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Farthest West. Illustrated by Sidney Armer.

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Farthest West. Illustrated by Sidney Armer.

by Armer, Laura Adams

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New York: Longmans, Green and Co., 1939. First Edition, stated. Royal octavo, green cloth (hardcover), illustrated endpapers, illus. frontis., ix + 190 pp. Very Good, with edgewear that includes light fraying to tips of spine, darkened endpapers, Illustrated. Dedicated to the members of Save-the-Redwoods League -- “that far-seeing group which knows the need of serving the Earth our Mother.” From the story: Pigeon Creek flowed westward toward the sea. Between shadowed banks green with deer ferns and lacy leaves of bleeding heart the mountain-born stream found its way. It ran past a small schoolhouse in a clearing, where stumps of giant redwoods told of a forest hewn down. Westward flowed the stream at the base of grassy hills dotted with Jersey cows, gazing within sight and sound of the ocean. Toward the beach ran Pigeon Creek, making a sudden leap to the sands over a bank smoked with lavender lupines. A Group of children with their teacher followed the stream until it reached the steep cliff. There they paused to gaze at the moving, restless sea. Florence said to Miss Luella: “The ocean looks like a lot of soapsuds ready to be blown into bubbles.” The little girl’s blue eyes sparkled like the sea itself. Her yellow curls gleamed golden in the sunshine. “It reminds me of soapsuds, too,” answered the teacher. “The bubbles are full of color on a morning like this. We should have a wonderful time on the beach today. Shall we go?” On they ran, teacher and children glad of the holiday, glad of the March wind and sunlight. At the base of the cliff they again met the stream which hesitated as if awed by the breakers beating against the rocks. Where the cove opened out in sun-warmed stretches of sand, Pigeon Creek moved gently on to mingle its sweet waters with the brine of the Pacific. The children and Miss Luella took off their shoes and stockings and waded in the shallows. Above the noice of the pounding waves rose the sound of their laughter and shouting...


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Farthest West. Illustrated by Sidney Armer.
Armer, Laura Adams
Book condition
First Edition
Longmans, Green and Co., 1939. First Edition, stated.
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
Children’s Literature, California, Western Americana, American West, Natural History, Juvenile Fiction.

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Lighthouse Books, ABAA is a family-owned and operated book shop located in downtown Dade City, Florida, celebrating more than 40 years of business. We're open to the public Wednesdays through Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Our specialties include Florida history and literature, Americana, literature of the South, military history (including, but not limited to, Civil War, Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, Vietnam, Korean War), children's literature, antique maps, leather bindings and rare & unusual items. We have a wide variety of general stock, including a large landscape/gardening section, a great selection of Christian/church history/Bible study titles, Beat literature, fishing, aviation, maritime, Asian history, African history, European history, South Pacific, British history, archaeology, psychology, philosophy, Latin American and Caribbean history, Canadian history, discovery & exploration, art, antiques & collectibles' reference, pop-up books, railroads, hunting, fire arms, etc. About 25 per cent of our total stock is listed in our online inventory. If ever you're in the area, we invite you to come in and browse; to show our appreciation, we'll offer a 15 per cent discount off any purchases made on your first visit. The proprietor, Michael F. Slicker, is one of about 450 qualified members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America, Inc., and its affiliate the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers. He was also the founding president of the the Florida Antiquarian Booksellers Association and is still an active member and committee chairman. In addition to keeping regular hours at the storefront location, Lighthouse Books participate as a vender in about a dozen book fairs, antiques shows, map fairs and related events each year. One such show is The Florida Antiquarian Book Fair, an annual trade show/charity benefit held in downtown St. Petersburg in April, that has become the oldest and largest antiquarian book fair in the Southeast. Slicker has served as Chair since its inception thirty years ago. Please contact us for more information regarding our certified appraisal services. Please visit our website: Bibliophiles might enjoy our blog, featuring articles on unusual books, author biographies, and other book related


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