Olympia: O.C. White, State Printer, 1891. First Edition. Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Good. Item #005508601
Good copy in the original blue cloth stamped in gilt and blind, gold state seal on front cover, patterned endpapers (inner hinges split; small ink notes to endpaper; a few smudges to text). NICE PROVENANCE: with the signature of George Dysart, a leading member of the Washington State House of Representatives in the year of publication. W.F. Prossser's "A History of the Puget Sound Country", Dysart is noted as havinfg come "west in 1889 and became a citizen of the newly admitted state of Washington. He hung out his shingle as a practicing attorney in Centralia in the month of August of that year, and he has ever since been in the front rank of the legal fraternity of the city. He has been active in politics, and on the Republican ticket was elected in 1890 to the state legislature. During the following session he was a prominent member of the lower house, and instituted many bills for the improvement of public affairs in the state; he was the author of the Committing bill, which provided for the committing of boys to the state reform school; he was also appointed a committee of one to re-district the state for judicial purposes. In 1896 Mr. Dysart was elected prosecuting attorney of Lewis county, and served the county very ably in that capacity for his term of two years. His private practice is large; he is attorney for a number of the lumber companies in the vicinity of Centralia, among them the Centralia Shingle Mills, the McCormic Lumber Company, the H. J. Miller Lumber Company, the Salzer Valley Lumber Company and the H. H. Martin Lumber Company. He also represents sixteen large fire insurance companies. At the first city election in Centralia he was chosen police judge, in 1890 was appointed justice of the peace for the county, has served as deputy county assessor, and in all matters affecting the public interest of city or county he has been a leading spirit."