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Volumes 1 & 2 of Harriman's Alaska   

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Alaska. - Volumes 1 & 2 of the Harriman Alaska series

Burroughs, John, John Muir, et al


John Murray



2 volumes (of 12, but complete in themselves). 122 plates with tissue guards, of which 39 are color-printed (14 chromolithograph landscape views by R. Swain Gifford and Fred S. Dellenbaugh) including frontispieces, numerous letterpress illustrations. 16 plates of birds, 2 of mammals, and 7 of flowers and 83 are photogravures, by Edward Curtis and others, as well as maps and numerous text illustrations. (8vo), original gilt decorated red cloth, top edges gilt. First UK Edition.

Financed and organized by Edward H. Harriman, the expedition in the summer of 1899 brought a party of 25 scientists and others to coastal Southeastern and Southern Alaska, the Aleutians, and the Bering Sea. The entire series contains a total of 56 papers by various authors, notable among them John Muir, John Burroughs, George Bird Grinnell (the authors of the first volume). Edward S. Curtis was one of the photographers in the group and the first 2 volumes contain numerous Curtis photogravures, as well as many by C. Hart Merriam and others. Volumes 1 and 2 include writings on History, Geography, Resources, Narratives, Glaciers, and Natives of Alaska.

Lot Amendments

Some fading to spine strips, light rubbing to extremities with mild bumps to bottom corners; vol. 2 hinges cracked but firm, a solid set; very good.

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