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Early Days in Old Oregon by Katharine Berry Judson - First Edition, First Printing - 1916 - from Uncommon Works, IOBA and

Early Days in Old Oregon

by Katharine Berry Judson

Condition: Very Good +

Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co., 1916. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth. Very Good +. A very good plus hardcover first edition, first printing "with numerous illustrations and four maps." Brown cloth boards with black, gold, and orange stamping on cover, gold stamping on spine. No dust jacket. Prior owner's name on first free endpaper and gift inscription on title page. Even toning to pages. Title page shows publication date of 1916, matching copyright date, "Published June, 1916." Tight text block and cover, minor bumping to head and tail of spine. Unnumbered preface, 6 blank leaves, 263 pp., including index and appendix, "A Brief Summary of the History of the Old Oregon Country from Original Sources," plus a bibliography. Octavo, 5 1/4 x 8 inches tall. History of the Oregon Teritory, the Pacific Northwest, and what later became the states of Washington & Oregon Includes images and information on native Americans then living in the Territory. Written by a librarian as a child's introduction to the settling of the Oregon Territory, including "materials from sources which have never before been made accessible.


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