Oak Harbor, WA: George B. Astel, 1934. 1st. Original wrappers. First Edition. "Published in a limited edition of 250 copies, this copy being No. 8. The plates have been destroyed". INSCRIBED by the author. 8vo. 108 pp. Portrait illustration. Bibliography. Stiff marbled brown wrappers with gilt lettering; yapped page edges. Light wear to extremites; rubbing to spine ends; else a near fine copy of this scarce first edition on the early history of Whidbey Island. Item #17970
"Prepared as a Master's thesis in Northwest history" - Foreword. "Kellogg's research material intended for a master's thesis which was never completed, became a series of articles in the [Island County farm bureau news], Oak Harbor ... and then collected to form this book, a valuable account of island history through the turn of the century" - Island County Historical Society. Includes chapters on Colonel Isaac Neff Ebey (1818-1857) the first permanent white resident of Whidbey Island; missionaries; Native Americans; early settlers; "big business" and much more.