Lot 8: Volumes 1 & 2 of Harriman's Alaska

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Lot 8

Volumes 1 & 2 of Harriman's Alaska . Heading: (Alaska). Author: Burroughs, John, John Muir, et al. Title: Alaska. - Volumes 1 & 2 of the Harriman Alaska series. Place Published: Garden City. Publisher: Doubleday, Page & Co. Date Published: 1902. Description: 2 volumes (of 12, but complete in themselves). Illustrated. (Large 8vo) original green cloth, stamped in gilt, top edges gilt, cloth dust jackets. 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 75 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. Condition:

Estimate: $500-800

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