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Some Other Publications of
John H. Williams
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"A noteworthy edition of a charming book, in which Winthrop broke what was then virgin soil. The text is of historical importance; the illustrations are works of art - The Sun, New York.
The Canoe and the Saddle
By Theodore Winthrop
To which are now first added his Western Letters and Journals. Edited with an Introduction and Notes by John H. Williams. Royal 8vo., with 16 plates in color, 48 halftones, and 60 text etchings. Bound in half parchment (leather); gilt top; boxed. Price $5.00 net. Three-quarters morocco, $8.00. Three-quarters levant, full gilt, $10.00. By express, 30 cents extra.
"'The Canoe and the Saddle,' Winthrop's treasure-house of information concerning Indian life and the ways of the wilderness frontier, was frequently republished during the thirty years following its first appearance in 1862; but since out of print, it stood out of danger of being forgotten by all except students of the history of the West. Mr. Williams, himself an authority on that history, and a valuable contributor to its literature, deserves thanks for this carefully edited, well printed, and capitally illustrated new issue of the work. It is not a mere reprint, but a definitive edition, expertly annotated by one who has taken fullest cognizance throughout of the reader's probable unfamiliarity with early far western conditions." - The New York Tribune.
"From the faraway Northwest comes this volume of particular interest to New Englanders . . . . 'The Canoe and the Saddle' is a classic of frontier adventure. With his Western journals and letters, which have now been added, it enhances greatly the interest that attaches to the attractive author. Winthrop was shot at Great Bethel, in June, 1861. He was but thirty-two, and gallantry of service and nobility of character were embodied in this descendant of one of the foremost Bay State settlers. Every care possible has been expended by Mr. Williams in preparing this volume, which is a perfect record of one who, though begotten by New England, is a hero to the now populous Northwest, which he so ably and fascinatingly interpreted in its frontier days." - The Transcript, Boston.
"As both editor and publisher, Mr. Williams deserves high credit for the diligence and study he has put into his elaborately illustrated and annotated work." - The Dial, Chicago.
"Winthrop's great work is not of the kind that one readily forgets, but it is none the less pleasant to be reminded of it by such an edition. This is an historical document of the highest value and in most attractive form. Its editor has been particularly fortunate in his annotations and his illustrations. The volume as a whole is a full justification of the elaborate care expended in its preparation. Mr. Williams is to be congratulated upon the successful performance of a work valuable alike to American history and to that section with which it deals." - The Argonaut, San Francisco.
"Mr. Williams has rendered a distinct service to American letters and history in republishing Winthrop's account of his famous journey sixty years ago in the Northwest. To present day readers, this frontier classic will come, with its remarkable freshness of presentation and strong stamp of individuality, like a new revelation. It gives a brilliant picture of frontier conditions in early Washington and Oregon, as they appeared to a keen and imaginative young observer." - The New York Times.
"No other Pacific Coast book has such a prodigal yet representative wealth of pictures. Much of the present edition is new. The admirable notes add to one's understanding of the history of the 'Oregon Country.' " - The Oregonian, Portland.
John H. Williams' Illustrated Books About The Great Mountains.
The Mountain That Was "God"
New edition, revised and greatly enlarged. Large 8vo., with 190 illustrations (8 in colors) of Mt. Ranier (Tacoma), its glaciers, canyons, forests and upland flower "parks."
The Guardians of the Columbia
Large 8vo., with 210 illustrations (8 in colors) of Mt. Hood, Mt. Adams and Mt. St. Helens, and of the Columbia River and its forests.
Yosemite and its High Sierra
Large 8vo., with 8 four-color plates from paintings by Chris Jorgensen, maps, and more than 210 halftones, now first presenting the scenery of the Yosemite National Park as a whole.
Uniform Styles and Prices
Edition De Luxe, in ooze leather, watered linings, gilt top. In box, $2.50 net; express 16 cents.
Library Edition, in stout art crash, $1.50 net; express 16 cents.
"By these handsomely illustrated volumes, Mr. Williams has rendered a service of great value to all nature-loving Americans." - New York Evening Post.
"There is an attractive boldness about the title, 'The Mountain That Was "God,"' which goes with John H. Williams' illustrated book on Mt. Tacoma, blunderingly, though officially, called Rainier. Mr. William has done his duty very thoroughly by the great landmark of which he writes. Of course, it is to the Indians and their legends that be owes his title." - New York World.
"In Mr. John H. Williams' fascinating new book of pictures and text about the majestic western mountains, 'The Guardians of the Columbia,' the author's descriptive power rises equal to his task of painting on a grand scale what the band of God has so magnificently laid out. He sees the geological ages at work uplifting here an ocean bed, here an island, folding the earth's crust, molding colossal mountain barriers, planting the forests. Fascinating are the Indian legends whereby the bronze aborigines attempted to account for these marvels. Especially interesting is the story of the birth of the great mountains, told in the author's eloquent and graphic text." - Louisville Courier-Journal.
"We have decided to include in our list of Best Books of 1914 your 'Yosemite and its High Sierra.'" - New York State Library, Albany.
"Mr. Williams' splendid new book surpasses his best previous works. Volumes have been written and countless pictures published of Yosemite Valley, but he gives us something different. He takes us into the High Sierra, where nature is in its wildest and also it most beautiful moods. It is a new Yosemite that he describes and pictures, and one finishes the book feeling that not one visit but many would be needed to gain a comprehensive knowledge of Yosemite's grandeurs." - Los Angeles Express.
"A book of brief but valuable text and magnificent new pictures; a book to own and enjoy; and emphatically a book to send to friends whom one would have know 'the glory of alpine California.'" - San Francisco Bulletin.