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Prosch, Charles [b. 1820]

Published by Seattle, WA Privately published 1904, 1904
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
From Live Oak Booksellers (Langley, WA, U.S.A.)

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FIRST EDITION. INSCRIBED BY PROSCH on the front free endpaper as follows: "TSo/ Theodore O. Williams/ A token of the esteem of/ Chas. Prosch." Frontispiece black and white photo of Prosch plus two full page black and white photos. Red cloth with black letters and a printer's device on the front cover. Laid in is an invoice for this book from Old Oregon Book Store dated March 14, 1956 for $35.00 to H.B. MacFarland. H.Eberstadt No. I-818; Howes, P, 633;The Washington 89 by George Tweney. Theodore O. Williams, to whom this volume in inscribed by Prosch, was born in New York City in 1827 and went to California in the Gold Rush of 1849. Following his work in the gold mines of California, Williams came to Port Orchard in 1855 in the Brig Leonesa. He finally settled in Kitsap County, Washington, where he served as County Sheriff from 1870-1880. He died in Seattle in 1909. In a letter to his nephew Albert, postmarked Seattle and dated March 13, 1904, Williams tells of his arrival in Port Orchard and also gives a description of Chief Kitsap. The H.B. MacFarland, to whom this volume is inscribed, may be H.B. MacFarland of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad, whose tests of Oregon fir piles demonstrated that they were weakened by the steaming process of creosoting. Very minor wear to extremities, both hinges cracked, but textblock and covers tight, rear endpaper apparently missing, else very good or better with all photos present and in very good condition/ No jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 04545

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Bibliographic Details


Publisher: Seattle, WA Privately published 1904

Publication Date: 1904

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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