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Auction 99, Lot 651

"[Lot of 3 Books]", Various

Subject: History - Oregon

Period: 1882-1950 (published)



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A nice Oregon history lot: 1) "Report of an Examination of the Upper Columbia River and the Territory in its Vicinity in September and October, 1881 to determine its navigability, and adaptability to steamboat transportation." By Lieut. Thomas W. Symons, Washington, 1882, Government Printing Office, Senate Ex Doc. 186, 47th Cong., 1st Session, hardbound, 133 pp, [7.9 X 11.1"]. Author was chief engineer of the Department of the Columbia, Corps of Engineers. With illustrations, a sectional map of the river in twenty-five plates, and a folding map of eastern Washington and Oregon. Ref: TWENEY 89, 75. 2) "Sources of the History of Oregon", Volume 1, Parts 3 to 6 inclusive. Includes the correspondence and journals of Captain Nathaniel J. Wyeth, edited by F.G. Young. First edition, published in Eugene, 1899, two foldout maps, 262 pp, [6.6 x 9.6"]. Wyeth was accompanied by the fur trader Bill Sublet on his two expeditions to Oregon in 1832 and 1834, and he helped establish Fort Hall in Idaho. This monograph includes over 200 letters, together with Wyeth's complete journals for both expeditions. Ref: Graff 2764; Howes W718. Original green printed wrappers. 3) "The Old Oregon Country a History of Frontier Trade, Transportation, and Travel", by Oscar Osburn Winther, Bloomington IN, 1950, 348 pp, soft cover, [6.9 x 10"]. Detailed coverage of the history of the entire Pacific Northwest." Ref: Tweeny: The Washington Eighty-Nine, #85.


Condition: B

All complete and in good condition. Paper cover of Wyeth's book ragged at free edge, contents very good.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $200

Closed on 6/12/2002