San Juan Islands: The Cronstadt of the Pacific. Archie W. Shiels.
San Juan Islands: The Cronstadt of the Pacific

San Juan Islands: The Cronstadt of the Pacific

Juneau: Empire Printing Company, 1938. Limited Edition. Leather Binding. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Very Good. Item #005489280

275pp., with engraved map frontis. Original red morocco boards, with gilt titles and decorations. Marbled endpapers. One of 500 copies printed; this copy un-numbered, and is one of an unknow number bound in leather (Presentation copies for the author?) Rubbing to the edgestop edge a bit dust soiled, else Very Good. This copy is inscribed to Daniel B. Trefethen (1876-1970), prominent Seattle lawyer and President of the Seattle Public Library Board: Sometimes in the evenings/ one sits gazing into the fire/ and letting his memory screen/ depict the past. Old days and old/ friends bring back happy memories/ to the screen. For us none are brighter than our meetings with our good friends the Trefethens. (signed) Nina Beth and Archie/ Christmas 1938 // "The original boundary treaty between the United States and Great Britain was signed in 1846, but this treaty left in limbo the exact boundary line through the San Juan Islands in Puget Sound. Great Britain claimed a line that would deed the Islands to that country, but by then there were a number of American settlers in the Islands who felt otherwise. This led to some disputes, including the famed San Juan Islands 'Pig War.' The dispute was finally sent to a commission headed by the German Emperor William I of the recently united German Empire. After much arbitration, he handed down his final decision on October 21, 1872, which gave the Islands to the United States. This was the resolution of the last boundary dispute between the two nations." - Tweney. Smith 9429; Tweney 69.

Price: $150.00

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