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The Historie of the World: in Five Books

Author: 
Sir Walter Raleigh, 1552?-1618
Publication Information: 
London: Printed for G. Lathum and R. Young, 1634
Location: 
Special Collections Rare Book Collection
Call Number: 
D57.R183 1634
September, 2017

Though not our oldest book, Sir Walter Raleigh’s Historie of the World, in five books is a favorite item to share with visitors.

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Stick chart of the Marshall Islands

Publication Information: 
Place of publication not identified: publisher not identified, 1977?
Location: 
Special Collections Rare Book Collection
Call Number: 
GA390.S753 1977
August, 2017

Summer is often a time of travel, and however we choose to go, a map is often close at hand to guide us on our journey. Stick charts are an unusual form of map, or nautical chart that were created and used by the Marshallese people to navigage their corner of the Pacific Ocean (Marshall Islands) where they travelled by canoe. 

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Fly-fishing pioneers and legends of the northwest

Author: 
Jack W. Berryman
Publication Information: 
Seattle, Wash.: Northwest Fly Fishing
Location: 
Special Collections Fly Fishing Collection
Call Number: 
SH456.P47 2006
July, 2017

The Northwest, as defined by Jack Berryman for purposes of the book, Fly-fishing pioneers and legends of the Northwest, embraces British Columbia, California, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington state. It is a broad geographic area with its own unique fly-fishing history and mystique.

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The form and order of the service that is to be performed and the ceremonies that are to be observed in the coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in the abbey church of St. Peter Westminster on Tuesday the second day of June 1953

Author: 
Church of England
Publication Information: 
Worcester, Massachusetts: Achille J. St. Onge, 1953
Location: 
Special Collections Rare Book Collection
Call Number: 
BX5147.C6 A3 1953c
June, 2017

The coronation of Queen Elizabeth II took place on June 2, 1953 at Westminster Abbey. She ascended the throne on February 6, 1952, following the death of her father, King George VI. The delay was necessitated by both the protocols around mourning (three months) and the meticulous planning required. 

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Chrysomela: a selection from the lyrical poems of Robert Herrick

Author: 
Robert Herrick; arranged with notes by Francis Turner Palgrave
Publication Information: 
London and New York: Macmillan and Company, 1892
Location: 
Special Collections Fly Fishing Collection
Call Number: 
PR3511.P17 1892
May, 2017

Robert Herrick (1591-1674) was a seventeenth-century poet, vicar, and Cambridge man, who never married. His writing centered on pastoral themes reflecting English country life and customs. His own career as vicar was briefly interrupted by the English Civil War, but he regained his position after the restoration of Charles II.

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The Compleat Angler, or, The contemplative man’s recreation

Author: 
Walton, Izaak, 1593-1683; illustrated by Arthur Rackham, 1867-1939.
Publication Information: 
New York: Weathervane Books, 1975
Location: 
Special Collections Fly Fishing Collection
Call Number: 
SH433.A 1975
April, 2017

The Compleat Angler, is a classic angling book first published in 1653. With countless subsequent editions, it rivals the St. James version of the Bible as the most frequently reprinted book in the English language. The author -- Izaak Walton -- continually expanded the text throughout the course of his life, with the final (5th) version completed in 1676.

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Totem Flyfishers Dean River: Forty Seasons on the River, 1976 to 2015

Author: 
Arthur James Lingren
Publication Information: 
[Campbell River, British Columbia: Gwen Kushner, 2016]
Location: 
Fly Fishing Collection
Call Number: 
SH572.B8 L564 2016
January, 2017

Renowned for its summer run steelhead, the Dean River is a dream destination for many. For the Totem Flyfishers of British Columbia, it's been an annual tradition since 1976. This book is an illustrated history of their expeditions, featuring the individuals, the camps, the catches, and even the farewells - as two club members' ashes were scattered on the waters during summer excursions.

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Barney Scout Mann & the Pacific Crest Trail

Barney Scout Mann to Discuss His Recent Book ‘The Pacific Crest Trail: Exploring America’s Wilderness Trail’

Pacific Crest Trail historian and avid backpacker Barney Scout Mann will speak about the history of the trail and the publication it inspired at Western Libraries at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 23 in the Reading Room (Wilson Library, 4 Central). The event is free and open to the public.
 

A backpacker for 50 years, Barney Scout Mann was 13 when he went on his first 50-miler – a week-long backpack in the Sierra Nevada. In 2007, he and his wife Sandy thru-hiked the Pacific Crest Trail, spending more than five months walking a 2,650-mile continuous line from Mexico to Canada. The New York Times calls Mann “the informal historian for the trail” and Backpacker Magazine calls him a “geek for trail history.”

Earlier this year, Mann co-authored the Pacific Crest Trail Association’s new book, The Pacific Crest Trail: Exploring America’s Wilderness Trail, along with Mark Larabee. The book tells the gripping saga of this true American wilderness trail through a series of 250 historic and scenic photographs. It was recently named “Book of the Year” by Backpacker Magazine.

During his presentation, Mann will present stories, photos and videos from the trail, followed by book sales and signings.

 

This talk is being offered as part of the Heritage Resources Distinguished Speakers program, which are events featuring presenters who are authorities in their respective fields and who have used Heritage Resources collections significantly in their research. 

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El partido de José Martí

Author: 
Pedro Pablo Rodríguez
Publication Information: 
Matanzas, Cuba: Ediciones Vigía, 2013
Location: 
Rare Book Collection
Call Number: 
N7433.4.R636 P35 2013
December, 2016

Jose Marti was a writer and revolutionary who lived in Cuba from 1853 until his untimely death in 1895.  Referred to as the "Apostle of Cuban Independence,” Marti’s name became a symbol for liberty and intellectual freedom not just in Cuba, but throughout Latin America.  He fought with pen and sword for Cuba's independence from Spain, and was ultimately killed in battle for that cause.  Seven years after hi

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Campus History with Heritage Resources

The Fall 2016 edition of Heritage Highlights is now available! In this issue we explore Western's 620 High Street, circa 1950, University Archives.campus history, including a timeline of past presidents, the development of the university's physical and built environment, and recollections and reminiscences of former faculty and staff told through oral histories.

Heritage Resources is a division of Western Libraries which includes the Center for Pacific Northwest Studies, Special Collections, and University Archives & Records Management.

Image: 620 High Street, circa 1950, University Archives.

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