[STEEL MILLS -- LOESCHE]. [PRUFER, Dr. Thomas, BEHLAU, Catrin, & LOESCHE, [Dr. Thomas]. 4to. 9.25 x 12 in. 75,  pp. With colour illustrations, photos & diagrams, colour borders at fore-edges of textblock. Colour-printed boards (slight bumping at couple corners), w/ d.j. (very slight bumping), NF/NF, from library of Columbia Steel Casting Co. First edition of this scarce company of history of Loesche which pioneered vertical roller mills for grinding coal, cement, raw materials, granulated slag & industrial minerals, whose companies have now begun significant investment in emissions reduction processes for coal production, and alternative fuel firing.
[GOLD MINING -- TECHNOLOGY]. RICHARDSON, M.[ortimer] J. 8vo. xix, , 315,  pp. With photo plates, text illustrations, photo illustrations, diagrams, charts, graphs throughout. Brown cloth, gilt lettering front cover, spine (minor bumping at foot of spine), w/ d.j. wraparound photo cover art of dredge working in a river delta (minor shelfwear), still NF/NF copy, inscribed by author on ffep., from the library of Columbia Steel Casting Co. First edition, stated & signed, of the first complete text on placer mining issued for miners and mining operators since the Great Depression. He details how to explore new prospects, methods of evaluation, necessary equipment, feasibility studies, dredging or other equipment for placer mining, mineral jigs, and his work against the massive damage caused by illegal miners working placer deposits in South America, Africa, and Southeast Asia.
[SCUDDER, Horace Elisha]. Sml. 4to. 210 pp., plus 2 pp. publ. ads. Frontisp. woodcut engraving, numerous text woodcuts and plates throughout. Colour chromolithograph publisher's boards, cover art w/ elaborate decorative motif, including vignette of mountains on lower front cover, colour chromolith endpapers (mnor bumping to corners, edgewear), still VG copy, from the library of Clara Homans Whitehouse (1869-1950), of Portland, OR. First edition of this delightful 5th volume in the Bodley family travel series describing their adventures between 1848 and 1852, by the noted Boston author. Originally appearing in the Riverside magazine, this volume describes how Mr. Bodley is called to Europe where he travels through Scotland, England, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, and Switzerland.
Visit the Republic of Panama and the Panama Canal Zone. . . land of the Pollera, crossroads of the World. . . [The land divided and the waters united]; See all of Panama: the coffee highlands of Chiriqui. . . ; Taboga: island of flowers, Panama Bay. . . ; Porlobelo. . . .[PANAMA CANAL & PANAMA]. Four pieces. 1st - 4to. 8 x 9 in. 80 pp. Photo illustrations, maps, text illustrations throughout. Colour-illustrated softcovers, center fold crease as issued (minor tidemark at center in lower part of brochure, mostly in last half), still G- copy; 2nd - 8vo. 4 x 9 in. [8 pp (unpaginated).], in leporello accordion-style format, printed in green & black, photo illustrations, map (minor creasing), VG; 3rd - 12mo. 3.5 x 6.25 in. [20 pp (unpaginated).], printed in green & black, which unfolds to 12 x 17.25 in. broadside on verso, photo illustrated, NF; 4th - 12mo. 3.5 x 6.5 in. [20 pp (unpaginated).], printed in red & black, illustrated, which unfolds to 17.5 x 12.8 in. broadside on verso, self-printed softcovers, NF. First editions of this scarce series of well-illustrated travel brochures to Panama and the Panama Canal Zone on the eve of World War II. The photos depict Panama folk dances, churches, and shopping districts, as well as indigenous Panamanian peoples jewelry, pottery, woven textiles, and more available for sale.
[AUTOMOBILE TRAVEL -- COLORADO]. 12mo. 4 x 6.75 in. [8 pp (unpaginated).], printed in colour, orange borders, leporello accordion-style fold-out, illustrated throughout. Self-printed colour-illustrated softcovers (slight shelfwear), NF copy. First edition of this nicely done brochure extolling the South Cheyenne Canon Highway, which at the time featured a toll of 50¢, and children ages 6-12 in cars could travel with family for half fares. Of interest was the stop at Helen Hunt Jackson's grave where well-wishers were encouraged to drop rocks on her cairn (her body had been exhumed and moved to Evergreen Cemetery in 1891 due to vandalism).
[HAWAII TERRITORY -- LAND PROMOTION]. 4to. 8 x 9 in. 24 pp. Printed in red & black throughout, numerous photo illustrations, 1 map on verso of front cover, acting as frontisp., rubricated initials, and photo captions in red. Colour-illustrated softcovers, pattern cover art similar to Tapa cloth, back cover art illustrated borders by Allan Dunn, center fold crease for mailing as issued (minor scuffing to lower fore-edge of front cover, rubbing, 1 very slight closed tear lower fore-edge), still VG- copy, w/ Cook's Tourist Ticket Office stamps on front cover. First edition of this very scarce Hawaii Promotion Committee tourist brochure for the Territory of Hawaii, published within just two years after being made a territory by the U.S., and less than 10 years after the coup forcing Queen Liliuokalani to abdicate. This well-illustrated piece describes and illustrates the Steamships bringing tourists to Hawaii, the historic spots in Honolulu, the beaches, surfing, and hotels such as the Alexander Young Hotel, the Moana Hotel, and the Haliewa Hotel at Waialua. The writers of the brochure touted along the bottom of the brochure how there was no hurricanes, no frosts, no malaria, no reptiles, no poisons, and no beggars in Hawaii. No copies in Worldcat; Not in Davis, Photographically Illustrated Books About Hawai'i, 1854-1945; See: Mak, Creating "Paradise of the Pacific": How Tourism Began in Hawaii (2015).
[JAZZ AGE]. O'HARA, John. 8vo. 310 pp. Beige publisher's cloth, blue lettering on spine (minor shelwear, soiling), w/ d.j. moody Art Deco cover art by Arthur Hawkins representing Manhattan's Upper Eastside (minor chipping head of spine, couple closed tears, creasing, edgewear), still VG/G copy, w/ original Newport, OR drugstore stamp on front pastedown. First Grosset Edition, reprinting the 1935 Harcourt, Brace original, of this novel set against the backdrop of the waning years of the Jazz Age, and the promiscuous experiences of Gloria Wondrous, including her affair with Weston Liggett, and assorted friends. In 1960, 25 years after its first publication, the novel was adapted into the film starring Elizabeth Taylor for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress.
[FASHION -- ART DECO]. BENITO, [Eduardo Garcia]. Folio. 96 pp. With 100's of text illustrations, photo illustrations, mostly in black & white, some colour illustrations, photos & plates. Colour-illustrated softcovers, cover art by Benito (1891-1981) on metallic silver background, Art Deco lettering, design, Camel cigarette ad on back cover (chipping head & foot of spine, minor creasing, edgewear), still VG copy. First edition, thus, of this installment in the noted fashion magazine's results of the Paris Autumn fashion lines, featuring designs by Schiaparelli, Patou, Lelong, Forstmann's Elga, and others. Benito who was a native of Valladolid, Spain, later became one of the most iconic Art Deco artists of the Jazz Age, creating covers for Vogue and Vanity Fair, and heavily influenced by Picasso, Modigliani, and others.
[MIDDLE EAST]. THOMAS, Bertram. 8vo. x, 364 pp. Frontisp., plates, 4 maps (1 large folding at rear). Orange publisher's cloth, gilt & black decoration & lettering on spine (minor shelfwear, light rubbing to lower corners), w/ d.j. cover art of Arabs on horseback (minor edgewear, couple very small closed tears, slight chipping to spine), still VG/VG- copy. First edition, stated, of this history of the Arabians and intrepid world traveler. He details much of the late antiquity through Medieval period of the Arabs, the impact of the teachings of Mohammed, and the wars of expansion until the disintegration of their empire under the advance of the Mongols.
NEW ZEALAND]. DOWNES, T.[homas] W.[illiam]. 8vo. , iv, 95 pp., plus 7 pp. publisher's illustrated ads. Frontisp. photo, numerous photo plates, strip maps. Pictorial tan publisher's cloth, illustration on front cover of Maori standing beside the river, lettering & decoration in black & red (minor soiling, edgewear, offset toning to endpapers), still VG copy. First edition of this surprisingly scarce guide to the Wanganui River, people, and natural history for travels down the Whanganui River, the third-longest river in New Zealand. Prior to the completion of the North Island Main Trunk Railway, the river was a aital link for the effort, with steamships regularly running its' length, whose rugged beauty and the Maori villages (Kainga) dotting the banks attraced thousands of tourists annually. Downes (d. 1938) was appointed the Supervisor of River Works and Ranger for Domain Lands for the Wanganui River Trust in 1921, and traveled the length of the river repeatedly.
Aleutian Indian and English dictionary: common words in the dialects of the Aleutian Indian language, as spoken by the Oogashik, Egashik, Egegik, Anangashuk and Misremir tribes around Sulima River and neighboring parts of the Alaska Peninsula. . . .[ALASKA -- ESKIMO]. LEE, Charles A. 12mo. 23,  pp. Gray-green illustrated printed softcovers, cover art of Native Alaskan wearing NW Coast broad-rimmed woven hat (couple minor closed tears now neatly repaired on verso, minor creasing, shelfwear), still VG- copy of this very fragile piece. First edition of this scarce and important early travelers dictionary intended not only for those making leisure trips to Alaska, but primarily whalers and sealers, as the listed tribes at the end of the 19th-Century did not have a written language. This dictionary which included a number of obscure words for food stuffs, daily items, and even number and currency conversions from the Russian ruble, also identified 80-90 Russian loanwords which had been adapted by the Native Americans in the Aleutians. See: Wickersham, 2590, Smith, 5799; Jose Andres Alonso De La Fuente, The Influence of Russian on the Eskaleut Languages, Przeglad Rusycystycny, No. 2  (2018), pp. 99-124.
SLOBODKIN, Louis. Small 4to. 127,  pp. Double-page illustrated title, illustrated throughout. Blue cloth, illustrated blue lettering, w/ d.j. wraparound cover art by Slobodkin (minor shelfwear, faint ghosting from removed notice at spine, price-clipped), still NF/VG copy. Fifth printing of this second title in Slobodkin's wonderful science fiction "Space Ship" series featuring Boy Scout Eddie Blow, his grandmother, and the alien named Marty from the planet Martinea. Scarce in jacket. Slobodkin (1903-1975) was a noted artist, sculptor, and author, who was awarded the 1944 Caldecott award for Thurber's Many Moons, as well as illustrated Elenaor Estes' "Hundred Dresses" awarded the Newbery Medal in 1944.
Travel Oregon Coast Highway U.S. 101: In all the World no drive like this, no tolls in Oregon. . . .[AUTOMOBILE TRAVEL -- MAPS]. 4to. [16 pp (unpaginated).], numerous text illustrations, double-page centerfold map by T.J. Greene (small closed tear, minor creasing), self-printed photo-illustrated colour-softcovers, center crease and printed in double-columns for folding (slight soiling front cover), still VG- copy, w/ small rubber stamp of Breakers Motor Apts., Crescent City California on front cover. First edition, thus, of this automobile and bus travel tour guide to the newly completed US Highway 101, which finally had completed paved highway and bridges including the iconic Yaquina Bay bridge designed by Conde B. McCullough. Throughout the 1930's with substantial support from the WPA and PWA projects as well as the U.S. Bureau of Public Works the highway became a scenic continuous drive.