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Philadelphia, PA: Eastern National Park & Monument Association, 1971. Wraps. First Edition. 24 pp. Light green heavy paper wraps with staple binding, slight sunning to edges. Very clean within.
Inscribed by Horace Albright (1890-1987) to Edward M. Riley, an historian who specialized in the structures of Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia. Albright was the second Director of the National Park Service (1929-1933) and credited for much of its professionalization and expansion in the early years. Albright served under the first Director, Stephen Mather, starting at the founding of the NPS and at times served as a shadow director during that time while Mather was immobilized with manic-depression. Very Good.
Seattle: National Park Service Pacific Northwest Region, 1995. Wraps. First Edition. vii, 210 pp. 4to. Green card stock wraps with black printed titling to cover and spine. Errata slip laid in.
Administrative History of Fort Clatsop, the reconstructed fort that was the location of Lewis & Clark and the Corps of Discovery's winter headquarters in 1805-1806. Fine.
Washington DC: Department of the Interior, National Park Service, 1938. Hardcover. Second Edition. Second Edition, revised and greatly enlarged. ix, 200; v, 212; v, 192 pp. 4to. Three volumes bound as one: Part I-Administration and Basic Service Facilities, Part II-Recreational and Cultural Facilities, Part III-Overnight and Organized Camp Facilities. All three parts bound together in full green buckram, gilt letters including the name of the former owner, James T. O'Toole, on the front cover. Laid in is a typed letter from National Park Service Director Arno B. Cammerer, who signs, conveying this book to a H.B. Stephenson at Zion National Park for the library, dated July 22, 1938.
The quintessential tome that set the design standards for what we now view as "Park Service Architecture.".....
New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1943. Hardcover. First Edition. xi, 350 pp. 8vo. Dust jacket has considerable wear and chipping at edges, small losses at head and foot of spine, now in mylar cover. Light tan cloth boards with red title patch at spine. Interior very clean, previous owner's name in ink on first free endpaper, three newspaper reviews clipped and pasted into the rear blank pages. Very Good / Good.
Seattle, WA/Salt Lake City, UT: Ranger Doug Enterprises/Paragon Press. Hardcover. First Printing. xvii, 206 pp. Folio. Clean, crisp copy with dust jacket in mylar cover. Brown ribbon binding and miniature silkscreen print of Grand Teton National Park inserted in tipped in folder at rear.
A stupendous volume that documents Douglas "Ranger Doug" Leen's decades-long quest to preserve and celebrate the unique contributions of the Work Projects Administration (WPA) to visual arts in our National Parks in the 1930s and 1940s. Leen has extended that tradition into the present with his company's production of additional National Park posters drawing inspiration from the original 14 posters that he has found and preserved. A fascinating story, this volume is signed by "Ranger Doug" on the title page. Fine.....
San Francisco, CA: Cranium Press, 1973. Pamphlet. First Edition. Folded pamphlet/broadside that is 8.5"x11" and unfolds to 12"x22". Ivory paper with woodcut illusrations, letterpress printed.
Publication by a group known as People For a Golden Gate National Recreation Area (PFGGNRA) that was advocating for an even greater expansion of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area which was established in 1972. Fine.
Denver, CO: National Park Service Intermountain Region, 2000. Wraps. First Edition. xxiii, 825 pp. 4to. White card stock wraps with black printed titling to cover and spine. "Duplicate" stamped in blue ink on title page.
Administrative History of Pipe Spring National Monument, established in 1923. Fine.
n.d. Wraps. As. 23 pp. 8vo. Muted yellow wraps with illustration of San Jose de Tumacacori on cover. Minor scuffing from shelf wear. Clean within and illustrated with numerous black & white photographs.
President Theodore Roosevelt designated Mission of San Jose de Tumacácori a National Monument in 1908, in 1990 it became part of the newly established Tumacácori National Historical Park. Likely dates to the 1930s, Frank Pinkley died in 1940. Very Good.
Washington DC: Government Printing Office, 1908-1915. Wraps. First Edition. 30, 14, 18, 14, 14 pp. 8vo. Gray paper wraps with previous owner's name and address stamp on the front cover, as well as a library withdrawl stamp. Fading to top of front cover. Interior clean with only indication of it being ex-library is a library stamp at the head of the title page. Four plates illustrate the report, four photographs and three drawings of before-and-after of Spruce Tree House "repairs" that would likely not past muster today.
Established in 1906, very early reports on the administration and "restoration" of Mesa Verde National Park. Very Good.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1964. Wraps. First Edition. xi, 406, [viii] pp. 4to. Rust cloth boards with dark blue spine with gold and silver embossed titling. Clean within.
Biography of Frank Jay Haynes (1853-1921) was the official photographer of Yellowstone National Park and also ran a photography concession within the park. Haynes Company published many guides to Yellowstone, as well as running a lucrative photography business. Haynes' son, Jack Ellis Haynes took over the business upon his father's death. Jack Haynes wife, Isabel M. Haynes has inscribed this book on the second free endpaper. Very Good.
San Francisco, CA: National Park Service, Western Regional Office, 1977. Spira Bound. First Edition. 119 pp. Gray paper cover with black plastic spiral binding. Minor soiling to covers, clean within. Illustrated with both photograhs and drawings Previous owner's name in ink on the front cover and on head of text block.
An internal historical survey of the rustic architecture that dominated the National Park Service in the early years and remains iconic to this day. Also important in that it lists individuals involved in both the design of structures and landscape within the Western Division in the early 1930s during the heighth of the building focus in conjunction with the WPA and CCC. OCLC reveals only copies in microform or reproduced from microform. Very Good.....
Mesa Verde, CO: Mesa Verde Museum Association, . Wraps. First Edition. 52 pp. Oblong Folio. Blue paper wraps with stylized southwest illustrations on cover. Light soiling overall, evidence of price tag removal on cover and first title page. Clean within.
Photographically illustrated piece on the history and uses of the structures at Mesa Verde National Park, established June 29, 1906. Very Good.