WHEN SEATTLE WAS A VILLAGE.

(Portland, Oregon: Metropolitan Press, 1947). 204 x 140 mm. (8 x 5 1/2"). 1 p.l. (half title), 209 pp. FIRST EDITION.

Publisher's tan buckram, pictorial endpapers. In original illustrated dust jacket. With five plates and numerous illustrations in the text by Florenz Clark. Dust jacket with short splits along two folds, a little creasing to front, and slight fraying to head edge, but the book in fine condition inside and out.

This is a charming collection of pioneer tales from the descendant of several early settlers. Lifelong Seattle resident Sarah Sophia Frye Bass (1867-1947) shares stories of the earliest days of the settlement, the Native peoples in the area, the growing city, and the exploits of the first families. In addition to writing books on Seattle's beginnings, Mrs. Bass also donated books and money to establish the library that bears her name at the Seattle Museum of History and Industry.
(CBJ1803)