Myrtle Creek, Oregon: The Mail Printers for Beatrice L. Bliss, 1972. Period photos of participants and locations. First Edition. Pebbled boards. SIGNED by the AUTHOR on the front free endpaper + her inlaid small handwritten note, brown textured boards with tan lettering on spine and front cover,illustrated with 20 half-tone photos and reproductions of period images, pictorial tan dust jacket (unclipped) with small brown image of covered wagon, 239 pages. Near Fine / Very Good +. Item #5074
Deals with an Iowa Methodist family who joined the great pioneer trek across the plains to the "Promised Land of Oregon" after being caught up in the enthusiams generated by Rev. Delazon Smith. Pioneer and woman's history by a great granddaughter of that intrepid pious family. Based largely on Diaries from 1852 by Mary Adams.
UNCOMMON illustrated title with considable interest for women and those with an interest in Oregon history, pioneers, and the West.
SIGNED and Includes an inlaid Note (5 3/4" x 7 3/4") with single horizontal fold, handwritten and signed in ink, on personal letterhead stationery, re: gift of this book.
Solid copy without annotations, uniform light age-toning, occasional slight foxing (not affecting ilustrations). Postage-stamp sized smudge on rear free endpaper with offset to lower dj panel. Dust jacket is unclipped, age-toned with very slight foxing; a small clean rip to the lower edge of the dj's front panel andnick and chip to rear top.