Chicago: Pioneer Historical Publishing Company, 1927. First Edition. Deep brown cloth, resembling leather with titling in gilt on the spine with four bands. Front cover impressed with decorative border and oak leaf clusters in the corner. 10" x 7.25", Vol. 1 pp. xxvii, 1-602, other volumes similar length. Very nice set with clean tight interiors, only interior defect of note is a blacked out name or number on each title page, about 1" in length. Attractively coordinated green marbled endpapers match the edges, marbled on all three sides. Covers, have light edge wear at the bottom an corners, but no wear through. Profusely illustrated with historical photos of scenes from the county, photographs of early settlers and dignitaries.
W. P. Bonney was Secretary of the Washington State Historical Society and Curator of the Ferry Magazine. His parents were among the early settlers coming across the Oregon Trail by oxcart in the early 1850's. His family migrated to America in 1634 from England aboard the Hercules. Near fine / not issued. Item #1424
"During the year 1838, Jason Lee, the Methodist divine who had come to Oregon in 1834 and established a mission in the Willamette Valley, visited Nisqually with the intention of locating a mission school." (p 26).