Lot 30 of 455:
Volumes 1 & 2 of Harriman's Alaska   

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$450
Estimate:
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Title:
Alaska. Volumes 1 & 2 of the Harriman Alaska series
Author:
Burroughs, John, John Muir, et al
Place:
New York
Publisher:
John Murray
Date:
1901
Description:

2 volumes (of 12, but complete in themselves). 124 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 85 are photogravures, by Edward Curtis and others, as well as maps and numerous text illustrations. (4to) original gilt decorated green cloth, top edges gilt, in green cloth dust wrapper. First 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. Bookplate of explorer Henry G. Bryant on front pastedown.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Corners bumped; wear and rubbing to extremities; some light foxing; overall very good.
 
Item number:
306607
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