PIG-TAIL DAYS IN OLD SEATTLE.

(Portland, Oregon: Metropolitan Press, 1937). 204 x 140 mm. (8 x 5 1/2"). 1 p.l. (half title), 178 pp. FIRST EDITION.

Publisher's marigold yellow buckram, pictorial endpapers. In original illustrated dust jacket. With four plates and numerous illustrations in the text by Florenz Clark. Half title inscribed to Jessie L. Bass by the author. Prospectus laid in. Dust jacket a little rubbed at spine ends and corners but still fine, and the book IN MINT CONDITION.

This is a very fine presentation copy of this entertaining history of the major streets in Seattle, intended for a young audience. Author Sarah Sophia Frye Bass (1867-1947) was the granddaughter of one of the founders of that city, Arthur A. Denny, and she grew up on stories of the early pioneer days. In addition to writing books on Seattle's beginnings, she also donated books and money to establish the Sophie Frye Bass Library at the Seattle Museum of History and Industry. The present copy of her first book is inscribed to her husband's younger sister, Jessie.
(CBJ1802)