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  • FLEETING MOMENTS: Nature and Culture in American History. by Barth, Gunther.
    Barth, Gunther.
    FLEETING MOMENTS: Nature and Culture in American History.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A study which "identifies fleeting moments of concord between nature and culture in the course of American history. During the search for the Wilderness Passage, the progress of the Lewis and Clark expedition, and the building of park cemeteries and big city parks, Americans realized that nature was not merely a force to be reckoned with, not merely a resource to be exploited, but also an integral component of their lives. Through the engineering of nature and culture in the urban environment, the energetic attempts to conserve large-scale nature in the United States emerged as an offspring of the big city." INSCRIBED (in French) on the title page by the author. Sources, notes, index. 220 pp. ISBN: 0-195062965.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (some wear/damage to the lower edge of the bottom board and to the fold of the rear flap of the dj, but otherwise tight and clean.) Uncommon signed.

    Book ID: 65074
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  • Carey, Charles H.
    A GENERAL HISTORY OF OREGON PRIOR TO 1861 IN TWO VOLUMES: Volume I, To the Territorial Government; Volume II, To the Civil War.

    Edition: First edition.

    Portland, OR: Metropolitan Press, 1935 & 1936 dj. Hardcover first edition - Designed to be an authoritative and readable history of the state from the earliest days of discovery and exploration - Vancouver's visit, the discovery of the Columbia River, the Lewis and Clark expedition - through its settlement, the discovery of gold in Oregon, the Indian wars, and more. Illustrated with photographs, map endpapers. Each volume has notes and references, volume 2 also has an index to both volumes. 416 pp., 916 pp.

    Condition: Good in good dustjackets (some mottling to the red cloth, edgewear and chipping to the dustjackets, but uncommon in dj.)

    Book ID: 36914
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  • I SHOULD BE EXTREMELY HAPPY IN YOUR COMPANY: A Novel of Lewis & Clark. by Hall, Brian.
    Hall, Brian.
    I SHOULD BE EXTREMELY HAPPY IN YOUR COMPANY: A Novel of Lewis & Clark.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking, (2003) dj. Hardcover first edition - the author's third novel, an account of the Lewis and Clark expediton in the early 19th century which focuses on "some of the more emblematic moments of the journey. His narrative is shaped around and informed by an examination of the collision of white and Native American cultures at that time. To be true to this theme of colliding perspectives, he has written the novel in four voices... [Merriweather] Lewis, the troubled and mercurial figure who found that it was impossible to enter paradise without having it fall around him. . . the Shoshone girl Sacagawea, whose courage and resourcefulness helped ensure the expedition's completion; William Clark; and Toussaint Charbonneau,…

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    New York: Viking, (2003) dj. Hardcover first edition - the author's third novel, an account of the Lewis and Clark expediton in the early 19th century which focuses on "some of the more emblematic moments of the journey. His narrative is shaped around and informed by an examination of the collision of white and Native American cultures at that time. To be true to this theme of colliding perspectives, he has written the novel in four voices... [Merriweather] Lewis, the troubled and mercurial figure who found that it was impossible to enter paradise without having it fall around him. . . the Shoshone girl Sacagawea, whose courage and resourcefulness helped ensure the expedition's completion; William Clark; and Toussaint Charbonneau, the French fur trader who took Sacagawea as his wife." Author's note. 419 pp. ISBN: 0-670031895.

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    Condition: Fine in very good dust jacket. (remainder line)

    Book ID: 68797
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  • YOUNG NORTHWEST. by Montgomery, Richard G.
    Montgomery, Richard G.
    YOUNG NORTHWEST.

    Edition: Second edition, indexed and revised (orig published in 1941.)

    Portland, OR: Binfords & Mort, (1948.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - An entertaining general history of the Pacific Northwest and Oregon in particular: the geology, the original inhabitants, early explorations of Captain Robert Gray, Lewis and Clark, Dr. John McLoughlin, the overland wagon trains, and more, including the growth of industry with the Bonneville and Grand Coulee Dams. SIGNED by the author on the half title page "Yours in Rotary" and dated in 1956. Stamped on this page is "The Rotary Club, Portland, OR." Illustrated by Harold Price. Index. 318 pp. Map on front endpapers.

    Condition: Very good + in a good only dust jacket (several chips to top edge of dj).

    Book ID: 57318
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