1952 1st year edition; SIGNED BY PERCY MADDUX on half-title page; Binfords & Mort publishers, Portland, Oregon; hardbound in green boards with silver lettering on cover and spine; has some fading on cover and, especially the spine - see pics; pages are clean and unmarked; includes black and white photos; no dust jacket.
from Chapter 1, The Old Oregon Country:
What we call the old Oregon country contained the present states of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and parts of Montana and Wyoming. Then as now the Columbia River rose in the Rocky Mountains of Canada, flowed south through the present state of Washington, and turned abruptly west to the sea, hearing "no sound save his own dashings" - unless it might be the hum of mosquitoes on the lower river in summer, the splashing of fish, the singing of birds, the crackling of underbrush, or the native jargon of Indians.
In the eighteenth century, so wild and unknown was the Pacific Northwest of American that Jonathan Swift made it the locale of a part of his fantastic Gulliver's Travels...